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Marie Christine   

Vivian Beaumont Theatre , (12/02/1999 - 1/09/2000)
First Preview:Oct 28, 1999 Total Previews:39
Opening Date:Dec 02, 1999   
Closing Date:Jan 09, 2000 Total Performances:42

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: A prison; various locations in and around Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, and Chicago. 1894-1899.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)
Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer); LCT Musical Theater Associate Producer: Ira Weitzman
A workshop of "Marie Christine" was produced by Graciela Daniele and Jules Fisher
Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa; Book by Michael John LaChiusa; Music by Michael John LaChiusa; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: David Evans
Directed by Graciela Daniele; Choreographed by Graciela Daniele; Associate Choreographer: Willie Rosario
Scenic Design by Christopher H. Barreca; Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer; Sound Design by Scott Stauffer; Hair and Wig Design by Linda Rice
LCT General Manager: Steven C. Callahan; Company Manager: Susan Sampliner
Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi; LCT Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin
Conducted by David Evans; Associate Conductor: Lawrence Yurman; Keyboard: David Evans; Keyboards: Lawrence Yurman; Woodwind: Steven Kenyon, John J. Moses, Richard A. Heckman and John Winder; Trumpet: Brian O'Flaherty and Kamau Adilifu; French Horn: Peter Gordon and Janet Lantz; Violin: Robert Lawrence and Maura Giannini; Viola: Kenneth Burward-Hoy; Cello: Scott Ballantyne; Bass: Raymond Kilday; Percussion: Raymond Grappone; Percussion / Synthesizer: Lawrence Spivack
Casting: Alan Filderman; LCT Director of Marketing: Thomas Cott; LCT Director of Development: Hattie K. Jutagir; Fight direction by Luis Perez; LCT General Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi
Franz C. Alderfer Ensemble
Ana Maria Andricain Ensemble
Michael Babin Bar Patron
Brent Black Ensemble
Sherry Boone
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Marie Christine L'Adrese Alternate
Anthony Crivello Dante Keyes
Mary Bond Davis Prisoner #3
Darius de Haas Paris L'Adrese
Donna Dunmire Serpent
Gates' daughter
Shawn Elliott Gates
Andrea Frierson-Toney Prisoner #2
André Garner Joachim
a valet
Monsieur Archambeau
Lovette George Celeste
a maid
Keith Lee Grant Jean L'Adrese
Rosena M. Hill Ozelia
a maid
Kim Huber Duchess
Magdalena's "Daughter"
Grace Parker
Kimberly JaJuan Lisette
Marie Christine's maid
Mark Lotito McMahon
Joy Lynn Matthews Beatrice
Jean's fiancee
Michael McCormick Leary
Audra McDonald Marie Christine L'Adrese
Janet Metz Petal
Magdalena's "Daughters"
Olivia Parker
Monique Midgette Ensemble
David Pleasant Chaka
Powers Pleasant Child
Vivian Reed Marie Christine's Mother
Peter Samuel Bartender
Esau Parker
Mary Testa Magdalena
Zachary Thornton Child
Joshua Walter Child
Jennifer Leigh Warren Prisoner #1
Jim Weaver Osmond
a valet
Monsieur St. Vinson
Understudies: Franz C. Alderfer (Joachim, Monsieur Archambeau, Monsieur St. Vinson, Osmond), Ana Maria Andricain (Duchess, Helena, Petal), Michael Babin (McMahon), Brent Black (Bartender, Dante Keyes), André Garner (Paris L'Adrese), Lovette George (Beatrice, Prisoner #1, Prisoner #2, Prisoner #3), Rosena M. Hill (Lisette), Joy Lynn Matthews (Marie Christine's Mother, Prisoner #1, Prisoner #2, Prisoner #3), Michael McCormick (Gates), Janet Metz (Magdalena), Monique Midgette (Celeste, Ozelia, Prisoner #1, Prisoner #2, Prisoner #3), Peter Samuel (Leary) and Jim Weaver (Jean L'Adrese)
Tony Award®
 2000 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Michael John LaChiusa
 2000 Best Original Musical Score [nominee]
Music by Michael John LaChiusa; Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa
 2000 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Audra McDonald
 2000 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Jules Fisher
 2000 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Peggy Eisenhauer
 2000 Best Orchestrations [nominee]
Jonathan Tunick
Drama Desk Award
 2000 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Audra McDonald
ACT 1Sung By
Before the Morning Women
Mamzell' Marie Company
Ton Grandpere est le Soleil Marie Christine's Mother
Beautiful Marie Christine L'Adrese
Way Back to Paradise Marie Christine L'Adrese and Lisette (Marie Christine's maid)
Storm Dante Keyes
To Find a Lover Marie Christine L'Adrese and Company
Nothing Beats Chicago / Ocean Is Different / Dance Dante Keyes
Tou Mi Mi Lisette (Marie Christine's maid)
Miracles and Mysteries Marie Christine's Mother and Prisoners
I Don't Hear the Ocean Dante Keyes and Marie Christine L'Adrese
Bird Inside the House Maids and Valets
All Eyes Look Upon You Jean L'Adrese
A Month Ago Maids
Danced With a Girl (Reprise)Dante Keyes
We're Gonna Go to Chicago Dante Keyes and Marie Christine L'Adrese
Dansez Calinda Lisette (Marie Christine's maid)
I Will Give Marie Christine L'Adrese and Prisoners
Finale of Act I Paris L'Adrese and Company
ACT 2Sung By
Opening / I Will Love You Prisoners, Dante Keyes and Marie Christine L'Adrese
Cincinnati Magdalena and Daughters
You're Looking at the Man Leary, McMahon, Dante Keyes and Company
The Scorpion Dante Keyes and Marie Christine L'Adrese
Lover Bring Me Summer Olivia Parker and Grace Parker
Tell Me Marie Christine L'Adrese
Paradise Is Burning Down Magdalena
Prison in a Prison Marie Christine L'Adrese, Prisoners, Helena (Gates' daughter) and Dante Keyes
Better & Best Leary and McMahon
Good Looking Woman Gates, Leary and McMahon
No Turning Back Paris L'Adrese, Marie Christine's Mother, Jean L'Adrese and Lisette (Marie Christine's maid)
Beautiful (Reprise)Marie Christine L'Adrese
A Lovely Wedding Magdalena
I Will Love You (Reprise)Marie Christine L'Adrese
Your Name Dante Keyes
Finale of Act II Women