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Taboo Previews October 24th 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. Costumes: Mike Nicholls and Bobby Pearce; Lighting: Natasha Katz; Orchestra: Steve Margoshes. "Taboo" originally opened January 29th 2002 at the West End At The Venue in Leicester Square.
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 children under 17. No one 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.
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).
Twentieth Century Previews Early 2004
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. "Twentieth Century" is a new adaptation by Ken Ludwig of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's comedy. "Twentieth Century" is the funny story of Oscar Jaffe, a successful Broadway producer who has transformed a chorus girl, Lily Garland, into a star. As she rises to Hollywood, he downturns into bankruptcy. Oscar boards the Twentieth Century Limited train and bumps into her again, where he tries to convince her to return for another show.
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; Musical Staging: John Carrafa; Featuring David Beach, Carolee Carmello, Victoria Clark, Rachell Coloff, Jennifer Cody, Rick Crom, John Cullum, John Deyle, Hunter Foster, Victor Hawks, Ken Jennings, Spencer Kayden, Megan Lawrence, Daniel Marcus, Jeff McCarthy, Amy Spanger, Lawrence E. Street, and Kay Walbye. Settings by Scott Pask, Costumes by Jonathan Bixby & Gregory Gale, Lighting by Brian MacDevitt, Sound by Jeff Curtis, Bruce Coughlin - Orchestra.
The Violet Hour Previews October 16th; Opens November 6th 2003
The Biltmore Theatre, Tickets 261 West 47th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. $51-$81; Tue - Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 2 PM & 7 PM; No Wednesday Matinee until after December 2nd 2003; The Manhattan Theatre Club reopens Broadway's Biltmore Theatre with the New York premiere of the "The Violet Hour". "The Violet Hour" is by Richard Greenberg. Director: Evan Yionoulis; Set Design: Christopher Barreca; Costume Design: Jane Greenwood; Lighting: Donald Holder; Sound: Darron West; Featuring Laura Benanti, Mario Cantone, Scott Foley, Jasmine Guy and Robert Sean Leonard. It is a story of a young publisher starting out in New York in 1919, and its associated conflicts that are brought to bear.
Wicked Previews October 7th; 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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