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Never Gonna Dance Previews October 27th, Opens December 4thBack to Broadway 4 - Forward to Broadway 6
Broadhurst Theatre, Tickets 235 West 44th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; $40-$100; Mon-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; After January 6th, Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; A new musical based on the 1936 RKO movie "Swing Time". A professional dancer comes to New York and attempts to prove his worth to his fiancée's Father by trying to earn $25,000 by any means except dancing. With Noah Racey, Nancy Lemenager, Karen Ziemba, Peter Bartlett, Peter Gerety, David Pittu, Deborah Leamy, Philip LeStrange, Ron Orbach, Eugene Fleming, and Deidre Goodwin. 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: Paul Gallo; Musical Director: Robert Billig. The 1936 film "Swing Time" starred Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Nine Opened April 10th 2003
Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Tickets 230 West 49th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue; $40-$100; Tue, Thu-Sat 8 PM; Sat, Sun 2 PM; 2 Hours 30 Minutes; One Intermission; 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. John Stamos as Guido Contini, Rebecca Luker as Claudia, Jenna Elfman as Carla, Mary Stuart Masterson as Luisa, and Eartha Kitt as Liliane La Fleur are all featured in this musical revival. With Nell Campbell as Lina Darling, Jacqueline Hendy as Our Lady of the Spa, Marni Nixon as Guido's Mother, Saundra Santiago as Stephanie Necrophorous, Myra Lucretia Taylor as Sarraghina, and William Ullrich/Anthony Colangelo as Little Guido. 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.
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Previews October 31st 2003; Opens November 17th 2003
Longacre Theatre, Tickets 220 West 48th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; $46-$76; Tue-Fri 8 PM; Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 2 Hours 10 Minutes; One 15 Min. Intermission; Ellen Burstyn stars in a new play by Martin Tahse. The novel is by Allan Gurganus. A one-woman drama of the life of a Confederate captain's wife offering a perspective on that time period in American history. Director: John Scardino; Settings: Allen Moyer; Costumes: Jane Greenwood; Lighting: Kenneth Posner. The World Premiere of this play took place in San Diego at the Old Globe on February 1st 2003.
Paper Doll Previews November 14th; Opens December 8th 2003
Circle in the Square, Tickets 1633 Broadway between Broadway & 8th.
Swoosie Kurtz and Judd Hirsch star in this new 4 character play by Mark Hampton ("Full Gallop") and Barbara J. Zitwer. Jacqueline Susann's story. With Joanne Genelli and Adrian Rieder. Settings: Michael McGarty; Costumes: Martin Pakledinaz; Lighting: Brian Nason; Sound: Zach Moore; Directed by Leonard Foglia ("Master Class"). The World Premiere for this play was at the Pittsburgh Public Theater from November 16th - December 9th 2001.
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. Choreographer: Gillian Lynne.
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 Don Stephenson 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.
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; Choreographer: Marlies Yearby.
The Retreat From Moscow Opens October 23rd 2003
Booth Theatre, Tickets 222 West 45th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; $60-$80; Mon-Sat 8 PM; Wed & Sat 2 PM; Eileen Atkins, John Lithgow, and Ben Chaplain star in this American Premiere of a new play by William Nicholson. "The Retreat From Moscow" is a story of a marriage that should have lasted, but the husband walked out one weekend suddenly leaving the son to pick up after him. Director: Daniel Sullivan. Settings: John Lee Beatty. Costumes: Jane Greenwood. Lighting: Brian MacDevitt. Sound & Original Music: John Gromada.
Sexaholix... A Love Story Previews November 11th 2003
Broadway Theatre, Tickets 1681 Broadway between West 52nd & 53rd Street; $36-$81; Tue-Fri 8 PM; Sat 4 PM & 9 PM; Sun 5 PM; 2 Hours including 1 - 15 minute Intermission; John Leguizamo's self-proclaimed last one man show. A comedic show, by a quite well-known Broadway star. Directed by Peter Askin; Written by John Leguizamo.
Sight Unseen Previews May 6th 2004; Opens May 25th 2004
The Biltmore Theatre, Tickets 261 West 47th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. $51-$81; Tue - Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat, and Sun 2 PM; Laura Linney and Liev Schreiber star in this drama by Donald Margulies in its Broadway premier directed by Daniel Sullivan. It is the story of a world famous artist and his battle with his ex-lover, and her current husband, over the ownership of the portrait he painted of her years ago.
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks Previews October 7th; Opens October 29th 2003
Belasco Theatre, Tickets 111 West 44th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue. $25-$80; 2 Hours 1 15 Minute Intermission; Tue - Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; Richard Alfieri's new play starring Polly Bergen as "Lily Harrison" and Mark Hamill as "Michael Minetti" (of Luke Skywalker fame from the original movie "Star Wars"). A Florida retiree has hired a dance instructor for six weeks. She is dismayed at first with the instructor, but soon finds they have much in common. Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman; The film rights have been optioned by Universal, and the play has proven to have worldwide interest.
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