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Taboo In previews, Opened November 13th 2003Back to Broadway 5 - Forward to Broadway 1
Plymouth Theatre, Tickets 236 West 45th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. 2 Hours 35 Minutes; 1 15 Minute Intermission; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Sat & Sun 2 PM; Sun 7:30 PM; 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 with the cast of Sarah Uriarte Berry, Raúl Esparza, Liz McCartney, Euan Morton, Cary Shields, Jennifer Cody, Dioni Michelle Collins, Brooke Elliott, Lisa Gajda, Bob Gaynor, Curtis Holbrook, Lori Holmes, Jennifer Mrozik, Nathan Peck, Alexander Quiroga, Asa Somers, Denise Summerford, Jody Reynard, James Tabeek, and Gregory Treco. 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.
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 Carolee Carmello as Penelope Pennywise, Luther Creek as Bobby Strong, Spencer Kayden as Little Sally, Jeff McCarthy as Officer Lockstock, Charles Shaughnessy as Caldwell B. Cladwell and Amy Spanger as Hope Cladwell. The production also features David Beach, Rachel Coloff, Rick Crom, John Deyle, Victor W. Hawks, Ken Jennings, Stacie Morgain Lewis, Daniel Marcus, James Moye, Don Richard, Kristie Dale Sanders, Lawrence E. Street, Kay Walbye, Amanda Watkins and Kirsten Wyatt. Settings by Scott Pask, Costumes by Jonathan Bixby & Gregory Gale, Lighting by Brian MacDevitt, Sound by Jeff Curtis, Bruce Coughlin - Orchestra.
The Violet Hour Opened 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 L. 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 Opened October 30th 2003
Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. $40-$100; 212-307-4100. Tue 7 PM; Wed-Sat 8 PM; Wed & Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; 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, Carole Shelley, Norbert Leo Butz, Michelle Federer, William Youmans, Christopher Fitzgerald, and Joel Grey as the "The Wizard". Musical Director: Stephen Oremus; Orchestra: William David Brohn; Book: Winnie Holzman; Settings: Eugene Lee; Costumes: Susan Hilferty; Lighting: Kenneth Posner; Sound: Tony Meola.
Wonderful Town In previews; Opened November 23rd
Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Tickets 302 West 45th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue. $51-$96; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 PM; A new production of the musical "Wonderful Town". Book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. Music by Leonard Bernstein. Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Director and Choreographer: Kathleen Marshall; Musical Director: Rob Fisher; With Donna Murphy as "Ruth". "Wonderful Town" originally opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on February 25th 1953 under the direction of George Abbott. The score includes "Ohio", "One Hundred Easy Ways", "A Quiet Girl", "It's Love", and "The Wrong Note Rag".
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