Real Life 'Steel Magnolias' On Today Show Monday, April 4

NBC's "The Today Show" will feature a segment on STEEL MAGNOLIAS this Monday, April 4 in the 9:00am-10:00am hour (check local listings for times outside the New York tri-state area). Today Show host Bob Dotson travels to Louisiana to interview the real life people who inspired the characters in Robert Harling's award-winning play.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS opens Monday, April 4 at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, (149 West 45th Street, east of Broadway) and stars Delta Burke as Truvy, Christine Ebersole as M'Lynn, Rebecca Gayheart as Shelby, Marsha Mason as Ouiser, Lily Rabe as Annelle and Frances Sternhagen as Clairee. This production, which marks the Broadway premiere of the play, is directed by Jason Moore.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS follows the lives of six indomitable Southern women as they share their personal triumphs, tragedies, beauty tips, recipes, and more than the occasional piece of scandalous gossip in Truvy's beauty shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana.

Set design is by Anna Louizos, costume design is by David Murin, lighting design is by Howell Binkley, sound design by Ken Travis and hair design is by Bobby H. Grayson.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS is produced on Broadway by Roy Gabay, Robyn Goodman, Danzansky Partners, Ergo Entertainment, Ruth Hendel, Sharon Karmazin, Susan Dietz/Ina Meibach, Michael Galvis/Billy Huddleston, and Elsa Daspin Suisman/Martha R. Gasparian.

Tickets for STEEL MAGNOLIAS are now on sale through Telecharge.com online and by phone at (212) 239-6200, and in person at the Lyceum Theatre box office.

Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, matinees Wednesdays at 2pm, Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 3pm. Opening Night is Monday, April 4 at 6:30pm. Please note, there will be no performance Tuesday, April 5.

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