| Open: 02/27/18 Close: 03/11/18
Back by popular demand, Musicals Tonight!’s production of Cole Porter’s hit musical Anything Goes returns to The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42 Street) for a limited engagement February 27th through March 11th. Anything Goes is helmed by Casey Colgan who returns to the production as director and choreographer. Christopher Stephens is the musical director and costumes are designed by Jack Maisenbach.
The original 1934 production of Anything Goes ran for over a year and has been revived on Broadway three times since then. Anything Goes takes place on board the luxury liner S.S. American where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to someone she doesn’t love. Joining this love triangle are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick in crime Erma. With the help of elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and blackmail, Reno and Moonface join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.
Tickets are $45 and can be purchased through www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.
| Open: 03/13/18 Close: 03/25/18
This is the last chance to see one of the beloved Musicals Tonight!’s productions. The company will take its final bow with its 100th revival and New York Premiere of the musical western Calamity Jane, which will play a limited engagement this Tuesday, March 13th through March 25th at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42 Street). Mel Miller, founded Musicals Tonight! in 1998 with the mission to keep early musicals alive and affordable. Musicals Tonight! prides itself on the ability to bring back virtually- forgotten musicals for new audiences to discover and old audiences to rediscover.
Calamity Jane is based on the historical figure of the actual frontierswoman. The non-historical, and farcical plot involves the authentic Calamity Jane's professional associate Wild Bill Hickok and their stormy relationship that ultimately proves to be a facade for mutually amorous feelings. Calamity Jane is directed by Devin Vogel with musical direction by Nevada Lozano.
The playing schedule for Calamity Jane is as follows: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, with matinees on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM (March 13th through March 25th).
|The Happy Time
| Open: 03/06/07 Close: 03/18/07
A concert-style staging of Kander & Ebb's 1968 musical The Happy Time. Based on a play by Samuel Taylor, the musical tells the story of a French-Canadian family. The son, Bibi, a teenager, is having troubles at school; while the uncle that Bibi idolizes, Jacques, a photographer, has returned home after a long time away. Songs include "A Certain Girl" and "The Happy Time." George S. Irving, who played Bibi's father in the original Broadway production, now plays the grandfather (a role originated by David Wayne)