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42nd Street Opened May 2nd 2001Go Back to The Broadway Theater Index
Ford Center, 213 West 42nd Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue; 212-307-4100. $25-$95. Mon-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 2 Hours 40 Minutes; 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.
An Almost Holy Picture Opened February 7 2002 - March 31st 2002
The American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street, 212-719-1300. $40-$65; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 2 PM; "An Almost Holy Picture" stars Kevin Bacon and is about a groundskeeper of a church who cannot comprehend the mysteries of God. This sharp and sometimes witty play is written by Heather McDonald. This drama won the Kesselring Prize and is directed by Michael Mayer. Matinees performed by John Dossett. Call for details.
Aida Opened March 23rd 2000
Palace Theater, 1554 Broadway at 47th Street 212-307-4747. $25-$95. 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".
Bea Arthur on Broadway Just Between Friends Opened 2/17/02; To April 14th 2002;
Booth Theatre, 222 West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. $50-$65; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 212-239-6200. Bea Arthur tells the story of her famous career in a song filled event of 17 songs. Billy Goldenberg on piano. Bea Arthur has performed in "The Threepenny Opera", "Shoestring Review", "Seventh Heaven", "Nature's Way", "Fiddler On The Roof", and "Mame".
Beauty and the Beast Opened April 18th 1994
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th St., Between Broadway and 8th Ave. (212-307-4747). $20-$80 Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 1 and 6:30 PM. 2 Hours 30 Minutes; 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.
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