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Merlin   

 
Mark Hellinger Theatre , (2/13/1983 - 8/07/1983)
First Preview:Dec 10, 1982 Total Previews:69
Opening Date:Feb 13, 1983   
Closing Date:Aug 07, 1983 Total Performances:199

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The time of Sorcery.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Ivan Reitman, Columbia Pictures Stage Productions, Inc., Marvin A. Krauss and James M. Nederlander; Associate Producer: Joe Medjuck
Book by Richard Levinson and William Link; Music by Elmer Bernstein; Incidental music by Elmer Bernstein; Lyrics by Don Black; Music orchestrated by Larry Wilcox; Musical Director: David Spear; Vocal arrangements by David Spear; Dance arrangements by Mark Hummel
Directed by Ivan Reitman; Choreographed by Christopher Chadman and Billy Wilson; Conceived by Doug Henning and Barbara De Angelis
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Hair Design by Ted Azar
General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc., Gary Gunas, Eric Angelson and Steven C. Callahan
Production Supervisor: Jeff Hamlin; Production Stage Manager: Jeff Lee; Stage Manager: Bonnie Panson; Technical Coordinator: Arthur Siccardi
Musical Coordinator: John Monaco
Magic Illusions Created by Doug Henning; Magic Consultant: Charles Reynolds; Illusion Engineer: Steve Kirsner and William Kennedy; Pyrotechnics by Steve Kirsner; Magic Technical Supervisor and Designer: Glen Priest; Magic Designer and Creative Coordinator: Jim Steinmeyer; Illusion Development and Construction: John Gaughan; Additional Illusion Development and Construction: Wellington Enterprises
Marketing: The Merlin Group, Ltd.; General Press Representative: The Merlin Group, Ltd.; Casting: Pulvino & Howard, Ltd.; Advertising: Diener / Hauser / Bates & Co., Inc.; Photographer: Peter Cunningham; Animal Trainer: Rick Glassey and Judy Glassey
Cast
Doug Henning Merlin
Chita Rivera The Queen
George Lee Andrews Old Merlin
Old Soldier
David Asher Ensemble
Alan Brasington Acolyte
Manservant
Robin Cleaver Creature of the Glade
Ensemble
Spence Ford Fire
Ensemble
Ramon Galindo Creature of the Glade
Ensemble
Pat Gorman Lady of the Court
Ensemble
Andrea Handler Ensemble
Debby Henning Merlin's Vision
Water
Ensemble
Leslie Hicks Lady of the Court
Ensemble
Nathan Lane Prince Fergus
Sandy Laufer Ensemble
Robyn Lee Air
Lady of the Court
Ensemble
Todd Lester Creature of the Glade
Ensemble
Joe Locarro Ensemble
Edmund Lyndeck Wizard
Fred C. Mann III Ensemble
Gregory Mitchell The Queen's Companion
Ensemble
Andrew Hill Newman Ensemble
Michelle Nicastro Ariadne
Peggy Parten Earth
Lady of the Court
Ensemble
Iris Revson Lady of the Court
Ensemble
Eric Roach Ensemble
Claudia Shell Creature of the Glade
Ensemble
Christian Slater Young Merlin
Arthur
Robert Tanna Creature of the Glade
Ensemble
Robert Warners Ensemble
Rebecca Wright Philomena
Understudies: David Asher (Acolyte, Manservant, Wizard), Alan Brasington (Old Merlin, Old Soldier, Wizard), Leslie Hicks (Ariadne), Sandy Laufer (The Queen), Ron Meier (Arthur, Young Merlin), Andrew Hill Newman (Merlin), Claudia Shell (Philomena) and Robert Warners (Prince Fergus)
Tony Award®
 1983 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Ivan Reitman, Columbia Pictures Stage Productions, Inc., Marvin A. Krauss and James M. Nederlander
 1983 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Richard Levinson and William Link
 1983 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Elmer Bernstein; Lyrics by Don Black
 1983 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Chita Rivera
 1983 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Ivan Reitman
Drama Desk Award
 1983 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Rebecca Wright
 1983 Outstanding Special Effects [nominee]
Magic Illusions Created by Doug Henning; Magic Consultant: Charles Reynolds; Magic Technical Supervisor and Designer: Glen Priest; Magic Designer and Creative Coordinator: Jim Steinmeyer; Illusion Development and Construction: John Gaughan; Scenic Design by Robin Wagner
music by Elmer Bernstein; lyrics by Don Black
ACT 1Sung By
It's About Magic Old Merlin, Young Merlin, Merlin, Philomena and Ensemble
I Can Make It Happen The Queen
Beyond My Wildest Dreams Ariadne
Something More Merlin and Ariadne
The Elements Merlin, Wizard and Ensemble
Fergus' Dilemma Prince Fergus and Ladies of the Court
Nobody Will Remember him The Queen and Wizard
ACT 2Sung By
Put A Little Magic In Your Life Old Merlin, Merlin, Philomena and Ensemble
He Who Knows The Way Wizard
I Can Make It Happen (Reprise)The Queen
He Who Knows The Way (Reprise)Wizard
We Haven't Fought a Battle in Years Prince Fergus and Soldiers
Satan Rules The Queen
Nobody Will Remember Him (Reprise)The Queen
He Who Knows the Way (Reprise)Merlin, Wizard and Arthur