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Ballroom   

Majestic Theatre, (12/14/1978 - 3/24/1979)
First Preview: Dec 01, 1978 Total Previews: 11
Opening Date: Dec 14, 1978    
Closing Date: Mar 24, 1979 Total Performances: 116

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Bronx. The Present.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Michael Bennett; Co - Producer: Bob Avian, Bernard Gersten and Susan MacNair
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; Co - Choreographer: 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; Technical Coordinator: Arthur Siccardi
Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Casting: Shirley Rich; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi
Cast
Vincent Gardenia
Alfred Rossi
Dorothy Loudon
Bea Asher
Peter Alzado
David
Bea's son
Danny Carroll
"Scooter"
Marilyn Cooper
Natalie
Ensemble
Dick Corrigan
Ensemble
Dorothy Danner
Diane
Bea's daughter
Patricia Drylie
Angie
Barbara Erwin
Martha
David Evans
Carl
Bud Fleming
Ensemble
Carol Flemming
Kathy
Ensemble
Peter Gladke
Thomas
Victor Griffin
Harry "The Noodle"
Svetlana McLee Grody
Anitra
Mickey Gunnerson
Ensemble
John Hallow
Jack
Bea's brother-in-law
Roberta Haze
Faye
Estelle
Sally-Jane Heit
Helen
Bea's sister-in-law
Alfred Karl
Ensemble
Adriana Keathley
Marie
Gene Kelton
Petey
Bernie Knee
Nathan Bricker
Dorothy D. Lister
Ensemble
John J. Martin
Ensemble
Joe Milan
Ensemble
Mary Ann Niles
Emily
Howard Parker
Johnny "Lightfeet"
Frank Pietri
Ensemble
Mavis Ray
Margaret
Lynn Roberts
Marlene
Liz Sheridan
Shirley
Rudy Tronto
Bill
Jayne Turner
Eleanor
Terry Violino
Mario
Michael Vita
Paul
Janet Stewart White
Pauline Krim
Swings: Kathie Dalton and Ken Urmston
Understudies: Marilyn Cooper (Helen, Marlene), Carol Flemming (Diane), Roberta Haze (Eleanor), Alfred Karl (David), Adriana Keathley (Emily, Martha, 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)
Tony Award®
1979 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Michael Bennett, Bob Avian, Bernard Gersten and Susan MacNair
1979 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Jerome Kass
1979 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Vincent Gardenia
1979 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Dorothy Loudon
1979 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Theoni V. Aldredge
1979 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Tharon Musser
winner 1979 Best Choreography [winner]
Michael Bennett
winner 1979 Best Choreography [winner]
Bob Avian
1979 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Michael Bennett
Drama Desk Award
1979 Outstanding Book [nominee]
Book by Jerome Kass
1979 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Dorothy Loudon
1979 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Patricia Drylie
winner 1979 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Michael Bennett
winner 1979 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Bob Avian
1979 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee]
Directed by Michael Bennett
1979 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee]
Theoni V. Aldredge
1979 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee]
Tharon Musser
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
More of the Same The Ballroom Regulars
I Love To Dance Alfred Rossi
More of the Same Marlene and Nathan Bricker
Fifty Percent Bea Asher
The Stardust Waltz The Ballroom Regulars
I Wish You A Waltz Bea Asher