Thats one of the undercurrents in the 2006 Tony award wranglin hit The Drowsy Chaperone. In the play, the nameless main character shares with the audience a nostalgic look back at when theater was always solid gold and a hit was really a hit. His favorite play (a mock 1920s production called, you guessed it, The Drowsy Chaperone) embodies everything thats great about theater: mobsters, starlets, hand-wringing producers, suitors waiting in the wings. You get the gist. Its all there. And the play soon comes to life on stage, sucking the audience into a kind of glamorous time warp vacuum. Be a part of Old (New) New York, when this production travels through the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday night at 8 p.m. Tickets range $23 to $67. (This show runs through the 13th.) Visit www.browardcenter.org.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 3. Continues through Jan. 13, 2008