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Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St. (212-307-4100), 800-755-4000. $20-$85. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM. 2 Hours 50 min. Susan Stroman is Director and Choreographer. Stars Craig Bierko as Harold Hill and Rebecca Luker as Marian the Librarian. Also casted: Max Casella, Paul Benedict and Ruth Williamson. The original 1957 production ran 173 weeks and won 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Sleepy River City Iowa residents meet the charming con man Harold Hill who sings and dances his way into the lives of these country folk.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Royale Theatre, 242 W. 45th St., Between Broadway and 8th Ave. (212-239-6200). $30 - $75. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2:30 PM; Sun 3 PM; This play is based on Ken Kesey's novel about an inmate of a mental institution and the struggles and rebellion he has with Nurse Ratched and institutional authority. Directed by Terry Kinney. Starring Gary Sinise and Amy Morton. This Steppenwolf Theater Company's new production of the play by Dale Wasserman, originally opened at the Cort Theatre in 1963 and had starred Kirk Douglas, Joan Tetzel, Ed Ames, William Daniels, and Gene Wilder.
The Phantom of the Opera
Majestic Theater, 247 W. 44th St., Between Broadway and 8th Ave. (212-239-6200). $20 - $80. Mon-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; 2 hrs. 30 min. One intermission. Polydor, original London Cast Album. Gaston Leroux's novel, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical set in 19th century Paris. Romance - novel operetta. 11 years running. Directed by Harold Prince. Howard McGillin - 11th Phantom.
St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., Between Broadway and 8th Ave. (212-239-6200). $30 - $90. Tue-Fri 8 PM; Sat 2 PM; Sun 2 & 7:30 PM; Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane star in this musical comedy which was a film originally written and produced by Mel Brooks in 1968 (starring Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel). Director and Choreographer: Susan Stroman. Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks. A downtrodden theatrical producer and his accountant scheme to raise extra cash for a Broadway flop and plan to split the difference.
Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. (212-239-6200). $24 - $69. Mon-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; Produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club, Mary Louise Parker plays the lead in a new play about a young woman, her sister, her Father and a new suitor. The grad attempts to find the truth behind a lost mysterious mathematical proof. Directed by Daniel Sullivan. Lighting Pat Collins, Settings John Lee Beatty, Jess Goldstein does the costumes, and the sound by John Gromada. Also starring Larry Bryggman, Johanna Day and Ben Shenkman.
Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st. St. Between 7th and 8th Ave. (212-307-4100).$35-$80. Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8 PM; Sat 2, 8 PM, Sun 2, 7 PM. 2 Hours 45 min. One intermission. Dream Works Records cast album. Based on Puccini's La Boheme, rock musical tragedy. Set in Lower East Side. Directed by Michael Greif.
Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St. Between Broadway and 8th Ave. (212-307-4100), $25-$80. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 2 Hours 35 min. One Intermission. 80 members of Traditional Irish dancing, singing and music with the voice of Liam Neeson.
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