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Two Gentlemen of Verona   

 
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 AllenSilvia
Diana DavilaJulia
Clifton DavisValentine
Raul JuliaProteus
Loretta AbbottCitizen of Verona and Milan
Christopher AldenCitizen of Verona and Milan
John BottomsLaunce
Roger BriantCitizen of Verona and Milan
Douglas BrickhouseCitizen of Verona and Milan
Stockard Channing
Broadway debut
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Paul DeJohnCitizen of Verona and Milan
Richard De RussoCitizen of Verona and Milan
Nancy DenningCitizen of Verona and Milan
Alix EliasLucetta
Arthur EricksonCitizen of Verona and Milan
Georgyn GeetleinCitizen of Verona and Milan
Vissi D'Amore
Sheila GibbsMilkmaid
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
Jeff GoldblumCitizen of Verona and Milan
Edward HenkelCitizen of Verona and Milan
Albert InsinniaCitizen of Verona and Milan
Jane JaffeCitizen of Verona and Milan
Signa JoyCitizen of Verona and Milan
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
Kenneth LowryCitizen of Verona and Milan
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
Alvin LumEglamour
Sakinah MahammudCitizen of Verona and Milan
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
Norman MatlockDuke of Milan
Frank O'BrienThurio
Vissi D'Amore
Jose PerezSpeed
PhineasCrab
Otis SallidCitizen of Verona and Milan
Madeleine SwiftCitizen of Verona and Milan
Frederic WarrinerAntonio
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
winner 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 1 Sung By
Summer, SummerEnsemble
I Love My FatherEnsemble
That's a Very Interesting QuestionProteus and Valentine
I'd Like to Be a RoseProteus and Valentine
Thou, Julia, Thou Hast Metamorphosed MeProteus
SymphonyProteus and Ensemble
I Am Not Interested in LoveJulia
Love, Is That You?Vissi D'Amore
Thou, Proteus, Thou Hast Metamorphosed MeJulia
What Does a Lover Pack?Julia, Proteus and Ensemble
PearlsLaunce
I Love My Father (Reprise) Proteus
Two Gentlemen of VeronaJulia, Lucetta and Ensemble
Follow the RainbowValentine, Speed, Proteus, Launce, Julia and Lucetta
Where's North?Valentine, Speed, Duke of Milan, Silvia, Ensemble and Thurio
Bring All the Boys Back HomeDuke of Milan, Thurio and Ensemble
Love's RevengeValentine
To Whom It May Concern MeSilvia and Valentine
Night LetterSilvia and Valentine
Love's Revenge (Reprise) Valentine, Proteus, Speed and Launce
Calla Lily LadyProteus
ACT 2 Sung By
Land of BetrayalLucetta
Thurio's SambaThurio, Duke of Milan and Ensemble
Hot LoverLaunce and Speed
What a Nice IdeaJulia
Who is SylviaProteus, Tavern Host and Ensemble
Love Me Silvia and Ensemble
EglamourEglamour and Silvia
KidnappedJulia, Duke of Milan, Proteus, Thurio and Ensemble
MansionValentine
Eglamour (Reprise) Silvia and Eglamour
What's a Nice Girl Like HerProteus
Dragon FightDragon, Eglamour, Proteus and Valentine
Don't Have the BabyJulia, Lucetta, Speed and Launce
Love, Is That You? (Reprise) Thurio and Lucetta
MilkmaidLaunce and Milkmaid
I Love My Father (Reprise) Full Company
Love Has Driven Me SaneFull Company