By Robert Simonson
28 Dec 2012
Photo by Sean Williams
Like quirky, 1980s New Wave? Cyndi Lauper has a show for you. It's called Kinky Boots, and it's based on the 2005 British film of the same title, with a book by Harvey Fierstein and direction by Jerry Mitchell. Previews begin March 5 at the Hirschfeld.
Relish country and honky-tonk? The truckstop-set, 1980s hit Pump Boys and Dinettes is coming back, starring "American Idol" contestant Bo Bice in a staging directed by Sweeney Todd Tony winner John Doyle, a master at actor-musician conceits. Previews begin March 19 at Circle in the Square.
Long for shows like Frank Wildhorn used to write? Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde is back on the Broadway boards this spring with a different Idol — Constantine Maroulis — in the title role, following a national tour.
Finally, got kids? Then take them to Matilda The Musical, a new musical based on the classic Roald Dahl story about a girl with extraordinary powers. This London import is by playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Australian comedian and musician Tim Minchin. Previews begin March 4 at the Shubert.
This information was accurate at press time. Schedules and artists are subject to change.