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Music Box Theatre , (4/13/1989 - 4/22/1989)
First Preview:Mar 27, 1989 Total Previews:20
Opening Date:Apr 13, 1989   
Closing Date:Apr 22, 1989 Total Performances:12

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A New York City jail exclusively for alimony delinquents. The present.


Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) and Irving Berlin
Produced by Cy Coleman, A. E. Hotchner, William H. Kessler, Jr. and Michael M. Weatherly; Produced in association with Raymond J. Greenwald; Associate Producer: Robert R. Larsen
Originally produced at The Coconut Grove Playhouse (Arnold Mittelman, Producing Artistic Director)
Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Cy Coleman (Broadway debut as lyricist) and A. E. Hotchner; Book by A. E. Hotchner; Music orchestrated by Doug Katsaros; Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman and David Pogue; Musical Director: David Pogue
Directed by Peter Mark Schifter; Musical Staging by Patricia Birch
Scenic Design by David Jenkins; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Angela Gari
General Manager: Richard Seader and Sylrich Management; Company Manager: Paul B. Berkowsky
Production Stage Manager: Mary Porter Hall; Stage Manager: John C. McNamara; Assistant Stage Mgr: Victor Lukas
Conducted by David Pogue; Music Contractor: John Miller; Assistant Conductor: Donald Sosin; Keyboards: David Pogue, Donald Sosin and Lee Musiker; Reeds: Ken Hitchcock; Guitar: Bob Rose; Bass: David Finck; Cello: Marisol Espada and Arnold Schween; Percussion: David Ratajczak
Casting: Deborah Aquila and Don Pemrick; General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Dance Captain: Terri White; Advertising: Grey Entertainment & Media; Logo Design by Nicky Zann
Cast
Avery Schreiber Milton Meltzer
Marilyn Sokol Arlene Meltzer
Jodi Benson Betty Bursteter
Bill Buell Gus Bottomly
Sally Mayes
Broadway debut
Winona Shook
Marcia Mitzman Carol Bates
Scott Waara Kevin Bursteter
Scott Wentworth Aaron Bates
Terri White Eve Aiken
Samuel E. Wright Bruce Aiken
Understudies: Joanna Glushak (Arlene Meltzer, Betty Bursteter, Carol Bates), Walter Hudson (Aaron Bates, Kevin Bursteter) and Sal Mistretta (Bruce Aiken, Gus Bottomly, Milton Meltzer)
Tony Award®
 1989 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Scott Wentworth
 1989 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Peter Mark Schifter
Theatre World
nominee 1989 Award [recipient]
Sally Mayes
music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Cy Coleman and A. E. Hotchner
ACT 1Sung By
A Place Called Alimony Jail Husbands and Wives
Pay the Lawyer Husbands
Mrs. Meltzer Wants the Money Now! Arlene Meltzer and Husbands
That's a Woman Aaron Bates, Carol Bates and Wives
Piece of Cake Eve Aiken and Bruce Aiken
Rio Milton Meltzer, Arlene Meltzer, Wives and Gus Bottomly
Holidays Arlene Meltzer
The Trouble with You Aaron Bates, Carol Bates, Husbands and Wives
Mother-in-Law Husbands
At My Side Bruce Aiken and Kevin Bursteter
ACT 2Sung By
Southern Comfort Winona Shook, Aaron Bates, Wives and Husbands
The Two of Us Bruce Aiken and Milton Meltzer
It's Love! It's Love! Gus Bottomly and Husbands
The Name of Love Carol Bates
Miami Beach Arlene Meltzer and Husbands
Guilty Winona Shook
Love Behind Bars Winona Shook, Aaron Bates and Wives
At My Side (Reprise)Kevin Bursteter and Betty Bursteter
It Wouldn't Be You Husbands and Wives