Two Classics Coming to Broadway in March
March 15 2017 | Events
When the Lunt-Fontanne theater opened in 1910, it had a retractable roof to keep guests cool.
And the Shubert theater holds the record for longest-running show in Broadway history. Between 1975 and 1990 A Chorus Line, which totaled an incredible 6,137 performances.
Point being: when you’re in this neighborhood, you’re surrounded by history, thousands of stories, little quirks, surprising facts, and incredible talent.
Both theaters, along with the rest of Broadway, are minutes away from our front door. And both have extraordinary and classic shows about to open (unlike the Lunt-Fontanne’s roof, which, you’ll be happy to hear, is now forever closed).
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
You know the story. Or do you? Experience this classic in a whole new way. Charlie, Grandpa Joe, Willy Wonka and all the other unforgettable characters of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are coming to the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in a new musical. The show stars two-time Tony Award® winner Christian Borle as Wonka himself and is directed by three-time Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien. You’ll hear all the beloved songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination” and “The Candy Man,” alongside a brand new score from the Grammy® and Tony-winning songwriters of Hairspray, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
Previews begin March 28th and the show officially opens April 23rd.
Hello, Dolly! Starring Bette Midler
Don’t miss Bette Midler’s return to Broadway in the classic Hello, Dolly! Midler will star in the title role as Dolly Levi — a widow, matchmaker, and world-class meddler. When Dolly tries to find a match for herself … things get interesting! This is the show’s first time back to Broadway since 1995, and it will also star Tony Award-winner David Hyde Pierce, whose most famous role was that of the psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier. The show is bursting with timeless songs, including “Before the Parade Passes By,” “It Only Takes a Moment,” “Put on Your Sunday Clothes,” and the title number, “Hello, Dolly!”
Previews begin March 15th and the show officially opens April 20th.