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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 Battle Dipsey
Hattie Winston Ginnie
Samuel E. Wright William
Martine Allard Emma
Jackie Lowe Carole
Barbara Montgomery Dulcie
Alfonso Ribeiro Willie
Alan Weeks Daddy Bates
Leah Bass Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Kevin Berdini Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Michael Blevins Winslow
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Karen Curlee Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Suzzanne Douglas Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Rick Emery Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Karen E. Fraction Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
D. J. Giagni Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
J. J. Jepson Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Rodney Alan McGuire Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Karen Paskow Mona
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Jackie Patterson Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Mayme Paul Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Jamie M. Pisano Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Ken Prescott Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Oliver Woodall Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
James Young Little 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
nominee 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 1Sung By
Another Day Ginnie, Emma and Dulcie
Four Strikes Against Me Emma
Class Act Ginnie, Dipsey and Daddy Bates
They Never Hear What I Say Emma and Willie
Dancing Is Everything Willie
Crosstown Willie and New Yorkers
Fabulous Feet Dipsey, Carole and Dancers
I Could Get Used to Him Carole and Dancers
Man in the Moon Dipsey
ACT 2Sung By
Like Him Ginnie and Emma
My Luck Is Changing Dipsey
I Remember How It Was Ginnie
Someday Emma and Willie
Lullabye Ginnie
Tap Tap Daddy Bates, Willie and Dipsey
Dance if It Makes You Happy Willie, Dipsey, Daddy Bates, Carole and Dancers
William's Song William
Class Act (Finale) The Family