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Chu Chem   
The 1st Chinese-Jewish Musical

 
Ritz Theatre, (3/17/1989 - 5/14/1989)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Mar 17, 1989    
Closing Date: May 14, 1989 Total Performances: 68

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: China. Six hundred years ago.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President)
Produced by The Mitch Leigh Company and William D. Rollnick
First New York Production by The Jewish Repertory Theatre
Book by Ted Allan; Music by Mitch Leigh; Lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl; Musical and Vocal Director: Don Jones; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson
Entire production staged by Albert Marre
Scenic Design by Robert Mitchell; Costume Design by Kenneth M. Yount; Lighting Design by Jason Sturm; Sound Design by Gary M. Stocker
General Manager: Niko Associates, Inc. (Manny Kladitis, Founder and President) and Abbie M. Strassler
Production Supervisor: Dwight Frye; Production Stage Manager: Geraldine Teagarden; Stage Manager: Larry Smith
Music Contractor: William Meade; Keyboard 1: Don Jones; Keyboard 2: Brett Alan Sommer; Wind Synthesizer: Bill Meade; Electric Bass: Ray Kilday; Guitar Synthesizer: Kevin Kuhn
General Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates, Glenna Freedman and Sam Rudy; Advertising: LeDonne & Wilner; Dance Material for the Jewish Repertory Theatre Production by Rosalind Newman; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates and Carol Rosegg; Casting Director: Stephanie Klapper; Press Representative: Pete Sanders
Cast
Emily ZachariasLotte
Westerner
Mark ZellerChu Chem
Westerner
Thom SesmaThe Prince
The Oriental Company
Irving BurtonYakob
Westerner
Timm FujiiThe Prompter
The Oriental Company
Simone GeeNa-Mi
The Oriental Company
Concubine
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Zoie LamDaf-ah-Dil
The Oriental Company
Concubine
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Alvin LumThe Elder
The Oriental Company
Jason MaHo-Ke
The Oriental Company
Propman
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Kenji NakaoShu-Wo
The Oriental Company
Propman
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Paul NakauchiNu-Wo
The Oriental Company
Propman
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Chev RodgersHong Ho (The Governor)
The Oriental Company
Keelee SeetooLei-An
The Oriental Company
Concubine
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Hechter UbarryThe Prince's Brother
The Oriental Company
Nephi Jay WimmerChueh-Wu
The Oriental Company
Propman
The Oriental Company
Guard
The Oriental Company
Standby: Michael Ingram (Chu Chem, Hong Ho (The Governor), Yakob) and Mary Munger (Lotte)
Understudies: Simone Gee (Daf-ah-Dil), Jason Ma (Guard, The Prompter), Paul Nakauchi (The Prince, The Prince's Brother), David Stoll (Propman), Christine Toy (Concubine, Lei-An, Na-Mi, Villager) and Nephi Jay Wimmer (The Elder)
music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl
ACT 1 Sung By
Orient YourselfThe Oriental Company
What Happened, What?Chu Chem (Westerner) and Yakob (Westerner)
WelcomeThe Villagers
You'll Have to ChangeLotte (Westerner)
Love IsThe Prince (The Oriental Company)
I'll Talk to HerChu Chem (Westerner), The Prince (The Oriental Company) and The Prince's Brother (The Oriental Company)
Shame on YouChu Chem (Westerner), The Prince (The Oriental Company) and The Concubines
It Must Be Good for MeLotte (Westerner)
I'll Talk to Her (Reprise) Chu Chem (Westerner) and The Prince (The Oriental Company)
You'll Have to Change (Reprise) The Prince (The Oriental Company)
The RiverLotte (Westerner), The Prince (The Oriental Company) and The Propmen
We Dwell in Our HeartsChu Chem (Westerner)
Goodbye Love, GoodbyeLotte (Westerner) and The Prince (The Oriental Company)
ACT 2 Sung By
Re-Orient YourselfThe Oriental Company
What Happened, What? (Reprise) Yakob (Westerner)
I Once BelievedLotte (Westerner)
It's PossibleChu Chem (Westerner)
Our Kind of WarThe Company
Boom!Hong Ho (The Governor) (The Oriental Company)
FinaleThe Company