1980s Shows

 

Peter Pan (1980s revival)

"Peter Pan", like the original production in the 1950s, tells the story of a little boy who refuses to grow up. The show opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in 1979 and starred Sandy Duncan as Peter Pan and George Rose as Captain Hook.

Into the Woods

"Into the Woods" is a musical with book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It combines four classic fairy tales ("Cinderella", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Little Red Riding Hood", and "Rapunzel") and adds a new fairy tale written for the musical about a baker and his wife who long for a child. The musical opened November 5, 1987 at the Martin Beck Theater and starred Bernadette Peters as the Witch. A Broadway revival opened on April 30, 2002 at the Broadhurst Theater and starred Vanessa Williams as the Witch.

Les Miserables

"Les Miserables" is a musical based on Victor Hugo's novel and has music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyrics by Alain Boubill and Jean-Marc Natel. The musical opened on March 12, 1987 and starred Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean and Terrence Mann as Javert.

Cats

"Cats" is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by T.S. Eliot. It opened on Broadway in 1982 at the Winter Garden Theater and became the longest-running musical in Broadway history in 1997 until it was surpassed by "The Phantom of the Opera". It starred Betty Buckley as Grizabella and featured the standard "Memory".

Dreamgirls

"Dreamgirls" is a musical with music by Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tom Eyen. It opened December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theater and starred Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jennifer Holliday, and Loretta Divine.