The Know: Your Essential Ticket-Buying Planner July 16-26 | Playbill

News The Know: Your Essential Ticket-Buying Planner July 16-26 Don't miss out on this week's must-see shows and events!


July 22: Pulitzer Prize winning-playwright Annie Baker reunites with her long-time collaborator, Tony winner and Fun Home director Sam Gold for the Off-Broadway premiere of John. It takes place at a bed and breakfast in Philadelphia, where a cheerful innkeeper meets a young couple struggling to stay together.

July 23: Shakespeare in the Park continues with its second outdoor production, Cymbeline, directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan,  and featuring Raul Esparza, Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe.

Raúl Esparza, Hamish Linklater, Lily Rabe Brush Up Their Shakespeare in First Rehearsal Pics from Cymbeline


OPENING July 16: Following a sold-out world premiere in Chicago, new musical Amazing Grace officially opens on Broadway playing the Nederlander Theatre, based on the inspiring true story behind the beloved song. The show blends history, romance and rebellion.

July 23: Comedian Colin Quinn returns to the New York stage with his solo comedy Colin Quinn The New York Story, directed by fellow comic Jerry Seinfeld.



July 18: Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt conclude their extended and sold-out production of Heisenberg by critically acclaimed playwright Simon Stephens of Curious Incident fame.  

July 18: Young and acclaimed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is not afraid to make his audiences uncomfortable, as is the case with Gloria, a laugh-out-loud, but ultimately shocking play at the Vineyard Theatre.

July 18: Soho Rep continues to uphold it reputation in presenting some of the best of new theatre with Anne Washburn's 10 out of 12, which offers audiences a glimpse into the art of theatremaking.

July 19: Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth will take her final bow in the raucously funny Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century.


July 19: Darren Criss takes of the glitter and hangs up his high heels as he concludes his run in the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Don’t miss his final performances before he hands over the baton to Taye Diggs.

July 19: Tom Jacobson's The Twentieth Century Way, a charged, two-man show about clandestine gay life, has garnered excellent reviews and word-of-mouth in the Off-Broadway scene.



July 16: Broadway in Bryant Park continues into its second week, offering free performances from Broadway shows to the mid-town public during their lunch hour. This week catch Brandy Norwood and the cast of Chicago.

July 17: Woody Allen's newest film "Irrational Man" hits theaters, starring Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix, who no stranger to playing irrational men. In the latest movie, he plays a philosophy professor whose somewhat meaningless life suddenly, and mysteriously gains new purpose.

July 17: PBS airs Alfred Uhry's classic play Driving Miss Daisy, featuring the acclaimed performances of Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones.

July 18: The last of the Encores! Off-Center series, Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, boasts a talented cast that includes Sutton Foster and Steven Pasquale. The Jazz Age love story follows party girl Queenie over the course of one luscious, alcohol-fuelled night.

July 7-27: See the best in new voices in musical theatre at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. NYMF offers an eclectic range of innovative new musicals in a variety of genres and styles.

July 20: Fun Home star Michael Cerveris takes to the stage at Joe's Pub alongside Loose Cattle and Lynn Drury. The evening of songs will draw from classic Carter Family and Louvin Brothers songs.

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