THE SHOW “Sunset Boulevard”
THE DEAL Glenn Close missed the Mother’s Day matinee performance of “Sunset Boulevard,” and her understudy, Nancy Anderson, went on instead as silent-screen diva Norma Desmond. In an apology letter posted on Facebook, Close wrote that she had “been fighting a cough and cold all week” and her “voice just wasn’t there.” Close added that Anderson “did a magnificent job” as Norma. She has since returned to the Broadway revival.
THE SHOW “Angels in America”
THE DEAL New York City Opera, now under new management and trying to make a comeback following bankruptcy, will present the New York premiere of Hungarian composer Péter Eötvös’ adaptation of the landmark AIDS drama at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center beginning June 10. Tony Kushner’s play, which has two parts — “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika” — runs a combined seven hours, but the opera is only 2 1⁄2 hours. The current London revival of “Angels in America,” with Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield, will be screened in U.S. movie theaters in July as part of the National Theatre Live series.
THE SHOW “As You Like It”
THE DEAL The Shakespeare comedy has been announced as one of the offerings Classic Stage Company will produce as part of its 50th anniversary season. Classic Stage, which is currently presenting an Off-Broadway revival of the Sondheim musical “Pacific Overtures,” will serve up the Bard’s classic with music by Stephen Schwartz. The season will include another Shakespearean romp, “Twelfth Night”; “Fire & Air,” a new play by Terrence McNally about the Ballets Russes; Tennessee Williams’ drama “Summer and Smoke,” and “Carmen Jones,” an English-language adaptation of the Bizet opera by Oscar Hammerstein II with an African-American cast.
THE SHOW “Stars in the Alley”
THE DEAL The annual free outdoor concert, which showcases performances and appearances from new and long-running Broadway shows, will take place June 2 at 1 p.m. in Shubert Alley (west of Seventh Avenue, between 44th and 45th streets). The event is meant to mark the end of the Broadway season and serve as a prelude to the Tony Awards. It is produced by the Broadway League and sponsored by United Airlines.