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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.
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".
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.
Cabaret Opened March 19th 1998
Studio 54, Tickets 524 W. 54th St. between Broadway and 8th Ave; $25-$95. Mon, Tue, Th, Sat 8 PM; Sat 2 PM & 8 PM & Sun 2 PM & 7 PM; Tue 7 PM after 01/07/03; Closed Wednesdays; 2 hrs. 30 min. One intermission. Molly Ringwald stars as Sally Bowles with Raul Esparza, Carole Shelley and Hal Linden. '30s Berlin decadence. This musical classic is one of the longest running revivals in Broadway history.
Chicago Opened November 14th 1996
Shubert Theatre, Tickets 225 W. 44th St. Between Broadway & 8th Ave; Moves to Ambassador Theatre on January 29th 2003; $20-$90. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed & Sat 2 PM; Sun 2 PM. 2 hrs 15 min. One intermission. Six 1997 Tony Awards includes Best Revival of a Musical. A Fred Ebb, John Kander, Bob Fosse Production; A chorus girl murders her lover.
Dance of the Vampires Opened November 21st 2002
Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; 212-307-4100; Mon - Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Michael Crawford stars in this new musical based on Roman Polanski's 1967 film "The Fearless Vampire Killers". Directed by John Rando and choreographed by John Carrafa ("Into the Woods"), this book by David Ives, Jim Steinman, and Michael Kunze is about Count Von Krolock, a 19th Century Vampire. The vampire needs to win the heart and soul of an eighteen year old virgin.
Dinner At Eight Previews November 21st, Opens December 19th 2002 through January 26th 2003.
Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater, Tickets Broadway at 64th Street; $55-$75. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed & Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM. A 1932 play (Originally opened at the Music Box Theatre on October 23rd 1932) by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Another production of "Dinner At Eight" occurred in 1966 on September 27 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The 2002 production of "Dinner At Eight" features Joanne Camp, John Dossett, Christine Ebersole, Joe Grifasi, Byron Jennings, Dorothy Loudon, Peter Maloney, Ann McDonough, James Rebhorn, Brian Reddy, Sloane Shelton, Emily Skinner, Samantha Soule, and David Wohl. Directed by Gerald Gutierrez; Costumes by Catherine Zuber; Lighting by David Weiner; Settings: John Lee Beatty.
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