MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Feb 19, 1992
Closing Date
Jan 07, 1996
1st Preview
Jan 31, 1992
1st Preview
Jan 31, 1992
Previews
21
Performances
1,622
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Shubert Theatre
(Feb 19, 1992 - Jan 07, 1996)

Setting
New York City and Nevada in the 1930s.

Produced by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams; Associate Producer: Richard Godwin and Valerie Gordon
Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Book by Ken Ludwig; Conceived by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent; Inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan; Dance arrangements by Peter Howard; Incidental music arranged by Peter Howard; Music orchestrated by William D. Brohn; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Additional lyrics by Gus Kahn and Desmond Carter; Additional orchestrations by Sid Ramin
Directed by Mike Ockrent; Choreographed by Susan Stroman; Associate Director: Steven Zweigbaum; Assistant Choreographer: Chris Peterson
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Angela Gari; Make-Up Consultant: Randy Mercer; Additional Hair Styles and Principal Wigs by Paul Huntley; Assistant Scenic Design: Dave Peterson, Atkin Pace and Maureen Going; Associate Costume Design: Scott Traugott; Assistant Costume Design: Nancy Palmatier; Associate Lighting Design: Michael Lincoln; Assistant Lighting Design: Robert Jared and Vivien Leone; Assistant to Mr. Gallo: David Weiner; Assistant Sound Design: Scott Sanders
General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: Abbie M. Strassler
Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Stage Manager: John Bonanni and Mindy Farbrother; Production Stage Manager: Steven Zweigbaum
Musical Consultant: Tommy Krasker; Assistant Conductor: Pam Drews Phillips; Orchestra Contractor: Ronald Sell; Concert Master: Suzanne Ornstein; Violin: Suzanne Ornstein, Martin Agee, Ann Leathers, Aloysia Friedmann, Laura Corcos and John Connelly; Cello: Scott Ballantyne and Deborah Assael; Bass: Charles Bageron; Woodwinds: Les Scott, John Moses, Andrew Drelles, Charles Millard and John Campo; Horns: Ronald Sell and Michael Ishii; Trumpets: Wilmer Wise and David Brown; Trombones: Bruce Eidem and Dean Plank; Keyboards: Pam Drews Phillips; Drums: Paul Pizutti; Percussion: Thad Wheeler; Guitar/Banjo: Andrew Schwartz
Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; Fight direction by B. H. Barry; General Press Representative: Bill Evans & Associates; Fight Captain: Ray Roderick; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Illustration by Kim Whitesides; Production Associate: Diana L. Fairbanks; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Press Representative: Susan L. Schulman
Polly Baker
Jan 31, 1992 - Mar 13, 1994
Bobby Child
Bela Zangler
Lank Hawkins
Irene Roth
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Perkins
 
Custus
 
Ensemble
Everett Baker
Mother
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Mingo
The Manhattan Rythm Kings
 
Ensemble
Susie
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Patsy
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Louise
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Moose
The Manhattan Rythm Kings
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Billy
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Sam
The Manhattan Rythm Kings
 
Ensemble
Patricia
Understudies: Gerry Burkhardt (Everett Baker), Michael Kubala (Bobby Child, Lank Hawkins, Bela Zangler), Beth Leavel (Polly Baker), Paula Leggett (Tess), Penny Ayn Maas (Patsy), Jessica Molaskey (Irene Roth, Patricia), Casey Nicholaw (Eugene) and Amelia White (Mother)

Shubert Theatre (Feb 19, 1992 - Jan 07, 1996)

Company Manager: David Auster, Richard Biederman, Frank Lott (Jul 04, 1994 - Jan 09, 1995) and Susan Bristow; Assistant Co. Mgr: Percy Gibson and Sean Free
Production Stage Manager: John Bonanni; Stage Manager: Brian Meister
Assistant Conductor: Patrick Brady and David Brown; Orchestra Contractor: John Moses
In fond memory of R. Tyler Gatchell, Jr.

Cast

Polly Baker
Mar 15, 1994 - Jan 07, 1996
Bobby Child
Everett Baker
 
Bela Zangler
Bela Zangler
 
Everett Baker
Mother
 
Ensemble
Moose
The Manhattan Rythm Kings
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Sam
The Manhattan Rythm Kings
Vera
Jun 15, 1992 - ?
Sam
The Manhattan Rythm Kings
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Everett Baker
 
Bela Zangler
Bela Zangler
 
Everett Baker
Lank Hawkins
Shannon Lewis
Broadway debut
Vera
 
Ensemble
Jill Matson
Broadway debut
Patsy
 
Ensemble
Irene Roth
 
Ensemble
Wyatt
Apr 21, 1995 - Jan 07, 1996
 
Ensemble
Apr 21, 1995 - Jan 07, 1996
 
Ensemble
 
Patsy
Mitzi
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Branch Woodman
Broadway debut
Mingo
The Manhattan Rythm Kings
 
Ensemble
Perkins
 
Custus
 
Ensemble
Irene Roth
 
Ensemble
 
Betsy
Standby: Karen Culp (Polly Baker) and Christopher Wells (Bobby Child, Lank Hawkins)
Understudies: Karen Culp (Irene Roth), Michael Duran (Everett Baker), Pamela Everett (Irene Roth), Alan Gilbert (Everett Baker), Ida Gilliams (Tess), John Hillner (Lank Hawkins), Stacey Todd Holt (Bobby Child, Eugene), Angelique Ilo (Patricia, Mother, Tess), John Jellison (Bela Zangler, Everett Baker, Eugene), Stacey Logan (Polly Baker), Jill Matson (Polly Baker), Elizabeth Mills (Patsy, Polly Baker), Darcie Roberts (Polly Baker, Irene Roth, Tess, Patricia), Louise Ruck (Patsy), Angie L. Schworer (Patsy, Susie), Maryellen Scilla (Tess), Colleen Smith Wallnau (Mother), Wendy Waring (Irene Roth), Deanna D. Wells (Polly Baker, Irene Roth, Tess), John M. Wiltberger (Eugene), James Young (Bobby Child, Lank Hawkins, Bela Zangler) and Leigh Zimmerman (Tess)
music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Sung By
K-ra -azy for You
Bobby Child
I Can't Be Bothered Now
Bobby Child and Girls
Bidin' My Time
The Manhattan Rhythm Kings
Things Are Looking Up
Bobby Child
Could You Use Me
Polly Baker and Bobby Child
Shall We Dance?
Polly Baker and Bobby Child
Someone to Watch Over Me
Polly Baker
Slap That Bass
Bobby Child, Moose, Tess and Patsy
Embraceable You
Polly Baker and Bobby Child
Tonight's the Night
(lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Gus Kahn)
Company
I Got Rhythm
Company, Polly Baker and Bobby Child
Act 2
Sung By
The Real American Folk Song Is a Rag
The Manhattan Rhythm Kings
What Causes That?
Bobby Child and Bela Zangler
Naughty Baby
(music by Desmond Carter)
Irene Roth and Lank Hawkins
Stiff Upper Lip
Bobby Child, Polly Baker, Eugene, Patricia and Company
They Can't Take That Away from Me
Bobby Child
But Not For Me
Polly Baker
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Bobby Child and Girls
Finale
Company

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1992 Winner
Produced by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams
 

Best Book of a Musical

1992 Nominee
Book by Ken Ludwig
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1992 Nominee
Harry Groener
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1992 Nominee
Jodi Benson
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1992 Nominee
Bruce Adler

Best Costume Design

1992 Winner
Costume Design by William Ivey Long
 

Best Lighting Design

1992 Nominee
Lighting Design by Paul Gallo

Best Choreography

1992 Winner
Choreographed by Susan Stroman
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1992 Nominee
Directed by Mike Ockrent

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Musical

1992 Winner
Produced by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1992 Nominee
Bruce Adler
 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1992 Nominee
Michele Pawk

Outstanding Choreography

1992 Winner
Choreographed by Susan Stroman
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1992 Nominee
Directed by Mike Ockrent
 

Outstanding Orchestration/Musical Adaptation

1992 Nominee
Music orchestrated by William D. Brohn
 

Outstanding Costumes

1992 Nominee
Costume Design by William Ivey Long
 

Outstanding Set Design

1992 Nominee
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner
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