Broadway Musicals 2010

Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Musical Comedy
at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Storm clouds are gathering over the Addams Family manse. Daughter Wednesday, now 18, is experiencing a sensation that surprises and disgusts her – caring about another person. Young Pugsley, jealous of his sister’s attention, begs her to keep torturing him, severely, while mother Morticia, conflicted over her daughter’s lurch into womanhood, fears being upstaged and discarded.. like yesterday’s road kill.
(from 08 Mar 2010 – Booking to 21 Nov 2010)

          ALL ABOUT ME
book by Christopher Durang
at Henry Miller’s Theatre
Dame Edna Everage and Michael Feinstein are ‘unwillingly’ forced to share a stage, as they entertain with music and humour.
(from 19 Feb 2010 – Booking to 04 Apr 2010)

music by the band Green Day, lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer
at St James Theatre
Follows working-class characters from the suburbs to the city to the Middle East, as they seek redemption in a world filled with frustration.
(from 24 Mar 2010 – Booking to 05 Sep 2010)

music by Ken Lai , with book and lyrics by Ken Lai and Marcus Cheong
at tba
Tells the epic story of the ancient war between the Angels and Lucifer’s fallen minions. The conflict is told through the eyes of Sera, the Angel of Light. Though she is gifted with the power to control light with spectacular effect, she aspires for a more heroic role. Her ambition is manipulated by Lucifer, which results in tragic consequences to the Angels and the humans they protect.
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Book & Lyrics by Lee Hall, Music by Elton John
at Imperial Theatre
Set in England’s North East against the background of the miners’ strike – Billy Elliot is the tale of a motherless boy whose father wants him to take up boxing. Instead, the boy discovers a love for ballet that leads him from secret lessons to a place at the Royal Ballet School .
(from 01 Oct 2008 – Booking to 30 Jan 2011)

Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb
at Ambassador Theatre
Follows not your usual housewife, Roxie Hart, who gains dubious notoriety when she kills her boyfriend, invents her defense and manipulates everyone from her trustworthy husband to the fickle media and the unsuspecting public
(from 23 Oct 1996 – Booking to 05 Sep 2010)

          COME FLY AWAY
conceived by Twyla Tharp
Dance / Musical
at Marquis Theatre
Follows four couples as they fall in and out of love during one song and dance filled evening at a crowded nightclub. Features vocals by Frank Sinatra.
(from 01 Mar 2010 – Booking to 05 Sep 2010)

Music by Fela Anikulapo Kuti, book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones
at Eugene O’Neill Theatre
About the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti. Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), Fela! explores Kuti’s controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician.The show is a hybrid of concert, dance and musical theater.
(from 19 Oct 2009 – Booking to 12 Sep 2010)

          HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot
at Al Hirschfeld Theatre
The year is 1967, and the Vietnam War is at its height. In New York City, a tribe of hippies rails against the establishment, protesting intolerance, brutality, and the dehumanization of society. When Claude, one of their own, gets drafted, he must make a decision about what values are worth fighting for.
(from 06 Mar 2009 – Booking to 05 Sep 2010)

          IN THE HEIGHTS
music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes.
at Richard Rodgers Theatre
A quintessential New York musical about a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. The music pulses with the hopes and dreams of three generations as they struggle to forge an identity in a neighborhood on the brink of transition.
(from 14 Feb 2008 – Booking to 05 Sep 2010)

          JERSEY BOYS
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, score by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.
at August Wilson Theatre
Based on the life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The musical chronicles the lives of a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time.
(from 04 Oct 2005 – Booking to 14 Nov 2010)

music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the play, La Cage aux Folles, by Jean Poiret.
Musical Comedy
at Longacre Theatre
The idyllic existence of Georges and the dazzling drag artiste Albin, star of the La Cage aux Folles club, is threatened when Georges’ son announces his engagement to the daughter of a right-wing politician, who wants to close down the local colourful nightlife! With a visit from the prospective in-laws imminent, they all decide to take drastic action to hide their lifestyle…but can they keep it up?
(from 06 Apr 2010 – Booking to 05 Sep 2010)

          LION KING, THE
Music by Elton John, Additional Music by Hans Zimmer, Lebo M, Mark Mancina, and Jay Rifkin, Lyrics by Tim Rice, Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi.
at Minskoff Theatre
Story of the epic adventures of a young lion cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role as king.
(from 15 Oct 1997 – Booking to 26 Sep 2010)

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, with book by Hugh Wheeler
at Walter Kerr Theatre
Based on Ingmar Bergman’s film ‘Smiles of a Summer Night,’ A Little Night Music is set in a weekend country house in turn of the century Sweden, bringing together surprising liaisons, long simmering passions and a taste of love’s endless possibilities.
(from 24 Nov 2009 – Booking to 29 Aug 2010)

Score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater, Ben Elton and Frederick Forsyth.
at tba
Ten years after the mysterious disappearance of The Phantom from the Paris Opera House, Christine Daa‚ accepts an offer to come to America and perform at New York’s fabulous new playground of the world – Coney Island.
(from Previews in Oct/Nov – tba)

          MAMMA MIA!
Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, Book by Catherine Johnson
at Winter Garden Theatre
Inspired by the songs of ABBA. This original musical is a story of family and friendship as it unfolds on a tiny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited twenty years ago.
(from 05 Oct 2001 – Booking to 12 Sep 2010)

          MARY POPPINS
Based on the stories by P.L. Travers and the 1964 Walt Disney film with music and lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman; Additional new songs, music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe; Book by Julian Fellowes.
at New Amsterdam Theatre
London 1910, The Bank’s Children need a nanny, and advertise for one on the Times. The Nanny who applies is the endearing but enigmatic Mary Poppins.
(from 14 Oct 2006 – Booking to 19 Sep 2010)

Concept by George W. George, book & lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music & lyrics by David Bryan.
at Shubert Theatre
Follows the fictionalized life story of young, white radio disc jockey Huey Calhoon growing up in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950’s. An unlikely hero with a great love of the music he hears in the black bars on Beale Street, Huey’s on-air antics and unstoppable enthusiasm for ‘race records’ creates a new white audience for African-American music.
(from 23 Sep 2009 – Booking to 02 Jan 2011)

book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, featuring the music of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.
at Nederlander Theatre
On 4 Dec 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. The place was Sun Records’ storefront studio in Memphis. The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the ‘Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,’ who discovered them all. The four legends-to-be united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.
(from 13 Mar 2010 – Booking to 05 Sep 2010)

          NEXT TO NORMAL
Music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey
at Booth Theatre
In this over-stimulated and pharmaceutically-obsessed world, one almost average suburban family comes to grips with a long buried secret.
(from 27 Mar 2009 – Booking to 25 Jul 2010)

Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard & MarkeTa Irglova, book by John Carney
at tba
A modern day musical set on the streets of Dublin about a street musician and a Czech immigrant. During an eventful week the two meet, begin writing songs together, rehearse and record their songs to take to London in hopes of landing a music contract. Through the music they write, the duo works through their past loves, and are confronted with their new feelings for each other.
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Book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber ,Lyrics by Charles Hart & Richard Stilgoe
at Majestic Theatre
Hideously deformed Phantom lurks beneath the stage of the Paris Opera, exercising a reign of terror over its occupants. The phantom falls in love with the young Soprano…
(from 09 Jan 1988 – Booking to 04 Sep 2010)

Book By Neil Simon, music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David
Musical Comedy
at Broadway Theatre
Tells the story of the Consolidated Life Insurance Company and Chuck Baxter, one of its charming young employees. In an effort to advance at the company, Chuck lends executives his apartment for their extramarital romantic trysts.
(from 27 Mar 2010 – Booking to 26 Dec 2010)

          PURE COUNTRY
book by Rex McGee & Peter Masterson, music by Steve Dorff and lyrics by John Bettis
at tba
Sometimes fame and fortune aren’t enough. Rusty is a country music superstar at the height of his career with all the high stakes pressures that come with it. When they start to take their toll and he walks out of an overblown concert tour, his search begins to find himself – and the love he left behind.
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book by Rupert Holmes, a score by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen
Musical Comedy
at tba
Transplants the Robin Hood legend to prohibition 1930’s Chicago. Currupt sherrif Guy Gisborne kills the underworld boss Big Jim and seeks to take control himself. All fall in line behind the new crime boss accept Robbo, who controls the north-side. When Robbo gives some money to an orphanage, he finds himself inheriting the mantle of Robin Hood and gains unexpected friends. The sherrif schemes to destroy Robbo, while Mariam, Big Jim’s daughter, tries to manipulate both men in her efforts to inherit her dead father’s position, and become Chicago’s new underworld boss.
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          ROCK OF AGES
book by Chris D’Arienzo, with a score featuring 80’s rock music
at Brooks Atkinson Theatre
It’s the late 1980s and the final countdown is on for a legendary Hollywood rock club facing its demise at the hands of eager developers. When a young rocker hungry for his big break and a small town girl chasing her dreams land on the scene at this infamous venue, how far will ambition drive them?
(from 17 Mar 2009 – Booking to 12 Sep 2010)

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by James Lapine
at Studio 54
An intimate portrait of the composer Stephen Sondheim in his own words… and music. Through the use of exclusive interview footage, you’ll get an inside look at Sondheim’s personal life and artistic process. An ensemble cast of Broadway’s best will perform brand-new arrangements of over two dozen Sondheim tunes, ranging from the beloved to the obscure.
(from 19 Mar 2010 – Closing on 13 Jun 2010)

music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, based on ‘Tales of the South Pacific’ by James A. Michener.
at Lincoln Center / Vivian Beaumont
During World War II in the South Pacific love is found between a young nurse, Nellie Forbush and an older French plantation owner, Emile de Becque. The war is tearing them apart.
(from 01 Mar 2008 – Closing on 22 Aug 2010)

Music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge from U2, book by Glen Berger and Julie Taymor
at Hilton Theatre
Follows the story of teenager Peter Parker, whose unremarkable life is turned upside-down-literally-when he’s bitten by a genetically altered spider and wakes up the next morning clinging to his bedroom ceiling. This bullied science-geek-suddenly endowed with astonishing powers-soon learns, however, that with great power comes great responsibility as villains test not only his physical strength but also his strength of character.
(from expected 2010 – tba)

          UNCHAIN MY HEART: The Ray Charles Musical
The music of Ray Charles with a book by Suzan-Lori Parks
at tba
Explores the strength, humor and musical genius of the legendary Ray Charles. One of the greatest pioneering musical artists of all time, Ray Charles mastered everything from soul and rhythm & blues to gospel, jazz, country and pop. Set in his last live recording session, Unchain My Heart reveals Charles’ remarkable life story through his music.
(from 08 Oct 2010 – tba)

Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents
at Palace Theatre
Transports the tale of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to the turbulent streets of the Upper West Side in 1950’s New York City. Two star-crossed lovers, Tony and Maria, find themselves caught between the rival street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds, the ‘Jets’ and the ‘Sharks.’
(from 23 Feb 2009 – Booking to 05 Sep 2010)

          WICKED: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Book by Winnie Holzman, based on the novel by Gregory Maguire.
at Gershwin Theatre
Story of how two school roommates from Oz , Elphaba who grows up to become the Wicked Witch of the West, and of her school roommate Glinda, who grows up to become the Good Witch.
(from 08 Oct 2003 – Booking to 16 Jan 2011)

book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek
Musical Comedy
at Belasco Theatre
Set in late 20th-century Madrid and tells the story of the intertwining lives of a group of women whose relationships with men lead to a tumultuous 48 hours of love, confusion and passion.
(from 02 Oct 2010 – tba)

music by Joseph Zellnik and book and lyrics by David Zellnik
at tba
Set during World War II, Yank! chronicles the relationship between two servicemen long before ‘Don’t-ask-don’t-tell’ was part of the national discussion.
(from tba – Booking to )

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