A TONY TIMELINE: The Broadway Shows and Milestones, On Stage and Off, Between June 2011 and June 2012

By Robert Viagas
09 Jun 2012

Hunter Parrish in Godspell.
Photo by Jeremy Daniel

November 7, 2011 The first Broadway revival of Godspell, the 1971 Stephen Schwartz/John-Michael Tebelak rock musical that retells The Gospel According to St. Matthew with singing, clowning, improvisation and numerous topical references. Daniel Goldstein directs a cast featuring Hunter Parrish, Telly Leung, Uzo Aduba, Lindsay Mendez, Nick Blaemire and more.

November 8, 2011 Nina Arianda, a 2011 Tony nominee for Born Yesterday, gets to recreate her star-making 2010 Off-Broadway performance as an actress who gets a little too much into the role of a dominatrix in David Ives play, Venus in Fur.

November 10, 2011 Tony-winning stage and screen star Hugh Jackman toplines Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway, a concert show in which he sings and dances with six chorines. The production sells out most of its two-month run, setting an all-time record $2,057,354 for a single week at any Shubert Organization theatre.

November 14, 2011 The revival of Chicago celebrates its 15th anniversary on Broadway.

November 17, 2011 Noel Coward's evergreen comedy Private Lives gets its eighth Broadway production, this one starring Kim Cattrall as Amanda and Paul Gross as Elyot, directed by Richard Eyre.

November 20, 2011 Alan Rickman plays a blunt and opinionated teacher hired by a group of young writers to show them the ropes in Seminar, Theresa Rebeck's comedy.

November 21, 2011 The Tony-winning co-stars from the original 1979 Evita reunite for a concert show titled An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, singing classic theatre and film tunes.

December 1, 2011 The short, violent career of a pair of Depression-era criminals serves as the plot for the musical Bonnie & Clyde, with music by Frank Wildhorn, book by Ivan Menchell and lyrics by Don Black. Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan star as the larcenous lovers in Wildhorn's seventh Broadway musical (and fifth in a row to close in the red).

December 8, 2011 A wealthy African-American family gathers at their country house to welcome some new members and to reveal a terrible secret in Lydia R. Diamond's drama Stick Fly, starring Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Condola Rashad, with music by pop star Alicia Keys, who is also a co-producer of the show.