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The new American musical

 
Mark Hellinger Theatre , (8/21/1986 - 8/23/1986)
First Preview:Aug 05, 1986 Total Previews:18
Opening Date:Aug 21, 1986   
Closing Date:Aug 23, 1986 Total Performances:4

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Lower East Side of New York in 1910.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Lee Guber, Martin Heinfling and Marvin A. Krauss; Associate Producer: Madeline Lee Gilford
Book by Joseph Stein; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Musical Director: Eric Stern; Additional Arrangements by Eric Stern; Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin
Directed by Gene Saks; Musical Staging by Ron Field
Scenic Design by Beni Montresor; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Associate Lighting Design: Peggy Eisenhauer
General Manager: Joey Parnes and Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Allan Williams
Production Supervisor: Robert V. Straus; Stage Manager: Joel Tropper and John Actman
Klezmorim - Tuba: Teddy Bragin; Klezmorim - Trombone: Sean Mahony; Klezmorim - Trumpet: Bruce Engel; Klezmorim - Clarinet: Harold Seletsky; Klezmorim - Violin: Marshall Coid; Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press
Casting: Simon & Kumin Casting, Inc.; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc.; Dance Captain: Patti Mariano; Advertising: Wyse Advertising
Cast
Teresa Stratas Rebecca Hershkowitz
Larry Kert Nathan Hershkowitz
John Aller Guard
Mr. Rosen
Wealthy New Yorker
Herschel Cohen
Evalyn Baron Anna Cohen
Gabriel Barre Sam
Sweatshop worker
Laertes
Ragman
Man on Stilts
Josh Blake David Hershkowitz
Marshall Coid Violinist
Michael Cone An American
Rosencrantz
Irish Tenor on Recording
Frankie
Michael Davis An American
Wealthy New Yorker
Mike
Rex Everhart "Big Tim" Sullivan
Joan Finkelstein Esther
Sweatshop worker
Wealthy New Yorker
Andy Gale Homesick Immigrant
Recruiter
Thug
Italian Tenor
Joanna Glushak Social Worker
An Avid Shopper
Ophelia
Wealthy New Yorker
Italian Tenor's Mother
Bill Hastings Wealthy New Yorker
Wendy Kimball Wealthy New Yorker
Irish Girl
Judy Kuhn Bella Cohen
Dick Latessa Avram Cohen
Audrey Lavine Rosa
Sweatshop worker
Irish Girl's Mother
Mordecai Lawner Jack Cohen
Marcia Lewis Rachel Halpern
Terrence Mann Saul
a union organizer
Devon Michaels Morris
a little boy
Lonny Price Ben
Robert Radford Wealthy New Yorker
Irma Rogers Nathan's Landlady
Gertrude
Violinist's Mother
Stan Rubin Recruiter
Editor of newspaper
Mr. Bronstein
A Passerby
Peter Samuel Guard
Cigar Boss
Hamlet
Wealthy New Yorker
Thug
Bonnie Schon Millie
the landlady's neighbor
Morris' Mother
Mrs. Sullivan
Catherine Ulissey Wealthy New Yorker
Swings: Mark Fotopoulos, Patti Mariano and Cissy Rebich
Understudies: John Aller (Ben), Joanna Glushak (Bella Cohen), Audrey Lavine (Rebecca Hershkowitz), Devon Michaels (David Hershkowitz), Irma Rogers (Anna Cohen), Stan Rubin (Avram Cohen, Jack Cohen) and Peter Samuel (Saul)
Tony Award®
 1987 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Lee Guber, Marvin A. Krauss and Martin Heinfling
 1987 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Joseph Stein
 1987 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
 1987 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Teresa Stratas
 1987 Best Choreography [nominee]
Ron Field
Drama Desk Award
winner 1987 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner]
Teresa Stratas
 1987 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Judy Kuhn
 1987 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Marcia Lewis
 1987 Outstanding Orchestration [nominee]
Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin
 1987 Outstanding Music [nominee]
Music by Charles Strouse
music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
ACT 1Sung By
I Remember Homesick Immigrant
Greenhorns The Americans and New Immigrants
Brand New World Rebecca Hershkowitz and David Hershkowitz
Children of the Wind Rebecca Hershkowitz, Avram Cohen and David Hershkowitz
Penny A Tune Rachel Halpern, Klezmorim and Peddlers and Workers
Easy for You Saul (a union organizer), Rebecca Hershkowitz and David Hershkowitz
Hard To Be a Prince Hamlet and Company
Blame It On the Summer Night Rebecca, with Clarinettist
For My Mary Irish Tenor and Ben
Rags Bella Cohen and Avram Cohen
What's Wrong With That? Frankie, Mike, "Big Tim" Sullivan and Nathan Hershkowitz
On the Fourth Day of July Picnickers and Band
In America Rebecca Hershkowitz and Nathan Hershkowitz
ACT 2Sung By
Yankee Boy Nathan Hershkowitz and Neighbors
Uptown Nathan Hershkowitz and Rebecca Hershkowitz
Wanting Rebecca Hershkowitz and Saul (a union organizer)
Three Sunny Rooms Rachel Halpern and Avram Cohen
The Sound of Love Ben, David Hershkowitz and Shoppers
For My Mary (Reprise)Bella Cohen and Ben
Democratic Club Dance Rebecca Hershkowitz, "Big Tim" Sullivan, Nathan Hershkowitz, Mike, Mrs. Sullivan and Democrats and Band
Prayer Avram Cohen, Rebecca Hershkowitz and Men
Bread and Freedom Rosa (Sweatshop worker), Rebecca Hershkowitz, Esther (Sweatshop worker) and Sam (Sweatshop worker)
Dancing With the Fools Rebecca Hershkowitz, Nathan Hershkowitz and Strikers
Finale Rebecca Hershkowitz, David Hershkowitz and The Americans and New Immigrants