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Rags    The new American musical

Mark Hellinger Theatre, (8/21/1986 - 8/23/1986)
First Preview: Aug 05, 1986 Total Previews: 18
Opening Date: Aug 21, 1986    
Closing Date: Aug 23, 1986 Total Performances: 4

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Lower East Side of New York in 1910.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Lee Guber, Martin Heinfling and Marvin A. Krauss; Associate Producer: Madeline Lee Gilford
Book by Joseph Stein; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Musical Director: Eric Stern; Additional Arrangements by Eric Stern; Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin
Directed by Gene Saks; Musical Staging by Ron Field
Scenic Design by Beni Montresor; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Associate Lighting Design: Peggy Eisenhauer
General Manager: Joey Parnes and Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Allan Williams
Production Supervisor: Robert V. Straus; Stage Manager: Joel Tropper and John Actman
Klezmorim - Tuba: Teddy Bragin; Klezmorim - Trombone: Sean Mahony; Klezmorim - Trumpet: Bruce Engel; Klezmorim - Clarinet: Harold Seletsky; Klezmorim - Violin: Marshall Coid; Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press
Casting: Simon & Kumin Casting, Inc.; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc.; Dance Captain: Patti Mariano; Advertising: Wyse Advertising
Teresa Stratas
Broadway debut
Rebecca Hershkowitz
Larry Kert
Nathan Hershkowitz
John Aller
Mr. Rosen
Wealthy New Yorker
Herschel Cohen
Evalyn Baron
Anna Cohen
Gabriel Barre
Sweatshop worker
Man on Stilts
Josh Blake
David Hershkowitz
Marshall Coid
Michael Cone
An American
Irish Tenor on Recording
Michael Davis
An American
Wealthy New Yorker
Rex Everhart
"Big Tim" Sullivan
Joan Finkelstein
Sweatshop worker
Wealthy New Yorker
Andy Gale
Homesick Immigrant
Italian Tenor
Joanna Glushak
Social Worker
An Avid Shopper
Wealthy New Yorker
Italian Tenor's Mother
Bill Hastings
Wealthy New Yorker
Wendy Kimball
Wealthy New Yorker
Irish Girl
Judy Kuhn
Bella Cohen
Dick Latessa
Avram Cohen
Audrey Lavine
Sweatshop worker
Irish Girl's Mother
Mordecai Lawner
Jack Cohen
Marcia Lewis
Rachel Halpern
Terrence Mann
a union organizer
Devon Michaels
a little boy
Lonny Price
Robert Radford
Wealthy New Yorker
Irma Rogers
Nathan's Landlady
Violinist's Mother
Stan Rubin
Editor of newspaper
Mr. Bronstein
A Passerby
Peter Samuel
Cigar Boss
Wealthy New Yorker
Bonnie Schon
the landlady's neighbor
Morris' Mother
Mrs. Sullivan
Catherine Ulissey
Wealthy New Yorker
Swings: Mark Fotopoulos, Patti Mariano and Cissy Rebich
Understudies: John Aller (Ben), Joanna Glushak (Bella Cohen), Audrey Lavine (Rebecca Hershkowitz), Devon Michaels (David Hershkowitz), Irma Rogers (Anna Cohen), Stan Rubin (Avram Cohen, Jack Cohen) and Peter Samuel (Saul)
Tony Award®
1987 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Lee Guber, Marvin A. Krauss and Martin Heinfling
1987 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Joseph Stein
1987 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
1987 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Teresa Stratas
1987 Best Choreography [nominee]
Ron Field
Drama Desk Award
winner 1987 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner]
Teresa Stratas
1987 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Judy Kuhn
1987 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Marcia Lewis
1987 Outstanding Orchestration [nominee]
Michael Starobin
1987 Outstanding Music [nominee]
Music by Charles Strouse
music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
ACT 1 Sung By
I Remember Homesick Immigrant
Greenhorns The Americans and New Immigrants
Brand New World Rebecca Hershkowitz and David Hershkowitz
Children of the Wind Rebecca Hershkowitz, Avram Cohen and David Hershkowitz
Penny A Tune Rachel Halpern, Klezmorim and Peddlers and Workers
Easy for You Saul (a union organizer), Rebecca Hershkowitz and David Hershkowitz
Hard To Be a Prince Hamlet and Company
Blame It On the Summer Night Rebecca, with Clarinettist
For My Mary Irish Tenor and Ben
Rags Bella Cohen and Avram Cohen
What's Wrong With That? Frankie, Mike, "Big Tim" Sullivan and Nathan Hershkowitz
On the Fourth Day of July Picnickers and Band
In America Rebecca Hershkowitz and Nathan Hershkowitz
ACT 2 Sung By
Yankee Boy Nathan Hershkowitz and Neighbors
Uptown Nathan Hershkowitz and Rebecca Hershkowitz
Wanting Rebecca Hershkowitz and Saul (a union organizer)
Three Sunny Rooms Rachel Halpern and Avram Cohen
The Sound of Love Ben, David Hershkowitz and Shoppers
For My Mary (Reprise) Bella Cohen and Ben
Democratic Club Dance Rebecca Hershkowitz, "Big Tim" Sullivan, Nathan Hershkowitz, Mike, Mrs. Sullivan and Democrats and Band
Prayer Avram Cohen, Rebecca Hershkowitz and Men
Bread and Freedom Rosa (Sweatshop worker), Rebecca Hershkowitz, Esther (Sweatshop worker) and Sam (Sweatshop worker)
Dancing With the Fools Rebecca Hershkowitz, Nathan Hershkowitz and Strikers
Finale Rebecca Hershkowitz, David Hershkowitz and The Americans and New Immigrants