THE SHOW “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
THE DEAL You may like to stay up late binge-watching old TV shows on Netflix, but how about a late-night excursion to Broadway? Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” a new play based on a classic European drama, will offer a one-time-only 11:58 p.m. performance on May 18, to benefit the Actors Fund. The play opened to mostly positive reviews and received eight Tony nominations. Some $59 tickets will be made available to the general public.
THE SHOW “Time and the Conways”
THE DEAL Elizabeth McGovern, who played Cora Crawley on “Downton Abbey,” will lead the first Broadway revival of J.B. Priestley’s 1937 family drama, “Time and the Conways,” which will be produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company at the American Airlines Theatre in the fall. McGovern has not appeared on Broadway since she played Ophelia in a 1992 production of “Hamlet.” Rebecca Taichman (“Indecent”) will direct. Priestley, a prolific English writer, is best remembered today for the 1945 drama “An Inspector Calls.”
THE SHOW “Angels in America”
THE DEAL The sold-out revival of Tony Kushner’s landmark AIDS drama “Angels in America” at London’s National Theatre, which stars Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield and Russell Tovey and is directed by Marianne Elliott (“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”), has opened to rave reviews, which raises speculation over whether it may transfer to Broadway at some point. Both parts of the play will be broadcast in movie theaters as part of the National Theatre Live series, with “Millennium Approaches” on July 20, followed by “Perestroika” on July 27. Other upcoming broadcasts in the series include “Obsession” with Jude Law and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” with Imelda Staunton.
THE SHOW “Glass Menagerie”
THE DEAL The current Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” which stars Sally Field as the delusional but resolute Southern mother Amanda Wingfield, will close on May 21. It was originally expected to run through July 2. The show, directed by Sam Gold, also features Madison Ferris, who has muscular dystrophy, playing the painfully shy Laura. The production earned mixed notices and an underwhelming box office.
THE SHOW “Farinelli and the King”
THE DEAL Three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance, last seen on Broadway in the revivals of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and “Richard III,” will return in December in “Farinelli and the King,” a play with music about the relationship between King Philippe V of Spain (Rylance) and the famous castrato singer Farinelli. It premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2015 and then transferred to the West End.