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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.



Production Staff [Collapse]
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; Assistant Co. Mgr: Manjit Kapany
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; Music Copying: Emily Grishman Music Preparation
Casting: Alan Filderman; LCT Director of Marketing: Thomas Cott; LCT Director of Development: Hattie K. Jutagir; Fight direction by Luis Perez; Asst. to the Choreographer: Donna Dunmire; LCT General Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi; Production Assistant: Stephen R. Gruse
Cast
Franz C. AlderferEnsemble
Ana Maria AndricainEnsemble
Michael BabinBar Patron
Ensemble
Brent BlackEnsemble
Sherry Boone
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Marie Christine L'Adrese
Alternate
Anthony CrivelloDante Keyes
Mary Bond DavisPrisoner #3
Darius de HaasParis L'Adrese
Donna DunmireSerpent
Helena
Gates' daughter
Ensemble
Shawn ElliottGates
Andrea Frierson-ToneyPrisoner #2
André GarnerJoachim
a valet
Monsieur Archambeau
Ensemble
Lovette GeorgeCeleste
a maid
Ensemble
Keith Lee GrantJean L'Adrese
Rosena M. HillOzelia
a maid
Ensemble
Kim HuberDuchess
Magdalena's "Daughter"
Grace Parker
Ensemble
Kimberly JaJuanLisette
Marie Christine's maid
Mark LotitoMcMahon
Ensemble
Joy Lynn MatthewsBeatrice
Jean's fiancee
Ensemble
Michael McCormickLeary
Ensemble
Audra McDonaldMarie Christine L'Adrese
Janet MetzPetal
Magdalena's "Daughters"
Olivia Parker
Ensemble
Monique MidgetteEnsemble
David PleasantChaka
drums
Powers PleasantChild
Vivian ReedMarie Christine's Mother
Peter SamuelBartender
Esau Parker
Ensemble
Mary TestaMagdalena
Zachary ThorntonChild
Joshua WalterChild
Jennifer Leigh WarrenPrisoner #1
Jim WeaverOsmond
a valet
Monsieur St. Vinson
Ensemble
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 1 Sung By
Before the MorningWomen
Mamzell' MarieCompany
Ton Grandpere est le SoleilMarie Christine's Mother
BeautifulMarie Christine L'Adrese
Way Back to ParadiseMarie Christine L'Adrese and Lisette (Marie Christine's maid)
StormDante Keyes
To Find a LoverMarie Christine L'Adrese and Company
Nothing Beats Chicago / Ocean Is Different / DanceDante Keyes
Tou Mi MiLisette (Marie Christine's maid)
Miracles and MysteriesMarie Christine's Mother and Prisoners
I Don't Hear the OceanDante Keyes and Marie Christine L'Adrese
Bird Inside the HouseMaids and Valets
All Eyes Look Upon YouJean L'Adrese
A Month AgoMaids
Danced With a Girl (Reprise) Dante Keyes
We're Gonna Go to ChicagoDante Keyes and Marie Christine L'Adrese
Dansez CalindaLisette (Marie Christine's maid)
I Will GiveMarie Christine L'Adrese and Prisoners
Finale of Act IParis L'Adrese and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Opening / I Will Love YouPrisoners, Dante Keyes and Marie Christine L'Adrese
CincinnatiMagdalena and Daughters
You're Looking at the ManLeary, McMahon, Dante Keyes and Company
The ScorpionDante Keyes and Marie Christine L'Adrese
Lover Bring Me SummerOlivia Parker and Grace Parker
Tell MeMarie Christine L'Adrese
Paradise Is Burning DownMagdalena
Prison in a PrisonMarie Christine L'Adrese, Prisoners, Helena (Gates' daughter) and Dante Keyes
Better & BestLeary and McMahon
Good Looking WomanGates, Leary and McMahon
No Turning BackParis L'Adrese, Marie Christine's Mother, Jean L'Adrese and Lisette (Marie Christine's maid)
Beautiful (Reprise) Marie Christine L'Adrese
A Lovely WeddingMagdalena
I Will Love You (Reprise) Marie Christine L'Adrese
Your NameDante Keyes
Finale of Act IIWomen