MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 27, 1998
Closing Date
Aug 30, 1998
1st Preview
Mar 31, 1998
1st Preview
Mar 31, 1998
Previews
27
Performances
144
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
St. James Theatre
(Apr 27, 1998 - Aug 30, 1998)

Setting
Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. June 1938.

Produced by Lauren Mitchell, Robert Gailus, Hal Luftig, Richard Samson and Dodger Endemol Theatricals; Produced in association with Bill Haber; Associate Producer: Kevin C. Whitman
Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter; Additional lyrics by Susan Birkenhead; Book by Arthur Kopit; Based on the play "The Philadelphia Story" by Philip Barry; Also based on the movie "High Society" owned by Turner Entertainment Co.; Dance arrangements by Glen Kelly; Music orchestrated by William David Brohn; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani
Directed by Christopher Renshaw; Musical Staging by Lar Lubovitch; Associate Choreographer: Marcia Milgrom Dodge; Assistant Director: Anders Cato
Scenic Design by Loy Arcenas; Associate Scenic Design: Myung Hee Cho; Assistant Scenic Design: Emily Beck, Ann Keehbauch, Russell Parkman, Michael V. Sims and Mikiko Uesugi; Assistant to the Scenic Designer: Matthew Anderson, Anthony Bishop and Andrew Sachs; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Assistant Costume Design: Jan Finnell and MaryAnn D. Smith; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Associate Lighting Design: Chad McArver; Assistant Lighting Design: Les Dickert; Sound Design by Tony Meola; Associate Sound Design: Kai Harada; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley
General Manager: Stuart Thompson; Associate Gen. Mgr: Florie Seery; Company Manager: Kimberly Kelley; Assistant Co. Mgr: Thia Calloway
Production Supervisor: Steven Zweigbaum; Technical Supervisor: Gene O'Donovan; Stage Manager: Rolt Smith; Assistant Stage Mgr: Tamlyn Freund; Technical Supervision: Aurora Productions
Conducted by Paul Gemignani; Associate Conductor: Nicholas Archer; Assistant Conductor: Thad Wheeler; Concert Master: Suzanne Ornstein; Keyboard 1: Nicholas Archer; Keyboard 2: Paul Ford; Guitar / Banjo: Andy Schwartz; String Bass: Peter Donovan; Drums: Paul Pizzuti; Woodwind 1: Scott Shachter; Woodwind 2: Dennis Anderson; Solo Trumpet: Bob Millikan; Solo Trombone: James Pugh; Solo French Horn: Ronald Sell; Violin: Suzanne Ornstein; Violin 2: Martin Agee; Viola: Richard Brice; Cello: Clay C. Ruede; Percussion: Thad Wheeler; Music Contractor: Ronald Sell
Casting: Jay Binder; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing: Margery Singer; Dance Captain: Vince Pesce; Assistant to the Director: Jules Ochoa; Press Associate: Amy Jacobs, Jim Sapp and Susanne Tighe
Mike Connor
Tracy Samantha Lord
C. K. Dexter Haven
Uncle Willie
Liz Imbrie
Margaret Lord
Chester
House Man
Seth Lord
Kisha Howard
Broadway debut
Sunny
Scullery Maid
Patsy
Cook
Anna Kendrick
Broadway debut
Dinah Lord
George Kittredge
Edmund
Major Domo
Stanley
House Boy
Polly
Downstairs Maid
Peg
Upstairs Maid
Arthur
Butler
Standby: Stacey Logan (Tracy Samantha Lord) and Richard Muenz (C. K. Dexter Haven, Mike Connor, George Kittredge)
Understudies: Barry Finkel (Seth Lord, Uncle Willie), William Ryall (Seth Lord, Uncle Willie), Holiday Segal (Dinah Lord), Sarah Solie Shannon (Tracy Samantha Lord), Jeff Skowron (Mike Connor), Jennifer Smith (Liz Imbrie, Margaret Lord) and Dorothy Stanley (Liz Imbrie, Margaret Lord)
music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Sung By
High Society
(lyrics by Susan Birkenhead and Cole Porter)
The Household Staff
Ridin' High
Tracy Samantha Lord and The Household Staff
Throwing A Ball Tonight
(lyrics by Susan Birkenhead and Cole Porter)
Margaret Lord, Tracy Samantha Lord, Uncle Willie and Dinah Lord
Little One
C. K. Dexter Haven and Dinah Lord
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Liz Imbrie and Mike Connor
I Love Paris
Dinah Lord and Tracy Samantha Lord
She's Got That Thing
Uncle Willie, C. K. Dexter Haven and The Company
Once Upon A Time
(lyrics by Susan Birkenhead and Cole Porter)
Tracy Samantha Lord
True Love
C. K. Dexter Haven and Tracy Samantha Lord
Act 2
Sung By
High Society (Reprise)
(lyrics by Susan Birkenhead and Cole Porter)
The Household Staff
Let's Misbehave
(lyrics by Susan Birkenhead and Cole Porter)
Tracy Samantha Lord, Uncle Willie and The Company
I'm Getting Myself Ready For You
Uncle Willie and Liz Imbrie
Once Upon A Time (Reprise)
(lyrics by Susan Birkenhead and Cole Porter)
C. K. Dexter Haven
Just One Of Those Things
C. K. Dexter Haven
Well, Did You Evah?
(lyrics by Susan Birkenhead and Cole Porter)
The Household Staff, Tracy Samantha Lord, Uncle Willie and Liz Imbrie
You're Sensational
Mike Connor
Say It With Gin
Uncle Willie
Ridin' High (Reprise)
Margaret Lord
It's All Right With Me
Tracy Samantha Lord
He's A Right Guy
Liz Imbrie
Samantha
C. K. Dexter Haven
True Love (Reprise)
Tracy Samantha Lord and C. K. Dexter Haven

Tony Award®

 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1998 Nominee
John McMartin
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1998 Nominee
Anna Kendrick

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding New Musical

1998 Nominee
Produced by Lauren Mitchell, Robert Gailus, Hal Luftig, Richard Samson and Dodger Endemol Theatricals; Produced in association with Bill Haber
 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1998 Nominee
Melissa Errico
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1998 Nominee
John McMartin
 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1998 Nominee
Anna Kendrick

Theatre World

Award

1998 Recipient
Anna Kendrick
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