Broadway’s 2019 was one of lofty highs: the sumptuousness of Hadestown, the twin shocks of Oklahoma! and Slave Play, the marvelous risk-taking of What The Constitution Means To Me and Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus, the belly laughs of Tootsie, the star-making arrival of Tina‘s Adrienne Warren
and the star-confirming stands of American Utopia‘s David Byrne
, The Sound Inside‘s Mary-Louise Parker
and The Betrayal‘s Tom Hiddleston
, Charlie Cox
and Zawe Ashton
Of course there were disappointments – Be More Chill deserved a longer run, Tootsie a larger audience and Lbj a worthier successor to Robert Schenkkan
’s captivating All The Way than Robert Schenkkan tepid The Great Society.
But let’s look forward. What does 2020 hold? Here are some upcoming productions and performances I’m either excited or curious about, or both.
Jukebox musicals usually hold little charm for me – even superior examples such as Tina: