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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 [Collapse]
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; Assistant to Ms. Ryack: Richard Schurkamp
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 BlakeUlysses Macauley
Anne Marie BobbyHelen
Kenneth BryanSoldier
Debra ByrdBeautiful Music
Gordon ConnellMr. Grogan
Marc Stephen DelGattoTownsperson
Christopher EdmondsThief
Laurie FranksMiss Hicks
Leata GallowayDiana Steed
Stephen GeoffreysHomer Macauley
Walter HudsonMinister
David Lawrence JohnsonTrainman
Don KehrMarcus Macauley
Lisa KirchnerTownsperson
Joseph KolinskiTobey
Bonnie KolocMrs. Kate Macauley
Mary Elizabeth MastrantonioBess Macauley
Kathleen Rowe McAllenNeighbor
Olga MeredizMexican Woman
Grady MulliganVoice of Matthew Macauley
Daniel NoelFelix
Louis PadillaSoldier
Caroline PeytonMary Arena
Rex SmithSpangler
Vernon SpencerTownsperson
Dan TramonTownsperson
Michael WillsonSoldier
Swings: 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
winner 1984 Award [recipient] 
  Stephen Geoffreys
winner 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 1 Sung By
In a Little Town in CaliforniaCompany
Hi Ya, KidTrainman and Ulysses Macauley
We're a Little FamilyMrs. Kate Macauley, Homer Macauley, Ulysses Macauley and Bess Macauley
The AssyriansHelen and Miss Hicks
NosesHomer Macauley
You're A Little Young For The Job Spangler and Homer Macauley
I Can Carry A TuneHomer Macauley
Happy BirthdayHomer Macauley
Happy AnniversaryHomer Macauley, Spangler and Mr. Grogan
I Think The Kid Will DoMr. Grogan and Spangler
Beautiful MusicBeautiful Music and Company
Cocoanut Cream PieMr. Grogan and Homer Macauley
When I Am LostHomer Macauley, Beautiful Music and Company
I Said, Oh NoBess Macauley, Mary Arena and Mexican Woman
Daddy Will Not Come Walking Through The DoorMrs. Kate Macauley
The Birds In The SkyBess Macauley
Remember Always To GiveMrs. Kate Macauley
Long Past SunsetVoice of Matthew Macauley
Don't Tell MeMary Arena, Marcus Macauley and the Family and Company
The Fourth TelegramSpangler and Mr. Grogan
Give Me All The MoneyThief and Spangler
Everything Is ChangedHomer Macauley and Mrs. Kate Macauley
The World Is Full of LonelinessMrs. Kate Macauley
Hi Ya, Kid (Reprise) Trainman, Ulysses Macauley and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
How I Love Your ThingamajigSoldiers
EverlastingTobey
An Orphan I AmTobey
I'll Tell You About My FamilyMarcus Macauley
I Wish I Were A ManMary Arena
Marcus, My FriendTobey
My Sister BessMarcus Macauley
I've Known a Lot of GuysDiana Steed
DianaSpangler
Dear BrotherHomer Macauley and Marcus Macauley
The Birds In The Trees/A Lot of MenDiana Steed and Spangler
PartingMrs. Kate Macauley and Wives, Sweethearts, Mothers, Friends and Soldiers
Mr. Grogan, Wake UpHomer Macauley
Hello, DocSpangler
What Am I Supposed to Do?Homer Macauley and Spangler
Long Past SunsetMrs. Kate Macauley and Company
I'm HomeTobey
Somewhere, SomeoneBess Macauley
I'll Always Love YouMary Arena and Company
Hi Ya, Kid (Reprise) Trainman, Ulysses Macauley and Company
Fathers And Mothers(And You And Me)Company