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42nd Street Opened May 2nd 2001
Ford Center, 213 West 42nd Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue; 212-307-4100. $25-$90. Mon-Sat 8 pm; Wed, Sat 2 pm; Sun 3pm; Not all Mondays, not all Sundays; Please call in advance as with all Broadway Shows. A new production of the 1980 musical comedy (1981 TONY Best Musical). If you can only see one Broadway show in the next few years, see this one!  It's beautiful, flawless, spectacular and provides the razzle dazzle you hope for and much more!  This show sets a new standard for Broadway productions and talent.  Kate Levering will sing and dance her way into your heart and leave you with unforgettable memories. Taking place in 1933, it contains a superb show chorus and remarkable tap dancing. Based on a novel by Branford Ropes.  Lyrics, Al Dubin; Music, Harry Warren; Book: Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble; Director: Mark Bramble; Choreographer: Randy Skinner; Dance: Gower Champion; Starring Michael Cumpsty, Christine Ebersole, Kate Levering, Mary Testa, David Elder and Jonathan Freeman. "42nd Street" originally opened at the Winter Garden on August 25th, 1980; it ran over 8 years. Gower Champion had choreographed and directed the cast including Jerry Orbach, Wanda Richert, Lee Roy Reams and Tammy Grimes at that time.
Won 2001 TONY Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Christine Ebersole won the 2001 TONY Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical.

Aida Opened March 23rd 2000
Palace Theater, 1554 Broadway at 47th Street 212-307-4747. $25-$90. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; Music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice. Directed by Robert Falls; Sets & Costumes: Bob Crowley; Choreographer: Wayne Cilento; Maya Days as Aida, Adam Pascal as Radames, Idina Menzel as Amneris.  Story of a love triangle between Aida, an enslaved Nubian Princess, and Amneris, an Egyptian Princess who both love the same soldier, Radames. Book by Linda Woolverton and Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang. In January 2002, Simone will return as "Aida" and Felicia Finley will assume the role as "Amneris".

Assassins Previews November 1st 2001; Opens November 29th 2001.
Music Box Theatre at 239 West 45th Street; Tickets $25-$90 (212-239-6200) Mon-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; through December 2nd, 2001; then, after December 4th 2001-Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat, Sun 2 PM; Musical Broadway premiere of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's "Assassins" starring Douglas Sills as John Wilkes Booth, Alexander Gemignani as John Hinckley, Denis O'Hare as Charles Guiteau, Raul Esparza as Guiseppe Zangara, Maria Cantone as Samuel Byck, Mary Catherine Garrison as Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, Neil Patrick Harris as Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald, Becky Ann Baker as Sara Jane Moore, John Dossett as Leon Czolgosz and Matthew Bennet as the Proprietor. Tells the story of men and women who attempted presidential assassinations. Directed by Joe Mantello; Settings Robert Brill; Originally performed at the Playwright's Horizon in 1990 under Jerry Zaks.

Beauty and the Beast Opened April 18th 1994
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th St., Between Broadway and 8th Ave. (212-307-4747).  $85, $60, $25.00 Wed-Sat 8pm; Wed, Sat 2pm; Sun 1 and 6:30 PM. A children's must see. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Tim Rice and songs of the late Howard Ashman, choreographed by Matt West, directed by Robert Jess Roth.  The Beast is Steve Blanchard and The Beauty is Andrea McArdle.

Blast! Opened April 17th 2001 - Closed Sept 23rd 2001
Broadway Theatre, Broadway at 53rd Street. (212-239-6200) $25-$80.  Triumphant debuts in London, Boston, Milwaukee, Detroit and Chicago land this one on Broadway New York.  "Blast!" is a musical by Cook Group Incorporated and Star of Indiana, with Dodger Theatricals. Artistic Director: James Mason. "Blast!" has appeared on the BBC television show "Royal Variety Performance". "Blast!" consists of 60 members, mostly in their early 20's, a variety of musical instruments including percussion and brass, and is about the art of outdoor pageantry. This musical is perfectly synchronized with visual ensembles as well. A must see!
Won 2001 TONY Award in the new category Special Theatrical Event.

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