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ANTA Playhouse , (4/13/1981 - 4/26/1981)
First Preview:Mar 25, 1981 Total Previews:26
Opening Date:Apr 13, 1981   
Closing Date:Apr 26, 1981 Total Performances:13

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

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Theatre Owned / Operated by ANTA (Alfred de Liagre, Jr., Managing Director)
Produced by Don Gregory, Mike Merrick and Dome Productions (Steve Herman, Jon Cutler)
Book by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn; Music by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn; Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn; Based on the book "David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens; Musical Director: Larry Blank; Vocal arrangements by Larry Blank; Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal; Dance arrangements by Donald Johnston; Incidental music by Donald Johnston
Directed by Rob Iscove; Choreographed by Rob Iscove
Scenic Design by Tony Straiges; Costume Design by John David Ridge; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Sound Design by John McClure; Wig Design by Paul Huntley
Company Manager: Martin Cohen
Production Stage Manager: Peter Lawrence; Stage Manager: Jim Woolley; Technical Director: Arthur Siccardi
Music Contractor: John Monaco; Associate Conductor: Donald Johnston
Dance Captain: Missy Whitchurch; Production Coordinator: Arthur Anagnostou; General Press Representative: Seymour Krawitz; Press Representative: Patricia Krawitz and Warren Knowlton; Advertising: Norman Weiner and Lawrence Weiner and Associates; Photographer: Martha Swope; Casting: Julie Hughes and Barry Moss
David Ray Bartee Ensemble
Ralph Braun Mr. Quinion
Katharine Buffaloe Nurse
Julia Mills
Maris Clement Jane Murdstone
Michael Connolly Mr. Murdstone
Michael Danek Constable
Daniel Dee Swing Dancer
Leslie Denniston Agnes Wickfield
Spence Ford Victoria
Beulah Garrick Mrs. Heep
Heather Lea Gerdes Swing Dancer
Michael Gorman Ticket Taker
David Horwitz Bootmaker
Barrie Ingham Uriah Heep
George S. Irving Mr. Micawber
Mary Mastrantonio Dora Spenlow
Carmen Mathews Aunt Betsey Trotwood
Brian Matthews David Copperfield
Pamela McLernon Clara Copperfield
Darleigh Miller Janet
Dana Moore Vanessa
Gary Munch Mick Walker
Keith Perry Mr. Wickfield
Linda Poser Mrs. Micawber
Richard Warren Pugh Dr. Chilip
Brian Quinn Mealy Potatoes
Evan Richards Young David
Lynne Savage Ensemble
Bruce Sherman Butcher
Christian Slater Billy Mowcher
Mary Stout Peggotty
Claude Tessier Ensemble
Missy Whitchurch Ensemble
Lenny Wolpe Mr. Dick
Understudies: Ralph Braun (Mr. Murdstone), Katharine Buffaloe (Mrs. Heep), David Horwitz (Adult David), Pamela McLernon (Dora Spenlow), Darleigh Miller (Agnes Wickfield), Keith Perry (Uriah Heep), Linda Poser (Aunt Betsey Trotwood), Richard Warren Pugh (Mr. Dick), Christian Slater (Young David), Missy Whitchurch (Peggotty) and Lenny Wolpe (Mr. Micawber)
Tony Award®
 1981 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn; Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
music by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn; lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
ACT 1Sung By
I Don't Want a Boy Aunt Betsey Trotwood, Peggotty and Ensemble
Mama, Don't Get Married Young David, Clara Copperfield and Peggotty
Copperfield Young David, Mr. Quinion, Mealy Potatoes, Billy Mowcher, Mick Walker and Ensemble
Something Will Turn Up Mr. Micawber, Young David, Creditors and Ensemble
Anyone Young David
Here's a Book Aunt Betsey Trotwood, Mr. Dick and Young David
Here's a Book (Reprise)Aunt Betsey Trotwood, Mr. Dick and Adult David
Umble Uriah Heep and Mrs. Heep
The Circle Waltz Adult David, Dora Spenlow, Agnes Wickfield and Ensemble
ACT 2Sung By
Up the Ladder Uriah Heep and Mr. Micawber
I Wish He Knew Agnes Wickfield
The Lights of London Adult David, Dora Spenlow and Company
Umble (Reprise)Uriah Heep
Something Will Turn Up (Reprise)Mr. Micawber and Adult David
Villainy Is the Matter Adult David, Uriah Heep, Mr. Micawber, Agnes Wickfield, Aunt Betsey Trotwood, Mr. Dick, Mrs. Heep, Peggotty and Mrs. Micawber
With the One I Love Adult David
Something Will Turn Up (Reprise)Mr. Micawber and Ensemble
Anyone (Reprise)Adult David and Agnes Wickfield