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The Broadway Musical 'The Drowsy Chaperone' to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 24, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) --

What: Kevin McCollum and Roy Miller, Producers; Bob Martin, Tony Award(r) winning creator and star of the hit Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone and the full cast will preside over the closing bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Friday August 25th, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. EDT Contacts: Joe Perrotta Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Inc. (212) 575-3030, ext 215 (917) 494-8620 jperrotta@bbbway.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Stephanie Lowenthal; 646.441.5220

Feed Information:

The closing bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA-6 C-band/transponder 17. The downlink frequency is 4040 Vertical; Audio 6.2-6.8 The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About The Drowsy Chaperone

The most celebrated musical of the season and the recipient of 13 major awards, The Drowsy Chaperone, a completely original new musical comedy directed and choreographed by Tony Award(r) nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot), with music and lyrics by Tony Award(r) winners Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and a book by Tony Award(r) winners Bob Martin and Don McKellar, began previews April 3, 2006 and opened May 1, 2006 at The Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway).

The Drowsy Chaperone received the most Tony Awards of any musical this season -- 5 in total, including Best Book and Best Score, 7 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical and the Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical.

Called "Ingenious" by The New York Times and crowned "The best new musical of the season" by The Wall Street Journal, The Drowsy Chaperone begins when a die-hard musical-theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, and the musical magically bursts to life! We are instantly immersed in the hilarious tale of a glamorous bride and her uproarious wedding day, complete with thrills and surprises that take both the cast (literally) and the audience (metaphorically) soaring into the heavens.

The Drowsy Chaperone features Danny Burstein, Georgia Engel, Tony Award(r) winner Sutton Foster, Troy Britton Johnson, Eddie Korbich, Garth Kravits, Jason Kravits, Tony Award(r) winner Beth Leavel, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Bob Martin, Noble Shropshire, Jennifer Smith, Lenny Wolpe, Andrea Chamberlain, Jay Douglas, Stacia Fernandez, Linda Griffin, Angela Pupello, Kilty Reidy, Joey Sorge and Patrick Wetzel.

The Drowsy Chaperone plays Tuesday - Saturday at 8:00 p.m. with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster by calling 212-307-4100 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets may be purchased in person at The Marquis Theatre box office (1535 Broadway).

www.drowsychaperone.com

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