Broadway Shows in April 2018

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Broadway shows in April 2018 will be an exciting bunch. There are plenty of new releases and big name actors making their way to Broadway in April. From film adaptations to iconic musicals, Broadway is going to be an exciting place this month. Luckily, some successful shows from London’s West End are making their way to New York this month too. With old classics going strong and new productions arriving this month, you can see brilliant Broadway shows in April. You’ll be spoiled for choice with so many fantastic new productions on offer.

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Present Laughter

This famous comedy classic debuts on Broadway this month. Based on the play by Noël Coward, the show stars Kevin Kline and should be an exciting romp. Kline plays Garry Essendine, a self-centred actor who is catered to by the people around him. Garry is charming but unsympathetic, seemingly unable to function on his own. The cast of characters around him include friends, family, and fans who all dote on the ageing actor. Generally, audiences will come to love and hate Garry as Present Laughter unfolds. While Present Laughter is funny, it is also impeccably staged and acted. It should be one of the most effective Broadway shows in April.

A Doll’s House, Part 2

This exciting production premiers on Broadway in April. The original Ibsen play, A Doll’s House, is an old stage favorite written in 1879. This follow up is written by Lucas Hnath and takes place several years after the original play ended. At that point, the main character, Nora, was leaving her family home after a great betrayal. In A Doll’s House, Part 2, Nora is returning to the family home after the dust has settled. How has her absence affected the family? The new show explores the consequences that readers and audiences have eagerly awaited for decades. A Doll’s House, Part 2 is an exciting prospect for Broadway this April.

The Play That Goes Wrong

This production was wildly popular in London’s West End and it opens on Broadway in April. The show is laugh out loud funny and packed with hilarious moments. It portrays the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they stage a 1920s-style murder mystery. However, before the curtain even rises it seems like everything is going wrong. The backstage staff are still adjusting the set, the cast forget lines, and the corpse fails to play dead! Fans of funny theater will be in heaven as the murder mystery ploughs on. The Play That Goes Wrong will inevitably be one of the funniest Broadways shows in April.

Amélie

The popular French film has been adapted for Broadway and is opening in April. It stars Tony nominee Philippa Soo and promises to be an enchanting show. Soo portrays Amélie, an extraordinary young woman who is both strange and captivating. Amélie lives in her head and cultivates small, secret acts of kindness to brighten the lives of people around her. Meanwhile, love is coming to find her, and Amélie has to risk everything to take a chance on romance. The story offers a lot to the stage and Soo promises to deliver an excellent show in the lead role. The show is quirky and lovable, offering a wholly original character to Broadway audiences.

The Little Foxes

With an excellent cast and strong storyline, The Little Foxes is finally opening this month. Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney star in this compelling play, alternating roles as the two main characters. They are Birdie and Regina, two sisters in law living in 1900s Alabama. The women are ruthless, uncompromising, and ready to stage the deal of a lifetime. Up against their male relatives, Regina and Birdie are hardnosed and exciting female characters. Combining an exciting premise with refined acting, the play is one of the most rousing Broadway shows in April.

Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly is a true Broadway classic returning to the stage in April. The show won ten Tony Awards after its 1964 New York release so this should be an exciting Broadway revival. With successful international and film adaptations under its belt, this show is not to be missed. The musical follows Dolly Levi, a hearty New York matchmaker in the early 20th century. Sweet moments and hilarity abound as Dolly tries to win the heart of rich Horace Vandergelder. Certainly, fans of classic musical theater will adore this energetic production.

Oslo

If you like dark comedy, you’ll love Oslo. The show opens this month with a compelling premise based on a true story. Oslo is a unique number amongst Broadway shows in April. The show follows the true story of a Norwegian couple who worked on the Israel-Palestine peace negotiations. The show is tense at times but also offers funny moments throughout as the couple grapple with their circumstances. It is all the more thrilling as the show’s events are based on real political negotiations. The show is an excellent addition to Broadway this season so it should not be missed.

Groundhog Day

If classic comedy is more your style, you’ll appreciate Groundhog Day, which also opens in April. This musical adaptation of the 1993 comedy film is funny, lively, and iconic. With music by talented musician-comedian Tim Minchin, the show offers excellent acerbic wit to the audience. The musical follows Phil Connors, a moody weatherman who gets trapped in an endless time loop of the same day. Phil is sullen and self-obsessed and hates the town he’s visiting, Punxsutawney. Of course, it’s even worse when he has to relive the same day over and over again! Groundhog Day is an excellent addition to the line-up of Broadway shows in April.

April is going to be an excellent month for Broadway theater. The sun will shine and flowers will bloom again, and the new season of theater is rolling in too. Above all, Broadway shows in April promise to be wacky, lively, and a pleasure to watch.

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