Broadway.com is traveling across the country to find the most exciting regional theater offerings from coast-to-coast. From a star-studded Tennessee Williams classic in Cambridge to a newly revised Columbinus in Chicago, the week's top countrywide picks offer theatrical treats for audiences of all ages.
It’s a Family Affair for Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto
In a revival helmed by John Tiffany (Once), two-time Tony winner Cherry Jones, two-time Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger and American Horror Story star Zachary Quinto will bring the downtrodden Wingfield family to life in the American Repertory Theatre production of The Glass Menagerie. With the starry cast, innovative staging and Tennessee Williams’ timeless story, this Menagerie is a must-see! Meet the family beginning February 2.
LAS VEGAS, NV
Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash Get Lucky in Sin City
Four of the biggest legends in the music biz are headed to Vegas: A new production of Million Dollar Quartet begins an open-ended run on February 4 at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino, starring Martin Kaye as Jerry Lee Lewis, Benjamin D. Hale as Johnny Cash, Tyler Hunter as Elvis Presley and Broadway alum Robert Britton Lyons as Carl Perkins. Hear the stars sing the hits in a musical retelling of the famous 1956 recording session in Memphis. Great balls of fire!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Carl Lumbly Takes On a Motherf**cker
Carl Lumbly has played an NYPD detective in Cagney & Lacey and a CIA agent in Alias, and now he’s taking the stage as sketchy AA sponsor Ralph D. in Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**cker With the Hat at the San Francisco Playhouse. Beginning February 2, Lumbly co-stars alongside Gabriel Marin, Rudy Guerrer, Margo Hall and Isabelle Ortega. Don't miss this high-octane cage match, playing through March 16.
Columbinus Gets a Makeover
Playwrights Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli originally wrote the off-Broadway drama Columbinus in 2006 as a response to the Columbine tragedy. In the wake of the recent Newtown shootings, Paparelli caught up with Columbine survivors to create an updated version, playing February 1 through March 10 at the American Theater Company. Matt Bausone and Rob Fenton star in this stirring theater piece based on true events.
RED BANK, NJ
Chuck Cooper and Roslyn Ruff Catch the Train
Only weeks after the thrilling Signature Theatre Company production of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, director Ruben Santiago-Hudson and stars Chuck Cooper, Roslyn Ruff and James A. Williams are heading to New Jersey to star in Two Trains Running, another masterpiece in Wilson’s epic Century Cycle. Hop aboard the Train at the Two River Theater from February 2 through March 3.