Triumph of Love
30 previews, 85 performances
October 1997 Cast: Susan Egan, F. Murray Abraham, Betty Buckley, Christopher Sieber, Kevin Chamberlin, Roger Bart and Nancy Opel
At this point in the 1997 season, the shows we had to choose from were either feast or famine. Shows drawing crowds included Beauty and the Beast, Bring in 'Da Noise/Bring in 'Da Funk, Chicago (including Marilu Henner, also seen this season!), Jekyll and Hyde, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Ragtime, RENT, Smokey Joe's Cafe, The King and I, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Phantom of the Opera and Titanic. Shows that proved to be short-run flops (some even critically-acclaimed): Jackie, Proposals, Side Show, Street Corner Symphony, The Life and Triumph of Love.