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St. James Theatre , (12/01/1971 - 5/20/1973)
First Preview:Nov 13, 1971 Total Previews:20
Opening Date:Dec 01, 1971   
Closing Date:May 20, 1973 Total Performances:614

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Verona, Milan and the Forest


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Samuel H. Schwartz)
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer); Associate Producer: Bernard Gersten
Book adapted by John Guare and Mel Shapiro; Music by Galt MacDermot; Lyrics by John Guare; Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Mel Shapiro; Choreographed by Jean Erdman; Additional Musical Staging by Dennis Nahat
Scenic Design by Ming Cho Lee; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Lawrence Metzler; Sound Design by Jack Shearing; Hair Design by Nino Raffaello
General Manager: Eugene Wolsk and Emanuel Azenberg; Company Manager: Michael Brandman
Production Stage Manager: R. Derek Swire; Stage Manager: D. W. Koehler; NYSF Production Manager: Andrew Mihok
Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler; Music published by Chappell & Co. Inc.; Associate Conductor: Thomas Pierson; Orchestra Manager: Herb Harris; First Violin: Fima Fidelman; Second Violin: Skippy Schipani; Viola: Jean Dupouy; Cello: Avron Coleman; Mandolin, Classic Guitar and Bass Violin: Scott Kuney; Guitar: Billy Nichols; Guitar, Mandolin and Bass: Everett Barksdale; Bass: Gordon Edwards; Drums: Bernard Purdie; Conga: Norman Pride and David Earl Johnson; Marimba: Gordon Gottlieb; Trumpet: Gerry Thomas, Ray Copeland and Thaddeus Jones; Trombone: William Campbell and Richard Harris; Saxophone: David Tofani
NYSF Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Faith Geer; Dance Captain: Edward Henkel; NYSF Associate Press Representative: Robert Ullman; NYSF Casting: Vincent Gugleotti Jr. and Jeanne Hepple; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Don Josephson; Chorus Captain: Kenneth Lowry
Cast
Jonelle Allen Silvia
Diana Davila Julia
Clifton Davis Valentine
Raul Julia Proteus
Loretta Abbott Citizen of Verona and Milan
Christopher Alden Citizen of Verona and Milan
John Bottoms Launce
Roger Briant Citizen of Verona and Milan
Douglas Brickhouse Citizen of Verona and Milan
Stockard Channing
Broadway debut
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Paul DeJohn Citizen of Verona and Milan
Richard De Russo Citizen of Verona and Milan
Nancy Denning Citizen of Verona and Milan
Alix Elias Lucetta
Arthur Erickson Citizen of Verona and Milan
Georgyn Geetlein Citizen of Verona and Milan
Vissi D'Amore
Sheila Gibbs Milkmaid
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
Jeff Goldblum Citizen of Verona and Milan
Edward Henkel Citizen of Verona and Milan
Albert Insinnia Citizen of Verona and Milan
Jane Jaffe Citizen of Verona and Milan
Signa Joy Citizen of Verona and Milan
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
Kenneth Lowry Citizen of Verona and Milan
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
Alvin Lum Eglamour
Sakinah Mahammud Citizen of Verona and Milan
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
Norman Matlock Duke of Milan
Frank O'Brien Thurio
Vissi D'Amore
Jose Perez Speed
Phineas Crab
Otis Sallid Citizen of Verona and Milan
Madeleine Swift Citizen of Verona and Milan
Frederic Warriner Antonio
Tavern Host
Understudies: Stockard Channing (Lucetta), Sheila Gibbs (Lucetta), Jeff Goldblum (Eglamour), Don Jay (Duke of Milan, Speed), Signa Joy (Silvia) and Phil Leeds (Antonio, Launce, Tavern Host)
Theatre World
nominee 1972 Award [recipient]
Jonelle Allen
Tony Award®
winner 1972 Best Musical [winner]
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
winner 1972 Best Book of a Musical [winner]
Book adapted by John Guare and Mel Shapiro
 1972 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Galt MacDermot; Lyrics by John Guare
 1972 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Clifton Davis
 1972 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Raul Julia
 1972 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Jonelle Allen
 1972 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Theoni V. Aldredge
 1972 Best Choreography [nominee]
Jean Erdman
 1972 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Mel Shapiro
Drama Desk Award
winner 1972 Outstanding Book [winner]
Book adapted by John Guare and Mel Shapiro
winner 1972 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Jean Erdman
winner 1972 Outstanding Lyrics [winner]
Lyrics by John Guare
winner 1972 Outstanding Music [winner]
Music by Galt MacDermot
winner 1972 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
Theoni V. Aldredge
winner 1972 Outstanding Performance [winner]
Performer: Raul Julia and Jonelle Allen
winner 1972 Outstanding Director [winner]
Directed by Mel Shapiro
music by Galt MacDermot; lyrics by John Guare
ACT 1Sung By
Summer, Summer Ensemble
I Love My Father Ensemble
That's a Very Interesting Question Proteus and Valentine
I'd Like to Be a Rose Proteus and Valentine
Thou, Julia, Thou Hast Metamorphosed Me Proteus
Symphony Proteus and Ensemble
I Am Not Interested in Love Julia
Love, Is That You? Vissi D'Amore
Thou, Proteus, Thou Hast Metamorphosed Me Julia
What Does a Lover Pack? Julia, Proteus and Ensemble
Pearls Launce
I Love My Father (Reprise)Proteus
Two Gentlemen of Verona Julia, Lucetta and Ensemble
Follow the Rainbow Valentine, Speed, Proteus, Launce, Julia and Lucetta
Where's North? Valentine, Speed, Duke of Milan, Silvia, Ensemble and Thurio
Bring All the Boys Back Home Duke of Milan, Thurio and Ensemble
Love's Revenge Valentine
To Whom It May Concern Me Silvia and Valentine
Night Letter Silvia and Valentine
Love's Revenge (Reprise)Valentine, Proteus, Speed and Launce
Calla Lily Lady Proteus
ACT 2Sung By
Land of Betrayal Lucetta
Thurio's Samba Thurio, Duke of Milan and Ensemble
Hot Lover Launce and Speed
What a Nice Idea Julia
Who is Sylvia Proteus, Tavern Host and Ensemble
Love Me Silvia and Ensemble
Eglamour Eglamour and Silvia
Kidnapped Julia, Duke of Milan, Proteus, Thurio and Ensemble
Mansion Valentine
Eglamour (Reprise)Silvia and Eglamour
What's a Nice Girl Like Her Proteus
Dragon Fight Dragon, Eglamour, Proteus and Valentine
Don't Have the Baby Julia, Lucetta, Speed and Launce
Love, Is That You? (Reprise)Thurio and Lucetta
Milkmaid Launce and Milkmaid
I Love My Father (Reprise)Full Company
Love Has Driven Me Sane Full Company