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09/5/11

This Week on Broadway for September 5, 2011: Those Summer Nights

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Panel:
Peter Filichia | [email protected] | Facebook
James Marino | [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook
Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | Facebook
Topics:
Curtain Comes Down on Hurricane, But Broadway Still Dark on Sunday; Monday Shows Expected by Kenneth Jones And Adam Hetrick
Hurricane Irene was downgraded to Tropical Storm Irene on Aug. 28 as sun began to filter through thick clouds by noon. Mass transit remains shut down on Sunday, as do Broadway and many Off-Broadway theatres.
LINKED FROM PLAYBILL
Broadway Loses $8M Due to Hurricane Irene
Broadway What a difference a day makes…or even two or three. When New York City shut down over the weekend for the mandatory evacuation ahead of Hurricane Irene, everyone knew it would affect the business end…
LINKED FROM ABOUT.COM – THEATER
The Gershwins Porgy and Bess Opens at A.R.T. Tonight
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 (NEW YORK, NY) – The Broadway-bound reimagination production of The Gerswhins’ Porgy and Bess is set to open tonight in Boston at the American Repertory Theatre.
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Audra + Stokes sing Porgy + Bess
Broadway Week, With Two-For-One Tickets, to Return Sept. 18-30 by Adam Hetrick
Theatre fans will have the chance to purchase two-for-one tickets to Wicked, Memphis, Billy Elliot and Jersey Boys as part of Broadway Week, which will take place in late September.
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Shows Like ‘Sister Act’ and ‘Priscilla’ Struggle on Broadway by Patrick Healy
While “The Book of Mormon” sets records, lesser-known musicals are seeking ways to draw an audience.
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Grand Opening / Christine Pedi
Hugh Jackman to Hit Broadway in One-Man Show Opening October 25th? by BroadwayWorld
Michael Riedel writes in the New York Post today that Hugh Jackman’s one-man concert, Hugh Jackman in Concert which played earlier this year to rave reviews in Toronto will open on Broadway on October 25, 2011 …
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Phantom’s Longtime “Monsieurs,” George Lee Andrews and David Cryer, Exit Broadway Show Sept. 3 by Kenneth Jones
Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera will get fresh opera managers Andr√© and Firmin over Labor Day weekend. Longtime company members George Lee Andrews, who plays Andre, and David Cryer, who plays Fir…
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Class Dismissed! Master Class, Starring Tyne Daly, Ends Broadway Run Sept. 4 by Kenneth Jones
The extended run of the new Broadway production of Master Class, Terrence McNally’s portrait of a late-career Maria Callas, starring Tyne Daly, ends its engagement Sept. 4.
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Mama Said There’d Be Days Like This: Broadway’s Baby It’s You! Closes Sept. 4 by Kenneth Jones
Baby It’s You!, the musical story of New Jersey housewife Florence Greenberg’s place in pop music history, plays its final performance on Broadway at 3 PM Sept. 4 at the Broadhurst Theatre.
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Video Exclusive! Broadway.com Says ‘Goodbye’ to the Swinging Sounds of Catch Me If You Can by Broadway.com
If you read Broadway.com regularly (and really, who doesn’t?), you probably know that we’re big fans of the high-flying musical Catch Me If You Can. Now, with the Tony-nominated musical ending its run a…
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RENT off-Broadway
Harvey Fierstein adds love to `Newsies’ by Mark Kennedy
When Harvey Fierstein was asked to make the film “Newsies” work on stage, he realized that something was missing from the original.
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Thanks Charlie Piane
Exit Introductions
Explicit: Yes
Music:
Summer Nights from the Original Broadway Cast of Grease
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