It’s closing time for a host of Broadway favorites, some of which had long planned their exits and others of which will reluctantly face the music (well, not anymore). Venus in Fur, Other Desert Cities and Don’t Dress for Dinner welcomed their closings this past Sunday (June 17), while Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Godspell and Million Dollar Quartet will depart their theatres on Sunday, June 24. Barring business improvement, Jesus Christ Superstar will stop rocking on July 1 (alongside Linda Lavin’s The Lyons), while producers of Sister Act announced that Raven-Symoné and her cadre of nuns will finally hang up their habits on August 26.
But you know what they say: when the ghost of Ethel Merman closes a dud, she opens a winner (or something like that). New casts are forming for the upcoming Broadway season, which will include another revival of Glengarry Glen Ross starring Al Pacino and Bobby Canavale; The Other Place, a medical-marital drama led by Laurie Metcalf; and, though it only plays for six days this summer, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, the one-man show from boxing’s most infamous individual.
Unless you’re too busy tapping your high heels to our exclusive first listen from Cyndi Lauper’s upcoming musical Kinky Boots, take a hot second to peruse this week’s offering of Off Broadway reviews: READ FULL STORY »