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Palace Theatre, (3/23/2000 - 9/05/2004)
First Preview: Feb 25, 2000 Total Previews: 30
Opening Date: Mar 23, 2000    
Closing Date: Sep 05, 2004 Total Performances: 1852

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway

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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; James L. Nederlander: President) and Stewart F. Lane
Produced by Hyperion Theatricals (under the direction of Peter Schneider and Thomas Schumacher); Associate Producer: Marshall B. Purdy
Originally developed at The Alliance Theatre Company
Music by Elton John; Lyrics by Tim Rice; Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang; Based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi; Music Produced and Musical Direction by Paul Bogaev; Music arranged by Paul Bogaev and Guy Babylon; Music orchestrated by Steve Margoshes, Guy Babylon and Paul Bogaev; Dance arrangements by Bob Gustafson, Jim Abbott and Gary Seligson
Directed by Robert Falls; Choreographed by Wayne Cilento; Associate Director: Keith Batten; Associate Choreographer: Tracey Langran Corea
Scenic Design by Bob Crowley; Costume Design by Bob Crowley; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy; Hair Design by David Brian Brown; Make-Up Design by Naomi Donne; Associate Scenic Design: Ted LeFevre; Associate Costume Design: Scott Traugott; Associate Lighting Design: Edward Pierce; Associate Sound Design: John Shivers
Company Manager: Michael Sanfilippo; Project Manager: Ken Silverman; General Manager: Alan Levey
Technical Supervisor: Theatersmith, Inc.; Production Stage Manager: Clifford Schwartz; Stage Manager: Paul J. Smith
Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Conducted by Paul Bogaev; Concert Master: Ron Oakland; Keyboard: Jim Abbott, Bob Gustafson and Rob Mikulski; Drums/Percussion: Gary Seligson; Bass: Gary Bristol; Acoustic/Electric Guitar: Bruce Uchitel and Jon Herington; Percussion: Dean Thomas; Cello: Amy Ralske; Viola: Carol Landon; Violin: Robin Zeh; French Horn: Russ Rizner; Oboe/English Horn: Jim Roe; Flute/Alto Flute/Piccolo: Melanie Bradford; Associate Conductor: Bob Gustafson
Associate Special Effects: Bill McComb
Development Casting: Jay Binder; Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Fight direction by Rick Sordelet; Dance Captain: Jody Ripplinger; Fight Captain: Raymond Rodriguez; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Heather HeadleyAida
Adam PascalRadames
Sherie Rene ScottAmneris
Tyrees AllenAmonasro
John HickokZoser
Daniel OreskesPharaoh
Damian PerkinsMereb
Robert M. ArmitageEnsemble
Troy Allen BurgessEnsemble
Franne CalmaEnsemble
Bob GaynorEnsemble
Kisha HowardEnsemble
Tim HunterEnsemble
Youn KimEnsemble
Kyra LittleEnsemble
Kenya Unique MasseyEnsemble
Corinne McFaddenEnsemble
Phineas Newborn IIIEnsemble
Jody RipplingerEnsemble
Raymond RodriguezEnsemble
Eric SciottoEnsemble
Samuel N. ThiamEnsemble
Jerald VincentEnsemble
Schele WilliamsNehebka
Natalia ZisaEnsemble
Swings: Chris Payne Dupré, Kelli Fournier, Timothy Edward Smith and Endalyn Taylor-Shellman
Standby: Neal Benari (Pharaoh, Zoser) and Thursday Farrar (Aida)
Understudies: Robert M. Armitage (Pharaoh), Troy Allen Burgess (Zoser), Franne Calma (Amneris), Kelli Fournier (Amneris), Bob Gaynor (Radames), Tim Hunter (Mereb), Kyra Little (Nehebka), Phineas Newborn III (Mereb), Raymond Rodriguez (Radames), Eric Sciotto (Radames), Endalyn Taylor-Shellman (Nehebka), Samuel N. Thiam (Amonasro), Jerald Vincent (Amonasro) and Schele Williams (Aida)
Tony Award®
winner 2000 Best Original Musical Score [winner] 
 Music by Elton John ;  Lyrics by Tim Rice
winner 2000 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Heather Headley
winner 2000 Best Scenic Design [winner] 
  Bob Crowley
 2000 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Bob Crowley
winner 2000 Best Lighting Design [winner] 
  Natasha Katz
Drama Desk Award
winner 2000 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Heather Headley
music by Elton John; lyrics by Tim Rice
ACT 1 Sung By
Every Story Is a Love StoryAmneris
Fortune Favors the BraveRadames and The Soldiers
The Past Is Another LandAida
Another PyramidZoser and The Ministers
How I Know YouMereb and Aida
My Strongest SuitAmneris and Women of the Palace
Enchantment Passing ThroughRadames and Aida
My Strongest Suit (Reprise) Amneris and Aida
The Dance of the RobeAida, Nehebka and The Nubians
Not MeRadames, Mereb, Aida and Amneris
Elaborate LivesRadames and Aida
The Gods Love NubiaAida, Nehebka and The Nubians
ACT 2 Sung By
A Step Too FarAmneris, Radames and Aida
Easy As LifeAida
Like Father Like SonZoser, Radames and The Ministers
Radames' LetterRadames
How I Know You (Reprise) Mereb
Written in the StarsAida and Radames
I Know the TruthAmneris
Elaborate Lives (Reprise) Aida and Radames
Every Story Is a Love Story (Reprise) Amneris