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The ‘Sun’ Rises in March for Broadway



March 6, 2014 - A host of Tony Award winners, revivals and new productions make their way to Broadway in March.

Now in previews, Les Misérables returns to the Imperial Theatre in a reimagined production, using new sets and orchestrations to tell Victor Hugo’s classic tale.

If/Then is a new musical from the creators of Next to Normal starring Tony winner Idina Menzel, as a woman looking to re-start her life in New York City. The poduction is now in previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

The celebrated play A Raisin in the Sun returns to Broadway with Denzel Washington in the story of an African American family’s struggle for their slice of the American dream. Performances of the Lorraine Hansberry play begin at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on March 8.

Bullets Over Broadway, a new musical based on the film of the same name, finds a young writer involved with the mob in order to get his new play produced. The musical starts performances on March 11 at the St. James Theatre.

When a new couple named Jones moves in next door to another couple named Jones, sparks fly in Will Eno’s new play The Realistic Joneses. Previews start March 13 at the Lyceum Theatre.

Of Mice and Men finds James Franco and Chris O’Dowd taking on the main roles in this John Steinbeck adaptation. Performances for this limited engagement begin on March 19 at the Longacre Theatre.

Acclaimed playwright Moss Hart is the focus of the new play Act One, based on his autobiography. Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub head the cast at the Vivian Beaumont Theater where previews begin on March 20.

Cabaret and Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming return to Studio 54 with Michelle Williams playing Sally Bowles. The Kander and Ebb musical starts previews on March 21 for a limited engagement.

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill features five time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, playing one of the singer's final shows in 1959. The show begins previews on March 25 at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, Violet follows a young woman, played by Tony winner Sutton Foster, embarking on a journey of self-discovery. Previews begin March 28 at the American Airlines Theatre for this limited engagement.

Neil Patrick Harris steps into the role of Hedwig, a transgender singer trying to find love, in the rock musical Hedwig & the Angry Inch. Performances begin at the Belasco Theatre on March 29.

Interested in learning more about Broadway theatres and the legendary performers and creative professionals who have worked there? Be sure to check out SpotlightonBroadway.com and view videos and photos celebrating the unique history of Broadway.

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