THE SHOW “Come From Away”
THE DEAL “Come From Away,” a new musical about a small town where 38 planes were forced to make emergency landings on 9/11, will come to Broadway next spring following several regional runs. It has a score by Canadian writers Irene Sankoff and David Hein and direction by Christopher Ashley (“Memphis”).
WHAT The Metropolitan Opera
THE DEAL The Metropolitan Opera has unveiled its entire 2016-17 season, which will include new productions of “Roméo et Juliette” directed by Bartlett Sher (“Fiddler on the Roof”), Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde,” Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell” and Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier.” A gala performance commemorating the 50-year anniversary of the Met’s residence at Lincoln Center will be held at the end of the season.
THE SHOW “The King and I”
THE DEAL Marin Mazzie, who recently underwent treatment for ovarian cancer, will join the Broadway revival of “The King and I” on May 3, taking over for Tony winner Kelli O’Hara as the American schoolteacher Anna Leonowens. On the same date, Daniel Dae Kim (“Lost”) will debut as the King of Siam.
THE SHOW “The Golden Bride”
THE DEAL “The Golden Bride,” a Yiddish operetta that was revived by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene over the holidays at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan, will receive an encore run this summer. The company is also launching a fundraising campaign to raise money for the production.
THE SHOW “Motown: The Musical”
THE DEAL “Motown: The Musical,” a celebration of the Motown hits of record producer Berry Gordy, will return to Broadway in July for an 18-week run. Since it will play the Nederlander Theatre, the producers of the new musical comedy “Disaster!” (which just began previews at the same theater) have confirmed that their show will have only a limited run through July 3.