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Issue #80: January 15, 2002


  • Former Second City TV alumna Andrea Martin will play Aunt Eller in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Oklahoma! when it arrives at the Gershwin Theater on March 21.
  • 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 Mackintosh’s 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 David’s 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.

Broadway On The Road

  • They are calling it America’s answer to Mamma Mia!, the new musical Me and Mrs. Jones packed them in at Philadelphia’s 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.

London's West End

  • 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 Winter’s Tale and The Relapse.

Bits & Pieces

  • 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.

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