Week in Review 3.24.17

Ticket Updates

  • Dear Evan Hansen tickets are now on sale through March 18, 2018. Visit dearevanhansen.com to learn more and purchase tickets.
  • The Broadway bow of Oslo, the new play by J.T. Rogers, will have an online lottery. Audience members can go to oslobroadwaylottery.com to enter for their chance to up to two $39 tickets to a performance. Playbill has more.
  • There will be a digital lottery for War Paint, which is in previews and opens April 6. Beginning March 28, fans can visit lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/war-paint to enter for a chance to win up to two $40 tickets to a performance. The production's previously announced rush and standing room policies remain in effect. Playbill has more.
  • Tickets for Anastasia, which just began previews and opens April 24, are now available through January 7, 2018. Playbill has more.
Casting News

  • Zainab Jab (Eclipsed, Homeland), John Ellison Conlee (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, Murder Ballad), and Kevin Mambo (The Fortress of Solitude) are among the stars of Venus, the new play from Suzan-Lori Parks. Venus begins previews at the Signature Theatre on April 25. Opening night is scheduled for May 15, and the limited engaged is scheduled to conclude its run on June 4. Playbill has more.
  • Shuffle Along... co-stars Brian Stokes Mitchell and Adrienne Warren have been cast in the CBS pilot Perfect Citizen, which hails from a Good Wife producer. Deadline has details.
  • John Cho will appear in a recurring role on the upcoming third season of Difficult People. The Hulu original show was created by Julie Klausner, and stars Klausner and Billy Eichner. It will return this summer. Deadline has more.
Coming Up

Lincoln Center Festival—The full lineup for Lincoln Center Festival has been announced. In addition to the previously announced presentation of Jewels (presented by NYCB, the Bolshoi, and Paris Opera Ballet), LCF will include music, dance, and theatre performances from artists and companies across the world. Visit lincolncenter.org/lc-fesitval to learn more. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 29.

Manhattan Theatre Club—MTC announced two new plays that will be part of the 2017-2018 season. Lucy Kirkwood's The Children will bow on Broadway beginning November 28. Opening night is scheduled for December 14. At MTC's black box space (off-Broadway), Anna Ziegler's Actually will begin performances October 31, with opening night set for November 14. Broadway.com has more.

In Other News

  • Jessie Mueller, who plays her final performance in Waitress on March 26, filled out Broadway.com's exit interview. Mueller was nominated for a Tony for her performance. The talented actress won a Tony in 2014 for her performance in Beautiful. (In other Waitress news: Producers have announced that tickets are on sale through January 21, 2018. Broadway World has more.)
  • The long-running off-Broadway staple, The Fantasticks, will conclude its run on June 4. The production began in 1960, and, at the time of its closing, will have played 21,552 performances. Broadway World has more.
  • The Significant Other performance schedule is changing: Beginning the week of March 28, there will no longer be Wednesday matinee performances; Sunday evening (7pm) performances will be added. To accommodate the Sunday evening performance, Sunday matinees will now begin at 3pm, not 2pm. Theater Mania has more. (Speaking of Significant Other: In a Broadway.com feature, Rebecca Naomi Jones takes you backstage, and shows you five things in her dressing room that are particularly meaningful. Watch below.)