Broadway Shows Weekly News May 1, 2007

WHAT’S HAPPENING … BROADWAY - MAY 1, 2007!

Spring has arrived! The birds are chirping, daylight savings time has kicked in and the flowers are in bloom! Broadway is buzzing as usual! This month brings with it several intriguing shows and a few closings. A husband and wife team will join the cast of a popular musical and America has helped cast the two leads in a summer revival of an all time favorite.

If you have been considering a trip to the Big Apple, now is a perfect time to visit the city. April is sure to have something for everyone; a comedy, an epic musical, a political drama, and for the romantic in all of us a love story. Elle Woods and friends are coming to Broadway in a stage adaptation of the hit movie Legally Blonde. It is a musical comedy that is sure to have the audience laughing out loud! The Pirate Queen is an amazing new musical from the creators of Les Miz. It is an epic romance based on the real life Irish pirate Grace O’Malley. There is also something for the political aficionado, a limited engagement of Frost/Nixon. This powerful piece is based on the David Frost interviews with Richard M. Nixon. LoveMusik also makes its debut this month. It is a love story that spans twenty-five years and is set in Berlin, Paris, Broadway and Hollywood. If none of these peak your interest you can always purchase tickets for one of these Broadway staples: Phantom of the Opera, A Chorus Line, Beauty and the Beast or Les Miserables.

In the popular musical category three productions have some big news! First, Chicago will feature the Hollywood husband and wife team of Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna. The two will make their Broadway debuts together in the roles of Billy Flynn and Roxie Hart. The duo is scheduled for a six week limited engagement beginning June 19, 2007. America has chosen the one that they want … Max Crumm and Laura Osnes will star in this summer’s revival of Grease as the next Danny and Sandy. The two were selected via a reality television show entitled “You’re the One That I Want”, and are scheduled to begin performing at the end of July at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Rent is celebrating eleven years on the Great White Way. It debuted in April of 1996 and is still touching audiences today!

The spring air also brings about change, and so the final curtain will fall on Prelude to a Kiss and the beloved The Producers. And, finally an off-Broadway note … the long-running comedy Jewtopia is scheduled to close at the end of the month after a successful run of 1,052 performances. Congratulations and Farewell!





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