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A revival of the 1981 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. Ford
Center for the Performing Arts 213 West 42nd Street.
2hrs 30mins. One intermission.
A musical tale of a kidnapped Nubian princess, with a score
by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice. Palace Theatre,
1554 Broadway at 47th St (212/307-4747). $25-$80. Tue-Sat
8pm; Wed, Sat 2pm; Sun 3pm. 2hrs 40mins. One intermission.
"The place you live when you can't afford to live anyplace else,"
Avenue Q is set on a street in New York City where people and
puppets live as neighbors and deal with some of life's most
thorny issues: romance, sex, money, career, rent and other matters
unmentionable. Golden Theatre 252 West 45th Street.
2hrs 30mins. One intermission.
and the Beast
This is the hit production of the classic tale, featuring
the score from Disney’s popular film, complete with wild pyrotechnics.
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W 46th St between Broadway
and Eighth Ave (212/307-4747). $22.50-$80. Tue-Sat 8pm; Wed,
Sat 2pm; Sun 3pm. 2hrs 30mins. One intermission.
Boy From Oz
Story of the great entertainer Peter Allen, from his humble
beginnings growing up in the Australian outback through a rise
to fame as an international star. Singing in country pubs from
age 11, Peter Allen survived family tragedy to become a local
TV star at age 16. Discovered by Judy Garland, he married her
daughter Liza Minnelli and went on to become a beloved performer
and an Oscar-winning songwriter. Imperial Theatre
249 West 45th Street. 2hrs 30mins. One intermission.
Kander and Ebb’s musical about a Bohemian Englishwoman’s romance
with an American writer in Berlin in the early days of the Third
Reich. Studio 54, 254 W 54th St between Broadway and
Eighth Ave (212/239-6200). $45-$90; same-day rear mezzanine
tickets (available only at the Studio 54 box office during operating
hours) $25 except Fri and Sat nights. Tue-Sat 8pm; Sat, Sun
2pm; Sun 7pm. 2hrs 30mins. One intermission.
This revival of the 1975 musical won the 1997 Tony Award for
best revival of a musical & best choreography. Shubert
Theatre, 225 W 44th St between Broadway and Eighth Ave
(212/239-6200). $20-$80. A limited number of $20 tickets (front-row
and side-orchestra seats) available at the box office only,
one pair per person, on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning
at 10am on the day of the performance. Tue-Sat 8pm; Wed, Sat
2pm; Sun 3pm. 2hrs 15mins. One intermission.
on the Roof
set in the small Russian village of Anatevka on the eve of the
Russian Revolution, and tells the humorous and heartbreaking
story of the dairyman Tevye, who is trying to maintain the simplicities
of his traditional life while his five daughters are quickly
growing up. Minskoff Theatre 1515 Broadway (at 45th
Street). 2hrs 55mins. One intermission.
Gypsy is about a relentless stage mother, Rose (Bernadette Peters),
traveling the country with her two daughters, June & Louise,
and manager, Herbie. While June and Louise wish their mother
would marry Herbie, Rose continues to pursue dreams of stardom.
When June deserts the act, Rose turns her attention to the shy
Louise, whom she hopes to fashion into a star. When the act
is booked into a burlesque house, Louise is forced into the
spotlight and Gypsy Rose Lee is born. Shubert Theatre
225 West 44th Street. $85-100. 2 hrs 50 mins. One intermission
A splashy musical based on the 1988 John Waters film. It's 1962
and Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad has only one dream--to dance
on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true,
Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star, but
she must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning teen
queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and intergrate
a TV network, all without denting her 'do! Neil Simon Theatre
250 West 52nd Street. $90-100. 2hrs 40 mins. One intermission
Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated classic comes to spectacular
life on the Broadway stage, under the direction and magical
costume design of Julie Taymor. New Amsterdam Theatre,
214 W 42nd St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (212/307-4100).
$25-$90.Tue-Sat 8pm; Wed, Sat 2pm; Sun 3pm. 2hrs 45mins. One
Shop of Horrors
Seymour, a mild-mannered clerk in a florist shop, discovers
a mysterious plant that catapults him to botanical fame, with
one slight drawback — the plant thrives on human blood. The
other characters struggle to satisfy the plant's ever-increasing
appetite.” Virginia Theatre 245 West 52nd St (212/239-6200);
Tuesday - Friday @8pm, Saturday @2pm and 8pm, Sunday @2pm
and 7pm. Tickets: $56 - $96 Box Office: 2 hours. One 15-minute
Mamma Mia! is ABBA's greatest hits woven into three wonderful
love stories: A young girl about to be married; her mother about
to confront the past; and the best love story of all - the audience
about to jump out of their seats with joy! This infectious and
funny hit musical features over 20 of ABBA's best-known songs.
Cadillac Winter Garden Theatre 1634 Broadway (between
50th and 51st Streets). 2hrs 30mins.
Millie Dillmount—were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines,
entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love. This
delightful valentine to the longstanding spirit of New York
City and the people who seek to discover themselves there. Marquis
Theatre 1535 Broadway at 45th St. 2hrs
35mins. One intermission.
Movin' Out is the story of six lifelong friends told over two
turbulent decades. This brand new musical takes us back to a
time we all remember, to the days when almost anything could
happen, to the nights when almost everything did. Richard Rodgers
Theatre 226 West 46th Street. 1hr 45mins.
Phantom of the Opera
The timeless story of a disfigured composer whose heart is captured
by a beautiful young singer. With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber
and stunning special effects. Majestic Theatre, 247
W 44th St between Broadway and Eighth Ave (212/239-6200). $20-$80.
Mon-Sat 8pm; Wed, Sat 2pm. 2hrs 30mins. One intermission.
Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick translate Mel Brooks’ classic
comedy from the screen to the stage.
St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St. (212/239-6200).
Raisin in the Sun
Tells the story of three generations of a family living and
struggling under one roof. The Youngers--Mama (Phylicia Rashad),
her children Beneatha (Sanaa Lathan) and Walter Lee (Sean PDiddy
Combs), and his wife Ruth (three-time Tony winner Audra McDonald)
and their son Travis--live on Chicago's South Side in 1950s.
It is a place in which dreams, like the raisin in Langston Hughes'
poem, wither and die if nothing is done with them. Royale
Theatre 242 West 45th Street
This rock update of Puccini’s La Bohème — now set in New York’s
East Village — won a Pulitzer Prize for its powerful score and
frank treatment of love and hope in the age of AIDS. Nederlander
Theater, 208 W 41st St between Seventh and Eighth Aves
(212/307-4100). $35-$80. Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8pm; Sat 2, 8pm;
Sun 2, 7pm. 2hrs 45mins. One intermission.
Richard Dreyfuss stars as devious con man Foxwell
J. Sly, who, with his servant Simon Able (Eric Stoltz), sets
out to rob from the rich to give to himself. It's the dawn of
the Gold Rush in San Francisco, and with everyone falling over
themselves with gold fever, Foxwell and his trusty assistant
set out to swindle as many as they can. Ethel Barrymore Theatre
234 West 47th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue).
2 hrs 15 mins. One intermission.
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land
of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and
misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular.
Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these
two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the
West and Glinda the Good Witch. Gershwin Theatre 222
West 51 St. $70-100. 2 hrs 45 mins. One intermission.