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Broadhurst Theatre , (3/27/1978 - 11/29/1980)
Ambassador Theatre , (11/30/1980 - 6/27/1982)
First Preview:Mar 16, 1978 Total Previews:13
Opening Date:Mar 27, 1978   
Closing Date:Jun 27, 1982 Total Performances:1774

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Jules Fisher, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) and Columbia Pictures; Associate Producer: Patty Grubman
Featuring songs by Neil Diamond ("Prologue (Hot August Night)", "Crunchy Granola Suite"), Jerry Jeff Walker ("Mr. Bojangles"), Johann Sebastian Bach (a transcription from "Sonata for Violin Solo No. 4"), Edgard Varèse ("Ionisation"), Harry Warren ("I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man"), Bob Haggart ("Big Noise From Winnetka"), Ray Bauduc ("Big Noise From Winnetka"), Gil Rodin ("Big Noise From Winnetka"), Bob Crosby ("Big Noise From Winnetka"), Melissa Manchester ("If It Feels Good, Let It Ride", "Easy"), Jerry Leiber ("I've Got Them Feelin' Too Good Today Blues"), Cat Stevens ("Was Dog a Doughnut"), Louis Prima ("Sing, Sing, Sing"), Barry Mann ("Here You Come Again"), Cynthia Weil ("Here You Come Again"), George M. Cohan ("Yankee Doodle Dandy"), Sigmund Romberg ("Stout Hearted Men"), Felix Powell ("Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile"), John Philip Sousa ("The Stars and Stripes Forever") and Ralph Burns ("Dancin'"); Featuring songs with lyrics by Neil Diamond ("Prologue (Hot August Night)", "Crunchy Granola Suite"), Jerry Jeff Walker ("Mr. Bojangles"), Johnny Mercer ("I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man"), Bob Haggart ("Big Noise From Winnetka"), Ray Bauduc ("Big Noise From Winnetka"), Gil Rodin ("Big Noise From Winnetka"), Bob Crosby ("Big Noise From Winnetka"), Carole Bayer Sager ("If It Feels Good, Let It Ride", "Easy"), Mike Stoller ("I've Got Them Feelin' Too Good Today Blues"), Cat Stevens ("Was Dog a Doughnut"), Barry Mann ("Here You Come Again"), Cynthia Weil ("Here You Come Again"), George M. Cohan ("Yankee Doodle Dandy"), Oscar Hammerstein II ("Stout Hearted Men") and George Asaf ("Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile"); Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns; Music arranged by Gordon Lowry Harrell
Directed by Bob Fosse; Choreographed by Bob Fosse; Additional Choreography by Christopher Chadman
Scenic Design by Peter Larkin; Costume Design by Willa Kim; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Hair Design by Romaine Green; Production Assistant to Mr. Fisher: Robin Ullman
General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss; Company Manager: G. Warren McClane; Management Associate: Gary Gunas; Executive Producer: Jules Fisher
Production Stage Manager: Phil Friedman; Stage Manager: Perry Cline; Assistant Stage Mgr: Richard Korthaze
Trombone: Art Baron; Trumpet: Lew Soloff; Clarinet: William Shadel; Piano: Peter Phillips; Drums: Allen Herman; Bass: David Moore; Music Contractor: John Monaco; Conducted by Gordon Lowry Harrell
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Susan L. Schulman; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne and Don Josephson; Assistant to Mr. Fosse: Kathryn Doby and Christopher Chadman
Cast
Gail Benedict Performer
Sandahl Bergman Performer
Karen G. Burke Performer
René Ceballos Performer
Christopher Chadman Performer
Singer
Wayne Cilento Performer
Singer
Christine Colby Dance Alternate
Jill Cook Performer
Gregory B. Drotar Performer
Vicki Frederick Performer
Linda Haberman Performer
Richard Korthaze Performer
Edward Love Performer
Singer
John Mineo Performer
Singer
Ann Reinking Performer
Blane Savage Performer
Charles Ward Performer
William Whitener Dance Alternate
Tony Award®
 1978 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Jules Fisher, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) and Columbia Pictures
 1978 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Wayne Cilento
 1978 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Ann Reinking
 1978 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Willa Kim
winner 1978 Best Lighting Design [winner]
Jules Fisher
winner 1978 Best Choreography [winner]
Bob Fosse
 1978 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Bob Fosse
Drama Desk Award
 1978 Outstanding Musical [nominee]
Produced by Jules Fisher, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) and Columbia Pictures
 1978 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Charles Ward
winner 1978 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Bob Fosse
winner 1978 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner]
Jules Fisher

ACT 1
Hot August Night
(music by Neil Diamond; lyrics by Neil Diamond)
Crunchy Granola Suite
(music by Neil Diamond; lyrics by Neil Diamond)
Mr. Bojangles
(music by Jerry Jeff Walker; lyrics by Jerry Jeff Walker)
Chaconne
(music by Johann Sebastian Bach)
Ionisation
(music by Edgard Varèse)
ACT 2
I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man (from the film THE BELLE OF NEW YORK)
(music by Harry Warren; lyrics by John Mercer)
Big Noise from Winnetka
(music by Bob Haggart, Ray Bauduc, Gil Rodin and Bob Crosby; lyrics by Bob Haggart, Ray Bauduc, Gil Rodin and Bob Crosby)
If It Feels Good, Let It Ride
(music by Carole Bayer Sager and Melissa Manchester; lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and Melissa Manchester)
Easy
(music by Carole Bayer Sager and Melissa Manchester; lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and Melissa Manchester)
I've Got Them Feelin' Too Good Today Blues
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
Was Dog a Doughnut
(music by Cat Stevens; lyrics by Cat Stevens)
ACT 3
Sing, Sing, Sing
(music by Louis Prima)
Here You Come Again
(music by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil; lyrics by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil)
(I'm a) Yankee Doodle Dandy (from LITTLE JOHNNY JONES)
(music by George M. Cohan; lyrics by George M. Cohan)
Gary Owen
Stout Hearted Men (from THE NEW MOON)
(music by Sigmund Romberg; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II)
Under the Double Eagle
Dixie
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Rally Round the Flag
Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag
(music by Felix Powell; lyrics by George Asaf)
The Stars and Stripes Forever
(music by John Philip Sousa)
Yankee Doodle Disco
Dancin'
(music by Ralph Burns)