Celebs to See on Broadway This Summer
From Alicia Silverstone to Jason Alexander and a Jim Parsons in between
We have some bad news: You just missed Jake Gyllenhaal in a special, two-night rendition of Little Shop of Horrors.
But now some good: Mary-Louise Parker can make it up to you this weekend.
She and six other A-listers are spending their summer on the Great White Way.
Mary-Louise Parker in “Heisenberg”
Sure, you loved her in Weeds. But MLP has won not only an Emmy but also a Tony for her pre-Gwyneth work in Proof. Her return to Broadway sold out its initial run, so score the last remaining tickets for this week's extension. (Closing July 18)
Jason Alexander in “Fish in the Dark”
Who better to replace Larry David in a Larry David-written play than the man whose most iconic character is based on Larry David? (Closing August 1)
Alicia Silverstone in “Of Good Stock”
Two things are happening right now: Clueless is celebrating its 20th anniversary. And Cher Horowitz is leading a new comedy about a dysfunctional family vacation. (Closing date yet to be announced)
Jim Parsons in “Act of God”
Big Bang Theory fans, get your fill of Sheldon Cooper as, well, the Almighty before he returns to TV. (Closing August 2)
Jonathan Groff in “Hamilton”
Maybe you remember him as rival choir leader Jesse St. James in Glee. Or (if you're a theater diehard) you know him as the original Melchior Gabor in Spring Awakening (which, sidebar, is returning this fall...ahhhhh). Here he's taking on King George III in Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop musical. (Previews begin July 13)
Sam Rockwell in “Fool for Love”
September is still the summer, yeah? That's when The Way, Way Back star takes the stage as a man entangled with a former lover in a seedy motel. (Previews begin September 15)
Clive Owen in “Old Times”
Two days later the Closer actor makes his Broadway debut in an equally distressing story about relationship woes. (Previews begin September 17)