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Noises Off Opened November 1st 2001Back to Broadway 4
Brooks Atkinson Theatre 256 West 47th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue, 212-307-4100 $40-$75. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 1 Hour 25 Minutes; This is a story of a touring company's last night on its production of a sexual comedy. Playwright Michael Frayn. Featuring Patti Lupone and Peter Gallagher.
Oklahoma Previews February 23rd; Opens March 21st;
Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St. Between Broadway and 8th Avenue; 212-307-4100; An RNT/West End Production of the 1943 musical; Directed by Trevor Nunn, the music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and choreographer Susan Stroman; Features Patrick Wilson, Josefina Gabrielle, Andrea Martin, Shuler Hensley, Jessica Boevers, Justin Bohon, Aasif Mandvi, Michael McCarty, and Ronn Carroll. The original production of the musical "Oklahoma" opened on March 31 1943 at the St. James Theatre.
One Mo' Time Previews February 21st 2002; Opens March 6th 2002
Longacre Theatre, 220 West 48th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. 212-239-6200; Broadway's Good Time Musical - "One Mo' Time" takes place on a hot night in 1926 New Orleans. It is a revival of the 1979 musical conceived, written and directed by Vernel Bagneris. Eddie D. Robinson is Choreographer. Featuring Rosalind Brown, BJ Crosby, Wally Dunn, Roz Ryan, and Vernel Bagneris as Papa Du.
The Phantom of the Opera Opened January 26th 1988
Majestic Theater, 247 W. 44th St., Between Broadway and 8th Ave. 212-239-6200. $20-$85. Mon-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; 2 hrs. 30 min. One intermission. Polydor, original London Cast Album. Gaston Leroux's novel, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical set in 19th century Paris. Romance - novel operetta. Directed by Harold Prince. Howard McGillin - 11th Phantom.
The Producers Opened April 19th 2001
St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., Between Broadway and 8th Ave. 212-239-6200. $30 - $100. Tue-Fri 8 PM; Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 2 Hours 55 Minutes; One Intermission; Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane (Not Matinees-Brad Oscar instead) star in this musical comedy which was a film originally written and produced by Mel Brooks in 1968 (starring Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel). Director and Choreographer: Susan Stroman. Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks. A downtrodden theatrical producer and his accountant scheme to raise extra cash for a Broadway flop and plan to split the difference.
"The Producers" was the winner of 12 TONY Awards in 2001; Most ever since "Hello, Dolly!" (which won 10 TONY Awards in 1964). Most ever TONY Award nominations, 15, since "Company" in 1971. Awards included for 2001 - Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor for Nathan Lane, Best Direction of a Musical for Susan Stroman, Best Choreography for a Musical for Susan Stroman (She won that award last year, "Contact", ranking her with Bob Fosse and Tommy Tune for consecutive year choreography winner in the history of Broadway), Best Performance by a Featured Actor for Gary Beach, Best Original Score for Mel Brooks, Best Book for Mel Brooks, Best Scenic Design for Robin Wagner, Best Costumes for William Ivey Long, Best Lighting for Peter Kaczorowski, Best Orchestrations for Doug Bestermen, Best Performance by a Featured Actress for Cady Huffman. Most ever tickets sold the day after it opened on Broadway, 3 Million dollars worth.
Proof Opened October 24th 2000
Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. 212-239-6200. $24-$69. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 2 hours 20 minutes; One Intermission; Produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club, Jennifer Jason Leigh plays the lead in a new play about a young woman, her sister, her Father and a new suitor. The grad attempts to find the truth behind a lost mysterious mathematical proof. Directed by Daniel Sullivan. Lighting Pat Collins, Settings John Lee Beatty, Jess Goldstein does the costumes, and the sound by John Gromada. Also starring Patrick Tovatt, Josh Hamilton and Seana Kofoed.
2001 TONY Award for Best Play. Daniel Sullivan won 2001 for TONY Best Direction of a play. Mary-Louise Parker won 2001 TONY for Best leading actress of a play.
QED Opened 11/18/01-12/17/01; Re-Opened 2/17/2002 - 5/13/2002
Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre; Broadway at 64th Street (212-239-6200); $35-$65; ( Quantam Electrodynamics ) Alan Alda is Richard Feynman, the man who helped develop the atom bomb. A new two-character play also featuring Kellie Overbey; by Peter Parnell.
Rent Opened April 29th 1996
Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st. St. Between 7th and 8th Avenue; 212-307-4100; $20-$80. Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8 PM; Sat 2, 8 PM; Sun 2, 7 PM. 2 Hours 45 min. One intermission. Dream Works Records cast album. Based on Puccini's La Boheme, rock musical tragedy. Set in New York's Lower East Side. Directed by Michael Greif.
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