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Gershwin Theatre , (11/19/1998 - 1/17/1999)
First Preview:Oct 20, 1998 Total Previews:32
Opening Date:Nov 19, 1998   
Closing Date:Jan 17, 1999 Total Performances:69

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: New York City, 1944 - wartime


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman Emeritus; James L. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President)
Produced by The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (George C. Wolfe: Producer; Rosemarie Tichler: Artistic Producer; Mark Litvin: Managing Director); NYSF Associate Producer: Wiley Hausam
Original 1944 production was choreographed by Jerome Robbins; Additional generous support for this production provided by Scott Rudin, Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director), Roger Berlind and Margo Lion
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Based on a concept by Jerome Robbins; Music orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin; Musical Director: Kevin Stites
Directed by George C. Wolfe; Choreographed by Keith Young; Unbilled choreography by Joey McKneely
Scenic Design by Adrianne Lobel; Associate Scenic Design: Douglas Huszti; Costume Design by Paul Tazewell; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Associate Lighting Design: Philip Rosenberg; Sound Design by Jon Weston; Hair Design by David H. Lawrence
General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd. (Jeff Wilson, Wendy Orshan); NYSF General Manager: Michael Hurst; Company Manager: Julie Crosby; Associate Co. Mgr: Percy Gibson
Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Production Supervisor: Bonnie Panson; Stage Manager: Karen Armstrong, Kenneth McGee and Donna A. Drake; Technical Supervisor: Tech Production Services, Inc., Elliot Bertoni, Kimberly Parker and Rachel J. Semmel
Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Conducted by Kevin Stites; Associate Conductor: Jeffrey Harris; Woodwind: Kenneth Adams, Dennis Anderson, William Blount, Roger Rosenberg, Eddie Salkin and Edward Zuhlke; Trumpet: Kamau Adilifu, Christian Jaudes and Larry Lunetta; Trombone: Randall Andos, Lawrence Farrell and Joel Shelton; French Horn: Theresa MacDonnell and Roger Wendt; Piano: Jeffrey Harris; Drums: Brian Grice; Percussion: Eric Kivnick; Bass: Peter Donovan; Music Copying: Emily Grishman Music Preparation
NYSF Casting: Jordan Thaler and Heidi Griffiths; NYSF Senior Director, External Affairs: Margaret M. Lioi; Marketing: FourFront, Inc.; NYSF Press Representative: Carol R. Fineman and Thomas V. Naro; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.
Cast
Brad Aspel New Sailor in Town
Dance Ensemble
Tom Aulino Quartet
Waldo Figment
Person of New York
Kristine Bendul Pas de Deux Dancer
Diamond Eddie Girl
Dance Ensemble
Stephen Campanella
Broadway debut
Primitive Man
New Sailor in Town
Dance Ensemble
Nora Cole Miss Turnstiles Announcer
Woman of Carnegie Hall
Diana Dream
Senorita Dolores Dolores
Christopher F. Davis Quartet
Policeman
New Sailor in Town
Lea DeLaria Hildy Esterhazy
R.J. Durell
Broadway debut
Dance Ensemble
Dottie Earle Mannequin
Dance Ensemble
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Broadway debut
Chip
Jennifer Frankel Mannequin
Diamond Eddie Girl
Dance Ensemble
Jonathan Freeman Pitkin W. Bridgework
Edgard Gallardo Dance Ensemble
Darren Gibson
Broadway debut
Pas de Deux Dancer
Dance Ensemble
Annie Golden Lucy Schmeeler
Blake Hammond
Broadway debut
Quartet
S. Uperman
Diamond Eddie Master of Ceremonies
Person of New York
Amy Heggins Mannequin
Diamond Eddie Girl
Dance Ensemble
John Jellison Quartet
Subway Bill Poster
Rajah Bimmy
Person of New York
Tai Jimenez
Broadway debut
Ivy Smith
Sarah Knowlton Claire DeLoone
Darren Lee Dance Ensemble
Robert Montano Ozzie
Linda Mugleston
Broadway debut
Flossie
Woman of Carnegie Hall
Person of New York
Perry Laylon Ojeda Gabey
Gregory Emanuel Rahming Workman
Miss Turnstiles Announcer
Person of New York
Keenah Reid
Broadway debut
Diamond Eddie Girl
Dance Ensemble
Judine Richàrd Mannequin
Primitive Woman
Diamond Eddie Girl
Dance Ensemble
Mary Testa Little Old Lady
Madame Maude P. Dilly
Chandra Wilson
Broadway debut
Flossie's Friend
Woman of Carnegie Hall
Person of New York
Swings: Kim Craven, Sloan Just, Wes Pope, Rommy Sandhu and Scott Spahr
Standbys: David Lowenstein (Diamond Eddie Master of Ceremonies, Miss Turnstiles Announcer, Rajah Bimmy, S. Uperman, Subway Bill Poster, Waldo Figment, Workman), Janet Metz (Claire DeLoone, Hildy Esterhazy, Madame Maude P. Dilly) and Dana Stackpole (Ivy Smith)
Understudies: Brad Aspel (Chip, Ozzie), Stephen Campanella (Gabey), Kim Craven (Pas de Deux Dancer, Primitive Woman), R.J. Durell (Pas de Deux Dancer), Jennifer Frankel (Flossie), John Jellison (Miss Turnstiles Announcer, Pitkin W. Bridgework, Workman), Sloan Just (Primitive Woman), Darren Lee (Chip, Gabey), Linda Mugleston (Hildy Esterhazy, Little Old Lady, Madame Maude P. Dilly), Wes Pope (New Sailor in Town, Policeman, Primitive Man), Keenah Reid (Flossie's Friend), Judine Richàrd (Diana Dream, Miss Turnstiles Announcer, Senorita Dolores Dolores), Rommy Sandhu (New Sailor in Town, Policeman, Primitive Man), Scott Spahr (New Sailor in Town, Policeman, Primitive Man), Dana Stackpole (Pas de Deux Dancer) and Chandra Wilson (Lucy Schmeeler)
Tony Award®
 1999 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Mary Testa
Drama Desk Award
 1998 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Lea DeLaria
Theatre World
nominee 1998 Award [recipient]
Lea DeLaria
ACT 1Sung By
I Feel Like I'm Not Out of Bed Yet Workman and Quartet
New York, New York Ozzie, Chip, Gabey and Full Company
Gabey's Coming Ozzie, Chip, Gabey and Mannequins
Presentation of Miss Turnstiles Announcers, Ivy Smith and Dance Ensemble
Come Up to My Place Hildy Esterhazy and Chip
Carrried Away Claire DeLoone, Ozzie, Primitive Man and Primitive Woman
Lonely Town Gabey and Dance Ensemble
Carnegie Hall Pavane Ivy Smith, Madame Maude P. Dilly and Women of Carnegie Hall
Lucky to Be Me Gabey and Full Company
I Understand Pitkin W. Bridgework
I Can Cook Too Hildy Esterhazy
Times Square Ballet Full Company
ACT 2Sung By
So Long, Baby Diamond Eddie's Girls
I Wish I Was Dead Diana Dream
I Wish I Was Dead (Reprise)Senorita Dolores Dolores
Ya Got Me Hildy Esterhazy, Claire DeLoone, Ozzie and Chip
I Understand (Reprise)Pitkin W. Bridgework and Lucy Schmeeler
Subway Ride Gabey and The People of New York
Imaginary Coney Island Gabey, Ivy Smith and Dance Ensemble
Some Other Time Claire DeLoone, Hildy Esterhazy, Ozzie and Chip
The Real Coney Island Rajah Bimmy
I Feel Like I'm Not Out of Bed Yet (Reprise)Workman
New York, New York (Reprise)Full Company