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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.
Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway Opened November 14th 2002
Longacre Theatre, Tickets 220 West 48th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; $25-$65; Tue-Fri 8 PM; Sat 5 & 9 PM; Sun 3 & 7 PM; 9 poets give a contemporary, entertaining performance about life, specifically, the who, and what we are today. It is a 2 hour drama with music directed by Stan Lathan, and is produced by The Def Poetry, LLC.
Say Goodnight Gracie Opened October 10th 2002.
Helen Hayes Theatre, Tickets 240 West 44th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; $60-$65, Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed & Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; Directed by John Tillinger; Frank Gorshin, ( The Riddler from the old "Batman" TV series ), is the man in this new one-man play by Rupert Holmes about George Burns. Settings: John Lee Beatty; Lighting: Howard Werner; Sound Kevin Lacy. George Burns died in 1996 at the age of 100. He was born Nathan Birnbaum.
Take Me Out Previews February 4th, 2003 and opens February 27th.
Walter Kerr Theatre, Tickets 219 West 48th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. $65-$80, Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed & Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; Tuesday's at 7 PM between March 11th and March 25th 2003. Opening night performance at 6:45 PM; Some nudity, may be inappropriate for under 17. No children under 4 allowed. This drama is about a baseball star at the height of his career who calls a press conference; the revelation ripples through the team, media, and the whole nation! Directed by Joe Mantello; Stars TBA; Produced by Carol Shorenstein Hays and Freddy DeMann; Author: Richard Greenberg.
Tartuffe Previews December 6th, Opens January 9th 2003 - February 16th 2003.
American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. 212-719-1300; The Roundabout Theatre Company will present this classic comedy by Moliere; It will feature Brian Bedford, Henry Goodman, and J. Smith-Cameron. Settings by John Lee Beatty; Costumes by Jane Greenwood; Directed by Joe Dowling; Translation by Richard Wilbur.
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).
Urban Cowboy Opens late February
THEATRE TBA, A new musical based on the 1980 film of the same name in which John Travolta had starred under the direction of James Bridges. It is a story of a young man in a Houston bar who learns about love and life. Aaron Latham and Phillip Oesterman wrote the book and screenplay. This musical version of "Urban Cowboy" will feature a 5-piece country band on stage performing hits like "Lookin' for Love in All the Wrong Places" as well as new Nashville based country tunes. Lonny Price directs; Settings by James Noone; Costumes by Gregory Gale; The Musical Director is Louis St Louis.
Urinetown : The Musical Opened September 20th, 2001
The Henry Miller, Tickets 123 West 43rd Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway. $85; Tue - Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 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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