There is so much to celebrate in the month of March! The worst of winter is behind us, and the lights continue to rise on new productions of plays and musicals on the Broadway stage. In addition to being Women's History Month, March is a special month for a host of amazing artists who have graced the Great White Way. Warm up your singing voices and light some candles for the gifted performers, directors, playwrights, we celebrate this month.
And for those of you hoping for celestial intervention, let this month's horoscopes help you see which way the water will flow and the wind will blow. It's Pisces and Aries season!
Starting off the month are Lindsay Mendez (Carousel, Godspell) and Jeanna de Waal (Sweeney Todd, Diana, Kinky Boots), whose birthdays fall on March 1.
007 and musicals-loving detective Benoit Blanc, Daniel Craig (Macbeth), follows with a birthday on March 2.
Director-choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Bandstand, Cats, Hamilton)—as well as performers Bryan Cranston (Network, Finding Neverland), Donna Murphy (Hello, Dolly!, Wonderful Town, The King and I), and George Salazar (Be More Chill, Godspell)—will all turn another year older on March 7.
Performer, playwright, and director Lonny Price (Walking with Ghosts, Sunset Boulevard, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill) celebrates his birthday on March 9.
Starring in Suzie Miller's Prima Facie this season, Jodie Comer will celebrate her birthday on March 11 ahead of her Broadway debut.
March 12 is a special day for the one and only Liza Minnelli (Chicago, The Act, Victor / Victoria, Cabaret).
Fresh off his Broadway debut, rapper Common (Between Riverside and Crazy) will share a lucky March 13 birthday with playwright Dominique Morisseau (Ain't Too Proud, Skeleton Crew).
There's n-n-n-no way we wouldn't celebrate Adrianna Hicks (Some Like It Hot, Six) on March 15.
We'll be ready for our close up on March 19, as we celebrate Glenn Close (Sunset Boulevard, A Delicate Balance, The Play What I Wrote, Death and the Maiden).
On March 20, bake a cake for Chip Zien (Caroline, or Change, Les Misérables, Falsettos, Into the Woods).
March 21 produced some incredible Broadway artists in Santino Fontana (Tootsie, Hello, Dolly!, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella), Matthew Broderick (Plaza Suite, Sylvia, It's Only a Play, The Producers), and Rosie O’Donnell (Fiddler on the Roof, Taboo, Grease).
Lift your razors high and illuminate your chandeliers for two musical theatre titans: the late great Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Company) and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber (Bad Cinderella, Sunset Boulevard, Phantom of the Opera) on March 22.
Jessica Chastain will celebrate her March 24 birthday on the Broadway stage in A Doll's House. Jim Parsons (The Boys in the Band, An Act of God, The Normal Heart), and Julie Benko (Funny Girl, Fiddler on the Roof) also celebrate their birthdays that day.
We hope to succeed in wishing Sarah Jessica Parker (Plaza Suite, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Annie), Lee Pace (Angels in America, The Normal Heart), and Elton John (Billy Elliot: The Musical, The Lion King) a very happy birthday on March 25.
March 27 is our grand finale for Broadway birthdays this month with Bonnie Milligan (Kimberly Akimbo, Heads Over Heels), Bartlett Sher (Camelot, Pictures from Home, To Kill a Mockingbird) and Austin Pendleton (Between Riverside and Crazy, The Minutes, Choir Boy) celebrating.