And a new fave has hit town with the opening of the Broadway version of the Mike White-written Jack Black movie, School of Rock. team that brought it to Broadway includes Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber (music), Glenn Slater (lyrics) and Julian Fellowes (book) with choreography by Joann M. Hunter and scenic-costume designs by Ann Louizos. School of Rock-The Musicalreally rocks.
In the straight play category, there are several contenders for year’s best. Taylor Mac’s Hirand Stephen Karam’s The Humansare at the top of the list. (The latter is headed for Broadway in 2016.) Peter Parnell’s Dada Woof Papa Hotis an entertaining and well-devised show, as well.