The Drowsy Chaperone Begins Broadway Previews April 3

The Drowsy Chaperone, starring Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster, will first charleston across the stage of the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway) tonight, April 3rd. The musical will open on May 1st.

The Drowsy Chaperone is a completely original new musical comedy 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.

The musical stars Foster (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Women) and also features Danny Burstein (Titanic), Georgia Engel ("Everybody Loves Raymond"), 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).

"To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as 'Man in Chair' drops the needle on his favorite LP the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage. Man in Chair's infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theater," according to press notes.

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

From Monday, April 3rd through Monday, May 1st, performances are Monday Saturday at 8:00 p.m. with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. From May 3rd onward, performances are Tuesday Saturday at 8:00 p.m. with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. There will be no performance on Tuesday, May 2nd. Please note, there will no performance on Tuesday, July 4th, a performance will be added on Monday, July 3rd.

Tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster by calling 212-307-4100 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets may be purchased in person at The Marquis Theatre box office (1535 Broadway). Ticket prices range from $25.00 to $110.00 (including $1.25 facility fee). Visit www.drowsychaperone.com for more information.



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