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Triumph of Love   

Royale Theatre, (10/23/1997 - 1/04/1998)
First Preview: Sep 27, 1997 Total Previews: 30
Opening Date: Oct 23, 1997    
Closing Date: Jan 04, 1998 Total Performances: 85

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The garden retreat of the philosopher Hermocrates, an 18th century Greco-French topiary labyrinth.

Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by Margo Lion, Metropolitan Entertainment Group and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director); Produced in association with PACE Theatrical Group, Inc., The Baruch-Frankel-Viertel Group, Alex Hitz, Center Stage (Irene Lewis, Artistic Director; Peter W. Culman, Managing Director) and Yale Repertory Theatre (Stan Wojewodski, Jr., Artistic Director); Associate Producer: Charles Kelman Productions, Inc. and Marc Routh
Originally produced by Center Stage (Irene Lewis, Artistic Director; Peter W. Culman, Managing Director) and Yale Repertory Theatre (Stan Wojewodski, Jr., Artistic Director)
Book by James Magruder; Music by Jeffrey Stock; Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead; Based on the play by Marivaux; Music orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin; Musical Director: Patrick Brady; Music arranged by Michael Kosarin; "Have a Little Faith" composed by Michael Kosarin; "Mr. Right" composed by Van Dyke Parks
Directed by Michael Mayer; Assistant Director: Kevin Moriarty; Choreographed by Doug Varone
Scenic Design by Heidi Ettinger; Associate Scenic Design: Richard Jaris; Costume Design by Catherine Zuber; Assistant Costume Design: Fabio Toblini; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Associate Lighting Design: David Weiner; Assistant Lighting Design: Philip Rosenberg; Assistant to the Lighting Designer: Michael Gottlieb; Moving Light Programmer: Kim Grethen; Sound Design by Brian Ronan; Assistant Sound Design: Emile LaFargue; Wig / Hair Design by Paul Huntley
General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd. (Jeff Wilson, Wendy Orshan); Company Manager: David Auster; Assistant Co. Mgr: Laura Janik Cronin
Production Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi; Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Stage Manager: Gary Mickelson; Assistant Stage Mgr: Cori Gardner; Technical Supervisor: Tech Production Services, Inc., Elliot Bertoni and Robert Shuck
Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Music Supervisor: Michael Kosarin; Conducted by Patrick S. Brady; Associate Conductor: Larry Spivack; Keyboard: Patrick S. Brady; Concert Master: Rick Dolan; Viola: Richard Brice; Cello: Chungsun Kim; Bass: William Sloat; Woodwind: Chuck Wilson, Rick Heckman and Frank Santagata; Horn: Katie Dennis; Trumpet: Terry Szor; Percussion: Larry Spivack; Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation
Casting: Jay Binder; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Director of Marketing: Keith Hurd; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Asst. to the Choreographer: Frances Craig; Press Associate: John Barlow, Amy Jacobs, Jackie Green and Andy Shearer
F. Murray AbrahamHermocrates
brother to Hesione, a philosopher
Betty BuckleyHesione
Agis' aunt, a philosopher
Susan EganPrincess Léonide
Roger BartHarlequin
the valet
Kevin ChamberlinDimas
the gardener
Nancy OpelCorine
Léonide's maid servant
Christopher SieberAgis
a student of reason
Understudies: Paul Harman (Dimas, Harlequin, Hermocrates), Tom Plotkin (Agis, Dimas, Harlequin) and Christianne Tisdale (Corine, Princess Léonide)
Tony Award®
 1998 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Betty Buckley
Drama Desk Award
 1998 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Betty Buckley
 1998 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee] 
 Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
 1998 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 
  Catherine Zuber
music by Jeffrey Stock; lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
ACT 1 Sung By
This Day of DaysHesione (Agis' aunt, a philosopher), Harlequin (the valet), Dimas (the gardener), Agis (a student of reason) and Hermocrates (brother to Hesione, a philosopher)
AnythingPrincess Léonide
The Bond that Can't Be BrokenPrincess Léonide and Agis (a student of reason)
Mr. RightCorine (Léonide's maid servant) and Harlequin (the valet)
You May Call Me PhocionPrincess Léonide and Hesione (Agis' aunt, a philosopher)
Mr. Right (Reprise) Corine (Léonide's maid servant) and Dimas (the gardener)
EmotionsHermocrates (brother to Hesione, a philosopher) and Princess Léonide
The Sad and Sordid Saga of CécilePrincess Léonide, Agis (a student of reason), Corine (Léonide's maid servant), Harlequin (the valet) and Dimas (the gardener)
SerenityHesione (Agis' aunt, a philosopher)
Issue in QuestionAgis (a student of reason)
Teach Me Not to Love YouThe Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Have A Little FaithCorine (Léonide's maid servant), Princess Léonide, Harlequin (the valet) and Dimas (the gardener)
The TreeHesione (Agis' aunt, a philosopher) and Hermocrates (brother to Hesione, a philosopher)
What Have I Done?Princess Léonide
Henchmen Are ForgottenHarlequin (the valet), Dimas (the gardener) and Corine (Léonide's maid servant)
Love Won't Take No For An AnswerHermocrates (brother to Hesione, a philosopher), Hesione (Agis' aunt, a philosopher) and Agis (a student of reason)
This Day of Days (Reprise) Princess Léonide, Agis (a student of reason), Corine (Léonide's maid servant), Harlequin (the valet) and Dimas (the gardener)