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New York Plays in April 2015

Our selection of the best plays in New York for the month of April 2015

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Gerald Schoenfeld Theater : Closes 28th June 2015

After wowing on London's West End, and winning an Olivier to add to her Academy Award for playing Queen Elizabeth II, Helen Mirren dons the crown once again to bring The Audience to Broadway. Directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Peter Morgan, this luminous play imagines the private weekly meetings held between Her Majesty and the Prime Minister of the day, leading to some very interesting observations! More info

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Ethel Barrymore Theater : Closes 26th April 2015

London's National Theatre is proud to present the Broadway debut of its sensational new play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Based on Mark Haddon's best-selling book of the same name, this mesmerising production uses extraordinary lighting, set design and props to tell this unusual and utterly unforgettable story. A powerful story told in a considerate and highly unique way, plays like Curious Incident don't come around very often. More info

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John Golden Theater : Closes 21st June 2015

After a sold-out run in London's West End, David Hare's Skylight makes its Broadway debut with Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan as Kyra and Tom, former lovers on the verge of re-awakening their long lost connection. But the years between them are not the only obstacles to a reunion, preconceived notions and warring opinions ignite a dynamic debate in this comedic and wickedly clever show. More info

Cort Theater : Closes 7th June 2015

Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David is making his acting and playwriting Broadway debut in 2015 with Fish in the Dark. Produced by Scott Rudin (Book of Mormon) and directed by Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County), the play centers around a death in the family. More info

Winter Garden Theater : Closes 5th July 2015

The second part of Mike Poulton's two plays in rep, the story of Thomas Cromwell picks up where we left off in Part 1, as he reaches the apex of power at Henry VIII's right hand. Cromwell's scheming has worked and Anne Boleyn is now the new Queen. But by splitting from the Catholic church, England is now unprotected and isolated in Europe. With no male heir forthcoming, the King's affections are wandering elsewhere. How can the ambitious manipulator keep his position in a newly precarious court, where suspicion reigns more than ever?

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Winter Garden Theater : Closes 5th July 2015

From humble beginnings to right hand man of the King, Wolf Hall is the story of Thomas Cromwell. History has not been very kind to him; his cunning and fixing has cast him as a Machiavellian character, pulling the strings of the Tudor administration to ensure his own survival. This first part of the story sees the rise of Cromwell from his humble beginnings from a working-class family to becoming the right-hand man of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, who was adviser to King Henry VIII. Managing to sidestep Wolsley's fall from grace, he eventually takes his place as the most powerful of Henry's ministers, making some dangerous courtly enemies in the process. More info

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Somewhere in the not too distant future, Charles, who has spent more than a lifetime patiently waiting for power as the Prince of Wales, finally ascends the throne. But all is not as the new monarch expected it to be, in this controversially brave new play from Mike Bartlett. How to rule this new tumultuous country? Inspired by the histories of Shakespeare, King Charles III has bowled over the Brits, and now transfers to the Great White Way in search of equal success. More info

Claire Tow Theater

Stay-at-home-mom Jo spent nine years on her fantasy novel. Now, when it's finally finished, she is summoned by some mysteriously shady 'publishers' Andre and Sven to their New York office to discuss her follow up memoir... More info

Mitzi E Newhouse Theater : Closes 26th July 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents the world premiere of Bathsheba Doran's new play as part of their 2014/2015 season. The Mystery of Love and Sex centers on a pair of childhood friends who become romantically involved, and promises to be yet another intense and complex drama from the young English playwright. It will be directed by Sam Gold (The Realistic Joneses). More info

Music Box Theater

Returning to Broadway for it's first revival, Wendy Wasserman's 1988 Pulitzer prize and Tony winning play about the journey of one young women through 20 years of social, political and personal change. With Mad Men's Elizabeth Moss, Orange is The New Black's Jason Biggs and A Gentleman's Guide star Bryce Pinkham leading the cast of this remarkable coming of age story covering the romances and regrets we all pick up in life. More info

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre : Closes 14th June 2015

Eighty-five year-old Miss Ruby was a once famous burlesque dancer in New Orleans' French Quarter, where she made her name. Now living at the run-down Hummingbird Hotel, a once glamorous salon that attracts many different members of society, she decides that she'd like to hold her funeral. Before she dies. More info

13th Street Repertory Theater

Called "hilarious" (Broadway World) and "engaging" (TheaterMania), The Accidental Pervert is a laugh-out-loud play that tells the awkwardly poignant story of a boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet. Andrew subsequently develops an addiction that continues until the age of 26, when he meets his wife to be, and finds himself struggling to find the balance between fantasy and reality. More info

Lynn Redgrave Theater

Culture Project will present Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, featuring an adaptation by Thomas Kilroy and starring Trudie Styler. More info

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