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 Milton Ager ("Ain't She Sweet", "Happy Days are Here Again"), Abel Baer ("For No Good Reason at All"), Ben Bernie ("Who's Your Little Whozis"), Eubie Blake ("I'm Just Wild About Harry"), Jerry Brandow ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Nacio Herb Brown ("I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'"), Leonello Casucci ("Just a Gigolo"), Walter Donaldson ("Yes Sir, That's My Baby"), Dave Dreyer ("Me and My Shadow"), Edward Farley ("The Music Goes 'Round and 'Round"), Ted Fiorito ("Charley My Boy"), Fred Fisher ("Chicago", "Daddy, You've Been a Mother to Me"), Lewis E. Gensler ("Love is Just Around the Corner"), Hal Goering ("Who's Your Little Whozis"), Ray Henderson ("Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries", "Button Up Your Overcoat", "I'm Sitting on Top of the World"), Al Jolson ("Me and My Shadow"), Leonard Kent ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Jerome Kern ("Pick Yourself Up"), Al Lewis ("Now's The Time to Fall in Love"), Samuel W. Lewis ("For No Good Reason at All"), Hughie Prince ("Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar"), Don Raye ("Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar"), Michael Riley ("The Music Goes 'Round and 'Round"), Edward Robinson ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Eleanor Sheehy ("Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar"), Willie Spottswood ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Leonard Ware ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Harry Warren ("I Found a Million Dollar Baby"), Richard Whiting ("Ain't We Got Fun"), Spencer Williams ("Everybody Loves My Baby") and Joseph Young ("For No Good Reason at All"); Featuring songs with lyrics by Jerry Brandow ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Lew Brown ("Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries", "Button Up Your Overcoat"), B.G. DeSylva ("Button Up Your Overcoat"), Mort Dixon ("I Found a Million Dollar Baby"), Raymond Egan ("Ain't We Got Fun"), Dorothy Fields ("Pick Yourself Up"), Fred Fisher ("Chicago", "Daddy, You've Been a Mother To Me"), Arthur Freed ("I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'"), Walter Hirsch ("Who's Your Little Whozis"), Red Hodgson ("The Music Goes 'Round and 'Round"), Gus Kahn ("Charley My Boy", "Ain't We Got Fun", "Yes Sir, That's My Baby"), Leonard Kent ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Samuel M. Lewis ("I'm Sitting on Top of the World"), Jack Palmer ("Everybody Loves My Baby"), Hughie Prince ("Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar"), Don Raye ("Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar"), Leo Robin ("Love is Just Around the Corner"), Edward Robinson ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Billy Rose ("Me and My Shadow", "I Found a Million Dollar Baby"), Eleanor Sheehy ("Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar"), Al Sherman ("Now's The Time to Fall in Love"), Noble Sissle ("I'm Just Wild About Harry"), Willie Spottswood ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Leonard Ware ("Hold Tight, Hold Tight"), Jack Yellen ("Ain't She Sweet", "Happy Days are Here Again") and Joseph Young ("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: Christine Ambrose, Chelsea Music Services, Inc. and Mathilde Pincus; Synthesizer Programmer: Myles Chase, Teese Gohl, Jeffrey Halpern and Peter Phillips
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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