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Edison Theatre, (11/24/1975 - 11/30/1975)
First Preview: Oct 15, 1975 Total Previews: 48
Opening Date: Nov 24, 1975    
Closing Date: Nov 30, 1975 Total Performances: 7

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A villa outside Florence in the year 1348.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Norman Kean
Produced by Rita Fredricks, Norman Kean and Theatre Now, Inc.
Originally presented as a showcase production at the Williamstown Theatre; Subsequently produced at Arena Stage (Zelda Fichandler: Artistic Director); Directed at Arena Stage by Gene Lesser
Based on stories from "The Decameron" by Giovanni Boccaccio; Music by Richard Peaslee; Dramatized by Kenneth Cavander; Lyrics by Kenneth Cavander; Musical Director: Ken Bichel; Music orchestrated by Walt Levinsky and Richard Peaslee; Music arranged by Walt Levinsky and Richard Peaslee
Directed by Warren Enters; Musical Staging by Julie Arenal
Scenic Design by Robert U. Taylor; Lighting Design by Patrika Brown; Costume Design by Linda Fisher; Hair Design by Steve Atha; Wig Design by Joanne Doloff; Make-Up Consultant: Rober Winslow Baker
General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc.
Production Stage Manager: Ron Abbott; Stage Manager: John Beven; Assistant Stage Mgr: Claudia Burk
General Press Representative: Les Schecter Associates; Casting: Howard Feuer; Vocal Coach: Jim Litt; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company; Photographer: Kenn Duncan
Cast
Armand Assante
Masetto
Beltramo's Younger Brother
Ferondo
D'Jamin Bartlett
Isabella
Masetto's Mistress
Sister Angelica
Richard Bauer
Anichino
Steward to the Family
Nuto
Abbot
Jill Choder
Alibech
Masetto's Friend
Sister Makaria
Munson Hicks
Rustico
A Cousin
Leonetto
Brother Perdurabo
Caroline McWilliams
Beatrice
Beltramo's Widowed Sister
Sister Teresa
Ferondo's Wife
Virginia Vestoff
Giletta
Beltramo's Wife
Abbess
Michael Zaslow
Beltramo
Count of Rossiglione
Egano
Standby: Michael Forella (Abbot, Anichino, Beltramo, Brother Perdurabo, Egano, Ferondo, Leonetto, Masetto, Nuto, Rustico) and Sheilah Rae (Abbess, Alibech, Beatrice, Ferondo's Wife, Giletta, Isabella, Sister Angelica, Sister Makaria, Sister Teresa)
music by Richard Peaslee; lyrics by Kenneth Cavander
ACT 1 Sung By
Introduction Company
Masetto's Song Masetto and Nuto
Nuns's Song Abbess and Nuns
God Is Good Masetto and Nuns
Now My Season's Here Company
Only in My Song Anichino
Egano D'Galluzzi Anichino and Egano
The Men Who Have Loved Me Beatrice
In the Garden Anichino and Egano
Lucky Anichino Company
Pretend You're Living Isabella
Devil in Hell Alibech, Rustico and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
She Doctor Giletta and Beltramo
Lover Like a Blind Man Giletta
If You Had Seen Giletta
Love Was Just a Game Beltramo
Madonna Isabella Isabella and Company
My Holy Prayer Abbot and Monks
Hold Me Gently Ferondo's Wife
Finale Company