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Into The Woods Previews April 13th; Opens April 25th 2002Back to Broadway 3
Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St. Between Broadway and 8th Avenue; 212-239-6200; Director James Lapine; Choreographer John Carrafa; "Into The Woods" is an original story of a Baker and his Wife who attempt to have a child and reverse the curse on their family. It is a blend of five Grimms' fairy tales. Features stories such as "Cinderella", "Rapunzel", "Little Red Riding Hood", and "Jack, The Giant Killer". Features Vanessa Williams, John McMartin, Laura Benanti and Gregg Edelman. The musical "Into The Woods" originally opened at the Martin Beck Theatre on November 5th 1987.
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 Hours. One intermission. Geffen cast album. Musical adaptation of Victor Hugo novel about persecuted Jean Valjean. Ivan Rutherford is current Valjean, Javert is Philip Hernandez & 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-$100. 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. $55.00-$98.75. 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 Man Who Had All The Luck Previews April 19; Opens May 1st
American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street between Broadway & 8th Ave. 212-719-1300; This Arthur Miller play was his first Broadway production, which originally opened on November 23rd 1944. "The Man Who Had All The Luck" was written in 1940 and takes place in 1938. It is a story of the justice of fate and involves the fortuitous young Midwestern man, Chris O'Donnell - while others struggle around him. Directed by Scott Ellis.
Mostly Sondheim Opened December 30th 2001-February 11th 2002
Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Broadway at 64th Street. 212-239-6200; Monday and Sundays only! $40 and $60 tickets; 7:30 PM; Barbara Cook sings Sondheim, Berlin, Coleman and others. A smash hit on London's West End.
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