Westchester Broadway Theatre this morning announced its 2013 season, a mix of new and classic musicals.
Now on stage is “Can Can,” the Cole Porter musical about, well, dirty dancing of its age. Next is “Fiddler on the Roof,”(starring Bill Nolte) running Oct. 10 to Nov. 25, then Jan. 3 to early February. In between those two stretches of Anatevka will be “Miracle on 34th Street,” running Nov. 29 to Dec. 30.
Then, the 2013 season begins, with one new Tony-winner and a slate full of classics.
First — Feb. 7 to March 17 — is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning best musical “In the Heights,” about a rapping Washington Heights bodega owner named Usnavi and his neighbors. (In a very real way, this show feels a lot like “Fiddler,” only with a heady mix of hip-hop, and salsa instead of shtetl music.)
Perhaps producers Bob Funking and Bill Stutler should approach Kyle Beltran, who played Usnavi in the first national tour, then opposite Jordin Sparks of “American Idol” fame on Broadway in 2010, toward the end of its 1,184-show run. Beltran grew up all over Westchester: Tuckahoe, Yorktown and White Plains, so he certainly knows about the dinner theater.
March 21 to May 26, it’s “Guys and Dolls,” Frank Loesser’s spin on Damon Runyon’s denizens of Times Square.
May 30 to Aug. 4, the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein “The Sound of Music” will take to the stage.
Aug. 7 to Sept. 1., John Fanelli’s Family Theater Company presents “Oliver!” — Lionel Bart’s take on Charles Dickens.
Next fall at this time — Sept. 5 to Nov. 10 — it’s Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me, Kate,” about a husband-and-wife acting team in a touring production of “The Taming of the Shrew.”
Next Christmas (Nov. 14 to January 2014), it’s “White Christmas,” based on the Crosby-Kaye musical about two WWII vets who take their show on the road to Vermont.
Details at 914-592-2222 or at the Westchester Broadway Theatre website.