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The Human Comedy   

 
Royale Theatre , (4/05/1984 - 4/15/1984)
First Preview:Mar 20, 1984 Total Previews:20
Opening Date:Apr 05, 1984   
Closing Date:Apr 15, 1984 Total Performances:13

Category: Musical, Opera, Original, Broadway
Setting: 1943. A little town in California.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Joseph Papp and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President); Associate Producer for the NYSF: Jason Steven Cohen
Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
Music by Galt MacDermot; Libretto by William Dumaresq; From the novel by William Saroyan; Musical Director: Galt MacDermot; Music orchestrated by Galt MacDermot
Directed by Wilford Leach
Scenic Design by Bob Shaw; Costume Design by Rita Ryack; Lighting Design by James F. Ingalls; Sound Design by Tom Morse; Hair Design by Marlies Vallant; Make-Up Design by Marlies Vallant; Projection Design by Wendall Harrington
General Manager: Laurel Ann Wilson; Company Manager: David Conte
Production Stage Manager: Alan Fox; Stage Manager: K. Siobhan Phelan; NYSF Production Manager: Andrew Mihok; NYSF Technical Director: Mervyn Haines, Jr.
Conducted by Tania León; Music Contractor: Charles C. Brown III
Press Representative: Richard Kornberg; Photographer: Martha Swope; Vocal Consultant: Marge Rivingston; NYSF General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Poster Design by Paul Davis; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi
Cast
Josh Blake Ulysses Macauley
Anne Marie Bobby Helen
Kenneth Bryan Soldier
Debra Byrd Beautiful Music
Gordon Connell Mr. Grogan
Marc Stephen DelGatto Townsperson
Christopher Edmonds Thief
Laurie Franks Miss Hicks
Leata Galloway Diana Steed
Stephen Geoffreys Homer Macauley
Walter Hudson Minister
David Lawrence Johnson Trainman
Don Kehr Marcus Macauley
Lisa Kirchner Townsperson
Joseph Kolinski Tobey
Bonnie Koloc Mrs. Kate Macauley
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Bess Macauley
Kathleen Rowe McAllen Neighbor
Olga Merediz Mexican Woman
Grady Mulligan Voice of Matthew Macauley
Daniel Noel Felix
Louis Padilla Soldier
Caroline Peyton Mary Arena
Rex Smith Spangler
Vernon Spencer Townsperson
Dan Tramon Townsperson
Michael Willson Soldier
Swing: David Vogel
Standby: Cass Morgan (Mrs. Kate Macauley)
Understudies: Debra Byrd (Miss Hicks), Marc Stephen DelGatto (Ulysses Macauley), Walter Hudson (Spangler), David Lawrence Johnson (Beautiful Music), Lisa Kirchner (Mexican Woman, Mrs. Kate Macauley), Kathleen Rowe McAllen (Diana Steed, Helen), Grady Mulligan (Marcus Macauley, Spangler), Donna Murphy (Bess Macauley, Mary Arena), Daniel Noel (Thief), Louis Padilla (Tobey), Vernon Spencer (Felix, Trainman), Dan Tramon (Homer Macauley) and David Vogel (Mr. Grogan)
Tony Award®
 1984 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Stephen Geoffreys
Theatre World
nominee 1984 Award [recipient]
Stephen Geoffreys
nominee 1984 Award [recipient]
Bonnie Koloc
Drama Desk Award
 1984 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Bonnie Koloc
 1984 Outstanding Music [nominee]
Music by Galt MacDermot
music by Galt MacDermot; lyrics by William Dumaresq
ACT 1Sung By
In a Little Town in California Company
Hi Ya, Kid Trainman and Ulysses Macauley
We're a Little Family Mrs. Kate Macauley, Homer Macauley, Ulysses Macauley and Bess Macauley
The Assyrians Helen and Miss Hicks
Noses Homer Macauley
You're A Little Young For The Job Spangler and Homer Macauley
I Can Carry A Tune Homer Macauley
Happy Birthday Homer Macauley
Happy Anniversary Homer Macauley, Spangler and Mr. Grogan
I Think The Kid Will Do Mr. Grogan and Spangler
Beautiful Music Beautiful Music and Company
Cocoanut Cream Pie Mr. Grogan and Homer Macauley
When I Am Lost Homer Macauley, Beautiful Music and Company
I Said, Oh No Bess Macauley, Mary Arena and Mexican Woman
Daddy Will Not Come Walking Through The Door Mrs. Kate Macauley
The Birds In The Sky Bess Macauley
Remember Always To Give Mrs. Kate Macauley
Long Past Sunset Voice of Matthew Macauley
Don't Tell Me Mary Arena, Marcus Macauley and the Family and Company
The Fourth Telegram Spangler and Mr. Grogan
Give Me All The Money Thief and Spangler
Everything Is Changed Homer Macauley and Mrs. Kate Macauley
The World Is Full of Loneliness Mrs. Kate Macauley
Hi Ya, Kid (Reprise)Trainman, Ulysses Macauley and Company
ACT 2Sung By
How I Love Your Thingamajig Soldiers
Everlasting Tobey
An Orphan I Am Tobey
I'll Tell You About My Family Marcus Macauley
I Wish I Were A Man Mary Arena
Marcus, My Friend Tobey
My Sister Bess Marcus Macauley
I've Known a Lot of Guys Diana Steed
Diana Spangler
Dear Brother Homer Macauley and Marcus Macauley
The Birds In The Trees/A Lot of Men Diana Steed and Spangler
Parting Mrs. Kate Macauley and Wives, Sweethearts, Mothers, Friends and Soldiers
Mr. Grogan, Wake Up Homer Macauley
Hello, Doc Spangler
What Am I Supposed to Do? Homer Macauley and Spangler
Long Past Sunset Mrs. Kate Macauley and Company
I'm Home Tobey
Somewhere, Someone Bess Macauley
I'll Always Love You Mary Arena and Company
Hi Ya, Kid (Reprise)Trainman, Ulysses Macauley and Company
Fathers And Mothers(And You And Me) Company