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The American Dance Machine   
Alpha Company

 
Century Theatre , (6/14/1978 - 12/03/1978)
First Preview:Jun 06, 1978 Total Previews:
Opening Date:Jun 14, 1978   
Closing Date:Dec 03, 1978 Total Performances:199

Category: Special, Dance, Original, Broadway
Description: A "Living Archive" of Broadway Theatre Dance; great theatre dances saved from oblivion


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Produced by Lee Theodore, Louis K. Sher and Gloria Sher
Originally produced by The American Dance Machine (Lee Theodore: Founder and Executive Director)
Musical Director: David Baker and David Krane; Special arrangements by Danny Hurd; Dance arrangements by Trude Rittman, Laurence Rosenthal, Genevieve Pitot, John Heawood, David Baker, Russell Warner, Robert Wagner, Robert Prince, Peter Matz, Sol Berkowitz, Luther Henderson and Edward Scott; Historical material arranged by Albert Murray
Entire Production Directed and Supervised by Lee Theodore; Associate Director: David Baker; Featuring choreography from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "Carousel," and "Brigadoon" by Agnes De Mille; Featuring choreography from "George M!" by Joe Layton; Featuring choreography from "Destry Rides Again" and "Can Can" by Michael Kidd; Featuring choreography from "The Boy Friend" by Buddy Schwab; Featuring choreography from "Cabaret" by Ron Field; Featuring choreography from "Shenandoah" by Bob Tucker; Featuring choreography from "Little Me" by Bob Fosse; Featuring choreography from "Half a Sixpence" by Onna White; Featuring choreography from "Television" by Carol Haney; Featuring choreography from "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" by Peter Gennaro; Featuring choreography from "No, No, Nanette" by Donald Saddler; Featuring choreography from "Walking Happy" by Danny Daniels; Choreographic reconstruction by Evelyn Taylor, Karin Baker, Patti Mariano, Gemze de Lappe, Swen Swenson, Eleonore Treiber, Marianne Selbert, Gene Gavin, Tom Panko, Ron Bostick, Eric Paynter, Buzz Miller, Vito Durante, Jamie Jamieson, Ken Urmstrom, Helen Gallagher and Dick Korthaze; Historical material arranged by Harold Cromer
Costume Design by John David Ridge; Lighting Design by Jeremy Johnson; "No, No, Nanette" costume designed by Rolande Guizart
General Manager: James Walsh
Production Stage Manager: Bob Tucker
Piano: David Krane and James Stenborg; Drums: Bernard Karl; Guitar and Banjo: Lou Volpe; Bass: Jack Messing
General Press Representative: Alpert / LeVine; Dance Captain: Nancy Chismar; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne; Photographer: Sy Friedman; Additional photography: Roger Greenawalt, Martha Swope and Kenn Duncan
Cast
Helena Andreyko Ensemble
Nancy Chismar Soloist
Harold Cromer Guest Artist
Liza Gennaro Ensemble
Louise Hickey Soloist
Don Johanson Soloist
Amy Lester Ensemble
Patti Mariano Guest Artist
Greg Minahan Ensemble
Christine Oren Ensemble
Candice Prior Ensemble
Kevin Ryan Ensemble
Don Swanson Guest Artist
Alexandra Visitor Ensemble
Derek Wolshonak Ensemble
Donald Young Ensemble

ACT 1
Mamie Is Mimi (from GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES)
(music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Leo Robin)
Popularity (from GEORGE M)
(music by George M. Cohan; lyrics by George M. Cohan)
June Is Bustin' Out All Over (from CAROUSEL)
(music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II)
All Aboard for Broadway (from GEORGE M)
(music by George M. Cohan; lyrics by George M. Cohan)
Charleston (from THE BOY FRIEND)
(music by Sandy Wilson; lyrics by Sandy Wilson)
Next to Lovin' (I Like Fightin') (from SHENANDOAH)
(music by Gary Geld; lyrics by Peter Udell)
Rich Kid's Rag (from LITTLE ME)
(music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Carolyn Leigh)
Mr. Bojangles
(music by Jerry Jeff Walker; lyrics by Jerry Jeff Walker)
ACT 2
If the Rain's Gotta Fall (from HALF A SIXPENCE)
(music by David Heneker; lyrics by David Heneker)
Satin Doll (from TELEVISION)
(music by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn; lyrics by John Mercer)
Monte Carlo Crossover (from THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN)
(music by Meredith Willson; lyrics by Meredith Willson)
Up Where the People Are (from THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN)
(music by Meredith Willson; lyrics by Meredith Willson)
Come to Me, Bend to Me (from BRIGADOON)
(music by Frederick Loewe; lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner)
You Can Dance With Any Girl at All (from NO! NO! NANETTE!)
(music by Vincent Youmans; lyrics by Irving Caesar)