The first Broadway revival of the 1982 Tony Award-winning musical based on the classic film 8 1/2.
Nine revolves around one central character, Guido Contini, a film director in the Fellini mold. He is contracted to write and direct a film, but is unable to come up with a suitable plot. After recent box office failures, he finds himself drifting towards a nervous breakdown. Guido finds himself examining his past flawed relationships with the many women who have come through his life and the struggle to act his mature age of 40 -- as opposed to nine.
Winner of two 2003 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical.
Antonio Banderas makes a triumphant Broadway debut playing Guido Contini with Jane Krakowski as Carla, Rebecca Luker as Claudia, Mary Stuart Masterson as Luisa and Chita Rivera as Liliane La Fleur. Additional cast members include: Nell Campbell as Lina Darling, Saundra Santiago as Stephanie Necrophorus, Jacqueline Hendy as Our Lady of the Spa, Anthony Colangelo & William Ullrich as Little Guido, Mary Beth Peil as Guido's Mother and Myra Lucretia Taylor as Saraghina. The ensemble includes: Stephanie Bast, Jessica Leigh Brown, Rachel DeBenedet, Rona Figueroa, Sara Gettelfinger, Kristin Marks, Linda Mugleston, Paul Schoeffler, Elena Shaddow and Kathy Voytko.
Starting October 7, 2003 -- John Stamos plays Guido Contini, Jenna Elfman plays Carla and Eartha Kitt plays Liliane La Fleur. Rebecca Luker remains as Claudia, and Mary Stuart Masterson continues as Luisa.