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Caroline, or Change Previews April 12th 2004; Opened May 2nd 2004Back to Broadway 2 - Forward to Broadway 4
Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Tickets 230 West 49th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; A new musical with book and lyrics by Tony Kushner and music by Jeanine Tesori. It's 1963 Louisiana; a black maid and the son of the Jewish family that employs her, struggle to find their friendship's identity. Featuring Tonya Pinkins, Reathel Bean, Harrison Chad, Tracy Nicole Chapman, David Costabile, Veanne Cox, Aisha de Haas, Marcus Carl Franklin, Marva Hicks, Capathia Jenkins, Larry Keith, Ramona Keller, Alice Playten, Anika Noni Rose, Leon Thomas III, Chandra Wilson, and Chuck Cooper. Director: George C. Wolfe; Choreographer: Hope Clarke; Settings: Riccardo Hernandez; Costumes: Paul Tazewell; Lighting: Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer; Sound: John Weston; "Caroline, or Change" had it's World Premiere November 30th 2003 at The Public Theater.
Chicago Opened November 14th 1996
Ambassador Theatre, Tickets 215 West 49th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; "Chicago" previously played at the Shubert Theatre until January 26th 2003. $20-$90. Tue-Sat 8 PM; Wed & Sat 2 PM; Sun 2 PM. 2 hrs 15 min. One intermission. A Fred Ebb, John Kander, Bob Fosse Production; A chorus girl murders her lover. Director: Walter Bobbie. Choreographer: Ann Reinking. Based upon the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. Music: John Kander. Lyrics: Fred Ebb.
Dracula Previews Monday July 12th; Opened August 5th 2004
Belasco Theatre, Tickets 111 West 44th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue. Clear Channel Entertainment presents a new musical based on the Bram Stoker classic novel. At the end of the Europe's Victorian Age Dracula lusts for new blood. Book: Christopher Hampton; Music: Frank Wildhorn; Lyrics: Don Black; Director: Des McAnuff; Choreographer: Mindy Cooper; Settings: Heidi Ettinger; Costumes: Catherine Zuber; Lighting: Howell Binkley; Musical Director: Constantine Kitsopoulos.
Fiddler on the Roof Opened February 26th 2004
Minskoff Theatre 200 West 45th Street
A revival of the 1964 musical based on the stories of Shalom Aleichem; Book: Joseph Stein; Music: Jerry Bock; Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick; Director: David Leveaux; Original choreography by Jerome Robbins will be reproduced; Featuring Alfred Molina as "Tevye". Also starring Randy Graff (Golde), Barbara Barrie (Yente); With Sally Murphy, Laura Michelle Kelly, Tricia Paoluccio, John Cariani, Robert Petkoff, David Ayers, Stephen Lee Anderson, David Wohl, and Nick Danielson. Settings: Tom Pye; Lighting: Brian MacDevitt; Sound: Acme Sound Partners; Costumes: Vicki Mortimer; Original Orchestra: Don Walker; Musical Staging: Jonathan Butterell; Musical Director: Kevin Stites; "Fiddler on the Roof" originally opened September 22nd 1964 at the Imperial Theater under Harold Prince, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with Zero Mostel heading the cast.
Forbidden Broadway Opened February 25th 1982
Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, Tickets 432 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenue. $50-$60; Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, 8:15 PM; Wed, Sat 2:30 PM; Sun 3:30, 7:30 PM; 1 hour 45 minutes; One Intermission; A hilarious musical comedy that pokes fun of the most notorious Broadway shows and the most famous personalities. A must see! Director: Gerard Alessandrini; Co-Director/Choreographer: Philip George;
The Frogs Previews June 17th; Opens July 15th - October 3rd 2004
Vivian Beaumont Theater, Tickets 150 West 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue; A musical adaptation by Burt Shevelove and Nathan Lane of the comedy by Aristophanes; Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim; With Nathan Lane as "Dionysos" and Chris Kattan. Director and Choreographer: Susan Stroman; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani.
Golda's Balcony Opened October 15th 2003
Helen Hayes Theatre, Tickets 240 West 44th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; $46-$76; Tue-Fri 8 PM, Sat 8:30 PM; Matinees are Wed 3 PM, Sat 5 PM, Sun 3 PM; 80 Minutes - No Intermission; Best for children over 8. Starring Tovah Feldshuh as Golda Meir. "Golda's Balcony" is the New York Premiere of William Gibson's one-women portrait of Israel's former Prime Minister. Born in Kiev in 1898, Golda Meir was the world's third female Prime Minister. She became Israel's Prime Minister in 1969, after a lifetime of works in the Histradut Trade Union, the Jewish Agency, as Israel's Ambassador to the Soviet Union, a member of the Knesset, Israel's Foreign Minister, and as Secretary General of the newly formed Labor Party. Costumes: Jess Goldstein; Lighting: Howell Binkley; Sound: Mark Bennett; Director: Scott Schwartz; Settings: Anna Louizos; "Golda's Balcony" originally opened March 3rd 2003 at the Manhattan Ensemble Theater.
Gypsy Opened May 1st 2003
Shubert Theatre, Tickets 225 W. 44th St. Between Broadway & 8th Ave; $60-$100; Mon-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; ~ 3 Hours; One 15 minute Intermission; Bernadette Peters as "Rose" in "Gypsy". Revival of the 1959 Musical based upon the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee. Tammy Blanchard as "Louise"; Book: Arthur Laurents; Music: Jule Styne; Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim; "Gypsy" is directed by Sam Mendes with Jerry Mitchell as the Choreographer; Settings and Costumes: Anthony Ward; Lighting: Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer; Sound by Acme Sound Partners. Musical Supervisor: Patrick Vaccariello; Musical Director: Marvin Laird; Featuring the Sid Ramin and Robert Ginzler Orchestra.
Hairspray Opened August 15th 2002
Neil Simon Theatre, 250 West 52nd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue; 212-307-4100; $60-$100; Mon-Sat 8 PM; Wed, Sat 2 PM; 2 hours 45 minutes; One Intermission; Hairspray is a new musical based on the New Line Cinema film (1988) written and directed by John Waters. The book is by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Music by Marc Shaiman. Lyrics by Scott Whitman and Marc Shaiman. Choreography: Jerry Mitchell ("The Full Monty"). It is under the direction of Jack O'Brien ("The Full Monty") and the costumes are by William Ivey Long.
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