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Salome : The Reading Previews April 11th 2003; Opens April 30thBack to Broadway 5 - Go to Buy Broadway Tickets
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Tickets 243 West 47th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; $55 and $85, Mon-Sat at 8 PM; Sat 2 PM; Drama; 90 Minutes, No Intermission; A full production staged reading featuring Al Pacino and Marisa Tomei. The Reading of "Salome", Oscar Wilde's tale of lust and revenge, is about the legend of King Herod and his desire for Princess Salome. Salome desires the imprisoned John the Baptist. Salome seeks revenge when rejected, by manipulating the King. Author: Oscar Wilde; Director: Estelle Parsons; Original Music: Yukio Tsuji; Featuring: Al Pacino, Marisa Tomei, Diane Wiest, David Strathairn, Timoth Altmeyer, Jill Alexander, Daryl Dismond, Timothy Doyle, Robert Heller, Owen Hollander, Bob Lavelle, Chris McGarry, Ed Setrakian, Kevin Stapleton.
Say Goodnight Gracie Opened October 10th 2002.
Helen Hayes Theatre, Tickets 240 West 44th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; $60-$65, Tue 7 PM; Wed-Sat 8 PM; Wed & Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 1 Hour 30 Minutes; One Intermission; 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 Opened February 27th 2003
Walter Kerr Theatre, Tickets 219 West 48th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. $20-$80, Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed & Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 2 1/2 hours, One 15 minute Intermission; 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! Featuring Daniel Sunjata, Denis O'Hare, Neal Huff, Frederick Weller, Kevin Carroll, David Eigenberg, Gene Gabriel, Robert M. Jiménez, Joe Lisi, Kohl Sudduth, James Yaegashi; Directed by Joe Mantello; Producer; Carol Shorenstein Hays; Author: Richard Greenberg.
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-$100; Tue 7 PM Wed-Sat 8 PM; Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 2 Hours 30 Minutes; One Intermission; 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 Opened 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 Limited Engagement; Opened March 6th 2003; Closed June 8th 2003
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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