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Broadway Ticket Availability

October 3, 1997

NEW YORK (AP) _ Broadway ticket availability as of Oct. 3. Ticket supply is indicated as Difficult or Available. Credit card holders can order tickets by phone or by calling Telecharge or Ticketmaster.

Telecharge’s number is 212-239-6200 unless otherwise indicated. There is a $5.00 service charge per ticket for Telecharge orders. Ticketmaster is 212-307-4100. There is a $5.75 service charge per ticket for Ticketmaster orders plus a $2.50 handling fee per order. Both services will provide information on specific seat locations.

Telecharge and Ticketmaster also have toll-free numbers for use by theatergoers calling from outside New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. For Telecharge call 800-432-7250; for Ticketmaster call 800-755-4000.

The League of American Theaters and Producers has a special telephone line for information on Broadway and selected off-Broadway shows and how to purchase tickets. Calls must be made on a touch-tone phone. The number is 212-563-BWAY (212-563-2929).

In addition, for 24-hour information on theater, dance and music performances, call the Theater Development Fund’s New York City-On Stage, 212-768-1818.

When calling theaters directly, use New York area code 212. Advance inquiries should be made, as ticket availability is subject to change.

_″A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,″ David Alan Grier stars in a revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical comedy set in ancient Rome. St. James, 239-6200, same number as Telecharge. Available.

-″Annie,″ Nell Carter is Miss Hannigan in the 20th anniversary production of the musical about the world’s most famous orphan. Martin Beck, 239-6200, same number as Telecharge. Closes Oct. 19. Available.

-″Barrymore,″ Christopher Plummer plays John Barrymore in this play about the famous actor. Music Box, 239-6200, same number as Telecharge. Closes Oct. 19. Available.

_″Beauty and the Beast,″ the stage version of the Walt Disney cartoon classic. Palace, 730-8200. Ticketmaster. Available.

_″Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk,″ a tap musical chronicling the black experience, conceived and directed by George C. Wolfe. Ambassador, 239-6200, same number as Telecharge. Available.

_″Cats,″ musical based on T.S. Eliot’s cat poems, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Now the longest running show in Broadway history. Winter Garden, 239-6200, same number as Telecharge. Available.

_″Chicago,″ a revival of the 1975 Bob Fosse musical starring Marilu Henner, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey. Shubert, 239-6200, same number as Telecharge. Difficult.

_″Forever Tango,″ an evening of dance entertainment from Argentina by Luis Bravo. Walter Kerr, 239-6200, same number as Telecharge. Closes Jan. 4. Available.

_″Grease,″ a revival of the rock ‘n’ roll musical set in a high school in the 1950s. Eugene O’Neill, 239-6200, same number as Telecharge. Available.

_″Jekyll & Hyde,″ a pop music version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s horror classic. Plymouth, 239-6200, same number as Telecharge. Available.

_″Les Miserables,″ a musical retelling of the epic Victor Hugo novel. Imperial, 239-6200, same number as Telecharge. Available.

_″Miss Saigon,″ the big London musical hit, a modern reworking of Puccini’s ``Madama Butterfly.″ Broadway, 239-6200, same number as Telecharge. Available.

_″Rent,″ a musical celebration of artists and outcasts in New York’s East Village, written by Jonathan Larson. Nederlander, 921-8000. Ticketmaster. Difficult.

_″1776,″ a revival of the musical about the writing _ and the ratification _ of the Declaration of Independence. Brent Spiner stars as John Adams. Roundabout Theater Company, 869-8400. Limited engagement through Nov. 16. Difficult.

_″Side Show,″ a musical about the Hilton Sisters, an unusual pair of siblings on the fringes of show business. Now in previews, opens Oct. 16. Richard Rodgers, 221-1211. Ticketmaster. Available.

_″Smokey Joe’s Cafe,″ a musical revue featuring the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the team that wrote such pop hits as ``Hound Dog,″ ``Jailhouse Rock,″ ``Stand By Me″ and ``Yakety Yak!″ Virginia, 239-6200, same number as Telecharge. Available.

_″The King and I,″ the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical classic, now starring Faith Prince and Kevin Gray. Neil Simon, 757-8646. Ticketmaster. Available.

_″The Last Night of Ballyhoo,″ a new play by Alfred Uhry, author of ``Driving Miss Daisy,″ set in 1939 Atlanta. Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for best play. Helen Hayes, 944-9450. Ticketmaster. Available.

_″The Life,″ a Cy Coleman musical celebrating the sleazy Times Square of the 1970s. Ethel Barrymore, 239-6200, same number as Telecharge. Available.

_″The Phantom of the Opera,″ the lavish Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about a deformed composer who haunts the Paris Opera House and the young soprano he loves. Majestic, 239-6200, same number as Telecharge. Available.

_″Titanic,″ a musical by Maury Yeston and Peter Stone about one of the greatest sea disasters. Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for best musical. Lunt-Fontanne, 575-9200. Ticketmaster. Available.

_″Triumph of Love,″ Susan Egan, F. Murray Abraham and Betty Buckley star in a musical, based on Marivaux’s 18th century comedy, about a young woman determined to marry the man of her dreams. Now in previews, opens Oct. 23. Royale, 239-6200, same number as Telecharge. Available.

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