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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 [Collapse]
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; Marilyn's Make-Up Design by Vince Bonelli; Set Decoration by Robert J. Franco; Marilyn's wigs maintained by Joseph Dal Corso; Facial Products supplied by Formula 405
General Manager: Joseph P. Harris Associates; Company Manager: Jean Rocco; Assistant Co. Mgr: Thomas P. Santopietro
Production Stage Manager: Steve Zweigbaum; Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi; Assistant Stage Mgr: Sherry Cohen; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris
Musical Supervisor: Steven Margoshes; Music Consultant: Fred Bestall and Lance Reynolds; Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press; Assistant Conductor: Donald Rebic
Flowers courtesy of Act IV Florist
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.; Furs by De'Cor Furs, Inc.; Marilyn's white mink by Ben Kahn Furs; Press Associate: Peter Cromarty and Sam Rudy
Cast
Alyson ReedNorma Jean / Marilyn Monroe
Melissa BaileyFactory Girl
Louella
Ensemble
Scott BakulaJoe DiMaggio
Peggie BlueDestiny
Eileen CaseyEnsemble
Andrew CharlesEnsemble
Kristi CoombsYoung Norma Jean
Kevin CortEnsemble
Ty CrowleyAsistant Director
Acting Coach
Ensemble
Gary-Michael DaviesServiceman
Director
Ensemble
Deborah DotsonFactory Girl
Hairdresser
Ensemble
George DvorskyJim Dougherty
Mark EspositoEnsemble
Willy FalkTommy
Ed ForsythCamera Man
Ensemble
Will GerardArthur Miller
Marcial GonzalezEnsemble
Christine GradlEnsemble
Mitchell GreenbergAgent
James HaskinsPhotographer
Michael KubalaDestiny
Lise LangSis
Babs
Marguerite LowellEnsemble
Jodi MarzoratiFactory Girl
Ensemble
Debi MonahanPat
Ensemble
Alan NorthStudio Head
Michael RiveraDesigner
Ensemble
Steve ShocketStrasberg
Ensemble
T. A. StephensDestiny
Mary TestaFactory Girl
Hedda
Ensemble
Dooba WilkinsFactory Girl
Coach
Companion
Ensemble
Mark ZiebellServiceman
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 1 Sung 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 DoorsDestiny
Swing ShiftFactory Girls
The Golden DreamJim Dougherty and Serviceman
When You Run the ShowStudio 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 FanTommy and Sis
FinallyJoe DiMaggio and Norma Jean / Marilyn Monroe
Church Doors (Reprise) Destiny
It's A Premiere NightCompany
A Single Dream (Reprise)
(music by Jeanne Napoli and Doug Frank; lyrics by Jeanne Napoli and Doug Frank)
Norma Jean / Marilyn Monroe
ACT 2 Sung 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 PursuitsNorma 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 HollywoodNorma Jean / Marilyn Monroe and Company
My Heart's an Open DoorNorma 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 MeNorma 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 OnesThe Company