After the Tony Awards a couple of weeks ago, it’s out with the old and in with the new, Broadway shows, that is. The new season for Broadway has officially begun! Here are some of Broadway’s new and upcoming shows that I can’t wait to see.
Once On This Island
This show should be fun and interesting for me to watch because my family is from the Caribbean, and I don’t usually get to see that representation on the Broadway stage. I’m also excited because it’s premiering at the Circle in the Square Theater, which has some really cool immersive staging.
I love movie adaptations because I enjoy pointing out the differences between the film and the musical. The writers of adaptations always find a way to take a script everyone knows and loves and make it something new, while keeping some of the old elements that make it recognizable. This is what I’m looking forward to seeing with Mean Girls. I can’t wait to see how they adapt this modern classic for a different decade.
I LOVE the movie, Frozen, and the soundtrack is one of my favorite things about it. There are few standout songs that I really love, and I can’t wait to hear what they sound like live. Additionally, there will most likely be new orchestrations and words added to these songs that I know and love, and it will be interesting to hear the old mixed in with the new.
This is one of the few musicals I have been in and it is also a classic. The songs are incredible and rousing, and I pretty much have all of them memorized. My only concern is about who they will find to play those iconic roles. They have to be serious powerhouses.
The short-lived TV show, Smash, was a Broadway-lover’s dream come true, and it has always been a favorite of mine. It successfully captured the magic of Broadway, but the show’s fictional musical, Bombshell, can’t really be done justice unless it is on a stage. I’m excited to see those well known songs in addition to anything new that might be added.
The book that this play, which is currently running on Broadway, is based on was a favorite of mine in high school. It is one of the biggest names in the dystopian genre. I have heard that the play evokes an incredible emotional response from its audience every night, and that the people in the audience hold opinions from vastly different areas on the political spectrum. Therefore, no night is the same, but all are filled with profound emotion.
Those are most of the shows that I’m looking forward to, and I would love to hear yours in the comments. Have a musical day, everyone!
Musical Theater Quote of the Day:
“Walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone.”-Carousel