A series of one-night only concerts of musicals produced by Second Stage Theater, MUSICAL MONDAYS will take place every Monday night through the month of March, kicking off on March 4th with Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST FIVE YEARS. The series will continue on March 11th with SATURDAY NIGHT by Julius J Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Stephen Sondheim; on March 18th with Peter Duchan, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul’s DOGFIGHT; and on March 25th with Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s NEXT TO NORMAL. Casting for these concerts will be announced at a later date.
Written and Directed by Jason Robert Brown
With Shoshana Bean and Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown’s contemporary musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS tells the emotionally powerful story of two twenty-something New Yorkers who dive head first into a marriage fueled by the optimism that comes with finding “the one.” But in a city where professional and personal passions collide and only the strongest relationships survive, navigating the waters of love and matrimony can sometimes prove too much. Funny, honest and intimate, with an exuberantly romantic score, THE LAST FIVE YEARS takes a bold look at one young couple's hope that love endures the test of time.
SOLD OUT - March 4, 2019 at the Tony Kiser Theater
Book by Julius J. Epstein
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Noah Brody
Musical Direction by Alexander Gemignani
With Sommer Carbuccia, Matt Dallal, Jakeim Hart, Erika Henningsen, Kennedy Kanagawa, Alec Mathieson, Sarah Naughton, Gabriella Perez, Jonathan Raviv, Nathan Salstone, Kyle Selig
In 1953, SATURDAY NIGHT was to mark the Broadway debut of a young, new writer named Stephen Sondheim. Owing to the death of the original producer, SATURDAY NIGHT's New York opening was delayed some 47 years. SATURDAY NIGHT tells the unassuming story of a group of Brooklyn boys, trying to make good in the stock market in 1929. Unfortunately, one of them, Gene, is so eager to climb the social ladder and impress his sweetheart that he invests his friends' money in a swank apartment near the Brooklyn Bridge, even going so far as to sell the gang's precious automobile. Based on a play by two brothers who were responsible for the classic film, Casablanca, SATURDAY NIGHT features a fetching, tuneful Broadway-style score that hints at Sondheim's triumphs-to-come while staying firmly rooted in the Rodgers and Hammerstein tradition. SATURDAY NIGHT is a nostalgic charmer that will appeal to every audience and is a must for Sondheim fans. Based on the play Front Porch in Flatbush by Julius J. Epstein & Philip G. Epstein.
March 11, 2019 at the Tony Kiser Theater
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Directed by Gina Rattan
Musical Direction by Bryan Perri
With Antonio Cipriano, Micaela Diamond, CJ Eldred, Alan H. Green, Derek Klena, Sky Lakota-Lynch, Pearl Sun, Henu Josephine Tarrant, Ryan Vasquez, Natalie Walker, Daniel Yearwood
It’s November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying, and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion.
SOLD OUT - March 18, 2019 at the Tony Kiser Theater
Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.
Due to overwhelming demand for tickets, Next To Normal Musical Mondays are only available to Subscribers and Champion level donors. For more information click here or call (212) 246-4422.
March 25, 2019 at the Tony Kiser Theater