MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Dec 14, 1978
Closing Date
Mar 24, 1979
1st Preview
Dec 01, 1978
1st Preview
Dec 01, 1978
Previews
11
Performances
116
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Majestic Theatre
(Dec 14, 1978 - Mar 24, 1979)

Setting
The Bronx. The Present.

Book by Jerome Kass; Music by Billy Goldenberg; Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: Don Jennings
Directed by Michael Bennett; Choreographed by Michael Bennett and Bob Avian; Choreographed by Michael Bennett and Bob Avian
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Ted Azar
General Manager: Maurice Schaded; Company Manager: Sally Campbell
Production Stage Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Stage Manager: David Taylor; Assistant Stage Mgr: Pat Trott; Technical Coordinator: Arthur Siccardi
Assistant Conductor: Les Scott; Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Casting: Shirley Rich; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Asst. to the Choreographer: T. Michael Reed
Alfred Rossi
Bea Asher
David
Bea's son
"Scooter"
Natalie
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Diane
Bea's daughter
Martha
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Thomas
Harry "The Noodle"
Ensemble
Jack
Bea's brother-in-law
 
Estelle
Helen
Bea's sister-in-law
Ensemble
Petey
Nathan Bricker
Ensemble
Ensemble
Johnny "Lightfeet"
Ensemble
Margaret
Marlene
Shirley
Eleanor
Pauline Krim
Understudies: Marilyn Cooper (Helen, Marlene), Carol Flemming (Diane), Roberta Haze (Eleanor), Alfred Karl (David), Adriana Keathley (Martha, Emily, Shirley), Gene Kelton (Johnny "Lightfeet"), John J. Martin (Alfred Rossi), Joe Milan (Jack), Mary Ann Niles (Angie), Liz Sheridan (Bea Asher), Rudy Tronto ("Scooter"), Jayne Turner (Pauline Krim) and Michael Vita (Nathan Bricker)
A Terrific Band and A Real Nice Crowd
Bea Asher
A Song for Dancing
Ensemble, Marlene and Nathan Bricker
One By One
Angie, Johnny "Lightfeet", The Ballroom Regulars, Marlene and Nathan Bricker
The Dance Montage
The Ballroom Regulars
Dreams
Marlene
Somebody Did Alright for Herself
Bea Asher
The Tango Contest
Emily, Mario, Bea Asher, Alfred Rossi, Martha, Petey, Anitra, Carl, Shirley, Paul, Margaret, Thomas, Marie and Harry "The Noodle"
Goodnight Is Not Goodbye
The Ballroom Regulars, Marlene and Natalie
I've Been Waiting All My Life
The Ballroom Regulars and Nathan Bricker
I Love To Dance
Bea Asher and Alfred Rossi
More of the Same
The Ballroom Regulars, Marlene and Nathan Bricker
Fifty Percent
Bea Asher
The Stardust Waltz
The Ballroom Regulars
I Wish You A Waltz
Bea Asher

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1979 Nominee
Produced by Michael Bennett, Bob Avian, Bernard Gersten and Susan MacNair
 

Best Book of a Musical

1979 Nominee
Book by Jerome Kass
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1979 Nominee
Vincent Gardenia
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1979 Nominee
Dorothy Loudon
 

Best Costume Design

1979 Nominee
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Lighting Design

1979 Nominee
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Best Choreography

1979 Winner
Choreographed by Michael Bennett and Bob Avian
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1979 Nominee
Directed by Michael Bennett

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Book

1979 Nominee
Book by Jerome Kass
 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1979 Nominee
Dorothy Loudon
 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1979 Nominee
Patricia Drylie

Outstanding Choreography

1979 Winner
Choreographed by Michael Bennett and Bob Avian
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1979 Nominee
Directed by Michael Bennett
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1979 Nominee
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Outstanding Lighting Design

1979 Nominee
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser
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