2000

As millennium fever took over the world, the theatre industry in both New York and London thrived with an exciting array of new plays, musicals and classic revivals. In an exciting year for plays, new musicals opened off-Broadway before transferring to the Great White Way.

 

 

 

 

 

2000 On Broadway

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2000 On Broadway

The year 2000 was a triumphant one for Director and Choreographer Susan Stroman, which would see her continue her success well into the decade. Her revival of the classic musical The Music Man opened at the Neil Simon Theatre where it played for 699 performances. The revival starred Rebecca Luker as the stubborn Marian Paroo and introduced Craig Bierko to the Broadway stage. Stroman was nominated for the two Best Director Tony Awards in the same season, alongside Best Choreographer for The Music Man. Her show Contact reinvented the genre of...

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2000 West End

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2000 West End

The year 2000 was the beginning of a new theatrical decade, although pedantic purists would argue this didn’t technically start for another year. The new millennium brought with it a wave of new theatre, some of which continued well into the decade and some that seemed to be hit by the feared ‘millennium bug’, failing to take off. The death of John Gielgud, as featured below, acted as symbolic shift to a new type of theatre. In a decade that would see the ‘c’ word sung onstage at the National Theatre, a raft of jukebox musicals and...

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2000 Awards

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2000 Awards

  Award seaon brought about the usual tensions in both London and New York. Susan Stroman’s work was celebrated on Broadway, taking home production awards, leading to controvery over what constituted a musica amongst others in the category  Performances at the Tony Award ceremony included the revival companies of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Music Man, with the award for Best Revival eventually going to the Cole Porter classic. Mandy Patinkin performed alongside cast members of The Wild Party as well as new musical James...

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