The Broadway Collection News for March 2015

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This month in New York City, The Armory Show will bring together some of the most important artwork of the 20th and 21st centuries from the world’s leading galleries. Acclaimed as an international institution, its 16th installment will take place on Mar 5-Mar 8 at Piers 92 & 94 in Manhattan. For those looking to enhance their cultural experience, a visit to the Metropolitan Opera, now celebrating its 50 Anniversary Season, provides classic and contemporary opera with subtitles in various languages for many performances which are culturally diverse and enriching.

Part way through the month, international travelers coming from anywhere in Asia will enjoy a celebration of home during New York’s Asia Week taking place Mar 13-21. This cultural celebration can be paired with the theater by seeing The King and I. The revival of the classic show returns to Broadway as a part of the Broadway Collection and begins previews March 15. It stars stage and screen actor Ken Watanabe as the infamous King of Siam.

At month’s end, the MIScast Revue will honor a fearless woman in the theater, Fran Weissler. Fran has produced over 20 Broadway shows, including Broadway Collection members past and present such as Pippin and Chicago . The revue brings together theater stars to perform numbers for which they are entirely unsuited, resulting in hilarity. For a good laugh visit the Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday, March 30 at 8:30 pm.

Tickets for the event on the evening of the can be purchased by following this link

Broadway Collection Shows which begin previews on the Great White Way in March include:

An American in Paris (Previews March 13th, 2015 official opening April 12th, 2015.)
Finding Neverland (Previews March 15th, official opening April 15th, 2015.)
The King and I (Previews March 15th, 2015, official opening April 16th, 2015.)
It Shoulda Been You (Previews March 17th, 2015, official opening April 14th, 2015.)
SOMETHING ROTTEN! (Previews March 23rd, official opening April 22nd, 2015.)
Dr. Zhivago (Previews March 27th, 2015, official opening April 21st, 2015.)

Casting Announcements:

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s LES MISÉRABLES will welcome several new cast members for its second year on Broadway beginning Tuesday, March 3 at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Joining the cast are Tony and Oliver Award nominee Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins) as Thenardier, Erika Henningsen as Fantine, Rachel Izen as Madame Thenardier, Brennyn Lark as Eponine, Chris McCarrell as Marius and Wallace Smith as Enjolras.

The original stars of Disney’s Tony Award winning hit musical Aladdin have extended their contracts. Travelers can still see Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Tony Award nominee Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) and Courtney Reed (Jasmine) in their roles through February 21, 2016. The four actors have led the “sublime” (NY1) Aladdin company since its pilot production at Seattle’s Fifth Avenue Theatre in the summer of 2011 and garnered critical acclaim when the Broadway production opened on March 20, 2014.

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