MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Oct 22, 1998
Closing Date
Jul 02, 2000
1st Preview
Oct 05, 1998
1st Preview
Oct 05, 1998
Previews
18
Performances
709
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Richard Rodgers Theatre
(Oct 22, 1998 - Jul 02, 2000)

Setting
Somewhere in the heartland of America in the recent past.

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; Including Songs by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman; 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; Assistant Director: Andrew Goldberg
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; Assistant Scenic Design: Eric Renschler; Assistant Costume Design: Veronica Worts; Associate Lighting Design: Brian Monahan; Assistant Sound Design: Kai Harada
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; Assistant Stage Mgr: J. Philip Bassett
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.; Asst. to the Choreographer: Paige Hinton; Press Associate: Amy Jacobs, Susanne Tighe, Jackie Green and Michael Hartman
Reverend Shaw Moore
Vi Moore
Jeremy Kushnier
Broadway debut
Ren McCormack
Jennifer Laura Thompson
Broadway debut
Ariel Moore
Jim Ambler
Broadway debut
Lyle
Billy Angell
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Betty Blast
 
Irene
Rosalind Brown
Broadway debut
Wendy Jo
Angela Brydon
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Lulu Warnicker
Bryant Carroll
Broadway debut
Travis
 
Ensemble
Garvin
 
Ensemble
Ethel McCormack
Kathy Deitch
Broadway debut
Urleen
Principal Clark
 
Saloon Keeper
Bickle
 
Ensemble
Kristen Leigh Gorski
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Cowboy Bob
 
Jeter
 
Ensemble
Chuck Cranston
Ensemble
Coach Dunbar
Lori Holmes
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Daniel Karaty
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Wes Warnicker
Katharine Leonard
Broadway debut
Ensemble
 
Eleanor Dunbar
Mark Myars
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Willard Hewitt
JoAnna Ross
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Serena Soffer
Broadway debut
Ensemble
 
Country Fiddler
Ron Todorowski
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Understudies: Jim Ambler (Ren McCormack, Chuck Cranston), Susan Bigelow (Vi Moore, Ethel McCormack, Eleanor Dunbar, Lulu Warnicker), Ben Cameron (Travis, Lyle), Paul Castree (Willard Hewitt), Rick Crom (Reverend Shaw Moore, Wes Warnicker, Coach Dunbar, Principal Clark, Cop, Country Fiddler, Saloon Keeper), Hunter Foster (Ren McCormack, Chuck Cranston, Coach Dunbar), Kristen Leigh Gorski (Wendy Jo), Jamie Gustis (Travis, Lyle), 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 (Vi Moore, Betty Blast, Irene), Jeanine Meyers (Ariel Moore, Urleen, Ethel McCormack, Eleanor Dunbar, Lulu Warnicker), Orfeh (Rusty, Wendy Jo, Betty Blast, Irene) and Nick Sullivan (Wes Warnicker, Principal Clark, Saloon Keeper)

Richard Rodgers Theatre (Oct 22, 1998 - Jul 02, 2000)

Assistant Stage Mgr: Gregory Victor (Mar 29, 2000 - Jun 04, 2000)
Conducted by Lon Hoyt; Management Associate: Sally Campbell Morse, Robert C. Strickstein, Staci Levine, Robert Pullen (Jan 2000 - Jul 2000) and Tim Hawkins

Cast

Reverend Shaw Moore
Was replaced in previews
Coach Dunbar
 
Wes Warnicker
Willard Hewitt
Ensemble
 
Garvin
Jennifer Gambatese
Broadway debut
Urleen
Ensemble
Feb 14, 1999 - Aug 25, 1999
Ensemble
Jeter
 
Cowboy Bob
 
Ensemble
Wendy Jo
Reverend Shaw Moore
Ensemble
Lulu Warnicker
Ensemble
Ensemble
Rusty
Jun 08, 1999 - Jun 13, 1999
Lyle
May 27, 2000 - Jul 02, 2000
 
Ensemble
May 27, 2000 - Jul 02, 2000
Anika Noni Rose
Broadway debut
Rusty
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Bickle
 
Ren McCormack
 
Ensemble
Understudies: Meredith Akins (Wendy Jo), Robert Boles (Reverend Shaw Moore), Bryant Carroll (Willard Hewitt), Luther Creek (Willard Hewitt), Sean Dooley (Garvin, Willard Hewitt), Asmeret Ghebremichael (Rusty, Wendy Jo, Urleen), Casey Miles Good (Chuck Cranston), Sean Haythe (Coach Dunbar), Lori Holmes (Eleanor Dunbar), Michelle Kittrell (Ariel Moore, Rusty), Donna Lee Marshall (Ethel McCormack), Matthew Morrison (Chuck Cranston), Ipsita Paul (Wendy Jo), Timothy Quinlan (Ren McCormack, Willard Hewitt, Chuck Cranston), Teresa Marie Sanchez (Ariel Moore, Rusty, Urleen), Michael Seelbach (Ren McCormack) and Jason Wooten (Ren McCormack)
music by Tom Snow; lyrics by Dean Pitchford
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Sung By
Footloose
(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)
Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Book of a Musical

1999 Nominee
Book adapted by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
 

Best Original Musical Score

1999 Nominee
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Music by Tom Snow
Featuring songs by Eric Carmen , Sammy Hagar , Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
Additional lyrics by Kenny Loggins
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1999 Nominee
Dee Hoty
 

Best Choreography

1999 Nominee
Choreographed by A.C. Ciulla
Season:
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