Debbie Does Dallas

Opening Night: 2002-10-29

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  • A theatrical send-up of the infamous 1970's adult movie.
  • Productions in San Francisco and Reno as well as Melbourne, Australia and Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • A film version of Araca's production of Debbie Does Dallas is in developement.

The Araca Group Services

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Success on stage.

Critically acclaimed on Broadway.

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Disgraced

The winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Disgraced is an explosive tale of the stories we tell our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves to find our place in the American Dream. Starring Josh Radnor (“How I Met Your Mother”), Gretchen Mol (“Boardwalk Empire”), Karen Pittman (Domesticated), and Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London’s Bush Theatre production), and written by Ayad Akhtar, one of the most astonishing new voices in American theatre, this provocative tale of big city aspiration and cultural assimilation dares to face the truth hiding just below the deception.


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A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance follows Agnes and Tobias, a long-married couple who must maintain their equilibrium as over the course of a weekend they welcome home their 36-year-old daughter following the collapse of her fourth marriage. They must also give shelter to their friends, all the while tolerating Agnes’ alcoholic sister Claire.


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This is Our Youth

Kenneth Lonergan’s comedy This is Our Youth comes to Broadway for the first time, directed by Tony Award® winner Anna D. Shapiro and starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, and Tavi Gevinson. This is Our Youth follows three wayward young people as they navigate 1982 New York, recreating their broken homes in both their dysfunctional friendships and their bungled attempts at finding love. This is Our Youth is a living snapshot of the moment when young people first find themselves on the threshold of adulthood—far more sophisticated than their parents realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.


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Wicked

Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz – one born with emerald green skin is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two unlikely friends end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for the most spellbinding new musical in years.


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A Raisin in the Sun

The Tony Award winning Play Revival set on Chicago’s South Side, A Raisin in the Sun revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee (Denzel Washington), his wife Ruth (Sophie Okonedo), his sister Beneatha (Anika Noni Rose), his son Travis (Bryce Clyde Jenkins) and matriarch Lena, called Mama (LaTanya Richardson Jackson). When her deceased husband’s money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon in a play that the New York Times claimed “Changed American theatre forever.”


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Betrayal

Betrayal originally premiered at London’s National Theatre in 1978 and was immediately hailed as one of Pinter’s masterworks, winning the 1979 Olivier Award for Best New Play. Emma (Rachel Weisz) is married to Robert (Daniel Craig), a publisher, but she has long had an affair with Jerry (Rafe Spall), a literary agent and Robert’s best friend; as, in a brilliant device, time is regained, so the full complexity of their relationships comes to light.


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The Testament of Mary

In The Testament of Mary, the mother of Jesus tells her story of her son’s Crucifixion. The historic collaboration between actress Fiona Shaw and director Deborah Warner results in the creation, for the first time, of a new work for Broadway, written by acclaimed author Colm Tóibín. The New York Times calls The Testament of Mary “beautiful and daring.” The New York Review of Books calls it “subversive and ruthless”, and lauds it for its “sensational theatricality.” And Entertainment Weekly says it is “spellbinding and emotional. A generous leap of imagination.”


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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA has arrived on Broadway for the first time ever! Four-time Tony Award® nominee Douglas Carter Beane’s (Sister Act, Xanadu) delightfully romantic and hilarious take on the ultimate makeover story features all the classic elements you remember—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago” in this outrageously fun Broadway musical for dreamers of all ages.


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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

On the eve of his 65th birthday, “Big Daddy” Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is distressed by the rocky relationship between his beloved son Brick, an aging football hero who has turned to drink, and Brick’s beautiful and feisty wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of Southern gentility slips away revealing unpleasant truths as greed, lies and suppressed sexuality reach a boiling point.


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Rock of Ages

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl meets a big city rocker in L.A.’s most famous rock club and they fall in love to the greatest songs of the ’80s. The musical is an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, and more.


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Catch Me if You Can

Catch Me if You Can is the high-flying new musical comedy based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it! Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., is a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than a boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. Carl Hanratty, the dogged FBI agent, chases Frank to the end and finds something he never expected.


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House of Blue Leaves

Ben Stiller and Edie Falco return to Broadway in a strictly limited engagement of John Guare’s comic masterpiece. Jennifer Jason Leigh also stars in this heartbreakingly funny play about love, celebrity and other opposing forces. Directed by David Cromer.


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Merchant of Venice

One of Shakespeare’s most thrilling and controversial plays, Merchant is rich with love and betrayal, forgiveness and revenge. The Jewish moneylender Shylock makes a loan to Antonio, a Christian merchant. Their loan contract, steeped in prejudice and centered on the play’s infamous “pound of flesh,” sweeps the two men and everyone in their worlds into chaos. Only the insightful Portia can imagine a way forward, but for her and those she loves, even “the quality of mercy” has its limits.


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Lend Me a Tenor

It’s September 8th, 1934, and Cleveland’s premiere opera producer is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The tickets are sold, the stage is set, and the thirty-piece orchestra is ready. But, it’s about to become un disastro gigantesco, because it’s three minutes to curtain, and the leading man – the greatest tenor in the world – has gone missing!


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Enron

A theatrical take on one of the most infamous scandals in financial history. Mixing classical tragedy with savage comedy, it reviews the tumultuous 1990s and casts new light on the financial situation we find ourselves in today.


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A View From the Bridge

In Arthur Miller’s most passionate drama, Liev Schreiber plays Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece Catherine, played by Scarlett Johansson. When Catherine falls in love with a newly arrived immigrant, Eddie’s jealousy erupts in a rage that consumes him, his family, and his world.


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Boeing Boeing

American playboy Bernard Lawrence has cleverly designed a system using the airline timetables to keep his affairs going with three flight stewardesses. However, his life soon starts to descend into a shambles after the arrival of a friend, Robert Reed, and a dreaded change to the flight schedules.


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13

When his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, Evan Goldman just wants to make friends and survive the school year. Easier said than done. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, 13 is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.


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The Wedding Singer

Based on hit 1998 film, The Wedding Singer is the story of Robbie Hart – New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer until his fiancée leaves him at the altar. Heartbroken, he is forced to reexamine the meaning of love and marriage with the help of Julia, a waitress from one of his wedding-singing venues.


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The Good Body

Whether undergoing Botox injections or living beneath burqas, women of all cultures and backgrounds feel compelled to change the way they look in order to fit in. The Good Body merges cross-cultural explorations with the playwright’s own personal journey.


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’night, Mother

Jessie Cates has calmly announced to her mother that she plans to commit suicide. A middle-aged epileptic unable to hold a job, with a failed marriage and a drug-addicted son on the wrong side of the law, Jessie can find no reason to go on living. Can her mother change her mind? Is Jessie just crying out for help? ’Night Mother is a Pulitzer Prize winning play about love and letting go.


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Match by Stephen Belber

Mike and Lisa Davis arrive at the apartment of Tobi Powell, who lives alone in Inwood, on the northern tip of Manhattan. They are there to interview him about his life as a dancer and choreographer, but it is soon evident that their agenda is as multilayered as the life story that Tobi begins to tell them. What happens next will either ruin or inspire them and definitely change their lives forever.


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Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Two middle-aged people wind up tumbling into bed on their first date. Johnny is certain he has found his soul mate in Frankie. She, on the other hand, is far more cautious. As the night unfolds, they begin to reveal themselves to each other, leading to a possible start of a new relationship.


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Urinetown The Musical!

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!


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