- The Tony Awards are behind us, and underperforming shows are closing up shop.
- Hillary and Clinton, a new play starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow, closed this week. Despite critical acclaim, the play couldn't find an audience and closed before the end of its previously scheduled limited run.
- Be More Chill and The Prom, two new musicals that opened last season, have both announced closings on August 11th. But The Prom already has a future in a Netflix feature adaptation from Ryan Murphy.
- Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird made over $2 million dollars last week, a first for an American play on Broadway.
- The musical adaptation of Beetlejuice had the strongest week of its run.
love the idea that I could say "Nicole Kidman, you know that tall guy in Hadestown?" and she'd be like "yes," or "uh-huh," or maybe she'd pretend not to know, but she would know pic.twitter.com/jILJk1LDFS— Jackson McHenry (@McHenryJD) June 19, 2019
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban visited Oklahoma! and Hadestown.
Hillary Clinton went to Hadestown.
When you go to see Heidi Schreck’s “What the Constitution Means to Me” on Broadway and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the audience. Here she is leaving after going backstage: pic.twitter.com/8czZ44lS8o— Jessica Lustig (@jessicalustig) June 16, 2019
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg checked out Heidi Schreck's play What the Constitution Means to Me.
Congrats! I went to see What The Constitution Means To Me yesterday with no knowledge of what it was and I was rocked. It’s brilliant. Moving, funny and informative. It’s a must see. https://t.co/XMoDHQFD1o— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 16, 2019
Director Judd Apatow also saw What the Constitution Means to Me.
Feeling lucky, friends? Enter the lottery for a chance to score scandalously inexpensive tickets—just $29—to Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway! Details lie within... https://t.co/AIZ7Cb1Kgy pic.twitter.com/cYnrLm1eDQ— Moulin Rouge The Musical (@MoulinRougeBway) June 21, 2019
Previews for Moulin Rouge! The Musical begin on June 28th, and there is a $29 ticket lottery. See the link above for information on how to enter. The musical, based on the musical film starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, will star Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit.
Ed Harris is set to replace Jeff Daniels in Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird when he finishes his run in November. Daniels will have played lawyer Atticus Finch for a full year.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford will reprise their roles in Sunday in the Park with George on the West End, beginning in June 2020. Tickets are on sale now.
Jake will also be on Broadway this summer in Sea Wall/A Life at the Hudson Theatre, along with Tom Sturridge. The dual one-man monologues are transferring from an off-Broadway run last winter at The Public.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Freestyle Love Supreme will make its Broadway debut this fall at the Booth Theater. It's an improvised show with a rotating cast.
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Any theater plans, ONTD? Have you seen anything recently?