MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Dec 11, 1989
Closing Date
Jan 19, 1992
1st Preview
Nov 21, 1989
1st Preview
Nov 21, 1989
Previews
24
Performances
879
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Virginia Theatre
(Dec 11, 1989 - Jan 19, 1992)

Setting
Los Angeles in the late 1940s.

Book by Larry Gelbart; Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by David Zippel; Music orchestrated by Billy Byers; Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman and Yaron Gershovsky; Musical Director: Gordon Lowry Harrell
Directed by Michael Blakemore; Musical Numbers Staged by Walter Painter; Assistant Choreographer: Sandy Roveta
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Assistant to Mr. Wagner: Charles E. McCarry, Atkin Pace and David Peterson; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Assistant to Ms. Klotz: Jan Finnell and Domingo Rodriguez; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Associate Lighting Design: Michael Lincoln; Assistant to Mr. Gallo: Kim Davis; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald and Bernard Fox; Assistant to Mr. Fitzgerald & Mr. Fox: Gene Perla; Hair Design by Steve Atha; Mr. Edelman's hair designed by Patrik D. Moreton
General Manager: Ralph Roseman; Company Manager: Susan Gustafson
Production Stage Manager: Steven Zweigbaum; Stage Manager: Brian Meister; Assistant Stage Mgr: Matthew Mundinger
Conducted by Gordon Lowry Harrell; Associate Conductor: Kathy Sommer; Concertmistress: Belinda Whitney; Keyboards: Lee Musiker and Kathy Sommer; Drums: Dave Fink and Dave Ratajczak; Guitar: Bob Rose; Percussion: Charles Descarfino; Trumpets: Glenn Drewes, Dave Rogers and Byron Stripling; Trombones: Sy Berger, George Flynn and Jim Pugh; French Horn: Peter Gordon; Reed: John Campo, Ken Hitchcock, Mike Migliori, Edward Salkin and Bob Steen; Violin: Cenovia Cummins and Karl Kawahara; Music Contractor: John Miller
Sound Effects Programming: Dan Tramon
Fight direction by B. H. Barry; Casting: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; General Press Representative: Bill Evans & Associates; Dance Captain: Jacquey Maltby; Fight Captain: Herschel Sparber; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates; Press Representative: Becky Flora and Jim Randolph
Stine
Hollywood Cast
Stone
Movie Cast
Irwin S. Irving
Movie Cast
 
Buddy Fidler
Hollywood Cast
Oolie
Movie Cast
 
Donna
Hollywood Cast
Alaura Kingsley
Movie Cast
 
Carla Haywood
Hollywood Cast
Bobbi
Movie Cast
 
Gabby
Hollywood Cast
Dr. Mandril
Movie Cast
 
Barber
Hollywood Cast
Margaret
Movie Cast
 
Stand-In
Hollywood Cast
Member of The Angel City 4
Movie Cast/Hollywood Cast
Munoz
Movie Cast
 
Pancho Vargas
Hollywood Cast
Orderly
Movie Cast
 
Officer Pasco
Movie Cast
 
Gene
Hollywood Cast
Margie
Movie Cast
 
Anna
Hollywood Cast
 
Hairdresser
Hollywood Cast
Orderly
Movie Cast
Nov 21, 1989 - Oct 13, 1991
 
Mahoney
Movie Cast
Nov 21, 1989 - Oct 13, 1991
 
Del Dacosta
Hollywood Cast
Nov 21, 1989 - Oct 13, 1991
Member of The Angel City 4
Movie Cast/Hollywood Cast
Member of The Angel City 4
Movie Cast/Hollywood Cast
Yamato
Movie Cast
 
Cinematographer
Hollywood Cast
Bootsie
Movie Cast
Luther Kingsley
Movie Cast
 
Werner Kriegler
Hollywood Cast
Member of The Angel City 4
Movie Cast/Hollywood Cast
Big Six
Movie Cast
 
Studio Cop
Hollywood Cast
Commissioner Gaines
Movie Cast
 
Shoeshine
Hollywood Cast
Peter Kingsley
Movie Cast
 
Gerald Pierce
Hollywood Cast
Jimmy Powers
Movie Cast/Hollywood Cast
Sonny
Movie Cast
 
Studio Cop
Hollywood Cast
Mallory Kingsley
Movie Cast
 
Avril Raines
Hollywood Cast
Understudies: Carolee Carmello (Alaura Kingsley, Carla Haywood, Gabby, Bobbi), Chrissy Faith (Margaret, Bootsie, Member of The Angel City 4), Tom Galantich (Stone, Jimmy Powers), James Hindman (Stine, Buddy Fidler, Irwin S. Irving, Munoz, Sonny), Alvin Lum (Barber), Jacquey Maltby (Oolie, Donna, Mallory Kingsley, Anna, Margie), Marcus Neville (Orderly, Mahoney, Del Dacosta, Officer Pasco, Gene, Commissioner Gaines, Member of The Angel City 4) and Evan Thompson (Luther Kingsley, Werner Kriegler, Dr. Mandril, Big Six)

Virginia Theatre (Dec 11, 1989 - Jan 19, 1992)

Assistant Stage Mgr: John Bonanni and Bruce Hoover

Cast

Alaura Kingsley
Movie Cast
Sep 24, 1991 - Jan 19, 1992
 
Carla Haywood
Hollywood Cast
Sep 24, 1991 - Jan 19, 1992
Bobbi
Movie Cast
 
Gabby
Hollywood Cast
Oolie
Movie Cast
 
Donna
Hollywood Cast
Leslie Ellis
Broadway debut
Bootsie
Movie Cast
Mallory Kingsley
Movie Cast
 
Avril Raines
Hollywood Cast
Stone
Movie Cast
Masseuse
Hollywood Cast
Orderly
Movie Cast
Oct 15, 1991 - Jan 19, 1992
 
Mahoney
Movie Cast
Oct 15, 1991 - Jan 19, 1992
 
Del Dacosta
Hollywood Cast
Oct 15, 1991 - Jan 19, 1992
Stone
Movie Cast
Stine
Hollywood Cast
Studio Cop
Hollywood Cast
Irwin S. Irving
Movie Cast
 
Buddy Fidler
Hollywood Cast
Alaura Kingsley
Movie Cast
 
Carla Haywood
Hollywood Cast
Irwin S. Irving
Movie Cast
 
Buddy Fidler
Hollywood Cast
Cinematographer
Hollywood Cast
Stone
Movie Cast
Mallory Kingsley
Movie Cast
 
Avril Raines
Hollywood Cast
Alaura Kingsley
Movie Cast
 
Carla Haywood
Hollywood Cast
Orderly
Movie Cast
 
Officer Pasco
Movie Cast
 
Gene
Hollywood Cast
Stine
Hollywood Cast
Dr. Mandril
Movie Cast
 
Barber
Hollywood Cast
Oolie
Movie Cast
 
Donna
Hollywood Cast
 
Margaret
Movie Cast
circa. May 1990 - ?
 
Margaret
Movie Cast
Alaura Kingsley
Movie Cast
 
Carla Haywood
Hollywood Cast
Orderly
Movie Cast
 
Officer Pasco
Movie Cast
 
Gene
Hollywood Cast
Jimmy Powers
Movie Cast/Hollywood Cast
Jimmy Powers
Movie Cast/Hollywood Cast
Margaret
Movie Cast
 
Stand-In
Hollywood Cast
Member of The Angel City 4
Movie Cast/Hollywood Cast
Stone
Movie Cast
Commissioner Gaines
Movie Cast
 
Shoeshine
Hollywood Cast
Understudies: Alison Bevan (Alaura Kingsley, Carla Haywood, Gabby, Bobbi, Oolie, Donna), Ray DeMattis (Sonny, Orderly, Officer Pasco, Gene, Mahoney, Del Dacosta), Adam Grupper (Stine, Munoz, Buddy Fidler), Lyle Kanouse (Big Six), William Linton (Buddy Fidler, Irwin S. Irving, Sonny, Luther Kingsley, Werner Kriegler, Dr. Mandril, Barber, Orderly, Mahoney, Del Dacosta, Commissioner Gaines), Marguerite MacIntyre (Carla Haywood, Alaura Kingsley), Jacquey Maltby (Avril Raines, Masseuse, Hairdresser, Madame), Jan Maxwell (Alaura Kingsley, Carla Haywood), Marcus Neville (Stone, Jimmy Powers, Peter Kingsley, Gerald Pierce, Yamato, Cinematographer, Barber, Member of The Angel City 4), Susan Terry (Alaura Kingsley, Carla Haywood, Gabby, Bobbi), Elizabeth Ward (Gabby, Bobbi, Stand-In), Millie Whiteside (Margaret, Bootsie, Member of The Angel City 4) and Christopher Wynkoop (Big Six, Luther Kingsley, Werner Kriegler, Dr. Mandril, Commissioner Gaines)
music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by David Zippel
Act 1
Sung By
Double Talk
Stone and Alaura Kingsley
What You Don't Know About Women
Gabby and Oolie
Ya Gotta Look Out for Yourself
Jimmy Powers and Angel City 4
The Buddy System
Buddy Fidler and Donna
With Every Breath I Take
Bobbi
The Tennis Song
Stone and Alaura Kingsley
Ev'rybody's Gotta Be Somewhere
Stone and Angel City 4
Lost and Found
Mallory Kingsley
All Ya Have to Do Is Wait
Munoz, Yamato, Mahoney and Officer Pasco
You're Nothing Without Me
Stine and Stone
Act 2
Sung By
Stay with Me
Jimmy Powers and Angel City 4
You Can Always Count on Me
Oolie
It Needs Work
Gabby
With Every Breath I Take (Reprise)
Stone and Bobbi
Funny
Stine
You're Nothing Without Me (Reprise)
Stone, Stine and Gabby

Tony Award®

Best Book of a Musical

1990 Winner
Book by Larry Gelbart

Best Original Score

1990 Winner
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by David Zippel

Best Actor in a Musical

1990 Winner
James Naughton
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1990 Nominee
Gregg Edelman
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1990 Nominee
René Auberjonois

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1990 Winner
Randy Graff

Best Scenic Design

1990 Winner
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner
 

Best Costume Design

1990 Nominee
Costume Design by Florence Klotz
 

Best Lighting Design

1990 Nominee
Lighting Design by Paul Gallo
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1990 Nominee
Directed by Michael Blakemore

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Book of a Musical

1990 Winner
Book by Larry Gelbart

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1990 Winner
James Naughton
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1990 Nominee
René Auberjonois

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1990 Winner
Randy Graff
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1990 Nominee
Directed by Michael Blakemore

Outstanding Orchestration

1990 Winner
Music orchestrated by Billy Byers

Outstanding Lyrics

1990 Winner
Lyrics by David Zippel

Outstanding Music

1990 Winner
Music by Cy Coleman
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1990 Nominee
Costume Design by Florence Klotz
 

Outstanding Lighting Design

1990 Nominee
Lighting Design by Paul Gallo

Outstanding Set Design

1990 Winner
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner
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