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02/10/11

This Week on Broadway for February 6, 2011: Lost in the Three Sisters

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Special Event
Lost in the Stars
Written by Maxwell Anderson (book and lyrics) and Kurt Weill (music and orchestrations)
Directed by Gary Griffin, Music Directed by Rob Berman
Designers: John Lee Beatty (scenic consultant), Paul Tazewell (costume consultant), Paul Miller (lighting), Scott Lehrer (sound)
Starring: Chuck Cooper (Stephen Kumalo), Quentin Earl Darrington (Leader), Daniel Gerroll (James Jarvis), Daniel Breaker (Absalom Kumalo), Sherry Boone (Irina), Alex (Jeremy Gumbs), Kieran Campion (Arthur Jarvis), Sharon Washington (Grace Kumalo), John Douglas Thompson (John Kumlao)
Notes: Originally opened October 30, 1949, at the Music Box and ran for 281 performances; 1972 revival at the Imperial ran 39 performance
Regular Off-Broadway
Three Sisters
Written by Anton Chekov, translated by Paul Schmidt
Directed by Austin Pendleton
Designers: Walt Spangler (sets), Marco Piemontese (costumes), Keith Parham (lights), Christian Frederickson and Ryan Rumery (music and sound)
Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal (Masha Prozorov), Jessica Hecht (Olga Prozorov), Juliet Rylance (Irina Prozorov), Peter Sarsgaard (Vershinin), Josh Hamilton (Andrey Prozorov), Roberta Maxwell (Olga Prozorov), Marin Ireland (Natasha), Louis Zorich (Fedotik), Gabe Bettio (Rohde), Paul Lazar (Kulygin), George Morfogen ( Ferapont), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Baron Tuzenbach), Anson Mount (Solyony), James Patrick Nelson (Fedotik)
The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Michael Wilson
Designers: Jeff Cowie (sets), David C. Woolard (costumes), Rui Rita (lights), John Gromada (original music and sound)
Starring: Olympia Dukakis (Flora Goforth), Maggie Lacey (Frances Black/Blackie), Darren Pettie (Christopher Flanders), Edward Hibbert (Witch of Capri), Curtis Billings (Giulio), Elisa Bocanegra (Simonetta)
The New York Idea
Adapted by David Auburn from the original by Langdon Mitchell
Directed by Mark Brokaw
Designers: Allen Moyer (sets), Michael Krass (costumes), Mary Louis Geiger (lights), Lewis Flinn (original music)
Starring: Jaime Ray Newman (Cynthia Karslake), Jeremy Shamos (John Karslake), Michael Countryman (Philip Philimore), Francesca Faridany (Vida Philimore), Rick Holmes (Wilfred Cates-Darby), Patricia O’Connell (Mrs. Philimore), Patricia Conolly (Miss Henage), Joey Slotnick (Matthew Philimore), John Keating (Fiddler), Peter Maloney (Sudley), Tom Patrick Stephens (Thomas), Mikaela Feely-Lehmann (Jacqueline)
Notes: The original Broadway production opened November 19, 1906, at the Lyric, and ran for 66 performances.
Other Desert Cities
Written by Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Joe Mantello
Designers: John Lee Beatty (sets), David Zinn (costumes), Kenneth Posner (lights), Jill BC DuBoff (sound)
Starring: Stockard Channing (Polly Wyeth), Elizabeth Marvel (Brooke Wyeth), Stacy Keach (Lyman Wyeth), Thomas Sadoski (Trip Wyeth), Linda Lavin (Silda Grauman)
News:
Christie Brinkley going into CHICAGO
The new cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Book of Mormon buzz is starting.
BROADWAY BACKWARDS
Mary Cleere Haran, Cabaret Singer With a Big-Band Style, Dies at 58 by Stephen Holden
Explicit: Yes
Music:
“Lost in the Stars” from the original cast recording of Lost in the Stars
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