Monday, June 5, 2023

Looking Forward to Summer: June - August 2023

Hard to believe it's already summer, isn't it? For us Broadway fans, this summer has shaped up to be a busy one. Usually, the post-Tony Awards months are pretty dry. This year, however, two shows began previews (one of those, Grey House, has opened), and several others are gearing up to do the same.  

Before we dive into what we are looking forward to, though, as always we look back. During the spring months, we saw six Broadway shows and two regional productions. In the D.C. area, we caught Pacific Overtures (A+) and Spamalot (B), while we saw Life of Pi (A+)Bad Cinderella (B+), Bob Fosse's Dancin' (A), Shucked (A+), Camelot (C-), and Sweeney Todd (A+) on the Main Stem. That's a solid A average. Not bad!

Looking Forward to Summer:
June - August 2023


The Play That Goes Wrong
(Kennedy Center)
After hearing so much about this over the years from friends and readers, when the chance came up to add this to our subscription, it was a no-brainer. I look forward to my sides hurting from laughing so hard.


(Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre)
One of two shows we have left to see from last season (but still before the Tonys!), I think I'm most looking forward to this one. The score alone is worth seeing it for, but the casting is just as thrilling. Can't wait to see Micaela Diamond, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and the wonderful Howard McGillin.

New York, New York
(St. James Theatre)
The other last season holdover, this one will complete our "see every new musical this season" list. Looking forward to a Kander & Ebb score, seeing some great Susan Stroman choreography, and witnessing some new generation talent in Tony nominee Colton Ryan.

Once Upon a One More Time
(Marquis Theatre)
I like Britney Spears okay enough, though the fractured fairy tales sub-genre is starting to wear thin. Still, what looks to be some amazing choreography, Justin Guarini and Jennifer Simard are enough to make our list. My low expectations are tempered by the hope that this will, at the very least, be a fun evening.

Here Lies Love
(Broadway Theatre)
We loved this when we saw it at the Public a few years ago, and we are looking forward to see it in this new environment, along with seeing some great original cast members and exciting new ones! Controversy aside, I'm excited to revisit this one!

Back to the Future
(Winter Garden Theatre)
Great Scott! Casey Likes and Roger Bart are reason enough to put this one on our list. And while we are growing weary of film to stage musicals like most of you, this title is one of my all-time favorite films (I'm a Gen-Xer, after all), and I'm excited to see just how they do it.


The Light in the Piazza
(City Center - Encores!)
A gorgeous score played by a full orchestra, and a beautiful show that goes with it is all it takes to make it on our "must see" list. But add to that an opportunity to see the always miraculous Ruthie Ann Miles? We can't get there fast enough!

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