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Broadway Looks to 'Succeed' with the Start of the Spring 2011 Season

February 4, 2011 - A plethora of new Broadway shows begin previews throughout the month of February.

Good People, starring Frances McDormand and Tate Donovan, follows the story of woman from the Boston neighborhood of Southie who, facing unemployment yet again, conjures up a plan that involves using an old fling who has made it out of the neighborhood. The first preview will be held on February 8 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

That Championship Season takes place at a high school basketball team reunion as secrets are unraveled and integrity is tested. Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth and Jason Patric, previews start February 9 at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre.

Emmy Award-winning comic, writer and actor John Leguizamo's new solo show, Ghetto Klown, focuses on his professional and personal life story. Starting with his childhood in Queens, Leguizamo takes audiences on a journey from his adolescence to his early acting days and later onto the sets of major motion pictures. Previews will begin on February 21 at the Lyceum Theatre.

The Book of Mormon is a new musical comedy from the creators of "South Park" and Avenue Q. Taking place in Uganda, two young Mormon missionaries set out to spread their message in a dangerous environment. Performances start February 24 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

Arcadia, written by Tom Stoppard, is set in 1809 where the adults are absorbed in hidden desires, forbidden passions and professional animosities. Two hundred years later, academic rivals attempt to piece together clues recalling those events of 1809 in a crusade to find the truth. Previews begin February 26 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Daniel Radcliffe makes his return to Broadway in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as the show celebrates its 50th anniversary. The musical comedy follows ambitious window washer J. Pierrepont Finch, played by Radcliffe, who enjoys a humorous rise up the corporate ladder with the aid of a self-help book. Performances begin February 26 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a musical based upon the Oscar award-winning film of the same name., Tellingthe story of the charismatic performing trio who take their show to the middle of the Australian outback in pursuit of love, friendship and fame, previews start February 28 at the Palace Theatre.

To learn more about these shows, visit ilovenytheatre.com.
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