For its 2003-04 Broadway at Duke series, the Duke University Union will present Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet; three hit Broadway musicals, Fame, Saturday Night Fever, and Kiss Me, Kate; and a preview of Little Women—The Musical, a new work on its way to Broadway. The series is sponsored by the Broadway at Duke Committee, a student organization responsible for everything from selecting the events to contract negotiation to audience services.
The series will open October 27 with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s touring production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by award-winning director Gary Griffin. On November 17, the series will present Fame. Based on the Academy Award-winning film, the musical is the story of star-struck students at New York’s High School of the Performing Arts.
On December 3, the series continues with Saturday Night Fever, a musical adapted from the 1977 film. It features the original Bee Gees score, with additional songs written especially for the Broadway production. The Cole Porter classic Kiss Me, Kate, which was inspired by Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, will be performed on February 16. This touring production is based on the recent Broadway revival, which won five Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.
The series ends with Little Women—The Musical on February 24 and 25. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of young women coming of age in nineteenth-century America, the show will move to Broadway after its Duke preview run.
Season tickets are on sale at the Bryan Center Box Office at (919) 684-4444. All performances are in Page Auditorium except Little Women—The Musical, which will be in the Bryan Center’s Reynolds Theater.
Broadway at Duke
October 1, 2003