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Photo Coverage: 'The Drowsy Chaperone' Closing Night Party


To commemorate its acclaimed and beloved Broadway run, The Drowsy Chaperone hosted a VIP private closing night party at Havana Central (151 West 46th Street) on December 30.  The entire current Broadway cast and creative team, plus former cast members and friends celebrated the musical and toasted to its success.

The five-time Tony Award winning hit musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone played its final performance on Broadway at The Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway) on Sunday evening, December 30, 2007 at 7PM following 674 performances and 32 previews.

The sleeper hit became the most celebrated musical of the 2006 season and garnered thirteen major awards, thirteen Tony Award nominations and the most Tonys of any musical - five in total, including Best Book and Best Score. The Drowsy Chaperone was also honored with seven Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical; four Outer Critic's Circle Awards, including Outstanding Score; and the Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical.

The Drowsy Chaperone recouped its initial investment on Broadway in only thirty weeks and in less than seven months, paying back its $8 million capitalization during the week ending November 26, 2006.

Photos by Mark Rupp

Blythe Danner and Bob Saget

Bob Saget and Bob Martin

Bob Martin

Bob Martin

Troy Britton Johnson and Rebecca Luker

Kate Burton and Troy Britton Johnson

Troy Britton Johnson and Blythe Danner

Troy Britton Johnson, Blythe Danner and Sonny Everett

Roy Miller and Cindy Williams

Kecia Lewis-Evans and Kate Burton

Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker

Blythe Danner, Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker

Henry Hodges, Rebecca Luker, Sutton Foster, Zach Burstein, Danny Burstein and Alex Burstein

Rebecca Luker and Sutton Foster

Henry Hodges and Alex Burstein

Garth Kravits and Cindy Williams

Mara Davi and Sutton Foster

Henry Hodges, Zach Burstein, Alex Burstein and Rebecca Luker

Garth Kravits and wife with Adam Duritz of Counting Crows

Mara Davi and Rebecca Luker

Austin Miller, Lisa Lambert and Troy Britton Johnson

Troy Britton Johnson, Eddie Korbich and Austin Miller

Bob Martin and Lisa Lambert

Bob Saget and girlfriend Michelle

Bob Saget, with girlfriend Michelle and the Producers of The Drowsy Chaperone

Danny Burstein and Lenny Wolpe

Jason Kravits, Lenny Wolpe and Jennifer Smith

Linda Gabler and Gerry Vichi

Edward Hibbert and Kate Burton

Troy Britton Johnson and Cindy Williams

Lynne Marie Stewart, Troy Britton Johnson and Cindy Williams

Lynne Marie Stewart and Troy Britton Johnson (aka Miss Yvonne and Pee Wee Johnson)

Troy Britton Johnson, Lynne Marie Stewart and Austin Miller

Troy Britton Johnson and Eddie Korbich

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