Broadway is back tonight!
Four musicals are re-opening, and one new play is going to previews. Hallelujah!
“Hamilton,” “The Lion King,” “Wicked,” and “Chicago” are all hitting their stages tonight for the first time since March 2020. Can we actually see all four in one night? We’ll try!
Plus: Ruben Santiago-Hudson starts previews for his one man “Lackawanna Blues” by August Wilson at Manhattan Theater Club’s Samuel Freedman Theater. Hudson plays 20 characters in the one man show which opens September 28th.
Ben Platt, star of “Dear Evan Hansen,” told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest this morning he’ll be in the audience at “Wicked.”
Over at “Chicago,” the great Lillias White comes in as prison Matron Mama Thornton, and she will undoubtedly stop the show.
“Hamilton” has the great Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, plus former Boy George (only I remember “Taboo”) and Tony nominee Euan Morton camping it up as King George III.
Meet you at Joe Allen after the shows! Welcome back! (And don’t forget the Tony Awards on September 26th.)