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Grand Duchess, The Comedy/Satire View Details Compare
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One of a series of great Offenbach operettas, this is the hilarious tale of a sultry grande Dame who rules the tiny Duchy of Gerolstein. Having a keen eye for attractive young men, she promotes a certain Private Fritz to the rank of General in no time at all. But Fritz has a fiancée, and ideas of his own - and in the end the Grand Duchess has to settle for the absurdly foppish, but politically expedient, Prince Paul.

Colourful and amusing characters, lots of comedy, and irresistible music.

Great American Trailer Park Musical, The Comedy/Satire View Details Compare
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"Adultery, strippers, murderous ex-boyfriends, Costco and the Ice Capades. Undeniable fun" —NY Post.

"A bright new show!" —NY Times.

"A delicious new musical. The joint is jammed and jumping with raucous laughter. It's like The Honeymooners meets The Best Little Whorehouse in Urinetown" —NY Post.

"South Park meets Desperate Housewives in this big-hearted new musical comedy with a cheeky script by Betsy Kelso, an infectious score by David Nehls and a richly talented cast. TRAILER PARK sparkles with treasure" —NY Sun.

Great Houdini Musical, The Drama Australasian View Details Compare
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World-famous illusionist and escapologist Harry Houdini is torn between the love of his Mama, his wife and his obsession to escape from handcuffs, chains and prison cells. 

Can this legendary mortal accomplish his greatest feat of all by escaping death itself?

Great Scot! Comedy/Satire View Details Compare
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As the New York Post, outlines, "Mark Conradt and Gregory Dawson, who write the libretto, have wisely concentrated on (Robert Burns') talent as a lover, which was obviously an important part of his remarkable character. They show him to you first as a careless youth whose success with the girls made him the envy and consternation of his native village. Then they whisk him into his serious romance with Jean Armour, who sacrificially sent him off to fame in Edinburgh when her puritanical father grew too nasty. Next you encounter him in the Edinburgh social whirl, where he is the delight of the women and the scourge of his publisher, who objects to his companionship with a drunken Irish poet and fears his tendency to sound off on his dangerous liberal theories. After outraging the stuffy tories and learning that the faithful Jean has presented him with twins, he denounces the social set, dons the outlawed kilts and returns to marry the noble mother of his children." The rest is history but all is eloquently foreshadowed in the youthful adventures of this dashing free spirit who celebrated life as he believed it should be, and made the whole world listen to his joyous words.

An Off-Broadway success, this joyous, tuneful musical is based on the lively (and sometimes eyebrow-raising) escapades of the young Robert Burns. "…one of the most singable scores we have heard in a long time." —NY Daily News. "…bright tunes exceptional style." —NY Journal-American. "…a bountiful score, with songs rich in melody and spirit." —NY Times.   

Grey Gardens Comedy/Satire; Drama View Details Compare
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The hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton's most notorious recluses.

"To listen to GREY GARDENS is to bring to mind two phrases seldom linked nowadays: 'Broadway musical' and 'artistic integrity.' The songs, with music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie, sustain a level of refined language and psychological detail as elevated as Stephen Sondheim's. The score is a meticulously fashioned piece of musical theater that gains in depth the more you listen to it." —NY Times. "The best musical of the year…GREY GARDENS blooms with creativity…Some of the most tuneful and moving songs to grace an original musical in years. Dig in and enjoy!" —USA Today. "GREY GARDENS is the real deal!" —NY Magazine. "Can a musical be hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time? GREY GARDENS can! Here's that shot in the arm for theater lovers who've been longing for something bold, haunting and hypnotic to get lost in…Doug Wright's book is nuanced and compassionate…the original score by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie has the power to live in your head long after you leave the theater…GREY GARDENS is more than a unique and unmissable musical: It's a gift." —Rolling Stone. "Excellent…a darkly thrilling, quirky and heartbreaking musical…Doug Wright's book tells an emotionally devastating tale of family and freedom. Scott Frankel and Michael Korie's songs are gorgeous—a literate, emotionally rich score." —NY1 News. "Best musical of the year…Broadway's most daring new musical…Grade: A!" —Entertainment Weekly.

Hank Williams: Lost Highway Drama View Details Compare
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HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY is the spectacular musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter frequently mentioned alongside Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Duke Ellington, Elvis and Bob Dylan as one of the great innovators of American popular music. The play follows Williams' rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual self-destruction at twenty-nine. Along the way, we are treated to indelible songs like "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Move It on Over" and "Hey, Good Lookin'," which are given fresh and profound resonance set in the context of Williams' life.

"[LOST HIGHWAY has] the exhilarating feeling of Williams on stage in a particular place on a particular night…serves up classic country with the edges raw and the energy hot…By the end of the play, you've traveled on a profound emotional journey: LOST HIGHWAY transports its audience, and communicates the inspiring message of the beauty and richness of Williams' songs…forceful, clear-eyed, moving, impressive." —Rolling Stone. "…honors a very particular musical talent with care and energy…smart, sweet, poignant." —NY Times. "The best example of a musician's bio put on stage that I've ever seen. Wonderful…delightful…marvelous." —NY Post. "LOST HIGHWAY scores big…has us hank-ering for more." —NY Daily News.  

Hatpin, The Drama; Fringe Australasian View Details Compare
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THE HATPIN is inspired by the true story of Amber Murray who in 1892 gave up her son to the Makin family in Sydney, Australia.

THE HATPIN tells story of a single mother, Amber Murray, who advertised her baby in a newspaper trading column in the hope of saving his life...and ended up embroiled in one of the most captivating, moving and exciting criminal trials in Australian history. Using the moral support she gains from her friendship with the free spirited Harriet Piper, Amber fights the injustices of circumstance and tragedy to find hope and strength.

A moving and hopeful story about friendship and courage. Dealing with motherhood, poverty and the resilience of women thriving under extraordinary pressures, this show looks at the public’s judgment of private choice, the power of self-liberty and the notion of “care”.

This case of Amber Murray vs. The Makins was influential in bringing about awareness in society of the need for welfare for single-mothers and the demand for a review of the Australian Child Protection Act.

"A powerful piece of musical theatre...A landmark moment in Australian musical theatre" -Mark Hopkins, Sydney Morning Herald.

"A sophisticated work...Taking the Australian musical a notch higher" – Troy Lennon, Daily Telegraph.

"The Audience is gripped by the kind of tension and horror normally associated with a Hitchcock thriller...See it now!” -Diana Simmonds, Stagenoise.com.

"Gutsy, gritty, dark, funny, clever, rich in history and thoroughly moving...Strong casting and rich characters...The Hatpin is a revelation in Australian theatre" -Joanna Erskine, Aussietheatre.com.au.

Have A Nice Life Comedy/Satire; Drama View Details Compare
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HAVE A NICE LIFE charts the arrival of new girl Amy to a rundown therapy group in a nameless place. The hapless therapist, Patrick, struggles to integrate the newcomer to five strangers who know each other far too well. But Amy is not who she says she is…

HAVE A NICE LIFE is one of Conor Mitchell’s most performed musicals having been produced first in Ireland then Berlin, Edinburgh, London and New York. It recently won Best Score at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2006. This is a show for actors. The seven characters take us on their journeys with tears and laughter throughout. Show stopping numbers and heart breaking ballads are the building blocks of this untraditional book musical.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Comedy/Satire; Drama; Fringe View Details Compare
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"HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH brings theater alive with the pounding sounds of rock 'n' roll and the funny sad voicing of a painful past…it is also an adult, thought-provoking musical about the quest for individuality…the kind of Rocky Horror Picture Show-style event that may inspire a rabid cult following." —NY Times.

"Sublimely trashy and surprisingly powerful." —LA Times.

"In the whole long, sorry history of rock musicals, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the first one that truly rocks." —Rolling Stone.

"The most exciting rock score written for the theater since, oh, ever!" —Time Magazine.

Hello Again Drama View Details Compare
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The joys of sex are here for the asking in this adult musical fantasy suggested by Arthur Schnitzler's "La Ronde". As though seen through the lens of a combination time machine and bawdy, old-time kinescope, HELLO AGAIN criss-crosses beds and jumps from decade to decade, intimately examining the painful secrets that drive characters into each other's arms and towards the bruising effects of reckless passion. With a score that saturates the mind, HELLO AGAIN has an unforgettable, dreamlike quality—and all the luxuriance of an insistent seduction.

"Mr. LaChiusa's smart, beguilingly world-weary work was the best original musical of the season…" —NY Times.

"LaChiusa is an artist with a puckish, damn-the-torpedoes imagination…his deliriously eclectic score is like tuning into a radio station with a serious President Clinton complex: It wants to please as many listeners as possible. For the camp mavens, there is a devastating pastiche, from "shlag"-heavy Viennese operetta to Yiddish boogie-woogie. For the Sondheim freaks, some devious wordplay. For the 'they don't write them like they used to' crowd, a plangent and hummable ballad... HELLO AGAIN scores." —NY Newsday.

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