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Late Nite Comic   
A love story...with a punch line.

Ritz Theatre, (10/15/1987 - 10/17/1987)
First Preview: Oct 02, 1987 Total Previews: 15
Opening Date: Oct 15, 1987    
Closing Date: Oct 17, 1987 Total Performances: 4

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Comments: Phil Rose was the original director on this production but asked to have his name removed from subsequent playbills. Tony Stevens was uncredited as his replacement.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President)
Produced by Rory Rosegarten
Originally presented at the American Musical Theatre, Inc.
Book by Allan Knee; Music by Brian Gari; Lyrics by Brian Gari; Musical Director: Gregory J. Dlugos; Music orchestrated by Larry Hochman; Vocal arrangements by James Raitt; Dance arrangements by James Raitt
Directed by Philip Rose; Choreographed by Dennis Dennehy
Scenic Design by Clarke Dunham; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Costume Design by Gail Cooper-Hecht; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Projection Coordinator: Barbara Tumarkin Dunham; Hair Design by Howard Leonard; Associate Lighting Design: John McKernon
General Manager: Frank Scardino Associates, Inc.
Production Stage Manager: Mortimer Halpern; Stage Manager: Brian A. Kaufman
Music Contractor: Bill Meade; Conducted by Gregory J. Dlugos
General Press Representative: Henry Luhrman Associates; Casting: Linda Watson; Dance Captain: Danielle P. Connell; Advertising: Grey Entertainment & Media; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates
Robert LuPoneDavid Ackerman
Teresa TracyGabrielle
Pamela BlasettiEnsemble
Kim FreshwaterEnsemble
Club Owner
Lauren GolerEnsemble
Patrick HamiltonEnsemble
Club Owner
Voice of God
Krazy Korn Emcee
Judine HawkinsEnsemble
Aja MajorEnsemble
Michael McAsseyEnsemble
Club Owner
Las Vegas Emcee
Sharon MooreEnsemble
Metropolitan Ballerina
Mason RobertsEnsemble
David's Alter Ego
Metropolitan Male Dancer
Susan SantoroEnsemble
Don StittEnsemble
Club Owner
Swings: Danielle P. Connell and Barry Finkel
Understudies: Patrick Hamilton (David Ackerman) and Susan Santoro (Gabrielle)
music by Brian Gari; lyrics by Brian Gari
ACT 1 Sung By
GabrielleDavid Ackerman
The Best in the BusinessClub Owners
Clara's Dancing SchoolGabrielle
This Lady Isn't Right for MeDavid Ackerman
Having SomeoneDavid Ackerman and Club Owners
Stand-UpDavid Ackerman
The Best in the Business (Reprise) David Ackerman
Late Nite ComicDavid Ackerman
Stand-Up (Reprise) David Ackerman
It Had to Happen SometimeDavid Ackerman and Gabrielle
When I Am Movin'Gabrielle
Think BigDavid Ackerman
ACT 2 Sung By
Relax With Me, BabyDavid Ackerman, Bartender and Hookers
DanceDavid Ackerman and Gabrielle
Late Nite ComicDavid Ackerman
It's Such a Different WorldDavid Ackerman, Vegas Girls and Vegas Guys
It Had to Happen Sometime (Reprise) David Ackerman and Gabrielle
Gabrielle/Yvonne (Reprise) David Ackerman