Theatre goers have a lot of shows lined up in different theatres across New York. This year holds more promise than 2018.
From upcoming blockbuster movies to music performances, New Yorkers have a great deal of shows to keep them occupied throughout the year. Here is a list of some of the shows that will be hitting the theaters in 2019.
Grand Premiere of Detention Girls (https://detentiongirls.tube)
The series debuting under umbrella of Nubiles network is set to launch somewhere in summer of 2019. While we still don’t have exact dates you can be sure there is going to be a huge social campaign for it. Nubiles came up with this idea of demonstrating how to deal with bratty girls. They are a real pain for all men around the world these days and it is final time to do something about it. All previews are available online, click on the link above.
The 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards (NYU Skirball Center)
On the 3rd of April 2019, the list of nominations for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards was announced. The award is in recognition of outstanding achievements Off-Broadway.
Rebecca Naomi Jones and Gideon Glick were on stage to make the announcement. The main Awards Ceremony will hold at the NYU Skirball Center on the 5th of May.
“This year’s ceremony will be hosted by multiple Emmy Award winner, Wayne Brady, who was last seen on the New York stage as Lola in the Broadway production of Kinky Boots.”
Source: New York Theatre Guide
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Stephen Sondheim Theatre)
The ticket for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is already on sale. This epic musical show will run for 2hrs 20mins but that is not all. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the story of the rise to fame of one of the all-time singer and songwriter.
The tale explores her trials and tribulations in her career and personal life. The first edition was held on the 21st of November 2013 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre but the showpiece has come to stay. This is a great opportunity to experience some of the back catalogues of Ms. Carol King.
Disney’s Aladdin (New Amsterdam theatre)
The story of Aladdin, the street urchin that fell in love to Princess Jasmine is not a new tale. However, come August 11, 2019, the tale will be reanimated at the New Amsterdam theatre with a thrilling stage musical adaptation.
The entire production is the brainchild of Alan Menken. Menken incorporates favorite songs from “Friend Like Me”, “Prince Ali”, and “Arabian Nights”. The official opening of Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre was on the 20th of March 2014.
Aladdin can be best described as theatrical explosion of color. This Broadway epic production combines 84 effects and illusions. It is one of the few tales that shows that love conquers all odds. Disney’s Aladdin will run for 2hrs 30mins including 1 intermission.
Disney’s Frozen (St. James Theatre)
St. James theatre will come alive on the 11th of August for the theatrical stage adaptation of Disney’s Frozen. The sets and costumes will be designed by Christopher Oram to bring to life the fictional kingdom of Arendelle.
Jennifer Lee, the screenwriter of Frozen also dives deeper into the broken relationship between Anna and Elsa and the amount of songs has also been doubled from what the animated classic offered. Disney’s Frozen is one of the hottest selling ticket and it’s a show you will not want to miss. This theatrical performance will run for 2hrs 15mins.
Disney’s The Lion King (Minskoff Theatre)
The year 2019 is definitely one of the years that Disney lovers will not forget. From Aladdin to Frozen and Lion King, Disney is set to thrill fans with an animated musical performance of their top animations.
Since the release of the Lion King in 1997, the roar of Simba and the pride of lions has continued to echo for many years. Three years after the release of the movie, the musical became box office’s highest-earning title. Lion King will come to life in Minskoff Theatre in August. Lion King is the perfect introduction of young audience and families to the wonderful world of live theatre. The tickets are already on sale and you will not want to miss it.
Madea’s Farewell Play Tour (Radio City Music Hall)
Mabel Earlene Simmons popularly known as Madea has thrilled fans with over ten feature movies and twenty-one theatre appearances with her antics and hilarious meddling. The granny’s no-nonsense persona has earned her a place in the heart of many families across America.
Tyler Perry, the multi-talented actor, writer, and producer is set to bid a fond farewell to the character during ‘Madea’s Farewell Play Tour’. Over the years, the Madea franchise has explored critical themes including sexual assault, love, poverty, and race. A sneak peek into the new play hints about a family reunion which suddenly goes awry as buried family secrets rise to the surface. ‘Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell’ tour will run from May 16 to 19.
Happy Talk (Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater)
Happy Talk explores the story of Lorraine, a local community’s pillar doing her best to keep her distressed hours from crumbling.
She is faced with the task of taking care of a terminally ill mother, coping with an angry daughter and managing a depressed husband. Lorrain further takes up a task of helping Ljuba, he mother’s caregiver, to find a husband.
In the end, Lorraine may just be the one that needs help. This mind bugling movie will be screening at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater on the 30th of April.
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune (Broadhurst Theater)
If you love romantic comedies, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune is a movie you will not want to miss. This romantic epic begins with Frankie and Johnny in bed following the end of their first date.
They spend time together in movie, chit chat and other romantic activities. Both characters work in a restaurant where Frankie, a waitress, mocks Johnny, a new short order cook. However, this does not deter Johnny from professing his undying love to Frankie, having the conviction that she is his soulmate.
Gradually, Johnny weathers her defenses the once mismatch grow a tender new relationship. The preview of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune is scheduled for 4th May while the opening night will take place on the 30th of May.