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Highlights of 2009-2010 Broadway Season

2009-2010 Broadway Season Officially Ends

HIGHLIGHTS OF A HISTORIC STAR-FILLED YEAR, PACKED WITH SHOWS:

Burn The Floor • Bye Bye Birdie • The Royal Family • Hamlet • After Miss Julie • Wishful Drinking • Ragtime • White Christmas  • A Little Night Music • A View From the Bridge • The Miracle Worker • A Behanding in Spokane •
Times Stands Still • Present Laughter • Next Fall • Looped • Red • Lend Me a Tenor • Million Dollar Quartet • La Cage aux Folles •  Sondheim on Sondheim • Fences • Collected Stories • Everyday Rapture


With the opening last night of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Everyday Rapture, the 2009-2010 Broadway Season officially comes to an end.
 
One of the busiest and exciting Broadway seasons in years included many moments that will make it truly memorable.  
 
Follow along with us on Twitter (@BBBway) as we look back at this electric, star-packed season.  
 
@OfficialBTF:
“Last summer, the Longacre heated up with the dancers of BURN THE FLOOR.  Maks and Karina from DWTS were a special treat for audiences.”
 
@B3onBroadway:
“The new Henry Miller’s Theatre opened in September with the first revival of the famous rock-n-roll musical BYE BYE BIRDIE.  Mayor Bloomberg cut the ribbon!”

@MTC_NYC:
“THE ROYAL FAMILY was so luscious, even the NY Times is still talking about it:   http://tinyurl.com/39yw4vg .”
 
@HamletBway09:
“Jude Law returned to Broadway last fall in the Donmar Warehouse’s mega-hit acclaimed production of HAMLET.”
 
@NightMusicBway:
“Celebrated stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury lit up Broadway this Winter in the first revival of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.”
 
@RTC_NYC:
“Carrie Fisher had audiences rolling in the aisles as she told her sordid, martini soaked tale in WISHFUL DRINKING.”
 
@BBBWAY:
“The Neil Simon Plays: Brighton Beach Memoirs, directed by David Cromer, earns enthusiastic reviews, but plays briefly at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre.”
 
@RTC_NYC:
“Patrick Marber’s AFTER MISS JULIE brought Sienna Miller & Jonny Lee Miller together in an intoxicating tango.”
 
@SignatureTheatr:
 “Signature Theatre enjoys one of its biggest critical successes with the marathon trilogy production, Horton Foote’s THE ORPHANS’ HOME CYCLE, directed by Michael Wilson.”
 
@RagtimeonBway09:
“The celebrated musical RAGTIME returned to Broadway this Fall, breathing new life into the beloved American epic.”
 
@BBBWAY:
“IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS returned to Broadway at the Marquis Theatre this Winter, making it New York’s newest holiday tradition.”

@VIEWonBroadway:
“The new year began dramatically with Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson in a definitive production of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE.
 
@RTC_NYC:
“The dashing Victor Garber nailed the classic Noel Coward matinee idol role in a very funny revival of PRESENT LAUGHTER.”
 
@MTC_NYC:
“Donald Margulies’ newest play, TIME STANDS STILL earns rave reviews in its Broadway debut at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.”
 
@MiracleWorkerNY:
“THE MIRACLE WORKER brought Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin to Circle in the Square for her Broadway debut, alongside Tony nominee Alison Pill.”
 
@LoopedBroadway:
“Valerie Harper returned to Broadway in March in a tour-de-force performance as Tallulah Bankhead in LOOPED.”
 
@NextFall:
“Geoffrey Naufft’s new American play NEXT FALL opened in March and was lauded by critics for its humor, compassion and depth.”
 
@BehandingBWAY:
“March roared in like a lion with Chris Walken’s memorable portrayal of a one-handed man in A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE.”
 
@MillionDQuartet:
“In April, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET became Broadway’s newest smash hit musical featuring a treasure trove of beloved rock and roll songs.”
 
@LendTenorNYC:
“Uproarious laughter has filled The Music Box since the April bow of Ken Ludwig’s madcap comedy Lend Me A Tenor, directed by Stanley Tucci.”
 
@RedonBroadway:
“Stage & screen vet Alfred Molina and Broadway newcomer Eddie Redmayne paint NY RED in John Logan’s new play, directed by Michael Grandage.”
 
@LaCageBroadway:
“LA CAGE AUX FOLLES opens to raves for Kelsey Grammer & Douglas Hodge and the ingeniously reinvented production, directed by Terry Johnson.”
 
@RTC_NYC:
“The adoration for Sondheim’s musical genius continued this spring in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM.  Barbara Cook is a rare treat for Broadway audiences.”
 
@MTC_NYC:
“Donald Margulies’ COLLECTED STORIES premiered on Broadway at MTC, starring Linda Lavin, Sarah Paulson and directed by Lynne Meadow.”
 
@FencesBroadway:
“The first Broadway revival of FENCES, directed by Kenny Leon, opened to a chorus of raves for stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.
 
@RTC_NYC:
“Sherie Rene Scott finished the season off with a bang, wowing critics with her new musical EVERYDAY RAPTURE.” 

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Watch Online – Miracle Worker’s Breslin & Pill on NY-1 News “On Stage”

WATCH ONLINE NOW

BROADWAY’S “THE MIRACLE WORKER” STARS

ABIGAIL BRESLIN & ALISON PILL

ON NY-1 NEWS “ON STAGE”

Click To Watch:

http://www.ny1.com/content/116094/story

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Watch Online – Miracle Worker’s Breslin on “Good Day New York” This Morning

WATCH THIS MORNING’S SEGMENT ONLINE NOW

BROADWAY’S “THE MIRACLE WORKER” STAR

ABIGAIL BRESLIN

FOX 5’s “GOOD DAY NEW WORK”
http://tinyurl.com/yjbnppj

“Abigail Breslin is excellent! She communicates Helen’s frustrated tantrums with a sweet desperation and go-for-broke physicality.”Newsday

Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), now making her Broadway debut as Helen Keller in THE MIRACLE WORKER, visited FOX 5’s “Good Day New York” live this morning.

Now watch the interview online:
http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/good_day_ny/abigail-breslin-from-the-miracle-worker-20100323

The first Broadway revival of William Gibson’s Tony Award® winning play opens tonight at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street).

Directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined) and staged in the round for the first time, THE MIRACLE WORKER also stars Tony Award® nominee Alison Pill (Broadway’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore, film Milk), Golden Globe Award® winner and Emmy Award® nominee Matthew Modine (the film Short Cuts, “And the Band Played On”), Jennifer Morrison (Fox series “House,” film Star Trek), Tony Award® winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of a Salesman) and features Tobias Segal, Daniel Oreskes, Michael Cummings, Simone Joy Jones, Yvette Ganier and Lance Chantiles-Wertz.

Set in Tuscumbia, Alabama in the 1880s, THE MIRACLE WORKER tells the story of the young Helen Keller, who became blind and deaf after a childhood illness, and the extraordinary woman, Annie Sullivan, who taught her to communicate with the world.

THE MIRACLE WORKER features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, original music and sound design by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen, hair design by Charles LaPointe, and physical coaching and movement by Lee Sher.

THE MIRACLE WORKER is produced by David Richenthal, Eric Falkenstein, Randall L. Wreghitt, Barbara & Buddy Freitag, Dan Frishwasser, Joseph J. Grano, Jr., Mallory Factor, Cheryl Lachowicz, Martha Falkenberg, Bruce J. Carusi & Susan Altamore Carusi, Lynn Shaw, David & Sheila Lehrer; in association with Connie Bartlow Kristan and Jamie deRoy/Remmel T. Dickinson.

For ticket and scheduling information visit:
http://www.miracleworkeronbroadway.com 

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Miracle Worker’s Abigail Breslin on “Good Day New York” Tomorrow, 3/23

BROADWAY’S “THE MIRACLE WORKER” STAR

ABIGAIL BRESLIN

LIVE ON FOX 5’s “GOOD DAY NEW YORK”

TUESDAY, MARCH 23

“Abigail Breslin is downright remarkable. Her empty stare, anguished howls and frantic physicality add up to a jarringly intense performance, and the inner glow that lights her face when she first realizes that everything in the world has a name is the stuff first-class acting is made of.”
 – The Wall Street Journal

Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), now making her Broadway debut as Helen Keller in THE MIRACLE WORKER, will visit FOX 5’s “Good Day New York” live tomorrow morning, Tuesday,  March 23 at approximately 9:50a.

“Good Day New York” airs weekday mornings from 7a – 10p in the New York metropolitan area on WNYW Channel 5.

The first Broadway revival of William Gibson’s Tony Award® winning play opens tonight at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street).

Directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined) and staged in the round for the first time, THE MIRACLE WORKER also stars Tony Award® nominee Alison Pill (Broadway’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore, film Milk), Golden Globe Award® winner and Emmy Award® nominee Matthew Modine (the film Short Cuts, “And the Band Played On”), Jennifer Morrison (Fox series “House,” film Star Trek), Tony Award® winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of a Salesman) and features Tobias Segal, Daniel Oreskes, Michael Cummings, Simone Joy Jones, Yvette Ganier and Lance Chantiles-Wertz.

Set in Tuscumbia, Alabama in the 1880s, THE MIRACLE WORKER tells the story of the young Helen Keller, who became blind and deaf after a childhood illness, and the extraordinary woman, Annie Sullivan, who taught her to communicate with the world.

THE MIRACLE WORKER features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, original music and sound design by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen, hair design by Charles LaPointe, and physical coaching and movement by Lee Sher.

THE MIRACLE WORKER is produced by David Richenthal, Eric Falkenstein, Randall L. Wreghitt, Barbara & Buddy Freitag, Dan Frishwasser, Joseph J. Grano, Jr., Mallory Factor, Cheryl Lachowicz, Martha Falkenberg, Bruce J. Carusi & Susan Altamore Carusi, Lynn Shaw, David & Sheila Lehrer; in association with Connie Bartlow Kristan and Jamie deRoy/Remmel T. Dickinson.

For ticket and scheduling information visit:
http://www.miracleworkeronbroadway.com 
 
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Abigail Breslin of Broadway’s THE MIRACLE WORKER Profiled in the New York Times

ABIGAIL BRESLIN
STAR OF BROADWAY’S
THE MIRACLE WORKER 

FEATURED IN
THE NEW YORK TIMES
OPENS MARCH 3 AT CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE

Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin, currently starring as Helen Keller in William Gibson’s Tony Award® winning play THE MIRACLE WORKER, was profiled in The New York Times’ Arts & Leisure section on Sunday, February 14th. The first Broadway revival of THE MIRACLE WORKER, directed by Kate Whoriskey, played its first performance on Friday, February 12th, ahead of a March 3rd Opening at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50 Street).
 
THE NEW YORK TIMES – Sunday, February 14
Hitting Broadway, Punching and Slapping
By Patrick Healy
“LOSING control and making it seem real is one of the most difficult challenges an actor can face. Those who succeed are generally seasoned artists like Geoffrey Rush, who portrayed the traumatized pianist in the film “Shine” or Vanessa Redgrave, who played the morphine-addicted mother in the 2003 Broadway revival of “Long Day’s Journey into Night.” Children, lacking both life experience and training, can have a harder time — which is why the role of Helen Keller, the blind and deaf 6-year-old-turning-7-year-old at the heart of William Gibson’s play “The Miracle Worker,” is one of the most difficult in drama; the character must be chiefly expressed through physical action.

“Taking up the challenge of Helen is the latest in a series of diverse career choices by the 13-year-old actress Abigail Breslin, best known as the bespectacled beauty-pageant aspirant Olive Hoover in “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006), a role for which Ms. Breslin, at age 10, became one of the youngest nominees ever for an Academy Award for best supporting actress. Making her New York stage debut, Ms. Breslin is playing Helen in the first Broadway revival of “The Miracle Worker” in almost 50 years. Preview performances began Friday at Circle in the Square…”

To read the rest of the profile, CLICK HERE <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/14/theater/14breslin.html?ref=theater> .

Staged in the round for the first time, THE MIRACLE WORKER also stars Tony Award® nominee Alison Pill, Golden Globe® and Emmy Award® nominee Matthew Modine, Jennifer Morrison , and Tony Award® winner Elizabeth Franz, with Tobias Segal, Daniel Orsekes, Michael Cummings, Simone Joy Jones, Yvette Ganier and Lance Chantiles-Wertz.
 
Set in Tuscumbia, Alabama in the 1880s, THE MIRACLE WORKER tells the story of the young Helen Keller, who became blind and deaf after a childhood illness, and the extraordinary woman, Annie Sullivan, who taught her to communicate with the world.
 
Get a special behind-the-scenes sneak peek of THE MIRACLE WORKER with the new teaser trailer, featuring interviews with the stars and director: http://www.miracleworkeronbroadway.com/.
 
THE MIRACLE WORKER features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, original music & sound design by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen, hair design by Charles LaPointe, and physical coaching & movement by Lee Sher.
 
THE MIRACLE WORKER is produced by David Richenthal, Eric Falkenstein, Randall L. Wreghitt, Barbara & Buddy Freitag/Dan Frishwasser, Joseph J. Grano, Jr., Mallory Factor, Cheryl Lachowicz, Martha Falkenberg, Bruce J. Carusi & Susan Altamore Carusi, Lynn Shaw, David & Sheila Lehrer; in association with Connie Bartlow Kristan and Jamie deRoy/Remmel T. Dickinson.

For tickets and schedule information visit http://www.miracleworkeronbroadway.com
 

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THE MIRACLE WORKER Featured in Vanity Fair and New York Magazine

FIRST BROADWAY REVIVAL OF WILLIAM GIBSON’S
THE MIRACLE WORKER

FEATURED IN
VANITY FAIR and NEW YORK MAGAZINE
PREVIEWS BEGIN AT CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE
THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

The 50th Anniversary production of William Gibson’s Tony Award® winning play THE MIRACLE WORKER is in Vanity Fair and New York Magazine this week, leading up to its first preview on Friday, February 12 at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50 Street).
 
VANITY FAIR – March 2010 issue
Little Miss Miracle

After a 49-year absence, William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker, about the afflicted young Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, is returning to the Great White Way.  The revival, directed by Kate Whoriskey, who last year directed the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined, by Lynn Nottage, stars Abigail Breslin, the 13-year-old Academy Award nominee from Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and Alison Pill, a ripe 24, who received a Tony nomination for her work in The Lieutenant of Inishmore in 2006 and is best known in film for her performance as the young activist Anne Kronenberg in Gus Van Sant’s Milk (2008).
 
To see the Vanity Fair portrait of the young stars and read the rest of the feature, pick up a copy of the March “Hollywood” issue, on stands now.

NEW YORK MAGAZINE – February 15, 2010 issue, currently on stands
Looking for a Fight: Alison Pill on playing Annie Sullivan–fiercely

You won’t hear anyone accusing the Tony-nominated actress Alison Pill of chewing scenery. But destroying it? Definitely. Piper Perabo still vividly remembers the first rehearsal of reasons to be pretty, the 2008 Neil LaBute play in which the two co-starred, when a stage direction called for Pill’s character to slam a door in the midst of an argument. “It was one of those prop doors in a frame,” Perabo says. “She pulled the thing off its hinges. That told me something about her right off the bat.”

“I’ve broken a lot of sets,” the actress—who is about to start previews as Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker, opening March 3—admits with a shrug, recalling her handling of a breakaway ashtray in pretty that “got obliterated. I mean, it was dust. And they’re like, Maybe we can just give you a normal ashtray. I guess I don’t know my own strength.”

To read the rest of the profile, CLICK HERE <http://nymag.com/arts/theater/features/63639/>  
 
Directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined), THE MIRACLE WORKER stars Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) as Helen Keller and Tony Award® nominee Alison Pill (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) as Annie Sullivan, along with Golden Globe® and Emmy Award® nominee Matthew Modine (“And the Band Played On,” Short Cuts), Jennifer Morrison (Fox’s “House MD,” Star Trek), Tony Award® winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of a Salesman), Tobias Segal, Daniel Orsekes, Michael Cummings, Simone Joy Jones, Yvette Ganier and Lance Chantiles-Wertz.

THE MIRACLE WORKER
will be staged in the round for the first time at Circle in the Square Theatre, where is will open officially on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.
 
Get a special behind-the-scenes sneak peek of THE MIRACLE WORKER with the new teaser trailer, featuring interviews with the stars and director: http://www.miracleworkeronbroadway.com/.
 
Set in Tescumbia, Alabama in the 1880s, THE MIRACLE WORKER tells the story of the young Helen Keller, who became blind and deaf after a childhood illness, and the extraordinary woman, Annie Sullivan, who taught her to communicate with the world.
 
THE MIRACLE WORKER is produced by David Richenthal, Eric Falkenstein, Randall L. Wreghitt, Barbara & Buddy Freitag/Dan Frishwasser, Joseph J. Grano, Jr., Mallory Factor, Cheryl Lachowicz, Martha Falkenberg, Bruce J. Carusi & Susan Altamore Carusi, Lynn Shaw, David & Sheila Lehrer; in association with Connie Bartlow Kristan, Jamie deRoy/Remmel T. Dickinson and associate producers Rosalind Productions, Inc. and Patty Baker/Anna Czekaj.

For tickets and schedule information visit http://www.miracleworkeronbroadway.com <http://www.miracleworkeronbroadway.com> .

http://www.miracleworkeronbroadway.com <http://www.miracleworkeronbroadway.com/>

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