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Broadway Takes a 'Leap' in April

Boston April Broadway Openings April 2, 2012 - Broadway gallops into April as a collection of plays and a new musical take center stage.

Four-time Tony nominee Raúl Esparza headlines Leap of Faith, the new musical based on the Steve Martin film. Esparza stars as a con-artist/preacher who brings his traveling ministry to a small town. Previews begin on April 3 at the St. James Theatre.

The classic Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire returns to Broadway with an all-star cast that includes Blair Underwood, Nicole Ari Parker, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Wood Harris. Performances start at the Broadhurst Theatre on April 3.

From David Auburn, the writer of the Pultizer Prize-winning Proof, comes his new play The Columnist. John Lithgow stars as Joseph Alsop who engages in a political and personal drama in the 1960s. Previews begin at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 4.

The Lyons stars Linda Lavin in a comedic turn as a matriarch grappling with a husband on his death bed and a family that barely functions as one. Previews begin on April 5 at the Cort Theatre.

James Corden leads the British cast in the West End transfer of One Man, Two Guvnors. Corden plays a man trying to keep his two employers and their various disguises and misadventures straight. Previews begin at the Music Box Theatre on April 6.

To learn more about these productions, visit ilovenytheatre.com.
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