This Week on Broadway for March 20, 2011: Hello Again, Arcadia



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Where’s Charley?
(City Center, closes Sunday night)
Written by George Abbott (book), Frank Loesser (music and lyrics), based on Brandon Thomas’s Charley’s Aunt
Directed by John Doyle, choreographed by Alex Sanchez, music directed by Rob Berman
Designers: John Lee Beatty (set consultant), Ann Hould-Ward (costume consultant), Paul Miller (lights), Scott Lehrer (sound)
Starring: Rob McClure (Charley Wykeham), Sebastian Arcelus (Jack Chesney), Lauren Worsham (Amy Spettigue), Jill Paice (Kitty Verdun), Dakin Matthews (Stephen Spettigue), Howard McGillin (Sir Francis Chesney), Rebecca Luker (Donna Lucia D’Alvadorez)
Notes: Originally opened at the St. James on October 11, 1948, and ran for 792 performances
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Palace Theatre, opens Sunday night at 10:00 PM)
Book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, based on the Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Directed by Simon Phillips, choreographed by Ross Coleman, musical director Jeffrey Klitz, “Production supervised by Jerry Mitchell”
Designers: Brian Thomson (set, “bus concept”), Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner (costumes), Nick Schlieper (lights), Stephen “Spud” Murphy and Charlie Hull (orchestrations)
Starring: Will Swenson (Tick/Mitzi), Nick Adams (Adam/Felicia), Tony Sheldon (Bernadette), C. David Johnson (Bob), Jessica Phillips (Marion), Luke Mannikus or Ashton Woerz (Benji), J. Elaine Marcos (Cynthia); Jacquline B. Arnold, Anastacia McCleskey, Ashley Spencer (Divas); Nathan Lee Graham (Miss Understanding)
Hello Again (52 Mercer, opens Sunday night)
Written by Michael John LaChiusa
Directed by Jack Cummings III, choreographed by Scott Rink, musical directed by Chris Haberl
Designers: Sandra Goldmark (set), Kathryn Rohe (costumes), R. Lee Kennedy (lights), Michael Rasbury (sound)
Scenes and stars (because this show is weird):
The Whore and The Solider (Nikka Graff Lanzarone and Max von Essen)
The Solider and The Nurse (Max von Essen and Elizabeth Stanley)
The Nurse and the College Boy (Elizabeth Stanley and Robert Lenzi)
The College Boy and The Young Wife (Robert Lenzi and Alexandra Silber)
The Young Wife and The Husband (Alexandra Silber and Bob Stillman)
The Husband and The Young Thing (Bob Stillman and Blake Daniel)
The Young Thing and The Writer (Blake Daniel and Jonathan Hammond)
The Writer and The Actress (Jonathan Hammon and Rachel Bay Jones)
The Actress and The Senator (Rachel Bay Jones and Alan Campbell)
The Senator and The Whore (Alan Campbell and Nikka Graff Lanzarone)
Peter Filichia Reviews Spider-Man: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (in previews at the Foxwoods Theatre)
NOTE: Credits are for the performance Peter attended
Written by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger (book), Bono and The Edge (music and lyrics)
Designers: George Tspyin (set), Donald Holder (lights), Eiko Ishioka (costumes), Jonathan Deans (sound), Kyle Cooper (projections), Julie Taymor (masks), Scott Rogers (aerial), David Campbell (arrangements/orchestrations)
Starring: Reeve Carney in Act I and Matthew James Thomas in Act II (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Kristen Martin (Mary Jane), T.V. Carpio (Arachne), Patrick Page (Howard Osborn/The Green Goblin), Michael Mulheren (J. Jonah Jameson, Jr.), Ken Marks (Uncle Ben), Isabel Keating (Aunt May/Classics Teacher), Jeb Brown (MJ’s Father), Mat Devine (Grim Hunter), Gideon Glick (Jimmy-6), Alice Lee (Miss Arrow), Jonathan Schwartz (Professor Cobwell)–aka the Geek Chorus
Arcadia (Ethel Barrymore Theatre, opened Thursday)
Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by David Leveaux
Designers: Hildegard Bechtler (set), Gregory Gale (costumes), Donald Holder (lights), David Van Tieghem (sound)
Starring: Bel Powley (Thomasina Coverly), Tom Riley (Septimus Hodge), Lia Williams (Hannah Jarvis), Billy Crudup (Bernard Nightingale), Raúl Esparza (Valentine Coverly), David Turner (Ezra Chater), Byron Jennings (Richard Noakes), Margaret Colin (Lady Croom), Grace Gummer (Chloe Coverly), Noah Robbins (Gus Coverly/Augustus Coverly), Edward James Hyland (Jellaby), Glenn Fleshler (Captain Brice)
Explicit: Yes
It’s Raining Men from Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical
I Will Survive from Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical
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