April 11, 2003: IT'S raining women in the glamour-saturated new production of ''Nine,'' Maury Yeston's 1982 musical portrait of the mind of a movie director. From the moment the first shapely pair of legs are seen insinuating their way down a heaven-scraping spiral staircase in David Leveaux's hyperelegant revival, ''Nine'' is flooded to the drowning point in glossy, exotic images of femininity.READ THE REVIEW
Nine BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- April 10, 2003
- December 14, 2003
Theater: Eugene O'Neill Theatre / 230 West 49th Street, New York, NY, 10019Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
Inspired by Fellini’s 8 1/2, Nine revolves around central character Guido Contini, a film director in the Fellini mold. Unable to think of a suitable plot for a film he is contracted to write and direct, Guido drifts toward a nervous breakdown. As he examines his past flawed relationships with the many women who have come through his life, Guido struggles to act his mature age of 40 as opposed to nine. With a book by Arthur Kopit and music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, the show features an adaptation from Italian by Mario Fratti. David Levaux directs for the Roundabout Theatre Company.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Nine