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42nd Street Opened May 2nd 2001Go Back to The Broadway Theater Index
Ford Center, 213 West 42nd Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue; 212-307-4100. $26-$100. Mon-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 2 Hours 40 Minutes; Not all Mondays, not all Sundays; Please call in advance as with all Broadway Shows. A new production of the 1980 musical comedy (1981 TONY Best Musical). If you can only see one Broadway show in the next few years, see this one! It's beautiful, flawless, spectacular and provides the razzle dazzle you hope for and much more! This show sets a new standard for Broadway productions and talent. Kate Levering will sing and dance her way into your heart and leave you with unforgettable memories. Taking place in 1933, it contains a superb show chorus and remarkable tap dancing. Based on a novel by Branford Ropes. Lyrics, Al Dubin; Music, Harry Warren; Book: Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble; Director: Mark Bramble; Choreographer: Randy Skinner; Dance: Gower Champion; Starring Michael Cumpsty, Christine Ebersole, Kate Levering, Mary Testa, David Elder and Jonathan Freeman. "42nd Street" originally opened at the Winter Garden on August 25th, 1980; it ran over 8 years. Gower Champion had choreographed and directed the cast including Jerry Orbach, Wanda Richert, Lee Roy Reams and Tammy Grimes at that time.
Aida Opened March 23rd 2000
Palace Theater, 1554 Broadway at 47th Street 212-307-4747. $25-$90. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; Music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice. Directed by Robert Falls; Sets & Costumes: Bob Crowley; Choreographer: Wayne Cilento; Story of a love triangle between Aida, an enslaved Nubian Princess, and Amneris, an Egyptian Princess who both love the same soldier, Radames. Book by Linda Woolverton and Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang.
Avenue Q Opened July 31st 2003
John Golden Theatre, Tickets 252 West 45th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; $46-$86; 2 hours 30 minutes with 1 15 minute Intermission; Mon-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; After Sept 1st, Tue-Sat 8 PM; Sat, Sun 2 PM; Sun 7 PM; "Funny, funny, funny! Adult Sesame Street humor that you will relate to; It will keep you laughing as it surprises you with creative genius." A new musical featuring actors and puppets taking place on Avenue Q. With Jennifer Barnhart, Natalie Venetia Belcon, Rick Lyon, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Jordan Gelber, Ann Harada, and Joe Tartaglia. Book: Jeff Whitty; Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx; Director: Jason Moore; Choreographer: Ken Roberson; Puppet Conception and Design: Rick Lyon; Settings: Anna Luizos; Costumes: Mirena Rada; Lighting: Frances Aronson; Sound: Brett Jarvis; Musical Director: Gary Adler; Musical Supervisor, Arrangements, and Orchestra: Stephen Oremus.
Beauty and the Beast Opened April 18th 1994
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th St., Between Broadway and 8th Ave. 212-307-4747. $25-$85; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 1 and 6:30 PM. 2 Hours 30 Minutes; A children's must see. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Tim Rice and songs of the late Howard Ashman, choreographed by Matt West, directed by Robert Jess Roth.
Big River Opened July 24th 2003 through September 14th 2003
American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; Tickets, Call 212-719-1300; $50, $75, & $90; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat, & Sun 2 PM; Tyrone Giordano, a deaf actor, as Huckleberry Finn. Dan Jenkins, who played Huck Finn in the original production, is the Narrator, Mark Twain. Huck escapes from his drunken Father and goes down the river in a boat. It is 1840. He meets up with a runaway slave, Jim. This Musical Revival is based on the classic novel by Mark Twain. Also featuring Michael Arden, Phyliis Frelich, Lyle Kanouse, Troy Kotsur, Michael McElroy, and Melissa Van Der Schiff. Settings: Ray Klausen; Music and Lyrics: Roger Miller; Costumes: David R. Zyla; Lighting: Michael Gilliam; Musical Director: Steven Landau; "Big River" originally opened at the Eugene O'Neill theatre on April 25th 1985.
The Boy From Oz Previews September 16th 2003 Opens October 16th
Imperial Theater, Tickets 249 W. 45th St. between Broadway and 8th Avenue; $60-$100; Tue-Sat 8 PM; No Wednesday Matinees; Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM. 2 hrs 15 min. One intermission. This new musical about the career of Peter Allen is brought to you by Ben Gannon and Robert Fox. The book is by Martin Sherman & Nick Enright; Music and Lyrics: Peter Allen, Adrienne Anderson, Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharah, Jeff Barry, Michael Callen, Christopher Cross, Tom Keane, Marsha Malamet, and Dean Pitchford; Director: Phillip Wm. McKinley; Choreography: Joey McKneely; Settings: Robin Wagner; Costumes: Ann Hould-Ward; Lighting: Donald Holder; Orchestra: Michael Gibson; Hugh Jackman as "Peter Allen". With Beth Fowler, Stephanie Block, Isabel Keating, Jarrod Emick, Mitchell Federan, and Michael Mulheren.
Cabaret Opened March 19th 1998
Studio 54, Tickets 524 W. 54th St. between Broadway and 8th Ave; $25-$95. Mon, Th, Sat 8 PM; Tue 7 PM; Sat 2 PM & 8 PM & Sun 2 PM & 7 PM; Closed Wednesdays; 2 hrs. 30 min. One intermission. Melina Kanakaredes as Sally Bowles, Jon Secada as Emcee, Mariette Hartley as Fraulein Schneider, Rick Holmes as Clifford Bradshaw, Jane Summerhays as Fraulein Kost, Peter Benson as Ernst Ludwig, and Tom Bosley as Herr Schultz. '30s Berlin decadence. This musical classic is one of the longest running revivals in Broadway history. Dark Wednesday.
The Caretaker Previews October 24th; Opens November 9th 2003
American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; Tickets, Call 212-719-1300; Roundabout Theatre Company, Artistic Director Todd Haimes, presents a new Broadway production. "The Caretaker" is Harold Pinter's drama starring Patrick Stewart as "Davies", Kyle MacLachlan as "Aston", and Aiden Gillen as "Mick". Directed by David Jones, "The Caretaker" is a story of power games played between Mick and his vulnerable brother Aston. This turns sinister when Aston brings a tramp, Davies, home to their place. As they strive to manipulate the tramp, their weaknesses are exposed in this dark comedy.
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Previews October 9th 2003; Opens November 2nd 2003
Music Box Theatre, Tickets 239 West 45th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue;
The 1955 Pulitzer Prize Winning Play by Tennessee Williams presented by Bill Kenwright. Directed by Anthony Page. Ashley Judd as "Maggie", and Ned Beatty as "Big Daddy" may be starring in these most famous roles. "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" originally opened on March 24th 1955 at the Morosco Theatre with Barbara Bel Geddes, Ben Gazzara, Mildred Dunnock, Burl Ives, Madeleine Sherwood, and Pat Hingle.
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