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News Summer-Fall 2000 Broadway Season Schedule Here is a list of shows announced to open on Broadway during the 2000- 2001 season and beyond. (Information as of Aug. 23, 2000.) Schedule subject to change. For more details, please see separate news stories on each show. The 2000-2001 Broadway season began June 1, 2000. The 2000-2001 Tony season began May 4, 2000.

Here is a list of shows announced to open on Broadway during the 2000- 2001 season and beyond. (Information as of Aug. 23, 2000.) Schedule subject to change. For more details, please see separate news stories on each show. The 2000-2001 Broadway season began June 1, 2000. The 2000-2001 Tony season began May 4, 2000.



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; Closed June 25, 2000 after 8 previews & 13 regular performances at Music Box Theatre.

Currently Running THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER: (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. Ends October 2000.

Scheduled To Open

BELLS ARE RINGING: revival of musical by Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jule Styne. Directed by Tina Landau. Choreography: Jeff Calhoun. Cast: Faith Prince. Targeting Broadway previews February 15, 2001.

THE BEST MAN: Revival of 1960 Gore Vidal satire. Director: Ethan McSweeny. Producers include Jeffrey Richards. Cast: Spalding Gray, Elizabeth Ashley, Charles Durning, Michael Learned, Chris Noth. Previews Sept. 5, 2000, Opens Sept. 17, 2000 for a run through Dec. 31, 2000 at Virginia Theater.

BETRAYAL: Revival of Harold Pinter drama. Director: David Leveaux. Roundabout Theatre Company at (probably) American Airlines Theatre. Still tentative, and details TBA. Targeting November 2000.

BIRDY: Drama by Naomi Wallace, based on William Wharton's novel. First produced in London (1997) and then at Philadelphia Theatre Company (1998). Director/Set Designer: Kevin Knight. Producers: Spring Sirkin & Benjamin Mordecai. Tried out at Reynolds Industrial Theatre at Duke University (March 7-19, 2000). Was to reach Bway in spring 2000 but now targeting Winter 2000 or Spring 2001.

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS (revival of Neil Simon comedy-drama). Producer: Emanuel Azenberg. Cast: Zoe Wanamaker has been mentioned for Kate. Will try-out at FL's Coconut Grove Playhouse, Feb. 6-March 18, 2001. Bway Theatre TBA in spring 2001.

CHESS: Revival of 1988 musical by Tim Rice (lyrics) and Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus (music). Targeting for Fall-Winter 2000.

DESIGN FOR LIVING: Comedy by Noel Coward. Director: Joe Mantello. Roundabout Theatre Company targeting February 2001 at American Airlines Theatre.

THE DINNER PARTY: Comedy by Neil Simon. Director: John Rando. Cast: John Ritter, Henry Winkler, Len Cariou. Producer: Emanuel Azenberg, in association with Ira Pittelman and Gordon Davidson. Premiered at L.A.'s Center Theatre Group. Next stop was DC's Kennedy Center. Previews October 3, 2000, Opens October 19, 2000 at Music Box Theater.

DUBLIN CAROL: New play by Conor McPherson. Director: Ian Rickson. Producer: David Richenthal. Cast: Brian Cox. Targeting Bway early fall 2000.

FAITH HEALER, THE: Revival of three-person drama by Brian Friel. Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company. Due June 2001 at Theatre TBA.

FOLLIES: Revival of Stephen Sondheim & James Goldman's 1971 musical. Director: Matthew Warchus. Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company. Targeting Spring 2001 at American Airlines Theatre.

THE FULL MONTY: 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; Opens October 26, 2000 at Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

GORE VIDAL'S THE BEST MAN: see listing under "The Best Man."

THE INVENTION OF LOVE: Drama about poet A.E. Housman by Tom Stoppard. Director: Jack O'Brien. Producer: Lincoln Center Theater. Play's U.S. premiere was at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre in January 2000. Targeting Spring 2001 at Bway theatre TBA.

JANE EYRE: New musical based on the Charlotte Bronte novel, starring James Barbour and Marla Schaffel. Composer: Paul Gordon. Directed by John Caird. Barbour, Schaffel and Mary Stout will star as Rochester, Jane and Mrs. Fairfax, respectively. Producer: Annette Niemtzow. Tried out July 13-Sept. 5, 1999 at CA's La Jolla Playhouse. Previews November 8, 2000, opens December 3, 2000 at Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG: Drama by Abby Mann, based on teleplay and 1961 film. Director: John Tillinger. National Actors Theater targeting Late Fall 2000 at venue TBA.

LITTLE WOMEN: (musical based on Louisa May Alcott novel) Book: Allan Knee, Music: Jason Howland, Lyrics: Mindi Dickstein. Director: Nick Corley. Musical Staging: Jennifer Paulson Lee. Producers include Randall L. Wreghitt, Dani Davis and Jason Howland. Workshopped in NYC April 6-8, 2000. Planning to try out in Boston in early spring 2001. Targeting mid-Spring 2001 at Bway Theatre TBA.

LuPONE, PATTI (see listing under "MATTERS OF THE HEART")

MATTERS OF THE HEART: (concert by Patti LuPone). Conceived & directed by Scott Wittman. Opens October 15, 2000; Runs (Sun & Mon only) to December 17, 2000 at Lincoln Center - Vivian Beaumont Theater.

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST: Revival of Dale Wasserman's adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel. Cast: Gary Sinise, Amy Morton. Director: Terry Kinney. Producers: Fox Theatricals/Steppenwolf. Plays April 6, 2000-June 18, 2000 at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, then travels to London's Barbican Center. NY details TBA.

THE PRODUCERS: Musical comedy based on Mel Brooks film. Director: Susan Stroman. Cast: Nathan Lane. Targeting Broadway house (possibly St. James) for spring 2001.

PROOF: Play by David Auburn. Director: Daniel Sullivan. Cast: Mary-Louise Parker. Manhattan Theater Club staging moves to Bway October 10, 2000 and opens October 24, 2000 at Walter Kerr Theatre.

THE RHYTHM CLUB: New musical set in Weimar Germany. Book & Lyrics: Chad Beguelin; Music: Matthew Sklar. Director: Eric D. Schaeffer. Choreog: Jodi Moccia. Cast: Jeremy Kushnier. Targeting Bway previews January 26, 2001 and opening February 15, 2001 at theatre TBA.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW: Revival of campy 1975 musical. Book & Score: Richard O'Brien. Producer: Jordan Roth. Director: Christopher Ashley. Cast: Lea DeLaria, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Joan Jett. Target opening October 31, 2000 at Bway house TBA.

THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE: revival of 1985 solo comedy by Jane Wagner, performed by Lily Tomlin. After several touring dates in 1999-2000, tries out at Seattle Rep and NJ's McCarter Theatre. Opens November 16, 2000 at a Bway house TBA (possibly Shuberts' Booth).

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. Cast: Kevin Chamberlin, David Shiner, Janine LaManna. Producer: SFX/Barry & Fran Weissler. Reading in NYC May 3, 1999; Trying out in Boston August 27-September 13, 2000. Starts previews October 15, 2000 for opening November 9, 2000 at Richard Rodgers Theatre.

SPIRIT DANCE: Revue of Native American dance. Choreographed by Wayne Cilento (Tommy). Produced by Peter Holmes a Court of Back Row Productions. Composed by Peter Buffett (Dances With Wolves). Lyrics by Chief Hawk Pope. Previews, opening and theatre TBA after North American tour.

THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS: Musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Craig Carnelia, book by John Guare. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Cast: John Lithgow, Brian d'Arcy James. Based on 1957 film. Workshopping June-August 2000; Previews opening and theatre TBA, targeting Spring 2001.

THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE: Comedy by Charles Busch; Director: Lynne Meadow. Cast: Linda Lavin, 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 opening November 2, 2000 at Ethel Barrymore Theater.

TALLULAH: Solo bio of Tallulah Bankhead by Sandra Ryan Heyward, starring Kathleen Turner. Show premiered July 1997 at UK's Chichester Theatre. Played at FL's Coconut Grove, Jan. 1999. Producers: SFX Theatrical Group & James L. Nederlander Productions, in assoc. with Duncan Weldon & Tony Fantozzi. Eleven-city, pre-Broadway tour (October 3, 2000 in Minneapolis -March 11, 2001 in Columbus, OH). Due at Nederlander house Spring 2001.

A THOUSAND CLOWNS: Revival of comedy by Herb Gardner. Director: John Rando. Cast: Tom Selleck. Trying out at Duke University, Feb. 7-25. Targeting Bway spring 2001.

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE: Stage adaptation of the 1967 film musical, adding 1920s period songs and adding some new songs. Richard Morris and Dick Scanlon have adapted Morris' screenplay. Jeanine Tesori added new songs. Director: Michael Mayer. Choreog: Rob Ashford. Produced by Michael Levitt, Fox Theatricals & Whoopi Goldberg. Cast: Erin Dilly, Tonya Pinkins. NY workshop May-June 1999. Trying out at La Jolla Playhouse (CA) Oct. 3-Nov. 12, 2000. Bway plans & casting TBA.

TIN PAN ALLEY RAG (Musical w/ music by Scott Joplin & Irving Berlin; book by Mark Saltzman. Choreographer: Larry Sousa. Director: Alan Bailey. Premiered at Pasadena Playhouse (July 1997), then done at Goodspeed at Chester (Oct.-Nov. 1997) and Coconut Grove (Oct. 1998). Staged at Philadelphia's Wilma Theatre, Nov. 10-Dec. 12, 1999. Broadway plans TBA.

TOM SAWYER: New musical based on the Mark Twain novel. Music by Don Schlitz, book by Ken Ludwig. Previews, opening and theatre TBA. Targeting April 2001.

THE VISIT: Musical adaptation of Friedrich Duerrenmatt's drama. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Terrence McNally. Producer: Barry Brown. Director: Frank Galati. Choreographer: Ann Reinking. Cast: Philip Bosco. Targeting Spring 2001 at Broadway Theatre but may be postponed owing to Angela Lansbury leaving the project.

WONDERFUL TOWN: (concert version of 1953 Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden & Adolph Green musical) Director: Kathleen Marshall. Cast: Donna Murphy, Laura Benanti. City Center Encores! production (May 2000) eyeing Broadway in November 2000.


Still Running From 1999-2000 Season

AIDA: New musical love triangle based on Verdi's opera, produced by Disney Theatricals. Music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton. Directed by Robert Falls. Cast: Heather Headley, Sherrie Rene Scott, Adam Pascal. Concept CD has been released by Rocket Records. Set and costumes by Bob Crowley. Tried out at Chicago, IL's Palace Theater Nov. 12, 1998-Jan. 9, 2000, opened Dec. 9, 1999. Previewed Feb. 23, 2000 and opened March 23, 2000 at the Palace Theatre.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (reopening & transfer): Musical by Lynn Woolverton (book), Alan Menken & Howard Ashman w/Tim Rice. Directed by Robert Jess Roth. Choreography: Matt West. Reopened Nov. 12, 1999 for open run at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

CONTACT: dance musical conceived by Susan Stroman & John Weidman; Book: John Weidman; Directed & Choreographed by Susan Stroman. Cast: Boyd Gaines, Karen Ziemba. Tony winner for Best Musical. Played at Lincoln Center's Mitzi Newhouse Theatre through Jan. 2, 2000. Started previews March 2, 2000 and opened March 30, 2000 at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre.

COPENHAGEN: Drama by Michael Frayn. Directed by Michael Blakemore. Cast: Philip Bosco, Blair Brown & Michael Cumpsty. Producers: The Nederlander Organization, Roger Berlind, Scott Rudin, Ray Larsen, Jon B. Platt and Elizabeth I. McCann, with Michael Codron and London's Royal National Theatre. Tony winner for Best Play. Previews March 23, 2000; Opened April 11, 2000 at the Royale Theatre.

DIRTY BLONDE: Comedy by Claudia Shear. Director: James Lapine. Cast: Claudia Shear, Bob Stillman. Played Jan. 10-Feb. 13, 2000 at OB's NY Theatre Workshop. Started previews April 14, 2000, opened May 1, 2000 at Helen Hayes Theatre.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: (musical) Revival of 1971 Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice biblical pop musical. Directed by Gayle Edwards. Cast: Glenn Carter (Jesus). Producer: Really Useful Theatre Company & Nederlander Organization. Previewed March 23, 2000, opened April 16, 2000 and closes September 3, 2000 after 28 previews & 161 regular performances at the Ford Center.

KISS ME, KATE: Revival of the Cole Porter/ Bella & Sam Spewack musical. Director: Michael Blakemore. Choreog: Kathleen Marshall. Cast: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie. Producers: Roger Berlind, Scott Rudin & Roger Horchow. Tony winner for Best Musical Revival. Previewed Oct. 25, 1999 and opened Nov. 18, 1999 at Martin Beck Theatre.

MUSIC MAN, THE: Revival of Meredith Willson's 1957 musical, directed by Susan Stroman. Cast: Craig Bierko, Rebecca Luker, Ruth Williamson. Producers: Dodger Endemol Productions. Previewed April 5, 2000, opened April 27, 2000 at Neil Simon Theatre.

RIVERDANCE: (dance revue) Composed by Bill Whelan; Dir: John McColgan. Producer: Moya Doherty. Previewed March 3, 2000 and opened March 16, 2000. Open run at Gershwin Theatre.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: musical adaptation of 1977 film. Book: Nan Knighton; Directed & choreographed by Arlene Phillips. Score: songs from the film and other Bee Gees compositions. Opened at London Palladium May 5, 1998. Robert Stigwood will produce with associate producers Manny Kladitis and David Rocksavage. Previews began Sept. 28, 1999. Opened Oct. 21, 1999 at Minskoff Theatre.

SWING!: Musical revue directed by Jerry Zaks, choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Star: Ann Hampton Callaway. Producers: Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Steven Baruch, Thomas Viertel, Jujamcyn Theaters. Prevs Nov. 2, 1999. opened Dec. 9, 1999 at St. James Theatre.

Still Running From 1998-99 Season:

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: Bernadette Peters & Tom Wopat star in a revival of the Irving Berlin - Herbert & Dorothy Fields musical, with a revised book by Peter Stone; directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele. Cast: Tom Wopat, Bernadette Peters. Cheryl Ladd starts Sept. 3. Previews began Feb. 2. Opened March 4, 1999 at the Marquis Theatre (212) 307 4100. Tony winner for Best Musical Revival, Best Lead Actress-Musical (Peters).

CABARET: A smash at the Kit Kat Klub, John Kander & Fred Ebb's Cabaret moved to Studio 54. Cast: Lea Thompson. The show reopened Nov. 14, 1998.

FOSSE: Revue of dances from Bob Fosse musicals. Livent Inc. is producing the show assembled by Richard Maltby Jr., Chet Walker and Ann Reinking. Gwen Verdon serves as artistic advisor. Previews begin Dec. 26. Opened Jan. 14, 1999. Broadhurst Theatre. Call (212) 239-6200. See more details.

2001-02 SEASON:

FLOWER DRUM SONG: Revised revival of 1958 musical by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II. Adapted by David Henry Hwang. Director: Peter Hall. Trying out at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre, April-June 2001. Broadway plans TBA/

MAMMA MIA: (musical incorporating Abba pop songs) Book by Catherine Johnson. Playing at the Prince Edward Theatre in the UK's West End. Songs are by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East & Bjorn Ulvaeus w/Universal with Ed & David Mirvish. Plays at Toronto's Royal Alex Theatre May 11-Oct. 14, 2000, followed by U.S. tour (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago).

OKLAHOMA!: Revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Director: Trevor Nunn; Choreographer: Susan Stroman. Producer: Cameron Mackintosh. Postponed from fall 2000. Dates and theatre TBA.


BATMAN: musical in development by Warner Brothers with Emanuel Azenberg. Score by Jim Steinman. Book by David Ives. All info TBA; Projected for 2000 or 2001.

BEAT GOES ON, THE: musical about the late singer/politician's life and career, with famous Sonny & Cher songs, as well as rare Bono "trunk songs." Producer: Manny Kladitis. All info TBA, pending legal issues involving Bono's will. Targeting 2001 or 2002.

THE BOY FROM OZ: New musical, from Australia, about the life of Peter Allen. Dates TBA.

A BRONX TALE: Musical by Jimmy Webb (score) and Chazz Palminteri (book & lyrics) based on Palminteri's play of the same name. Details TBA.

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY: New musical based on film by Woody Allen. Marvin Hamlisch in talks for the score. Allen and co-screenwriter Douglas McGrath possible for libretto. Producer: Martin Richards. Broadway dates & venue TBA (earliest might be 2002).

BURT BACHARACH / HAL DAVID PROJECT (provisional title): Revue of songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Co-conceived by Tom Thompson. Director: Scott Ellis. Producer: Nederlander Organization, Watt/Dobie Productions and James David. Readings held summer 2000 at Roundabout Theatre Co. (but not connected to the failed 1998 project, "What the World Needs Now").

THE EDUCATION OF RANDY NEWMAN: Musical revue based on pop songs by Randy Newman. Conceived by Newman and Michael Roth with dramaturg Jerry Patch. Tried out at CA's South Coast Repertory June-July 2000. All Bway plans TBA.

ELEANOR: FIRST LADY OF THE WORLD: Play by Rhoda Lerman about Eleanor Roosevelt. Cast: Jean Stapleton (solo). Producer: Philip Langner. World premiere in 1998 at Helen Hayes Center in Nyack, NY. Stapleton has been touring the show around the U.S. Broadway dates & venue TBA, targeting 2000-01 season.

ELIOT NESS...IN CLEVELAND: Musical w/book by Peter Ullian, Score by Robert Lindsay Nassif, co-adapted/additional material by Nick Corley. Premiered at Denver Center PAC Jan. 1998; NY readings held March 1999. Winner of 1998 Gilman-Gonzalez Falla Award. Opens Cleveland Playhouse season, September-November 2000. All Bway details TBA.

HAIRSPRAY: Musical based on John Waters' film. Composer: Marc Shaiman; Book & Lyrics: Marc Shaiman w/ Scott Wittman. Director & Choreographer: Rob Marshall. Targeting Fall 2001.

HARMONY: Barry Manilow's musical about a Gentile-Jewish band torn apart in 1930s Germany. Dates & theatre TBA.

HAVANA: New Latin-Cuban musical revue with music by Frank Wildhorn, book and lyrics by Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy, and starring Linda Eder. Out-of-town tryouts planned. Bway previews, opening and theatre TBA.

HOOPZ: Musical about the Harlem Globetrotters. Book: Reg E. Gaines. Directors: Savion Glover & Kenny Leon. Choreography: Savion Glover. Producer: Walt Disney Theatrical. Theatre & dates TBA.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: Stage adaptation of Disney animated musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book and staging by James Lapine. Had world premiere in Berlin, Germany June 1999. Previews, opening and theatre TBA.

IT'S GOOD TO BE ALIVE: New musical w/score by Cy Coleman, book by Avery Corman, being written for Alan King to star. Director: Gene Saks. Producers include Marty Richards & PACE Theatricals.

LONE STAR LOVE (or, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Texas): New musical comedy conceived & adapted by John L. Haber; Score by Jack Herrick, with Michael Bogdanov, Bland Simpson & Tommy Thompson. Directed by Michael Bogdanov. All Bway details TBA.

MARTY: Jason Alexander stars in a new musical, based on Paddy Chayevsky's film about a homely loner who strives for something more. Score by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams. Book by Aaron Sorkin. Previews, opening and theatre TBA.

MASK: musical adaptation of 1985 Peter Bogdanovich movie. Book: Anna Hamilton Phelan (who wrote the screenplay). Score: Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil. Producer: Barry Brown. Time frame TBA.

MY CUBA: Musical love story to be developed by composer/lyricist TBA. Producers: Anita Waxman, Elizabeth Williams, Kevin Costner. Cast: Kevin Costner.

ORDINARY GIRL: "Loosely autobiographical" musical starring and co written by Donna Summer. Previews, opening and theatre TBA.

PINOCCHIO: Disney musical project based on Carlo Collodi story and animated film. Julie Taymor in talks to direct. All Bway plans TBA.

THE ROYAL FAMILY: musical by William Finn (score) and Richard Greenberg (book) based on Kaufman & Ferber's 1927 play of the same title. Dir: Jerry Zaks. Producers: Barry & Fran Weissler. Time & Theatre TBA.

SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME: new musical based on the life & songs of Doc Pomus. Libretto: Josh Friedman with Raoul Felder. Producers: Raoul Felder, Jyll Rosenfeld, Fred Krohn & Jackie Mason. Targeting late 2001.

A STAR IS BORN: Musical based on the film, with book by Larry Gelbart, lyrics by David Zippel, music by Cy Coleman. Previews, opening and theatre TBA.

SUMMER OF `42: new musical w/ book by Hunter Foster & music by David Kirshenbaum. Director: Gabriel Barre. Development staging at Goodspeed-at-Chester in CT. Broadway time & venue TBA.

THAT LOVIN' FEELING: Revue of Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil pop songs. Director: Glenn Casale. Producer: Barry Brown. May try out at Goodspeed at-Chester, CT, summer 2000. Bway time frame TBA.

TIME AND AGAIN: New musical by composer-lyricist Walter Edgar (Skip) Kennon and librettist Jack Viertel, based on novel by Jack Finney. Director: Susan H. Schulman. Choreographer: Kathleen Marshall. Had 1996 staging at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Tentative NYC premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II in January 2001. Broadway time frame TBA.

URBAN COWBOY: Liz Smith has reported that Aaron Latham & Phil Oesterman are working on an adaptation of the Travolta film, with music by Clint Black and Travis Tritt. A Dec. `98 reading reportedly had James Carpinello and Laura Lukas as the leads.

WISE GUYS: New musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman. Director: Harold Prince. Producers: Roger Berlind, Dodger Theatricals, Scott Rudin & the Kennedy Center. Planned to open in April 2000 but now indefinitely delayed.


BY JEEVES: musical based on P.G. Wodehouse stories. Revised version of 1975 musical by Alan Ayckbourn (book/lyrics) and Andrew Lloyd Webber (music). Goodspeed Opera House is involved in producing. Was targeting Spring 2000.

CHITA & ALL THAT JAZZ: Musical revue featuring Chita Rivera in a survey of her stage career. Details TBA.

CORNELIA: Premiere of Mark Victor Olsen play about Alabama Gov. George Wallace's relationship with his second wife as he runs for president. Directed by Christopher Ashley. Producers: Barry & Fran Weissler. Bway plans TBA.

ENIGMATIC VARIATIONS (formerly Enigma Variations): drama by Eric Emmanuel Schmitt. Cast: Donald Sutherland, John Rubinstein. The show, directed by Daniel Roussel, played at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum May-June 1999. Played Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre Feb. 17-April 1, 2000; London May 2000. Was targeted for Bway in spring 2000.

MARTIN GUERRE: musical by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg. Producer: Cameron Mackintosh. Director: Conall Morrison. Choreography: David Bolger. Played at London's West Yorkshire Playhouse to Feb. 13, 1999. U.S. tryout at MN's Guthrie Theatre (Sept. 29, 1999), followed by Detroit's Fisher Theatre (Dec. 1, 1999), DC's Kennedy Center (Dec. 23, 1999), Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre (Jan. 22, 2000) and L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre (Feb. 16, 2000). Postponed from 1999-2000 season.

MIRACLES: New musical with book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Marvin Hamlisch, David Shire and Stephen Schwartz. Beacon Theatre.

THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY'S: New musical by Evan Hunter (book), Charles Strouse and Susan Birkenhead, based on 1968 William Friedkin film. To be choreographed by Susan Stroman. Summer world premiere at L.A.'s Ahmanson postponed owing to death of director Mike Ockrent. Broadway dates & venue TBA.

-- by David Lefkowitz

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