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The Rink   

 
Martin Beck Theatre, (2/09/1984 - 8/04/1984)
First Preview: Jan 12, 1984 Total Previews: 29
Opening Date: Feb 09, 1984    
Closing Date: Aug 04, 1984 Total Performances: 204

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A roller rink somewhere on the Eastern seaboard. The 1970s.



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President)
Produced by Jules Fisher, Roger Berlind, Joan Cullman, Milbro Productions and Kenneth-John Productions (Kenneth D. Greenblatt: President; John J. Pomerantz: Executive Vice President); Produced in association with Jonathan Farkas and Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President); Associate Producer: Tina Chen
Book by Terrence McNally; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Dance arrangements by Tom Fay; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson
Directed by A. J. Antoon; Choreographed by Graciela Daniele; Assistant Choreographer: Tina Paul
Scenic Design by Peter Larkin; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Marc B. Weiss; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by J. Roy Helland; Assistant to Mr. Larkin: William Barclay; Assistant to Mr. Weiss: Susan A. White; Associate Costume Design: Frank Krenz; Assistant to Mr. Munderloh: Kurt Fischer; Personal Assistant to Ms. Aldredge: Caroline Newcomb
Executive Producer: Robin Ullman; General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc., Gary Gunas, Steven C. Callahan and Joey Parnes; Company Manager: Sue Frost; Management Associate: Jeff Capitola and Allan Williams
Production Stage Manager: Ed Aldridge; Stage Manager: Craig Jacobs; Assistant Stage Mgr: Tom Capps
Music published by Tommy Valando; Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; Conducted by Tom Fay; Associate Conductor: Ron Melrose; Music Preparation: Mathilde Pincus and Victor Jaroway; Rehearsal Drummer: Neil Capolongo; Rehearsal Pianist: Paul Ford
Special Effects by Justin Zizes; Magic Consultant: William Schmeelk
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Dance Captain: Rob Marshall; Skating Instructor: April Allen; Press Representative: William Schelble; Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Casting Associate: Andrew M. Zerman; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Assistant to the Director: Betty McGonagle; Photographer: Ken Howard
Cast
Liza MinnelliAngel
Chita RiveraAnna
Jason AlexanderLino
Wrecker
Lenny
Punk
Uncle Fausto
Ronn CarrollBen
Wrecker
Dino's Father
Mrs. Silverman
Sister Philomena
Scott EllisLucky
Wrecker
Sugar
Punk
Arnie
Suitor
Bobby Perillo
Danny
Kim HauserLittle Girl
Scott HolmesGuy
Wrecker
Dino
Father Rocco
Debbie Duberman
Mel Johnson, Jr.Buddy
Wrecker
Hiram
Mrs. Jackson
Charlie
Suitor
Junior Miller
Frank MastrocolaTony
Wrecker
Tom
Punk
Suitor
Peter Reilly
Standby: Patti Karr (Anna) and Lenora Nemetz (Angel)
Understudies: Rob Marshall (Lino, Lucky, Tony), Frank Mastrocola (Guy), Kimi Parks (Little Girl) and Jim Tushar (Ben, Buddy)
Tony Award®
 1984 Best Original Score [nominee] 
 Music by John Kander ;  Lyrics by Fred Ebb
winner 1984 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Chita Rivera
 1984 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Liza Minnelli
 1984 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Peter Larkin
 1984 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Graciela Daniele
Drama Desk Award
 1984 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Jules Fisher , Roger Berlind , Joan Cullman , Milbro Productions and Kenneth-John Productions (Kenneth D. Greenblatt: President; John J. Pomerantz: Executive Vice President) ;  Produced in association with Jonathan Farkas and Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President)
winner 1984 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Chita Rivera
 1984 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Liza Minnelli
 1984 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 
 Directed by A. J. Antoon
 1984 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Marc B. Weiss
 1984 Outstanding Set Design [nominee] 
 Scenic Design by Peter Larkin
music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb
ACT 1 Sung By
Colored LightsAngel
Cheif Cook and Bottle WasherAnna
Don't Ah Ma MeAnna and Angel
Blue CrystalDino
Under the Roller CoasterAngel
Not Enough MagicDino, Angel, Anna, Sugar, Hiram, Tom, Lenny and Dino's Father
We Can Make ItAnna
After All These YearsThe Wreckers
Angel's Rink and Social CenterAngel and The Wreckers
What Happened to the Old Days?Angel, Mrs. Silverman and Mrs. Jackson
Colored Lights (Reprise) Angel
ACT 2 Sung By
The Apple Dosen't FallAnna and Angel
Marry MeLenny
We Can Make It (Reprise) Anna
Mrs. AAnna, Angel, Lenny and Suitors
The RinkThe Wreckers
WallflowerAnna and Angel
All the Children in a RowAngel and Danny