THE SHOW “Hamilton”
THE DEAL It’s good to be the King — again. Brian d’Arcy James, who originated the role of King George III in “Hamilton” when it debuted Off-Broadway two years ago but ran off to star in the musical comedy “Something Rotten!,” will play the part on Broadway beginning April 14. King George (who has just a few minutes of stage time) has since been portrayed by Jonathan Groff, Andrew Rannells, Rory O’Malley and Taran Killam.
THE SHOW “In the Body of the World”
THE DEAL Playwright, performer and activist Eve Ensler, best known as the creator of “The Vagina Monologues,” will return to New York next season with “In the Body of the World,” a solo show adapted from her memoir about how she received a cancer diagnosis while assisting women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Directed by Diane Paulus (“Waitress”) and produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club, it will begin performances at City Center-Stage 1 in January.
WHAT “Everything Sondheim”
THE DEAL “The Sondheim Review,” a quarterly publication for Stephen Sondheim fans that was published from 1994 to 2015, has been reborn as “Everything Sondheim,” which consists of both a website and a print edition. The inaugural issue includes features on Sandra Church (“Gypsy”), Len Cariou (“Sweeney Todd”) and Jim Walton (“Merrily We Roll Along”). Subscriptions are $3.99 per month, $35 for one year, $65 for two; go to everythingsondheim.org for information.
THE SHOW “Twelfth Night”
THE DEAL The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit (which brings free productions of Shakespeare plays to correctional facilities, homeless shelters and other community facilities) will move forward with a version of “Twelfth Night” built around the theme of immigration, set in Florida and containing house, Cuban and ’90s music. After a three-week tour that will bring the show to all five boroughs, it will run Off-Broadway beginning April 24. Tickets for the Off-Broadway run will be free and distributed through digital and in-person lotteries. Go to publictheater.org for information.