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Marilyn   
An American Fable

 
Minskoff Theatre , (11/20/1983 - 12/03/1983)
First Preview:Oct 20, 1983 Total Previews:34
Opening Date:Nov 20, 1983   
Closing Date:Dec 03, 1983 Total Performances:17

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Minskoff Organization; Theatre Operated by James M. Nederlander
Produced by Malcolm Cooke, William May, Dolores Quinton, James Kabler, Joseph DioGuardi, John Ricciardelli, Arnold Bruck, Tom Kaye and Leo Rosenthal; Produced in association with Jerome Minskoff; Co - Producer: Harper Sibley, June Curtis and Renee Blau; Associate Producer: Peter Duke, Paul Faske and France Weiner
Libretto by Patricia Michaels; Music by Jeanne Napoli, Doug Frank, Gary Portnoy, Beth Lawrence and Norman Thalheimer; Lyrics by Jeanne Napoli, Doug Frank, Gary Portnoy, Beth Lawrence and Norman Thalheimer; Musical Director: Steven Margoshes; Music arranged by Steven Margoshes; Music orchestrated by Bill Brohn; Dance arrangements by Donald Johnston; Additional orchestrations by Donald Johnston and Alan Leichtling; Additional Dance Arrangements by Ronald Melrose
Directed by Kenny Ortega; Choreographed by Kenny Ortega; Assistant Director: Greg Smith; Assistant Choreographer: Veda Jackson
Scenic Design by Tom H. John; Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi; Lighting Design by Marcia Madeira; Sound Design by T. Richard Fitzgerald; Hair Design by Phyllis Della
General Manager: Joseph P. Harris Associates; Company Manager: Jean Rocco
Production Stage Manager: Steve Zweigbaum; Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris
Musical Supervisor: Steven Margoshes; Music Consultant: Fred Bestall and Lance Reynolds; Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press
Casting: Julie Hughes and Barry Moss; Juvenile Casting: Audrey Stier Adams; Consulting Producer: Janet Robinson; Dance Captain: Ivson Polk; General Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne; Promotions: Peter W. Duke Associates, Inc.
Cast
Alyson Reed Norma Jean / Marilyn Monroe
Melissa Bailey Factory Girl
Louella
Ensemble
Scott Bakula Joe DiMaggio
Peggie Blue Destiny
Eileen Casey Ensemble
Andrew Charles Ensemble
Kristi Coombs Young Norma Jean
Kevin Cort Ensemble
Ty Crowley Asistant Director
Acting Coach
Ensemble
Gary-Michael Davies Serviceman
Director
Ensemble
Deborah Dotson Factory Girl
Hairdresser
Ensemble
George Dvorsky Jim Dougherty
Mark Esposito Ensemble
Willy Falk Tommy
Ed Forsyth Camera Man
Ensemble
Will Gerard Arthur Miller
Marcial Gonzalez Ensemble
Christine Gradl Ensemble
Mitchell Greenberg Agent
James Haskins Photographer
Michael Kubala Destiny
Lise Lang Sis
Babs
Marguerite Lowell Ensemble
Jodi Marzorati Factory Girl
Ensemble
Debi Monahan Pat
Ensemble
Alan North Studio Head
Michael Rivera Designer
Ensemble
Steve Shocket Strasberg
Ensemble
T. A. Stephens Destiny
Mary Testa Factory Girl
Hedda
Ensemble
Dooba Wilkins Factory Girl
Coach
Companion
Ensemble
Mark Ziebell Serviceman
Ensemble
Swings: Ivson Polk and Maryellen Scilla
Understudies: Andrew Charles (Photographer), Gary-Michael Davies (Joe DiMaggio), Deborah Dotson (Destiny), Christine Gradl (Sis), Mitchell Greenberg (Arthur Miller), James Haskins (Jim Dougherty), Sarah Litzsinger (Young Norma Jean), Marguerite Lowell (Norma Jean / Marilyn Monroe), Michael Rivera (Destiny), Steve Shocket (Agent, Studio Head) and Mark Ziebell (Destiny, Tommy)
Drama Desk Award
 1984 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Alyson Reed
music by Beth Lawrence and Norman Thalheimer; lyrics by Beth Lawrence and Norman Thalheimer
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
A Single Dream
(music by Jeanne Napoli and Doug Frank; lyrics by Jeanne Napoli and Doug Frank)
Young Norma Jean and Destiny
Jimmy Jimmy
(music by Doug Frank and Jeanne Napoli; lyrics by Doug Frank and Jeanne Napoli)
Destiny, Norma Jean / Marilyn Monroe, Jim Dougherty, Pat and Ensemble
Church Doors Destiny
Swing Shift Factory Girls
The Golden Dream Jim Dougherty and Serviceman
When You Run the Show Studio Head and Agent
Gossip
(music by James Komack and Doug Frank; lyrics by James Komack and Doug Frank)
Hedda and Louella
Cold Hard Cash
(music by Wally Harper; lyrics by David Zippel)
Norma Jean / Marilyn Monroe and Men
I'm a Fan Tommy and Sis
Finally Joe DiMaggio and Norma Jean / Marilyn Monroe
Church Doors (Reprise)Destiny
It's A Premiere Night Company
A Single Dream (Reprise)
(music by Jeanne Napoli and Doug Frank; lyrics by Jeanne Napoli and Doug Frank)
Norma Jean / Marilyn Monroe
ACT 2Sung By
We'll Help You Through the Night
(music by Jeanne Napoli; lyrics by Jeanne Napoli)
Destiny
Run Between Raindrops
(music by Jeanne Napoli and Gary Portnoy; lyrics by Jeanne Napoli and Gary Portnoy)
Norma Jean / Marilyn Monroe
You Are So Beyond
(music by Jeanne Napoli and Doug Frank; lyrics by Jeanne Napoli and Doug Frank)
Tommy
Cultural Pursuits Norma Jean / Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller and Ensemble
Church Doors (Reprise)Destiny
Don't Hang Up the Telephone
(music by Jeanne Napoli and Gary Portnoy; lyrics by Jeanne Napoli and Gary Portnoy)
Joe DiMaggio
All Roads Lead to Hollywood Norma Jean / Marilyn Monroe and Company
My Heart's an Open Door Norma Jean / Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio
Miss Bubbles
(music by Doug Frank, Jeanne Napoli and Gary Portnoy; lyrics by Doug Frank, Jeanne Napoli and Gary Portnoy)
Norma Jean / Marilyn Monroe and Men's Ensemble
The Best of Me Norma Jean / Marilyn Monroe
A Single Dream (Reprise)
(music by Jeanne Napoli and Doug Frank; lyrics by Jeanne Napoli and Doug Frank)
Norma Jean / Marilyn Monroe
We Are the Ones The Company