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Richard Rodgers Theatre, (10/22/1998 - 7/02/2000)
First Preview: Oct 05, 1998 Total Previews: 18
Opening Date: Oct 22, 1998    
Closing Date: Jul 02, 2000 Total Performances: 709

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Somewhere in the heartland of America in the recent past.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman Emeritus; James L. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President)
Produced by Dodger Endemol Theatricals; Produced in association with Radio City Entertainment; Associate Producer: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie; Based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pitchford; Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford; Additional numbers by Kenny Loggins, Sammy Hagar, Jim Steinman and Eric Carmen; Additional lyrics by Kenny Loggins; Music orchestrated by Danny Troob; Vocal arrangements by Doug Katsaros; Dance arrangements by Joe Baker
Directed by Walter Bobbie; Choreographed by A.C. Ciulla
Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Sound Design by Tony Meola; Hair Design by Ross Ringo; Associate Lighting Design: Brian Monahan
Executive Producer: Dodger Management Group (Sally Campbell Morse, Robert C. Strickstein) and Tim Hawkins; Company Manager: Sandra Carlson
Production Stage Manager: Steven Beckler; Production Supervisor: Steven Beckler; Technical Supervisor: Peter Fulbright, Tech Production Services, Inc., Elliot Bertoni and Kimberly Parker; Stage Manager: Dale Kaufman
Musical Supervisor: Doug Katsaros; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Doug Katsaros; Associate Conductor: Joseph Baker; Guitar: John Benthal and Bob Rose; Drums: Clint de Ganon; Bass: Vince Fay; Keyboard: Doug Katsaros and Joseph Baker; Reeds: Tim Ries; Violin: Kenny Kosek; Cello: Stephanie Cummins; Percussion: Mark Sherman
Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; Marketing Consultant: Margery Singer; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Dance Captain: Paige Hinton; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.
Stephen Lee Anderson
Reverend Shaw Moore
Dee Hoty
Vi Moore
Jeremy Kushnier
Broadway debut
Ren McCormack
Jennifer Laura Thompson
Broadway debut
Ariel Moore
Jim Ambler
Broadway debut
Billy Angell
Broadway debut
Robin Baxter
Betty Blast
Rosalind Brown
Broadway debut
Wendy Jo
Angela Brydon
Broadway debut
Catherine Campbell
Lulu Warnicker
Bryant Carroll
Broadway debut
Paul Castree
Catherine Cox
Ethel McCormack
Kathy Deitch
Broadway debut
John Deyle
Principal Clark
Saloon Keeper
Hunter Foster
Stacy Francis
Kristen Leigh Gorski
Broadway debut
Artie Harris
Cowboy Bob
Billy Hartung
Chuck Cranston
Sean Haythe
John Hillner
Coach Dunbar
Lori Holmes
Broadway debut
Daniel Karaty
Broadway debut
Adam LeFevre
Wes Warnicker
Katharine Leonard
Broadway debut
Donna Lee Marshall
Eleanor Dunbar
Mark Myars
Broadway debut
Tom Plotkin
Willard Hewitt
JoAnna Ross
Broadway debut
Serena Soffer
Broadway debut
Nick Sullivan
Country Fiddler
Ron Todorowski
Broadway debut
Swings: Ben Cameron, Sean Haythe, Paige Hinton, Jeanine Meyers and Orfeh
Understudies: Jim Ambler (Chuck Cranston, Ren McCormack), Susan Bigelow (Eleanor Dunbar, Ethel McCormack, Lulu Warnicker, Vi Moore), Ben Cameron (Lyle, Travis), Paul Castree (Willard Hewitt), Rick Crom (Coach Dunbar, Cop, Country Fiddler, Principal Clark, Reverend Shaw Moore, Saloon Keeper, Wes Warnicker), Hunter Foster (Chuck Cranston, Coach Dunbar, Ren McCormack), Kristen Leigh Gorski (Wendy Jo), Jamie Gustis (Lyle, Travis), Artie Harris (Willard Hewitt), Sean Haythe (Cop, Country Fiddler), John Hillner (Reverend Shaw Moore), Lori Holmes (Rusty), Katharine Leonard (Ariel Moore, Urleen), Donna Lee Marshall (Betty Blast, Irene, Vi Moore), Jeanine Meyers (Ariel Moore, Eleanor Dunbar, Ethel McCormack, Lulu Warnicker, Urleen), Orfeh (Betty Blast, Irene, Rusty, Wendy Jo) and Nick Sullivan (Principal Clark, Saloon Keeper, Wes Warnicker)
Tony Award®
1999 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
1999 Best Original Musical Score [nominee]
Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford; Additional numbers by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
1999 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Dee Hoty
1999 Best Choreography [nominee]
A.C. Ciulla
music by Tom Snow; lyrics by Dean Pitchford
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
(music by Kenny Loggins; lyrics by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford)
Ren McCormack and Company
On Any Sunday Reverend Shaw Moore and Company
The Girl Gets Around
(music by Sammy Hagar)
Chuck Cranston, Ariel Moore, Travis and Lyle
I Can't Stand Still Ren McCormack
Somebody's Eyes Rusty, Wendy Jo, Urleen and Company
Learning to Be Silent Vi Moore and Ethel McCormack
Holding Out for a Hero
(music by Jim Steinman)
Ariel Moore, Rusty, Wendy Jo and Urleen
Somebody's Eyes (Reprise) Rusty, Wendy Jo and Urleen
Heaven Help Me Reverend Shaw Moore
I'm Free
(music by Kenny Loggins)
Ren McCormack, Reverend Shaw Moore and Company
Heaven Help Me (Reprise) Ren McCormack, Reverend Shaw Moore and Company
On Any Sunday (Reprise) Ren McCormack, Reverend Shaw Moore and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Let's Make Believe We're in Love Irene and The Country Kickers
Let's Hear It for the Boy Rusty and Company
Can You Find It in Your Heart? Vi Moore
Mama Says Willard Hewitt and Boys
Almost Paradise
(music by Eric Carmen)
Ren McCormack and Ariel Moore
Dancing Is Not a Crime Ren McCormack and Boys
I Confess Reverend Shaw Moore
On Any Sunday (Reprise) Company
Can You Find It in Your Heart? (Reprise) Reverend Shaw Moore
Footloose (Reprise)
(music by Kenny Loggins; lyrics by Kenny Loggins and Dean Pitchford)