Manny P. here…
Revival productions are on tap in 2013 along 42nd Street. The works of Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, William Inge, Frank Wildhorn, and Rodgers & Hammerstein seldom gets tired. Broadway is attracting the Star power of Laurie Metcalf, Mare Winningham, Scarlett Johansson, Keith Carradine, Cicely Tyson, Hugh Jackman, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nicole Kidman, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Lavin, George Wendt, Vanessa Williams, Nathan Lane, Alec Baldwin, and Tom Hanks.
Here are the details:
~ PICNIC – Won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was later adapted into an Oscar-winning motion picture in 1955
~ CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF – The Broadway smash became an on-screen vehicle for Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, and Jack Carson
~ BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S – The iconic comedy featured Audrey Hepburn; and a fabulous Henry Mancini score
~ CINDERELLA – The classic musical is getting a dramatic makeover from Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane
Other great Broadway shows and Hollywood film classics being revived include A Trip to Bountiful, Jekyll & Hyde, Diner, A Few Good Men, Flashdance, The Philadelphia Story, and Bullets Over Broadway. In the works: Rebecca, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Funny Girl, Sweet Bird of Youth, Dirty Dancing, Father of the Bride, Robin and the 7 Hoods, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, You Can’t Take it With You, Zorba, Brigadoon, and The Nutty Professor.
Adaptations and remakes, popular in today’s cinema, offer nostalgia for theatre-goers in New York.
Until next time> “never forget”