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Never Gonna Dance   

Broadhurst Theatre, (12/04/2003 - 2/15/2004)
First Preview: Oct 27, 2003 Total Previews: 44
Opening Date: Dec 04, 2003    
Closing Date: Feb 15, 2004 Total Performances: 84

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: First, Punxsutawney, PA. Then, New York City. 1936.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by Weissberger Theater Group (Jay Harris, Producer), Edgar Bronfman, Jr., James Walsh, Ted Hartley, RKO and Harvey Weinstein
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Jeffrey Hatcher; Featuring songs with lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Johnny Mercer, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Ira Gershwin, Bernard Dougall, P. G. Wodehouse, Jimmy McHugh and Edward Laska; Musical Director: Robert Billig; Vocal arrangements by Robert Billig; Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Dance arrangements by Zane Mark; Based on the original film "Swing Time" produced by RKO; Based on the original film "Swing Time" distributed by Turner Entertainment Co.; Based on a story by Erwin Gelsey; Based on the movie directed by George Stevens; Incidental and song arrangements by James Sampliner
Directed by Michael Greif; Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell; Associate Choreographer: Jodi Moccia; Associate Director: Leigh Silverman
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners and Nevin Steinberg; Hair Design by Paul Huntley; Associate Scenic Design: David Peterson; Associate Costume Design: Scott Traugott; Make-Up Design by Melissa Silver; Associate Lighting Design: Philip Rosenberg
General Manager: Nina Lannan & Associates and Devin Keudell; Company Manager: Leslie A. Glassburn; Associate Co. Mgr: Janice Jacobson
Production Stage Manager: Kristen Harris; Technical Supervisor: Theatresmith Inc.; Stage Manager: Michael John Egan
Conducted by Robert Billig; Associate Conductor: James Sampliner; Music Copying: Emily Grishman Music Preparation and Katharine Edmonds; Musical Coordinator: John Miller
Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing: TMG - The Marketing Group; Dance Captain: Denis Jones; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Nancy LemenagerPenny Carroll
Noah RaceyLucky Garnett
Peter BartlettMr. Pangborn
Eugene FlemingSpud
Peter GeretyAlfred J. Morgenthal
Deidre GoodwinVelma
Philip LeStrangeMr. Chalfont
Deborah LeamyMargaret Chalfont
Ron OrbachMajor Bowes
David PittuRicardo Romero
Karen ZiembaMabel Pritt
Julio AgustinOne of the Rome-Tones
Timothy J. AlexA Stage Manager
Dice Raymond
Roxane BarlowOne of The Charms
Julie ConnorsMiss Tattersall
Sally Mae DunnOne of The Charms
Jennifer FrankelOne of The Charms
A Waitress
Jason GillmanOne of the Rome-Tones
Greg GrahamEnsemble
Kenya Unique MasseyEnsemble
Ipsita PaulEnsemble
T. Oliver ReidOne of the Rome-Tones
Kirby WardA Minister
A Construction Worker
Tommar WilsonEnsemble
Swings: Nili Bassman, Ashley Hull, Denis Jones and Tony Yazbeck
Understudies: Julio Agustin (Mr. Pangborn, Ricardo Romero), Timothy J. Alex (Major Bowes, Mr. Chalfont, Ricardo Romero), Nili Bassman (Penny Carroll), Julie Connors (Margaret Chalfont), Sally Mae Dunn (Mabel Pritt), Jennifer Frankel (Mabel Pritt), Jason Gillman (Lucky Garnett), Greg Graham (Lucky Garnett), Philip LeStrange (Mr. Pangborn), Deborah Leamy (Penny Carroll), Kenya Unique Massey (Velma), Ron Orbach (Alfred J. Morgenthal), Ipsita Paul (Velma), T. Oliver Reid (Spud), Kirby Ward (Alfred J. Morgenthal, Major Bowes, Mr. Chalfont) and Tommar Wilson (Spud)
Tony Award®
 2004 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Karen Ziemba
 2004 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Jerry Mitchell
Drama Desk Award
 2004 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 
  Jerry Mitchell
 2004 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee] 
  Harold Wheeler
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Dorothy Fields
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Dearly Beloved
(lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
Lucky Garnett and His Charms
Put Me to the Test
(lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
Lucky Garnett
I Won't Dance
(lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh and Otto Harbach)
Lucky Garnett and The Company
Pick Yourself UpPenny Carroll and Lucky Garnett
Pick Yourself Up (Reprise) Mabel Pritt and Alfred J. Morgenthal
(lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Otto Harbach)
Ricardo Romero and the Rome-Tones
I'm Old Fashioned
(lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
Penny Carroll
She Didn't Say Yes, She Didn't Say No
(lyrics by Otto Harbach)
Spud and Velma
The Song Is You
(lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II)
Mabel Pritt, Alfred J. Morgenthal and Waitresses
The Way You Look TonightLucky Garnett and Penny Carroll
ACT 2 Sung By
Waltz in Swing TimeThe Company
Shimmy With Me
(lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse)
Mabel Pritt and The Company
A Fine RomancePenny Carroll, Lucky Garnett, Mabel Pritt and Alfred J. Morgenthal
I'll Be Hard to Handle
(lyrics by Bernard Dougall)
Spud and Velma
I Got LoveMabel Pritt
The Most Exciting Night
(lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Otto Harbach)
Ricardo Romero and the Rome-Tones
Remind MePenny Carroll and Lucky Garnett
Never Gonna DanceLucky Garnett and Penny Carroll
Dearly Beloved / I Won't Dance (Reprise) The Company