VENUS IN FUR ANNOUNCES HOT NIGHTS ON BROADWAY PACKAGE

SELECTED WEDNESDAY EVENINGS BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

AT LYCEUM THEATRE (149 WEST 45TH STREET)

SPECIAL $99 VALUE PACKAGE INCLUDES TICKET TO ACCLAIMED HIT PLAY,

POST-SHOW CREATIVE CONVERSATION WITH RELATIONSHIP EXPERTS,

& POST-EVENT DRINKS AT NIOS RESTAURANT (146 WEST 46TH STREET)

VISIT WWW.BROADWAYOFFERS.COM OR CALL 212-974-8844

AND USE CODE “TALKFUR”


Hugh Dancy and Nina Arianda

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    VENUS IN FUR, the acclaimed new play now at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), announces HOT NIGHTS ON BROADWAY a special $99 value package that includes a ticket to the hit play, a post-show creative conversation featuring some of the country’s leading relationship experts speaking with members of the VENUS IN FUR creative team, and two complimentary post-event drinks at Nios Restaurant (146 West 46th Street).

    HOT NIGHTS ON BROADWAY will be held on selected Wednesday evenings starting Wednesday, April 25 and each creative conversation will be moderated by publisher, producer, and talk show host Judith Regan (“The Judith Regan Show” on Sirius/XM’s Stars channel).

    The HOT NIGHTS ON BROADWAY package can be purchased at www.BroadwayOffers.com or by calling 212-974-8844 and using code “TALKFUR.” The offer is valid for select Orchestra and Front Mezzanine seats during the evening performances of April 25, May 2, and May 9 only. Offer subject to availability and prior sale. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Offer may be modified or revoked at any time without notice.

    Below is the schedule of experts and creative team members currently scheduled to appear:

     

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    DEATH OF A SALESMAN STAR PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN RECEIVES A BAFTA NOMINATION FOR THE IDES OF MARCH

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, currently in rehearsal for the role of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN, was nominated today for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Supporting Actor for The Ides of March.    The winners in 24 categories will be announced at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London on February 12. 

    Arthur Miller’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece DEATH OF A SALESMAN, in a new production directed by eight-time Tony Award® winner Mike Nichols, stars Academy Award® winnerPhilip Seymour Hoffman as Willy Loman, Obie Award winner Linda Emond as Linda Loman and Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The Amazing Spider-Man), making his Broadway debut as Biff Loman. The strictly limited 16-week engagement opens Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).  Previews begin Monday, February 13. For tickets, visit Telecharge.com or call 212-239-6200.

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    THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS NOW ON BROADWAY AT THE RICHARD RODGERS THEATRE

    Porgy and Bess New York

    All photos by Michael J. Lutch

    The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS, which began previews on Saturday, December 17th, opens tonight, Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street, between 8th Avenue and Broadway). Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929 or by clicking the link below

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    The cast includes Audra McDonald as Bess, Norm Lewis as Porgy, David Alan Grier as Sporting Life, Phillip Boykin as Crown, Nikki Renée Daniels as Clara, Joshua Henry as Jake, Christopher Innvar as Detective, Bryonha Marie Parham as Serena and NaTasha Yvette Williams as Mariah, as well as Allison Blackwell, Roosevelt André Credit, Trevon Davis, Joseph Dellger, Wilkie Ferguson, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Heather Hill, David Hughey, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Alicia Hall Moran, Cedric Neal, Phumzile Sojola, Nathaniel Stampley, Julius Thomas III, J.D. Webster and Lisa Nicole Wilkerson

    The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS comes to Broadway in a stunning and stirring new staging, featuring such legendary songs as “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and “I Got Plenty of Nothing,” plus a remarkable cast led by four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Ragtime, “Private Practice”), Drama Desk nominee Norm Lewis (Les Misérables, Sondheim on Sondheim) and two-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier (Race, “In Living Color”). The classic story by DuBose and Dorothy Heyward is set in Charleston’s fabled Catfish Row, where the beautiful Bess struggles to break free from her scandalous past, and the only one who can rescue her is the crippled but courageous Porgy. Threatened by her formidable former lover Crown, and the seductive enticements of the colorful troublemaker Sporting Life, Porgy and Bess’ relationship evolves into a deep romance that triumphs as one of theater’s most exhilarating love storiesPorgy and Bess New York

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    JANE AUSTEN’S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

    The New York Musical Theatre Festival and J&B Productions
    present Donna Lynne Champlin (“Billy Elliot,” “Sweeney Todd”) in

    JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, a musical

    JANE AUSTEN’S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
    A story of "First Impressions" and second chances…
    Book, Music, and Lyrics by
    Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs
    Directed by Igor Goldin (“YANK!”)
    Presented as part of the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival
    September 29 – October 11
    Signature Theatre’s Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd St)

    The New York Musical Theatre Festival and J&B Productions present the musical JANE AUSTEN’S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, a musical – a story of “First Impressions” and second chances – with music, lyrics and book by Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs, directed by Igor Goldin (“YANK!”), and starring, in the title role of Jane Austen, Donna Lynne Champlin (“Sweeney Todd,” “Billy Elliot”). JANE AUSTEN’S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, a musical is presented as part of the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival and will play at Signature Theatre’s Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan beginning September 29 – with only 6 performances available.

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    LA CAGE TONY WINNER DOUGLAS HODGE “PASSES THE TORCH” TO NEW STAR HARVEY FIERSTEIN!

    WINNER! THREE 2010 TONY AWARDS

    INCLUDING BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL!

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    Four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and six-time Emmy Award nominee Jeffrey Tambor are the new stars of the Tony Award-winning revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES.  Tambor and Fierstein begin performances tomorrow night at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). 

    Also joining the cast tomorrow night are Mike McShane as M. Dindon/M. Renaud and Tony Award-winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Rent) as Jacob.

    LA CAGE AUX FOLLES features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret.  This production is choreographed by Lynne Page and directed by Terry Johnson, who won a 2010 Tony Award for his direction. 

    Harvey Fierstein (Albin and Author) is a four-time Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-winning writer and actor.  His plays include Torch Song Trilogy, A Catered Affair, Legs Diamond and Spookhouse.  He won the Humanitas Award for his HBO animated special, “The Sissy Duckling,” which is also available as a children’s book.  His acting film and TV credits include Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day, “Nurse Jackie,” “Cheers”.  On Broadway he’s starred in Hairspray, Fiddler on the Roof, Torch Song Trilogy and Safe Sex.   Mr. Fierstein was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2008.  When asked to take over the role of Zaza he’d written back in 1982 he said, “Be careful what you do in your youth. It may come back to bite you in the end!” He dedicates his performance to all the ZAZAs who have come before him.

    Jeffrey Tambor (Georges) made his New York theatre debut in Sly Fox, with George C. Scott, appeared in Measure For Measure (NY Shakespeare Festival), and returned to Broadway in 2005 with Glengarry Glen Ross (Tony for Best Revival of a Play, Drama Desk for Outstanding Ensemble). His film career spans And Justice For All, Meet Joe Black, Pollock, The Hangover and Tangled. His television credits include “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Arrested Development,” “Max Headroom and Entourage.”

    Mike McShane (M. Dindon/M. Renaud). “Whose Line is it Anyway UK,” “ER” and “Seinfeld.” Mike has performed on the West End in Little Shop of Horrors and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Films include Prince of Thieves, Office Space, Tom & Huck and Big Trouble.  He is a member of the Antaeus Theater Company.

    Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Jacob). Broadway/West End: Rent, (1996 Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical, 1999 Olivier Nomination). Film: Rent 2005 (Critics Choice Award Nomination), Descent, Flawless, Girl From The Naked Eye, I Am Bad, Nailed (Producer), Johnny Was, Went to Coney Island On A Mission From God, Imurders. Television: “Without A Trace,” “Medium,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Spin City.”

    LA CAGE AUX FOLLES made Tony Awards history last year as the first show to ever win the Tony Award three times for best production. The classic musical comedy won six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical. A Broadway revival won two 2005 Tony Awards including the Best Revival of a Musical prize. LA CAGE won three 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson).  
    LA CAGE is also the winner of three Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Costume Design (Matthew Wright), four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson) and Outstanding Costume Design (Matthew Wright) and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Revival of a Musical.

    The production has also been cited as one of the Top 10 productions of 2010 by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, NY1 and Time Out New York.

    LA CAGE AUX FOLLES stars Harvey Fierstein as Albin, Jeffrey Tambor as Georges; Mike McShane as M. Dindon/M. Renaud; Alyce Beasley as Mme. Dindon/Mme. Renaud; Chris Hoch as Francis; Elena Shaddow as Anne; A.J. Shively as Jean-Michel; Christine Andreas as Jacqueline; Wilson Jermaine Heredia as Jacob; Heather Lindell as Colette; Michael Lowney as Etienne and Bruce Winant as Tabarro.  

    Also starring as the notorious and dangerous Cagelles are Matt Anctil as Angelique, Nicholas Cunningham as Hanna, Sean Patrick Doyle as Chantal, Yurel Echezarreta as Phaedra, Logan Keslar as Bitelle and Terry Lavell as Mercedes.   The production also features Christophe Caballero, Todd Lattimore, Dale Hensley, Caitlin Mundth and Cheryl Stern.  

    Georges (Jeffrey Tambor) is the suave owner of a glitzy drag club on the French Riviera. Partnered romantically with his high-strung star performer, Albin (Harvey Fierstein), the pair live a charmed life—until Georges’ son announces his engagement to the daughter of a conservative right-wing politician who’s coming to dinner.

    Nicholas Cunningham is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance to this production.

    PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, released the New Broadway Cast Recording for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES on September 28. The recording is produced by PS Classics co-founder Tommy KraskerPS Classics co-founder Philip Chaffin serves as Executive Producer. 

    The original production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES was one of Broadway’s biggest hits of the 1980s.  It opened August 21, 1983 at the Palace Theatre, where it played for over four years and 1,761 performances.  The show won six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical, Best Score (Jerry Herman) and Best Book (Harvey Fierstein).       

    The new production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES played from November 23, 2007 to March 8, 2008 at the Menier Chocolate Factory, earning across the board raves and moving to the West End’s Playhouse Theatre on October 30, 2008, where it was nominated for seven 2009 Olivier Awards, winning for Best Musical Revival and Best Actor in a Musical for Douglas Hodge and won the 2009 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Musical.   The Broadway production opened at the Longacre Theatre on April 18, 2010. 

    LA CAGE AUX FOLLES features set design by Tim Shortall, costume design by Matthew Wright, lighting design by Nick Richings, sound design by Jonathan Deans and wig and makeup design by Richard Mawbey.   Musical supervision, orchestrations and dance arrangements are by Jason Carr.  Musical director is Todd Ellison. 

    LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, David Babani, Fran and Barry Weissler and Edwin W. Schloss, Bartner/Tulchin, Broadway Across America, Matthew Mitchell, Raise the Roof 4 Richard Winkler/Bensinger Taylor/Laudenslager Bergère, Arlene Scanlan/John O’Boyle, Independent Presenters Network, Olympus Theatricals, Allen Spivak, Jerry Frankel/Bat-Barry Productions, Nederlander Presentations, Inc/Harvey Weinstein. 

    Tickets ($140.00- $39.50; Premium $251.50; Table Seating $251.50) are on sale through Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200, online at www.telecharge.com/lacage and at the Longacre Theatre box office (220 West 48th Street).  Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM. 

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    KATHLEEN TURNER Returns to Broadway in HIGH A new play by MATTHEW LOMBARDO Directed by ROB RUGGIERO

    HIGH will begin previews on March 25 and open April 19, 2011

    at the Booth Theatre on Broadway (222 W. 45th Street)

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    Producers Leonard Soloway, Chase Mishkin, Terry Schnuck, Ann Cady Scott, Timothy J. Hampton, James & Catherine Berges, The Shubert Organization and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis announce two-time Golden Globe® winner, Academy Award® & Tony Award® nominee Kathleen Turner will return to Broadway this spring in Matthew Lombardo’s new play HIGH, directed by Rob RuggieroHIGH will begin previews on Friday, March 25 and open officially on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street).

    The cast includes Kathleen Turner as “Sister Jamison Connelly”, Tony Award® nominee Stephen Kunken (Enron) as “Father Michael Delpapp” and Evan Jonigkeit making his Broadway debut as “Cody Randall”.

    The design team for HIGH includes Tony Award® winners David Gallo (Sets) & Jess Goldstein (Costumes), John Lasiter (Lights) and Vincent Olivieri (Sound & Original Compositions).

    HIGH explores the universal themes of truth, forgiveness, redemption and human fallibility.  When Sister Jamison Connolly (Turner) agrees to sponsor a 19 year-old drug user in an effort to help him combat his addiction, her own faith is ultimately tested. Struggling between the knowledge she possesses as a rehabilitation counselor and a woman of religious conviction, she begins to question her belief in miracles and whether people can find the courage to change.

    Kathleen Turner returns to Broadway following her Tony® nominated performance as “Martha” in the 2005 Tony Award® winning revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    This Broadway premiere follows a noteworthy collaboration of three American regional theaters.  In July 2010, the play premiered at TheaterWorks in Hartford, Connecticut, followed by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in September 2010 and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in October 2010.

    TICKETS:

    Tickets will be available beginning Monday, January 24 online at Telecharge.com or by phone at (212)239-6200.  The Booth Theatre Box Office (222 W. 45th St) will open on Friday, March 4th.  Ticket prices range from $61.50-$111.50 with a special preview price of $61.50-$91.50 for performances March 25-April 18.

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    a new Broadway production of ANYTHING GOES

    ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
    Announces dates & venue!
    Sutton Foster
    To star
    In a new Broadway production of
    ANYTHING GOES
    Music & Lyrics by
    Cole Porter
    Original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton
    and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
    New book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
    Directed & Choreographed by
    Kathleen Marshall
    Click here for a Q&A with Artistic Director Todd Haimes about the production.<http://www.myroundaboutblog.com/?p=2108>
    Previews begin March 10th, 2011;
    Official Opening April 7th, 2011
    on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre

    Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announces the dates and venue for the new Broadway production of Anything Goes, starring Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster as "Reno Sweeney."
    Directed & choreographed by Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes will begin performances March 10th, 2011 and officially open on April 7th, 2011 on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).
    Music & lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; New book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.
    The creative team includes Rob Fisher (Music Supervisor).  The design team includes Derek McLane (Sets), Martin Pakledinaz (Costumes) and Peter Kaczorowski (Lights).  Additional design team and cast members will be announced shortly.
    ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid new production of Cole Porter’s musical romp across the Atlantic.  When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including "You’re the Top," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," "It’s De-Lovely," "I Get A Kick Out of You," and "Anything Goes."

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    BERNADETTE PETERS and ELAINE STRITCH TO RETURN TO BROADWAY IN STEPHEN SONDHEIM & HUGH WHEELER’S MUSICAL MASTERPIECE A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

    DIRECTED BY TREVOR NUNN
    BEGINNING JULY 13
    AT THE WALTER KERR THEATRE

    Tony, Grammy & Golden Globe Award winner Bernadette Peters and Tony & Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch will return to Broadway in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Tony Award-winning masterpiece A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn.

    A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC currently stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, who will play their final performance on Sunday, June 20th. The production will be dark until performances resume on Tuesday, July 13th starring Bernadette Peters as Desirée Armfeldt and Elaine Stritch as Madame Armfeldt.
    In addition to Catherine Zeta-Jones as Desirée Armfeldt and Angela Lansbury as Madame Armfeldt, the production also currently stars Alexander Hanson as Fredrik Egerman, Aaron Lazar as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm, Erin Davie as Countess Charlotte Malcolm, Leigh Ann Larkin as Petra, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka as Henrik Egerman and Ramona Mallory as Anne Egerman. The cast also includes Stephen R. Buntrock, Bradley Dean, Marissa McGowan, Katherine McNamara, Betsy Morgan, Jayne Paterson, Kevin David Thomas, Keaton Whittaker, Karen Murphy, Erin Stewart, Kevin Vortmann.
    Alexander Hanson is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance to this production.
    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.

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