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Mark Hellinger Theatre , (4/16/1985 - 6/22/1985)
First Preview:Mar 25, 1985 Total Previews:25
Opening Date:Apr 16, 1985   
Closing Date:Jun 22, 1985 Total Performances:71

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around Harry Earle's Burlesque Theatre, Chicago, 1933.


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Kenneth D. Greenblatt, John J. Pomerantz, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards, James M. Nederlander, Harold Prince and Michael Frazier; Produced in association with Susan Madden Samson and Jonathan Farkas
Book by Fay Kanin; Music by Larry Grossman; Lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Music orchestrated by Bill Byers; Dance arrangements by Tom Fay; From an idea by Alan Handley and Bob Wynn; Additional orchestrations by Harold Wheeler and Jim Tyler; Dance music for "New Man" arranged by Gordon Harrell
Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Lester Wilson; Assistant Choreographer: Larry Vickers
Scenic Design by Clarke Dunham; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Hair Design by Richard Allen; Make-Up Design by Richard Allen; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh
Executive Producer: Ruth Mitchell and Sam Crothers; General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc. and Ralph Roseman; Company Manager: Sally Campbell
Production Stage Manager: Beverley Randolph; Stage Manager: Richard Evans
Music published by Tommy Valando
Press Representative: Mary Bryant; Dance Captain: Dwight Baxter; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne / Fisher; Photographer: Martha Swope
For his expertise in The World of Burlesque, thanks to Joey Faye
Cast
Leilani Jones Satin
Stubby Kaye Gus
Timothy Nolen Doyle
Ben Vereen Leroy
Donald Acree Grover
Ruth Brisbane Mrs. Faye
Candy Brown Kitty
Hope Clarke Ruby
Leonard John Crofoot Knockabout
Stooge
Tough
Joey Faye Solly
Brian McKay Louis
the Stage Manager
Sharon Murray Romaine
Steve Owsley Knockabout
Tough
Jackie Jay Patterson Mechanical Man
Malcolm Perry Knockabout
Tough
Valarie Pettiford Fleta
Marion Ramsey Vernelle
Ray Roderick Knockabout
Tough
Wynonna Smith Linette
Oscar Stokes Mike
the Doorman
Lee Wallace Harry
Kelly Walters Knockabout
Tough
Carol Woods Maybelle
Swing: David Reitman
Understudies: Dwight Baxter (Mechanical Man), Ruth Brisbane (Maybelle), Candy Brown (Satin), Dana Lorge (Romaine), Brian McKay (Doyle, Mike), Jackie Jay Patterson (Leroy), David Reitman (Louis), Raymond Rickman (Grover), Gayle Samuels (Fleta, Kitty, Linette, Ruby, Vernelle), Oscar Stokes (Gus, Harry, Solly) and Carol Woods (Mrs. Faye)
Theatre World
nominee 1985 Award [recipient]
Leilani Jones
Tony Award®
 1985 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Kenneth D. Greenblatt, John J. Pomerantz, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards, James M. Nederlander, Harold Prince and Michael Frazier; Produced in association with Susan Madden Samson and Jonathan Farkas
 1985 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Fay Kanin
 1985 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Larry Grossman; Lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh
winner 1985 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Leilani Jones
 1985 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Clarke Dunham
winner 1985 Best Costume Design [winner]
Florence Klotz
 1985 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Harold Prince
Drama Desk Award
 1985 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Timothy Nolen
winner 1985 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Leilani Jones
 1985 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Sharon Murray
 1985 Outstanding Orchestration [nominee]
Music orchestrated by Bill Byers
 1985 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee]
Lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh
 1985 Outstanding Music [nominee]
Music by Larry Grossman
 1985 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee]
Ken Billington
 1985 Outstanding Set Design [nominee]
Scenic Design by Clarke Dunham
music by Larry Grossman; lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh
ACT 1Sung By
This Must Be the Place Company
Cadava Solly, Gus and Romaine
A Sweet Thing Like Me Satin and Earle's Pearls
I Get Myself Out Gus
My Daddy Always Taught Me To Share Leroy
All Things To One Man Satin
The Line Leroy and Earl's Pearls
Katie, My Love Doyle
The Grind Gus and Company
Yes, Ma'am Doyle
Why, Mama, Why Satin and Leroy
This Crazy Place Leroy and Company
ACT 2Sung By
From The Ankles Down Leroy and Earle's Pearls
Who Is He Satin
Never Put It In Writing Gus
I Talk, You Talk Doyle
Timing Romaine and Solly
These Eyes of Mine Maybelle and Company
New Man Leroy
Down Doyle
A Century Of Progress Leroy, Satin and Earle's Pearls
Finale Company