Here is a list of shows that opened on Broadway during the 2000-2001 season and beyond. (Information as of June 15, 2001.) Schedule subject to change. For more details, please see separate news stories on each show. The 2000-2001 Broadway season began June 1, 2000 and ended May 27, 2001. The 2000-2001 Tony season began May 4, 2000 and ended May 2, 2001.
2000-01 BROADWAY SEASON:
Currently Running in 2000-01
BLAST!: Music and spectacle featuring Star of Indiana drum corps. Producers: Cook Group Incorporated and Star of Indiana, with Dodger Theatricals. Tours at Kennedy Center in Washington, DC December 19, 2000-January 14, 2001. Previews April 5, 2001. Opened April 17, 2001; extended to January 2, 2002 at Broadway Theater.
DINNER PARTY, THE: Comedy by Neil Simon. Director: John Rando. Producer: Emanuel Azenberg, in association with Ira Pittelman and Gordon Davidson. Cast: Jon Lovitz, Larry Miller, Len Cariou. Premiered at L.A.'s Center Theatre Group. Next stop was DC's Kennedy Center. Previews October 3, 2000, Opened October 19, 2000 at Music Box Theater. FOLLIES: Revival of Stephen Sondheim & James Goldman's 1971 musical. Director: Matthew Warchus. Choreographer: Kathleen Marshall. Cast: Treat Williams, Judith Ivey, Blythe Danner, Betty Garrett, Gregory Harrison. Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company. Previews March 8, 2001; opened April 5, 2001 for a run ending July 15, 2001 at Belasco Theatre.
42ND STREET: Revival of 1980 musical with songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, book co-written by Mark Bramble and Michael Stewart. Director: Mark Bramble. "Musical numbers and new choreography by" Randy Skinner. Producers: Dodger Theatricals and Joop Van Den Ende. Cast: Michael Cumpsty, Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Freeman, Mary Testa. Previews April 4, 2001. Opened May 2, 2001 for open run at Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
FULL MONTY, THE: Book by Terrence McNally; Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek. Director: Jack O'Brien. Cast: Patrick Wilson, Jason Danieley, Annie Golden. Producer: Tom Hall. Tried out at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. Previews September 26, 2000; Opened October 26, 2000 for open run at Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE: Play with Music written & performed by Hershey Felder; Songs by George and Ira Gershwin; Director: Joel Zwick. Producers: Martin Markinson, Sageworks, Benjamin Mordecai, Scott Rudin, Manhattan Theatre Club, Jujamcyn Organization. Prev: April 17, 2001; Opens April 30, 2001 at Helen Hayes Theatre for a run through July 22, 2001.
KING HEDLEY II: Drama by August Wilson. Director: Marion McClinton. Cast: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Viola Davis, Charles Brown, Leslie Uggams. Tried out at DC's Kennedy Center in March 2001. Previews April 10, 2001; Opened May 1, 2001. Ends July 1, 2001 at Virginia Theatre after 24 previews & 72 regular perfs.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST: Revival of Dale Wasserman drama adapting Ken Kesey novel. Dir: Terry Kinney. Cast: Gary Sinise, Amy Morton. Producers: Prod: Fox Theatricals / Steppenwolf Theatre. Previews March 16, 2001. Opened April 8, 2001. Runs to Sept. 16, 2001 at Royale Theatre.
PRODUCERS, THE: Musical comedy based on Mel Brooks film. Adapted by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan. Director/Choreographer: Susan Stroman. Cast: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Ron Orbach, Gary Beach, Cady Huffman. Produced by Rocco Landesman, SFX Theatrical Group, the Frankel, Viertel, Baruch, Routh Group, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Rick Steiner, Robert F X Sillerman and Mel Brooks, in assoc. W/ James D. Stern/Douglas Meyer and by special arrangement w/ Studio Canal. Tried out in Chicago Feb. 1-25, 2001. Previews March 22, 2001. Opened April 19, 2001 for open run at St. James Theatre.
ROCKY HORROR SHOW, THE: Revival of campy 1975 musical. Book & Score: Richard O'Brien. Producer: Jordan Roth. Director: Christopher Ashley. Previews October 20, 2000; Opened November 15, 2000 for open run at Circle In The Square.
STONES IN HIS POCKETS: Comedy-drama by Marie Jones. Director: Ian McElhinney. Cast: Sean Campion and Conleth Hill. Producers: Paul Elliot, Adam Kenwright, Pat Moylan, Ed & David Mirvish, Emanuel Azenberg/Ira Pittelman. Trying out in Toronto in February 2001. Previews: March 23, 2001. Opened April 1, 2001 for open run at John Golden Theatre.
TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE, THE: Comedy by Charles Busch; Director: Lynne Meadow. Cast: Valerie Harper, Tony Roberts, Michele Lee. Producers: Manhattan Theater Club with Carol Shorenstein Hays, Daryl Roth, Stuart Thompson and Douglas S. Cramer. Played Feb. 8-April 16 at MTC's Second Stage. Previews October 11, 2000 and opened November 2, 2000 for open run at Ethel Barrymore Theater.
ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, THE: New musical based on the Mark Twain novel. Music by Don Schlitz, book by Ken Ludwig. Producers: Nederlander Producing Company of America, Inc. and Watt/Dobie Productions, LLC. Trying out at Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT, February 27-March 17, 2001. Previews March 27, 2001; Opened April 26, 2001; Ended May 13, 2001 at the Minskoff Theatre.
BELLS ARE RINGING: revival of musical by Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jule Styne. Directed by Tina Landau. Choreography: Jeff Calhoun. Cast: Faith Prince, David Garrison, Beth Fowler. Producers: Mitchell Maxwell, Victoria Maxwell and Mark Balsam for Momentum Productions, Inc., and Robert Barandes. Tryout at Stamford, CT's Palace Theatre, February 20-25, 2001. Previews March 13, 2001; opened April 12, 2001; Ended June 10, 2001 at the Plymouth Theatre.
BEST MAN, THE: Revival of 1960 Gore Vidal satire. Director: Ethan McSweeny. Producers include Jeffrey Richards. Cast: Spalding Gray, Elizabeth Ashley, Charles Durning, Michael Learned, Chris Noth, Christine Ebersole. Previews Sept. 5, 2000, Opened Sept. 17, 2000; Ended December 31, 2000 at Virginia Theater.
BETRAYAL: Revival of Harold Pinter drama. Director: David Leveaux. Cast: Liev Schreiber, Juliette Binoche, John Slattery. Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company. Previews October 20, 2000; Opened November 14, 2000. Ended February 4, 2001 at American Airlines Theater.
CLASS ACT, A: New musical bio of Edward Kleban, featuring his songs. Book: Lonny Price & Linda Kline. Director: Lonny Price. Choreography: Marguerite Derricks. Moved from OB's Manhattan Theatre Club (where it ended December 10, 2000). Previews February 14, 2001, opened March 11, 2001; Ended June 10, 2001 at Bway's Ambassador Theatre.
DESIGN FOR LIVING: Comedy by Noel Coward. Director: Joe Mantello. Cast: Jennifer Ehle, Alan Cumming. Roundabout Theatre Company at American Airlines Theatre. Previews February 16, 2001, opened March 15, 2001; Ended May 13, 2001.
GATHERING, THE: Play by Arje Shaw. Directed by Rebecca Taylor. Cast: Hal Linden, Sam Guncler. Prod: Martin Markinson, Lawrence Toppall, Patricia Greenwald. Tryout: Wadsworth Theatre, L.A. Feb. 3-28, 2001. Previews April 13, 2001, opened April 24, 2001; Ended May 13, 2001 at Cort Theatre.
JANE EYRE: New musical based on the Charlotte Bronte novel. Composer: Paul Gordon. Directed by John Caird & Scott Schwartz. Cast: James Barbour, Marla Schaffel and Mary Stout (as Rochester, Jane and Mrs. Fairfax). Producer: Annette Niemtzow. Tried out July 13-Sept. 5, 1999 at CA's La Jolla Playhouse. Previews November 8, 2000, opened December 10, 2000, Ended June 10, 2001 at Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG: Play by Abby Mann, based on his screenplay. Dir: John Tillinger. Cast: Maximilian Schell, George Grizzard, Michael Hayden, Robert Foxworth, Marthe Keller, Joseph Wiseman. Prod: National Actors Theatre in assoc. w/ Earle I. Mack. Prev: February 15, 2001; Opened March 26, 2001 at Longacre Theatre. Ended May 13, 2001.
LuPONE, PATTI (see listing under "MATTERS OF THE HEART")
MACBETH: (tragedy by William Shakespeare). Produced by Emanuel Azenberg & SFX Theatrical. Director: Terry Hands. Cast: Kelsey Grammer, Diane Venora. Tried out in Boston May 18-June 4, 2000. Previewed June 9, 2000, Opened June 15, 2000; Ended June 25, 2000 after 8 previews & 13 regular performances at Music Box Theatre.
MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, THE: (revival of Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman comedy). Cast: Nathan Lane, Jean Smart, Lewis J. Stadlen. Director: Jerry Zaks. Roundabout Theatre Company at American Airlines Theatre. Started previews June 30, 2000, opened July 27, 2000. Ended October 8, 2000.
PATTI LUPONE: "matters of the heart": (see listing under "MATTERS OF THE HEART")
SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE, THE: revival of 1985 solo comedy by Jane Wagner, performed by Lily Tomlin. After several touring dates in 1999-2000, tried out at Seattle Rep and NJ's McCarter Theatre. Previews November 11, 2000; Opened November 16, 200l; Ended May 20, 2001 at Booth Theatre.
SEUSSICAL: New musical based on characters in Dr. Seuss children's stories. Music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, book by Ahrens and Flaherty based on a conception by the pair and Eric Idle. Director: Frank Galati. Rob Marshall assisted with the production. Cast: Kevin Chamberlin, Janine LaManna. Producer: SFX/Barry & Fran Weissler. Reading in NYC May 3, 1999; Tried out in Boston August 27-September 13, 2000. Started previews November 1, 2000; opened November 30, 2000; Ended May 20, 2001 at Richard Rodgers Theatre.
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2001-2002 BROADWAY SEASON
Scheduled to Open in 2001-02
ASSASSINS: Musical about presidential assassins. Book: John Weidman; Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim. Director: Joe Mantello. Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company. 2000 workshop featured Michael Hall, Neil Patrick Harris, Matt McGrath, Stephen Spinella and Mario Cantone. Previews November 2001 at Booth Theatre.
45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY: Comedy by Neil Simon. Dir: Jerry Zaks. Producer: Emanuel Azenberg. Cast: Lewis J. Stadlen, Joan Copeland, Marian Seldes and Alix Korey. Previews October 16, 2001; Opens November 11, 2001 (tentative) at Richard Rodgers Theatre.
IF YOU EVER LEAVE ME...I'M GOING WITH YOU: Comedy by and starring Joe Bologna and Renee Taylor. Produced by Martin Melzer, Taylor, Bologna and Leonard Soloway. Previews July 17, 2001; Opens August 6, 2001 at Cort Theater.
MAMMA MIA!: Musical based on pop songs by ABBA. Book: Catherine Johnson. Music & Lyrics: Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus. Director: Phyllida Lloyd. Choreog: Anthony Van Laast. Opens October 18, 2001 at Winter Garden Theatre.
OKLAHOMA!: Revival of musical by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book). Director: Trevor Nunn. Choreog: Susan Stroman. Producer: Cameron Mackintosh. Cast: Patrick Wilson in negotiations. Previews February 23, 2002; Opens at March 21, 2002 at Gershwin Theatre (after Riverdance ends).
RHYTHM CLUB, THE: New musical set in Weimar Germany. Book & Lyrics: Chad Beguelin. Music: Matthew Sklar; Director: Eric D. Schaeffer. Choreog: Jodi Moccia. Cast: Jeremy Kushnier. Postponed from 2000-01 season. Targeting Fall 2001 at venue TBA.
STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A: Revival of Tennessee Williams drama; Director: Peter Hall. Cast: Kim Cattrall, John Dino. Producer: Dream Street Theatrical Group. Targeting Jujamcyn house in early fall 2001.
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE: Musical adaptation of 1967 film. Book: Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan. Add'l Music: Jeanine Tesori; Add'l Lyrics: Dick Scanlan. Director: Michael Mayer. Choreog: Rob Ashford. Cast: Sutton Foster, Angela Christian, Andrea Martin, Cheryl lee Ralph. Producers: Fox Theatricals, Michael Leavitt, Hal Luftig, Anita Waxman, Elizabeth Williams, Stewart F. Lane, Whoopi Goldberg. Postponed from 2000-01 season. Previews October 16, 2001. Opening November 15, 2001 at a Nederlander Theatre.
THOUSAND CLOWNS, A: Revival of comedy by Herb Gardner. Director: John Rando. Cast: Tom Selleck, Robert LuPone. Producers: Jeffrey Richards, Raymond J. Greenwald, Norma Langworthy, James Fuld, Jr., Irving Welzer and Theatre Previews at Duke. Postponed from 2000-01 season. Trying out at Duke University in May, then Chicago and Boston. Previews July 4, 2001, opens July 17, 2001 at Longacre Theatre (after Judgment at Nuremberg closes). Runs to October 14, 2001.
THOU SHALT NOT: Book: David Thompson, adapting Emile Zola novel, "Therese Raquin." Music/Lyrics: Harry Connick Jr. Director/Choreog: Susan Stroman. Cast: Debra Monk, Kate Levering, Leo Burmester, Norbert Leo Butz, Craig Bierko. Producers: Lincoln Center Theater. Prev: September 20, 2001; Opens October 25, 2001; Ends January 6, 2002 at Plymouth Theatre.
URINETOWN Musical with book by Greg Kotis (book and lyrics) and Mark Hollmann (music and lyrics). Hit Off-Off-Bway tuner moves uptown. Cast: John Cullum, Jeff McCarthy, Nancy Opel, Spencer Kayden, Ken Jennings. Director: John Rando. Choreog: John Carrafa. Starts previews August or September 2001 at Henry Miller's Theatre.
Possible to Open in 2001-02
DANCE OF DEATH: 1901 August Strindberg drama adapted by Richard Greenberg. Director: Sean Mathias. Producers: Shubert Organization. May star Hellen Mirren and Ian McKellen. Broadhurst Theater in fall 2001 (dates TBA).
FAITH HEALER: Revival of drama by Brian Friel. Cast: Alfred Molina. Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company. Had been targeting June 2001 at American Airlines Theatre but slot went to Major Barbara.
JUDY GARLAND LIVE!: Jim Bailey impersonates Judy Garland, w/ 16-piece orchestra led by Mort Lindsey. Producer: Jennifer M. Sanchez. Previews October 2001. Opens October 16, 2001 for six-week run at Shubert venue TBA.
LITTLE WOMEN: New musical based on Louisa May Alcott novel. Book: Allan Knee. Music: Jason Howland. Lyrics: Mindi Dickstein. Director: Nick Corley. Choreog: Jennifer Paulson Lee. Cast: Rita Gardner, Kerry O'Malley, Robert Stattel. Producers: Randall L. Wreghitt & Dani Davis. Postponed from 2000-01 season. Tried out at Duke University (NC) in February 2001. Dates & venue TBA.
LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT: Revival of Eugene O'Neill's drama. Cast: Brian Dennehy. Dir: Robert Falls. Producer: David Richenthal. Will try out at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in January 2002. Targeting Bway late winter 2002 (dates and venue TBA)
MACK AND MABEL: Revival of 1974 musical. Score: Jerry Herman. Book: Michael Stewart, revised by Francine Pascal. Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman. Choreog: Dan Siretta. Targeting 2001-02 if a venue opens up.
TALLULAH: Solo bio of Tallulah Bankhead by Sandra Ryan Heyward. Director: Michael Lessac. Cast: Kathleen Turner. Postponed from 2000-01 season. Currently touring. Targeting Fall 2001 at venue TBA.
TEN UNKNOWNS: Drama by Jon Robin Baitz. Cast: Donald Sutherland, Justin Kirk, Julianna Margulies. Producers: Lincoln Center Theater. Targeting fall 2001.
3HREE: One-Act Musicals: The Flight of the Lawnchair Man (Robert Lindsey Nassif & Robert Ullian; Directed by Harold Prince); The Mice (Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin and Julia Jordan, directed by Brad Rouse); Lavender Girl (John Bucchino and James Waedekin; directed by Scott Schwartz). Choreog: Rob Ashford. Plays L.A.'s Ahmanson April 15-June 10, 2001. Targeting Bway fall 2001.
In Development for Future
BATMAN: Musical based on comic-book character. Book: David Ives. Score: Jim Steinman. In development by Warner Brothers w/ Emanuel Azenberg. Dates & venue TBA.
BY JEEVES: Musical based on P.G. Wodehouse characters. Book: Alan Ayckbourn. Score: Andrew Lloyd Webber. Director: Alan Ayckbourn. Regional mounting at Pittsburgh Public Theater in February 2001. Lloyd Webber and CT's Goodspeed Opera House still eyeing Broadway, after numerous postponements, for summer 2001.
DIRTY DANCING: Musical based on 1987 film. Script: Eleanor Bergstein. Dir: Diane Paulus & Randy Weiner. Workshopping Aug. 6-Sept. 28, 2001. Dates & venues TBA.
LONE STAR LOVE: Musical featuring the Red Clay Ramblers. Globe Theatres production scheduled for early fall 2001 indefinitely postponed.
MONEYMAN, THE: Musical based on the life of Michael Milken. Score: Jason Robert Brown. Targeting Bway for 2003.
— By David Lefkowitz