This Week on Broadway for May 19, 2024: Here There Are Blueberries @ NYTW


James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson talk about Here There Are Blueberries @ NYTW, Colt Coeur’s production of Still @ DR2, Scarlett Dreams @ Greenwich House Theater, Staff Meal @ Playwrights Horizons, and The Keep Going Songs @ LCT3

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MP + JS: Here There Are Blueberries @ NYTW, through June 30, 2024
By Moisés Kaufman & Amanda Gronich

Conceived & Directed by Moisés Kaufman

A co-production with Tectonic Theater Project

In 2007, a mysterious album featuring Nazi-era photographs arrived at the desk of a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum archivist. As curators unraveled the shocking truth behind the images, the album soon made headlines and ignited a debate that reverberated far beyond the museum walls. Based on real events, Here There Are Blueberries tells the story of these historical photographs—what they reveal about the perpetrators of the Holocaust, and our own humanity.

This new piece from Tectonic Theater Project (The Laramie Project) is conceived and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony and Emmy nominee Moisés Kaufman and co-written by Emmy nominee Amanda Gronich. Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times cheered, “Moisés Kaufman conducts this impeccable production with symphonic subtlety.”

Here There Are Blueberries was a Pulitzer finalist this year. 100 plays in the Pulitzer play category this year.

Stagecraft: Eboni Booth, Playwright of “Primary Trust” (2024 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winner)

JS: Colt Coeur’s production of Still @ DR2, through May 23, 2024

Stagecraft: Lia Romeo on “Still”

MP + JS: Scarlett Dreams @ Greenwich House Theater, through May 26, 2024

JS: Staff Meal @ Playwrights Horizons, through May 24, 2024

If you liked The Trees @ Playwrights Horizons… (Jan is our own Netflix recommendation engine)

JS: The Keep Going Songs @ LCT3 thru May 26
The Bengsons



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Next Week:

Peter’s Brainteaser:

Usually an overture offers selections and snippets from many songs and not entire songs. And yet, if an original cast album is to be believed, one musical that was famously denied a best musical nomination had an overture that offered its one hit song in its entirety and nothing else that would be sung in the show.

What’s the show? What’s the song that was entirely played in the overture?

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