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Based on the Motion Picture Released by Fox Searchlight Pictures written by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto Pasolini, and directed by Peter Cattaneoe>r>Many of p
2 Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated R
Original Broadway Version (2000)
A raucous pop-rock musical send-up of gender expectations and stereotypes that takes it all off.
Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty a 10-time TONY Award-nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly-anticipated closing number of any show. The powerhouse team of Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) cook up an aggressive crowd pleaser that both entertains and grabs your heart.
While spying on their wives at a 'Girls' Night Out,' a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo see how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work, and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices, the men come to discover they're stronger as a group, and the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to "let it go." The Full Monty is a story full of heart. Right to the end, audiences will be wondering if these lovable misfits will really pull it off. With a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizzazz, this heartwarming upbeat comedy is a must for any theatre looking for a big hit.
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The original production of "Songs for a New World" at the WPA theatre was directed by Harold Prince’s daughter, Daisy.