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New musicals, attitudes and comedy take up residence on Broadway

September 19, 2004

Fall Broadway openings include:

Oct. 14 - "Reckless"

Mary-Louise Parker, Debra Monk and Rosie Perez star in Craig Lucas' 1983 play about a suburban mother who discovers her husband has taken a contract out on her life.

Oct. 21 - "Brooklyn"

The new musical is set in Brooklyn and Paris.

Oct. 28 - "Twelve Angry Men"

Philip Bosco, Boyd Gaines and Larry Bryggman star in Reginald Rose's drama set in the jury room of a murder case.

Nov. 11 - "Gem of the Ocean"

Delroy Lindo, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Phylicia Rashad and Lisa Gay Hamilton star in August Wilson's latest play.

Nov. 14 - "Night, Mother"

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Edie Falco and Brenda Blethyn star in a revival of Marsha Norman's play about a mother and her grown daughter's desire to die.

Nov. 15 - "The Good Body"

Eve Ensler, "Vagina Monologues" author, turns her focus on the rest of the female form and society's vision of "good."

Nov. 17 - "Whoopi"

Actress-comedian Whoopi Goldberg returns with her 1984 Broadway solo show directed by Mike Nichols.

Nov. 18 - "Democracy"

James Naughton, Richard Thomas and Michael Cumpsty in the U.S. premiere of Michael Frayn's play about West German politics and personalities during the Cold War.

Nov. 21 - "Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance"

Barry Humphries returns to Broadway in a new show.

Dec. 2 - "Pacific Overtures"

B.D. Wong, Francis Jue, Paolo Montalban and Alvin Ing star in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical about the cultural and political opening of Japan.

Dec. 5 - "700 Sundays"

Comedian Billy Crystal retells stories of his family and life in a new two-act play.

Dec. 9 - "La Cage Aux Folles"

A revival of Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's musical about the marriage of the son of two long-partnered gay men.

Dec. 16 - "The Rivals"

Richard Easton and Dana Ivey in a classic comedy about a rich captain who pretends to be a poor naval officer to court a lady who does not care about wealth.

- Source: www.playbill.com

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