Sunday, November 04, 2007

Broadway Ready To Rock Tonight

Broadway Ready To Rock Tonight

Despite its breathtaking critical success across the pond, it's easy to forget that Tom Stoppard's Rock 'N' Roll did not win the Olivier Award for Best New Play earlier this year. That distinction went to David Harrower's Blackbird, although Rufus Sewell was awarded the trophy for Best Actor.

But with many London critics proclaiming it even better than Stoppard's monumental The Coast Of Utopia, which managed to clean up at this year's Tony Awards, anticipation is running high that this could be the play to beat come Tony time 2008.

Tonight, Rock 'N' Roll officially opens at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre with Trevor Nunn at the helm and a cast that includes Sinéad Cusack and Brian Cox in addition to Sewell.

Of all the new Broadway shows I've been looking forward to, this is the one (my other pick would be August: Osage County, although I've already had the very good fortune of seeing that one during its Chicago premiere). Stoppard's use of the spoken word is spellbinding.

Look for my critics' capsule tomorrow, along with my very own SOB Review.

Tickets are currently available through March 2, 2008.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets.
Related Stories:
When It Comes To Broadway, Stoppard's On A Roll (May 16, 2007)
Which British Hits Will Be Broadway-Bound? (September 20, 2006)

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