200-2001 Season

The New Broadway Season
Please note that this is NOT THE COMPLETE LIST! I am behind and will catch up soon!

Opened on June 15, 2000 and closed on June 25, 2000
Music Box Theatre
Kelsey Grammer starred in a new production of the William Shakespeare tragedy.

The Man Who Came to Dinner
Opened on July 27, 2000
American Airlines Theatre
Tony-winner Nathan Lane and Jean Smart star in a revival of the George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart play. It is directed by Jerry Zaks. Lane plays critic Sheridan Whiteside who disrupts the lives of a middle-American family when an injury forces him to spend Christmas in their home. Soon, his Hollywood and Broadway friends converge on the house in an effort to entertain him, as well as to "improve" the lives of his hosts. The production will christen Roundabout Theatre Company's new permanent home in what used to be called the Selwyn Theatre on West 42nd Street. The Selwyn had been mostly lost to films and pornography since 1934. (The Man Who Came to Dinner will be on PBS television on October 7, 2000!)

The Best Man
Previewed on September 5, 2000 and opened on September 17, 2000
Virginia Theatre
A revival of Gore Vidal's play about power, ambition, ruthlessness, and the race for the presidency starring Chris Noth, Spalding Gray, Charles Durning, Elizabeth Ashley, Christine Ebersole, and Michael Learned.

The Dinner Party
Previews October 4, 2000 and opens on October 19, 2000
Walter Kerr Theatre
In Neil Simon's new comedy, six guests arrive at a chic Paris restaurant for an evening of surprises concerning love, romance, marriage and divorce. Directed by John Rando, starring Henry Winkler, John Ritter, Len Cariou, Penny Fuller, Veanne Cox, and Anette Michelle Sanders.

The Full Monty
Previews on September 26, 2000 and opens on October 26, 2000
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
A musical adaptation of the Oscar-nominated film about unemployed blue-collar laborers who find themselves working as male strippers. The show has a book by Terrence McNally (Ragtime, Master Class), with music and lyrics by David Yazbek (Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?). Directed by Jack O'Brien. Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.

The Rocky Horror Show
Previews on October 3, 2000 and opens on October 31, 2000
Theatre TBA A new production of the stage musical that spawned the popular movie about love, lust, manipulation, seduction, submission, and domination. Directed by Christopher Ashley.

Previews on October 20, 2000 and opens ? (TBA).
American Airlines Theatre
The Roundabout Theatre Co. presents the Harold Pinter play, directed by David Leveaux, from London's Royal National Theatre.

Judgment at Nuremberg
Opens in October 2000
Lyceum Theatre
Tony Randall's National Actors Theatre returns to Broadway with a specially-commissioned stage adaptation of the TV production that later became a classic film about the postwar trials of Nazi leaders for crimes against humanity. Adapted by Abby Mann.

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
Previews on October 11, 2000 and opens on November 2, 2000
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Charles Busch's satire about mid-life malaise and psycho-sexual liberation was produced Off Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club in the Spring of 2000. Starring Linda Lavin, Tony Roberts, and Michele Lee.

Previews on October 15, 2000 and opens on November 9, 2000
Richard Rodgers Theatre
New musical by the Ragtime songwriting team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, based on the characters and fancifully-rhymed children's stories of Dr. Seuss. Directed by Frank Galati. Choreography by Kathleen Marshall. The cast features David Shiner (Fool Moon) and Kevin Chamberlin (Dirty Blonde). A Boston tryout is scheduled for August 2000.

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
Previews on November 11, 2000 and opens on November 16, 2000
Booth Theatre
Lily Tomlin returns to Broadway in an updated version of this one-woman play by Jane Wagner.

Jane Eyre
Previews on November 7, 2000 and opens on December 3, 2000
Brooks Atkinson Theatre
New musical based on the Charlotte Bronte gothic romance about a governess in love with her stormy, handsome employer. Produced previously in Toronto and La Jolla, and originally announced for Broadway in the 1999-2000 season. Starring Marla Schaffel and James Barbour. Music and lyrics by Paul Gordon, additional lyrics by John Caird. Caird also directs.

Tony Awards. All information above taken from http://www.tonys.org.
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