Photos: New York, New York Opens on Broadway
The new Broadway musical New York, New York opened Wednesday, April 26, at the St. James Theatre. Check out photos from the curtain call below.
Inspired by the 1977 Martin Scorsese film that starred Robert De Niro and Liza Minnelli, New York, New York has a book by David Thompson and Sharon Washington, songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and additional lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Susan Stroman directs and choreographs. The film’s screenplay was written by Earl M. Rauch.
According to an official description, “It is 1946, the war is over, and a resurgent New York is beginning to rebuild. As steel beams swing overhead, a collection of artists has dreams as big and diverse as the city itself. Among them is Francine Evans, a young singer just off the bus from Philly, who is destined for greatness. At least, until she encounters New York native Jimmy Doyle, a brilliant but disillusioned musician looking for his ‘major chord’ in life: music, money, love. The odds of both achieving all three are slim. But if they can make it there, they can make it anywhere.”
(All images © Tricia Baron)