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Majestic Theatre , (12/14/1978 - 3/24/1979)
First Preview:Dec 01, 1978 Total Previews:11
Opening Date:Dec 14, 1978   
Closing Date:Mar 24, 1979 Total Performances:116

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Bronx. The Present.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Michael Bennett; Co - Producer: Bob Avian, Bernard Gersten and Susan MacNair
Book by Jerome Kass; Music by Billy Goldenberg; Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: Don Jennings
Directed by Michael Bennett; Choreographed by Michael Bennett; Co - Choreographer: Bob Avian
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Ted Azar
General Manager: Maurice Schaded; Company Manager: Sally Campbell
Production Stage Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Stage Manager: David Taylor; Technical Coordinator: Arthur Siccardi
Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Casting: Shirley Rich; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi
Cast
Vincent Gardenia Alfred Rossi
Dorothy Loudon Bea Asher
Peter Alzado David
Bea's son
Danny Carroll "Scooter"
Marilyn Cooper Natalie
Ensemble
Dick Corrigan Ensemble
Dorothy Danner Diane
Bea's daughter
Patricia Drylie Angie
Barbara Erwin Martha
David Evans Carl
Bud Fleming Ensemble
Carol Flemming Kathy
Ensemble
Peter Gladke Thomas
Victor Griffin Harry "The Noodle"
Svetlana McLee Grody Anitra
Mickey Gunnerson Ensemble
John Hallow Jack
Bea's brother-in-law
Roberta Haze Faye
Estelle
Sally-Jane Heit Helen
Bea's sister-in-law
Alfred Karl Ensemble
Adriana Keathley Marie
Gene Kelton Petey
Bernie Knee Nathan Bricker
Dorothy D. Lister Ensemble
John J. Martin Ensemble
Joe Milan Ensemble
Mary Ann Niles Emily
Howard Parker Johnny "Lightfeet"
Frank Pietri Ensemble
Mavis Ray Margaret
Lynn Roberts Marlene
Liz Sheridan Shirley
Rudy Tronto Bill
Jayne Turner Eleanor
Terry Violino Mario
Michael Vita Paul
Janet Stewart White Pauline Krim
Swings: Kathie Dalton and Ken Urmston
Understudies: Marilyn Cooper (Helen, Marlene), Carol Flemming (Diane), Roberta Haze (Eleanor), Alfred Karl (David), Adriana Keathley (Emily, Martha, Shirley), Gene Kelton (Johnny "Lightfeet"), John J. Martin (Alfred Rossi), Joe Milan (Jack), Mary Ann Niles (Angie), Liz Sheridan (Bea Asher), Rudy Tronto ("Scooter"), Jayne Turner (Pauline Krim) and Michael Vita (Nathan Bricker)
Tony Award®
 1979 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Michael Bennett, Bob Avian, Bernard Gersten and Susan MacNair
 1979 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Jerome Kass
 1979 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Vincent Gardenia
 1979 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Dorothy Loudon
 1979 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Theoni V. Aldredge
 1979 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Tharon Musser
winner 1979 Best Choreography [winner]
Michael Bennett
winner 1979 Best Choreography [winner]
Bob Avian
 1979 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Michael Bennett
Drama Desk Award
 1979 Outstanding Book [nominee]
Book by Jerome Kass
 1979 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Dorothy Loudon
 1979 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Patricia Drylie
winner 1979 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Michael Bennett
winner 1979 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Bob Avian
 1979 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee]
Directed by Michael Bennett
 1979 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee]
Theoni V. Aldredge
 1979 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee]
Tharon Musser
ACT 1Sung By
A Terrific Band and A Real Nice Crowd Bea Asher
A Song for Dancing Ensemble, Marlene and Nathan Bricker
One By One Angie, Johnny "Lightfeet", The Ballroom Regulars, Marlene and Nathan Bricker
The Dance Montage The Ballroom Regulars
Dreams Marlene
Somebody Did Alright for Herself Bea Asher
The Tango Contest Emily, Mario, Bea Asher, Alfred Rossi, Martha, Petey, Anitra, Carl, Shirley, Paul, Margaret, Thomas, Marie and Harry "The Noodle"
Goodnight Is Not Goodbye The Ballroom Regulars, Marlene and Natalie
I've Been Waiting All My Life The Ballroom Regulars and Nathan Bricker
I Love To Dance Bea Asher
More of the Same The Ballroom Regulars
I Love To Dance Alfred Rossi
More of the Same Marlene and Nathan Bricker
Fifty Percent Bea Asher
The Stardust Waltz The Ballroom Regulars
I Wish You A Waltz Bea Asher