Monday, September 2, 2019

Looking Forward to Fall: September - November 2019

Happy Labor Day! The unofficial end of summer is here - already! But, as always, we look ahead. And as the show announcements continue this whole season is really starting to sound exciting. Mike and I are really going to try to see every musical that opens this season on Broadway, plus visit a few regional productions, some off-Broadway and revisit some old favorites. In fact, we are doing a bit of all of it this fall.

Before we go ahead, though, let's take a quick look at how the summer turned out, show-wise. As the sun beat down, and we sweated our way around Times Square, we finally got to see Beetlejuice (C), see the Broadway version of Moulin Rouge! (A), revisit Dear Evan Hansen (A+), and catch the Signature Theater (Virginia) production of Assassins (A-). It was worth suffering through the heat.

Back to business. These are the shows we are seeing. We will be seeing Jagged Little Pill and The Inheritance this winter.

Looking Forward to Fall:
September - November 2019

The Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction (Shubert Alley, 44th and 45th Streets)
What better way to kick off the fall than this annual event? We look forward to this every year. It's great to share it with our great theater fan friend, who has joined us each time for the last six or seven years. It's the perfect excuse to stock up on theater-related treasures and do a little Christmas shopping for each other.

Come From Away (on Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theatre)
Our Flea Market show this year will be a return visit to a favorite of all three of ours. We are ready to kiss the cod and marvel at the tight, creative staging and choreography. It's also a wonderful opportunity to remember.

A Chorus Line (regional theater at Signature Theater in Arlington, Virginia)
My favorite musical of all time was reason enough to book tickets for this classic at one of our favorite regional theaters. I can't wait to see what they do with it!

Little Shop of Horrors (off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre/Upstairs)
One of my favorite shows that I haven't seen in years? Three of my favorite performers ever in that show? Directed by one of my favorite directors? I'm so excited for this, I may just be willing to prick my finger and feed Audrey II myself!

The Lightning Thief (on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre)
I haven't read the books (yet), nor have I seen the movie. But the young, exuberant cast, and my hope for musicals aimed at a youthful audience, are just a couple of reasons why I got tickets. Plus, I am looking forward to seeing Chris McCarrell in action - I hear he's one up and comer to watch.

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre)
Another year, another bio-musical. I hope I can follow this with only one Tina Turner in the cast! Seriously, though, I have higher hopes for this one. As a teen in the 80's I fell in love with Ms. Turner's music from her album Private Dancer on, and she was one artist my parents and I could enjoy together. They'd been fans of hers since the 60's. I also really enjoy Adrienne Warren, and I am thrilled to see her again.

What shows this fall are you looking forward to? Write to us (or Tweet us) and let us know!


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