Classics are also trending onstage this spring. Based on award-winning novels and films, these stories you already know and love are now making their way to Broadway.
This sprawling love story covers several decades in the life of Yuri Zhivago between the Russian Revolution and World War I. It’s based on the 1957 Nobel Prize-winning novel, which also inspired the 1965 Oscar-winning film. Opens April 21, www.doctorzhivagobroadway.com
The story of Gigi, a young courtesan-in-training, has seen many retellings, from the 1944 novella to the 1949 film, followed by Lerner and Loewe’s 1960 movie musical and the 1974 stage musical. Now with Vanessa Hudgens. Opens April 8; www.gigionbroadway.com
‘The King and I’
Based on the 1944 novel about a historic true story from Siam, “The King and I” has seen several revivals, but none so beloved as Roger and Hammerstein’s classic libretto, returning to Lincoln Center. Opens April 16; www.lct.org
‘An American in Paris’
Best known as the movie musical starring Gene Kelly, “An American in Paris” began as a symphonic poem by George Gershwin that played Carnegie Hall in 1951. A full staging now transfers from Paris to NYC. Opens April 21, www.anamericaninparisbroadway.com