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Big Deal   

 
Broadway Theatre , (4/10/1986 - 6/08/1986)
First Preview:Apr 01, 1986 Total Previews:8
Opening Date:Apr 10, 1986   
Closing Date:Jun 08, 1986 Total Performances:69

Category: Musical, Dance, Original, Broadway
Setting: The 1930's. The South Side of Chicago.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Roger Berlind and Jerome Minskoff; Produced in association with Jonathan Farkas
Book by Bob Fosse; Based on the film "Big Deal on Madonna Street" by Mario Monicelli; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns; Music arranged by Gordon Lowry Harrell
Directed by Bob Fosse; Choreographed by Bob Fosse; Associate Choreographer: Christopher Chadman
Scenic Design by Peter Larkin; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Hair Design by Romaine Greene
Executive Producer: Jules Fisher; General Manager: Joseph Harris Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Steven H. David
Production Stage Manager: Phil Friedman; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris Associates; Stage Manager: Perry Cline and Barry Kearsley
Conducted by Gordon Lowry Harrell; Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press; On-Stage Band - Drums: Brian Brake; On-Stage Band - Piano: Leonard Oxley; On-Stage Band - Clarinet: William Shadel; On-Stage Band - Trumpet: Joe Mosello; On-Stage Band - Bass: Earl May; On-Stage Band - Trombone: Britt Woodman
Casting: Howard Feuer; Assistant to the Choreographer: Linda Haberman; General Press Representative: The Fred Nathan Company, Inc.; Dance Captain: Valarie Pettiford; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Martha Swope Studio
Cast
Cleavant Derricks Charley
Loretta Devine Lilly
Alan Weeks Willie
Ciscoe Bruton II Dancer
Gary Chapman Kokomo
Dancin' Dan
Wayne Cilento First Narrator
Desiree Coleman Phoebe
Lloyd Culbreath Dancer
Kim Darwin Dancer
Bruce Anthony Davis Second Narrator
Cady Huffman Dancer
Mel Johnson, Jr. Sunnyboy
Alde Lewis, Jr. Otis
Emanuel MacDonald Little Willie (film sequence)
Bernard J. Marsh Judge and Bandleader
Amelia Marshall Dancer
Larry Marshall Slick
Frank Mastrocola Dancer
Mennie Nelson Millie (film sequence)
Bill Newman The Clerk (film sequence)
Valarie Pettiford Pearl
Band Singer
First Shadow
Stephanie Pope Dancer
Roumel Reaux Little Willie
Dancer
George Russell Dancer
Candace Tovar Announcer
Dancer
Barbara Yeager Second Shadow
Standbys: Bryant Baldwin (Dancer), Vince Cole (Dancer), Diana Laurenson (Dancer), James Stovall (Judge and Bandleader, Sunnyboy) and Byron Utley (Charley, Slick)
Understudies: Bryant Baldwin (Second Narrator), Ciscoe Bruton II (Dancin' Dan), Vince Cole (Sunnyboy), Lloyd Culbreath (Willie), Kim Darwin (First Shadow, Second Shadow), Kenneth Hanson (Kokomo), Cady Huffman (Pearl), Amelia Marshall (Phoebe), Frank Mastrocola (First Narrator), Stephanie Pope (First Shadow, Lilly, Second Shadow) and Roumel Reaux (Dancin' Dan, Otis)
Tony Award®
 1986 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Roger Berlind and Jerome Minskoff; Produced in association with Jonathan Farkas
 1986 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Bob Fosse
 1986 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Cleavant Derricks
winner 1986 Best Choreography [winner]
Bob Fosse
 1986 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Bob Fosse
Drama Desk Award
 1986 Outstanding Musical [nominee]
Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Roger Berlind and Jerome Minskoff; Produced in association with Jonathan Farkas
 1986 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Cleavant Derricks
 1986 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Desiree Coleman
winner 1986 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Bob Fosse
 1986 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee]
Directed by Bob Fosse

ACT 1Sung By
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
(music by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson; lyrics by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson)
Lilly
For No Good Reason At All
(music by Samuel M. Lewis, Abel Baer and Joseph Young; lyrics by Samuel M. Lewis, Abel Baer and Joseph Young)
Narrators
Charley My Boy
(music by Ted Fiorito and Gus Kahn; lyrics by Ted Fiorito and Gus Kahn)
Charley
I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'
(music by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed; lyrics by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed)
Kokomo, Charley, Judge and Narrators
Ain't We Got Fun
(music by Richard Whiting; lyrics by Gus Kahn and Raymond Egan)
Prisoners
For No Good Reason At All (Reprise)
(music by Samuel M. Lewis, Abel Baer and Joseph Young; lyrics by Samuel M. Lewis, Abel Baer and Joseph Young)
Narrators and Dancers
Chicago
(music by Fred Fisher; lyrics by Fred Fisher)
Narrators
Pick Yourself Up
(music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Dorothy Fields)
Charley, Willie, Slick, Sunnyboy and Otis
I'm Just Wild About Harry
(music by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle; lyrics by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle)
Lilly
Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar
(music by Don Raye, Hughie Prince and Eleanor Sheehy; lyrics by Don Raye, Hughie Prince and Eleanor Sheehy)
Bandleader, Band and Dancers
The Music Goes 'Round and 'Round
(music by Edward Farley, Red Hodgson and Michael Riley; lyrics by Edward Farley, Red Hodgson and Michael Riley)
Bandleader and Band
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries (Reprise)
(music by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson; lyrics by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson)
Lilly
ACT 2Sung By
Now's the Time to Fall in Love
(music by Al Sherman and Al Lewis; lyrics by Al Sherman and Al Lewis)
Narrators and Dancers
Ain't She Sweet
(music by Milton Ager; lyrics by Jack Yellen)
Sunnyboy, Phoebe, Narrators and Dancers
Everybody Loves My Baby
(music by Jack Palmer and Spencer Williams; lyrics by Jack Palmer and Spencer Williams)
Willie and Narrators
Me and My Shadow
(music by Al Jolson and Dave Dreyer; lyrics by Billy Rose)
Dancin' Dan and Shadows
Love Is Just Around the Corner
(music by Lewis E. Gensler; lyrics by Leo Robin)
Narrators
Just a Gigolo
(music by Lionello Casucci; lyrics by Julius Brammer and Irving Caesar)
Bandleader and Charley
Who's Your Little Who-zis?
(music by Hal Goering and Ben Bernie; lyrics by Walter Hirsch)
Bandleader and Band Singer
Yes Sir, That's My Baby
(music by Walter Donaldson; lyrics by Gus Kahn)
Charley
Button Up Your Overcoat
(music by Ray Henderson, Lew Brown and Bud G. DeSylva; lyrics by Ray Henderson, Lew Brown and Bud G. DeSylva)
Lilly
Daddy, You've Been a Mother to Me
(music by Fred Fisher; lyrics by Fred Fisher)
Willie and Little Willie
Hold Tight, Hold Tight
(music by Leonard Ware, Willie Spottswood, Edward Robinson, Ben Smith and Sidney Bechet; lyrics by Leonard Ware, Willie Spottswood, Edward Robinson, Ben Smith and Sidney Bechet)
Otis and Ladies
Happy Days Are Here Again
(music by Milton Ager; lyrics by Jack Yellen)
Slick, Phoebe, Sunnyboy and Company
I'm Sitting On Top of the World
(music by Ray Henderson, Joseph Young and Samuel M. Lewis; lyrics by Ray Henderson, Joseph Young and Samuel M. Lewis)
Charley and Company
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries (Reprise)
(music by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson; lyrics by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson)
Lilly