Into musicals? We thought so. The Fox Theatre doesn’t draw legions of playgoers for no reason. And most of its marquee musicals, as you know, have begun on Broadway as Tony Award winners or nominees — the recent Mary Poppins, Sister Act, The Producers and Fela!, and upcoming Book of Mormon, among them.
So you might be interested in what’s percolating this New York theater season. For details, check out the “Spotlight On” series on the Tony Award website. You’ll find photos, videos, plot summaries, history, trivia, cast albums, scripts, links to productions’ social media and downloadable music on more than 20 eligible plays and musicals.
Musicals spotlighted include Annie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Bring It On (which originated at the Alliance Theatre), Chaplin, A Christmas Story, Hands on a Hardbody, Kinky Boots, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Scandalous and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Plays spotlighted include Ann, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cyrano de Bergerac, Dead Accounts, An Enemy of the People, Glengarry Glen Ross, Golden Boy, Grace, Harvey, Picnic, The Anarchist, The Heiress, The Other Place, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The 2013 Tony Award nominees will be announced the morning of April 30. The annual telecast airs at 8 p.m. June 9 on CBS.