MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Aug 25, 1980
Closing Date
Jan 08, 1989
1st Preview
Aug 18, 1980
1st Preview
Aug 18, 1980
Previews
6
Performances
3,486
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Winter Garden Theatre
(Aug 25, 1980 - Mar 29, 1981)
Majestic Theatre
(Mar 30, 1981 - Apr 05, 1987)
St. James Theatre
(Apr 07, 1987 - Jan 08, 1989)

Setting
1933. New York City and Philadelphia.

Produced by David Merrick
Music by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Al Dubin; Lead Ins and Crossovers by Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble and Bradford Ropes; Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes; Musical Director: John Lesko; Vocal arrangements by John Lesko; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Donald Johnston; Additional lyrics by Johnny Mercer and Mort Dixon
Directed by Gower Champion; Choreographed by Gower Champion
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Richard Fitzgerald; Hair Design by Ted Azar; Assistant Costume Design: Martin Pakledinaz
General Manager: Helen L. Nickerson; Company Manager: Louise M. Bayer
Production Stage Manager: Steve Zweigbaum; Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jane E. Neufeld
The use of all songs is by arrangement with Warner Brothers; Assistant Conductor: Donald Johnston
Dance Assistant: Karin Baker and Randy Skinner; Casting: Feuer & Ritzer; General Press Representative: Fred Nathan, Josh Ellis, Milly Schoenbaum and Louise Weiner Ment; Furs Provided by The Christie Brothers; Assistant to the Producer: Jon Maas; Advertising: Interart Marketing & Advertising; Assistant to Gower Champion: Larry Carpenter; Press Assistant: Cindy Valk
Dorothy Brock
Julian Marsh
Bert Barry
Andy Lee
Abner Dillon
Billy Lawlor
Peggy Sawyer
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Pat Denning
Maggie Jones
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Phyllis
 
Ensemble
Lorraine
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Mac
 
Thug
 
Doctor
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Understudies: Joel Blum (Billy Lawlor), Mary Cadorette (Peggy Sawyer), James Congdon (Julian Marsh), Donald Johnston (Oscar), Leila Martin (Dorothy Brock, Maggie Jones), Bill Nabel (Bert Barry, Mac), Stan Page (Abner Dillon, Pat Denning), Don Percassi (Andy Lee), Lorraine Person (Ensemble), Rick Pessagno (Ensemble), Nancy Sinclair (Peggy Sawyer) and Karen Tamburrelli (Annie)

Winter Garden Theatre (Aug 25, 1980 - Mar 29, 1981)

Company Manager: Marcia Goldberg (Jul 1986 - Jan 08, 1989)
Assistant Stage Mgr: Barry Kearsley and Debra Pigliavento; Stage Manager: Barry Kearsley and Jack Timmers
Music Contractor: Morton Bullman; Assistant to Mr. Cohen: Marcia Goldberg (Oct 1981 - Aug 1983)
Dance Captain: Debra Pigliavento and Jon Engstrom

Cast

Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Doctor
Abner Dillon
Phyllis
 
Ensemble
Peggy Sawyer
Oct 20, 1980 - ?
Ensemble
Ensemble
Understudies: Rob Draper (Billy Lawlor), Jon Engstrom (Ensemble), Ida Gilliams (Ensemble), Jeri Kansas (Annie), Christopher Lucas (Ensemble), Lizzie Moran (Ensemble), Lorraine Person (Lorraine, Phyllis), Debra Pigliavento (Ensemble, Lorraine, Phyllis), Nikki Sahagen (Peggy Sawyer) and Ron Schwinn (Andy Lee)

Majestic Theatre (Mar 30, 1981 - Apr 05, 1987)

Musical Director: Philip Fradkin; Assistant Musical Dir.: Bernie Leighton
Directed by Lucia Victor
General Manager: Leo K. Cohen
Advertising: David Enright & Associates; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc.

Cast

Julian Marsh
Dorothy Brock
Dorothy Brock
Peggy Sawyer
Peggy Sawyer
Pat Denning
Maggie Jones
Peggy Sawyer
Sep 16, 1986 - ?
 
Annie
Maggie Jones
Dorothy Brock
Apr 26, 1983 - ?
Julian Marsh
 
Pat Denning
Peggy Sawyer
circa. 1984 - ?
 
Ensemble
circa. Aug 1980 - circa. 1981
Billy Lawlor
Dec 13, 1983 - ?
Maggie Jones
Julian Marsh
Andy Lee
Jul 15, 1986 - Aug 31, 1986
Maggie Jones
 
Dorothy Brock
Dorothy Brock
Jun 17, 1986 - ?
Pat Denning
Lorraine
 
Ensemble
Maggie Jones
Lorraine
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Jan 1987 - Jul 1987
Maggie Jones
Phyllis
Julian Marsh
Jul 22, 1986 - ?
Billy Lawlor
Dorothy Brock
Julian Marsh
Oct 29, 1985 - ?
Peggy Sawyer
Lorraine
Maggie Jones
Dorothy Brock
Dec 17, 1985 - ?
Ensemble
circa. 1986 - circa. 1988
Billy Lawlor
Jul 22, 1986 - ?
Peggy Sawyer
Jul 22, 1986 - ?
Peggy Sawyer
Nov 15, 1983 - ?
Standby: Gail Benedict (Peggy Sawyer) and Sheila Smith (Maggie Jones, Dorothy Brock)
Understudies: Steve Elmore (Julian Marsh), Billye Kersey (Annie) and Bernie Leighton (Oscar)

St. James Theatre (Apr 07, 1987 - Jan 08, 1989)

Cast

Ensemble
Pat Denning
Annie
Maggie Jones
Jul 21, 1987 - ?
Ensemble
Mac
? - Jan 08, 1989
 
Thug
 
Doctor
Billy Lawlor
Oct 20, 1987 - ?
Understudies: Michael Dantuono (Julian Marsh) and Michael Vita (Abner Dillon, Pat Denning)
music by Harry Warren; lyrics by Al Dubin
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Sung By
Audition
Andy Lee and Ensemble
Young and Healthy
Billy Lawlor and Peggy Sawyer
Shadow Waltz
Maggie Jones, Dorothy Brock and Girls
Shadow Waltz (Reprise)
Dorothy Brock
Go Into Your Dance
Maggie Jones, Peggy Sawyer, Annie, Andy Lee, Lorraine and Phyllis
You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me
Dorothy Brock, Billy Lawlor, Peggy Sawyer and Ensemble
Getting Out of Town
(lyrics by Mort Dixon and Michael Stewart)
Pat Denning, Bert Barry, Maggie Jones, Annie, Dorothy Brock and Ensemble
Dames
Billy Lawlor and Men
I Know Now
Dorothy Brock
I Know Now (Reprise)
Billy Lawlor and Girls
We're in the Money
Annie, Peggy Sawyer, Lorraine, Phyllis, Billy Lawlor and Ensemble
Act One Finale
Dorothy Brock, Peggy Sawyer and Company
Act 2
Sung By
Sunny Side to Every Situation
(lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
Annie and Ensemble
Lullaby of Broadway
Julian Marsh and Full Company
About a Quarter to Nine
Dorothy Brock and Peggy Sawyer
Pretty Lady Overture
Orchestra
Shuffle Off to Buffalo
Annie, Bert Barry, Maggie Jones and Girls
42nd Street
Peggy Sawyer, Billy Lawlor and Ensemble
42nd Street (Reprise)
Julian Marsh

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1981 Winner
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Book of a Musical

1981 Nominee
Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1981 Nominee
Lee Roy Reams
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1981 Nominee
Wanda Richert
 

Best Costume Design

1981 Nominee
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Lighting Design

1981 Nominee
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Best Choreography

1981 Winner
Choreographed by Gower Champion
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1981 Nominee
Directed by Gower Champion

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Musical

1981 Nominee
Produced by David Merrick
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1981 Nominee
Lee Roy Reams

Outstanding Choreography

1981 Winner
Choreographed by Gower Champion

Outstanding Costume Design

1981 Winner
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge

Theatre World

Award

1981 Recipient
Wanda Richert
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