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October 24, 2009


Sienna Miller and Jonny Lee Miller
After Miss Julie Opening Night Curtain Call
October 22, 2009
Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

After Miss Julie opened at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre on October 22, 2009. The play stars Sienna Miller and Jonny Lee Miller and will run through December 6, 2009.

Here is some information about the show:

After Miss Julie
Tuesday 8:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm
Opened October 22, 2009
Closes December 6, 2009
American Airlines Theatre

The Roundabout Theater Company presents Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie, directed by Mark Brokaw. Film and stage star Sienna Miller stars in the production, which transposes August Strindberg's 1888 play about sex and class to an English country house on the eve of Labour's historic landslide in 1945. The cast also includes Jonny Lee Miller and Marin Ireland.

Tickets 212-719-1300 roundabouttheatre.org

American Airlines Theatre 227 West 42nd Street


October 22, 2009


Richie Sambora, David Bryan and Tico Torres
Memphis Broadway Show Opening Night
Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Memphis opened at Broadway's Schubert Theatre on October 19, 2009. Memphis tells the story of the Memphis music scene in the 1950's. Rock royalty like Richie Sambora, David Bryan and Tico Torres showed up for opening night.

Here is some information about the play:

Memphis
Tuesday 8:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday 3:00pm
Shubert Theatre

From the rockin' dance halls of Memphis, Tennessee comes this hot and bothered new Broadway musical with heart, soul and energy to burn. Set in the turbulent south in the 1950s, it is the story of Huey Calhoun, a white radio DJ whose love of good music transcends race lines and airwaves. Get ready to experience all the exuberance and the emotion... the beauty and the controversy... of a wondrous, defining time in our history. You're tuning in to Memphis, so turn up that dial!

Tickets $41.50 - $121.50 212-239-6200 800-432-7250
memphisthemusical.com


Shubert Theatre | 225 West 44th Street


 

 


Gina Gershon and John Stamos of Bye Bye Birdie
Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos



Gina Gershon and John Stamos and the Cast of Bye Bye Birdie
Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Bye Bye Birdie, starring Gina Gershon and John Stamos, opened at Broadway's Henry Miller's Theatre on October 15, 2009.

Here is some information about the show:

Bye Bye Birdie
Tuesday 8:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm
Henry Miller's Theatre

In Bye Bye Birdie, the exuberant rock n' roll musical comedy, it's 1960 and hip-swingin' teen idol superstar Conrad Birdie has been drafted into the army. Birdie's manager Albert (John Stamos) and his secretary Rosie (Gina Gershon) have cooked up a plan to send him off with a swell new song and one last kiss from a lucky teenage fan... on The Ed Sullivan Show!

Bye Bye Birdie received the 1961 Tony Award for Best Musical and features such beloved songs as "Put on A Happy Face," "Kids," "Spanish Rose," "The Telephone Hour" and "A Lot of Livin' To Do."

Tickets $86.50 - $141.50 212-719-1300
http://www.roundabouttheatre.org


Henry Miller's Theatre |124 West 43rd Street


October 7, 2009

Two new Broadway plays with limitee runs opened this week, Hamlet (starring Jude Law) and Wishful Drinking (starring Carrie Fisher).


Jude Law
Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos



Hamlet starring Jude Law opened at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre, 235 West 44th Street on October 6, 2009.

Here is some information about the show:

Hamlet
Tuesday 7:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Thursday 7:30pm
Friday 7:30pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday 3:00pm
Closes on December 6, 2009
Opened on October 6, 2009
Broadhurst Theatre

In Shakespeare's definitive tragedy, Hamlet, the King of Denmark is dead. Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet, played by Jude Law, determines to avenge his father's death with devastating consequences for his family and the kingdom.

Tickets$25.00 - $116.50 212-239-6200; 800-432-7250 telecharge.com
A limited number of $35.00 tickets, subject to availability, will be made available for purchase by students at the Broadhurst Theatre box office on the day of the performance only. One ticket per valid student ID. Tickets are subject to availability and the number of student tickets for each performance may vary. Box office hours are 10am to 8:30 PM, Monday through Saturday and Noon to 6:00 PM on Sunday.

hamletbroadway.com


Broadhurst Theatre | 235 West 44th Street | New York, NY 10036





Jane Fonda
Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Jane Fonda was on hand for the premiere of Wishful Drinking, starring Carrie Fisher, at Studio 54, 254 West 54th Street on October 2, 2009.

Here is some information about that show:

Wishful Drinking
Tuesday 8:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm
Opened on October 4, 2009
Closes on January 3, 2010
Studio 54

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher recounts the true and intoxicating tale of her life as a Hollywood legend, told with the same wry wit she poured into bestsellers like Postcards from the Edge. The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher became a cultural icon when she starred as "Princess Leia" in the first Star Wars trilogy at 19 years old. Forever changed, Carrie's life did not stay picture perfect. Fisher is the life of the party in this uproarious and sobering look at her Hollywood hangover.

Ticket Price: $31.50 - $111.50 212-719-1300
roundabouttheatre.org


Studio 54 |254 West 54th Street


 

September 15, 2009

Avenue Q, which had been scheduled to close in New York City, has announced that it will reopen at Off Broadway's New World Stages on October 9, 2009. This is great news for anyone who has not already seen the show or for Q addicts who need their fix. Q is a hysterically funny, wonderfully naughty show that should not be missed by anyone who loves to laugh. And don't be put off by the fact that it is a puppet show. Actors carry the puppets onstage and the reactions between these actors and their puppets not-to-be-missed theater. AvenueQ.com


 

September 10, 2009

The Off Broadway 20 at 20 Promotion is back, running from now through September 20. This year's selections including Stomp (if you have not seen it, you really need to) and the fantastically campy Toxic Avenger (I laughed my a** off).

Many of the shows are at the always fun New World Stages: Toxic Avenger, Naked Boys Singing, The Gazillion Bubble Show, My First Time and Altar Boyz. New World Stages are modern and beautiful. The Time Out Bar is onsite and across 50th street from the theaters is my favorite Thai restaurant, Seeda Thai.

So get your rush on while the rushings good.


 



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