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Movin' Out Opened October 24th 2002Back to Broadway 4 - Forward to Broadway 6
Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 West 46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; 212-307-4100; $40-$95; Mon - Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; 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.
Nine Previews March 11th 2003, Opens April 10th 2003-June 29th 2003
Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Tickets 230 West 49th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue; $50-$100; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 2 PM; This Roundabout Theatre Company Production of this 1982 Musical Revival is a story of an Italian film director, Guido Contini, who is under contract to write and direct a film for which he cannot find a suitable plot. On the verge of a breakdown, he examines his failures in life with many women and tries to act his age of 40, instead of Nine. He is the sole male actor in this musical. Antonio Banderas in his Broadway debut as Guido Contini, Laura Benanti as Claudia, Jane Krakowski as Carla, Mary Stuart Masterson as Luisa, and Chita Rivera as Liliane La Fleur are all featured in this musical revival. With Nell Campbell as Lina Darling, Deidre Goodwin as Our Lady of the Spa, Mary Beth Peil as Guido's Mother, Saundra Santiago as Stephanie Necrophorous, and Myra Lucretia Taylor as Sarraghina. Directed by David Leveaux, Book: Arthur Kopit; Composer and Lyrics Maury Yeston (Italian adapted by Mario Fratti); Jonathan Butterell is choreographer. "Nine" originally opened at the 46th Street, Richard Rodgers Theatre on May 9th 1982.
Oklahoma Opened March 21st 2002
Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St. Between Broadway and 8th Avenue; 212-307-4100; $20-$95; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 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).
Our Town Opened December 4th - January 26th 2003
Booth Theatre, Tickets 222 W. 45th St. between Broadway and 8th Ave. $75; Tues 7 PM; Wed-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 2 Hours 10 minutes with 1 - 15 minute Intermission; The drama "Our Town" comes to Broadway from the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Connecticut (June 2002). It is set in New Hampshire, at Grover's Corners in 1903. It had first premiered in 1938, and under the direction of Jed Harris, "Our Town" won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. "Our Town" was written by Thornton Wilder, who won the 1928 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel "The Bridge of San Luis Rey". "Our Town" features Jayne Atkinson, John Braden, Frank Converse, Jane Curtain, Jeffrey DeMunn, Mia Dillon, Ben Fox, Maggie Lacey, Paul Newman, Jake Robards, and Stephen Spinella. Directed by James Naughton; Produced by the Westport Country Playhouse. Artistic Director Joanne Woodward.
The Phantom of the Opera Opened January 26th 1988
Majestic Theater, Tickets 247 W. 44th St., Between Broadway and 8th Ave. $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.
The Producers Opened April 19th 2001
St. James Theatre, Tickets 246 W. 44th St., Between Broadway and 8th Ave. $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 through January 5th 2003
Walter Kerr Theatre, Tickets 219 West 48th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. $25-$75. 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.
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