THE SHOW “The Glass Menagerie”
THE DEAL Sally Field is hoping to come to Broadway in a revival of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” directed by Sam Gold (“Fun Home”), per ShowBiz411. “The Glass Menagerie” was last seen on Broadway just two seasons ago with Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto.
THE SHOW “Nerds”
THE DEAL Rory O’Malley (“The Book of Mormon”) and Bryan Fenkart (“Memphis”) will play Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, respectively, in “Nerds,” the new “musical dot-comedy” that will explore their rise as computer wizards. Also in the cast are Patti Murin (“Lysistrata Jones”) and Lindsay Mendez (“Dogfight”). It will begin previews on April 1 at the Longacre Theatre.
THE SHOW “Finding Neverland”
THE DEAL Alfie Boe, who is about to end his extended run as Jean Valjean in “Les Misérables,” will take over as “Peter Pan” creator J.M. Barrie in the musical “Finding Neverland” March 29. The part was originated by “Glee” star Matthew Morrison and is currently being played by Tony Yazbeck (“On the Town”).
THE SHOW “Queen Mair”
THE DEAL Have you ever wondered what happened to King Lear’s wife? In Shakespeare’s tragedy, the title monarch complains a lot about his three daughters, but not much is said about their mother. “Queen Mair,” a prequel to “King Lear” by Matthew Wells that focuses on Lear’s wife, will receive a free public reading Monday night at Goddard Riverside’s Bernie Wohl Center on Columbus Avenue.