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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; Tue- Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 2 hours; One Intermission; A new dance concert 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.
Never Gonna Dance Previews October 27th '03, Opens December 12th
Theater TBA; A new musical based on the 1936 RKO movie "Swing Time". With Nancy Lemenager and Noah Racey. Book: Jeffrey Hatcher; Music: Jerome Kern; Lyrics: Dorothy Fields, Ira Gershwin, Otto Harbach, Johnny Mercer, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Jimmy McHugh. Director: Michael Greif; Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell; Settings: Robin Wagner; Costumes: William Ivey Long; Lighting: Kenneth Posner; Musical Director: Robert Billig. The 1936 film "Swing Time" starred Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Nine Opened April 10th 2003-August 10th 2003
Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Tickets 230 West 49th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue; $40-$100; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat, 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.
The Phantom of the Opera Opened January 26th 1988
Majestic Theater, Tickets 247 W. 44th St., Between Broadway and 8th Ave. $20-$90. Mon 8 PM; Tues 7 PM; Wed-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. Hugh Panaro is the Phantom.
The Play What I Wrote Opened March 30th 2003
Lyceum Theatre, Tickets 149 West 45th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue. $45-$80; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed-Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; "The Play What I Wrote" is a new comedy by Hamish McColl, Sean Foley, and Eddie Braben. This play revolves around Hamish who doesn't want to be a part of his comedy act with Sean. He would rather see his own play on Broadway entitled "A Tight Squeeze For The Scarlet Pimple". Directed: Kenneth Branagh; Choreography: Irving Davies; Settings and Costumes: Alice Powers; Lighting: Timothy Mitchell; With Hamish McColl, Sean Foley, and Toby Jones - plus a celebrity guest star at each performance!
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; Lewis J Stadlen and Roger Bart 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.
Rent Opened April 29th 1996
Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st. St. Between 7th and 8th Avenue; 212-307-4100; $35-$90. 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.
Salome : The Reading Opened April 30th - June 12th 2003
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; $50-$71, Tue-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.
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