The Band's Visit
An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. A new musical based on the critically acclaimed screenplay which received 36 major international awards. Music and lyrics by David Yazbeck (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and directed by David Cromer (Tribes, Our Town, Atlantic’s Women or Nothing), The Ban'd Visit played a critically acclaimed sold-out run at the Atlantic Theatre Company in 2016.
CL&A is a co-producer of the production.
Merrily We Roll Along
The authors of the landmark Company reunite to turn the traditional showbiz musical on its head in this thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success. Stephen Sondheim and George Furth expertly blend the excitement and energy of a backstage musical with a poignant and emotional contemporary story about the importance of staying true to one's ideals. Directed by Tony Nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening), it begins performances 11/22 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Perorming Arts in LA.
Merrily We Roll Along begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer Franklin Shepard and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad). The show ends with a touch of rueful irony, as the three best friends at the start of their careers face a bright future: young, talented and enthusiastic about the worlds waiting to be conquered.
CL&A is the lead producer of the production.
Holding The Man
After critically acclaimed multiple sold out seasons in Australia and a successful West End Based on the much loved award winning book by Timothy Conigrave, adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Tommy Murphy, Holding the Man is a hilariously funny, tender and moving play following the remarkable true life love story of Tim and John Caleo. It is a celebration that speaks across generations, sexual preference and culture.
The course of teenage love rarely runs smooth, but it is a white-water adventure if you are a gay boy in an all-boys school in 1970s Melbourne with a crush on the captain of the football team. Still, despite the odds, Tim and John fall in love and for fifteen years their relationship survives everything life throws at it - the separations, the discriminations, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses - until the only problem love can't solve threatens to part them.Premiere in London, Holding The Man opened to critical and audience praise in Los Angeles.
“A deeply personal story of the heart… rock solid performances... nuanced direction” - LA Times
CL&A is the lead producer of the production.
Meet & Greet
MEET & GREET is a new comedy play by tv veterans Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) & Christian McLaughlin (Married ... with Children, Desperate Housewives) and directed by Amanda Bearse (Married ... with Children, Mad TV) that was a sold-out hit at 2014’s Hollywood Fringe Festival.
MEET & GREET is a one act comedy about four actresses of a certain age - a Broadway diva, an unhinged ex-sitcom star, her ditzy blonde bombshell former co-star and a volcanically tempered African-American reality show star - who are all up for the same part in a new sitcom pilot. They meet at a network casting office presided over by a catty, gay young male assistant. Old rivalries come screaming to the surface, egos clash, hair is pulled and a shocking revelation forces them to question their entire existences.
CL&A is the lead producer of the production.
Tony and Grammy Award winner Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) joins forces with Academy and Grammy Award-winning music legend Burt Bacharach for a world premiere musical inspired by the classic O. Henry tale "The Gift of the Magi." On Christmas Eve, estranged lovers Molly and Ben are haunted by visions from long ago. Over the course of one unforgettable night, past and present collide, as the ghosts of their former selves help them find forgiveness and fall in love again. Featuring a new score by Bacharach, SOME LOVERS is a love story for today.
Who gets to tell me whether or not my art is good enough?' Untitled #4, written by Alex Wyse (Spring Awakening, Lysistrata Jones), and directed by David Perlow (The Humans, Blackbird, Casa Valentina), examines this needling question, along with the relationships we are willing to create, and destroy, in our pursuit of success.
The Deaf West Theater production of Spring Awakening floored the critics when it premiered in California, prompting the Los Angeles Times to write, “It’s hard to enumerate all the ways in which Deaf West’s Spring Awakening is so very, very good.” Now, after just 366 days, this unapologetically brilliant new production has transferred from a 99 seat theater in LA to stun New York audiences.
When it debuted on Broadway, Spring Awakening's raw and honest portrayal of youth in revolt shattered expectations of what a musical could do, earning it 8 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book (for writer, Steven Sater) and Best Score (for composer, Duncan Sheik and for lyricist, Steven Sater). Featuring a cast of both deaf and hearing actors and Directed by Michael Arden and Choreographed by Spencer Liff, Spring Awakening is full of knockout performances, explosive music and soul-stirring emotion and the New York Times declared that “one of the great musicals of the last decade was born anew.”
Opening on Broadway April 18, INDECENT, created by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (Vineyard’s HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE and THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME) and award-winning director Rebecca Taichman (FAMILIAR, STAGE KISS), is a deeply moving new play with music, inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s GOD OF VENGEANCE — a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. INDECENT charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it. The New York Time said INDECENT was a "powerful new play" that was "superbly realized."
CL&A is a lead producer of the production.
Jordan Berman would love to be in love, but that's easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close-knit girlfriends. But as singles’ nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan finds that supporting the ones you love can be just as impossible as finding love itself.
Marking Joshua Harmon’s return to the NY stage following the success of his breakthrough hit Bad Jews (the most produced play in America in 2015), Significant Other is a hilarious and heart-wrenching new play that takes us into the trenches of single life in the city, reminding us that you can’t hurry love—no matter how much you wish you could. Trip Cullman (Punk Rock, Murder Ballad) directs. Performances begin 2/14 at Broadway's Booth Theatre.
"A tenderly unromantic romantic comedy, as richly funny as it is ultimately heart-stirring." - The New York Times, Read More
CL&A is a co-producer on the production.
Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father's shoe factory. Looking to save the family business, Charlie turns to a fabulously fashionable new friend — cabaret star Lola — who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies. Soon, this unlikely duo creates the most sensational footwear that’s ever rocked the runways of Milan, giving the factory and its hardworking family a sparkling new future. An exuberant story about finding friendship, inspiration and passion where you least expect. Winner of six Tony Awards with music by Cyndi Lauper, book by Harvey Fierstein and Directed by Jerry Mitchell. Tickets and info at kinkybootsthemusical.com.
Tony Award winner (Cabaret) and two-time Emmy nominee (“The Good Wife”) Alan Cumming has returned to Broadway in a “bravura performance” (Entertainment Weekly) of Shakespeare's darkest and most powerful tragedy, Macbeth.
Directed by Tony winner John Tiffany (Once) and Andrew Goldberg, this “stirring turn by Alan Cumming packing theatrical thunder and lightning” (Daily News) is set in a clinical room deep within a dark psychiatric unit. Cumming is the lone patient, reliving the infamous story and inhabiting each role himself. Closed circuit television camera watch the patient's every move as the walls of the psychiatric ward come to life in a visually stunning multi-media theatrical experience.
You cannot miss Alan Cumming in this breathtaking 100-minute “radical re-imagining” (Variety) of Shakespeare’s notorious tale of desire, ambition and the supernatural.
It's Only A Play
Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane lead an all-star cast, including F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing, Rupert grint, Megan Mullally and Micah Stock. This hilarious ensemble comes together in a comedy written by four-time Tony® winner Terrence McNally and directed by three-time Tony® winner Jack O'Brien—a celebration of theatre at its best…and theatre people behaving their not-so-best.
It’s opening night of Peter Austin’s (Matthew Broderick) new play as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his “best” friend, a television star (Nathan Lane), his novice producer (Megan Mullally), his doped-up diva (Stockard Channing), his genius director (Rupert Grint), a lethal drama critic (F. Murray Abraham), and a fresh-off-the-bus coat check attendant (Micah Stock) on his first night in Manhattan.
It’s alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender—and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage.
Mothers And Sons
Mothers and Sons is a brand new play by four-time Tony-winning playwright, Terrence McNally starring Tony and Emmy-winning actress Tyne Daly. It was nominated for the 2014 Best Play Tony Award.
Daly plays a mother whose son died, much too young, of AIDS several years ago. The story follows her as she unexpectedly visits the home of her son's ex-partner (which now includes his new husband and their child), whom she hasn't seen in many years. There, she is forced to come to terms with how much society has changed without her, and the full life her son might have been able to enjoy.
This brand new Broadway play is a deeply compassionate and touching look at the transformative nature of forgiveness and the evolving definition of family, and stars Daly in a "tour de force" role. It is directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller.
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children Of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day By Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs including "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."