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Imperial Theatre, (4/28/1988 - 6/25/1988)
First Preview: Apr 11, 1988 Total Previews: 17
Opening Date: Apr 28, 1988    
Closing Date: Jun 25, 1988 Total Performances: 68

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Budapest, Hungary, 1956 and the Present. Bangkok, Thailand, the Present. Kennedy Airport, New York, the Present.



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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), 3 Knights Ltd. and Robert Fox Ltd.
Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus; Lyrics by Tim Rice; Based on an idea by Tim Rice; Book by Richard Nelson; Musical Director: Paul Bogaev; Music orchestrated by Anders Eljas; Music arranged by Anders Eljas
Directed by Trevor Nunn; Dance Staging by Lynne Taylor-Corbett
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Associate Costume Design: Frank Krenz; Lighting Design by David Hersey; Sound Design by Andrew Bruce; Associate Sound Design: Tony Meola; Hair Design by Schubert & DiNiro; Make-Up Design by Schubert & DiNiro
Executive Producer: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.
Production Stage Manager: Alan Hall; Stage Manager: Jake Bell, Zane Weiner and Ruth E. Rinklin; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.
Musical Supervisor: Paul Bogaev; Concert Master: Sanford Allen; Associate Conductor: Nicholas Cerrato; Violin: Dale Struckenbruck, Jue Yao, Sandra Billingslea, Stanley Hunte and Katherine Livolsi; Cello: Mark Shuman and Roberta Cooper; Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet: David Weiss; Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Flute: Edward Zuhlke; Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute: Charles Millard; Bassoon, Clarinet, Baritone Sax: Peter Simmons; Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet: James Hynes; Trumpet, Flugelhorn: Richard Hammett and David Rogers; Trombone: Clint Sharman; Bass Trombone: Richard Blanc; French Horn: Russell Rizner; Keyboards: Steven Margoshes, Robert Gustafson and John Mahoney; Drums: Tom Oldakowski; Guitar: Kevin Kuhn; Percussion: Nicholas Cerrato; Bass: Hugh Mason
Casting: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; General Press Representative: Bill Evans & Associates; Dance Captain: Karen Babcock; Dialect Coach: Cindia Huppeler; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates
Cast
David CarrollAnatoly
Philip CasnoffFreddie
Judy KuhnFlorence
John AllerEnsemble
Neal Ben-AriGregor Vassey
Ensemble
Suzanne BriarEnsemble
Steve ClementeEnsemble
Katherine Lynne ConditEnsemble
Ann CrumbEnsemble
David CryerEnsemble
R. F. DaleyEnsemble
Gina GallagherYoung Florence
Deborah GeneviereEnsemble
Harry GozMolokov
Paul HarmanArbiter
Kurt JohnsNickolai
Ensemble
Eric JohnsonHarold
American Embassy Official
Ensemble
Paul LaureanoEnsemble
Rosemary LoarEnsemble
Judy McLaneEnsemble
Marcia MitzmanSvetlana
Jessica MolaskeyEnsemble
Richard MuenzJoe
American Embassy Official
Ensemble
Kip NivenEnsemble
Dennis ParlatoWalter
Francis RuivivarEnsemble
Alex SantorielloEnsemble
Wysandria WoolseyEnsemble
Swings: Karen Babcock and Craig Wells
Understudies: Ann Crumb (Florence, Svetlana), David Cryer (Molokov), Paul Harman (Anatoly), Kurt Johns (Freddie), Judy McLane (Florence), Richard Muenz (Anatoly), Kip Niven (Walter), Chrystal Pennington (Young Florence), Alex Santoriello (Arbiter) and Wysandria Woolsey (Svetlana)
Tony Award®
 1988 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  David Carroll
 1988 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Judy Kuhn
Drama Desk Award
 1988 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  David Carroll
 1988 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Judy Kuhn
 1988 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Harry Goz
 1988 Outstanding Music [nominee] 
 Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
 1988 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 
  David Hersey
Theatre World
winner 1988 Award [recipient] 
  Philip Casnoff
music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus; lyrics by Tim Rice
ACT 1 Sung By
The Story of ChessGregor Vassey
Press ConferenceFreddie, Florence and Reporters
Where I Want to BeAnatoly and Reporters
How Many WomenFlorence and Freddie
Merchandisers SongWalter and Merchandisers
U.S. Versus U.S.S.R.Molokov and American & Soviet Delegates
Chess HymnArbiter and Company
Quartet (A Model of Decorum & Tranquility)Molokov, Florence, Arbiter and Anatoly
You Want to Lose Your Only Friend?Florence and Freddie
Someone Else's StoryFlorence
One Night in BangkokFreddie and Company
Terrace DuetFlorence and Anatoly
So You Got What You WantFreddie and Florence
Nobody's SideFlorence
AnthemAnatoly
ACT 2 Sung By
Arbiter's SongArbiter and Company
Hungarian Folk SongCompany
Heaven Help My HeartFlorence
No ContestFreddie and Walter
You and IAnatoly, Florence and Svetlana
A Whole New Board GameFreddie
Let's Work TogetherWalter and Molokov
I Know Him So WellFlorence and Svetlana
Pity the ChildFreddie
Lullaby (Apukad Eros Kezen)Gregor Vassey and Florence
Lullaby (Apukad Eros Kezen)Anatoly, Freddie and Company
You and I (Reprise) Anatoly and Florence
Anthem (Reprise) Florence