Why See 110 In The Shade?
In the middle of a heat wave in 1930's Texas, when everyone is longing for rain, or a breeze, Lizzie Curry (McDonald) is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit, intelligence and skills as a homemaker can't make up for the fact that she can't find true love. Even the town sheriff, for whom she harbors a secret yen, won't take a chance. However, when a charismatic rainmaker named Starbuck (Kazee) enters the town and her family's life, Lizzie's world is turned upside down.
Four-time Tony® Award winner Audra McDonald returns to the Broadway stage having most recently won a Tony® for her performance in the 2004 Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun. Steve Kazee returns to the Broadway stage after starring as Sir Lancelot in Monty Python's Spamalot. Lonny Price returns to Roundabout Theatre Company having recently directed the 2003 Broadway revival of "Master Harold"...and the boys starring Danny Glover.
Opening night: 13 April 2007
110 In The Shade is appropriate for children aged 12 and over. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the theater.
2 hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.
Cast and Creative
CastAudra McDonald as Lizzie Curry
John Cullum as H.C. Curry
Steve Kazee as Starbuck
Chris Butler as Noah
Carla Duren as Snookie
Christopher Innvar as File
Bobby Steggert as Jimmy [Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee]
CreativeDirected by Lonny Price
Choreographed by Dan Knechtges
Set & Costume Design by Santo Loquasto
Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind
Sound Design by Dan Moses Schreier
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Musical Direction by Paul Gemignani
Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Book by N. Richard Nash
5 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS!
Including Best Actress, Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actor
Outstanding Actress in a Musical : Audra McDonald
Drama Desk Award 2007
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