NOW IN PREVIEWS - This Week on Broadway (City Guide Magazine)


NOW IN PREVIEWS - This Week on Broadway

March 28, 2011 - by CG News Desk

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Born Yesterday - Garson Kanin's award-winning comedy about sex and politics follows a not-so-honest businessman and a not-so-dumb blonde out to "capitalize" on everything Washington has to offer. Starring Jim Belushi and Outer Critics Circle nominee Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur).

The House of Blue Leaves - Ben Stiller plays zookeeper/wannabe songwriter Artie Shaughnessy and Edie Falco is his wife Bananas in John Guare's satirical take on celebrity, religion, and the frequent merging of the two. Set against a papal visit to NYC, the play finds Shaughnessy trying to cope with a schizophrenic wife, an impatient girlfriend (Jennifer Jason Leigh)  and a collection of unexpected and unpredictable characters as he dreams of hitting it big in showbiz.

Jerusalem - In the woods of South West England, Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron (Tony winner Mark Rylance), former daredevil motorcyclist and modern-day Pied Piper, is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants to be taken to the country fair, a stepfather wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of friends wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol.

The People in the Picture - This fiercely funny and deeply moving new musical spans three generations. Once the darling of the Yiddish Theatre in pre-war Poland, now a grandmother in New York City, Bubbie (Donna Murphy) has had quite a life. But what will it all mean if she can't pass on her stories to the next generation? Though her granddaughter is enchanted by her tales, her daughter will do anything to keep from looking back.


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