Issue #80: January 15, 2002
- Former Second City TV alumna Andrea Martin will play
Aunt Eller in Cameron Mackintoshs production of
Oklahoma! when it arrives at the Gershwin Theater on
- For those lucky enough to score tickets to The Producers
you should know that Nathan Lane is continuing with a
six-performance schedule that began in November. Brad Oscar
has been replacing Lane in the Tuesday evening and Wednesday
matinee performances and will continue to do so indefinitely.
- Good news for those anticipating the arrival of Cameron
Mackintoshs stunning My Fair Lady. Plans are
moving forward for a Broadway appearance in late 2003. Mackintosh
wants to give some breathing room to his other Rodgers &
Hammerstein classic, Oklahoma!.
- Look for a revival of The Dresser to be included in
the Roundabout Theater Co.s 2002-03 season. Cabaret
star Alan Cumming is the favourite for the title role
following a recent successful reading.
- Another Roundabout production that has seen a number of incarnations
over the past few years, Burt Bacharach/Hal Davids
The Look of Love may take over the Studio 54 space if
Cabaret has a tough winter and has to vacate. The venue
lends itself to revues where the audience can enjoy a beverage
or two while listening to those now classic tunes.
- They are calling it Americas answer to Mamma Mia!,
the new musical Me and Mrs. Jones packed them in at Philadelphias
Prince Music Theater before the holidays and has reopened for
a four-to-six week run. New York producers are making their
way to Philly to check it out and may be looking to mount the
midsize musical next season.
- Jonathan Pryce will hand over the role of Henry Higgins,
in the revival of My Fair Lady, in April to Alex Jennings.
Jennings won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for best
actor last month for his roles in The Winters Tale
and The Relapse.
- If you are thinking of making a trip to New York to take in
some theatre, now is the time to do it. Fourteen shows will
be taking part in a Season of Savings discount campaign
to try to fill those empty seats that plague the first quarter
every year this year even more so. Tickets for as low
as $45 (on selected performances) are offered in conjunction
with reduced hotel rates and attractive restaurant, transportation
and parking offers.