What to see in New York in March
Here's our top picks of theatre to check out in March 2021.
Broadway theatres may still be shut across the city, but things are beginning to look up. With venues looking to a reopening that includes rapid Coronavirus testing and socially distant seating, theatregoers could be returning to opening nights in a matter of months. For the time being though, online theatre continues to dominate. Here’s our top recommendations on what to see across New York in March 2021.
How do you measure a year? Most people have been measuring it in lockdowns, but if you’re a Rent fan, you’ll have been measuring it in love. To celebrate the 25th anniversary since Rent premiered at New York Theatre Workshop, an all-star line-up will come together (virtually, of course!) to sing and share their favorite Rent memories. So far, performers confirmed include Rent stars Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal, and you can check out who’s taking part here. So, don’t worry about going “Out Tonight”, stay in and enjoy this gala.
Online, March 2.
Most Broadway actresses spend years in the chorus, eventually being cast as a lead role. Not Eva Noblezada. At just 24 years old, her theatre CV includes Kim in Miss Saigon, Eponine in Les Miserables and Eurydice in Hadestown at the Walter Kerr Theatre, picking up her first Tony Award nomination. Sure to be one of Broadway’s leading ladies for the latest generation, make sure you watch Eva Noblezada in concert, as part of the Seth Rudetsky concert series.
Online, March 4.
Be your very own theatre superhero this March! Previously scheduled to run in-person performances, SuperYou was eventually staged on the back of pick-up trucks. Now, it’s available to watch on demand. SuperYou follows a young woman who sets out on achieving her dreams when her superheroine creations come to life. With an all-female cast, SuperYou is all about raising your voice and being your biggest cheerleader, even if times get tough.
Online, March 5.
Three Days of Rain
As part of Manhattan Theater Club’s online spring season, the original cast of Three Days of Rain will reunite for a revival of Richard Greenberg’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play. Patricia Clarkson, John Slattery and Bradley Whitford try to solve and divide the legacy of their late fathers, uncovering family dramas. When Three Days of Rain transferred to Broadway, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd starred in the play. But, if you’re looking for a show that stays to its original roots, you’ll want to check out this revival.
Online, March 11.
Love Letter to Liza
Liza Minnelli is more than just an icon. She’s changed the culture of Broadway forevermore. Turning 75 on March 12, her co-stars, family, friends and Broadway stars will come together for a virtual event to celebrate in style. Although the full schedule is to be confirmed, there’s bound to be nods to Chicago, Cabaret and Victor/Victoria. So, celebrate one of theatre’s finest actresses in a love letter to Liza Minnelli.
Online, March 12.
Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside ran on Broadway in 2019, and is currently nominated for six Tony Awards. Mary-Louise Parker and Will Hochman will reprise their performances as Bella and Christopher respectively in the audio play, which comes out in March. Listen once more to the relationship of a tenured professor and their student, where secrets continue to be shared and stories are always rewritten.
Online, March 18.
In an effort to kickstart live theater back in New York City, over 300 events will take place as part of NYPopsUp Festival. So far, details on upcoming events are unknown, but impromptu performances will take place across the five boroughs through to Labor Day. So, if you’re out and about in New York City, keep your eyes peeled for live entertainment as part of NYPopsUp Festival.
New York City, March 1 - 31.
Photo credit: Original Broadway cast of Rent (Photo by Joan Marcus)