MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
May 03, 1993
Closing Date
Jul 01, 1995
1st Preview
Apr 19, 1993
1st Preview
Apr 19, 1993
Previews
16
Performances
904
MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Broadhurst Theatre
(May 03, 1993 - Jul 01, 1995)

Setting
A prison in Latin America, sometime in the recent past.

Produced by Livent, Inc.
Book by Terrence McNally; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Based on the novel by Manuel Puig; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson; Dance music by David Krane
Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Vincent Paterson; Additional choreography by Rob Marshall; Assistant Choreographer for Mr. Paterson: Kim Blank; Assistant Choreographer for Mr. Marshall: Kathleen Marshall
Scenic Design by Jerome Sirlin; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by Martin Levan; Projection Design by Jerome Sirlin; Associate Costume Design: Domingo Rodriguez; Associate Lighting Design: Peter West; Assistant Scenic Design: Craig Clipper; Assistant Costume Design: Robert Jackson; Assistant Lighting Design: Joseph Saint; Assistant Sound Design: Chris Jordan
General Manager: Frank P. Scardino; Company Manager: Jim Brandeberry
Production Stage Manager: Beverley Randolph; Technical Director: Don Finlayson; Technical Supervisor: Christopher C. Smith; Stage Manager: Clayton Phillips
Musical Supervisor: Jeffrey Huard; Conducted by Jeffrey Huard; Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; Music Preparation: Evan Morris, Donald Oliver and Chelsea Music Services, Inc.; Concert Mistress: Susan Follari; 1st Trumpet: Jeffrey Kievit; 2nd Trumpet: Larry Lunetta; Trombone: Porter Poindexter; French Horn: Kate Dennis and Susan Panny; Reed I: Alva Hunt; Reed II: Mort Silver; Reed III: Richard Heckman; Reed IV: Ken Berger; Bass: John Babich; Drums: John Redsecker; Percussion: Mark Sherman; Keyboard I: Jeffrey Saver; Keyboard II: Gregory Dlugos; Viola I: Susan Follari; Viola II: Ann Barak; Viola III: Maxine Roach; Viola IV: Katherine Sinsabaugh; Cello: Caryl Paisner; Electronic Music Consultant: Andrew Barrett; Rehearsal Pianist: Jason Brown
Flying Effects by Flying by Foy
Assistant to Mr. Prince: Ruth Mitchell; Casting: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; Livent Resident Director: Anne Allan; Livent Casting Director: Beth Russell; General Press Representative (US): Mary Bryant; General Press Representative (Canada): Norman Zagier; Dance Captain: Keith McDaniel; Advertising: LeDonne, Wilner, & Weiner, Inc.; Photographer: Martha Swope; Press Associate: William Wolfe
Brent Carver
Broadway debut
Molina
Valentin
Spider Woman / Aurora
Apr 19, 1993 - Jun 25, 1994
Molina's Mother
Jerry Christakos
Broadway debut
Gabriel
 
Prisoner
Joshua Finkel
Broadway debut
Amnesty International Observer
 
Prisoner Emilio
Escaping Prisoner
Philip Hernández
Broadway debut
Esteban
Aurora's Man
 
Prisoner
Aurora's Man
 
Prisoner
Aurora's Man
 
Prisoner
Window Dresser at Montoya's
 
Prisoner
Raymond Rodriguez
Broadway debut
Aurora's Man
 
Prisoner
Prisoner Fuentes
Religious Fanatic
 
Prisoner
Swings: Colton Green (Partial Swing) and Gregory Mitchell
Standby: Lorraine Foreman (Molina's Mother) and Dorothy Stanley (Spider Woman / Aurora, Marta)
Understudies: Joshua Finkel (Molina), Philip Hernández (Valentin), Michael McCormick (Warden), Dan O'Grady (Gabriel), Gary Schwartz (Valentin, Esteban, Amnesty International Observer) and John Norman Thomas (Marcos)

Broadhurst Theatre (May 03, 1993 - Jul 01, 1995)

Musical Director: Gregory J. Dlugos
Ms. Williams' Makeup Designer and Artist: Kate Best
Company Manager: Alan R. Markinson
Production Stage Manager: Bonnie Panson; Stage Manager: Michael Pule; Assistant Stage Mgr: Dale Kaufman and Bonnie Metzgar
Conducted by Gregory J. Dlugos and Ted Sperling; Assistant Conductor: Jeffrey Saver and Gregory Dlugos
Dance Captain: Dan O'Grady; Assistant Dance Captain: Nancy Hess

Cast

Spider Woman / Aurora
Mar 20, 1995 - Jul 01, 1995
Molina
Carol Lawrence
During Chita Rivera's vacation
Spider Woman / Aurora
Nov 08, 1993 - Nov 13, 1993
 
Spider Woman / Aurora
Feb 21, 1994 - Feb 26, 1994
Molina
Jun 06, 1994 - ?
Valentin
Spider Woman / Aurora
Jun 27, 1994 - Mar 18, 1995
Prisoner
 
Window Dresser at Montoya's
Prisoner
Amnesty International Observer
 
Prisoner Emilio
Prisoner
Prisoner Fuentes
Religious Fanatic
 
Prisoner
Aurora's Man
 
Prisoner
Window Dresser at Montoya's
Escaping Prisoner
Tortured Prisoner
Amnesty International Observer
 
Prisoner Emilio
Molina's Mother
Swings: Mark Bove , David Marques (Partial Swing) and Richard Montoya
Standby: Barbara Andres (Molina's Mother), Juan Chioran (Molina), Nancy Hess (Spider Woman / Aurora, Marta), Judy McLane (Marta) and Stephanie Pope (Spider Woman / Aurora, Marta)
Understudies: Vincent D'Elia (Esteban), Colton Green (Amnesty International Observer) and Bob Stillman (Molina)
music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb
Act 1
Sung By
Prologue
Spider Woman and Prisoners
Her Name Is Aurora
Molina, Aurora, Aurora's Men and Prisoners
Over the Wall
Prisoners
Bluebloods
Molina
Dressing Them Up / I Draw the Line
Molina and Valentin
Dear One
Molina's Mother, Marta, Valentin and Molina
Over the Wall II
Prisoners, Molina and Valentin
Where You Are
Aurora, Aurora's Man and Prisoners
Over the Wall III -- Marta
Valentin and Prisoners
Come
Spider Woman
I Do Miracles
Aurora and Marta
Gabriel's Letter / My First Woman
Gabriel and Valentin
Morphine Tango
Orderlies
You Could Never Shame Me
Molina's Mother
A Visit
Spider Woman and Molina
She's a Woman
Molina
Gimme Love
Aurora, Molina and Aurora's Men
Act 2
Sung By
Russian Movie / Good Times
Aurora, Molina and Valentin
The Day After That
Valentin and Families of the Disappeared
Mama, It's Me
Molina
Anything for Him
Spider Woman, Molina and Valentin
Kiss of the Spiderwoman
Spider Woman
Over the Wall IV -- Lucky Molina
Warden and Prisoners
Only in the Movies
Molina and the People in His Life

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1993 Winner
Produced by Livent, Inc.

Best Book of a Musical

1993 Winner
Book by Terrence McNally

Best Original Score

1993 Winner
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Best Actor in a Musical

1993 Winner
Brent Carver

Best Actress in a Musical

1993 Winner
Chita Rivera

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1993 Winner
Anthony Crivello
 

Best Scenic Design

1993 Nominee
Scenic Design by Jerome Sirlin

Best Costume Design

1993 Winner
Costume Design by Florence Klotz
 

Best Lighting Design

1993 Nominee
Lighting Design by Howell Binkley
 

Best Choreography

1993 Nominee
Choreographed by Vincent Paterson and Rob Marshall
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1993 Nominee
Directed by Harold Prince

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Musical

1993 Winner
Produced by Livent, Inc.

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1993 Winner
Brent Carver

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1993 Winner
Chita Rivera

Outstanding Music

1993 Winner
Music by John Kander

Outstanding Costume Design

1993 Winner
Costume Design by Florence Klotz
 

Outstanding Set Design

1993 Nominee
Scenic Design by Jerome Sirlin

Theatre World

Award

1995 Recipient
Vanessa Williams

Award

1993 Recipient
Brent Carver
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