This Week on Stage: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury star in 'A Little Night Music'

In the past week, two new shows have opened in New York City: A Little Night Music, a musical revival starring Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones (at left), and The Orphans Home Cycle, Part 2 — The Story of a Marriage. EW reviewers enjoyed both of them. Thom Geier gave A Little Night Music a B+ and said that star Zeta-Jones comfortably commanded the stage “as if it were just another red carpet to be conquered.” Meanwhile, Melissa Rose Bernardo also gave The Orphans Home Cycle, Part 2 — The Story of a Marriage a B+ and made the powerful proclamation that “it would be criminal to miss any of this epic journey.” Orphans Home Cycle, Part 2 is, as the title suggests, the second part of a three part play that will eventually rotate in repertory.

Even with those two openings, are you looking for something else to see on—or off—Broadway? Check out the EW.com Stage hub for up-to-date news and reviews; or consult this handy guide below, which includes links to all of our stage reviews of current shows. (Note: The reviews are typically of the show’s original casts.)

BROADWAY

The Addams Family — Musical; opens 4/8/2010

Billy Elliot — Musical; opened 11/13/08; EW grade: B+

Burn the Floor — Musical; opened 8/3/09 – 1/10/2010; EW grade: A-

Bye Bye Birdie — Musical Revival starring John Stamos; opened 10/15/2009 – 1/24/2010; EW grade: C+

Chicago — Musical Revival; opened 11/14/1996; EW grade: A+

Fela! – Musical; opened 11/23/2009; EW grade: B+

Finian’s Rainbow — Musical Revival; opened 10/29/2009; EW grade: B-

God of Carnage — Comedy starring Jimmy Smits and Christine Lahti; opened 3/22/2009; EW grade: A-

Hair — Musical Revival; opened 3/31/2009; EW grade: A-

In the Heights — Musical; opened 2/14/2009; EW grade: A-

In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play — Comedy; opens 11/19/2009 – 1/10/2010; EW grade: B-

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas — Musical Revival; 11/13/2009 – 1/3/2010

Jersey Boys — Musical; opened 11/7/2005; EW grade: A

The Lion King — Musical; opened 11/13/1997; EW grade: A+

A Little Night Music — Musical Revival starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury; EW grade: B+

Mamma Mia! — Musical; opened 10/18/2001; EW grade: B+

Mary Poppins — Musical; opened 11/16/2009; EW grade: A-

Memphis — Musical; opened 10/19/2009; EW grade: C+

The Miracle Worker — Drama Revival starring Abigail Breslin; opens 3/3/10

Next to Normal — Musical; opened 4/19/2009; EW grade: A

The Phantom of the Opera — Musical; opened 1/26/1988

Present Laughter — Comedy Revival starring Victor Garber; opens 1/24/2010

Race — Drama starring James Spader and Kerry Washington; opened 12/6/2009; EW grade: C

Ragtime — Musical Revival; opened 11/15/2009; EW grade: A

Rock of Ages — Musical; opened 4/7/2009; EW grade: C+

Shrek the Musical — Musical; opened 12/14/2008 – 1/3/2010; EW grade: B+

South Pacific — Musical Revival; opened 4/3/2008; EW grade: A

Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark — Musical starring Alan Cumming and Evan Rachel Wood; opens 2010

Superior Donuts — Drama; opened 10/1/09 – 1/3/2010; EW grade: B

The 39 Steps — Comedy; opened 1/4/2008; EW grade: B+

Time Stands Still — Drama starring Laura Linney; opens 1/28/2010

A View From the Bridge – Drama Revival starring Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson; opens 1/24/2010

West Side Story — Musical Revival; opened 3/19/2009; EW grade: B

Wicked — Musical; opened 10/30/03; EW grade: B

Wishful Drinking — Drama/Comedy starring Carrie Fisher; opened 10/4/2009 – 1/17/2010; EW grade: A-

OFF BROADWAY

Altar Boyz — Musical; opened 3/1/2005 – 1/10/2010; EW grade: B+

Avenue Q — Musical; reopened 10/21/2009; EW grade: A

Blue Man Group — Special Performance; opened 11/11/1991

The Brother/Sister Plays — Drama; opened 11/17/09 – 12/20/09; EW grade: A

The Fantasticks — Musical Revival; opened 6/16/2008; EW grade: B+

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter — Drama; opened 12/3/2009 – 12/20/09; EW grade: C+

Idiot Savant — Comedy starring Willem Dafoe; opened 11/4/2009 – 12/20/2009; EW grade: C-

Let Me Down Easy — Drama starring Anna Deavere Smith; opened 10/7/2009 – 1/4/2009; EW grade: A-

Love, Loss, and What I Wore — Drama; opened 10/1/2009; EW grade: B+

The Orphans’ Home Cycle, Part I — Drama; opened 11/20/2009; EW grade: A-

The Orphan’s Home Cycle, Part II Drama; opened 12/17/09; EW grade: B+

Our Town — Drama Revival; opened 2/26/2009

So Help Me God! — Comedy starring Kristen Johnston; opened 12/7/09 – 12/20/09; EW grade: B

The Starry Messenger — Drama starring Matthew Broderick; opened 11/23/2009 – 12/19/09; EW grade: D

Stomp — Special Performance; opened 2/27/1994

A Streetcar Named Desire — Drama starring Cate Blanchett; opened 12/2/09 – 12/20/09; EW grade: B+

This — Drama starring Julianne Nicholson; opened 12/2/09 – 1/3/2010; EW grade: B+

The Toxic Avenger Musical — Musical; opened 4/6/2009 – 1/3/2010; EW grade: B

The Understudy — Comedy starring Julie White, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Justin Kirk; opened 11/5/2009 – 1/13/2010; EW grade: B+

ELSEWHERE

The 101 Dalmatians Musical (national tour) — Musical; EW grade: B-

August: Osage County (national tour with Estelle Parsons) — Drama; EW grade: A

Dreamgirls (national tour with Syesha Mercado) — Musical; EW grade: B+

Equivocation (Los Angeles) — Drama; 11/10/2009 – 12/20/2009; EW grade: B-

(Las Vegas) — Special Performance; opened November 2004; EW grade: A-

LOVE (Las Vegas) — Musical Revue; opened 8/24/2006; EW grade: A-

Mary Poppins (Los Angeles) — Musical; 11/13/2009 – 2/7/2010; EW grade: B

Mystere (Las Vegas) — Special Performance; opened 5/25/1993; EW grade: A

Palestine, New Mexico (Los Angeles) — Drama; opened 12/13/09 – 1/24/2010

O (Las Vegas) — Special Performance; opened October 1998; EW grade: A-

Zumanity (Las Vegas) — Special Performance; opened September 2003; EW grade: C

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Stanley Tucci to direct ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ on Broadway
Kenny Ortega to direct feature film version of Tony winner ‘In the Heights’
Kathleen Turner plays Molly Ivins in one-woman show
Nicholas Brendon in David Sedaris’ ‘Santaland Diaries’ in L.A.

Photo credit: Joan Marcus


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    Funny, I was just thinking this morning “What is Catherine Zeta-Jones up to these days?”. Nice to see she’s conquering Broadway.

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