Two of The Full Monty's comic numbers - "Big Ass Rock" and "It's a Woman's World" were presented at the new musical's press preview Sept. 12. John Ellison Conlee, Jason Daniely and Patrick Wilson sing "Rock," in which Conlee and Wilson offer to help Daniely off himself. Annie Golden (center) leads her ladies chorus, Laura Marie Duncan, Jannie Jones and Liz McConahay, in "It's a Woman's World," which takes place in the men's room and features a quartet of horny women singing about the hot male strippers they've just watched.
"The Full Monty" was the surprise low-budget hit of 1997 with Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and wins with Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score. The musical, like the movie, tells of six average-looking unemployed men who decide to star in a strip show to raise money in their economical depressed town. The Full Monty begins previews at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Sept. 26 with an opening set for Oct. 26. The musical opened its world premiere June 1 at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre where it ran through July 9.