LAST CHANCE: What's Closing This Week
By Michael Gioia
Here's Playbill.com's weekly "Last Chance" reminder to catch Broadway, Off-Broadway and world-premiere productions before they take a final bow.
Concluding Jan. 12
Macbeth (Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater). Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff star as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, respectively, in the Lincoln Center Theater Broadway revival of Macbeth, Shakespeare's murderous tale of toil and trouble. Also featured are Tony Award winner Richard Easton as Duncan, Bianca Amato as Lady Macduff, Tony nominee Brian d'Arcy James as Banquo, Jonny Orsini as Malcolm, Tony nominee Daniel Sunjata as Macduff, with Tony nominee Malcolm Gets, Tony winner John Glover and Byron Jennings as the three Witches. Completing the cast are Shirine Babb as Macbeth Attendant, John Patrick Doherty as Cathness, Austin Durant as Murderer/Siward, Francesca Faridany as Hecate, Stephanie Fieger as Harpier, Ben Horner as Murderer, Ruy Iskandar as Donalbain, Aaron Krohn as Ross, Jeremiah Maestas as Seyton, Christopher McHale as Old Man/Doctor, Sam Poon as Macduff's Son, Triney Sandoval as Menteith, Nathan Stark as Fleance, Patrick Vaill as Graymalkin, Tyler Lansing Weaks as Young Siward and Derek Wilson as Lennox. Visit LCT.org.
Fun Home (Off-Broadway at The Public Theater). The Jeanine Tesori-Lisa Kron musical Fun Home, based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, features Beth Malone (Alison), Sydney Lucas (Small Alison) and Emily Skeggs (Medium Alison) as author-narrator Bechdel at various stages of her life. It also stars Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris as her father, Bruce Bechdel, and Tony nominee Judy Kuhn as her mother, Helen Bechdel. Fun Home is described as "a fresh, daring new musical based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires." Visit PublicTheater.org.
Peter and the Starcatcher (Off-Broadway at New World Stages). The Tony Award-winning play with music Peter and the Starcatcher is written by Tony Award nominee Rick Elice and directed by Tony Award winner Roger Rees and Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers. The Off-Broadway cast at New World Stages currently includes Rick Holmes (Black Stache), Nicole Lowrance (Molly) and Jordan Geiger (Boy). This imaginative prequel to the story of Peter Pan, based on The New York Times best selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, "tells the tale of an orphan who heads to a faraway land, where he finds love, friendship, and, ultimately, himself," according to press notes. "Peter and the Starcatcher is comprised of a company of twelve actors playing more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of one of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved characters proves that an audience’s imagination can be the most captivating place in the world." Visit PeterAndTheStarcatcher.com.
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