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April 8, 2010

Rosie Perez
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Sarah Paulson
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Emily Rossum
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Alan Cumming
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David Hyde Pierce and Victor Garber
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Zach Braff
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Red opened at Broadway's Golden Theatre on April 1, 2010. Alfred Molina and Edie Redmayne star in Red.

Here is some more information about the play:

Red
Tuesday 7:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday 3:00pm
Closes June 26, 2010
Golden Theatre

Red is set in 1958 as New York artist Mark Rothko (Alfred Molina) has received the art world's largest commission to create a series of murals for The Four Seasons restaurant in the new Seagram building on Park Avenue. Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, Ken (Eddie Redmayne) and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Rothko faces his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. Red is a moving and compelling account of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, whose struggle to accept his growing riches and praise became his ultimate undoing.

Tickets: $25.00 - $116.50 212-239-6200 & 800-432-7250
http://www.redonbroadway.com


Golden Theatre | 252 W. 45th Street

 


March 31, 2010

 

Anna Camp
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Lily Rabe
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Blythe Danner
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Jim Dale
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Moises Kaufman
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Sam Waterston
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Tovah Feldshuh
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Victor Garber
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Broadway royalty turned out for the opening night of The Glass Menagerie at the Roundabout Theatre Company's Laura Pels Theatre, 111 West 46th Street On March 24, 2010.

Here is some information about the play:

The Glass Menagerie
Tuesday 7:30pm
Wednesday 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Thursday 7:30pm
Friday 7:30pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 2:00pm
Closes June 13, 2010
Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre


In this fresh interpretation of Williams' haunting memory play, Tom Wingfield (Patch Darragh) sits writing in a hotel room, trying to forge his past into art. Soon Tom's space is overtaken by the cramped apartment he once shared with his mother Amanda (Judith Ivey), his beloved sister Laura (Keira Keeley) and unrequited dreams as fragile as Laura's collection of tiny glass animals. There, Tom relives the Gentleman Caller's visit - the night that changed his family forever. Gordon Edelstein directs.

Tickets: $70.00-$80.00 212-719-1300 http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/0110_splash.htm


Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
111 West 46th Street




 


 

 

March 22, 2010

Dame Edna is back in town, starring in All About Me on Broadway. The marvelous Michael Feinstein also stars in the show.


Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein
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Dame Edna, Celeste Holm, Judge Judy Sheindlin, Michael Feinstein, Elaine Stritch,
Valerie Simpson, Judith Light, Dave Koz, Gloria Reubin and Nick Ashf
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All About Me opened on Broadway on March 18, 2010 at the Henry Miller Theatre
at 124 West 43rd Street.

Here is some information about the show:

All About Me
Monday 8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Previews Start February 22nd
Opens Mar 18th
Henry Miller's Theatre

Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna Everage team up in this musical comedy spectacular.

Michael Feinstein last appeared on Broadway in 1990 in Michael Feinstein in Concert: Piano and Voice and performed on Broadway in 1988 in both Michael Feinstein in Concert: Isn't It Romantic and in Michael Feinstein in Concert. He received a special Drama Desk Award in 1988 for celebrating American musical theater songs in 1988.

This is Dame Edna's third return to Broadway, following her smash hit (and Tony & Drama Desk Award-winning) Dame Edna: The Royal Tour in 1999, and 2004's Tony Nominated Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance.

Ticket Price: $49.50 - $126.50

Tickets 212-239-6200 & 800-432-7250 www.telecharge.com

broadwaysbestshows.com/shows/allaboutme previews

Henry Miller's Theatre | 124 West 43rd Street


March 5, 2010

Here is the latest Broadway Theater news featuring the openings of A Behanding in Spokane, The Miracle Work and Janet McTeer and Lucy Liu's debut in God of Carnage:

 

Hugh Jackman
A Behanding in Spokane
Opening Night Arrivals
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
236 West 45th Street
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Hope Davis and Marcia Gay Harden
A Behanding in Spokane
Opening Night Arrivals
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
236 West 45th Street
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Anthony Mackie, John Crowley, Zoe Kazan, Martin McDonagh,
Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken
A Behanding in Spokane Broadway Show Opening NightAfterparty
Bar American, 152 West 52nd Street / New York City
March 4, 2010
Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Martin McDonough's A Behanding in Spokane opened on March 4, 2010. Here is some information about the play:

A Behanding in Spokane
Monday 8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Previews start February 15th
Opens March 4th
Schoenfeld Theatre

The title is just the starting point; take a man searching for his missing hand, two con artists out to make a few hundred bucks, and an overly curious hotel clerk, and the rest is up for grabs. A Behanding in Spokane is Martin McDonagh's hilariously black comedy, a world premiere which marks McDonagh's first American-set play.

Tickets $61.50-$116.50 212-239-6200 & 800-432-7250

www.telecharge.com

abehandinginspokane.com

Schoenfeld Theatre |236 West 45th Street


 

Amanda Peet and Sarah Paulson
Ruben and Isabel Toledo
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Matthew Modine, Jennifer Morrison, Abigail Breslin and Alison Pill
Curtain Call
The Miracle Worker
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BFF's Amanda Peet and Sarah Paulson attended the opening night of The Miracle Worker at the Circle In The Square Theatre, 235 West 50th Street on March 3, 2010. Also present were Ruben and Isabel Toledo, aka The Toledos.

Here is some information about The Miracle Worker:

The Miracle Worker
Monday 8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Opens March 3, 2010
Previews Start February 12, 2010
Open Run
Circle in the Square Theatre

Set in the South in the 1880s, The Miracle Worker tells the story of real-life Medal of Freedom winner Helen Keller (Abigail Breslin), born blind and deaf, and the extraordinary teacher who taught her to communicate with the world, Annie Sullivan

Tickets $117.00 212-239-6200 & 800-432-7780 www.telecharge.com
http://www.miracleworkeronbroadway.com

Circle in the Square Theatre
W. 50th St. Between Broadway and 8th Ave




Janet McTeer and Lucy Liu
PR Photos

Janet McTeer and Lucy Liu performed for the first time in Broadway's God of Carnage on March 2, 1010. God of Carnage is playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street. The new cast also includes Dylan Baker and Jeff Daniels.

Here is some information about God of Carnage:

God of Carnage
Show Opens March 22, 2009
Previews Start February 28, 2009
Open Run
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

Matthew Warchus directs Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage, in a translation by Christopher Hampton. The play is about a schoolyard dispute and its aftermath. The cast includes Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini, and Marcia Gay Harden.

Ticket Price: $66.50 - $116.50 telecharge.com
Tickets by Phone: 212-239-6200; 800-432-7250

For more information on God of Carnage: www.godofcarnage.com


Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre |242 West 45th Street


 

February 21, 2010

Newflash: Here is a chance to win two tickets to Behanding in Spokane and all you have to do is impersonate Christopher Walken - no biggie. If you are like me, you do that every day.

Click here for details:

facebook.com/behandinginspokane?v=app_6009294086

The deadline is February 26, 2010, so stand tall, slouch and start walkin' your Walken.

Click here to check out the competition:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=89ED190931257696


Schoenfeld Theatre |236 West 45th Street

 


January 31, 2010

Three Broadway plays (well one was on 20th Street) opened in January, 2010: Time Stands Still; Ages of the Moon; and A View From the Bridge.


Brooke Shields
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Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara
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Brooke Shields attended the opening night of Time Stands Still, starring Laura Linney, on January 28, 2010 at Broadway's Samuel J. Freedman Theatre at 261 West 47th Street.

Here is some information about Time Stands Still:

Time Stands Still
Tuesday 7:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm
In Previews
Opens Jan 28
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

James and Sarah, a journalist and a photographer, have been together for nine years and share a passion for documenting the realities of war. But when injuries force them to return home to New York, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life. Time Stands Still is a blazingly important new work about responsibility - to ourselves, to our loved ones, to our community, and to our world.

Tickets $57.00-$97.00 -
212-239-6200 & 800-432-7250
mtc-nyc.org

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre |261 West 47th St.

 



Stephen Rea and Sean McGinley Opening Night Bows
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The opening night for Ages of the Moon was held on January 27, 2010 at the Atlantic Theater Company, Linda Gross Theatre, 336 West 20th Street in New York City.

Here is some information about Ages of the Moon:


Ages of The Moon
Tuesday 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Opened on January 27, 2010
Closes on March 7, 2010
Atlantic Theater Company


A gruffly poignant and darkly funny play. Byron and Ames are old friends, re-united by mutual desperation. Over bourbon on ice, they sit, reflect and bicker until fifty years of love, friendship and rivalry are put to the test at the barrel of a gun.

Tickets $65.00 212-279-4200 atlantictheater.org

Atlantic Theater Company | 336 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011



Raul Esparza, Ana Gasteyer, Jane Krakowski and Nathan Lane
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The 2010 Manhattan Theatre Club's Annual Winter Benefit "An Intimate Night" was held at The Plaza, Fifth Avenue & Central Park South in New York City on January 25, 2010. Click here for information about The Manhattan Theatre Club.


 


Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber
A View From The Bridge Curtain Call
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Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber
A View From The Bridge Opening Night Party
Espace, 635 West 42nd Street
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The opening night for A View From the Bridge was held on January 24, 2010 at Broadway's Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street in New York City. The after party was held at Espace at 635 West 42nd Street.

Here is some information about A View From the Bridge:

A View From the Bridge
Tuesday 7:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday 3:00pm
In Previews
Opens Jan 24
Cort Theatre

In A View From the Bridge, Arthur Miller's most passionate drama, Liev Schreiber plays Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece Catherine, played by Scarlett Johansson. When Catherine falls in love with a newly arrived immigrant, Eddie's jealousy erupts in a rage that consumes him, his family, and his world.

Tickets $42.50 - $126.50 - 212-239-6200 & 800-432-7250
www.telecharge.com

Cort Theatre | 138 West 48th Street


 

December 21, 2009

There have been two Broadway openings in December, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's A Little Night Music and David Mamet's Race.


Catherine Zeta-Jones
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A Little Night Music starring Catherine Zeta-Jones opened at Broadway's
Walter Kerr Theatre at West 48th Street in New York City on December 13, 2009.

Here is some information about the show:

A Little Night Music
Tuesday 7:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday 3:00pm
Opened December 13, 2009
Walter Kerr Theater

Academy Award-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones, five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury and Olivier Award-nominee Alexander Hanson will star in the first Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning masterpiece A Little Night Music, directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn.

Based on Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night, A Little Night Music is set in a weekend country house in turn of the century Sweden, bringing together surprising liaisons, long simmering passions and a taste of love's endless possibilities. Hailed as witty and wildly romantic, the story centers on the elegant actress Desirée Armfeldt and the spider's web of sensuality, intrigue and desire that surrounds her.

Tickets 212-239-6200 & 800-432-7250 telecharge.com

nightmusiconbroadway.com

Walter Kerr Theater | 219 West 48th Street


 


David Alan Grier, James Spader, Kerry Washington and Richard Thomas
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David Mamet's new play, Race, opened at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theater on December 6, 2009. The afterparty was held at the Redeye Grill. Race stars
David Alan Grier, Richard Thomas, James Spader and Kerry Washington

Here is some information about Race:

Race
Tuesday 7:00pm
Wednesday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday 3:00pm
Ethel Barrymore Theater

David Mamet directs the world premiere of his new Broadway play, Race. The show will star James Spader, Richard Thomas, David Alan Grier, and Kerry Washington.

Race is the riveting new play in which three attorneys, two black and one white, are offered a chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black woman.

Tickets $59.50 - $121.50 212-239-6200 & 800-432-7250 telecharge.com

raceonbroadway.com

Ethel Barrymore Theater | 243 West 47th Street


 

November 21, 2009

I saw two plays this month - the utterly astounding road company of Dream Girls which is playing at the Apollo Theater until December 12, 2009 and Fela! which as the ad says, is "melting the walls of the Eugene O'Neill Theater." Both shows open November 22, 2009 and at the preview performances I attended for both shows, the audience was simply ecstatic.

Dreams and Ambition

First Dream Girls: The producers for the national tour of Dream Girls held open auditions for the roles of Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Effie White in November of 2008 at the legendary Apollo Theater, the setting for the opening scene in the musical. And they came away with a bumper crop of talented young black actress/ singers. While none of the actresses who play the main parts were truly unknowns (Maya Angela who plays Effie White has toured with Disney's Lion King; Syesha Mercado who play Deena Jones was the second runner-up on American Idol's Seventh Season; and Adrienne Warren who play Lorrell Robinson was an understudy for Dorothy in the Encores! Summer Stars production of The Wiz), all three of the performers who play the main roles are destined to be stars.

Dream Girls tells the (in a quote from the press release) "rags-to-riches story of a 1960s motown girl group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune." The show is loosely based on the story of Dianna Ross and the Supremes. Director Robert Longbottom has recreated the magic of Michael Bennett's original creation; his version of Dream Girls is a drop-everything-and-get-a-ticket show. It is all there: Maya Angela delivers a heart-broken, gut-wrenching version of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." Syesha Mercado as Deena Jones and Adrienne Warren as Lorell Robinson have pipes that rival Maya Angela's Effie. Chester Gregory, who plays James "Thunder" Early, delivers an amazing performance throughout the show, blowing up the stage with his performance in "Steppin' to the Bad Side." The costumes, set and choreography are all best-of-Broadway caliber and watching the show I wished that show could stay for an open run at The Apollo so more New Yorkers could discover this Dream.

The talented cast of Dream Girls also features: Margaret Hoffman as Michelle Morris; Chaz Lamar Shepherd as Curtis Taylor, Jr.; Chester Gregory as James "Thunder" Early; Trevon Davis as C.C. White; and Milton Craig Nealy as Marty Madison. The cast also includes a multi-talented group of singers/dancers including: Tallia Brinson; Felicia Boswell; Ronald Duncan; Talitha Farrow; Brittney Griffin; James Harkness; Robert Hartwell; Eric Jackson; Chauncey Jenkins; Jared Joseph; Nikki Kimbrough; Brittany Lewis; Douglas Lyons; Kimberly Marable; Jarran Muse; Amaker Smith; Marc Spaulding; Bret Shuford; Emily Ferranti; and Stephanie Gibson.

Dream Girls is playing at the Apollo Theater at 253 West 125th Street in Harlem through December 12, 2009. Ticket for the Apollo Show are $35.00 - $106.00 at 800-982-2787. Dream Girls closes at the Apollo Theater on December 12th and leaves for the start of the national tour, opening next in Baltimore. For more information about the national tour, log onto
DreamgirlsOnStage.com.

Note: The original Broadway production of Dream Girls won six Tony Awards. The show was created by composer Henry Krieger with book by Tom Eyen.

 

Now for FELA!, the musical based on the life of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Fela was famous for many things - inventing a new form of music called Afrobeat, being a political activist who railed against the Nigerian military government (they railed back) and for being an AIDS denier who succumbed to the disease himself in 1997.

But the the Broadway play FELA! is set in a "happier" era of the 1970's when Fela performed nightly in his night club called The Shrine. I say happier with a sense of irony because Fela was routinely arrested and beaten by the corrupt Nigerian government.

In FELA!, the musical, Fela's nightly parties are recreated. The parties are booty shaky, drum throbbing, ganja spiffing, decadent events driven by a Fela's music. But while Fela partied, he also talked and his political view, delivered in pidgen English so all Africans could understand, were an anathema to the corrupt Nigeria military establishment. Unlike the American black activists Fela met when he visited the United States, Fela did not think that that black power would solve the problems of Nigeria. After all, Nigeria had black power and it was corrupt.

The military struck back, attacking Fela's compound and killing his mother. Fela responded by delivering his mother's coffin to the military establishment and creating a new song, "Zombie." "Zombie" became a hit all over the world and the streets of Nigeria were filled with Zombies marching to the song. All of this is depicted to great effect in the musical. .

The musical is directed by and choreographed by Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones and is in the words of the press release, a "provocative hybrid of concert, dance and musical theater." It is also must-see musical theater.

Fela! is playing in open run at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre at 230 West 49th St. Tickets are Ticket Price: $50.50 - $122.00; $27.00 Rush at 212-239-6200 & 800-432-7250 & telecharge.com.
FelaOnBroadway.com

 


 

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
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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
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Gina Gershon and John Stamos and the Cast of Bye Bye Birdie
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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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