Here’s What You Missed Last Week on Broadway
New York moves faster than any city in the world, and the theater here is no exception. It can be hard to keep up with all the buzz, so we’ve got you covered. Here are the top stories you missed this week in New York.
1. Sunday in the Park With George Started Previews
The production, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, is a stunning musical about the art of making art—this is not your ordinary Sunday.
2. The Color Purple Took Home The Grammy
Last Sunday, the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album went to The Color Purple. To round off an already emotional evening, Cynthia Erivo performed with John Legend for the In Memoriam tribute of the year.
3. Dear Evan Hansen Broke Billboard Records
The Dear Evan Hansen original cast recording, released February 3, became Billboard’s highest charting cast album since 1961. Check out Billboard’s interview with Atlantic Record’s Pete Ganbarg on their success with Original Broadway Cast Recordings here.
4. Valentine’s Day, Baby!
Laura Benanti and Patrick Brown brought their first baby into the world this Valentines Day. Their healthy daughter was born at 3:33pm.
5. Sara Bareilles Added Pie Baking To Her Resume
Sara Bareilles is the composer-lyricist for Waitress, but she’ll soon be center stage replacing Jessie Mueller starting March 31.