MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 12, 1989
Closing Date
Apr 25, 1992
1st Preview
Oct 16, 1989
1st Preview
Oct 16, 1989
Previews
31
Performances
1,017
MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Martin Beck Theatre
(Nov 12, 1989 - Jan 27, 1992)
Gershwin Theatre
(Feb 03, 1992 - Apr 25, 1992)

Setting
Grand Hotel, Berlin. 1928.

Book by Luther Davis; Music by Robert Wright and George Forrest; Lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest; Additional music by Maury Yeston and Wally Harper; Additional lyrics by Maury Yeston; Based on "Grand Hotel" by Vicki Baum; By arr. with the owner of the motion picture "Grand Hotel," Turner Entertainment Co.; Music orchestrated by Peter Matz; Musical and Vocal Direction: Jack Lee; Incidental French dialogue: Michel Moinot
Directed by Tommy Tune; Choreographed by Tommy Tune; Associate Director: Bruce Lumpkin; Ballroom Choreography by Yvonne Marceau and Pierre Dulaine; Associate Choreographer: Niki Harris, Ken Tosti and J. J. Jepson
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by Santo Loquasto; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Associate Scenic Design: Stephan Olson; Hair Design by Werner Sherer; Assistant Costume Design: Mitchell Bloom, Maud Kersnowski and Ellen Ryba; Assistant Scenic Design: Ann Sheffield; Associate Lighting Design: Peggy Eisenhauer
General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc. and Joey Parnes; Company Manager: Nina Skriloff; Assistant Co. Mgr: Jeff Capitola
Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; Musical Supervisor: Wally Harper; First Associate Conductor: Sande Campbell; Keyboards: Alex Rybeck; Concert Master: Elliot Rosoff; Violin: Erle Grubb, Marion Guest and Ethel Abelson; Viola: Al Brown and Richard Spencer; Cello: Anne Callahan and Allesandro Benetello; Woodwinds: Mort Silver, Edward Zulhke and Walter Kane; French Horn: Sharon Moe; Trumpet: Burt Collins, John Bova and Greg Ruvolo; Trombone: Arthur Baron; Bass: Ray Kilday; Bass Trombone: Alan Ralph; Percussion: Beth Ravin; Drums: Ronald Zito; Production Pianist: Sande Campbell; Rehearsal Pianist: Alex Rybeck, Michael Kosarin and Zina Goldrich; Associate Conductor: Michael Kosarin; Production Pianist: Michael Kosarin
Production Associate: Kathleen Raitt; General Press Representative: Judy Jacksina; Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; Dance Captain: Niki Harris; Dialect Coach: Lilene Mansell; Furs Provided by Ben Kahn Furs; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Press Representative: Julianne Waldheim, Laura Leinweber and Brig Berney
Raffaela
the Confidante
Hildegarde Bratts
Telephone Operator
 
Trudie
the maid
Felix Von Gaigern
the Baron
Kurt Krönenberg
Bellboy
Hanns Bittner
Bellboy
The Gigolo
Werner Holst
Scullery Worker
The Chauffeur
Ernst Schmidt
Scullery Worker
Rohna
the Grand Concierge
Sigfriede Holzhiem
Telephone Operator
 
The Hotel Courtesan
One of The Jimmys
Sandor
the Impressario
Georg Strunk
Bellboy
Willibald
Bellboy captain
General Director Preysing, Saxonia Mills
Otto Kringelein
the Bookkeeper
Flaemmchen
the Typist
The Doorman
The Countess
Witt
the Company Manager
Elizaveta Grushinskaya
the Ballerina
Madame Peepee
Wolfe Bratts
Telephone Operator
Zinnowitz
the Lawyer
Franz Kohl
Scullery Worker
 
The Detective
Erik
Front Desk
One of The Jimmys
Gunther Gustafsson
Scullery Worker
Colonel Doctor Otternschlag
Standby: Mark Jacoby (Felix Von Gaigern, General Director Preysing, Saxonia Mills, Colonel Doctor Otternschlag) and Penny Worth (Elizaveta Grushinskaya, Raffaela, Madame Peepee)
Understudies: Gerrit de Beer (Sandor), Michael DeVries (Zinnowitz, Erik), Niki Harris (The Countess), Ken Jennings (Witt), J. J. Jepson (Otto Kringelein, The Gigolo), Lynnette Perry (Flaemmchen), William Ryall (Rohna, The Chauffeur) and Glenn Turner (One of The Jimmys)

Martin Beck Theatre (Nov 12, 1989 - Jan 27, 1992)

Conductor: Michael Kosarin

Cast

Madame Peepee
Franz Kohl
Scullery Worker
 
The Detective
Felix Von Gaigern
the Baron
Raffaela
the Confidante
One of The Jimmys
Elizaveta Grushinskaya
the Ballerina
Cyd Charisse
Broadway debut
Elizaveta Grushinskaya
the Ballerina
Dec 31, 1991 - Apr 25, 1992
Raffaela
the Confidante
Raffaela
the Confidante
General Director Preysing, Saxonia Mills
The Doorman
The Countess
Pascale Faye-Williams
during Yvonne Marceau's vacation
The Countess
Merwin Goldsmith
during Timothy Jerome's vacation
Zinnowitz
the Lawyer
 
General Director Preysing, Saxonia Mills
Felix Von Gaigern
the Baron
Otto Kringelein
the Bookkeeper
Wolfe Bratts
Telephone Operator
 
Tootsie
 
Flaemmchen
the Typist
Kurt Krönenberg
Bellboy
Edmund Lyndeck
during John Wylie's vacation
Colonel Doctor Otternschlag
Hildegarde Bratts
Telephone Operator
 
Trudie
the maid
Otto Kringelein
the Bookkeeper
The Chauffeur
Werner Holst
Scullery Worker
Hildegarde Bratts
Telephone Operator
 
Trudie
the maid
 
Flaemmchen
the Typist
Abe Ribald
during Walter Willison's vacation
The Detective
 
Gunther Gustafsson
Scullery Worker
 
Franz Kohl
Scullery Worker
One of The Jimmys
Felix Von Gaigern
the Baron
Felix Von Gaigern
the Baron
Patrick Taverna
during Pierre Dulaine's vacation
The Gigolo
Meg Tolin
during Lynnette Perry's vacation
Wolfe Bratts
Telephone Operator
 
Tootsie
 
Flaemmchen
the Typist
One of The Jimmys
Walter Willison
During John Schneider's vacation
Felix Von Gaigern
the Baron
circa. Nov 1991 - circa. Dec 1991
Penny Worth
during Zina Bethune's vacation
Elizaveta Grushinskaya
the Ballerina
Felix Von Gaigern
the Baron
Otto Kringelein
the Bookkeeper
Standby: Tina Paul (Elizaveta Grushinskaya) and Walter Willison (Felix Von Gaigern)
Understudy: Meg Tolin (Flaemmchen)

Gershwin Theatre (Feb 03, 1992 - Apr 25, 1992)

Cast

Elizaveta Grushinskaya
the Ballerina
Flaemmchen
the Typist
The Grand Parade
As it Should Be
Some Have, Some Have Not
At The Grand Hotel
Table With A view
And Life Goes On
Maybe My Baby Loves Me
Fire and Ice
Twenty- Two Years
Villa On A Hill
I Want To Go To Hollywood
Everybody's Doing It
The Crooked Path
As It Should Be
Who Couldn't Dance With You?
The Boston Merger
No Encore
Fire and Ice
Love Can't Happen
What She Needs
Bonjour Amour
Happy
We'll Take A Glass Together
I Waltz Alone
Roses At the Station
How Can I Tell Her?
As It Should Be
And Life Goes On
Some Have Some Have Not
The Grand Parade

Tony Award®

 
 

Best Book of a Musical

1990 Nominee
Book by Luther Davis
 

Best Original Score

1990 Nominee
Music by Robert Wright and George Forrest
Additional music by Maury Yeston
Lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest
Additional lyrics by Maury Yeston
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1990 Nominee
David Carroll
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1990 Nominee
Liliane Montevecchi

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1990 Winner
Michael Jeter
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1990 Nominee
Jane Krakowski
 

Best Scenic Design

1990 Nominee
Scenic Design by Tony Walton

Best Costume Design

1990 Winner
Costume Design by Santo Loquasto

Best Lighting Design

1990 Winner
Lighting Design by Jules Fisher

Best Choreography

1990 Winner
Choreographed by Tommy Tune

Best Direction of a Musical

1990 Winner
Directed by Tommy Tune

Drama Desk Award

 
 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1990 Nominee
David Carroll

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1990 Winner
Michael Jeter
 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1990 Nominee
Jane Krakowski

Outstanding Choreography

1990 Winner
Choreographed by Tommy Tune

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1990 Winner
Directed by Tommy Tune
 

Outstanding Orchestration

1990 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Peter Matz
 

Outstanding Lyrics

1990 Nominee
Lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest
Additional lyrics by Maury Yeston
 

Outstanding Music

1990 Nominee
Music by Robert Wright and George Forrest
Additional music by Maury Yeston

Outstanding Costume Design

1990 Winner
Costume Design by Santo Loquasto

Outstanding Lighting Design

1990 Winner
Lighting Design by Jules Fisher
 

Outstanding Set Design

1990 Nominee
Scenic Design by Tony Walton
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