This Way to Broadway
August 24, 2014
Theatre geeks unite! If you’re like me, you love the thrill of live theatre…but can’t afford a trip to New York City. Sure, there’s always the chance that the "New Hot Show" will eventually tour a city near you or be staged by an intrepid community theatre group—but it’s just not the same, and certainly doesn’t have the same high wattage star power. What’s the next best thing to seeing an original Broadway show? Listening to the cast recording, of course! So if you couldn’t make it to the Great White Way to see this season’s hits, let the Library come to the rescue and get your theatre fix for free.
Based on the classic animated film, this is Disney’s eighth show on Broadway.
Beautiful: the Carole King Musical
Jessie Mueller won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the portrayal of songwriting legend Carole King.
Bullets Over Broadway
Written by Woody Allen and based on his 1994 film, this musical was nominated for six Tonys.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Besides winning six Tonys (including Best Musical), this show is notable for Jefferson Mays’ performance as all eight members of the ill-fated D’Ysquith family.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Neil Patrick Harris won the Tony for Best Actor in a Musical for this show, which also won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.
This Tony nominee was written specifically for Frozen star Idina Menzel.
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Audra McDonald won her record-breaking sixth Tony for her performance as Billie Holiday.
Andy Karl was nominated for a Tony for stepping into Sylvester Stallone’s shoes in this adaptation of the 1976 film.
Broadway favorite Sutton Foster stars as a disfigured young woman determined to meet a faith healer in this Tony nominee for Best Revival of a Musical.