110 in the Shade Opens on Broadway May 9

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Opening night is Wednesday, May 9th for Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of 110 in the Shade, starring Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald as "Lizzie Curry", Tony Award-winner John Cullum as "H. C. Curry" and Steve Kazee as "Starbuck."

110 in the Shade features a book by N. Richard Nash, music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones, choreography by Dan Knechtges and direction by Lonny Price. 110 in the Shade is playing a limited engagement through July 15th, 2007 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street).

The cast also includes Elisa Van Duyne, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Valisia LeKae Little, Darius Nichols, Mamie Parris, Devin Richards, Michael Scott, Will Swenson, Matt Wall, Betsy Wolfe.

110 in the Shade has been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical and Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Audra McDonald), three Outer Critic's Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Audra McDonald) and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Bobby Steggert). 110 in the Shade was also honored with two Drama League nominations for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and Distinguished Performance (Audra McDonald).

"In the middle of a heat wave in 1930's Texas, when everyone is longing for rain, or a breeze, Lizzie Curry (McDonald) is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit, intelligence and skills as a homemaker can't Make Up For the fact that she can't find true love. Even the town sheriff, for whom she harbors a secret yen, won't take a chance. However, when a charismatic rainmaker named Starbuck (Kazee) enters the town and her family's life, Lizzie's world is turned upside down," as press materials describe the show.

Tickets are available by phone at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th Street).  Ticket prices range from $36.25-$111.25.

Photo of Audra McDonald by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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