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Spring 2014 Must-see Broadway Plays

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April 23, 2014 · 732 Views

For the finest in theatre, one must search no further than New York City’s Broadway. When it comes to the grandest spectacles of the theatre, Broadway offers everything from heart-wrenching tragedies to laugh out loud comedies, all set to incredible music compositions and unbelievable sets. For theatre aficionados, Broadway has it all. If you’re heading to New York City this spring, do not miss out on these wonderful plays.

All The Way

Starring “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White, Bryan Cranston debuts on Broadway playing President Lyndon B. Johnson in “All The Way.” From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, audiences watch as Johnson takes office after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, works on Civil Rights legislation and wins re-election at the Neil Simon Theatre.

The Cripple of the Inishmaan

Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, returns to Broadway in this play of dreams and hope. Playing a disabled Irish boy who wants to participate in a Hollywood movie filming in a nearby village, Cripple Billy yearns for a life outside of his normal, everyday monotony. Opening on Sunday, April 20 at the Cort Theatre, be sure to get your tickets to this exclusive engagement, which ends on July 20.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, “Beautiful” tells the story of cherished songstress Carole King, who started with nothing as a girl in Brooklyn. While retelling the tales of popular musicians has become a trend on Broadway (for example, “Jersey Boys,”) this particular play offers a complex look into the creation of music that defined a generation. Carole King fans should not miss this lovely biographical musical.

The Realistic Joneses

Opening on Sunday, April 6 at the Lyceum Theater, this play’s star-studded cast includes “Dexter’s” Michael C. Hall, Academy Award nominated Toni Collette, Oscar winner Marisa Tomei and Tony award recipient Tracy Letts. In this tale of suburban life, neighbors with the same last name begin to share their lives and learn about love and friendship.

Casa Valentina

Based on real events, this play set in the 1960s takes place at a Catskills Mountain retreat for white-collar, homosexual men who enjoy behaving and dressing like women. Written by Harvey Fierstein, “Casa Valentina” explores the group’s struggle to go public as they consider becoming an official organization. This play opens on April 23 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

A Raisin in the Sun

Denzel Washington stars as Walter Younger in this classic tale of an African-American family living in Chicago during the 1950s. Opening on Wednesday, April 3 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, watch as Washington harnesses tips from the original Broadway Walter (Sidney Poitier) in this extraordinary play.

Get your tickets now and prepare for a spring season rich with drama on Broadway!

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Alli Sands has been a published writer since the age of 11. Over the course of her career, she has covered topics ranging from local independent music to fashion. She is a currently a freelance writer and a social media professional.

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