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Taboo   

 
Plymouth Theatre , (11/13/2003 - 2/08/2004)
First Preview:Oct 28, 2003 Total Previews:16
Opening Date:Nov 13, 2003   
Closing Date:Feb 08, 2004 Total Performances:100

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: An abandoned London warehouse, which formerly was the location of the hottest club of the '80s, Taboo, and a great variety of places in and about London.


Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by Rosie O'Donnell and Adam Kenwright; Associate Producer: Daniel MacDonald, Lori E. Seid and Michael Fuchs
"Il Adore" produced and footage edited by Jennifer LeBeau
Music by Boy George; Lyrics by Boy George; Co-Composer: Kevan Frost; Music Co-Writer: John Themis and Richie Stevens; Book by Charles Busch; Adapted from the original book by Mark Davies; Musical Director: Jason Howland; Vocal, dance and incidental arrangements by John McDaniel; Music orchestrated by Steve Margoshes; Original concept by Boy George and Christopher Renshaw
Directed by Christopher Renshaw; Choreographed by Mark Dendy; (Unbilled) Choreographic Consultant: Jeff Calhoun; Associate Choreographer: Madeleine Ehlert
Scenic Design by Tim Goodchild; Costume Design by Mike Nicholls and Bobby Pearce; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Jonathan Deans; Hair Design by Christine Bateman; Make-Up Design by Christine Bateman; Associate Scenic Design: Nancy Thun; Assistant Scenic Design: Zhanna Gurvich; Assistant Lighting Design: Jeffrey M. Whitsett and Lara Dubin; Assistant Costume Design: Jennifer Arnold and Lee Austin; Associate Sound Design: Peter Hylenski
General Manager: The Charlotte Wilcox Company; Company Manager: Rob Wallner; Assistant Co. Mgr: Dina Steinberg; General Management Associate: Susan Bell
Production Stage Manager: Peter Wolf; Production Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi; Stage Manager: Karen Moore; Assistant Stage Mgr: Andrea O. Saraffian
Musical Supervisor: John McDaniel; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Conducted by Jason Howland; Associate Conductor: Daniel A. Weiss; Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation; Assistant Musical Supervisor: Justin A. Malakhow; Keyboard 1: Jason Howland; Keyboard 2/Guitar 2: Daniel A. Weiss; Guitars: Kevan Frost; Drums: Chris Jago ; Bass: David Kuhn; Reeds: Charles Pillow; Violin: Sean Carney; Viola: Arthur Dibble; Cello: Ted Mook
Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Dialect Coach: Stephen Gabis; Fight direction by Rick Sordelet; Marketing: TMG - The Marketing Group; Dance Captain: James Tabeek; Fight Captain: Asa Somers; Acting Coach: Candy Trabucco; Assistant to the Director: Stephen Donovan; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Artwork Photography: Francois Nars; Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.
"Il Adore" footage taken from the documentary "The Legend of Leigh Bowery" by Charles Atlas; "Il Adore" footage edited by Rosie O'Donnell and Wyatt Smith
Cast
Jeffrey Carlson Marilyn
Raúl Esparza Philip Sallon
Liz McCartney Big Sue (Oct 28, 2003 - Dec 01, 2003)
Euan Morton
Broadway debut
George
George O'Dowd
Broadway debut
Leigh Bowery
Cary Shields Marcus
Sarah Uriarte Berry Nicola
Jennifer Cody Ensemble
Dioni Michelle Collins Ensemble
Brooke Elliott
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Felice B. Gajda Ensemble
William Robert Gaynor Ensemble
Curtis Holbrook Ensemble
Jennifer K. Mrozik Ensemble
Nathan Peck Ensemble
Alexander Quiroga Ensemble
Asa Somers Ensemble
Denise Summerford Ensemble
Gregory Treco Ensemble
Swings: Lori Holmes, Jody Reynard and James Tabeek
Standby: Donnie R. Keshawarz (Leigh Bowery, Philip Sallon)
Understudies: Dioni Michelle Collins (Big Sue), Brooke Elliott (Big Sue), William Robert Gaynor (Marcus), Lori Holmes (Nicola), Jennifer K. Mrozik (Nicola), Alexander Quiroga (Marilyn), Asa Somers (George), Denise Summerford (Nicola) and Gregory Treco (George, Marilyn)
Tony Award®
 2004 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Boy George; Lyrics by Boy George
 2004 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Euan Morton
 2004 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Raúl Esparza
 2004 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Mike Nicholls
 2004 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Bobby Pearce
Theatre World
nominee 2004 Award [recipient]
Euan Morton
Drama Desk Award
 2004 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Euan Morton
winner 2004 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Raúl Esparza
 2004 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Jeffrey Carlson
 2004 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee]
Lyrics by Boy George
 2004 Outstanding Music [nominee]
Music by Boy George
music by Boy George; lyrics by Boy George
ACT 1Sung By
Freak/Ode to Attention Seekers Philip Sallon and Ensemble
Stranger in This World George, Big Sue, Philip Sallon and Ensemble
Safe in the City Nicola and Ensemble
Dress to Kill Ensemble
Genocide Peroxide Marilyn and Ensemble
I'll Have You All Leigh Bowery and Men
Sexual Confusion Big Sue, Philip Sallon, George and Marcus
Pretty Lies George
Guttersnipe George, Marilyn and Ensemble
Love Is a Question Mark Marcus, George, Leigh Bowery and Nicola
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me George and Ensemble
Church of the Poison Mind/Karma Chameleon George and Ensemble
ACT 2Sung By
Everything Taboo Leigh Bowery and Ensemble
Talk Amongst Yourselves Big Sue
The Fame Game George and Ensemble
I See Through You Marcus
Ich Bin Kunst Leigh Bowery
Petrified Philip Sallon
Out of Fashion George, Marilyn, Philip Sallon, Marcus and Leigh Bowery
Il Adore Nicola and Ensemble
Come on in From the Outside Company