The Drowsy Chaperone

Opened: October 3, 2004
Closing: October 04, 2004

The Drowsy Chaperone - 2004 - New York History , Info & More

Dodger Stages
50th Street New York, NY

A rabid musical theatre maven retells the story of his favorite musical, 1928's fictive obscurity The Drowsy Chaperone.

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Shakespeare on the Sound to Stage AS YOU LIKE IT, 6/13-30 by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Connecticut's premier outdoor Shakespeare will present As You Like It, June 13-30, 2013. The show is one of Shakespeare's most beloved and pastoral comedies. Claire Shannon Kelly, currently the Director of Youth Programming for Shakespeare on the Sound and the director of the company's touring educational program, 'Speaking Daggers,' will direct. Kelly previously worked at the Ordway Theater, the Guthrie Theater, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and the George Street Playhouse. She is a resident of New Canaan.

Pat Sajak to Star in CRT's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, 6/6-15 by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present The Drowsy Chaperone, starring Pat Sajak as the Man in the Chair, as the first of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series, June 6 - 15 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs.

Judy Blazer and More Set for LEND ME A TENOR, Kicking Off Bay Street Theatre's 2013 Season, 5/28 by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

Bay Street Theatre begins the 2013 Mainstage Season with Lend Me a Tenor (May 28 - June 23). This hilarious Ken Ludwig comedy, under the direction of Don Stephenson, includes Judy Blazer, Scott Cote, Betsy DiLellio, Donna English, Nancy Johnston, Noah Plomgren, Steve Rosen and Roland Rusinek as its hilarious cast.

Breaking News: 2014 ENCORES! Announced - LITTLE ME with Christian Borle, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA with Shuler Henlsey & IRMA LA DOUCE by Robert Diamond - May 21, 2013

The 2014 season of New York City Center's Tony Award-winning Encores! series will open with Little Me directed by John Rando and starring Christian Borle ('Smash,' Peter and the Starcatcher) on February 5, 2014. The season will continue with The Most Happy Fella, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and starring Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!, The Whale), followed by Irma La Douce, directed by John Doyle. Encores! Music Director Rob Berman will helm all shows.

FOR THE RECORD: ZEMECKIS Begins 5/23 in LA by Kelsey Denette - May 21, 2013

This summer's most spectacular Hollywood blockbuster will not be found in the movie theater this year but rather at Rockwell: Table & Stage beginning May 23 with For The Record: Zemeckis. Over the past two years the 'For The Record' series has brought the movies to life as never seen before in a stunning 360-degree live theatrical concert experience. For The Record: Zemeckis begins previews Thursday, May 23 and officially opens Friday, May 31, 2013. Weekly performances are Thursday -Sunday at 8:30PM and will run through Saturday, July 20. Tickets range from $40 Reserved / $20 General Partial View, for ticket information please call (323) 661-6163 (ext 20) or visit www.rockwell-la.com.

Photo Flash: Steven Weber, Tracie Thoms, Cathy Rigby and More at 2013 Jerry Herman Awards by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

The Nederlander Organization and Pantages Theatre, Hollywood announced the major winners in all categories from the 2nd Annual JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, which took place this weekend on Sunday, May 19th at Pantages Theatre. KABC 7 Eyewitness News Entertainment Reporter George Pennacchio served as the master of ceremonies for the evening. BroadwayWorld has photos of the judges, performers and more below!

Pittsburgh CLO Opens 42ND STREET, 5/31 by Kelsey Denette - May 20, 2013

Audiences will be left tapping their toes all summer long with Pittsburgh CLO's production of 42nd Street, May 31-June 9 at the Benedum Center. The production will feature *N SYNC legend, Joey Fatone, musical theater veteran Patrick Ryan Sullivan, and an incredible supporting cast including Pittsburgh CLO veterans.

Minnetonka Theatre's 9 TO 5 Opens 7/19 by Kelsey Denette - May 17, 2013

Tickets are now on sale for Minnetonka Theatre's summer production of 9 to 5 - The Musical, presented on the Arts Center on 7 Main Stage July 19- August 3. Based on the hit 20th Century Fox Picture, the story follows three female coworkers as they join forces in the late '70s to get even with their "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" boss after he pushes them past their limits.

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 5/13 by BWW Special Coverage - May 17, 2013

If you haven't had the chance to catch up on your theater news, look no further than today's recap of all things theater - exclusive features, interviews, reviews and more! - around the Broadway World for the week of May 13!

Adobe Theater Presents Ken Ludwig's LEND ME A TENOR, Now thru 6/9 by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig, directed by Jane and Cy Hoffman, opens tonight, May 17 at the ADOBE Theater.

Way Off Broadway Presents LEGALLY BLONDE, Beginning 6/14 by Kelsey Denette - May 16, 2013

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's 2013 Season is the year Broadway and Hollywood meet with all of the productions at the theatre being hits both on the silver screen and Great White Way. The season kicked off with the funny and heartwarming Steel Magnolias, followed by Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 - The Musical. Beginning June 14th, the theatre is going pink when it opens Legally Blonde for its summer run.

VJ John Bantay Departs Splash's Musical Mondays on 5/20 by Nicole Rosky - May 15, 2013

VJ John Bantay will play his final night at Spash's Musical Mondays next Monday May 20th after 10 smash years. Bantay leaves to join Avenue Q as stage manager.

Woman Joins LDS Church After Seeing THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway by Kelsey Denette - May 15, 2013

THE BOOK OF MORMON has been described by its creators, SOUTH PARK juggernauts Trey Parker and Matt Stone, as 'making fun of and celebrating things at the same time,' so it might not come as a surprise to them that seeing the satirical smash hit led student Liza Morong, 21, to pick up a real copy of The Book of Mormon.

The Broadway League Announces the 2013 League Awards, Honoring Touring Broadway: Center Theatre Group, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City and More by Kelsey Denette - May 15, 2013

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced today during the Broadway League's 2013 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft.

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens 2013 Season at NJ's Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre by Kelsey Denette - May 15, 2013

The Drowsy Chaperone, the most celebrated musical comedy of the 2006 Broadway season makes its debut at New Jersey's Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre. Set as the first production of the outdoor theater's 2013 season, the production will run for two weekends from May 24 through June 2. Performances are 7:30 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Debuts at Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre, 5/24 by Christina Mancuso - May 15, 2013

The Drowsy Chaperone, the most celebrated musical comedy of the 2006 Broadway season makes its debut at New Jersey's Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre. Set as the first production of the outdoor theater's 2013 season, the production will run for two weekends from May 24 through June 2. Performances are 7:30 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

BWW Reviews: Fine Arts Center's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - A Celebration of Musicals and Those Who Love Them by Christi Esterle - May 11, 2013

'I hate the theater; it's so disappointing,' may be the most ironic opening line in recent memory. The Drowsy Chaperone, is nothing less than a celebration of musical comedy in all its beautiful and frequently absurd glory, and the Fine Arts Center's production of it is as entertaining an experience as you can find in the region right now.

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Add 2nd DOGFIGHT Cast Recording Concert at Joe's Pub, 5/15 by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

BENJ PASEK and JUSTIN PAUL have added a second show at Joe's Pub at The Public on Wednesday, May 15. An 11:30 PM show was just added due to popular demand after the 9:30 PM show sold out. The Tony Award nominated composer and lyricist team is celebrating the new Ghostlight Records cast recording of Dogfight. Both shows will features performances by the original cast of the Second Stage Theatre production and other special guests. Dogfight just won the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for "Outstanding Musical." Tickets to Joe's Pub are $25 and on sale now at JoesPub.com.

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 5/6 by BWW Special Coverage - May 10, 2013

If you haven't had the chance to catch up on your theater news, look no further than today's recap of all things theater - exclusive features, interviews, reviews and more! - around the Broadway World for the week of May 6!

3-D Theatricals Presents PARADE, Now thru 5/26 by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

3-D Theatricals presents PARADE, tonight, May 10 - 26, 2013 at Plummer Auditorium, 201 East Chapman Ave, Fullerton, Calif., directed by T.J. Dawson, choreographed by Dana Solimando and musically directed by David Lamoureux.

BWW Interviews: Scott RC Levy, Max Ferguson and Cory Moosman Discuss Fine Arts Center's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE by Christi Esterle - May 9, 2013

Starting today, the Fine Arts Center is delivering a love letter to musical comedy with The Drowsy Chaperone, a show the New York Times praised as 'a revved-up spoof of a 1920s song-and-dance frolic.' At a recent dress rehearsal I was able to sit down with several members of the cast and crew, beginning with Scott RC Levy, director of the Fine Arts Center who is making his Colorado acting debut as Man in Chair, the character guides the audience through the cast recording of the titular Jazz Age musical.

LEND ME A TENOR Begins 5/18 at Bay Street Theatre by Kelsey Denette - May 9, 2013

Bay Street Theatre begins the 2013 Mainstage Season with Lend Me a Tenor (May 28 - June 23). This hilarious Ken Ludwig comedy started rehearsals this week in New York City under the direction of Don Stephenson. The cast includes Judy Blazer, Scott Cote, Betsy DiLellio, Donna English, Nancy Johnston, Noah Plomgren, Steve Rosen and Roland Rusinek. Ticket prices are $59.50 and $69.50. For more information call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or buy online at www.baystreet.org.

BWW Blog: Paige Faure - A Very DROWSY Opening by Guest Blogger: Paige Faure - May 9, 2013

Hello, how are we? I'm feeling a little drowsy myself.

BWW Reviews: Raleigh Natives Shine in NC Theatre's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE by Larisa Mount - May 9, 2013

It's an old-fashioned musical - with a twist. NC Theatre's current production is the 2006 Broadway musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, subtitled, 'A Musical Within a Comedy.' The show's premise is that the narrator, named simply Man in Chair, guides the audience through his favorite show album (on vinyl, of course), the fictitious 1928 The Drowsy Chaperone. In a tongue-in-cheek look at the musical comedies of Broadway in the 1920s, the Man in Chair provides modern-day commentary on the things that make such shows at once laughable and wonderful. The show-within-the-show tells of a star, Janet Van Der Graaff, about to give up life on stage for marriage. Of course, no classic musical would be complete without its own off-the-wall subplots. The Drowsy Chaperone includes everything from a spit-take obsessed butler/hostess pair to pun-loving gangsters disguised as bakers, as well as Van Der Graaff's chaperone who has her own romantic entanglements with the hopelessly clumsy Adolfo. The premise is what makes this show work - the modern-day lens creates a show which is accessible without sacrificing on humor.

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Comes to Colorado Springs, Now thru 6/2 by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2013

The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company is presenting the Tony Award-winning 'musical inside a comedy' Drowsy Chaperone tonight, May 9 - June 2 in the SaG?Ji Theatre. Performances are Today-Saturay at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

STAGE TUBE: Clay Aiken, Beth Leavel and More in Highlights of NCT's DROWSY CHAPERONE by Stage Tube - May 8, 2013

American Idol star, Clay Aiken, is returning to the stage as 'Man in Chair' in North Carolina Theatre's production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE along with Tony-Award winner, Beth Leavel, who is reprising her role as 'The Chaperone.' The show is currently playing through May 12 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the production below!

THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to Denver This Fall by Kelsey Denette - May 8, 2013

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON which played a record-breaking three-week run in the fall of 2012 returns for a limited engagement October 22-November 24 at The Buell Theatre. Single tickets for the engagement go on sale Monday, June 10 at 10am, limit eight (8) per household. An exclusive pre-sale for American Express' Card-members will begin at 10am on Wednesday, June 5, online only.

Feinstein's at the Nikko Opens in San Francisco; Sutton Foster is First Performer, Now thru 5/12 by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and multi-platinum entertainer Michael Feinstein have announced the opening of Feinstein's at the Nikko. Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein's at the Nikko will present a wide range of local, regional and national entertainers in an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes, The Drowsy Chaperone) will take the stage tonight, May 8 - 12, 2013 for the inaugural performances.

Photo Flash: First Look at Clay Aiken, Beth Leavel and More in NCT's DROWSY CHAPERONE by Christina Mancuso - May 7, 2013

American Idol star, Clay Aiken, is returning to the stage as 'Man in Chair' in North Carolina Theatre's production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE along with Tony-Award winner, Beth Leavel, who will be reprising her role as 'The Chaperone.' The show is set to open tonight, May 7 through May 12 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production shots below!

NCT's DROWSY CHAPERONE Starring Clay Aiken and Beth Leavel Opens Tonight! by Christina Mancuso - May 7, 2013

American Idol star, Clay Aiken, returns to the stage as 'Man in Chair' in North Carolina Theatre's production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE along with Tony-Award winner, Beth Leavel, who will be reprising her role as 'The Chaperone.' The show opens tonight, May 7 and runs through May 12 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Clay Aiken and Beth Leavel in Rehearsals for NCT's DROWSY CHAPERONE by Stage Tube - May 7, 2013

American Idol star, Clay Aiken, will be returning to the stage as 'Man in Chair' in North Carolina Theatre's production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE along with Tony-Award winner, Beth Leavel, who will be reprising her role as 'The Chaperone.' The show is set to open tonight, May 7 through May 12 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at rehearsals and interviews below.

2013 Minty Awards to Honor Staten Island High School Theater Departments, 6/8 by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2013

The Minty Awards, which began three years ago as a way to honor the Catholic high school theater departments, has announced that this year for the first time, every participating high school will be receiving a monetary prize.

Photo Flash: MEMPHIS Heads to Adrienne Arsht Center Tonight by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical opens in the Ziff Ballet Opera House of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County tonight, May 7 for a limited engagement as part of the Broadway in Miami 2012-2013 subscription season presented by Bank of America. Scroll below for a sneak peek at the touring cast in action!

Sara Jean Ford, Tyrick Wiltez Jones and NaTasha Yvette Williams Set for FPAC's BROADWAY ENCORE Tonight by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2013

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents Broadway Encore tonight, May 4 at 6 p.m. at the Putnam Club, Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. FPAC's Gala fundraiser features Broadway headliners Sara Jean Ford, Tyrick Wiltez Jones and NaTasha Yvette Williams in an exclusive one-night-only show that brings the magic of 42nd Street to Boston's MetroWest suburbs. The evening also features silent and live auctions, performances by Electric Youth and the Franklin Performing Arts Company, special guests and dancing until midnight with Boston's popular R&B band, Soul Kitchen.

STAGE TUBE: Casting Director Bernie Telsey Talks Long Island, NYU and More on THE GRAHAM SHOW, Part 2 by Stage Tube - May 3, 2013

In Episode 10, Part 2 of THE GRAHAM SHOW, 'Summer Camp, A Theater Company & Juggling,' casting director Bernie Telsey talks growing up at his local Long Island community theater, studying acting and producing at NYU and balancing work as a casting director and co-founder of MCC Theater in NYC. Click below to watch the interview!

Actor's Fund to Memorialize Broadway Producer Roy Miller; Visitation Set for 5/5 by Nicole Rosky - May 3, 2013

Beloved Broadway producer Roy Miller passed away suddenly early Sunday morning, April 28, 2013 following a brief illness. Roy produced the multiple Tony Award nominated Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone and this season's A Christmas Story: The Musical. His other Broadway producing credits include West Side Story, Ragtime, [title of show] and The Pee-Wee Herman Show among others. He recently served as Producing Artistic Director of Surflight Theatre from 2010 to 2012 and also served as Associate Producer of Paper Mill Playhouse from 1991 to 2004.

Pittsburgh CLO's 2013 Summer Season Announced; Features Mamie Parris, Nick Adams, Erin Mackey and More by Kelsey Denette - May 3, 2013

Pittsburgh CLO's 2013 Summer Season will be highlighted by brilliant Broadway stars, veterans of the stage and screen and accomplished recording artists.

THE FANTASTICKS, LEVELING UP and More Set for Theatre UCF 2013-14 Season by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2013

The Theatre UCF 2013-14 season focuses on fun and collaboration while delivering shows that are relevant to the community and the university's theatre students.

Joe Cassidy, Kelly McCormick and More Lead Pioneer Theatre's LES MISERABLES, Beg. Tonight by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the epic musical LES MISERABLES. Due to popular demand, the production's run has been extended by two weeks. Performances take place tonight, May 3 through June 1, 2013.

Pat Sajak, Barrett Foa and More Set for Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Summer Season by Kelsey Denette - May 1, 2013

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present three great musicals in its 2013 Nutmeg Summer Series, June 6 - July 21 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu. All performances will be in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs.

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL!, Which Debuted at KC Rep, Earns 2013 Tony Nominations by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

Christmas arrived early this year for Kansas City Repertory Theatre. A Christmas Story, The Musical!, which had its world premiere at the Rep in 2009, today was nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Orpheum Theatre Announces 2013 High School Musical Theatre Award Nominees by Kelsey Denette - Apr 29, 2013

The Orpheum Theatre has announced the nominees for the 2013 High School Musical Theatre Awards. Modeled after the Tony Awards, The Orpheum's High School Musical Theatre Awards recognizes achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. This event is part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards program which includes 30 programs from across the country.

Broadway Producer Roy Miller Dies Suddenly on April 28 by Robert Diamond - Apr 28, 2013

Broadway producer Roy Miller passed away suddenly early Sunday morning, April 28, 2013 following a brief illness.

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