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    Off-Broadway

    Off-Broadway

    • Play: Boobs! The Musical
    • Performed At: Dillon's Theatre
    An Off-Broadway theatre is a professional venue in New York City with a seating capacity between 100 and 499. These theatres are smaller than Broadway theatres. An "Off-Broadway production" is a production of a play, musical or revue that appears in such a venue, and which adheres to related trade union and other contracts. Originally referring to the location of a venue and its productions on a street intersecting Broadway in Manhattan's Theatre District, the hub of the theatre industry in the United States, the term later became defined by the League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers as a professional venue in New York City with a seating capacity between 100 and 499, or a specific production that appears in such a venue, and which adheres to related trade union and other contracts. Previously, regardless of the size of the venue, a theatre was not considered Off-Broadway if it was within the "Broadway Box" (the traditional Broadway Theatre District, extending from 40th to 54th Street, and from west of Sixth Avenue to east of Eighth Avenue, and including Times Square and 42nd Street). The contractual definition changed this to encompass theatres meeting the standard, which
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    Biloxi Blues

    • Play: Biloxi Blues
    • Date Opened: 1985-03-28
    Biloxi Blues is a 1985 theater production of the play by Neil Simon.
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    6 votes
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    Boylesque

    Boylesque

    • Performed At: Greyhound Hotel Melbourne
    BOYLESQUE - Melbourne's hottest show starring PARIS & THE BOYS
    6.29
    7 votes
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    Mozart!

    • Play: Mozart!
    • Date Opened: 1999-10-02
    • Performed At: Theater an der Wien
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    Dracula

    • Play: Dracula
    • Date Opened: 1977-10-20
    • Performed At: Al Hirschfeld Theatre
    Dracula is a 1977 theater production of the play by Bram Stoker, Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston.
    9.25
    4 votes
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    Seussical

    • Play: Seussical
    • Date Opened: 2000-11-30
    • Performed At: Richard Rodgers Theatre
    Seussical is a theater production, that ran at the Richard Rodgers Theatre from November 30, 2000 through May 20, 2001.
    9.25
    4 votes
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    The Play What I Wrote

    The Play What I Wrote is a musical farce written by Hamish McColl, Sean Foley and Eddie Braben, and directed by Kenneth Branagh. It debuted in London's West End theatre district to rave reviews. The show is a celebration of the British double act Morecambe and Wise. Besides its irreverent and farcical tone, every show features a "Mystery Guest" ¬タモ a celebrity who makes a cameo appearance as a performer in the play within a play. In 2002 the original production won an Olivier award for best comedy with Toby Jones also winning for best actor in a supporting role. In 2003 the play opened on Broadway where it was nominated for a Tony award. It failed to win and closed shortly afterwards. The script was extensively rewritten for the benefit of American audiences who were unlikely to have been familiar with Morecambe and Wise. It was during this run that Roger Moore, as the "Mystery Guest", collapsed on stage.
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    Threepenny Opera

    Threepenny Opera

    • Performed At: The Vagabond Players
    Just a few months before he was scheduled to move from Baltimore to New York City, where he was to direct Linda Chamber's play "Requiem" at the Cubiculo Theatre, Brad Mays was offered a chance to direct "Threepenny Opera" at the newly-refurbished Vagabond Theatre in Fells Point. Despite the fact that construction and electrical work was still ongoing, Mays agreed and went into rehearsal in August of 1982 for a September opening. Utilizing the Manheim/Willet translation, he cast the entire production with friends with whom he'd worked over the years in Baltimore theatre: the late Ed Rosen, Marcia Edmundson, Susan Carnochan, David Keltz, Marcy Emmer and others. Despite a wobbly opening weekend, the production snapped together in the second week, earning excellent reviews from local critics and even fond "farewell to Brad" review from Baltimore Sun critic Sarah Lord. Before the production had completed its run, Mays pulled up stakes and moved to New York, to begin working Cff-Broadway.
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    Jesus Christ Superstar

    Jesus Christ Superstar

    • Play: Jesus Christ Superstar
    • Performed At: Mark Hellinger Theatre
    Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1971 theater production of the musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
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    Aida

    • Play: Aida
    • Date Opened: 2000-03-23
    • Performed At: Palace Theatre, New York
    The Broadway production of Elton John's and Tim Rice's musical Aida.
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    The Visit

    • Date Opened: 2001-10-01
    • Performed At: Goodman Theatre
    The Visit is a theater production, directed by  Frank Galati, that ran at the Goodman Theatre.
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    Richard Burton's Hamlet

    • Play: Hamlet
    • Date Opened: 1964-04-09
    Richard Burton’s Hamlet is a common name for both the Broadway production of William Shakespeare's tragedy that played from April 9 through August 8 of 1964 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and for the filmed record of it that has been released theatrically and on home video. The production took place because of a lighthearted agreement between Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole while they were filming Becket. O’Toole decreed that they should each play Hamlet afterwards under the direction of John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier in either London or New York, with a coin toss deciding who would be assigned which director and which city. O’Toole won London and Olivier in the toss, with Burton being assigned Gielgud and New York. O’Toole kept his part of the agreement, appearing as Hamlet under Olivier's direction in the premiere production of the Royal National Theatre later that year, and Burton approached producer Alexander H. Cohen and Gielgud about mounting a New York production. Because Burton disliked wearing period costumes, and for aesthetic reasons of his own, Gielgud conceived of a production performed in a “rehearsal” setting with an incomplete set and the actors wearing what
    7.75
    4 votes
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    The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

    • Play: The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
    • Date Opened: 2000-11-02
    • Performed At: Ethel Barrymore Theatre
    The Tale of the Allergist's Wife is an original comedic play that ran on Broadway from Nov. 2, 2000 to September 15, 2002.
    7.75
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    Democracy

    • Play: Democracy
    • Date Opened: 2004-11-18
    Democracy is a 2004 theater production of the play by Michael Frayn.
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    Call Me Mister

    Call Me Mister is a revue with sketches by Arnold Auerbach and words and music by Harold Rome. The title refers to returning soldiers who expected to be addressed as civilians instead of by their The Broadway production, directed by Robert H. Gordon, opened on April 18, 1946 at the National Theatre. It transferred twice, to the Majestic and the Plymouth, before completing its run of 734 performances. The cast included Betty Garrett, George S. Irving, Maria Karnilova, Harry Clark, Jules Munshin, and Lawrence Winters. A cast recording was released by Decca Records. In 1951, 20th Century Fox released a Lloyd Bacon-directed film version with a storyline corresponding with current events. Only three songs from the Broadway production were retained. Set in Japan during the transition period between World War II and the Korean War, it starred Betty Grable as American USO entertainer Kay Hudson, who crosses paths with former husband Shep Dooley (Dan Dailey), who is determined to win her back despite the presence of her current beau Capt. Johnny Comstock (Dale Robertson).
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    Peter Pan

    • Play: Peter Pan
    • Date Opened: 1990-12-13
    • Performed At: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
    Peter Pan is a theater production, directed by Fran Soeder, that ran at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from December 13, 1990 through January 20, 1991.


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    Duchess Theatre

    Duchess Theatre

    • Performed At: Laburnum Grove
    The Duchess Theatre is a West End theatre in the City of Westminster, London, located in Catherine Street, near Aldwych. The theatre opened on 25 November 1929 and is one of the smallest 'proscenium arched' West End theatres. It has 479 seats on two levels. The Duchess theatre was designed by Ewen Barr, and constructed by F. G. Minter Ltd, for Arthur Gibbons. The theatre is built with the stalls below street level, to overcome the scale of the site, and the rights of neighbours to Ancient lights. The theatre opened on 25 November 1929 with a play called Tunnel Trench by Hubert Griffith. The interior decoration scheme was introduced in 1934 under the supervision of Mary Wyndham Lewis, wife of J. B. Priestley.
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    The Bacchae

    The Bacchae

    • Play: The Bacchae
    • Performed At: The Complex, Dorie Theatre
    Director Brad Mays' 1997 stage production of Euripides' "The Bacchae" was a surprise hit in Los Angeles, drawing large audiences and earning excellent reviews. It was ultimately nominated for three LA Weekly Theatre Awards, for Production Design, Original Musical Score, and Direction. Considered particularly noteworthy was the production's use of ample though non-exploitive full-frontal nudity, most particularly in scenes portraying ritualized pagan worship and, ultimately, the violent ritual killing of the character Pentheus, king of Thebes. A major contributing factor in the production's effectiveness was the movement scoring by choreographer Kim Weild, a master practitioner of the Suzuki method of dance/movement. The production was originally intended for a three-week run, but was extended by a full seven weeks for a total of ten weeks of performances. The show was videotaped for the Lincoln Center's Library of Performing Arts, now housed at the New York Public Library. It was also heavily attended by representatives from Actor's Equity, due to the widespread discussion regarding the production's heavy nudity in the second act. Equity representatives felt that the production was appropriate to the material, and congratulated the director and cast.
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    Grease

    • Play: Grease
    • Date Opened: 1972-02-14
    • Performed At: Broadhurst Theatre
    Grease is a Broadway musical that had a record-setting 3,388-performance run.
    6.75
    4 votes
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    Nine

    • Play: Nine
    • Date Opened: 2003-04-10
    • Performed At: Eugene O'Neill Theatre
    Nine is a theater production, directed by David Leveaux, that ran at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre from April 10, 2003 through December 14, 2003.
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    Boobs! The Musical

    Boobs! The Musical

    • Play: Boobs! The Musical
    • Performed At: Triad Theater
    Boobs! The Musical: The World According to Ruth Wallis is a musical revue with lyrics and music by 1950s and 1960s star Ruth Wallis. Using 23 of Wallis' songs, Boobs! tells the story of Ruth Wallis' international career and struggles in performing her naughty songs. Boobs! The Musical opened at the Triad Theater in New York City on May 19, 2003 to critical praise and eventually transferred to Dillon's Reprise Room; by closing date it had played nearly 300 performances. It had subsequent long runs in New Orleans (2004) and Wichita (2005). Lawrence Leritz was producer and choreographer, Donna Drake, director. Also notable were the costumes by J. Kevin Draves and Robert Pease and set by Eric Harriz.
    6.50
    4 votes
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    Les Misérables

    • Play: Les Misérables
    • Date Opened: 1987-03-12
    Les Misérables is a 1987 theater production of the play by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil.
    6.50
    4 votes
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    The Secret Garden

    • Play: The Secret Garden
    • Date Opened: 1991-04-25
    The Secret Garden is a 1991 theater production of the play by Marsha Norman.
    6.50
    4 votes
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    2 votes
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    Boobs! The Musical

    Boobs! The Musical

    • Play: Boobs! The Musical
    • Performed At: Dillon's Theatre
    Boobs! The Musical: The World According to Ruth Wallis is a musical revue with lyrics and music by 1950s and 1960s star Ruth Wallis. Using 23 of Wallis' songs, Boobs! tells the story of Ruth Wallis' international career and struggles in performing her naughty songs. Boobs! The Musical opened at the Triad Theater in New York City on May 19, 2003 to critical praise and eventually transferred to Dillon's Reprise Room; by closing date it had played nearly 300 performances. It had subsequent long runs in New Orleans (2004) and Wichita (2005). Lawrence Leritz was producer and choreographer, Donna Drake, director. Also notable were the costumes by J. Kevin Draves and Robert Pease and set by Eric Harriz.
    8.50
    2 votes
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    Tarzan

    • Play: Tarzan
    • Date Opened: 2006-05-10
    • Performed At: Richard Rodgers Theatre
    Tarzan is a 2006 theater production of the play by David Henry Hwang.
    8.50
    2 votes
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    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    • Play: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a musical with a book by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos, lyrics by Leo Robin, and music by Jule Styne, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Loos. The story involves an American woman's voyage to Paris to perform in a nightclub. The musical opened on Broadway in 1949 (running for 740 performances and introducing Carol Channing), a London production was mounted in 1962, and there was a Broadway revival in 1995. An adaptation called Lorelei (also starring Carol Channing) played on Broadway in 1974. It was made into a film of the same name in 1953, starring Marilyn Monroe. The popular songs "Bye, Bye Baby" and "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" were introduced in this musical. In the 1920s, Lorelei Lee, a blonde from Little Rock, Arkansas, and her friend Dorothy Shaw board the ocean liner Ile de France, to embark for France ("It's High Time"). Lorelei and her boyfriend (who is her "sugar daddy"), Gus Esmond, are parting for a while ("Bye, Bye Baby"); Gus is going to Little Rock, and Dorothy is Lorelei's chaperone. On the ship, Lorelei has many admirers, including the rich Philadelphian Henry Spofford III, and an Englishman, Sir Francis (Piggy)
    7.33
    3 votes
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    7.33
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    The Producers

    The Producers

    • Play: The Producers
    The Producers is a 2001 musical play adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks' 1968 film of the same name, with lyrics by Brooks and music by Brooks and Glen Kelly. As in the film, the story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop. Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to be successful. The humor of the show is accessible to a wide range of audiences and draws on ridiculous accents, caricatures of homosexuals and Nazis, and many show business in-jokes. The original production opened on Broadway on April 19, 2001, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, and ran for 2,502 performances, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards. It spawned a successful London production running for three years, national tours, many productions internationally and a 2005 film version.
    7.33
    3 votes
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    Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life

    • Play: Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life
    • Date Opened: 2005-12-11
    • Performed At: Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
    Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life is a theater production, directed by Graciela Daniele, that ran at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre from Dec 11, 2005 through Feb 19, 2006.
    6.25
    4 votes
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    6.25
    4 votes
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    The Season at Sarsaparilla

    • Play: The Season at Sarsaparilla
    Pamela Rabe recently starred to rave reviews in Patrick White's The Season At Sarsaparilla with the Melbourne Theatre Company: http://www.mtc.com.au/whatson_content.aspx?eventID=105. http://www.emcsecure.com/MelbourneTheatre/vn_mtc_2.0/ImageGallery/Sars2.jpghttp://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/rgto_rabe_wideweb__470x295,2.jpg
    6.25
    4 votes
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    5.40
    5 votes
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    Waiting for Godot

    • Play: Waiting for Godot
    • Date Opened: 2009-04-30
    Waiting for Godot is a 2009 theater production of the play by Samuel Beckett.
    5.40
    5 votes
    107

    American Dance Machine

    The American Dance Machine was a theatrical dance company created by Lee Theodore, which played at the Century Theatre, opening Jun 14, 1978, running 199 performances. The show was a "Living Archive" of Broadway theatre dance; great theatre dances saved from oblivion. Choreographers included: Agnes De Mille, Jack Cole, Joe Layton, Michael Kidd, Ron Field, Bob Fosse, Onna White and Peter Gennaro. Featured dancers and guest artists included Harold Cromer, Liza Gennaro, Patti Mariano, Lawrence Leritz and Donald Young. ADM actively archived the works of great dance "Teams" including The Szony's and Augie & Margo; as well as original Ballroom Dances. ADM productions often featured these specialities in diverse seasons in USA, Japan & Italy. Francois Szony himself often appeared. During several seasons in the 1980s Peter Maxwell & Vicki Regan were engaged as the principal dancers for that section of the show. Maxwell was a former Ballroom World Champion and Regan a US Champion and highly accomplished tap dancer (she appeared in the original cast of 42nd Street on Broadway) They were chosen for the cover of the iconic Dance Magazine (Editor in Chief Bill Como) issue highlighting the
    7.00
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    The Sound of Music

    • Play: The Sound of Music
    • Date Opened: 2006-11-15
    The Sound of Music is a musical revival by Andrew Lloyd Webber held at the London Palladium on November 15, 2006 to February 21, 2009.
    7.00
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    You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    • Play: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
    • Date Opened: 1999-02-04
    • Performed At: Lyceum Theater
    You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1999 theater production of the play by Clark Gesner.
    7.00
    3 votes
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    Spamalot

    • Play: Spamalot
    • Date Opened: 2005-03-17
    Spamalot is a 2005 theater production of the play by Eric Idle.
    6.00
    4 votes
    115
    Liza's at the Palace...!

    Liza's at the Palace...!

    Liza's at the Palace... was a concert presented by Liza Minnelli at the Palace Theatre on Broadway from December 3, 2008 through January 4, 2009. It was produced by John Scher and Metropolitan Talent Presents. It was directed and choreographed by Ron Lewis, with vocal arrangements by Kay Thompson and Billy Stritch. Minnelli performed with four dancer-singers: Cortes Alexander, Jim Caruso, Tiger Martina, and Johnny Rodgers. The concert contained songs written by Kander and Ebb, among others. The first act included a revised version of a vaudeville tribute her mother once performed at the Palace. The second act included a "re-creation of [Kay] Thompson's celebrated nightclub act with the four Williams brothers". Stephen Holden of The New York Times said, "From the moment Ms. Minnelli joins forces with a male singing and dancing quartet to resurrect parts of a famous nightclub act Thompson created in the late 1940s and early ’50s with the Williams Brothers, the Palace Theater blasts off into orbit. There it remains, deliriously spinning until the end of a 2-hour-20-minute show (with intermission) that leaves the star in a state of breathless exaltation. The end of the opening-night
    8.00
    2 votes
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    Over Here!

    • Play: Over Here!
    • Date Opened: 1974-03-06
    • Performed At: Shubert Theatre
    Over Here! is a 1974 theater production of the play by Will Holt.
    8.00
    2 votes
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    The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

    • Play: The Goat, or, Who is Sylvia?
    • Date Opened: 2002-03-10
    • Performed At: John Golden Theatre
    The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is a 2002 theater production of the play by Edward Albee.
    8.00
    2 votes
    120
    Two Merry Monarchs

    Two Merry Monarchs

    Two Merry Monarchs is an Edwardian musical comedy in two acts with a book by Arthur Anderson and George Levy, lyrics by Anderson and Hartley Carrick, and music by Orlando Morgan. It opened at the Savoy Theatre in London on 10 March 1910, under the management of C. H. Workman, and ran there for 43 performances. It starred Workman, Robert Whyte Jr., Lennox Pawle, Daisy le Hay and Roland Cunningham. The work was the last piece that could be considered a Savoy opera. There was a brief transfer to the Strand Theatre in London, which ran for an additional six performances, from 30 April to 6 May 1910, and a provincial tour in the late summer of 1910, both starring Hayden Coffin. Another tour was given in the spring of 1911. The score is apparently lost, and the comedy was not subsequently revived. Richard D'Oyly Carte died in 1901, leaving the management of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company and the Savoy Theatre in the hands of his widow, Helen. After a successful repertory season at the Savoy ending in March 1909, the now-frail Helen Carte leased the theatre to actor C. H. Workman, who had been a long-time principal performer with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Workman produced a season
    8.00
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    Billy Elliot: The Musical

    • Play: Billy Elliot the Musical
    • Date Opened: 2008-11-13
    • Performed At: Imperial Theatre
    Billy Elliot: The Musical is a 2008 theater production of the play by Lee Hall.
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    Wicked

    • Play: Wicked
    • Date Opened: 2006-09-07
    • Performed At: Apollo Victoria Theatre
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    The Chocolate Soldier

    The Chocolate Soldier

    The Chocolate Soldier (German title: Der tapfere Soldat or Der Praliné-Soldat) is an operetta composed in 1908 by Oscar Straus (1870–1954) based on George Bernard Shaw's 1894 play, Arms and the Man. The German language libretto was by Rudolf Bernauer and Leopold Jacobson. The 1941 film of the same name enlists much of Strauss' music but is otherwise unrelated, using a plot based Ferenc Molnár's play Testőr . When Shaw gave Leopold Jacobson the rights to adapt the play, he provided three conditions: none of Shaw's dialogue, nor any of the character's names, could be used; the libretto must be advertised as a parody; and Shaw would accept no monetary compensation. In spite of this, Shaw's original plot, and with it the central message of the play, remain more or less untouched. The main love aria, for instance, is sung by the heroine just before she meets the "other man", and the "brave" soldier turns out to be a worse coward than his unmilitaristic rival. Shaw despised the result, however, calling it "a putrid opera bouffe in the worst taste of 1860", but grew to regret not accepting payment when, despite his opinion of the work, it became an international success. When Shaw heard,
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    Funny Girl

    • Play: Funny Girl
    • Date Opened: 1964-03-26
    Funny Girl is a 1964 theater production of the play by Isobel Lennart.
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    2 votes
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    Macbeth

    • Play: Macbeth
    • Date Opened: 1988-04-21
    Macbeth is a 1988 theater production of the play by Wiliiam Shakespeare.
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    The Sorcerer

    The Sorcerer

    The Sorcerer is a two-act comic opera, with a libretto by W. S. Gilbert and music by Arthur Sullivan. It was the British duo's third operatic collaboration. The plot of The Sorcerer is based on a Christmas story, An Elixir of Love, that Gilbert wrote for The Graphic magazine in 1876. A young man, Alexis, is obsessed with idea of love levelling all ranks and social distinctions. To promote his beliefs, he invites the proprietor of J. W. Wells & Co., Family Sorcerers, to brew a love potion. This causes everyone in the village to fall in love with the first person they see and results in the pairing of comically mismatched couples. In the end, Wells must sacrifice his life to break the spell. The opera opened on 17 November 1877 at the Opera Comique in London, where it ran for 178 performances. It was considered a success by the standards of that time and encouraged the collaborators to write their next opera, H.M.S. Pinafore. The Sorcerer was revised for an 1884 revival, and it is in that version that it is usually performed today. The Sorcerer was the first Savoy opera for which the author and composer had nearly total control over the production and the selection of cast. Several
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    Pal Joey

    • Play: Pal Joey
    • Date Opened: 1976-06-27
    • Performed At: Circle in the Square Theatre
    Pal Joey is the Jun 27, 1976 to Aug 29, 1976 production of the play Pal Joey at the Circle in the Square Theatre.
    8.00
    1 votes
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    Social Security

    • Play: Social Security
    • Date Opened: 1986-04-17
    • Performed At: Ethel Barrymore Theatre
    Social Security is a theater production, directed by Mike Nichols, that ran at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre from April 17, 1986 through Mar 22, 1987.
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    Wicked

    • Play: Wicked
    • Date Opened: 2003-10-30
    • Performed At: George Gershwin Theatre
    Wicked is a 2003 theater production of the play by Winnie Holzman.
    8.00
    1 votes
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    Blithe Spirit

    • Play: Blithe Spirit
    • Date Opened: 2009-03-15
    Blithe Spirit is a 2009 theatrical production of a play by Noël Coward.
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    Coco

    • Play: Coco
    • Date Opened: 1969-12-18
    • Performed At: Mark Hellinger Theatre
    Coco is a 1969 theater production of the play by Alan Jay Lerner.
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    Too Many Girls

    Too Many Girls

    • Play: Too Many Girls
    Too Many Girls is a Broadway musical comedy and a 1940 film version of the show, starring Lucille Ball. Too Many Girls opened October 18, 1939, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart and book by George Marion Jr. It was produced by George Abbott. It ran for 249 performances at the Imperial Theatre, moving to the Broadway Theatre in 1940. The cast included Desi Arnaz, Richard Kollmar, Eddie Bracken, and Van Johnson. Arnaz and Bracken repeated their roles in the 1940 RKO Radio Pictures movie version. This was Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's first film together. The two had previously met at the RKO studio commissary while Lucy was filming Dance, Girl, Dance. At that time, Lucy was costumed as a burlesque dancer who had recently been in a fight. Desi initially dismissed her as a "tough broad" who could never play an innocent college girl. The popular song "I Like to Recognize the Tune" did not appear in the film version, but it did appear in a later Lucille Ball film, Meet the People (MGM, 1944). Van Johnson, who was an understudy to all 3 male leads in the theatrical version of 1939, only makes an uncredited, non-speaking cameo appearance in the film version.
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    Patience

    Patience

    Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride, is a comic opera in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. First performed at the Opera Comique, London, on 23 April 1881, it moved to the 1,292-seat Savoy Theatre on 10 October 1881, where it was the first theatrical production in the world to be lit entirely by electric light. Henceforth, the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas would be known as the Savoy Operas, and both fans and performers of Gilbert and Sullivan would come to be known as "Savoyards." Patience was the sixth operatic collaboration of fourteen between Gilbert and Sullivan. It ran for a total of 578 performances, which was seven more than the authors' earlier work, H.M.S. Pinafore, and the second longest run of any work of musical theatre up to that time, after the operetta Les Cloches de Corneville. The opera is a satire on the aesthetic movement of the 1870s and '80s in England, part of the 19th-century European movement that emphasised aesthetic values over moral or social themes in literature, fine art, the decorative arts, and interior design. Although the output of poets, painters and designers was prolific, some argued that the movement's art,
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    Dylan

    • Play: Dylan
    • Date Opened: 1964-01-18
    Dylan is a 1964 theater production of the play by Sidney Michaels.
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    Pokeys

    Pokeys

    • Play: Pokeys
    • Performed At: Prince of Wales Hotel
    Possibly the greatest show ever seen in Melbourne, the Pokeys at the Prince of Wales Hotel in St. Kilda ran for almost 14 years hosted by the legend of drag Doug Lucas who co-owned the venue with gay icon Jan Hillier. The Pokeys ran every Sunday night to packed crowed and finally closed in 1992.
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    HurlyBurly

    • Play: Hurlyburly
    • Date Opened: 1984-08-07
    • Performed At: Ethel Barrymore Theatre
    HurlyBurly is a 1984 theater production of the play by David Rabe.
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    Savior of the World

    Savior of the World

    Savior of the World is a musical dramatic production produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It premiered November 28, 2000 in the Conference Center Theater on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah and has been presented annually near the Easter and Christmas holidays, though the Easter performances have not occurred on Temple Square since 2005. Fully titled "Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection", the production depicts the Biblical accounts of the events surrounding the birth and death of Jesus Christ. Scripting and music have been fluid during the history of the production, as revisions of the materials have occurred from one year to the next. However the core of the production has always focused on the birth of Jesus for Act I and Jesus' resurrection for Act II. In 2006, an official script and score was released for limited LDS church-wide use and is available online.
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    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    • Play: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
    • Date Opened: 2005-04-28
    • Performed At: Foxwoods Theatre
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was an original Broadway musical that ran from April 28, 2005 through December 31, 2005.
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    The Drowsy Chaperone

    • Play: The Drowsy Chaperone
    • Date Opened: 2007-06-06
    The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical held in Novello Theatre on June 6, 2007 to August 4, 2007.
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    Fonteyn & Nureyev on Broadway

    Fonteyn & Nureyev on Broadway was presented at the George Gershwin Theatre (Uris Theatre), (18 November 1975 - 29 November 1975). The show was a major Broadway and dance event; it was the farewell performance of the legendary ballet duo of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. The sold-out run included the Frederick Ashton ballet "Marguerite and Armand." Other notable dancers included Lawrence Leritz, Daniel Lommel and The Murray Louis Dance Company. Internet Broadway Database: http://www.ibdb.com/production.php?id=13100
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    Pure War /The Madness of the Day

    Pure War /The Madness of the Day

    • Play: Pure War / The Madness of the Day
    • Performed At: Alchemical Theatre Laboratory
    An enigmatic examination of the coupling of metabolic speed and technological speed, and its inevitable consequences on consciousness, human appearance and the perception of one's "place" in the world. The texts are drawn from urban theorist Paul Virilio’s book Pure War, which questions the accelerating developments of technology; and French author/critical theorist Maurice Blanchot’s short story "The Madness of the Day" which introduces us to the character we consider the protagonist par excellence for our time: The Disappeared One. The piece is devised through a reciprocal reading of Blanchot's text through the lens of Virilio and vice versa. Individually the actors become Blanchot’s protagonist and together conspire to create a series of exhibits, confessions and briefings as a simulation of the relationship between technology and the human body. The actors employ techniques of "jazz acting" and biomechanics in a series of micro-narratives and vignettes. Pure War / The Madness of the Day is set in a “box full of speeds” and images, and functions in the context of a public hearing. The actors place themselves under public scrutiny in order to engage the audience in a para-theatrical experience about the terms of appearance between actor, character and audience, pointing to the societal value of theatre as a technology of human recognition and interaction. We live in a society where the substance of self is negated. The Age of Reason is transforming; and technology has become a contemporary prosthesis on consciousness. We are nearing that point of exhaustion in both the Enlightenment and ourselves where each of us disappears. The question “Who am I?” becomes increasingly eclipsed by the question "How do I appear?" "The speed of light, the light of speed. We have gone from the aesthetics of appearance, stable forms, to the aesthetics of disappearance, unstable forms. ...Too much speed is like too much light. It's blinding. It's blinding. It's blinding." – Paul Virilio Pure War / Madness of the Day is the first part of a trilogy entitled Deus X Machina being developed by The Alchemical Theatre. The next part is There Is No More Firmament by Antonin Artaud, and the final piece is entitled Deus X Machina. The production is supported, in part, by New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs. The current production is a revival of Pure War / Madness of the Day, originally produced in 1983 by The Alchemical Theatre. The company at that time included Carlo Altomare, Philip Brehse, Elena Jandova, Mary Krapf, Martin Reckhaus, and Jessica Slote, with projections by Bradley Eros, whose contribution to the creation of this piece should be acknowledged.
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    Kais, or Love in the Deserts

    • Play: Kais, or Love in the Deserts
    • Date Opened: 1808-04
    • Performed At: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    An opera in 4 acts, now performing at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
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    Hedda Gabler

    • Play: Hedda Gabler
    • Date Opened: 2007
    • Performed At: American Conservatory Theater
    This production used a 2007 English translation by Paul Walsh.
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    Boeing Boeing

    • Play: Boeing Boeing
    • Date Opened: 2008-05-04
    Boeing Boeing is a 2008 theater production of the play by Marc Camoletti.
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    A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    • Performed At: Whitefire Theatre
    In 2003, Los Angeles director Brad Mays and the ARK Theatre Company staged a controversial multi-media adaptation of A Clockwork Orange, which was named "Pick Of The Week" by the LA Weekly and nominated for three of the 2004 LA Weekly Theater Awards: Direction, Revival Production (of a 20th-century work), and Leading Female Performance. Vanessa Claire Smith won Best Actress for her gender-bending portrayal of Alex, the music-loving teenage sociopath. This inventive production utilized three separate video streams outputted to seven onstage video monitors - six 19 inch and one 40 inch. In order to preserve the first-person narrative of the book, a pre-recorded video stream of Alex, "your humble narrator", was projected onto the 40 inch monitor, thereby freeing the onstage character during passages which would have been awkward or impossible to sustain in the breaking of the fourth wall. According to the LA Weekly, "Mays' visceral, fast-paced multimedia show brings into stark relief the Freudian struggle between the primal self and the civilized self for domination over the human spirit. The director deftly conveys the horror of violence by subjecting the audience to an onslaught of images of war, torture and hardcore porn projected on seven TV screens."
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    Aida

    • Play: Aida
    • Date Opened: 2009-07-17
    • Performed At: Freilichtspiele Tecklenburg
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    Funding The Arts

    • Play: Funding The Arts
    • Date Opened: 2010-05-12
    • Performed At: 37 Arts-Baryshnikov Arts Center
    Ballet stars and former CIA agents will stop at nothing to raise money for their beloved Ballet Russes de Monte Python. Their plots include attempts to overthrow corrupt foreign leaders. A cast of eleven dancers, four artists in film roles, a clever script, and delightful computer-generated dance characters act out this over-the-top spoof.
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    Gypsy (1973)

    The first revival of Gypsy opened in London's West End on May 29, 1973, at the Piccadilly Theatre . The director was Arthur Laurents, and the choreography was reproduced by Robert Tucker. The same production opened at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre for a planned limited run of 120 performances on September 23, 1974.
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    Hamner Barber Variety Show

    Hamner Barber Variety Show

    • Performed At: Hamner Barber Theater
    An incredible evening of fun featuring magic of The Hamners, hilarious comedy of Jim Barber and a talented troupe of dancers. Stars of NBC’s “World’s Greatest Magic,” the Hamners present their original act in which a bevy of beautiful exotic birds appear out of nowhere and take flight over the astonished audience. Jim Barber, considered one of the world’s great ventriloquists, was featured on CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman.” His clever comedy and original characters leave everyone talking! See why the International Magicians Society honored the Hamners as “Entertainers of the Year” and Jim Barber “Ventriloquist of the Year.”
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    Present Arms

    Present Arms

    • Play: Present Arms
    Present Arms is a Broadway musical comedy that opened April 26, 1928, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart and book by Herbert Fields. It was produced by Lew Fields with musical numbers stage by Busby Berkeley. It ran for 155 performances at the Lew Fields' Mansfield Theatre. The show starred Charles King, Flora Le Breton and Busby Berkeley. A man from Brooklyn is serving as a buck private in Pearl Harbor. He flirts with an English Peer’s daughter; however, she is being pursued by a German, who raises pineapples in Hawaii. The Brooklynite pretends to be a Captain in order to make an impression, but he is found out, booted out, and loses out on the girl, until he proves himself in a shipwreck. Some of the songs from the show are: Present Arms was filmed in 1930 with Irene Dunne, with its title changed to Leathernecking. The film is presumed lost.
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    Tarzan

    • Play: Tarzan
    • Date Opened: 2008-02-16
    • Performed At: Kristianstad Theatre
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    The Trojan Women

    The Trojan Women

    • Play: The Trojan Women
    • Performed At: Whitefire Theatre
    One night in late March 2002, ARK THEATRE COMPANY artistic director Paul Wagar telephoned Brad Mays with a problem: one of the company's directors had just quit the scheduled April production of 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE. Since the Whitefire Theatre had already been booked and paid for, ARK couldn't afford a cancellation; nor could they afford to pay royalties on a replacement show. Even though he was scheduled to go into rehearsal for his forthcoming September production of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE in late June, Brad suggested that he himself put together an eleventh-hour production of Euripides' THE TROJAN WOMEN. With just over four weeks to cast, conceptualize and rehearse the extremely demanding ancient Greek drama, Brad shouldered the entire responsibility for filling that season's schedule gap. After reconfiguring the opening dialectical prologue with Athena and Poseiden into a televised CNN report on the "War In Troy" to be shown on the theatre's dual video monitors, the director worked with a brave and resourceful cast to create a modern TROJAN WOMEN reset in contemporary Iraq. Willow Hale was tremendously inventive as Hecuba, turning in a precise, stylized performance that required several viewings to completely appreciate. Karen Tiegren's explosive Cassandra was both poignant and complex in her spiritual-driven rage. Aomawa Baker was, quite simply, stunning as the grief-stricken Andromache, while Pab Schwendiman's Menaleus was, at once, commanding and ironic.
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    Wicked

    • Play: Wicked
    • Date Opened: 2007-11-15
    • Performed At: Palladium Theater
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    Wicked

    • Play: Wicked
    • Date Opened: 2010-03-17
    • Performed At: Metronom Theater
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