THE SHOW “Six Degrees of Separation”
THE DEAL Allison Janney will headline a Broadway revival of John Guare’s 1990 comedic drama, “Six Degrees of Separation,” opening in April at the Barrymore Theatre. It seems especially appropriate that it will arrive when “Cats” is back on Broadway. One of the funniest bits in “Six Degrees of Separation” involves how a rich New York couple is made to believe that they will get to make a cameo in a film version of “Cats” directed by Sidney Poitier.
THE SHOW “Hamilton”
THE DEAL Christopher Jackson, one of the last remaining original principals in the Broadway cast of “Hamilton,” will play his final performance Nov. 13. Nicholas Christopher (“Motown”) will take over as George Washington. Another new cast member will be Jordan Fisher (“Grease: Live”), who will inherit the part of John Laurens / Philip Hamilton from Anthony Ramos (who will appear in Spike Lee’s Netflix series, “She’s Gotta Have It”).
THE SHOW Carnegie Hall concerts
THE DEAL A decade after first appearing at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Kelli O’Hara will play the historic venue for the first time as a solo headliner on Saturday, Oct. 29. Accompanied by a small group of musicians, she will perform a selection of songs from her Broadway career. Not long after, Chita Rivera will play Carnegie Hall on Nov. 7 in a concert titled “Chita: Nowadays.” She will be joined by Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Javier Munoz, Brandon Victor Dixon, Stevie Van Zandt and the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus.
THE SHOW “War Paint”
THE DEAL Want two divas for the price of one? Tony winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole will come back to Broadway later this season in “War Paint,” a musical about cosmetics trailblazers Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole) that premiered at Chicago’s Goodman Theater. Michael Greif (“Rent”) directs. It has a score by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie (“Grey Gardens”).