Broadway Schedule 12/6 12/13: MJ, Company in Focus
The week kicks off with a debuting MJ and marks the Broadway schedule for the week 12/6 – 12/13 as one of the few active shows on Monday. The rest follow the familiar pattern with Sunday and Monday evenings off, and matinees on Wednesday and Saturday.
A lot of shows are active on Monday. Chicago, Company, Freestyle Love Supreme, MJ, The Phantom, Six, and Waitress are all up and running for their fans at the start of the week!
Company is in its final moments on the preview. The gender-swapped version of Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece is scheduled to officially open on Thursday, so expect a lot of interest in it.
MJ needs to gain momentum, so it’s active straight from the start of the week.
The long-awaited musical dedicated and inspired by the King of Pop is scheduled to begin previews on Monday, December 6, at the Neil Simon Theatre.
MJ The Musical follows young Michael Jackson both as the King of Pop and as the real, living person, with his ups and downs. The show features a by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and a score made up of some of the best-loved, top-selling songs in recording history. Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph.
David Byrne’s American Utopia, Dear Evan Hansen, and Diana, along with Mrs. Doubtfire and The Phantom will remain closed on Tuesday. Dear Evan will be dark until Friday and will return on Saturday, December 11.
Matinee day sees four dark shows. Besides Evan Hansen, other closed shows include The Phantom, Six, and MJ. Most of the other shows will feature both noon and evening performances.
Thursday and Friday
Thursday is business as usual, besides The Phantom’s matinee and the official opening of Company on Broadway. Friday offers nothing different, besides a matinee by Freestyle Love Supreme.
Tony Award® and Grammy Award® winner Katrina Lenk and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone join forces in Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s groundbreaking musical comedy.
This whip-smart musical, given a game-changing makeover for a modern-day Manhattan, features some of Sondheim’s best-loved songs, including “Company,” “You Could Drive a Person Crazy,” “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Side by Side,” and the iconic “Being Alive.”
Saturday and Sunday
Everyone returns on Saturday, even Dear Evan Hansen. It is one of the two shows that won’t feature a matinee (the other is MJ). Freestyle Love Supreme and MJ will remain dark on Sunday, and several shows will feature matinees.
MJ and Company’s official openings are the highlights in the weekly Broadway schedule in 12/6 – 12/13. Expect the biggest crowd and the most expensive tickets to be there, but we got you covered!