Great stars and great plays don’t always align on Broadway. So there’s good reason to make your way to the Stephen Sondheim Theater, where Cicely Tyson is finally getting the showcase she deserves in Horton Foote’s elegiac “The Trip to Bountiful.”
Guang, a bicycle deliveryman for a Chinese restaurant in the Bronx, drops off a dinner in a high- rise tenement one Friday night. Counting his tip, he returns to the elevator. As it descends, there’s a crash and the lights flicker. Suddenly he’s trapped.
“Merrily We Roll Along,” which opens the “Encores!” series Wednesday night at New York City Center, features one of Stephen Sondheim’s catchiest scores, full of songs that have gone on to become standards.
“Sondheim on Sondheim,” the revue put together by James Lapine from Stephen Sondheim’s songs, confirms enchantingly what we already know but can gladly bear such eloquent repeating of: that Sondheim is the best composer- lyricist we’ve got.
Snoop Dogg, the Black Keys and TV on the Radio will have hip-hop, rock and reggae fans flocking to Randall’s Island for the first Catalpa NYC festival. More than 40 acts perform during the two-day event.
With Broadway shows opening nightly ahead of the April 25 deadline for Tony Award eligibility, the musicals “Matilda” and “Kinky Boots” and plays starring Tom Hanks and Bette Midler had their best weeks yet.