Celebs on Stage: Spring 2019 [An ONTD Original]

Feb 04, 2019 17:09

Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical, starring Dexter’s Michael C. Hall, is REAL - and we actually went: https://t.co/ghwrr7lCKJ pic.twitter.com/vokLHbMPpS
- Polygon (@Polygon) February 4, 2019
A few weeks ago, we received word that Michael C. Hall was going to star in some unusual Superbowl counter-programming: Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical. You can click above to read a review of the 45 minute, one time only experience, which benefitted Broadway Cares and Equity Fights AIDS and was surprisingly well-received.

But Michael C. Hall was no stranger to the stage when he accepted this gig. He's appeared in a number of Broadway, off-Broadway and West End productions over the years, from Hedwig and the Angry Inch to Lazarus.

In fact, many stars of the silver screen have trod the boards - Daniel Radcliffe and Bobby Cannavale just wrapped a run in The Lifespan of a Fact, Lucas Hedges skipped all award-season promotion to star in The Waverly Gallery, and Hall himself recently wrapped Thom Paine.

This spring, there are a literal host of screen celebrities testing out their theater skills. Click the cut to find out who, what, and whether you can score some cheap seats.

Burn This (March 15th - July 14th, NYC)

"Lanford Wilson probes love, lust, and the power of raw attraction in his smoldering, award-winning play.”- @EW

New 📷: @daniellelevitt
🔥 #BurnThisBway #AdamDriver #KeriRussell pic.twitter.com/Sb9Auy1qgn
- Burn This (@BurnThisBway) January 30, 2019

Starring Adam Driver & Keri Russell
Written by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Michael Mayer
Plot: When a mysterious death brings together two unlikely strangers, their explosive connection sparks a chemistry too fiery to ignore. Burn This is a smoldering story of love and raw attraction by one of the most vital playwrights of the modern era.
How to get cheap tickets: TBD; keep an eye out for lottery, rush or SRO policies to be announced once previews begin.

To Kill a Mockingbird (ongoing, NYC)

"The most beloved of American novels” ( @NewYorker) comes to life on Broadway. Written by Aaron Sorkin, Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is now open. Directed by Bartlett Sher. Best availability March. Get tickets: https://t.co/oJ7WyTXZ5w #MockingbirdBway pic.twitter.com/VVe0iUTpWh
- To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway (@mockingbirdbway) December 13, 2018

Starring Jeff Daniels
Written by Aaron Sorkin, based on the novel by Harper Lee
Directed by Bartlett Sher
Plot: The classic novel about a child’s view of race and justice in the Depression-era South has been adapted for the stage by Aaron Sorkin.
How to get cheap tickets: Rush & SRO may be available at the box office on the day of the performance. Eligible for LincTix, which is a program for people under 35, but there is no availability.

True West (now - March 17th, NYC)

TRUE WEST rides into the spotlight in this week's Broadway grosses: https://t.co/21v4m7Yx5a pic.twitter.com/1gvNlFUceW
- broadway.com (@broadwaycom) February 4, 2019

Starring Paul Dano & Ethan Hawke
Written by Sam Shepard
Directed by James Macdonald
Plot: Holed up in their mother’s California house, lowlife Lee and screenwriter Austin wrestle with big issues-and each other. Order vs. chaos. Art vs. commerce. Typewriter vs. toaster... Shepard’s rip-roaring classic returns to Broadway, gleefully detonating our misguided myths of family, identity and the American Dream.
How to get cheap tickets: $25 HipTix, $35 TodayTix Lottery, $47 Rush, ½ Price Student Rush at box office. If you want to see this, you shouldn't have a problem.

Network (now - April 28th, NYC)

Have you experienced #NetworkBway yet? On Broadway through April 28 only 📺 Starring @BryanCranston @tonygoldwyn and @tatianamaslany pic.twitter.com/pie6KmLL7Z
- NETWORK Broadway (@NetworkBway) February 4, 2019

Starring Bryan Cranston, Tatiana Maslany and Tony Goldwyn
Written by Lee Hall, based on the screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky
Directed by Ivo van Hove
Plot: Anchorman Howard Beale unravels live on-screen. But when the ratings soar, the network seizes on its newfound prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV.
How to get cheap tickets: $40 SRO at box office on the day of the performance

White Noise (March 5th - April 14th, NYC)

. @ThomasSadoski completes the cast of @PublicTheaterNY's White Noisehttps://t.co/VzCnWRLO6P
- BroadwayWorld (@BroadwayWorld) January 31, 2019

Starring Daveed Diggs & Thomas Sadowski
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Oskar Eustis
Plot: Long-time friends and lovers Leo, Misha, Ralph, and Dawn are educated, progressive, cosmopolitan, and woke. But when a racially motivated incident with the cops leaves Leo shaken, he decides extreme measures must be taken for self-preservation. A world premiere play about race, friendship, and our rapidly unraveling social contract.
How to get cheap tickets: $20 day of show rush tickets (and likely a TodayTix lottery - check back once previews begin).

Socrates (April 2nd - May 19th, NYC)

Michael Stuhlbarg to return to NY stage after ten-year absence, playing the forefather of Western philosophy in Tim Blake Nelson's new drama 'Socrates' https://t.co/dhAJgSRdIW pic.twitter.com/u8CK96Hyq1
- Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 8, 2018

Starring Michael Stuhlbarg
Written by Tim Blake Nelson
Directed by Doug Hughes
Plot: An intellectual thrill ride from the philosopher’s growing prominence in democratic Athens through the military and social upheavals that led to one of the most infamous executions in Western history.
How to get cheap tickets: $20 day of show rush tickets (and likely a TodayTix lottery - check back once previews begin).

Sea Wall/A Life (now - March 31, 2019, NYC)

Sea Wall/A Life, with Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal, begins at @PublicTheaterNY tonight: https://t.co/sVu8yH372h pic.twitter.com/KAtxzRtMdK
- Playbill (@playbill) February 1, 2019

Sea Wall

Starring Tom Sturridge
Written by Simon Stephens
Plot: An astonishing monologue about love and the human need to know the unknowable.

A Life

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal
Written by Nick Payne
Plot: An emotional examination of how sons become fathers and the transformative power of love.

These two one-man monologues run back to back.
Directed by Carrie Cracknell
How to get cheap tickets: $20 day of show rush tickets (and likely a TodayTix lottery - check back once previews begin).

All About Eve (now - May 11, 2019, London)

First look at @GillianA and Lily James in West End production of All About Eve https://t.co/9jAp11jVNN
- EveningStandard Arts (@thestandardarts) February 1, 2019

Starring Gillian Anderson & Lily James
Adapted and directed by Ivo van Hove
Plot: A razor-sharp, unsettling exposé of the eternal obsession at the heart of show-business. Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.
How to get cheap tickets: You can line up for discounted day seats at the box office on the day of the performance, or enter the TodayTix lottery the morning of the performance for £25.

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Have you seen any theater lately? Planning to see any in the near future?

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