The Citiblog

Big Stars Return to NYC Stages
July 18, 2023, 5:36.36 pm ET


Photo: Casey Cott by Nathan Johnson

Some beloved stars will be back on stage in NYC theaters over the next few weeks.

Currently at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theatre, Emmy Award winner Rhea Perlman is starring alongside Arielle Goldman and Leslie Rodrigues Kritzer in “Let’s Call Her Patty”, as an Upper West Side lady of more than moderate means who’s lived her whole life according to self-prescribed rules and routines and must learn to live out of her comfort zone. Performances continue through August 27.

TV and stage favorite Jeremy Jordan (“Supergirl,” “Newsies”) is returning to the long-running hit musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” at the Westside Theatre, as the nebbishy Seymour who must fight a man-eating plant while trying to win the love of the down-and-out Audrey (Joy Woods).

“Riverdale” star Casey Cott will take over the role of Christian in the smash musical “Moulin Rouge” at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on August1. Former “Aladdin” star Courtney Reed joins the company on July 30 as his lover, Satine.

On August 8, the handsome Austin Scott, a veteran of Broadway’s “Hamilton” and “Girl from the North Country,” will take over the pivotal role of William Shakespeare in the hit Broadway musical “&Juliet,” alongside original cast members Lorna Courtney, Betsy Wolfe and Paula Szot.

Photo: Solea Pfeiffer

The stunning Solea Pfeiffer, currently playing Ophelia in the Shakespeare in the Park production of “Hamlet” and seen last season on Broadway as Penny Lane in “Almost Famous,” will take over the role of Eurydice in the Tony Award-winning musical “Hadestown” at the Walter Kerr Theatre on August 15 (replacing original star Eva Nozableda).

Lastly, speaking of “Hamilton” and Shakespeare, Tony Award winner Renee Elise Goldsberry will take on the leading role of Prospero in The Public Theater’s new musical adaptation of “The Tempest,” which will play Central Park’s Delacorte Theatre, August 27-September 3.