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Swinging on a Star   
The Johnny Burke Musical

 
Music Box Theatre , (10/22/1995 - 1/13/1996)
First Preview:Oct 06, 1995 Total Previews:19
Opening Date:Oct 22, 1995   
Closing Date:Jan 13, 1996 Total Performances:96

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Estate of Irving Berlin and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President; Philip J. Smith: Executive VP; Robert E. Wankel: VP-Finance)
Produced by Richard Seader, Mary Burke Kramer, Paul B. Berkowsky and Angels of the Arts; Produced in association with Sally Sears, Corey Goldstein, Howard A. Tullman and Herbert Goldsmith Productions, Inc.; Associate Producer: David A. Rocker and Eleanor Gimon
Originally produced at George Street Playhouse (Gregory S. Hurst, Producing Artistic Director); Additionally produced both in workshop and on the mainstage of The Goodspeed Opera House (Michael P. Price, Executive Producer)
Lyrics by Johnny Burke; Book by Michael Leeds; Music by Johnny Burke, Joe Bushkin, Erroll Garner, Robert Haggart, Arthur Johnston, James Monaco, Harold Spina and Jimmy Van Heusen; Dance arrangements by Peter Howard; Musical Director: Barry Levitt; Music orchestrated by Barry Levitt; Vocal arrangements by Barry Levitt; Additional musical arrangements by Ron Drotos
Directed by Michael Leeds; Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall
Scenic Design by James Youmans; Costume Design by Judy Dearing; Associate Costume Design: Deborah Edelman; Lighting Design by Richard Nelson; Sound Design by T. Richard Fitzgerald; Projection Design by Batwin & Robin Productions, Inc.; Wig Design by Bettie Rogers; Original Gowns for "Starlight Supper Club" Created by Oscar de la Renta
General Manager: Paul B. Berkowsky; Company Manager: Peter Bogyo
Production Stage Manager: Mary Porter Hall; Technical Supervisor: Aurora Productions; Stage Manager: R. Wade Jackson
Conducted by Barry Levitt
Video Design by Batwin & Robin Productions, Inc.
General Press Representative: Keith Sherman & Associates; Casting: Pat McCorkle and Tim Sutton; Advertising: Nappi / Eliran / Murphy, Ltd.
Dedicated to Costume Designer: Judy Dearing
Cast
Terry Burrell Mame
Speakeasy - Chicago
A Street Person
Depression - The Bowery
A Burkette
Radio Show - New York City
Miss Rheingold
USO Show - The Pacific Islands
The Vocalist
Ballroom - Hotel Roosevelt, Akron, Ohio
Girl
Road To - Paramount Studios, Hollywood
A Lover
Starlight Supper Club - Manhattan, The Present
Lewis Cleale
Broadway debut
Reginald
Speakeasy - Chicago
The Homeless Man
Depression - The Bowery
A Suitor
Depression - The Bowery
The Announcer
Radio Show - New York City
Eddie
USO Show - The Pacific Islands
The Manager
Ballroom - Hotel Roosevelt, Akron, Ohio
Bing
Road To - Paramount Studios, Hollywood
A Lover
Starlight Supper Club - Manhattan, The Present
Denise Faye Jeannie
Speakeasy - Chicago
A Street Person
Depression - The Bowery
Betty
Radio Show - New York City
Miss North Carolina
USO Show - The Pacific Islands
The Coat Check Girl
Ballroom - Hotel Roosevelt, Akron, Ohio
Girl
Road To - Paramount Studios, Hollywood
A Lover
Starlight Supper Club - Manhattan, The Present
Kathy Fitzgerald
Broadway debut
Flora
Speakeasy - Chicago
The Housewife
Depression - The Bowery
Vicky Voyay
Radio Show - New York City
Miss South Dakota
USO Show - The Pacific Islands
The Date
Ballroom - Hotel Roosevelt, Akron, Ohio
Dorothy
Road To - Paramount Studios, Hollywood
A Lover
Starlight Supper Club - Manhattan, The Present
Eugene Fleming Ben
Speakeasy - Chicago
A Street Person
Depression - The Bowery
A Suitor
Depression - The Bowery
A Burkette
Radio Show - New York City
Buzz Albright
USO Show - The Pacific Islands
The Waiter (2)
Ballroom - Hotel Roosevelt, Akron, Ohio
The Sheik
Road To - Paramount Studios, Hollywood
A Lover
Starlight Supper Club - Manhattan, The Present
Alvaleta Guess Cleo
Speakeasy - Chicago
A Street Person
Depression - The Bowery
A Burkette
Radio Show - New York City
Lena George
USO Show - The Pacific Islands
The Woman Alone
Ballroom - Hotel Roosevelt, Akron, Ohio
Southern Woman
Road To - Paramount Studios, Hollywood
A Lover
Starlight Supper Club - Manhattan, The Present
Michael McGrath The Waiter (1)
Speakeasy - Chicago
The Polish Gentleman
Depression - The Bowery
A Suitor
Depression - The Bowery
Buddy
Radio Show - New York City
Emcee
USO Show - The Pacific Islands
The Man
Ballroom - Hotel Roosevelt, Akron, Ohio
Bob
Road To - Paramount Studios, Hollywood
A Lover
Starlight Supper Club - Manhattan, The Present
Understudies: Deborah Burrell-Cleveland (Cleo, Lena George, Mame, The Vocalist), Frantz Hall (Ben, The Sheik), Joe Joyce (Bing, Bob, Buddy, Eddie) and Naomi Naughton (Betty, Dorothy, Jeannie, Vicky Voyay)
Tony Award®
 1996 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Richard Seader, Mary Burke Kramer, Paul B. Berkowsky and Angels of the Arts
Drama Desk Award
 1996 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Lewis Cleale
 1996 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Michael McGrath
 1996 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Kathy Fitzgerald
 1996 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Kathleen Marshall
Theatre World
nominee 1996 Award [recipient]
Michael McGrath