We hope that you had a wonderful and relaxing 4th of July!
What better way to keep cool this summer than to go see a show? We thought we would take a bit of time each week to highlight a show currently on Broadway that we think you should see. Some are plays, some are musicals—but they all are fantastic!
We decided to start with the best–The Best Play, that is. Winner of the Tony for Best Play, Oslo tells the true story of the pathway to peace of 1993 Oslo Accords. The play centers around Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul and her husband, Terje Rød-Larsen, who helped orchestrate the highly secretive peace negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat.
In addition to winning a Tony for Best Play, Michael Aronov won a Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play.
If you haven’t seen this yet, we urge you to go soon, as it will be closing on July 16th. It is showing at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln center. To purchase tickets, click here.
According to the New York Times review:
This rich drama of quixotic politics fills to the bursting point its capacious new home at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Staged (and admired) last summer at the Lincoln Center Theater’s smaller downstairs space, the Mitzi E. Newhouse, “Oslo” has now become the colossus it was always meant to be, while giving an even sharper focus to the urgent behind-the-scenes intimacy at its fast-beating heart.
You can read the full review here.
Philp and Marilyn