Top Five Shows We’re Looking Forward to in 2017!
Next year look to be filled with several musicals that have us all ready to break our bank accounts to see them all! The year has a great combination of both revivals and original works. Here is MAMA’s list of the top five shows we are looking forward to see in 2017.
- CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Broadway is getting quite the sweet tooth in March, when Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is beginning performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Originally having debuted in the West End, the Broadway cast will star Christian Borle (Smash, Something Rotten) as the infamous Willy Wonka. While we wait with bated breath to hear about the rest of the cast announcements, we know that Christian Borle will portray that quirky child-esque aspect trapped in an adult’s body phenomenally.
- MISS SAIGON
The heat is on in Broadway! We’re so excited to Cameron Mackintosh’s Miss Saigon land on Broadway. After an incredibly successful run on the West End, this show is making it’s long awaited return to Broadway. Starring Eva Noblezada as Kim, marking her Broadway debut, as well as Jon Jon Briones as the Engineer and Alistair Brammer as Chris, the show begins performances in March.
A show that brings Broadway royalty Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole together has us all kinds of tingly! War Paint is coming to Broadway in March at the Nederlander Theatre. The story is about the two leading women in the cosmetic business, who were in fact rivals, creating an empire in a business that is dominated entirely by men.
- HELLO, DOLLY
Another star-studded show makes its way to Broadway in March! Hello, Dolly stars funny lady Bette Midler as the titular role marking her return to Broadway since 2013. She joined by David Hyde Pierce, who you may remember from Frasier but is definitely no stranger to the Broadway stage! Who can blame us for being excited to see the Divine Miss M and Niles Crane on stage together?!
Last, but definitely not least, Anastasia is finally making it long awaited Broadway debut. For quite sometime, fans of the movie had begged for the movie to be brought to stage saying that it was a movie just designed for the stage. And now it’s finally happening thanks to Terrence McNally’s book and Stephen Flaherty’s music and lyrics. Performances start March 23rd, with Broadway veterans Christy Altomare as Anyla and Derek Klena as Dmitry.
What are your top show picks for 2017? Let us know in the comments!
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