The cast and crew of The Drowsy Chaperone held a door-decorating contest backstage at the Marquis Theatre. The contest was judged by their peers: Troy Britton Johnson (role of Robert Martin). Lisa Lambert (lyricist), Joby Horrigan (asst Wardrobe Head), Joe Valentino (head carpenter) and Augie Mericola (production props).
The five-time Tony Award winning hit musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone
will play its final performance on Broadway at The Marquis Theatre
(1535 Broadway) on Sunday evening, December 30, 2007 at 7PM following
674 performances and 32 previews.
sleeper hit became the most celebrated musical of the 2006 season and
garnered thirteen major awards, thirteen Tony Award nominations and the
most Tonys of any musical - five in total, including Best Book and Best
Score. The Drowsy Chaperone
was also honored with seven Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical;
four Outer Critic's Circle Awards, including Outstanding Score; and the
Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical.
The Drowsy Chaperone
recouped its initial investment on Broadway in only thirty weeks and in
less than seven months, paying back its $8 million capitalization
during the week ending November 26, 2006.
The Drowsy Chaperone currently stars Bob Saget ("Full House," NBC's "1 vs. 100"), Peter Bartlett, Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein, Mara Davi, Troy Britton Johnson, Garth Kravits, Jason Kravits, Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Jennifer Smith, Gerry Vichi, Patrick Wetzel, Cindy Williams ("Laverne & Shirley"), Linda Gabler, Dale Hensley, Joey Sorge, Joanna Young, Jay Douglas, Stacia Fernandez, Mamie Parris and Kilty Reidy.
chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply
as "Man in Chair" (Saget) drops the needle on his favorite cast album –
the 1928 musical comedy "The Drowsy Chaperone." From the crackle of his
hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on
stage. We are instantly immersed in the hilarious tale of a glamorous
bride and her uproarious wedding day, complete with thrills and
surprises that take both the cast (literally) and the audience
(metaphorically) soaring into the heavens. Man in Chair's infectious
love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theater.
The Drowsy Chaperone is directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot), with music and lyrics by Tony Award winners Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and a book by Tony Award winners Bob Martin and Don McKellar. The Drowsy Chaperone is produced by Kevin McCollum, Roy Miller, Boyett Ostar, Stephanie McClelland, Barbara Freitag and Jill Furman.
The Drowsy Chaperone
will play the following HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Wednesday - Saturday at 8PM, matinees at 2PM on Wednesday & 3PM on Saturday
and Sunday and Sunday evening, December 30 at 7PM.
prices range from $26.25 - $111.25 (including $1.25 facility fee) and
are available through Ticketmaster (212-307-4100), online at
www.ticketmaster.com or in person at The Marquis Theatre box office
Photos by Mark Rupp
BWW Hi-Res Gallery - Original Version