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Starlight Express   

Gershwin Theatre, (3/15/1987 - 1/08/1989)
First Preview: Feb 24, 1987 Total Previews: 22
Opening Date: Mar 15, 1987    
Closing Date: Jan 08, 1989 Total Performances: 761

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander and Gerald Oestreicher
Produced by Martin Starger and Lord Lew Grade; Produced in association with MCA Music Entertainment Group, Stage Promotions (Four), Ltd. & Company and Weintraub Entertainment Group
Originally produced in London by The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd.
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe; Music orchestrated by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber; Musical Director: David Caddick and Paul Bogaev; Featuring songs with lyrics by Peter Reeves ("Engine of Love")
Directed by Trevor Nunn; Choreographed by Arlene Phillips
Scenic Design by John Napier; Costume Design by John Napier; Lighting Design by David Hersey; Sound Design by Martin Levan; Wig Design by Paul Huntley Productions, Inc.; Costume Design Associate: Ann Emonts; Lighting Design Associate: Rick Belzer
Executive Producer: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: Roger Gindi
Production Advisor: Arthur Cantor; Production Stage Manager: Frank Hartenstein; Stage Manager: Perry Cline; Technical Supervisor: Peter Fulbright
Musical Supervisor: David Caddick; Conducted by Paul Bogaev; Associate Conductor: David Caddick; Music Preparation: Chelsea Music Services, Inc.
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Stunt Coordinator: J.P. Romano, S.A.M.P.; Skating Coach: Michal Fraley; General Press Representative: Bill Evans & Associates; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Dance Captain: Denny Shearer; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates
Janet Williams AdderleyBelle
Ken ArdElectra
Michael BerglundWeltschaft
Barry K. BernalRed Caboose
Paul BinottoStarlight Chorus
Jamie Beth ChandlerBuffy
A.C. CiullaBobo
Philip ClaytonEspresso
Braden DannerVoice of the Boy
Steve FowlerPoppa
William FreyTurnov
Ronald GarzaGreaseball Gang
Rocky III
Sean GrantGreaseball Gang
Rocky II
Michael Scott GregoryDustin
D. Michael HeathHashamoto
Lon HoytStarlight Chorus
Jane KrakowskiDinah
Mary Ann LambVolta
Todd LesterGreaseball Gang
Frank MastrocolaRocky I
Andrea McArdleAshley
Sean McDermottPrince of Wales
Joey McKneelyGreaseball Gang
Greg MowryRusty
Gordon OwensGreaseball Gang
Nicole PicardJoule
Reva RicePearl
Robert TortiGreaseball
Angel VargasGreaseball Gang
Rocky IV
Melanie VaughanVoice of the Mother
Starlight Chorus
Mary WindholtzStarlight Chorus
Christina YoungmanWrench
Understudies: Michael-Demby Cain (Electra, Purse, Rocky I, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rusty), Jamie Beth Chandler (Ashley), A.C. Ciulla (Rocky III), Philip Clayton (Electra), Mark Frawley (Bobo, Espresso, Flat-Top, Greaseball, Hashamoto, Krupp, Prince of Wales, Red Caboose, Turnov, Weltschaft), William Frey (Greaseball, Rocky I), Anthony Galde (Bobo, Dustin, Flat-Top, Krupp, Red Caboose, Weltschaft), Sean Grant (Rusty), D. Michael Heath (Dustin), Lola Knox (Belle, Buffy, Joule, Pearl, Volta, Wrench), Mary Ann Lamb (Buffy), Christine Langner (Buffy, Dinah, Joule, Pearl, Volta, Wrench), Todd Lester (Red Caboose), Frank Mastrocola (Greaseball), Sean McDermott (Dustin, Rusty), Joey McKneely (Flat-Top), Ron Morgan (Bobo, Espresso, Hashamoto, Krupp, Prince of Wales, Turnov, Weltschaft), Gordon Owens (Electra), Nicole Picard (Dinah), Amelia Prentice (Ashley, Belle, Joule, Wrench), Danny Strayhorn (Poppa), Dwight Toppin (Bobo, Hashamoto, Krupp, Purse, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Turnov), Broderick Wilson (Electra, Espresso, Krupp, Poppa, Prince of Wales, Purse, Rocky I, Rocky II, Rocky IV) and Christina Youngman (Ashley, Volta)
Tony Award®
 1987 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Martin Starger and Lord Lew Grade
 1987 Best Original Score [nominee] 
 Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber ;  Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe
 1987 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Robert Torti
winner 1987 Best Costume Design [winner] 
  John Napier
 1987 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  David Hersey
 1987 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Arlene Phillips
 1987 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Trevor Nunn
Drama Desk Award
 1987 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Martin Starger and Lord Lew Grade
 1987 Outstanding Music [nominee] 
 Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
winner 1987 Outstanding Costume Design [winner] 
  John Napier
winner 1987 Outstanding Set Design [winner] 
 Scenic Design by John Napier
music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Richard Stilgoe
ACT 1 Sung By
Rolling StockGreaseball and Gang
Engine of LoveRusty, Pearl, Dinah, Ashley and Buffy
Lotta LocomotionDinah, Ashley, Buffy and Rusty
FreightThe Company
AC/DCElectra, Krupp, Wrench, Joule, Volta, Purse and Company
Pumping IronGreaseball, Pearl, Ashley, Dinah, Buffy, Joule, Volta and Wrench
Freight (Reprise) The Company
Make Up My HeartPearl
Race OneGreaseball and Dinah, Weltschaft and Joule, Turnov and Red Caboose and Electra and Pearl
There's MeRed Caboose and Dinah
Poppa's BluesPoppa, Rocky I, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV and Rusty
BelleBelle, Poppa, Rocky I, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rusty, Dustin and Flat-Top
Race TwoBobo and Buffy, Hashamoto and Volta, Espresso and Ashley and Poppa and Dustin
Laughing StockThe Company
Starlight ExpressRusty
ACT 2 Sung By
Silver DollarThe Company
U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D.Dinah, Ashley and Buffy
Rolling Stock (Reprise) Dinah, Ashley and Buffy
Wide Smile, High Style, That's MeRed Caboose, Electra, Krupp, Wrench, Joule, Volta and Purse
First FinalGreaseball and Pearl, Electra and Dinah, Hashamoto and Volta and Rusty and Red Caboose
Right Place, Right TimeRocky I, Rocky II, Rocky III and Rocky IV
I Am the StarlightRusty and Poppa
Final SelectionRusty, Dustin, Dinah, Electra, Pearl, Greaseball and Red Caboose
Only YouPearl and Rusty
ChaseThe Company
One Rock & Roll Too ManyGreaseball, Electra and Red Caboose
Light at the End of the TunnelThe Company