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Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway Opened 11/14/02Back to Broadway 5 - Go to Buy Broadway Tickets
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; Some nudity, may be inappropriate for under 17. No children under 4. A drama 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; Featuring Daniel Sunjata; Producer; Carol Shorenstein Hays; Author: Richard Greenberg.
Tartuffe Opened Limited Run January 9th 2003 - February 23rd 2003.
American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. 212-719-1300; $40-$65; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat, Sun 2 PM; The Roundabout Theatre Company will present this classic comedy by Moliere; A story of a hypocrite, Tartuffe, who attempts to destroy the happiness of a citizen, Orgon, who has received him as a guest. It will feature Brian Bedford as Orgon, Henry Goodman as Tartuffe, and J. Smith-Cameron as Dorine. With Jeffrey Carlson as Valere, Philip Goodwin as Mons. Loyal, Bryce Dallas Howard as Mariane, T R Knight as Damis, Rosaleen Linehan as Madame Pernelle, John Bedford Lloyd as Cleante, and Kathryn Meisle as Elmire. Settings by John Lee Beatty; Costumes by Jane Greenwood; Directed by Joe Dowling; Translation by Richard Wilbur. Original Music and Sound: Mark Bennett. Lighting: Brian MacDevitt.
The Look Of Love, The Songs of Burt Bacharach & Hal David Previews April 4th 2003, Limited Run Opens May 4th 2003-June 15th 2003
Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 West 47th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; 212-307-7171; $25-$85; Roundabout Theatre Company presents this musical in a celebration of this music team who has won Grammy's, Oscars and gold records. Show contains 30 famous melodies. "The Look Of Love" was conceived by David Thompson, Scott Ellis, Ann Reinking, and David Loud. Ellis directs, Reinking is Choreographer, and Loud is musical director. With Liz Callaway, Kevin Ceballo, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Eugene Fleming, Capathia Jenkins, Jeanine LaManna, Shannon Lewis, Rachelle Rak, and Desmond Richardson. Some great hits include: "I Say a Little Prayer", "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", "I'll Never Fall in Love Again", "What's New Pussycat", "Alfie", "Close to You", "Wishin' and Hopin'", "Walk on By", "One Less Bell to Answer", and "Do You Know the Way to San Jose".
Thoroughly Modern Millie Opened April 18th 2002
Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway between 45th & 46th St; 212-307-4100; $60-$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; New Music: Jeanine Tesori; New Lyrics: Dick Scanlan. 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 Previews February 27th; Opens March 27th 2003
Broadhurst Theatre, Tickets 235 West 44th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; $65-$95; Mon-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; A new musical based on the 1980 film of the same name in which John Travolta had starred under the direction of James Bridges. Featuring Matt Cavenaugh as "Bud" and Jenn Colella. 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 including original songs by Jason Robert Brown and Louis St Louis. Lonny Price directs; Choreographer, Melinda Roy; Settings, James Noone; Costumes, Ellis Tillman; Lighting, Natasha Katz; Musical Director, Jason Robert Brown.
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).
Vincent in Brixton Previews February 13th; Opens March 6th-May 4th
John Golden Theatre, Tickets 252 West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue; $55-$70; Tue 7 PM; Wed - Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; This play by Nicholas Wright, its American Premiere, is presented by Lincoln Center Theater. Set in London, 1870's, it is about the early life of artist Vincent Van Gogh. Directed by Richard Eyre; Featuring Clare Higgins and Jochum ten Haaf.
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