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42nd Street Opened May 2nd 2001Back to Broadway 1 - Forward to Broadway 3
Ford Center, 213 West 42nd Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue; 212-307-4100. $26-$100. Tue 7 PM; Wed-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 2 Hours 40 Minutes; A new production of the 1980 musical comedy. 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. 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; "42nd Street" originally opened at the Winter Garden on August 25th, 1980. 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.
Anna In The Tropics In previews; Opened November 16th 2003
Royale Theater, Tickets 242 West 45th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; $46-$81; 2 Hours 15 Minutes including 1-15 Minute Intermission; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Sat, Sun 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; Author: Nilo Cruz; Director: Emily Mann; A new drama set in 1929 wherein a lector employed to educate and entertain the employees working in a Cuban-American Hand rolled cigar factory reads from Anna Karenina and unwittingly empowers the worker's life forces.
Assassins Previews in March 2004
Studio 54, Tickets 254 West 54th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue; Roundabout Theatre Company presents Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's "Assassins". Directed by Joe Mantello; Music Director: Paul Gemignani; "Assassins" explores the history of presidential assassinations in America since John Wilkes Booth leading up to John Hinckley Jr.
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; 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.
Bobbi Boland Closed during initial previews November 2003
Cort Theatre, Tickets 138 West 48th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue; $31-$86; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM. Drama set in the late 1960's "Bobbi Boland" tells the tale of a former Miss Florida who now teaches charm and deportment to young girls in a small Florida town. Starring Farrah Fawcett. With Tom Wiggin, Dennis Christopher, Leon Russom, Kelli Giddish, and Janine Barris. Written by Nancy Hasty; Directed by David Esbjornson.
Bombay Dreams Previews March 29th 2004; Opens April 29th 2004
Broadway Theatre, Tickets Broadway at 53rd Street; A new musical about "Akaash", a young slum dweller who dreams to become a movie star. The story of his fate when he meets Bollywood's greatest film director's daughter. Based upon an original idea conceived by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Shekhar Kapur; Book: Meera Syal and Thomas Meehan; Music: A R Rahman; Lyrics: Don Black; Director: Steven Pimlott; Choreography: Anthony Van Laast and Farah Khan; Settings and Costumes: Mark Thompson; Lighting: High Vanstone; Sound: Mick Potter; Musical Supervisor: Chris Nightingale.
The Boy From Oz Opened October 16th 2003
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 - Closed January 4th 2004
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. Susan Egan as Sally Bowles, Adam Pascal as Emcee, Blair Brown as Fraulein Schneider, Rick Holmes as Clifford Bradshaw, Liz McConahay as Fraulein Kost, Peter Benson as Ernst Ludwig, and Tony Roberts as Herr Schultz. '30s Berlin decadence. This musical classic is one of the longest running revivals in Broadway history. Dark Wednesday.
The Caretaker Opens November 9th 2003 - Closed January 4th 2004
American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; Tue-Sat 8 PM, Wed, Sat, & Sun 2 PM; Tickets, Call 212-719-1300; 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. Artistic Director: Todd Haimes; Sets: John Lee Beatty, Costumes: Jane Greenwood, Lights: Peter Kaczorowski, Sound: Scott Lehrer.
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