The Frogs

Run Time:
Two hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission
Opened: July 22, 2004
Closing: October 10, 2004

The Frogs - 2004 - Broadway History , Info & More

Vivian Beaumont Theatre (Broadway)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway New York, NY 10023

Freely adapted from the play by Aristophanes (written in 405 B.C.)

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by Rebecca Kaplan - Nov 7, 2023

The Frogs is a humorous piece of fluff, with great character songs, and lush choral works. MasterVoices hit it out of the park with this exquisite staging of an interesting work that’s unlikely to get a revival like this anytime soon.

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by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 1, 2023

BlackRock Center for the Arts has announced its 22nd season of programming as a dedicated hub for inspiring performing and visual arts experiences in the most diverse county in the United States, Montgomery County, Md.   

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by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2023

MasterVoices opens its 2023-24 season on November 3 and 4 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, with three performances of a concert staging of Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove's The Frogs, as adapted by Nathan Lane. Learn more about this new production and how to get tickets here!

How Often Do Summer Shows Win a Tony Award?
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This month, the reader question was: How often do shows that open on Broadway in the summer go on to become Tony Award winners for Best Musical?

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Solo Opera will produce their largest, most ambitious opera to date, The Three Feathers, with music by award winning composer, Lori Laitman and libretto by former CA poet laureate, Dana Gioia. This family friendly 85-minute show will be sung in English and run Sept. 8 and 10, 2023 at the Lesher Center for the Arts in the 785 seat Hofmann Theater.

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Nathan Lane returns to Broadway this season in the new play Pictures From Home! Last seen on Broadway in 2019 in Gary: the Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Lane has had an extremely diverse career, spanning over 30 years. Take a walk down memory lane with highlights from The Producers, Guys & Dolls, The Addams Family, Angels in America, and more!

Video: Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for NEW YORK, NEW YORK; Plus Watch a New Trailer!
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PICTURES FROM HOME Box Office to Open Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2022

Celebrate the laughter and joy of the holidays with a special box office opening of Pictures From Home beginning Monday, December 19 at Studio 54 on Broadway, coinciding with the beginning of Hanukkah.     

Tickets Now On Sale for PICTURES FROM HOME Starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Zoë Wanamaker
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Pictures From Home is headed to Broadway in 2023 starring  Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Zoë Wanamaker and staged by award-winning director Bartlett Sher. Learn more about the play and how to purchase tickets here!

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The Broadway community mourns the loss of prolific composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who passed away on November 26, 2021 at age 91. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners dimmed the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute today, December 8 at exactly 6:30pm.

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 The Broadway community mourns the loss of prolific composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who passed away on November 26, 2021 at age 91. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, December 8 at exactly 6:30pm.

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Photo Flash: Shakespeare Theatre Company Celebrates Artistic Director, Michael Kahn
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Prologos: Invocation to the Gods and Instructions to the Audience
Parodos: The Frogs
Hymnos: Dionysos
Parabasis: It's Only a Play
Paean: Evoe for the Dead
Invocation to the Muses
Exodos: The Sound of Poets
Fear No More
Opening Fanfare
Invocation and Instructions to the Audience
I Love to Travel
Dress Big
I Love to Travel (Reprise)
All Aboard
On the River Styx
The Frogs
Hymn to Dionysos
It's Only a Play
All Aboard (Reprise)
Fear No More
Hymn to Dionysos (Reprise)
Final Instructions to the Audience
The Frogs has had 6 productions including College/University (US) which opened in 1974, College/University (US) which opened in 1984, London Fringe which opened in 1990, Regional (US) which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2004 and Broadway which opened in 2004.



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