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Taboo Previews October 21st 2003, Opens November 13th 2003Back to Broadway 5 - Go to Buy Broadway Tickets
Plymouth Theatre, Tickets 236 West 45th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. A new musical about the 1980's London club scene. Book: Charles Busch, adapted from the original book by Mark Davies. Music and Lyrics by Boy George; Original Concept: Boy George and Christopher Renshaw; Director: Christopher Renshaw; Choreographer: Mark Dendy; With Euan Morton as Boy George and George O'Dowd as Leigh Bowery in a cast of 19 performers. Musical Supervisor: John McDaniel.
Take Me Out Opened February 27th 2003
Walter Kerr Theatre, Tickets 219 West 48th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. $20-$80, Tue 7 PM; Wed-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 Limited Run May 4th 2003-June 29th 2003
Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 West 47th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; 212-307-7171; $25-$85; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat, Sun 2 PM; 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. Lead role: Sutton Foster. 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 - Closed May 18th 2003
Broadhurst Theatre, Tickets 235 West 44th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; $65-$95; Mon-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; 2 hours 30 minutes; One Intermission; 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).
Wicked Previews October; Opens October 30th 2003
Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. A new musical based on the novel by Gregory Maguire. The true story of the "Wicked Witch of the West" takes place in the "Land of Oz". Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz; Director: Joe Mantello; Choreographer: Wayne Cilento; Starring: Kristen Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Robert Morse, Carole Shelley, and Norbert Leo Butz. With Michelle Federer, John Horton, and Kirk McDonald. Musical Director: Stephen Oremus; Orchestra: William David Brohn; Book: Winnie Holzman; Settings: Eugene Lee; Costumes: Susan Hilferty; Lighting: Kenneth Posner; Sound: Tony Meola.
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