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03/27/11

This Week on Broadway for March 27, 2011: Mormon Storms Broadway

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Reviews:
BROADWAY
The Book of Mormon
Written by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone
Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, musical directed by Stephen Oremus
Designers: Scott Pask (sets), Ann Roth (costumes), Brian MacDevitt (lights)
Starring: Andrew Rannells (Elder Price), Josh Gad (Elder Cunningham), Nikki M. James (Nabalungi), Michael Potts (Mafala Hatimbi), Brian Tyree Henry (General), Ror O’Malley (Elder McKinley/Moroni)
Bobby Lopez
No music — NPR story
The Original Musical is alive
Opening Night Party security
Movie?
How to Succed in Business Without Really Trying
Written by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert (book); Frank Loesser (music and lyrics)
Directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford, musical directed by David Chase
Designers: Derek McLane (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Howell Binkley (lights)
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe (J. Pierrepont Finch), John Larroquette (J.B. Biggley), Rose Hemingway (Rosemary Pilkington), Christopher J. Hanke (Bud Frump), Mary Faber (Smitty), Tammy Blanchard (Hedy La Rue), Rob Barlett (Wally Womper/Twimble), Ellen Harvey (Miss Jones), Michael Park (Mr. Bratt)
Ghetto Klown
Written by and starring John Leguizamo
Directed by Fisher Stevens
Designers: Happy Massee (set), Jennifer Schriever (lights), Peter Fitzgerald (sound)
OFF-BROADWAY
Kin
Written by Bathsheba Doran
Directed by Sam Gold
Designers: Paul Steinberg (sets), David Zinn (costumes), Jane Cox (lights), Matt Tierney (sound)
Starring: Suzanne Bertish (Linda), Bill Buell (Max), Kristen Bush (Anna), Patch Darragh (Sean), Kit Flanagan (Kay), Laura Heisler (Helena), Matthew Rauch (Simon/Gideon), Cotter Smith (Adam), Molly Ward (Rachel)
The Dream of the Burning Boy
Written by David West Read
Directed by Evan Cabnet
Designers: Lee Savage (sets), Jessica Wegener Shay (costumes), Ben Stanton (lights), Jill BC DuBoff (sound)
Starring: Reed Birney (Larry), Josh Caras (Dane), Matt Dellapina (Steve), Jessica Rothenberg (Chelsea), Jake O’Connor (Kyle), Alexandra Socha (Rachel), Kristie Dale Sanders (Andrea)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Written by George Abbot and Betty Smith (book, revised by Elinor Renfield and “further revisions” by Susan DiLallo), music by Arthur Schwartz, lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Directed by Dan Wackerman, musical direction by Kristen Blodgette
Designers: Joseph Spirito (sets), Amy C. Bradshaw (costumes), Kate Ashton (lights)
Starring: Jim Stanek (Johnny Nolan), Elizabeth Loyacano (Katie Rommelly), Klea Blackhurst (Cissy Rommelly), Keaton Whittaker (Francie Nolan)
News:
Deaths
Lanford Wilson, 73 ? http://www.playbill.com/news/article/149169
Helen Stenborg, 86 ? http://www.playbill.com/news/article/149087
Elizabeth Taylor, 79 ? http://www.playbill.com/news/article/120065
Explicit: No.
Music: None. (!)
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