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Virginia Theatre, (3/06/1983 - 5/20/1984)
First Preview: Mar 01, 1983 Total Previews: 7
Opening Date: Mar 06, 1983    
Closing Date: May 20, 1984 Total Performances: 505

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: A Vaudeville Stage; a classroom at Knickerbocker University; Vera's apartment; Cosmopolitan Opera House stage and stage door



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President)
Produced by Alfred De Liagre, Jr., Roger L. Stevens, John Mauceri, Donald R. Seawell and André Pastoria
Originally produced by ANTA (Alfred de Liagre Jr: executive producer; Jean Dalrymple: executive director) and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart; Book by Rodgers & Hart and George Abbott; Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek; Musical Director: John Mauceri; Choral arrangements by Jeffrey Klitz
Directed by George Abbott; Original choreography by George Balanchine; Choreographed by Donald Saddler; Additional ballet choreography by Peter Martins
Production Design by Zack Brown; Lighting Design by John McLain; Wigs for Misses Makarova and Merrill by Paul Huntley; Wig Design by Charles Eisen and Dennis Bergevin; Make-Up Design by Charles Eisen and Dennis Bergevin
Coordinating Producer: Charlene Harrington; General Manager: Charlene Harrington and C. Edwin Knill; Company Manager: Edwin Blacker
Production Stage Manager: William Dodds; Stage Manager: Amy Pell
Conducted by Paul Schwartz and John Kim Bell; Music Contractor: John Kim Bell; At the piano: Jeffrey Klitz and Jeff Lipham; Coordination of music materials by John A. McGlinn
Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Production Associate: Jean Bankier; Ballet Mistress: Susan Pilarre and Susan Hendl; Dance Captain: Dirk Lumbard; Ballet Dance Captain: Alexander Filipov; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne, Fred Golden and Don Josephson
Cast
Natalia MakarovaVera Barnova
Princess Zenobia
"Princess Zenobia" Ballet
Strip Tease Girl
"Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" Ballet
Christine AndreasFrankie Frayne
George de la PeñaKonstantine Morrosine
Beggar
"Princess Zenobia" Ballet
George S. IrvingSergei Alexandrovitch
Dina MerrillPeggy Porterfield
Lara TeeterJunior
15 years later
Hoofer
"Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" Ballet
Eugene J. AnthonyPhil Dolan II
Oscar
Ali Shar
"Princess Zenobia" Ballet
Dean BadolatoA Messenger Boy
Ensemble
Starr DaniasBallet leader
"On Your Toes" ballet
Melody A. DyeEnsemble
Alexander FilipovBallet leader
"On Your Toes" ballet
Ensemble
David GoldStage Doorman
Ahmud Ben B'Du
"Princess Zenobia" Ballet
Ensemble
Betty Ann GroveLil Dolan
A Woman Reporter
Michaela K. HughesMiss Pinkerton
Ensemble
George KmeckLouie
Kringa Khan
"Princess Zenobia" Ballet
Ensemble
Wade LaboissonniereEnsemble
Dirk LumbardStage Manager
Tap leader
"On Your Toes" ballet
Ensemble
Tamara MarkAnushka
Ensemble
Robert MeadowsEnsemble
Jerry MitchellJoe McCall
Cop
Ensemble
Dana MooreTap leader
"On Your Toes" ballet
Ensemble
Chris PetersonEnsemble
Dimitri
Mary C. RobareLola
Ensemble
Philip Arthur RossYoung Phil Dolan III
Peter SlutskerSidney Cohn
Don SteffyIvan
Ensemble
Kirby TepperEnsemble
Michael VitaHank Jay Smith
Cop
Big Boss
"Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" Ballet
James WalskiEnsemble
Marcia Lynn WatkinsEnsemble
Leslie WoodiesEnsemble
Sandra ZigarsEnsemble
Understudies: Starr Danias (Vera Barnova), Alexander Filipov (Konstantine Morrosine), David Gold (Sergei Alexandrovitch), Michaela K. Hughes (Peggy Porterfield), Dirk Lumbard (Junior, Phil Dolan II), Jerry Mitchell (Louie), Dana Moore (Lil Dolan), Steven Ross (Young Phil Dolan III), Kirby Tepper (Sidney Cohn) and Marcia Lynn Watkins (Frankie Frayne)
Theatre World
winner 1983 Special Award [recipient] 
  Natalia Makarova for a star in another medium making an Outstanding Broadway Debut
Tony Award®
winner 1983 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Natalia Makarova
 1983 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Lara Teeter
 1983 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Christine Andreas
 1983 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Donald Saddler
winner 1983 Best Reproduction (Play or Musical) [winner] 
 Produced by Alfred De Liagre, Jr. , Roger L. Stevens , John Mauceri , Donald R. Seawell and André Pastoria
Drama Desk Award
winner 1983 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Natalia Makarova
 1983 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 
  Donald Saddler
 1983 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 
  Peter Martins
winner 1983 Outstanding Director of a Musical [winner] 
 Directed by George Abbott
winner 1983 Outstanding Orchestration [winner] 
  Hans Spialek
 1983 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 
  Zack Brown
winner 1983 Outstanding Revival [winner] 
 Produced by Alfred De Liagre, Jr. , Roger L. Stevens , John Mauceri , Donald R. Seawell and André Pastoria
music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Lorenz Hart
ACT 1 Sung By
Two a Day for KeithPhil Dolan II, Lil Dolan and Phil Dolan III
Questions and Answers (The Three B's)Junior (15 years later) and Students
It's Got To Be LoveFrankie Frayne, Junior (15 years later) and Students
Too Good for the Average Man Sergei Alexandrovitch and Peggy Porterfield
The SeductionVera Barnova and Junior (15 years later)
There's a Small HotelFrankie Frayne and Junior (15 years later)
ACT 2 Sung By
The Heart Is Quicker than the EyePeggy Porterfield and Junior (15 years later)
Glad To Be UnhappyFrankie Frayne
Quiet Night Hank Jay Smith and Students
On Your ToesFrankie Frayne and Students
Quiet Night (Reprise) Sergei Alexandrovitch