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If You Ever Leave Me, I'm Going with You Previews 07/17/01; Opened 08/06/01. Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street between sixth and Seventh Avenue. (212-239-6200). $30 - $65, M, W, TH, F, SAT 8 pm; WED, SAT 2 pm; SUN 3 pm; This comedy, starring Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna, is a new two character show about their 36 years of married life together in show business. Bologna has starred in great plays over the years and so has Taylor. It begins with their wedding reception at the Merv Griffin show and goes on from there.Back to Broadway 3
Kiss Me Kate Opened November 18th 1999
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 Carolee Carmello & Burke Moses; Janine La Manna, Michael Berresse, Directed by Michael Blakemore. Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. First showing since the original 1948 production.
Year 2000 TONY Award for Best Musical Revival.
Les Miserables Opened March 12th 1987
Imperial Theater, 249 W. 45th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. (239-6200). $20-$85. Mon-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. Ivan Rutherford is current Valjean, Javert is Shuler Hensey & Fantine is played by Jacquelyn Piro.
The Lion King Opened November 13th 1997
New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd. St. Between 7th and 8th Ave. (307-4100). $30-$95. Tue-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 Opened July 12th 2001 through September 9th 2001
American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street between Broadway & 8th Ave. (212-719-1300); $40-$65. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 2 PM. 2 hrs. 20 min. One intermission. Major Barbara, a play by George Bernard Shaw about an arms dealer and a family with a discussion of ideas, features Dana Ivey, Cherry Jones ( A Moon for the Misbegotten), 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.
Mamma Mia Previews 10/05/2001; Opening night 10/18/2001 (6:30 PM)
Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway at 50th Street. (212-563-5544); or, (800-432-7250). $98.75-$55.00. Mon-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Mamma Mia opened at London's Prince Edward Theatre in April, 1999 and was a fantastic hit that has broken every known British box office record and continues to sell out. The group ABBA has sold over 350 million records worldwide. Mamma Mia includes the hit "Money, Money, Money". Featuring Louise Pitre as Donna Sheridan, a single mother running a tavern on a fictional Greek island. Her friends, Rosie and Tanya are played by Judy Kaye and Karen Mason. They will all get together for the wedding of Donna's daughter, Sophie played by Tina Maddigan. Tina and Louise are making their Broadway debuts. Also featuring, Joe Machota, David Keeley, Ken Marks, Dean Nolen, Tonya Doran, Sara Inbar, Mark Price, and Michael B. Washington. A musical love story based on the music of ABBA. Produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East & Bjorn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal. Music-Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. Playwright Catherine Johnson. Director Phyllida Lloyd. Choreographer Anthony Van Laast.
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