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Music Box Theatre, (4/14/1988 - 5/15/1988)
First Preview: Mar 29, 1988 Total Previews: 19
Opening Date: Apr 14, 1988    
Closing Date: May 15, 1988 Total Performances: 37

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A Manhattan apartment. 6:00 A.M., one winter morning / 11:15 P.M., four months later.



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Irving Berlin and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Michael Frazier, Susan Dietz, Stephen Wells, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and ANTA (Alfred de Liagre Jr: executive producer; Jean Dalrymple: executive director); Associate Producer: Kenneth Biller
Orginally produced by The Pasadena Playhouse (Susan Dietz and Stephen Rothman, Producing Directors)
Book by Jerry Colker; Lyrics by Jerry Colker; Music by Michael Rupert; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson; Musical Director: Tom Fay; Dance arrangements by Tom Fay; Vocal arrangements by Tom Fay
Directed by Andrew Cadiff; Choreographed by Grover Dale; Assistant Choreographer: Stephen Jay
Scenic Design by Gerry Hariton and Vicki Baral; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Richard Nelson; Projection Design by Gerry Hariton and Vicki Baral; Sound Design by Tom Morse; Multi-Image Production by Nelson & Sixta; Hair Design by Phyllis Della Illien
General Manager: Frank Scardino Associates, Inc.
Production Stage Manager: Craig Jacobs; Technical Supervisor: Peter Fulbright; Stage Manager: Michael F. Wolf and C.C. Cary; Assistant Stage Mgr: Larry Collis
Musical Supervisor: Paul Gemignani; Conducted by Tom Fay; Music Contractor: Paul Gemignani; Assistant Conductor: Henry Aronson; Piano: Henry Aronson; Cello: Wendy Brennan and Evalyn Steinboch; Woodwinds: Vincent DellaRocca and Dale Kleps; Drummer: Norbert Goldberg; Violin/Viola: Jill Jaffe; Guitar: Scott Kuney; Bass: Douglas Romoff
Press Representative: The Joshua Ellis Office; Casting: Eleanor Albano and Susan Chieco; Managerial Associate: Jim Brandeberry; Dance Captain: Stephen Jay; Advertising: Grey Entertainment & Media; Photographer: Ron Scherl
Cast
Michael RupertAlex
Antonia EllisSandi
Mara GetzDana
Robert MandanMax
Brian MitchellFranklin
Mary Bond DavisRadio Singer
Mama Utility
Brunhilda
Operator
Lois T. Wertshafter
Pitchperson
Louise HickeyPower Lady
Gypsy
Harmony Steinberg
Pitchperson
Robert LoftinLIFE Exec.
Assistant
Con Ed Man
Boy Scout
Craterface Callahan
Pitchperson
Alan MuraokaLIFE Exec.
Assistant
Con Ed Man
I.R.S. Auditor
Takeuchi Fujimoto
Pitchperson
Michele PawkKathy Sue Binger
Power Lady
Democratic Party Delegate
Candi Suwinski
Pitchperson
Rick StockwellRadio Announcer
LIFE Exec.
Billy Ray Binger
Con Ed Man
Hunter
Mr. Stansbury
Pitchman
Pitchperson
Swings: Stephen Jay and Rachelle Ottley
Standby: Jerry Colker (Alex), Larry Collis (Max), Milton Craig Nealy (Franklin) and Michele Pawk (Dana, Sandi)
Drama Desk Award
 1988 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 
  Grover Dale
Theatre World
winner 1988 Award [recipient] 
  Brian Mitchell
music by Michael Rupert; lyrics by Jerry Colker
ACT 1 Sung By
Monolithic MadnessAlex
Gone So LongRadio Singer
Hit the Ground RunningDana and Alex
It's Your LifeLIFE Execs
Cookin' with SteamFranklin
It's Just a Question of TechniqueSandi and Alex
It's None of My BusinessMax
Crazy WorldDana
Ambivalent RagAlex
It's Your Life IILIFE Execs
You Better Get Outta TownKathy Sue Binger, Billy Ray Binger and Assistiants
We're Gonna Turn Off Your JuicePower Ladies, Mama Utility and Con Ed Men
The World Set on Fire by a Black and a JewFranklin and Alex
Where are You / Where Am I?Dana
Family TiesMax
One Lost WeekendSandi, Alex and Dana
Junk Mail / DisconnectedEnsemble
Helplessness at MidnightRadio Singer
What Have You Been Doing for the Past Ten YearsAlex and Ensemble
A Blank Piece of PaperAlex
ACT 2 Sung By
SweepstakesAlex, Pitchman and Pitchpeople
It's Getting Harder to Love You Dana and Pitchwomen
Publish Your BookSandi, Alex and Pitchpeople
Ambivalent Rag IIAlex
Pages of My DiaryDana, Alex and Pitchwomen
One Step at a Time / Ambivalent Rag IIIAlex
Don't Count on ItSandi and Alex
One Step at a Time / Ambivalent Rag IIIPitchpeople
Friends for LifeFranklin and Alex
Twenty-Nine Years Ago Max and Alex
Crazy World (Reprise) Alex
Sweepsteakes (Reprise) Pitchpeople
A Blank Piece of Paper (Reprise) Alex
Crazy World (Reprise) Alex and Dana