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Ambassador Theatre , (4/08/1985 - 7/21/1985)
First Preview:Feb 21, 1985 Total Previews:53
Opening Date:Apr 08, 1985   
Closing Date:Jul 21, 1985 Total Performances:120

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Setting: The action takes place here and now...and in the days of beehives and 45s.


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Elizabeth I. McCann, Nelle Nugent, Francine LeFrak, Clive Davis, John Hart Associates, Inc., Roger H. Hess and Richard M. Kagan
Music by Ellie Greenwich; Lyrics by Ellie Greenwich; Musical Director: Jimmy Vivino; Vocal arrangements by Marc Shaiman; Dance arrangements by Timothy Graphenreed; Liner Notes by Anne Beatts; Additional Material by Jack Heifner; Based on an original concept by Melanie Mintz; Opening dance sequence composed by Harold Wheeler; Opening dance sequence orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Featuring songs by Jeff Barry, Phil Spector, Tony Powers, George "Shadow" Morton, Jeff Kent and Ellen Foley; Featuring songs with lyrics by Jeff Barry, Phil Spector, Tony Powers, George "Shadow" Morton, Jeff Kent and Ellen Foley
Directed by Michael Peters; Choreographed by Michael Peters
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by Robert De Mora; Lighting Design by Pamela Cooper; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Hair Design by Phyllis Della
General Manager: McCann & Nugent Productions, Inc.; Company Manager: Susan Gustafson; Business Manager: Daniel Kearns
Production Stage Manager: William Dodds; Stage Manager: Kenneth Hanson
Music adapted by Jimmy Vivino; Musical Coordinator: Mel Rodnon; Conducted by Jimmy Vivino; Associate Conductor: Daryl Waters; Guitar: Jimmy Vivino and William Washer; Drums: Leo Adamian; Piano: Ed Alstrom; Bass: Dennis Espantman; Trumpet: Gary Guzio and Jeff Venho; Saxophone: Artie Kaplan, Lenny Pickett and Jerry Vivino; Percussion: Frank Pagano; Trombone: Bob Smith; Synthesizer: Daryl Waters; Music Contractor: Artie Kaplan
Special Effects by Chic Silber
Assistant to the Director: Geneva Burke; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc.; Dance Captain: Keith McDaniel; Production Coordinator: Mary T. Nealon; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne / Fisher; Photographer: Martha Swope; Production Logo and Playbill Cover Design by Tony Walton; Casting: Julie Hughes and Barry Moss
Cast
Ellie Greenwich Ellie Greenwich (1980's)
Patrick Cassidy Jeff Barry
Dinah Manoff Young Ellie Greenwich (1960s)
Dennis Bailey Gus Sharkey
Shirley Black-Brown Dance Couple - Woman
Ensemble
Pattie Darcy Lounge Singer
Ensemble
Annie Golden Angel Moran
Christopher Gregory Ensemble
Jasmine Guy Mickey
Waitress
Ensemble
Danny Herman Ensemble
Lon Hoyt Ensemble
Darlene Love Darlene Love
Keith McDaniel Dance Couple - Man
Ensemble
Jodi Moccia Ensemble
Peter Neptune D.J. Voice
Ensemble
Zora Rasmussen Rosie
Ellie's Mother
Ensemble
Joey Sheck Ensemble
Gina Taylor Ensemble
Barbara Yeager Shelley
Ensemble
Understudies: Pattie Darcy (Young Ellie Greenwich (1960s)), Lisa Grant (Ensemble), Jasmine Guy (Angel Moran), Kevyn Morrow (Ensemble), Peter Neptune (Jeff Barry), Zora Rasmussen (Ellie Greenwich (1980's)), Joey Sheck (Gus Sharkey) and Gina Taylor (Darlene Love)
music by Ellie Greenwich; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Dance Craze Number
(music by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Kent; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Kent)
Ensemble
Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home
(music by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector)
Darlene Love, Candy and Company
A...My Name is Ellie Voice of Ellie Greenwich
Jivette Boogie Beat Young Ellie Greenwich (1960s), Shelley and Mickey
Why Do Lovers Break Each Others' Hearts
(music by Ellie Greenwich, Tony Powers and Phil Spector; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich, Tony Powers and Phil Spector)
Darlene Love and Company
Be My Baby
(music by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector)
Angel Moran and Girls
Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry
(music by Ellie Greenwich, Tony Powers and Phil Spector; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich, Tony Powers and Phil Spector)
Darlene Love
I Want to Love Him So Bad
(music by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector)
Young Ellie Greenwich (1960s) and Girls
And Then He Kissed Me
(music by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector)
Young Ellie Greenwich (1960s) and Girls
Hanky Panky
(music by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry)
Jeff Barry and Guys
Not Too Young (To Get Married)
(music by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector)
Darlene Love and Girls
Chapel of Love
(music by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector)
Jeff Barry, Young Ellie Greenwich (1960s), Rosie (Ellie's Mother), Darlene Love and Full Company
He's The Kind of Boy You Can't Forget
(music by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry)
Jeff Barry, Young Ellie Greenwich (1960s) and Full Company
He's The Kind of Boy You Can't Forget (Reprise)
(music by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry)
The Raindrops (original recording)
You Don't Know
(music by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and George "Shadow" Morton; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and George "Shadow" Morton)
Young Ellie Greenwich (1960s)
Baby I Love You
(music by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector)
Angel Moran and Girls
Leader of the Pack
(music by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and George "Shadow" Morton; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and George "Shadow" Morton)
Angel Moran and Girls
ACT 2Sung By
Keep It Confidential
(music by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Kent and Ellen Foley; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Kent and Ellen Foley)
Gina Taylor and Company
A...My Name is Angel Angel Moran and Voice of Ellie Greenwich
Do Wah Diddy
(music by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry)
Jeff Barry and Full Company
Look Of Love
(music by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry)
Pattie Darcy
Christmas—Baby Please Come Home
(music by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector)
Darlene Love and Girls
Rock of Rages
(music by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Kent; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Kent)
Young Ellie Greenwich (1960s), Jeff Barry, Gus Sharkey, Rosie (Ellie's Mother) and Company
I Can Hear Music
(music by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector)
Angel Moran, Jeff Barry and Company
Da Doo Ron Ron
(music by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector)
Ellie Greenwich (1980's) and Company
What A Guy
(music by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry)
Ellie Greenwich (1980's) and Company
Maybe I Know
(music by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry)
Ellie Greenwich (1980's), Angel Moran, Darlene Love and Company
We're Gonna Make It (After All) Ellie Greenwich (1980's), Angel Moran, Gus Sharkey, Darlene Love and Company
River Deep, Mountain High
(music by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector; lyrics by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector)
Darlene Love and Full Company