MusicalDanceOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 10, 1986
Closing Date
Jun 08, 1986
1st Preview
Apr 01, 1986
1st Preview
Apr 01, 1986
Previews
8
Performances
69
MusicalDanceOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Broadway Theatre
(Apr 10, 1986 - Jun 08, 1986)

Setting
The 1930's. The South Side of Chicago.

Book by Bob Fosse; Based on the film "Big Deal on Madonna Street" by Mario Monicelli; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns; Music arranged by Gordon Lowry Harrell; Featuring songs by Ray Henderson ("Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries", "Button Up Your Overcoat", "I'm Sitting on Top of the World"), Abel Baer ("For No Good Reason at All"), Eubie Blake ("I'm Just Wild About Harry"), Samuel W. Lewis ("For No Good Reason at All"), Joseph Young ("For No Good Reason at All"), Ted Fiorito ("Charley My Boy"), Nacio Herb Brown ("I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'"), Richard Whiting ("Ain't We Got Fun"), Fred Fisher ("Chicago", "Daddy, You've Been a Mother to Me"), Jerome Kern ("Pick Yourself Up"), Don Raye ("Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar"), Hughie Prince ("Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar"), Eleanor Sheehy ("Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar"), Edward Farley ("The Music Goes 'Round and 'Round"), Michael Riley ("The Music Goes 'Round and 'Round"), Al Lewis ("Now's The Time to Fall in Love"), Milton Ager ("Ain't She Sweet", "Happy Days are Here Again"), Al Jolson ("Me and My Shadow"), Spencer Williams ("Everybody Loves My Baby"), Dave Dreyer ("Me and My Shadow"), Harry Warren ("I Found a Million Dollar Baby"), Lewis E. Gensler ("Love is Just Around the Corner"), Leonello Casucci ("Just a Gigolo"), Hal Goering ("Who's Your Little Whozis"), Ben Bernie ("Who's Your Little Whozis"), Leonard Ware ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Jerry Brandow ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Willie Spottswood ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Leonard Kent ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Edward Robinson ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight") and Walter Donaldson ("Yes Sir, That's My Baby"); Featuring songs with lyrics by B.G. DeSylva ("Button Up Your Overcoat"), Gus Kahn ("Charley My Boy", "Ain't We Got Fun", "Yes Sir, That's My Baby"), Arthur Freed ("I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'"), Raymond Egan ("Ain't We Got Fun"), Lew Brown ("Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries", "Button Up Your Overcoat"), Dorothy Fields ("Pick Yourself Up"), Noble Sissle ("I'm Just Wild About Harry"), Red Hodgson ("The Music Goes 'Round and 'Round"), Al Sherman ("Now's The Time to Fall in Love"), Jack Yellen ("Ain't She Sweet", "Happy Days are Here Again"), Jack Palmer ("Everybody Loves My Baby"), Billy Rose ("Me and My Shadow", "I Found a Million Dollar Baby"), Mort Dixon ("I Found a Million Dollar Baby"), Leo Robin ("Love is Just Around the Corner"), Walter Hirsch ("Who's Your Little Whozis"), Fred Fisher ("Chicago", "Daddy, You've Been a Mother To Me"), Don Raye ("Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar"), Hughie Prince ("Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar"), Eleanor Sheehy ("Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar"), Leonard Ware ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Jerry Brandow ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Willie Spottswood ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Leonard Kent ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Edward Robinson ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Joseph Young ("I'm Sitting on Top of the World") and Samuel M. Lewis ("I'm Sitting on Top of the World"); Featuring songs with lyrics (English) by Irving Caesar ("Just a Gigolo"); Featuring songs with lyrics (original) by Julius Brammer ("Just a Gigolo")
Directed by Bob Fosse; Choreographed by Bob Fosse; Associate Choreographer: Christopher Chadman
Scenic Design by Peter Larkin; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Hair Design by Romaine Greene; Associate Scenic Design: William Barclay; Assistant Scenic Design: Charles Beals; Assistant Costume Design: Arnold S. Levine; Assistant Lighting Design: Peggy Eisenhauer; Assistant Hair Design: Werner Sherer
Executive Producer: Jules Fisher; General Manager: Joseph Harris Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Steven H. David
Production Stage Manager: Phil Friedman; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris Associates; Stage Manager: Perry Cline and Barry Kearsley; Assistant Stage Mgr: Kenneth Hanson and Randall Whitescarver
Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press; Conducted by Gordon Lowry Harrell; Associate Conductor: Nick Cerrato; On-Stage Band - Drums: Brian Brake; On-Stage Band - Piano: Leonard Oxley; On-Stage Band - Clarinet: William Shadel; On-Stage Band - Trumpet: Joe Mosello; On-Stage Band - Bass: Earl May; On-Stage Band - Trombone: Britt Woodman; Music Preparation: Mathilde Pincus, Christine Ambrose and Chelsea Music Services, Inc.; Synthesizer Programmer: Myles Chase, Peter Phillips, Jeffrey Halpern and Teese Gohl
Film sequence produced by Chrisann Verges Productions, Inc.
Casting: Howard Feuer; Assistant to the Choreographer: Linda Haberman; General Press Representative: The Fred Nathan Company, Inc.; Dance Captain: Valarie Pettiford; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Martha Swope Studio
Willie
Kokomo
 
Dancin' Dan
First Narrator
Dancer
Second Narrator
Dancer
Sunnyboy
Little Willie (film sequence)
Judge and Bandleader
Millie (film sequence)
The Clerk (film sequence)
 
Band Singer
 
First Shadow
Little Willie
 
Dancer
Announcer
 
Dancer
Second Shadow
Standby: Bryant Baldwin (Dancer), Vince Cole (Dancer), Diana Laurenson (Dancer), James Stovall (Sunnyboy, Judge and Bandleader) and Byron Utley (Charley, Slick)
Understudies: Bryant Baldwin (Second Narrator), Ciscoe Bruton II (Dancin' Dan), Vince Cole (Sunnyboy), Lloyd Culbreath (Willie), Kim Darwin (First Shadow, Second Shadow), Kenneth Hanson (Kokomo), Cady Huffman (Pearl), Amelia Marshall (Phoebe), Frank Mastrocola (First Narrator), Stephanie Pope (Lilly, First Shadow, Second Shadow) and Roumel Reaux (Otis, Dancin' Dan)
Act 1
Sung By
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries
(music by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson; lyrics by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson)
Lilly
For No Good Reason At All
(music by Abel Baer, Samuel M. Lewis and Joseph Young; lyrics by Abel Baer, Samuel M. Lewis and Joseph Young)
Narrators
Charley My Boy
(music by Ted Fiorito and Gus Kahn; lyrics by Ted Fiorito and Gus Kahn)
Charley
I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'
(music by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed; lyrics by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed)
Kokomo, Charley, Judge and Narrators
Ain't We Got Fun
(music by Richard Whiting; lyrics by Raymond Egan and Gus Kahn)
Prisoners
For No Good Reason At All (Reprise)
(music by Abel Baer, Samuel M. Lewis and Joseph Young; lyrics by Abel Baer, Samuel M. Lewis and Joseph Young)
Narrators and Dancers
Chicago
(music by Fred Fisher; lyrics by Fred Fisher)
Narrators
Pick Yourself Up
(music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Dorothy Fields)
Charley, Willie, Slick, Sunnyboy and Otis
I'm Just Wild About Harry
(music by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle; lyrics by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle)
Lilly
Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar
(music by Hughie Prince, Don Raye and Eleanor Sheehy; lyrics by Hughie Prince, Don Raye and Eleanor Sheehy)
Bandleader, Band and Dancers
The Music Goes 'Round and 'Round
(music by Edward Farley, Red Hodgson and Michael Riley; lyrics by Edward Farley, Red Hodgson and Michael Riley)
Bandleader and Band
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries (Reprise)
(music by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson; lyrics by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson)
Lilly
Act 2
Sung By
Now's the Time to Fall in Love
(music by Al Lewis and Al Sherman; lyrics by Al Lewis and Al Sherman)
Narrators and Dancers
Ain't She Sweet
(music by Milton Ager; lyrics by Jack Yellen)
Sunnyboy, Phoebe, Narrators and Dancers
Everybody Loves My Baby
(music by Jack Palmer and Spencer Williams; lyrics by Jack Palmer and Spencer Williams)
Willie and Narrators
Me and My Shadow
(music by Dave Dreyer and Al Jolson; lyrics by Billy Rose)
Dancin' Dan and Shadows
Love Is Just Around the Corner
(music by Lewis E. Gensler; lyrics by Leo Robin)
Narrators
Just a Gigolo
(music by Leonello Casucci; lyrics by Julius Brammer and Irving Caesar)
Bandleader and Charley
Who's Your Little Who-zis?
(music by Ben Bernie and Hal Goering; lyrics by Walter Hirsch)
Bandleader and Band Singer
Yes Sir, That's My Baby
(music by Walter Donaldson; lyrics by Gus Kahn)
Charley
Button Up Your Overcoat
(music by Lew Brown, Bud G. DeSylva and Ray Henderson; lyrics by Lew Brown, Bud G. DeSylva and Ray Henderson)
Lilly
Daddy, You've Been a Mother to Me
(music by Fred Fisher; lyrics by Fred Fisher)
Willie and Little Willie
Happy Days Are Here Again
(music by Milton Ager; lyrics by Jack Yellen)
Slick, Phoebe, Sunnyboy and Company
I'm Sitting On Top of the World
(music by Ray Henderson, Samuel M. Lewis and Joseph Young; lyrics by Ray Henderson, Samuel M. Lewis and Joseph Young)
Charley and Company
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries (Reprise)
(music by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson; lyrics by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson)
Lilly

Tony Award®

 
 

Best Book of a Musical

1986 Nominee
Book by Bob Fosse
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1986 Nominee
Cleavant Derricks

Best Choreography

1986 Winner
Choreographed by Bob Fosse
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1986 Nominee
Directed by Bob Fosse

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Musical

 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1986 Nominee
Cleavant Derricks
 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1986 Nominee
Desiree Coleman

Outstanding Choreography

1986 Winner
Choreographed by Bob Fosse
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1986 Nominee
Directed by Bob Fosse
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