Top shows arriving on Broadway and Off
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Thu Feb 17 2011
That Championship Season
A starry male cast—Kiefer Sutherland, Chris Noth, Jason Patric, Jim Gaffigan and Brian Cox—goes for a slam dunk in this 1972 sports drama about ex-high-school basketball stars who've grown older but not much wiser. Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (212-239-6200, telecharge.com). $61.50--$124, premium $176.50--$251.50. In previews; opens Mar 6.
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
What can you say about this $65 million megamusical—delays, injuries, unending gossip—that hasn't been blogged already? When it opens (probably?) on March 15, the critics will finally weigh in. Foxwoods Theatre (877-250-2929, spidermanonbroadway.marvel.com). Tue 8pm, Wed 2, 8pm; Thu, Fri 8pm; Sat 2, 8pm; Sun 3pm. $67.50--$140, premium $275. In previews; opens Mar 15.
Tom Stoppard's enormously learned, witty and time-skipping meditation on chaos and order returns to Broadway to dazzle us all over again. This revival, helmed by David Leveaux, features Ral Esparza and Lia Williams, and reunites Billy Crudup with the play (he appeared in its American premiere in 1995). Ethel Barrymore Theatre (212-239-6200, telecharge.com). Mon, Tue 8pm; Wed 2, 8pm; Thu, Fri 8pm; Sat 2, 8pm. $71.50--$121.50, premium $176.50--$226.50. Previews start Sat 26; opens Mar 17.
The Book of Mormon
It's not like Trey Parker and Matt Stone, pictured, haven't made fun of Mormons on South Park, but this is next-level blasphemy: a big, fat musical about magic underwear, polygamy and an angel named Moroni. Robert Lopez, of Avenue Q, cowrote the tunes. Eugene O'Neill Theatre (212-239-6200, bookofmormonbroadway.com). Mon--Fri 8pm; Sat 2, 8pm. $59--$147, premium $192--$252. Previews start Thu 24; opens Mar 24.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Daniel Radcliffe has graduated from Hogwarts; now he's ready for office-politics wizardry in this revival of the 1961 musical about corporate ladder-climbing, staged by Promises, Promises director-choreographer Rob Ashford. Al Hirschfeld Theatre (212-239-6200, howtosucceedbroadway.com). Mon--Fri 8pm; Sat 2, 8pm. $52--$157, premium $202--$302. Previews start Sat 26; opens Mar 27.