Broadway Shows in March 2018

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Broadway shows in March 2018 are set to be a delight. There are plenty of musicals and plays opening as the spring season hits theaters in New York. It looks like classics and new releases are going to make their names on Broadway stages this month. What’s more, there is a good mix of plays and musicals on offer so everyone will find something to love. Indeed, adoring Broadway fans and theater newbies will be thrilled by the shows on offer in March.

 

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Broadway Shows in March – Reviews

Miss Saigon

This old favorite is reopening this month as one of the most hotly awaited Broadway shows in March. The show opened in 1991 and has since become one of Broadway’s longest running musicals. Now, this return to the Broadway stage promises to be a spectacular production. The story, based on Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, is set in Saigon at the end of the American occupation. The show follows the love story that develops there between an American G.I. and a Vietnamese nightclub waitress. Their love seems doomed from the beginning, and the show follows the pair as they struggle to be together. Miss Saigon is one of the most romantic and classic Broadway shows in March.

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard is already a beloved production and this new run is true to form. The fantastic Glenn Close stars as Norma Desmond, a fading Hollywood actress who wants to be famous again. She angles to get involved in another film production while clinging to her old fame. Her creepy servant crafts elaborate fake fan mail for her to read while she waits for her stardom to return. Sunset Boulevard is also packed with fantastic musical numbers that Close delivers with great power. The sense of old Hollywood glamour is portrayed excellently, creating a show that is a must-see this March.

Jitney

Jitney opened to glowing reviews but the show is sadly closing this month. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should get tickets while you still can! Jitney explores race and the day to day struggles of life in a group of black gypsy cab drivers in Pittsburgh. Tensions are high as the cab company that employs them might be shut down. What’s more, they are all dealing with their own individual struggles. Each character is well-rounded and portrayed with care by the talented cast. Jitney astutely covers issues of addiction, criminality, and unemployment, making it a standout amongst Broadway shows in March.

Hamilton

Hamilton has won over theater critics and audiences and it’s still on the go. Surely, Hamilton will again be one of the most popular Broadways shows in March. This historical musical is based on the true story of the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of USA’s Founding Fathers. However, it isn’t all dusty or uptight – quite the opposite! Hamilton tells the story through a slew of humorous and memorable musical numbers mainly using rap to communicate the tale. Even if you aren’t a fan of contemporary music or history, you’ll probably enjoy the joviality of Hamilton.

Sunday in the Park with George

Sunday in the Park with George opened at the end of February and it is already a critical success. The show is based on a Pulitzer Prize winning play and stars lauded film actor Jake Gyllenhaal. It first tells the story of Georges Seurat, an obsessive 19th century French artist. Georges is involved in a fraught relationship with his partner and his artistic work. It then hurtles into the present to introduce the audience to Seurat’s great-grandson, another George, this one a contemporary artist. The two artists and their loved ones are compelling character studies, all backed up by a supremely talented cast. Certainly, lovers of art and theater will enjoy this poignant production.

Significant Other

Significant Other is one of the most exciting new Broadway shows in March. The show revolves around Jordan, a young gay man struggling to find love. Meanwhile, all of Jordan’s friends seem to be pairing off and settling down. Whilst Jordan is happy for them, he can’t help but feel jealous and wonder when he’ll meet Mister Right. The addition of Jordan’s sweet but no-nonsense grandmother adds humor and light to this touching production. Certainly, if you’ve ever felt like your friends are moving on without you, you’ll sympathize with Jordan’s plight. Significant Other is funny and clever, exploring the perils of love in the modern age.

The Glass Menagerie

This classic by Tennessee Williams is returning to Broadway in March. This time, the show contains a cast of strong actors including Sally Field and Joe Mantello. The theater favorite tells the story of a small family through the eyes of one member. The main character, Tom Wingfield, recalls his life with his mother, Amanda, and troubled sister, Laura. Their mother wants to find a suitor for Laura so Tom brings a work friend to the family home. A tense but gripping evening unfolds which will keep audiences gripped until the moment the curtain falls. If you enjoy riveting, sometimes uncomfortable drama, you’ll adore The Glass Menagerie. It promises to be one of the most exciting returning Broadway shows in March.

The Price

The Price is also opening on Broadway this month. It should be one of the most exciting Broadway shows in March with a riveting story and excellent cast. The ensemble includes Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, and Danny DeVito. The story follows Victor as he returns home to sell his family’s estate. He previously gave up his dreams in order to help them after they lost everything in the Great Depression. Now, Victor must confront the sacrifice he made and wonder whether it was worth it. The Price should be an excellent piece of theater to see this March.

There seem to be a fantastic collection of Broadway shows in 2018. If you’re planning a trip to New York or you’re a city-dwelling theater fan, Broadway is the place to be. With these exciting productions on show, you’ll never want to leave the theater!

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