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Updated December 19th 2000
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Gore Vidal's The Best Man - closed the 31st of December 2000Back to Broadway 3
Virginia Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St. between Broadway & 8th. Ave. (212-239-6200). $40-$75. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM. The play we have been waiting for, written by Gore Vidal, is about politicians scheming and moralizing. To what end qualifies the means? Charles Durning as the ex-president, Spalding Gray and Chris Noth as his competitors. Elizabeth Ashley also stars. Directed by Ethan McSweeny.
Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. (212-307-4100). $50-$86. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM. Charlotte Bronte's classic novel of Victorian Romance is a high culture production by John Caird, book and additional lyrics, and, Paul Gordon, music and lyrics. Starring Marla Schaffel, as Jane Eyre, James Barbour and Mary Stout, this play is about an orphaned girl who becomes the governess of Thornfield Hall. It is directed by Caird and co-directed by Scott Schwartz. Steve Tyler is the Musical Director. "Jane Eyre" received its American Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla California on July 25th, 1999 - to September 5th, 1999.
Jekyll & Hyde
Plymouth Theatre, 236 W. 45th St. between Broadway & 8th. Ave. (212-239-6200). $45-$80. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM. 2 hrs, 30 min. One intermission. Classic horror story of Robert Louis Stevenson. Musical tale of Dr. Jekyll. Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse (Victor/Victoria). Score by Frank Wildhorn. Directed by Robin Phillips. Stars Sebastian Bach as Jekyll and Hyde, (except Wed and Sat Matinees.)
Kiss Me Kate
Martin Beck Theatre, 302 West 45th St. between 8th and 9th Ave. 212-239-6200. $29 - $84, Tue - Sat 8 pm; Wed, Sat 2 pm; Sun 3 pm. 2 Hours 45 min. One Intermission. Cole Porter and Samuel and Bella Spewack's classic musical depicting backstage biting during an out of town tryout for a tuner based on The Taming of the Shrew. Starring Marin Mazzie & Brian Stokes Mitchell. Directed by Michael Blakemore and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. First showing since the original 1948 production.
Winner 5 2000 Tonys including Best Director, Revival and Lead Actor.
Imperial Theater, 249 W. 45th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. (239-6200). $20-$80. Tue-Sat 8 pm; Wed, Sat 2 pm; Sun 3 PM; 3 hrs. 15 min. One intermission. Geffen cast album. Musical adaptation of Victor Hugo novel about persecuted Jean Valjean. 12th year running. J. Mark McVey is current Valjean, Javert is Gregg Edelman & Fantine is played by Jane Bodle.
The Lion King
New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd. St. Between 7th and 8th Ave. (307-4100). $25-$90. Wed-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 1-6:30 PM. 2 hrs. 45 min. One intermission. Director Julie Taymor. Disney's new theater. Adaptation from animated screen. Cast of 46 sings the Elton John - Tim Rice score. Simba the lion cub destined to become king. Garth Fagan - Choreographer.
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