Drowsy Chaperone Tix Go On Sale to General Public March 12

Tickets to the The Drowsy Chaperone, the nostalgic musical comedy set to open at the Marquis Theatre on May 1st after beginning previews on April 3rd, are now available exclusively to American Express card members. Beginning Sunday, March 12th, general tickets will be available for purchase prior to an official Marquis Theatre box office opening on Monday, March 13th.

The Drowsy Chaperone, a completely original new musical comedy starring Tony Award-winner Sutton Foser, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot), with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, will arrive on Broadway following its acclaimed American premiere engagement (from November 10th through December 24th, 2005) at the Ahmanson Theatre; the show was presented there by Center Theatre Group.

The show features a company of 17 including Danny Burstein (Titanic), Georgia Engel ("Everybody Loves Raymond"), Foster (Little Women, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Edward Hibbert (Noises Off), Troy Britton Johnson (Damn Yankees), Eddie Korbich (Wicked), Garth Kravits (Toxic Audio), Jason Kravits (Sly Fox), Beth Leavel (42nd Street), Kecia Lewis-Evans (Once on This Island), Second City's Bob Martin, Jennifer Smith (The Producers), Lenny Wolpe (The Sound of Music), Linda Griffin (42nd Street tour), Angela Pupello (Grease), Joey Sorge (Follies), Patrick Wetzel (The Producers) and a 15-piece orchestra.

"To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as 'Man in Chair' (Martin) drops the needle on his favorite LP the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone," state press notes. "From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet (Foster) who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer (Wolpe) who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone (Leavel), the debonair groom (Johnson), the dizzy chorine (Smith), the Latin lover (Burstein) and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs (Garth and Jason Kravits). Man in Chair's infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theater."

The creative team for The Drowsy Chaperone features scenic design by David Gallo, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Ken Billington and Brian Monahan and sound design by Acme Sound Partners. Orchestrations are by Larry Blank, dance and incidental music arrangements are by Glen Kelly, and music direction/vocal arrangements are by Phil Reno.

The show is produced by Kevin McCollum, Roy Miller, Boyett Ostar, Barbara Freitag, Jill Furman and Stephanie McClelland.

Those with American Express cards can order tickets by calling 212-307-4100 or visiting Broadway.yahoo.com. General tickets will be available for purchase through www.ticketmaster.com.
 

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