Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over. The New York Times says SIX “TOTALLY RULES!” (Critic's Pick) and The Washington Post hails SIX as “Exactly the kind of energizing, inspirational illumination this town aches for! The Broadway season got supercharged!”
Adrianna Hicks, Andrea Macasaet, Abby Mueller, Brittney Mack, Samantha Pauly, Joy Woods
The sensational tango musical VOLVER by TANGO LOVERS comes back to the USA stages this Fall. The multiple times awarded as Best Show and Best Production of the year, TANGO LOVERS COMPANY made its comeback with VOLVER, the show that is mesmerizing all audiences across the Americas. The story of Tango dancers, musicians, singers who travel the world together with the TANGO genre and their return to their place of origin to tell and transmit with their art, endless stories, through different characters which take center stage during the show. VOLVER, an iconic tango piece from the vast repertory of Carlos Gardel is a meaningful title for many reasons. The show pays tribute to those places and people that marked the history of the company and its return to the stages after difficult times for humanity. Created by the Uruguayan singer and producer Alfredo Lerida who gave a distinctive imprint to the genre opening up to all generations and cultures, VOLVER is staged by a live orchestra, dancers and singers from Argentina and Uruguay who will make you live the passion and sensuality of tango for an experience you will never forget.
"Monarcas” is a collection of short stories that celebrates the contributions and sacrifices by Mexican immigrants to and for the USA. It is named after the most inspiring immigrant, the monarch butterfly, whose voyage across North America reminds us of a world without borders. Through folkloric dance, live music, and dance theater, this first version of “Monarcas” is comprised of two short stories. The first commemorates soldiers of the US armed forces who, in the mid 1900’s, served a country that both embraced and rejected them. The second short story celebrates the arduous dedication and hard work across generations of vineyard laborers who, led by their family matriarchs, become the owners of their vineyards and proud makers of California wine. Both stories, told entirely through dance and music, embrace immigrant dreams and their realization.
A fusion of live music and dance, combining Salsa and Flamenco, DIME QUIÉN SOY is a passionate reflection of cultural identity by Nélida Tirado who stumbles upon flamenco accidentally upon her mother's desires to keep her connected to the roots of her native Puerto Rican dance traditions of Bomba and Plena. This embarks her on a triumphant and challenging journey between bomba, salsa, and flamenco "dancing between cultures" in celebration of her authentic self where music and dance transcends and blurs lines of politics, race, and identity. Featuring original music by Gonzalo Grau.
An American mother and daughter living in the shadow of a tragic accident find joy, memories, and undreamt-of opportunities while on vacation in 1950s Florence. Heralded as a new direction for musical theater when it opened on Broadway, The Light in the Piazza won six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score for Adam Guettel, who—following in the footsteps of his grandfather Richard Rodgers—brought surprising chromatic complexity to his lush, romantic songs, and took the adventurous step of including untranslated Italian lyrics and dialogue to better capture this cross-cultural love story. Director Chay Yew (Cambodian Rock Band) and Tony-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles (The King & I, City Center’s Sunday in the Park with George) embark on a deeply personal exploration of the material, transmuting the musical’s drama of encounter across barriers of language, culture, and ability into something as essential as it is revelatory.
Nominated for 10 Tony Awards and winner of six Academy Awards for the iconic Carol Reed film adaptation, Lionel Bart’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist has been a household name since its premiere in 1960. Yet Oliver! hasn’t been seen on a New York City stage since its Broadway revival nearly 40 years ago. The story of a child who dares to trust in others, search for love, and ask for more in London’s seedy underworld, Bart’s coming-of-age classic finds new life in this landmark Encores! revival featuring Lilli Cooper (Nancy), Raúl Esparza (Fagin), Julian Lerner (The Artful Dodger), Tam Mutu (Bill Sikes), Brad Oscar (Mr. Bumble), Benjamin Pajak (Oliver), and Mary Testa (Widow Corney). Intended for everyone ages 10+
An award-winning new indie-rock musical, presented by Prospect Theater Company. Lizard Boy tells the story of Trevor—a young man with green scaly skin—whose first date spirals into a mythic and transformative journey as he confronts villains, monsters, and himself. Will the night conclude with a kiss… or the end of the world? Following a successful run at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Prospect’s NYC Premiere production will feature the acclaimed original actor-musician cast, including show author and the composer of Marvel’s Squirrel Girl podcast, Justin Huertas, joined onstage by collaborators Kiki deLohr and William A. Williams. The production is helmed by original director Brandon Ivie. Lizard Boy is the winner of six 2021 San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, including Best Entire Production, Best Stage Direction, and Best Ensemble. The original cast recording, which is available online, has been streamed over three million times on Spotify. Photo credit, L to R: William A. Williams, Justin Huertas, and Kiki deLohr. Photo by Kevin Berne.
“Leaves you a bit happier to be alive! The songs have a tuneful brassiness and giddy rhythmic snap and the clever but soulful lyrics are always deeply felt.” – USA Today The Goodbye Girl follows the unlikely romance between Paula, a single mother who has been jilted one too many times, and Eliot, the opinionated actor who shows up – unexpectedly – on her doorstep with a lease to sublet her apartment. Songs include “A Beat Behind,” “Eliot Garfield Grant,” and “I Think I Can Play This Part.” Royalty: The Goodbye Girl is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals www.concordtheatricals.com Our unique and popular lagniappe program is expanding this season, to include a lagniappe after every performance except opening night and closing. Lagniappe Schedule May 12th- Talkback with Cast May 13th- Matinee- Broadway-1993: A talk on the 1993 Broadway season. Hosted by author Peter Filichia. May 13th- Evening- Talkback with Creative Team May 14th – An Analog Google: History, Stories and Fun Facts about The Goodbye Girl presented by Jim Jimirro, J2 Spotlight Co-founder May 18th – Looking back on the Original Broadway production of The Goodbye Girl with original cast and creatives May 19th – Talkback with Cast May 20th – Matinee- Take Two Series: An exploration of the film The Goodbye Girl (1977) May 20th- Evening- Talkback with Creative Team *Subject to change
Don’t Mess With God . . . He’ll Wash Your Feet: Journey with a group of fraternity brothers reuniting to pay tribute to one of their own. Their celebration is interrupted as they meet Jesus & the men of antiquities times, and their lives are changed forever. A toe tapping, hand clapping, shouting gospel musical!
Music by Clarice Assad Libretto by Lila Palmer Based on the short story by Oscar Wilde Commissioned by American Lyric Theater Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director The Selfish Giant was developed at American Lyric Theater under the auspices of the Composer Librettist Development Program in New York City with leadership support from The Mellon Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. With music by Clarice Assad and libretto by Lila Palmer, this world-premiere production tells the story of Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant. With great timeliness, this opera addresses themes of empathy, compassion, and togetherness as the selfish giant learns to share his bountiful garden with neighboring children. This production is suitable for the entire family!
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick Vocal Arrangements by Dianne Adams McDowell & Steven Lutvak A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is the knock-'em-dead, uproarious hit and the most-nominated show of the 2014 season. With ten Tony nominations and four wins, including Best Musical, Book, Direction and Costumes, it also earned seven Drama Desk Awards (including Best Musical), four Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Best Musical) and one Drama League Award (Best Musical). When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he's eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn't the only thing on Monty's mind.... A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is a murderous romp filled with unforgettable music, non-stop laughs and a scene-stealing role for one actor playing all eight of the doomed heirs who meet their ends in the most creative and side-splitting ways. Opera Saratoga is excited to share a new presentation of this musical comedy, with themes of love, deception, and trickery woven throughout both festival MainStage performances. Featuring former Opera Saratoga Young Artist, Eric McConnell in his first appearance as a Guest Artist as “The D’Ysquith Family” – Playing 9 roles! Conductor Laura Bergquist returns once again to the Opera Saratoga podium with David Gram as Director.
Music by Gaetano Donizetti Libretto by Giovanni Ruffini Presented at Universal Preservation Hall Sung in Italian with English Supertitles The Italian opera buffa, Don Pasquale, is Gaetano Donizetti’s most celebrated work as a musical comedy in three acts. Enjoy this bel canto classic as Dr. Malatesta and Norina’s plot unfolds, much to the surprise of her beloved Ernesto and the wealthy Don Pasquale. Featuring returning Principal and former Opera Saratoga Young Artist, Andy Papas as Don Pasquale, alongside 2023 Young Artists’ Randy Ho as Ernesto, Haley Whitney as Norina, Antonio Cruz as Dr. Malatesta, and Alexander Smith as the Notary. Directed by former Opera Saratoga Young Artist, Meaghan Deiter. Conducted by Brian Garman. This production is suitable for all audiences.
Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious family musical based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants. Best buds George and Harold have been creating comics for years, but now that they’re in 5th grade, they figure it's time to level up and write a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!! How hard could it be? With the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, Dog Man loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture. But while trying his best to be a good boy, can he save the city from Flippy the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings? Can he catch Petey, the world’s most evil cat, who has cloned himself to exact revenge on the doggy do-gooder? And will George and Harold finish their show before lunchtime?? Find out in this epic musical adventure featuring the hilarity and heart of Dav Pilkey’s beloved characters. The show is written by Kevin Del Aguila and Brad Alexander, who collaborated on the Emmy-winning series Peg + Cat on PBS, TheaterWorksUSA’s Click, Clack, Moo, and Clifford The Big Red Dog on PBS and Amazon. Dog Man: The Musical is a New York Times Critic’s Pick “You have to love a family show that makes adults laugh, too.” - New York Times “This show is perfect for everyone.” – Newsday “So @HamiltonMusical was a game-changer for Broadway shows. It was new, fresh, different, brilliant, etc. I put #DogManTheMusical in the same category. What a great way to introduce young people to the stage with something to which they can relate.” - Craig, Dog Man fan on Twitter “As Dickens might say, it’s a far, far better show they’ve done than many I’ve seen before. Dog Man should be every kid’s best friend.” – Theater Life “Epic musical adventure featuring hilarity and heart.” – New York Family “Non-stop enjoyment from beginning to end.” – Plays To See