MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 29, 1992
Closing Date
Jun 27, 1993
1st Preview
Apr 08, 1992
1st Preview
Apr 08, 1992
Previews
23
Performances
486
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
John Golden Theatre
(Apr 29, 1992 - Jun 27, 1993)

Setting
Act I: 1979. Act II: 1981.

Comments
Originally produced off-Broadway as two separate shows. "March of the Falsettos" and "Falsettoland".

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler; Produced in association with James Cushing, Maureen O'Sullivan Cushing, Masakazu Shibaoka and Broadway Pacific; Associate Producer: Alecia Parker
FALSETTOLAND was produced off-Broadway by Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield and Steven Suskin
Book by William Finn and James Lapine; Music by William Finn; Lyrics by William Finn; Music arranged by Michael Starobin; Additional vocal arrangements by Alison Fraser; Musical Director: Scott Frankel
Directed by James Lapine; Assistant Director: Michael Sexton
Scenic Design by Douglas Stein; Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward; Lighting Design by Frances Aronson; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Hair Design by Phyllis Della; Make-Up Design by Denise Spatarella; Assistant to Mr. Stein: E. David Cosier, Jr.; Assistant to Ms. Hould-Ward: Claudia Stephens; Assistant Lighting Design: Paul Palazzo
General Manager: Barbara Darwall; Company Manager: Kim Sellon
Technical Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi; Production Supervisor: Craig Jacobs; Stage Manager: Karen Armstrong
Conducted by Scott Frankel; Associate Conductor: Ted Sperling; Piano: Scott Frankel; Synthesizer: Ted Sperling; Percussion: Greg Landis; Flute/Oboe/Clarinet/Alto Sax: Rick Heckman; Music Contractor: John Monaco; Music Preparation: Emily Grishman; Rehearsal Pianist: Paul Ford
Casting: Wendy Ettinger, Stuart Howard and Amy Schecter; Press Representative: The Pete Sanders Group; Marketing Consultant: Dan Klores Associates, Inc. and Hayley Sumner; Advertising: Grey Entertainment, Inc.; Art by The Estate of Keith Haring; Photographer: Carol Rosegg and Martha Swope and Associates; Assistant to the Producer: Nancy Wilson and Arianna Alberghini
Mendel
Cordelia
Andrew Harrison Leeds
at Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Jason
Alternate
Charlotte
Understudies: Philip Hoffman (Marvin, Mendel) and John Ruess (Whizzer)

John Golden Theatre (Apr 29, 1992 - Jun 27, 1993)

Musical Director: Steve Margoshes and Joshua Rosenblum
Company Manager: Robb Lady; General Manager: Lynn Landis
Stage Manager: Rick Steiger and Kate Riddle; Production Stage Manager: Beverley Randolph and Maureen F. Gibson
Conducted by Steve Margoshes and Joshua Rosenblum; Associate Conductor: Joshua Rosenblum; Piano: Steve Margoshes and Joshua Rosenblum; Synthesizer: Joshua Rosenblum; Percussion: Bruce Doctor; Flute/Oboe/Clarinet/Alto Sax: Kenneth Dybisz

Cast

Jason
Marvin
Mendel
Trina
Jeffrey Landman
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Jason
Alternate
Whizzer
Cordelia
Whizzer
Marvin
Standby: Susan Goodman (Trina) and Sal Viviano (Whizzer, Marvin)
music by William Finn; lyrics by William Finn
Act 1
Sung By
Four Jews in a Room Bitching
Whizzer, Marvin, Jason and Mendel
A Tight Knit Family
Marvin
Love is Blind
Marvin, Jason, Whizzer, Mendel and Trina
Thrill of First Love
Marvin and Whizzer
Marvin at the Psychiatrist (A Three-Part Mini-Opera)
Jason, Mendel, Whizzer and Marvin
Everyone Tells Jason to See a Psychiatrist
Jason, Marvin, Trina and Whizzer
This Had Better Come to a Stop
Marvin, Whizzer, Jason, Trina and Mendel
I'm Breaking Down
Trina
Jason's Therapy
Mendel, Trina, Whizzer, Marvin and Jason
A Marriage Proposal
Mendel, Trina and Jason
A Tight Knit Family (Reprise)
Marvin and Mendel
Trina's Song
Trina
March of the Falsettos
Mendel, Marvin, Jason and Whizzer
Trina's Song (Reprise)
Trina
The Chess Game
Marvin and Whizzer
Making a Home
Mendel, Jason, Trina and Whizzer
The Games I Play
Whizzer
Marvin Goes Crazy
Marvin, Mendel, Jason, Trina and Whizzer
I Never Wanted to Love You
Marvin, Mendel, Jason, Trina and Whizzer
Father to Son
Marvin and Jason
Act 2
Sung By
Welcome to Falsettoland
Company
The Year of the Child
Company
Miracle of Judaism
Company
Sitting Watching Jason (Play Baseball)
Company
A Day in Falsettoland
Company
Everyone Hates His Parents
Mendel, Jason, Marvin and Trina
What More Can I Say
Marvin and Whizzer
Something Bad Is Happening
Charlotte and Cordelia
Holding to the Ground
Trina
Days Like This I Almost Believe in God
Company
Cancelling the Bar Mitzvah
Jason, Mendel and Trina
Unlikely Lovers
Marvin, Whizzer, Charlotte and Cordelia
Another Miracle of Judaism
Jason
You Gotta Die Sometime
Whizzer
Jason's Bar Mitzvah
Company
What Would I Do?
Marvin and Whizzer

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1992 Nominee
Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler

Best Book of a Musical

1992 Winner
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Best Original Score

1992 Winner
Music by William Finn
Lyrics by William Finn
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1992 Nominee
Michael Rupert
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1992 Nominee
Jonathan Kaplan
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1992 Nominee
Barbara Walsh
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1992 Nominee
Directed by James Lapine

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1992 Nominee
Barbara Walsh
 

Outstanding Revival

1992 Nominee
Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler; Produced in association with James Cushing, Maureen O'Sullivan Cushing, Masakazu Shibaoka and Broadway Pacific

Theatre World

Award

1992 Recipient
Jonathan Kaplan
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