Photo Coverage: 'Drowsy Chaperone' Toasts to Tottendales

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On Sunday, December 9, the cast of Broadway's Tony Award winning hit musical The Drowsy Chaperone raised a glass in welcome and farewell! 

Television star Cindy Williams ("Laverne & Shirley") makes her Broadway debut on Tuesday, December 11 when she assumes the role of "Mrs. Tottendale" from another television icon, JoAnne Worley ("Rowan & Martin's Laugh In"), who played her final performance on Sunday, December 9 at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway).

The Drowsy Chaperone is directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot), with music and lyrics by Tony Award winners Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and a book by Tony Award winners Bob Martin and Don McKellar.

"To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as "Man in Chair" (Bob Saget) drops the needle on his favorite cast album – the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage. We are instantly immersed in the hilarious tale of a glamorous bride and her uproarious wedding day, complete with thrills and surprises that take both the cast (literally) and the audience (metaphorically) soaring into the heavens. Man in Chair's infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theater," explain press notes.

The Drowsy Chaperone plays Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. with matinees on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Tickets prices range from $26.25 - $111.25 (including $1.25 facility fee) and are available through Ticketmaster (212-307-4100), online at www.ticketmaster.com or in person at The Marquis Theatre box office (1535 Broadway).  Visit www.DrowsyChaperone.com

Photos by Mark Rupp

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