Five Spring Musicals To Watch Out for at the 2014 Tony Awards
January 2nd, 2014
by Josh Ferri
The Bridges of Madison County
Tony winners Bart Sher, Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown have created a lush, grown-up musical that is just too gorgeous to ignore. Leading the company is Kelli O’Hara, who pretty much gets a nomination every time she steps on stage.
Alan Cumming may not be eligible for another Tony Award, but that doesn’t mean the rest of this stellar cast, including Tony nominator favorites like Danny Burstein and Linda Emond, won’t be recognized. Also, the pairing of Michelle Williams (one of the best actresses of her generation) and Sally Bowles sounds like a slam dunk.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
The first Broadway staging of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch will definitely have New York buzzing. Returning to the stage as a transgendered German rock star, Neil Patrick Harris seems like he’s the one to beat.
Alex Timbers’ visually stunning stage adaptation of Rocky could be a knock-out come Tony time. The creative team are all geniuses, and stars Andy Karl and Margo Seibert have the kind of juicy roles that demand awards love.
Bullets Over Broadway
The combination of Woody Allen and The Producers’ Tony winner Susan Stroman sounds too good to be true. This is another show that could easily fill up the acting categories with nominations for its stars like Marin Mazzie and Helene Yorke.