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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.
A Raisin in the Sun Previews March 30th 2004; Opens April 26th 2004
Royale Theater, Tickets 138 West 48th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue; A revival of the 1959 play by Lorraine Hansbury; Director: Kenny Leon; Sean Combs in the role of "Walter Lee Younger". Also, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad, and Sanaa Lathan. Lighting: Brian MacDevitt; "A Raisin in the Sun" originally opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on March 11th 1959, it had starred Sydney Poitier.
After The Fall Previews June 11th 2004; Opens July 8th 2004
American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; A revival of the 1964 play by Arthur Miller. Directed by Michael Mayer; Originally opened January 23rd 1964 at the ANTA Washington Square… more details forthcoming.
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.
Assassins Previews March 26th; Opened April 22nd 2004-June 20th
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; With Neil Patrick Harris; Settings: Robert Brill; Costumes: Susan Hilferty; Lighting: Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher; Sound: Dan Moses Schreier; Orchestra: Michael Starobin; Musical Staging: Jonathan Butterell; Music Director: Paul Gemignani; "Assassins" explores the history of presidential assassinations in America since John Wilkes Booth leading up to John Hinckley Jr. Featuring: Becky Ann Baker (Sara Jane Moore), James Barbour (Leon Czolgosz), Mario Cantone (Samuel Byck), Michael Cerveris (John Wilkes Booth), Mary Catherine Garrison (Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme), Alexander Gemignani (John Hinckley), Neil Patrick Harris (Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald), Marc Kudisch (Proprietor), Jeffrey Kuhn (Guiseppe Zangara), and Denis O'Hare (Charles Guiteau). "Assassins" had its premier in December 1990, (Playwrights Horizons).
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.
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. Featuring Manu Narayan, and Anisha Nagarajan. With Ayesha Dharker, Sriram Ganesan, Marvin L Ishmael, Deep Katdare, and Madhur Jaffrey. 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. Originally opened at the Apollo Victoria in London's West End on June 19th 2002.
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.
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