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    Bob Over Broadway

    If you’ve ever seen ‘Full House,’ then you know Bob Saget as the obsessive, compulsive, spectacularly clean single dad, Danny Tanner. Forget Danny Tanner; this is no Full House. But this is Bob Saget as you have never seen him before.

    Actor/comedian Bob Saget made his off-Broadway debut in 2005 in Paul Weitz’ ‘Privilege.’ Although he is still best known for his role on ‘Full House’ and as host of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos,’ he is currently hosting the NBC game show ‘1 vs. 100.’

    He was recently seen in the NBC series ‘Law and Order: SVU’ and the HBO series ‘Entourage.’ His films include ‘Half Baked’ and ‘Dumb and Dumberer’ and he also starred in his own comedy special on HBO called ‘Bob Saget: That Ain’t Right.’ In complete contrast to the wholesome actor seen on television, Bob Saget the comedian is incredibly raunchy — and a lot of fun.

    ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ opened on May 1, 2006, at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway and 45th Street. Directed by Casey Nicholaw, the cast includes Beth Leavel (who won the Tony Award for creating the title role), Mara Davi, Danny Burstein, Peter Bartlett, Troy Britton Johnson, Garth Kravits, Jason Kravits, and of course, Saget.

    ‘The Drowsy Chaperone,’ which has a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, and a score by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, will be Saget’s Broadway debut.

    Saget plays Man in Chair — the nameless, yet enthusiastic narrator of ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ — a celebration of one fan’s love for a 1928 musical comedy. More than a fan, Man in Chair is a musical theatre addict who overcomes his sadness by playing the old record from this old musical.

    From start to finish, the musical is cleverly funny. It moves quickly and there are enough surprises to keep even the most restless theatergoer interested. Man in Chair’s love for ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ is contagious and quite endearing. If you’ve ever been touched by the theatre, this musical will touch you. A great feel-good musical for the holiday season — and Saget is pretty good too.

    Bob Saget’s run on the show ends in February. After that, tickets will be relatively affordable.’ If you want information about the show, visit www.DrowsyChaperone.com, or for tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com.

    If your show is sold out, check www.craigslist.com or Stub Hub — the tickets do not come cheap, but if you are willing to spend the money, the seats you may find are incredible.

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