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The Tap Dance Kid   

 
Broadhurst Theatre, (12/21/1983 - 3/11/1984)
Minskoff Theatre, (3/27/1984 - 8/11/1985)
First Preview: Nov 16, 1983 Total Previews: 38
Opening Date: Dec 21, 1983    
Closing Date: Aug 11, 1985 Total Performances: 669

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Present. New York City: Roosevelt Island and Manhattan
Comments: Layoff from March 11 - March 27, 1984.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Stanley White, Evelyn Barron, Harvey J. Klaris and Michel Stuart; Produced in association with Michael Kleinman Productions; Associate Producer: Mark Beigelman and Richard Chwatt
Book by Charles Blackwell; Music by Henry Krieger; Lyrics by Robert Lorick; Based on the novel "Nobody's Family is Going to Change" by Louise Fitzhugh; Musical and Vocal Director: Don Jones; Dance arrangements by Peter Howard; Music arranged by Harold Wheeler; Vocal arrangements by Harold Wheeler
Directed by Vivian Matalon; Musical Staging and Dances by Danny Daniels; Associate Choreographer: D. J. Giagni
Scenic Production by Michael Hotopp and Paul dePass; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Richard Nelson; Sound Design by Jack Mann; Scenic Photography by Mark Feldstein; Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Photographs on Kodak Duratrans; Photo Processing by Berkey K + L
General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc.; Company Manager: Mark A. Schweppe
Production Stage Manager: Joe Lorden; Stage Manager: Jack Gianino; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah Harris
Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler; Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press
Casting: Julie Hughes and Barry Moss; General Press Representative: Jacksina and Freedman; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Dance Captain: Leah Bass; Production Associate: Roberta Haze and Sally Fisher; Photographer: Kenn Duncan and Marc Raboy
Cast
Hinton BattleDipsey
Hattie WinstonGinnie
Samuel E. WrightWilliam
Martine AllardEmma
Jackie LoweCarole
Barbara MontgomeryDulcie
Alfonso RibeiroWillie
Alan WeeksDaddy Bates
Leah BassLittle Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Kevin BerdiniLittle Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Michael BlevinsWinslow
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Karen CurleeLittle Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Suzzanne DouglasLittle Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Rick EmeryLittle Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Karen E. FractionLittle Rio Dancer and New Yorker
D. J. GiagniLittle Rio Dancer and New Yorker
J. J. JepsonLittle Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Rodney Alan McGuireLittle Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Karen PaskowMona
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Jackie PattersonLittle Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Mayme PaulLittle Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Jamie M. PisanoLittle Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Ken PrescottLittle Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Oliver WoodallLittle Rio Dancer and New Yorker
James YoungLittle Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Swings: Lloyd Culbreath and Linda Von Germer
Standby: Donny Burks (William)
Understudies: Leah Bass (Carole, Dulcie), David Calloway (Willie), Suzzanne Douglas (Ginnie), D. J. Giagni (Winslow), Tracy Mitchem (Emma), Jackie Patterson (Daddy Bates, Dipsey), Jamie M. Pisano (Mona) and Jimmy Tate (Willie)
Tony Award®
 1984 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Stanley White , Evelyn Barron , Harvey J. Klaris and Michel Stuart
 1984 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Charles Blackwell
winner 1984 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Hinton Battle
 1984 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Samuel E. Wright
 1984 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Martine Allard
winner 1984 Best Choreography [winner] 
  Danny Daniels
 1984 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Vivian Matalon
Theatre World
winner 1984 Award [recipient] 
  Martine Allard
Drama Desk Award
 1984 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Hinton Battle
music by Henry Krieger; lyrics by Robert Lorick
ACT 1 Sung By
Another DayGinnie, Emma and Dulcie
Four Strikes Against MeEmma
Class ActGinnie, Dipsey and Daddy Bates
They Never Hear What I SayEmma and Willie
Dancing Is EverythingWillie
CrosstownWillie and New Yorkers
Fabulous FeetDipsey, Carole and Dancers
I Could Get Used to HimCarole and Dancers
Man in the MoonDipsey
ACT 2 Sung By
Like HimGinnie and Emma
My Luck Is ChangingDipsey
I Remember How It WasGinnie
SomedayEmma and Willie
LullabyeGinnie
Tap TapDaddy Bates, Willie and Dipsey
Dance if It Makes You HappyWillie, Dipsey, Daddy Bates, Carole and Dancers
William's SongWilliam
Class Act (Finale)The Family