'The Drowsy Chaperone' Raises a Glass Tonight

The five-time Tony Award winning musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone wakes up on Broadway and resumes performances on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway).

The Drowsy Chaperone stars Bob Saget, Peter Bartlett, Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein, Mara Davi, Troy Britton Johnson, Garth Kravits, Jason Kravits, Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Jennifer Smith, Gerry Vichi, Patrick Wetzel, Jay Douglas, Stacia Fernandez, Linda Gabler, Tripp Hanson, Dale Hensley, Mamie Parris, Kilty Reidy, Matt Wall and Joanna Young.

The most celebrated musical of the 2006 season and the recipient of thirteen major awards, The Drowsy Chaperone received the most Tony Awards of any musical -five in total, including Best Book and Best Score, 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 U.S. Tour of The Drowsy Chaperone is now playing an engagement at Philadelphia's Academy of Music through Sunday, December 2nd, 2007. The tour will play over 30 cities across the country including Cincinnati, Birmingham, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Atlanta, Naples, Orlando, Raleigh, Hartford, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, St. Paul, Boston, Providence, Greenville, Houston, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The Drowsy Chaperone began previews April 3, 2006 and opened on Broadway on May 1, 2006 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" (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 (Davi)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 8PM and Sunday evening at 7PM with matinees on Wednesdays at 2PM and Saturday and Sunday at 3PM. www.DrowsyChaperone.com




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