THE SHOW “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
THE DEAL Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” which began previews on Broadway with virtually no buzz but has since caught on with audiences, has extended its Broadway run to Jan. 7. It was originally slated to run only 16 weeks. The show, which grossed $106,139 during its first full week of previews, grossed $533,185 last week. The play lost to “Oslo” at the Tony Awards, but Laurie Metcalf took best actress honors.
THE SHOW “Falsettos”
THE DEAL The recent Broadway revival of William Finn’s eccentric family musical “Falsettos,” which was filmed at the end of its limited run, will be screened in movie theaters nationwide next month. The news was revealed right before the cast of “Falsettos” (including Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells) performed at the Tony Awards. The recording is expected to later be broadcast on PBS as part of its “Live From Lincoln Center” series. A two-disc cast album has already been released.
THE SHOW “ . . . Great Comet of 1812”
THE DEAL Recording artist Ingrid Michaelson (whose best-known songs include “The Way I Am, “Girls Chase Boys” and “Celebrate”) will join the Broadway cast of “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” from July 3 to Aug. 15. She will play Natasha’s cousin Sonya (currently played by Brittain Ashford). On the same date, Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan (the original Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in “Hamilton”) will take over as Pierre, replacing Josh Groban.
THE SHOW “Assassins”
THE DEAL Steven Pasquale (“Bridges of Madison County”) will play John Wilkes Booth in the Encores! Off-Center production of Stephen Sondheim’s dark musical “Assassins,” which will have a short run at City Center beginning July 12. The cast also will include Steven Boyer (“Hand to God”), Shuler Hensley (“Oklahoma!”), Julie White (“The Little Dog Laughed”) and Alex Brightman (“School of Rock”). It was also announced that Nikki M. James (“The Book of Mormon”) will star in “The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin,” the second musical to be produced as part of the annual series.