What New Musicals are Opening Before May 2006

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Hey- What are the new musicals to scheduled to open on Broadway pre- May 2006?
I know Wedding Singer and Tarzan. Is Princesses, Legally Blonde, and House of Bernarda Alba supposed to open by then?

I know there's a bunch of revivals planned, but what's coming that's new?
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Broadway openings:

The Color Purple
The Woman in White
Ring of Fire (The Johnny Cash musical)
A Tale of Two Cities
Lestat
Tarzan

House of Bernarda Alba begins previews off-Broadway at the Mitzi Newhouse in January. Princesses and Legally Blonde are probably next season.
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Dont forget the 3 new musicals that have already opened this season:

LENNON
IN MY LIFE
& JERSEY BOYS

plus the one Revival
SWEENY TODD
and the upcoming:
THE PAJAMA GAME
& THREEPENNY OPERA
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Whatever happened to A chorus Line?
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I thought A Chorus Line was scheduled to open Sept. 2006 or around that time. They had an open call audition so I take it it is going to happen. I wonder what theatre they're gonna get now that Spamalot opened at the Shubert.
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The season ends in May. A CHORUS LINE opens in September, thus it's part of NEXT season.
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The Wiz has a 2006 opening, just not sure when in 2006.
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A Tale of Two Cities is back on?....thought it was off again....
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The producers of Tale of Two Cities have set April 27, 2006 for opening night.
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"and the upcoming:
THE PAJAMA GAME
& THREEPENNY OPERA"

Correction! Threepenny Opera is not a musical. Common mistake though. Margo could elaborate on it much better than I ever could though.
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Threepenny is a musical.
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There is a difference between an Opera and a musical (obviously) but I think in terms of Tonys they are lumped together.
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Actually, the line between opera and musical theatre is very blurred. Crossover musicals like West Side Story and Porgy and Bess prove this.

Regardless, it is all music theatre and if played in a Broadway house, an opera will be nominated for Best Musical.
Updated On: 11/8/05 at 06:59 AM
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Hmmmm....not to sound like a bitch or anything, but...is it just me or is this upcoming season very anti-climactic? There's really nothing I'm terribly excited about. Is there anything new or is it all recycled material (based on book/movie/etc)? Maybe it's just that I found last season so great...
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Again with the "recycled" musicals?

Very few musicals are wholly original, and for every Avenue Q, Urinetown or 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee that comes along, you have a Brooklyn or In My Life to contend with.

Does Show Boat suck for being based on Edna Ferber's novel of the same name? Or Oklahoma!, for being based on Lynn Riggs' play, Green Grow the Lilacs?

Apart from Spelling Bee, the other three Tony contenders were Spamalot, based on a movie, The Light in the Piazza, based on a novel, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the Hollywood remake of a movie. What made them less objectionable in theory than this year's crop of film or book inspired musicals?
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and even spelling bee was based on a play. so nothing completely original was nominated for best musical last year.


and as far as nothing exciting.....

WHAT? you have a show about Chita Rivera starring Chita Rivera, and you have Alan Cumming in the threepenny opera, a masterpiece of theatre? not to mention LaChanze in the color purple produced by Oprah Winfrey.

oh well, can't please everyone?
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Try listing every musical that is not an adaptation of a film, play, or literature.

It's a very small list.
Updated On: 11/8/05 at 01:35 PM