Seven Spring 2017 Shows to (Seriously) Salivate Over
January 3rd, 2017
by Josh Ferri
Let's talk about the seven Broadway plays and musicals we're most excited to see in the spring of 2017.
As the TV spot says, “What more do you need to know?” Bette Midler is Dolly Levi, and she’s surrounded by a fantastic roster of co-stars. Plus, she has Tony winners Jerry Zaks & Warren Carlyle crafting the whole thing. It’s going to be the event of the spring.
After rave reviews from London, expectations are high for this modern musical adaptation of the classic comedy. The show pairs two-time Tony nominee Andy Karl with the team from Matilda, and that sounds like a combination we’ll want to see over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over.
After seeing this gem at Paper Mill, I can’t wait to curl up and cry at the Jacobs Theatre watching this absolutely beautiful musical about a big band comprised of WWII vets living with PTSD. I’m counting the seconds until I can hear Laura Osnes singing “Welcome Home” and "Love Will Come and Find Me Again" all in one night.
This absolutely hysterical (and then super moving) play about a young gay man who just might never find love in New York City had me living my life when it premiered off-Broadway. It was so funny that I did a full-out spit take on the poor patron in front of me at one point. Can’t wait to see it (and Gideon Glick's starring performance) again and laugh the night away on Broadway.
There’s a new date night show for people in their 30s/late 20s and it’s the lush, romantic musical adaptation of the cartoon Anastasia. (It's also a show you can bring the whole family too, if that's your scene.) And this cast is lit AF. They are going to crush it.
TBH, I am DYING to see Ms. Sally Field perform that Amanda/Laura “deception” scene with newcomer Madison Ferris. Now add in Joe Mantello, Finn Wittrock, & Tony-winning director Sam Gold, and February 7 can’t get here soon enough.
7. Miss Saigon
Having seen Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones performances in London, I don’t think NYC is quite prepared for how blown away we are all going to be by this stunning revival. The direction and performances really elevate it to something original and electrifying. (PS: Alistair Brammer is def. spring B'way bae.)