“Careful the things you say,
Children will listen.
Careful the things you do,
Children will see and learn.
Children may not obey,
But children will listen.
Children will look to you for which way to turn
To learn what to be.
Careful before you say “Listen to me…’
Children will listen…”
— Into the Woods
The New Liners broke all new ground in 1996 and again in 2000. Third time's a charm.
New Line closes its 26th season with the third chapter in New Line's unique series, OUT ON BROADWAY, an original revue of musical theatre songs performed from the perspective of five gay men, an intimate evening of funny and emotional performances, with just five guys, a piano, and no microphones. Some songs will be brought back from the earlier shows, and we’ll add new songs as well.
The first OUT ON BROADWAY opened in March 1996, featuring Chris Brenner, Tracy Collins, Quenten Schumacher, Keith Thompson, and Eddie Webb, with Scott Miller on the piano, It sold out every show, and was brought back in August of that year, again selling out the run. Reviewer Mike Isaacson wrote in The Riverfront Times, “United in song and spirit, the cast and audience celebrate the fusion of a Broadway past into the home for a community’s political future." We recorded an original cast album a few years later (available on Amazon).
OUT ON BROADWAY 2000 (affectionately known as OOB2K) opened in March 2000 for yet another sold-out run, this time with the same cast, except with Robb Kennedy replacing Quenten Schumacher, who had moved to Chicago. The Riverfront Times' "Best of 2000" issue said, "New Line Theatre's Out on Broadway 2000 gender-reversed Broadway and cabaret standards and provided dreamy entertainment. All that was missing was the clink of ice cubes and a blue haze of cigarette smoke."
The cast of New Line’s third installment, OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING, includes Dominic Dowdy-Windsor, Mike Dowdy-Windsor, Ken Haller, Sean Michael, and Keith Thompson. Only Thompson returns from the original cast. The show will be directed by Scott Miller, with music direction by Jeffrey Richard Carter, and scenic and lighting design by Rob Lippert.
OUT ON BROADWAY contains adult language and content.
The Out on Broadway original cast album
New Line's Online History entries for Out on Broadway and Out on Broadway 2000
The Advocate's "15 LGBT-Themed Plays and Musicals That Changed Society"
Slate's "Why Is the Theater so Meaningful to Gay People?"
OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING runs August 3-19, 2017, Thursday through Saturday evenings, all performances at 8:00 p.m., at the Marcelle Theater, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive, three blocks east of Grand, in Grand Center. August 3 is a preview. Click here for directions.
Tickets are on sale now Metrotix outlets, including the Fox Theatre box office. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors on Thursdays; and $25 for adults and $20 for students/seniors on Fridays and Saturdays. To charge tickets by phone, call Metrotix at 314-534-1111 or visit the Fox Theatre box office or the Metrotix website.
HIGH SCHOOL DISCOUNT: Any high school student with a valid school ID can get a $10 ticket for any performance all season long, with the code word for each show, which will posted only on New Line's Facebook page. This offer is available only at the door.
EDUCATORS DISCOUNT: New Line offers all currently employed educators half price tickets on any Thursday night, with work ID or other proof of employment. Not valid in connection with other discounts or offers, available only at the door, and subject to availability.
MILITARY DISCOUNT: New Line offers all active duty military personnel half price tickets on any Thursday night, with ID or other proof of active duty status. Not valid in connection with other discounts or offers, available only at the door, and subject to availability.
This show contains adult language and content. All programs subject to change. New Line Theatre receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council.
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