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Broadway Theatre Highlights 2015-2016 by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

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The Gin Game, Golden Theatre, New York. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

Here are just a few must see Broadway productions for 2015 and 2016 featured by Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, New York.

All Photographs by Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, NY. All Rights Reserved.

 The Gin Game

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The Gin Game, Golden Theatre, New York. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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The Gin Game, Golden Theatre, New York. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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The Gin Game, Golden Theatre, New York. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

 The Gin Game at the Golden Theatre, previews begin September 23, 2015; opening October 14, 2015. Cast: Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones; written by D.L. Coburn; directed by Leonard Foglia. Synopsis: An elderly couple at a nursing home play an increasingly tense series of gin rummy games as they expose truths about their failures, disappointments and insecurities.

Please see our previous The Gin Game article with photographs:

https://undertheduvetproductions.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/cicely-tyson-and-james-earl-jones-star-in-the-gin-game-on-broadway-this-fall-by-photojournalist-lisa-pacino/

China Doll

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China Doll, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, New York. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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China Doll, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, New York. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

China Doll at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, previews begin October 21, 2015, opening November 19, 2015. Cast: Al Pacino and Christopher Denham; Written by David Mamet; directed by Pam MacKinnon. Synopsis: A two-character play about a billionaire, “Mickey Ross” played by Al Pacino, who has just bought a new airplane for his young fiancée as he prepares to go into semi-retirement. Ross in the process of leaving his office, and is giving last minute instructions to his young assistant. He takes one last phone call…

Please see our previous China Doll article with photographs:

https://undertheduvetproductions.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/china-doll-starring-al-pacino-coming-to-broadway-by-photojournalist-lisa-pacino/

Hamilton

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Hamilton, Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Hamilton, Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, opened on August 6, 2015. Cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda as “Alexander Hamilton”; Miranda wrote the book, music, and lyrics; based on the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow; directed by Thomas Kail; choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler. Synopsis: “From bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, HAMILTON is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we’ve become.” —Playbill

Please see our article and photographs of Hamilton‘s opening night:

https://undertheduvetproductions.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/hamilton-on-broadway-opening-night-by-photojournalist-lisa-pacino/

The Color Purple

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The Color Purple, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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The Color Purple, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

The Color Purple at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, previews begin November 9, 2015, opening December 10, 2015. Cast: Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks; written by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis & Stephen Bray (music & lyrics), Marsha Norman (book), Alice Walker (novel); directed by John Doyle. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple follows the inspirational “Celie”, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life. Producers Oprah Winfrey and Scott Sanders’ plans for a fall 2015 revival were reported in 2014. John Doyle’s stripped-down production received critical acclaim in London. The New York post confirmed a fall 2015 run in January, with Hudson signed on to star as “Shug Avery”. Original London star Erivo joined Hudson and November previews at the Jacobs was confirmed in March 2015.

2016: HUGHIE starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker. Photo-Article coming February 2016.

2016: Shuffle Along, or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Shuffle Along 2016

Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry; written by Eubie Blake, music by Noble Sissle, and book by George C. Wolfe; directed by George C. Wolfe; choreography by Savion Glover.

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Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Tony Award winner Billy Porter. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

Shuffle Along, or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed at the Music Box Theatre, previews begin March 15, 2016, opening April 28, 2016. Cast: Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry; written by Eubie Blake, music by Noble Sissle, and book by George C. Wolfe; directed by George C. Wolfe; choreography by Savion Glover; produced by Scott Rudin. Synopsis: A backstage musical about the events that led to the creation of the groundbreaking Eubie Blake-Noble Sissle musical Shuffle Along. The book by Wolfe, Shuffle Along, or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed will trace the backstage story of the creation of the 1921 Broadway hit Shuffle Along. Despite a creative team of Broadway tyros (vaudeville names Flournoy Miller, Aubrey Lyles, Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle) and a turbulent pre-Broadway tour, the jazz musical proved an influential hit, winning over famous fans including George Gershwin, Fanny Brice and Langston Hughes. During its run of more than a year, the show featured early performances by talent including Josephine Baker and Paul Robeson. In the upcoming behind-the-scenes chronicle of the show, McDonald will star as 1920s talent “Lottie Gee”.

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Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry; written by Eubie Blake, music by Noble Sissle, and book by George C. Wolfe; directed by George C. Wolfe; choreography by Savion Glover.

2016: The Wiz

The Wiz, Theatre TBA, 2016-2017 Season; written by Charlie Smalls (music & lyrics), Luther Vandross (additional songs), William F. Brown (book), Harvey Fierstein (revised book); directed by Kenny Leon. Synopsis: Dorothy, a young woman from Kansas, is swept up in a tornado and relocated to a fantasy world that is inhabited by munchkins, witches and flying monkeys. She eventually takes a path down a yellow brick road to find a wizard who can help her go home and along the way meets a scarecrow, tin man and cowardly lion, who all learn to help one another. Announced March 2015 as NBC’s next live television musical event to be broadcast December 2015; co-producer Cirque de Soleil also plans to take the production to Broadway for the 2016-2017 season.

2016: The Bodyguard starring Deborah Cox

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Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, NY ©.

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to share any of our photographs for personal use they are not to be altered in any way. It must be “as is”, with photo name credit, not cropped, no filters, or adjusted. They are not to be used in collages or any other formats. If needed for commercial and/or promotional use please email us to license. Thank you. Email: UnderTheDuvetProductions@gmail.com

Lisa Pacino and Under The Duvet Productions are based in New York. Photography services are available worldwide. To book and receive information please E-mail: UnderTheDuvetProductions@gmail.com

Website:

http://lisapacino.smugmug.com/

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