THE SHOW “My Fair Lady”
THE DEAL Lincoln Center Theater will present the first Broadway revival of “My Fair Lady” in more than 20 years next spring, under the direction of Bartlett Sher (who staged the LCT revivals of “South Pacific” and “The King and I”). No casting has been announced, but theater fans are already passionately debating who should play Eliza Doolittle (the part originated by Julie Andrews). Conceivable candidates include Kelli O’Hara, Laura Benanti, Anne Hathaway, Laura Osnes, Annaleigh Ashford, Lauren Worsham, Sierra Boggess and Alexandra Silber.
WHAT Digital lotteries
THE DEAL While Broadway ticket prices continue to surge, more and more shows are offering digital lotteries for cheap (or at least heavily discounted) tickets. New shows with digital lotteries include “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Sunset Boulevard,” “Present Laughter,” “The Present,” “Amelie” and “War Paint.” The Off-Broadway revival of “Sweeney Todd” in the West Village” also just started one.
THE SHOW “A Chorus Line”
THE DEAL Members of the original Broadway cast and creative team of “A Chorus Line” will reunite March 23 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for a discussion that incorporates items from the library’s extensive archives. “A Chorus Line” was the longest-running show in Broadway history until it got overrun by English hits such as “Cats,” “Les Miz” and “The Phantom of the Opera.” For free tickets, visit nypl.org
THE SHOW “Cagney”
THE DEAL “Cagney,” a small-scale bio musical that stars Robert Creighton as Hollywood icon James Cagney, will conclude its yearlong Off-Broadway run May 28, but the show’s producers hope to bring the show to Los Angeles and then Broadway. “Cagney” incorporates classic George M. Cohan songs with an original score.