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Lincoln Center Theater at the Lyceum, 149 West 45th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenue. (212-239-6200). $30.00 - $60, Tue - Sat 8 pm; Wed, Sat 2 pm; Sun 3 pm. Tom Stoppard takes you along on a Hadesbound boat on the river Styx with his portrayal of the life and love of the English Poet and classicist A. E. Housman. The play takes you to Oxford and Cambridge and a French seashore where Oscar Wilde makes an appearance. Robert Sean Leonard and Richard Easton as the young and the old Housman. Jack O'Brien Director (The Full Monty)
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.
Judgement at Nuremberg
Longacre Theatre, 220 West 48th Street between Broadway and 8th Ave. (212-239-6280). $29.50 - $75, Tue - Sat 8 pm; Wed, Sat 2 pm; Sun 3 pm. 1957 drama by Abby Mann about Nazi war criminals on trial. Produced by Tony Randall's National Actors Theatre. Stars George Grizzard and Maximilian Schell. Directed by John Tillinger.
King Hedley II Previews: Tuesday April 10th 2001 Opening: April 29th
Virginia Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St. between Broadway & 8th. Ave. 212-239-6200. $25 - $70. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; August Wilson, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and a Tony recipient for Best Play was born in Pittsburgh. His plays explore the heritage and experience of African-Americans through the 20th century. Mr. Wilson marries ideas of the legacy of the name "King" with the deterioration of the black family and violence in the Hill District of Pittsburgh during the mid-eighties. Starring Brian Stokes Mitchell. Also starring Leslie Uggams with Charles Brown, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Monte Russell. Directed by Marion McClinton; Settings: David Gallo; Lighting: Donald Holder; Costumes by Toni-Leslie James.
Kiss Me Kate
Martin Beck Theatre, 302 West 45th St. between 8th and 9th Ave. (212-239-6200). $26 - $86, 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 & Burke Moses; Amy Spanger, Michael Berresse, Michael McCormick and Michael Mulheren are co-stars. Directed by Michael Blakemore. 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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