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ON BROADWAY:

White Rose: The Musical

About: Musical telling the true story of the White Rose resistance movement against Nazi Germany, which started in 1942.

Opened at: Tony Kiser Theatre (334 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036) on Thursday, January 25th, 2024.

Reviews:

  • Positive:“Uplifting melodies, powerful message, and strong performances.” – Marilyn Stasio, Variety
  • Positive:“Historically accurate and emotionally impactful.” – Frank Rizzo, New York Theatre Guide

White Rose: The Musical production shot

 

Days of Wine and Roses

About: The new musical explores alcoholism’s grip on a married couple, based on the Oscar-winning film.

Opened at: The show is playing at Studio 54 and opened on January 28, 2024.

Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James (photo by Joan Marcus)

OFF-BROADWAY:

Jonah

About: A suspenseful mystery set at a prestigious boarding school as a student encounters a classmate shrouded in secrets.

Opened at: Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theatre (416 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036) on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024.

Reviews:

  • Positive:“Engaging plot, captivating mystery, and sharp dialogue.” – Naveen Kumar, TheaterMania
  • Positive:“Suspenseful and thought-provoking exploration of youth and identity.” – Roma Torre, New York Post

Jonah production shot

Noteworthy upcoming openings:

  • Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy(Vineyard Theatre, 110 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003) – A satirical look at Russian trolls working in a disinformation factory.
  • Opening February 3rd (Saturday)

 

  • The White Chip(MCC Theater, 512 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019) – A dark comedy about an alcoholic theatre director’s journey to recovery.
  • Opening February 1st

 

  • Doubt: A Parable(American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036) – The Tony Award-winning play returns, starring Tyne Daly and Liev Schreiber. (Previews begin February 2nd)
  • February 10th:
    • Lempicka (Broadway, Shubert Theatre) – A musical based on the life and art of the iconic Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka.
  • February 14th:
    • Mary Jane (Broadway, James Earl Jones Theatre) – This new musical tells the story of tap dancer Mary Jane Robinson, featuring music by Daryl Waters and choreography by Tony winner Warren Carlyle.

 

Further information: White Rose Resistance:

The White Rose was a non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany, primarily composed of students from the University of Munich. Founded in 1942, they distributed leaflets and wrote graffiti criticizing the Nazi regime and calling for its overthrow. 

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