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The Lion King Opened November 13th 1997Back to Broadway 3 - Forward to Broadway 5
New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd. St. Between 7th and 8th Ave. 212-307-4747; $30-$100. Call for show times; 2 hrs. 45 min. One intermission. Director Julie Taymor. TONY Award winning musical of the 1994 film of the same name. Disney's new theater adaptation from animated screen. Cast of 46 sings the Elton John - Tim Rice score. Simba the lion cub destined to become king. Garth Fagan - Choreographer.
Little Shop of Horrors Opens October 2nd 2003
Virginia Theatre, Tickets 245 West 52nd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. $56-$96; Tue - Sat 8 PM, Wed & Sat 2 PM; Sun 2 PM & 7 PM; A revival of the 1982 musical based on the 1960 film by Roger Corman; Book and Lyrics: Howard Ashman; Music: Alan Menken; Director: Connie Grappo; Musical Director: Henry Aronson; Choreographer: Kathleen Marshall; Settings: Scott Pask; Costumes: Laura Bauer; Lighting: Donald Holder; Orchestra: Danny Troob; Sound: T. Richard Fitzgerald; Stars: Hunter Foster, Billy Porter, and Alice Ripley have been offered the roles of Seymour, Audrey II, and Audrey in that order. With Lee Wilkoff, Reg Rogers, Dioni Michelle Collins, Moeisha McGill, Haneefah Wood, Martin P. Robinson, Anthony Asbury, and Bill Remington.
Long Day's Journey Into Night Opened May 6th 2003-August 31st '03
Plymouth Theatre, Tickets 236 West 45th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. $61-$101; Tue-Sat 7 PM; Sat 3 PM; Sun 1 PM; 3 Hours 30 Minutes, 2 10 Minute Intermissions. A Classic play by Eugene O'Neill is brought to you by David Richenthal and Max Cooper. "Long Day's Journey Into Night" is directed by Robert Falls. Starring Bryan Dennehy as James Tyrone, Vanessa Redgrave as Mary, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Jamie, and Robert Sean Leonard as Edmund. With Fiana Toibin. "Long Day's Journey Into Night" originally premiered in Stockholm Sweden on February 10th 1956. The American Premiere opened at the original Helen Hayes Theatre on W. 46th Street on November 7th 1956. Settings and Costumes: Santo Loquasto; Lighting: Brian MacDevitt. Sound: Richard Woodbury.
Mamma Mia Opened October 18th 2001
Winter Garden Theatre, Tickets 1634 Broadway at 50th Street. $56-$100. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 2 hours 30 minutes; One Intermission; Mamma Mia opened at London's Prince Edward Theatre in April, 1999 and was a fantastic hit that has broken every known British box office record and continues to sell out. The group ABBA has sold over 350 million records worldwide. Mamma Mia includes the hit "Money, Money, Money". Featuring Louise Pitre as Donna Sheridan, a single mother running a tavern on a fictional Greek island. Her friends, Rosie and Tanya are played by Judy Kaye and Karen Mason. They will all get together for the wedding of Donna's daughter, Sophie played by Tina Maddigan. Tina and Louise are making their Broadway debuts. Also featuring, Joe Machota, David Keeley, Ken Marks, Dean Nolen, Tonya Doran, Sara Inbar, Mark Price, and Michael B. Washington. A musical love story based on the music of ABBA. Produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East & Bjorn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal. Music-Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. Playwright Catherine Johnson. Director Phyllida Lloyd. Choreographer Anthony Van Laast.
Man of La Mancha Opened Dec. 5th 2002; Closed Aug. 31st 2003
Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Tickets 302 West 45th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue; $25-$95; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 2 hours 10 minutes; No Intermission; Featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Ernie Sabella; A 1965 revival of the musical by Dale Wasserman; "Man of La Mancha" is directed by Jonathan Kent. Choreographer is Luis Perez; Music by Mitch Leigh; Musical Director: Robert Billig; Lyrics by Joe Darion; Also featuring Mark Jacoby, Stephen Bogardus, Don Mayo, Bradley Dean, Natascia Diaz, Olga Merediz, Frederick B. Owens, Jamie Torcellini, Timothy J. Alex, Andy Blankenbuehler, John Herrera, Jamie Karen, Lorin Latarro, Carlos Lopez, Wilson Mendieta, Gregory Mitchell, Richard Montoya, Michelle Rios, Thom Sesma, Jimmy Smagula, Dennis Stowe, and Allyson Tucker. "Man of La Mancha" originally opened this performance at the Martin Beck Theatre on December 5th 2002 before it was renamed to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on June 21st 2003. "Man of La Mancha" originally opened in November 1965 at the ANTA Washington Square Theater.
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