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xThe Addams Family

The beloved characters created by Charles Addams and appearing regularly in The New Yorker Magazine, and alive and well on on Broadway. This original story finds the famously macabre Addams Family put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Fester, Grandmama and Lurch headlong into a night that will change the family forever.That irresistable family of creepy 'individuallists' and still living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park. The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia ( the model for TV's Vampira and Elvira ) and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in chaos. Their daughter Wednesday is now 18 and finds herself falling in love, a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family. When Wednesday invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his conservative family to get acquainted with the Addams household, comic chaos, including everything from an amorous giant squid to mixed-up potions to a scorching tango, ensues. Fans of Charles Addams’ macabre cartoons, the hit TV show and movies they inspired will love this musical. The original story and score may be new, but the iconic characters, including Lurch, Grandmama, Pugsley and Uncle Fester, revel inthis Broadway romp. In addition to singing and dancing, this Addams Family is different from other incarnations of the altogether ooky clan: Wednesday, now coming of age, is no longer simply a pig-tailed lass with a penchant for torturing her brother Pugsley, and Morticia has morphed from the picture of cool confidence to a woman faced with her own mortality and all the anxiety that entails.

CAST

Gomez................................... Nathan Lane
Morticia.................................. Bebe Neuwirth
Mal Beineke........................... Terrence Mann
Alice Beineke......................... Carolee Carmello
Grandmama........................... Jackie Hoffman
Uncle Fester........................... Kevin Chamberlin
Lurch...................................... Zachary James
Pugsley.................................. Adam Riegler
Lucas Beineke....................... Wesley Taylor
Wednesday............................ Krysta Rodriguez

Music and Lyrics Andrew Lippa
Book Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Directors and Designers Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch
Choreographer Sergio Trujillo
Lighting Designer Natasha Katz


xMemphis

Memphis is one of the best shows of the year with an original story, a score you actually want to hear again, genuine emotions and charismatic lead performances. Flying under the radar, with no stars but plenty of passion Memphis succeeds by making us care about star-crossed lovers Huey Calhoun, a white deejay in 1950s Memphis played with star-making conviction by Chad Kimball, and Felicia Farrell, an African-American blues singer played by luminous newcomer Montego Glover. Set in the turbulent south in the 1950s, Memphis is the story of Huey Calhoun, a white radio DJ whose love of good music transcends race lines and airwaves. Thanks in part to his passionate persistence, "race" music reaches the center of the radio dial, quickly exploding throughout mainstream America. But when Huey falls for a beautiful black singer he has set on the path to stardom, whether the world is really ready for this music, and their love, is put to the test.The secret weapon in this crowd-pleasing musical is David Bryan’s score, written with lyricist Joe DiPietro. Who knew that a founding member of Bon Jovi would turn out to be a natural at writing for the stage?

CAST

Huey Calhoun.................. Chad Kimball
Felicia Farrell.................. Montego Glover
Gator................................ Derrick Baskin
Delray Jones.................... J. Bernard Calloway
Bobby James................... Monroe Iglehart
Mr. Simmons.................... Michael McGrath
Gladys Calhoun................ Cass Morgan

Book and Lyrics Joe DiPietro
Music and Lyrics David Bryan
Director Christopher Ashley
Choreographer Sergio Trujillo
Set Designer David Gallo
Costume Designer Paul Tazewell
Lighting Designer Howell Binkley
Orchestrations Daryl Waters and David Bryan


xMary Poppins

The world's most famous nanny is now one of Broadway's most popular new musicals! Cameron Mackintosh and The Walt Disney Company invite you to rediscover the power of family, the joy of youth, and the indelible memories that come to life at Cherry Tree Lane. One of the best-loved children's book series and Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way, as a hit Broadway musical now in its 4th acclaimed year at the famed New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street. Mary Poppins has dazzled and delighted almost two million people. Come experience the enchanting mixture of timeless songs, irresistible story and spectacular stagecraft that make this the musical that soars high above the rest. Believe in the magic of Mary Poppins and discover a world where anything can happen if you let it.

Based on P.L. Travers' cherished stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins also currently one of London's biggest sensations vision and stagecraft, bringing to life the story of the Banks family and their magical nanny.  Mary Poppins is everything you'd hope for in a Broadway musical - and like nothing you'd ever expect. It's a new musical so extraordinarily enchanting that you'll have just one word for it: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!"

CAST

Mary Poppins.................... Laura Michelle Kelly
Bert................................... Christian Borle
Mrs. Banks........................ Megan Osterhaus
Michael Banks.................. (alternating performances) Matthew Schechter
Michael Banks.................. (alternating performances) Andrew Shipman
Michael Banks.................. (alternating performances) Jeremiah Kissane
Jane Banks....................... (alternating performances) Juliette Allen Angelo
Jane Banks....................... (alternating performances) Alexandra Berro
Jane Banks....................... (alternating performances) Cassady Leonard
Mrs. Brill........................... Valerie Boyle
Miss Andrew..................... Ruth Gottschall
Mr. Banks......................... Karl Kenzler
Bird Woman..................... Ann Arvia
Robertson Ay................... Mark Price

Featuring Songs from the Film by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
New Songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Book by Julian Fellowes
Directed by Richard Eyre and Matthew Bourne
Choreography by Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear
Scenic and Costume Design by Bob Crowley
Lighting Design by Howard Harrison
Sound Design by Andrew Bruce
Orchestrations by William David Brohn


xPromises, Promises.

Promises, Promises, basedon the Billy Wilder film The Apartment, tells the story of Chuck Baxter, a charming young employee at the Consolidated Life Insurance Company who, in an effort to advance at the company, lends executives his apartment for their extramarital romantic trysts. But, things become slightly complicated when Fran Kubelik, the object of Chuck’s affection, becomes the mistress of one of his executives. This show, set in the swingin’ and stylish early 1960's offers up a charming, if morally dubious, hero in a musical comedy filled with memorable one-liners courtesy of scribe Neil Simon and infectious pop tunes by songwriting team Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Though the production looks like a confection, the themes of infidelity, losing one’s moral compass, unrequited love anchor it in reality.

CAST

Fran Kubelik.................. Kristin Chenoweth
Chuck Baxter................. Sean Hayes
J.D. Sheldrake............... Tony Goldwyn
Marge MacDougall......... Katie Finneran
Mr. Dobitch..................... Brooks Ashmanskas

Music Burt Bacharach
Lyrics Hal David
Book Neil Simon
Director and Choreographer Rob Ashford
Set Designer Scott Pask
Costume Designer Bruce Pask
Lighting Designer Donald Holder
Sound Designer Brian Ronan
Orchestrations Jonathan Tunick


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