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The Invention of Love Opened March 29th 2001-Closed June 30th 2001Back to Broadway 3
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)
Richard Easton won the 2001 TONY Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. Robert Sean Leonard won the 2001 TONY Award for the Best Featured Actor in a Play.
Jane Eyre Opened December 10th 2000 - Closed June 10th 2001.
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.
King Hedley II Opened April 29th 2001-Closed July 1st 2001
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.
Viola Davis won the 2001 TONY Award for Best Featured Actress.
Kiss Me Kate Opened November 18th 1999
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.
Les Miserables Opened March 12th 1987
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 Opened November 13th 1997
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.
Major Barbara Previews June 15th 2001; Opening July 12th 2001
American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street between Broadway & 8th Ave. (212-719-1300); Major Barbara, a play by George Bernard Shaw, features Dana Ivey, Cherry Jones, David Warner, David Lansbury, Dennis O'Hare and Zak Orth. It is directed by Daniel Sullivan ( who was the 2001 TONY Winner Best Director of a Play, "Proof", which also won 2001 TONY Award for Best Play ). Settings: John Lee Beatty; Costumes: Jane Greenwood; Lighting: Brian MacDevitt; It is scheduled to run until September 2nd, 2001.
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