With the Tony Awards around the corner, I decided to share my list of favorite musicals this season. The 2015 Tony Awards will be on June 7th at Radio City Music Hall and I am so excited!
Breathtaking scenery and costumes, creative choreography, plus knockout performances by Kelli O’Hara & Ken Watanabe equals a new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I that will delight you! Directed by Bartlett Sher, this classic musical recently received 9 Tony Award Nominations. Having only seen the 1956 movie version, which has always bored me, I went in with low expectations. This production far exceeded them – even the songs that I don’t particularly like were sung beautifully and the overall show was so entertaining that it held my interest throughout. Click here to read our full review.
To see or not to see? Something Rotten is the answer to any question. Broadway’s new comedy musical will make you laugh so hard, you’ll bruise your ribs. You will never be able to look at an omelette again without cracking up. The constant Shakespeare puns and references are flawlessly integrated into the witty dialogue. With a smirk on your face, you’ll find yourself recognizing all those quotes you had to memorize back in the day. There are also numerous pokes at other Broadway shows, so theater fans will get a thrill each time they catch a reference. Go see the show ASAP– you’ll thank me later. Click here to read our full review.
The show that makes you feel like a kid again! It tells the story of author J.M. Barrie (Matthew Morrison), the man who wrote Peter Pan, and the story of how he came to create character of Peter. This show is a true masterpiece, from the cute kids who inspired J.M. Barrie, to the performance of “Stronger,” to the extraordinary cast which includes Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer, and Laura Michelle Kelly. You will definitely have a magical time. Get your tickets now!
Fun Home is not just musical about a lesbian and her gay father. Fun Home, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, takes you on a journey not often shown on a Broadway stage. The musical tells Bechdel’s story (she is portrayed in the show by three different actresses, all different ages) and how she tries to find herself and become happy and content with the person who she is and her sexuality. The musical played off-Broadway last year to critical acclaim and sold out its entire run. Directed by Sam Gold, it has a cast of Broadway legends including Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn and newcomer Sydney Lucas, who I hope will win the Tony. Sydney is so powerful and emotional. Go see it now before it wins tons of Tonys and the ticket prices go up.
Hop on board the train and prepare yourself for a wild ride On the Twentieth Century! Directed by Scott Ellis and starring Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher, and Andy Karl, OTTC is a bundle of fun that keeps you entertained from start to finish. With great dance numbers and comedic bits, you will be tapping along in your seat. Click here to read our full review.