McGovern's Little Women, Linden's Morrie and Short's If I’d Saved Play Broadway in Boston

News   McGovern's Little Women, Linden's Morrie and Short's If I’d Saved Play Broadway in Boston Maureen McGovern in Little Women – The Musical, Hal Linden in Tuesdays With Morrie and Martin Short in his Broadway-bound If I’d Saved, I Wouldn’t Be Here will be part of the Broadway in Boston series that also includes Wicked, Hairspray, Movin' Out, Swan Lake and Joseph... with Patrick Cassidy and "American Idol" star Amy Adams.

Broadway in Boston/Clear Channel Entertainment announced its 2005-2006 season lineup which will include many popular touring productions as well as special events and a pre-Broadway engagement to play at The Colonial Theatre, The Wilbur Theatre and The Opera House. More events are to be announced.

The Broadway in Boston Series (subject to change) will include:

  • Martin Short: If I’d Saved, I Wouldn’t Be Here - Colonial (Sept. 27-Oct. 9)
    "In the grand tradition of West Side Story and Sweeney Todd comes the next great American musical... but until then, there's IF I’D SAVED, I WOULDN’T BE HERE," reads show materials for the "send-up of one-man shows, which combines musical comedy sketches, dance numbers and one intermission." Bostons nabs the pre-Broadway run of the show featuring Short's memorable characters and music by Hairspray Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
  • Hairspray - Opera House (Oct. 4-16)
    Broadway’s 2003 Tony Award winner for Best Musical is a comedy set in 1962's Baltimore about 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad who longs to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show.

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  • Tuesdays With Morrie - Colonial (Oct. 18-30)
    Hal Linden stars in the stageplay adapted from Mitch Albom's sentimental novel that follows his autobiographical story of a career-obsessed journalist and his former college professor, with whom he would visit weekly, when he learns the professor is dying of an incurable disease.
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Colonial (Nov. 1 13)
    Patrick Cassidy and "American Idol"’s Amy Adams star as Joseph and The Narrator in composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's and lyricist Tim Rice musical about the trials and triumphs of biblical hero Joseph.
  • The Nutcracker - Opera House (Nov. 25-Dec. 30)
    Boston Ballet will present the holiday tradition featuring the score of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky played by the Boston Ballet Orchestra. Mikko Nissinen choreographs the work danced by the entire Boston Ballet Company and children from Boston Ballet School.
  • Little Women – The Musical - Opera House (Jan. 10-22, 2006)
    Broadway star Maureen McGovern reprises her role as Marmee in the musical tale of literature's well-known March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy — from the Louisa May Alcott's novel.
  • David Copperfield: An Intimate Evening Of Grand Illusion - Opera House (Feb. 3-5, 2006)
    The world's well-known illusionist presents his latest show which takes audiences on a journey through "the logical, and incredible evolution of this conjurer’s art."
  • Les Misérables - Opera House (Feb. 15-March 19, 2006)
    The epic musical story of Jean Valjean takes the Boston stage as the fugitive attempts to elude the cruel and self-righteous Inspector Javert in the work based on Victor Hugo's classic novel.
  • Clifford The Big Red Dog™ Live! - Opera House (March 24-26, 2006)
    Scholastic's lovable, large, crimson canine charms and amazes children with his adventures in a new story filled with well-loved characters from Birdwell Island — including Emily Elizabeth, Cleo, T-Bone, Jetta, Charlie, and of course, Clifford.
  • Wicked - Opera House (April 12-May 14, 2006)
    Broadway's beloved musical prequel to The Wizard of Oz explains the story of how two girls — one popular and one green — who grow to become the Emerald City's most well-known witches. Stephen Schwartz creates the music with a book by Winnie Holzmann based on the Gregory Maguire novel.
  • Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake - Colonial (April 20-23, 2006)
    Tony Award-winning London choreographer-director puts his touch on the Tchaikovsky classic with a new spin on the traditional concept of swans in tutus when the 10th anniversary national tour makes its stop in Boston.
  • Movin’ Out - Colonial (May 17-28, 2006)
    Director-choreographer Twyla Tharp spins a wartime tale with the songs of Billy Joel in the new musical theatre which showcases the dance of the former and music of the latter.
  • Annie - Opera House (June 13-25, 2006)
    John Schuck and MacKenzie Phillips star in the tale of Little Orphan Annie musicalized by Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse in such memorable songs as "It's the Hard-Knock Life,"Easy Street," and "Tomorrow" and a featuring a brand new song "Why Should I Change A Thing?" Tickets for all Broadway in Boston productions are available through the Broadway in Boston subscription and member programs at (866) 523-7469. For more information, call 617-880-2400 or visit www.broadwayinboston.com.