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At the Stage Door: Broadway 'Steps' into January

January 6, 2009 - It may be cold outside, but Broadway theatres are heating up with new productions in January.

Previews for The American Plan began on January 2 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Mercedes Ruehl stars as a mother in the 1960s intent on controlling her daughter’s life.

Mary Louise Parker returns to Broadway in Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Previews begin January 6 at the American Airlines Theatre.

Soul of Shaolin, an account of a boy raised by Buddhist monks who later becomes a kung fu master, opens for a limited run at the Marquis Theatre on January 15.

Will Ferrell treads the boards with You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush. Previews begin January 20 at the Cort Theatre.

Also on January 20, The 39 Steps moves to its new home at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Adapted from the novel and popular Alfred Hitchcock film, four actors play dozens of characters in this tale of espionage and intrigue. 

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