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Your guide to what's currently playing On and Off Broadway!


  • Aida
  • Amadeus
  • Contact
  • Copenhagen
  • Dirty Blonde
  • The Green Bird
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Kiss Me Kate
  • The Music Man
  • The Real Thing
  • Tango Argentino
  • Swing!
  • Waiting in the Wings
  • The Wild Party

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    A dramatic musical telling the tale of a Nubian princess (Heather Headley) whom is kidnapped by the Egyptians and falls in love with the prince of Egypt. Score by 2000 Tony winning Elton John and Time Rice.

    Aida is playing at the Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway/(212) 307-4100.

    Annie Get Your Gun
    This production won the 1999 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical, and Bernadette Peters also won Best Actress in a Musical Tony for her portrayal of sharpshooter Annie Oakley.

    Annie Get Your Gun is playing at the Marquis Theatre, Broadway and 45th St./(212) 307-4100.

    «» Beauty and the Beast«»
    This is the first Disney-Broadway musical production, from the movie/fairy tale with the score from the film and more. From what I'm told, Disney's thrown in some pyrotechnics...

    Beauty and the Beast is playing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St./(212) 575-9200.

    This is the Tony winning revival of Fred Ebb and John Kander's show about an English woman and an American writer in Berlin during the early part of the Third Reich.

    Cabaret is playing at Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St./(212) 239-6200.

    Andrew Llyod Webber's long-running musical of the felines is based on T.S. Elliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Cats is the longest running show in the history of Broadway, and it will close on September 10, 2000.

    Cats is playing at the Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway/(212)239-6200.

    This is the revival of 1975 musical by Fred Ebb, John Kander, and Bob Fosse that won the 1997 Tonys for Best Revival of a Musical and for Best Choreography.

    Chicago is playing at the Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St./(212) 239-6200.

    The Tony-winning dance play that centers on the struggles of three characters having trouble with connecting with each other.

    Contact is playing at the Lincoln (Vivian Beaumont) Theatre, 150 W. 65th St./(212) 239-6200.

    This is the 1999 Tony nominee for Best Original Score that is based on the film from the 1980's about a country town that outlaws dancing and the city boy who shakes thing in the town up. The show includes music by Grammy Award-nominee Tom Snow and Academy Award-winning lyricist Dean Pitchford.

    Footloose is playing at the Richard Rogers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St./(212) 307-4100.

    This 1999 Tony Award winner celebrates the life of choreographer Bob Fosse. It's co-choreographed by Ann Reinking and Gwen Verdon. Classic numbers include "Big Spender" and the never-before-staged "Take Off With Us" from the film All That Jazz.

    Fosse is playing at the Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St./(212) 239-6200.

    Jekyll & Hyde
    A musicalized version of the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde struggle between good and evil.

    Jekyll & Hyde is playing at the Plymouth Theatre, 236 W. 45th St./(212) 239-6200.

    Jesus Christ Superstar
    The landmark rock Rice and Webber musical featuring loved numbers such as "I Don't Know How to Love Him."

    Jesus Christ Superstar is playing at the Ford Center, 213 W. 42nd St./(212) 307-4100.

    Kiss Me Kate
    The return of one of Broadway's favorite musicals, a version of "The Taming of the Shrew" set to music. This revival version won 5 Tonys this year, the most of any Broadway show.

    Kiss Me Kate is playing at the Martin Beck Theatre, 302 W. 45th St./(212) 239-6200.

    «» Les Misérables«»
    The Tony Award-winning musical based on Victor Hugo's epic tale of three shaky decades in 19-th century France.

    Les Misérables is playing at the Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 42nd St./(212) 239-6200.

    The Lion King
    Disney's Academy Award-winning animated film comes to a spectacular life on the Broadway Stage, under the brilliant direction of and magical costume, mask, and puppet design of
    Julie Taymor

    The Lion King is playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St./(212) 307-4747.

    «» Miss Saigon«»
    From the creators of Les Misérables, this tragic love story is about an American marine who falls in love with a Vietnamese bar girl. Final performance is on December 31, 2000.

    Miss Saigon is playing at the Broadway Theatre, Broadway at 53rd St./(212) 239-6200.

    The Music Man
    A revival of Meredith Willson's classic Broadway music about the trouble that is stirred up in River City including the romance of a con man and a librarian.

    The Music Man is playing at the Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St./(212) 757-8646.

    «» The Phantom of the Opera«»
    The timeless story of a disfigured composer whose heart is captured by a beautiful young singer. With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and stunning special effects, the musical won seven Tonys in 1988.

    The Phantom of the Opera is playing at the Majestic Theatre, 247 W. 44th St./(212) 239-6200.

    This huge and powerful rock opera update of Puccini's opera La Boheme-now set in New York's East Village-won a Pulitzer Prize for its powerful score and frank treatment of love and hope in the age of AIDS.

    Rent is playing at the Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St./(212) 307-4100.

    Riverdance - On Broadway
    The celebration of Irich music featuring an international company of 80 performers has been a hit production since its 1995 debut.

    Riverdance - On Broadway is playing at the Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St./(212) 307-4100.

    Saturday Night Fever
    Adapted by Nan Knighton, in collaboration with Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas and Robert Stigwood, this new musicals based onn the 1977 Paramount/RSO film features music and lyrics by the Bee Gees to tell the story of a disco dancer who aspires to stardom.

    Saturday Night Fever is playing at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St./(212) 869-0550.

    This all-singing, all-dancing musical celebration features world-class swing dancers, a contemporary swing band and acclaimed jazz and pop singers.

    Swing! is playing at the St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St./(212) 239-6200.


    THe Michael Frayn play dealing with the moral stance of two physicists as they meet in Copenhagen in World War II.

    Copenhagen is playing at the Royale Theatre, 242 W. 45th St./(212) 239-6200.

    Dirty Blonde
    Claudia Shear's play about a guy, a gal, and the spirit of Mae West, showing the encounter of two New Yorkers at the gravesite of the star.

    Dirty Blonde is playing at the Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 W. 44th St.?(212) 944-9450.

    The Real Thing
    A new production of the 1984 Tom Stoppard contemporary classic drama. Winner of four Tony awards this year, including Stephane Dillane's Tony for Best Actor.

    The Real Thing is playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St./(212) 239-6200.

    Waiting in the Wings
    Rosemary Harris and film legend Lauren Bacall star in the comedic play dealing with the lives of elderly actresses living in a retirement home.

    Waiting in the Wings is playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St./(212) 239-6200.

    I haven't split the Off-Broadway yet because I honestly don't know which is which. I apologize.

    Blue Man Group in "Tubes"
    The hit avant-garde performance art show with music.

    Blue Man Group in "Tubes" is playing at the Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette St./(212) 254-4370.

    The Bomb-itty of Errors
    Shakespeare's comedy set to the rapping rhythms of urban hip-hop street life.

    The Bomb-itty of Errors is playing at the 45 Bleecker Theater, 45 Bleecker St./(212) 239-6200.

    The Countess
    Lust and jealousy abound in this tale of the most notorious scandal of the Victorian era.

    The Countess is playing at the Lamb's Theater, 130 W. 44th St./(212) 239-6200.

    De La Guarda
    An exuberant new form of theater that literally falls from the sky.

    De La Guarda is playing at the Daryl Roth Theatre, 20 Union Square East (at 15th St.)/(212) 239-6200.

    Dinner With Friends
    A probing new drama of marital bliss on the rocks.

    Dinner With Friends is playing at the Variety Arts Theatre, 239 E. 14th St./(212) 307-4100.

    The Fantastics
    Now in its fourth decade of performances, the production continues to charm audiences.

    The Fantastics is playing at the Sullivan St. Playhouse, 181 Sullivan St./(212) 307-4100.

    Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act!
    A musical parody of Broadway shows and personalities. Food and drinks available.

    Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act! is playing at the Stardust Theater, Broadway at 51st St./(212) 239-6200.

    Fully Committed
    A comedy about reservations at a four-star restaurant.

    Fully Committed is playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce St./(212) 239-6200.

    I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
    A musical revue about the jungle of the modern-day suburban mating game.

    I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is playing at the Westside Theatre, 407 43rd St./(212) 239-6200.

    Michigan Impossible
    Robert Christophe stars as a young man, part Irish, part Native American, part African American, searching for his racial identity.

    Michigan Impossible is playing at The John Houseman Studio A, 450 W. 42nd St., between 9th and 10th Avenues/(212) 279-4200.

    Naked Boys Singing!
    Warning: No costumes. Eight gentlemen display their special charm as they celebrate the splendors of male nudity in comedy, dance, and song.

    Naked Boys Singing! is playing at the Actors' Playhouse, 100 7th Avenue South/(212) 239-6200.

    Our Sinatra
    A two-act musical celebration of the classic vocalist's performances, featuring renditions of "Witchcraft" an dozens of other songs immortalized by Ol' Blue Eyes.

    Our Sinatra is playing at the Blue Angel Theatre, 323 W. 44th St./(212) 239-6200.

    Over the River and Through the Woods
    A comedy centered of a young man's decision about his future and the reaction of his four Italian-American grandparents.

    Over the River and Through the Woods is playing at the John Houseman Theatre, 450 W. 42nd St./(212) 239-6200.

    Perfect Crime
    Warren Manzi's thriller about a wealthy psychiatrist accused of murdering her husband.

    Perfect Crime is playing at the Duffy Theatre, 1553 Broadway/(212) 695-3401.

    A unique and funny show by the internationally know percussion group from Britain. Ideal for non-English speakers.

    Stomp is playing at the Orpheum Theatre, 126 2nd Avenue (East Village)/(212) 477-2477.

    Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding
    The his participatory comedy about an Italian wedding, includes buffet reception.

    Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding is playing at Ceremony: St. Luke's Church, 308 W. 46th St. Reception: Vinnie Black's, 221 W. 46th St./(212) 239-6200.

    - Theatre listings were current at press time. -

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