What Would Sabrina See?
By Sabrina KhanSenior Plogger Venturing out to see a Broadway show this spring? Broadway can sometimes force you to break the bank, but when you watch a show that can both entertain and change your life, it’s totally worth it. Wonderland: Based on Alice in Wonderland, this new musical follows an adult Alice through an entirely modern looking glass. Wonderland becomes a place both familiar yet magical to Broadway audiences. Let’s just hope it’s not too cheesy. *student rush not yet announced* How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: Daniel Radcliffe stars in this musical about a self-help book with the same title that helps J. Pierrepont Finch (Radcliffe) climb up the corporate ladder and find love. Radcliffe has experience on the stage and screen, but who knew he could sing? We’ll have to see just how well he masters this spell. *student rush not yet announced* War Horse: An English country boy’s cherished horse gets sold to the military and sent to France during the outbreak of WWI. Find out what happens when the boy, now a young man, seeks to find him against all odds and bring him home. With elaborate sets and music, War Horse may be this year’s most beautiful performance and well worth the pricey ticket. *student rush not yet announced* Ghetto Klown: In his fifth solo show since Mambo Mouth, Spic-O-Rama, Freak, and Sexaholix…a Love Story. John Leguizamo recounts his life from growing up in Queens to his acting career amidst A-List Hollywood. A comical retelling clad with slang and uninhibited jokes about his life, “Johnny Legz” is sure to make more than few audiences laugh. *student rush not yet announced* If you’re like me and short on cash but looking for some good theatre, look no further than Off-Broadway. Peter and the Starcatcher: This play with music serves as the prequel to J.M. Barrie’s beloved story of Peter Pan as it explores what events led the boy who refused to grow up to discover Neverland. It’s based on a popular storybook and is definitely one of those adventurous plots worth seeing on stage — especially since a company of 12 actors will be performing almost 50 roles. thru 4/17 • $25 student tickets A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: A musical based on Betty Smith’s beloved novel about Francie Nolan and her family’s life in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1902 onward is being revived for the first time in 60 years. It will be interesting to see how it will resonate on the stage today. thru 4/10 • $25 standby rush tickets available thru 4/3 My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend: Once you’ve had your fill of thought provoking dialogue and drama, this show might provide some comic relief. Comedian, writer and actor Mike Birbiglia performs a solo show about his hits and misses in a lifetime pursuit of love. $35.50 preview tickets Go Back To Where You Are: When someone comes back to Earth from a period of purgatory of 2000 years, things are going to seem a little more than different. Once a member of the chorus in ancient Greek theatre, a man returns with a mission from God and finds himself among a family on a vacation in Montauk and the ability to fall in love again. It’s apparently a comic romance with a tinge of gloom, but with a plot like this, I’m already hooked. begins 3/24 • $15 student rush