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Hedda Gabler Opened October 4th 2001Back to Broadway 3
Ambassador Theatre, 219 West 49th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; 212-239-6200; $30-$70; Tue - Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; Kate Burton stars in this play and does an exquisite job. A new production of the classic play by Henrik Ibsen, as adapted by Jon Robin Baitz. Directed by Nicholas Martin; Features Harris Yulin, David Lansbury, Michael Emerson, Jennifer Van Dyck, Angela Thornton, and Maria Cellario. Costumes by Michael Krass.
Kiss Me Kate Opened November 18th 1999 through October 21st
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. (212-307-4747). $30-$95. Wintertime schedule: Wed-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 1 and 6:30 PM. Summertime schedule, Memorial Day to Labor Day: Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 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.
Mamma Mia Opened October 18th 2001
Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway at 50th Street. (212-239-6200); or, (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.
The Music Man Opened April 27th 2000
Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St. (212-307-4100), (800-755-4000). $40-$90. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM. 2 Hours 50 min. Susan Stroman is Director and Choreographer. Robert Sean Leonard is Harold Hill. 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.
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