What to See Next - as of August 30, 2018

Show-Score | By Kate Leggett and Ryan McCarthy | Aug 30, 2018

We're keeping track of everything new and notable on Broadway and Beyond, so you don't have to.

Beyond Broadway

  • It’s quite a feat to be trending over 400 years after your death, but Shakespeare is doing just that with NAACTO’s epic two-part staging of his “Henry VI” (ShowScore: 84). Members are celebrating its “great acting” and “beautiful use of minimal staging elements.”

  • Enjoy the last gasps of summer, because the fall season is almost upon us! First up is The New Group’sThe True” which starts performances next week. The 70s-set political drama stars the inestimable Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”) and Michael McKean (“Better Call Saul”).


  • Here’s some loverly news: the mega-talented Laura Benanti will be taking over the role of Eliza Doolittle in “My Fair Lady”. The gorgeous Lincoln Center revival (which was nominated for a Tony this year) has a ShowScore of 87 and one who is a particular fan called it “pure perfection.”

  • Speaking of revivals featuring our favorite ladies of Broadway: “Kiss Me Kate,” starring the absolutely divine Ms. Kelli O’Hara, is coming up this winter. (In fact, previews start on Valentine’s Day; how apropos is that?) You can see it with us on February 15 (belated Valentine’s Day present, maybe?) or on a couple of other great dates throughout the run.