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Broadway Theaters

Studio 54, Broadway, August Wilson, Neil Simon, Gershwin, Circle in the Square, Winter Garden, Ambassador, Eugene O'Neill, Walter Kerr, Longacre, Cort, Samuel J. Friedman, Barrymore, Brooks Atkinson, Palace, Lunt-Fontanne, Richard Rodgers, Marquis, Imperial, Music Box, Lyceum, Al Hirschfeld, John Golden, Bernard B. Jacobs, Schoenfeld, Booth, Minskoff, Majestic, Broadhurst, Shubert, Belasco, St. James, Helen Hayes, American Airlines, Lyric, New Amsterdam, Nederlander, Stephen Sondheim

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TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 2008, a stage adaptation of the Disney animated film The Little Mermaid opens at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. It features the original movie score by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, plus ten new songs by Menken and Glenn Slater. Francesca Zambello directs a cast led by Sierra Boggess as Ariel the mermaid, and Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula, the tentacled sea witch.

For more on The Little Mermaid, including a look inside the opening night Playbill, visit PlaybillVault.com.

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TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 2010, The Addams Family, a musical based on the macabre characters of illustrator Charles Addams, opens on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. With music by Andrew Lippa, and book and lyrics by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the production stars Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth as Gomez and Morticia Addams.

For more on The Addams Family, including photos, videos, and a look inside the show’s opening night Playbill, visit PlaybillVault.com.