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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.
Sweet Smell Of Success Opened March 14th, 2002 - Closed June 15th 2002
Martin Beck Theatre, 302 West 45th St. between 8th and 9th Ave. 212-239-6200; $25-$95; Mon-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; John Lithgow stars in this new musical based on the novella by Ernest Lehman and the 1957 MGM/UA film by Clifford Odets and Mr. Lehman; The book is by John Guare and it features the music of Marvin Hamlisch; Lyrics by Craig Carnelia; Directed by Nicholas Hytner and also stars Brian d'Arcy James. The Musical director is Jeffrey Huard. 2002 Tony Award : Best Leading Actor in a Musical (John Lithgow).
The Tale of The Allergist's Wife Opened November 2nd 2000
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. 212-239-6200. $30-$70, Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed & Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 2 hours 30 minutes. One intermission. Produced by Manhattan Theatre Club, this satire is a very funny comedy starring Marilu Henner, who plays an Upper West Sider. Richard Kind, Rhea Perlman co-star in this new play by Charles Busch, directed by Lynne Meadow. Lighting by Christopher Akerlind, Costumes Ann Roth, Settings Santo Loquasto and Sound by Bruce Ellman.
Thoroughly Modern Millie Opened April 18th 2002
Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway between 45th & 46th St; 212-307-4100; $55-$95; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; The inspiration for this new musical was the 1967 musical film of the same name. It takes place in 1922 during the expansion of women's liberties and freedom. The book was written by Richard Morris, "The Unsinkable Molly Brown". Direction by Michael Mayer; Choreography by Rob Ashford; Sutton Foster is "Millie". Featuring Sheryl Lee Ralph, Harriett Harris, Marc Kudisch, Gavin Creel, Angela Christian, Ken Leung, Francis Jue and Anne L. Nathan. Its World Premiere was in San Diego at La Jolla Playhouse on October 15th 2000. 2002 Tony Award : Best Musical, 2002 Tony Award : Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster), 2002 Tony Award : Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Harriett Harris), 2002 Tony Award : Best Costume Design (Martin Pakledinaz), 2002 Tony Award : Best Choreography (Rob Ashford), and 2002 Tony Award : Best Orchestrations (Doug Besterman & Ralph Burns).
TopDog/Underdog Opened April 7th 2002 through July 28th 2002
Ambassador Theatre, 219 West 49th Street between Broadway and 8th Ave; 212-239-6200; $15-$75; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Sat 2 PM; Sun 2 & 7 PM; This play is a 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Award winner. Suzan-Lori Parks wrote this new 2-character play which is a story of 2 brothers with the names "Lincoln" and "Booth". The names, which were given to them as a joke, affords them a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. A story of brotherly love and identity. Directed by George C. Wolfe. Features Jeffrey Wright and Mos Def. Its World Premiere was at the Public Theatre on July 26th, 2001.
Urinetown : The Musical Opened September 20th, 2001
The Henry Miller, 123 West 43rd Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway. 212-239-6200; $85; Mon 8 PM; Wed-Sat 8 PM; Sat 2 PM; Sun 3, 7:30 PM; 2 Hours 20 Minutes; One intermission; A story about a town government that disallows freely peeing - with regulations. Wonderful musical that has become the talk of the town. Book & Lyrics by Greg Kotis, Music & Lyrics by Mark Hollman, Directed by John Rando; Featuring John Cullum, Hunter Foster, Spencer Kayden, Jeff McCarthy, Nancy Opel, and Jennifer Laura Thompson. Settings by Scott Pask, Costumes by Jonathan Bixby & Gregory Gale, Lighting by Brian MacDevitt, Sound by Jeff Curtis, Bruce Coughlin - Orchestra. 2002 Tony Award : Best Book of a Musical (Greg Kotis), 2002 Tony Award : Best Original Score (Mark Hollman-Music, Hollman & Kotis-Lyrics), 2002 Tony Award : Best Direction of a Musical (John Rando).
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