MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 16, 1985
Closing Date
Jun 22, 1985
1st Preview
Mar 25, 1985
1st Preview
Mar 25, 1985
Previews
25
Performances
71
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Mark Hellinger Theatre
(Apr 16, 1985 - Jun 22, 1985)

Setting
In and around Harry Earle's Burlesque Theatre, Chicago, 1933.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Book by Fay Kanin; Music by Larry Grossman; Lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Music orchestrated by Bill Byers; Dance arrangements by Tom Fay; From an idea by Alan Handley and Bob Wynn; Additional orchestrations by Harold Wheeler and Jim Tyler; Dance music for "New Man" arranged by Gordon Harrell
Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Lester Wilson; Assistant Choreographer: Larry Vickers
Scenic Design by Clarke Dunham; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Hair Design by Richard Allen; Make-Up Design by Richard Allen; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh
Executive Producer: Ruth Mitchell and Sam Crothers; General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc. and Ralph Roseman; Company Manager: Sally Campbell
Production Stage Manager: Beverley Randolph; Stage Manager: Richard Evans; Assistant Stage Mgr: William Kirk
Music published by Tommy Valando; Assistant Conductor: Tom Fay
Press Representative: Mary Bryant; Dance Captain: Dwight Baxter; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne / Fisher; Photographer: Martha Swope
For his expertise in The World of Burlesque, thanks to Joey Faye
Leroy
Grover
Mrs. Faye
Kitty
 
Stooge
 
Tough
Solly
Louis
the Stage Manager
Romaine
Knockabout
 
Tough
Mechanical Man
Knockabout
 
Tough
Vernelle
Knockabout
 
Tough
Linette
Mike
the Doorman
Harry
Knockabout
 
Tough
Maybelle
Swing: David Reitman
Understudies: Dwight Baxter (Mechanical Man), Ruth Brisbane (Maybelle), Candy Brown (Satin), Dana Lorge (Romaine), Brian McKay (Doyle, Mike), Jackie Jay Patterson (Leroy), David Reitman (Louis), Raymond Rickman (Grover), Gayle Samuels (Ruby, Kitty, Vernelle, Fleta, Linette), Oscar Stokes (Gus, Harry, Solly) and Carol Woods (Mrs. Faye)

Mark Hellinger Theatre (Apr 16, 1985 - Jun 22, 1985)

Cast

music by Larry Grossman; lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh
Act 1
Sung By
This Must Be the Place
Company
Cadava
Solly, Gus and Romaine
A Sweet Thing Like Me
Satin and Earle's Pearls
I Get Myself Out
Gus
My Daddy Always Taught Me To Share
Leroy
All Things To One Man
Satin
The Line
Leroy and Earl's Pearls
Katie, My Love
Doyle
The Grind
Gus and Company
Yes, Ma'am
Doyle
Why, Mama, Why
Satin and Leroy
This Crazy Place
Leroy and Company
Act 2
Sung By
From The Ankles Down
Leroy and Earle's Pearls
Who Is He
Satin
Never Put It In Writing
Gus
I Talk, You Talk
Doyle
Timing
Romaine and Solly
These Eyes of Mine
Maybelle and Company
New Man
Leroy
Down
Doyle
A Century Of Progress
Leroy, Satin and Earle's Pearls
Finale
Company

Tony Award®

 
 

Best Book of a Musical

1985 Nominee
Book by Fay Kanin
 

Best Original Score

1985 Nominee
Music by Larry Grossman
Lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1985 Winner
Leilani Jones
 

Best Scenic Design

1985 Nominee
Scenic Design by Clarke Dunham

Best Costume Design

1985 Winner
Costume Design by Florence Klotz
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1985 Nominee
Directed by Harold Prince

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1985 Nominee
Timothy Nolen

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1985 Winner
Leilani Jones
 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1985 Nominee
Sharon Murray
 

Outstanding Orchestration

1985 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Bill Byers
 

Outstanding Lyrics

1985 Nominee
Lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh
 

Outstanding Music

1985 Nominee
Music by Larry Grossman
 

Outstanding Lighting Design

1985 Nominee
Lighting Design by Ken Billington
 

Outstanding Set Design

1985 Nominee
Scenic Design by Clarke Dunham

Theatre World

Award

1985 Recipient
Leilani Jones
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