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Movin' Out Previews September 30th 2002; Opens October 24th 2002Back to Broadway 4
Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 West 46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; 212-307-4100; A new musical conceived, choreographed, and directed by Twyla Tharp. It is based on the songs of Billy Joel. A story of 6 lifelong friends over 20 years with 24 Billy Joel songs. Starring John Selya, Elizabeth Parkinson, Keith Roberts, Ashley Tuttle, Scott Wise, Benjamin G. Bowman, and Michael Cavanaugh in a cast of 27. Costumes by Suzy Benzinger.
Oklahoma Opened March 21st 2002
Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St. Between Broadway and 8th Avenue; 212-307-4100; $20-$90; Mon-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; 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. 2002 Tony Award : Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Shuler Hensley).
The Phantom of the Opera Opened January 26th 1988
Majestic Theater, 247 W. 44th St., Between Broadway and 8th Ave. 212-239-6200. $20-$90. 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; Brad Oscar and Steven Weber 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.
Prune Danish Previews 10/8/02 Opens October 22nd 2002
Royale Theater, 242 West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue; 212-239-6200; Jackie Mason is the man in this one man show who wrote and directs "Prune Danish", his 6th solo appearance. It is a humorous social commentary of his observations on current events.
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