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Never Gonna Dance Opened Dec 4th ‘03; Closed Feb 15th ‘04Back to Broadway 4 - Forward to Broadway 6
Broadhurst Theatre, Tickets 235 West 44th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; $40-$100; 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. A must see with superb performances by Karen Ziemba, David Pittu, 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.
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. New musical w/Book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe. Novel: Gaston Leroux; Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber. A romance novel operetta musical set in 19th century Paris; Director: Harold Prince. Choreographer: Gillian Lynne; Lyrics: Charles Hart; Hugh Panaro is the Phantom.
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; A 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: 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. Jonathan Larson's 1996 Pulitzer Prize winning musical w/Book; Set in New York's Lower East Side. Director: Michael Greif; Choreographer: Marlies Yearby; Music and Lyrics: Jonathan Larson;
The Retreat From Moscow Opened Oct 23rd '03; Closed Feb 29th '04
Booth Theatre, Tickets 222 West 45th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; $60-$80; Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed & Sat 2 PM; Sun 3 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.
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. With Byron Jennings; 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.
Sixteen Wounded Previews March 22nd 2004; Opens April 15th 2004
Walter Kerr Theatre, Tickets 219 West 48th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; A new play by Eliam Kraiem; Set in Holland it is a story of a Jewish baker and his young Palestinian apprentice. With Judd Hirsch, Omar Metwally, Martha Plimpton, and Jan Maxwell; Director: Gary Hynes; Settings and Costumes: Francis O'Connor; Lighting: James F. Ingalls; Sound: John Gromada; "Sixteen Wounded" had its World Premiere at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven Connecticut from Feb 5th-March 16th 2003;
Sly Fox Previews March 12th 2004; Opens April 1st 2004
Barrymore Theatre, Tickets 243 West 47th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; Presenting Richard Dreyfuss, Eric Stoltz, Bob Dishy, Rene Auberjonois, Bronson Pinchot, Elizabeth Berkeley, and Professor Irwin Corey in this 1967 comedy. With Prof Irwin Corey, Nick Wyman, and Peter Scolari; Written by Larry Gelbart; Based upon the classic play "Volpone" by Ben Jonson. Director: Arthur Penn; Settings: George Jenkins and Jesse Polshuck; Costumes: Albert Wolsky; Lighting: Phil Monat; Sound: T. Richard Fitzgerald and Carl Cassela; Originally opened December 14th 1976 at the Broadhurst Theatre.
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