MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Dec 26, 1988
Closing Date
Feb 19, 1989
1st Preview
Oct 25, 1988
1st Preview
Oct 25, 1988
Previews
72
Performances
64
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Mark Hellinger Theatre
(Dec 26, 1988 - Feb 19, 1989)

Music by Peter Allen; Lyrics by Peter Allen; Book by Harvey Fierstein and Charles Suppon; Based on the movie "The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond" by Warner Brothers; Musical Director: Eric Stern; Vocal arrangements by Eric Stern; Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin; Dance arrangements by Mark Hummel; Additional orchestrations by Danny Troob
Directed by Robert Allan Ackerman; Choreographed by Alan Johnson
Scenic Design by David Mitchell; Costume Design by Willa Kim; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Peter J. Fitzgerald; Hair Design by Howard Leonard; Projection Design by Jonathan L. Quitt; Associate Producer for Projections: Wendy Ehrlich; Associate Lighting Design: Peggy Eisenhauer; Assistants to Ms. Kim: Marcy Froehlich and Barbara Bush; Assistant Costume Design: Richard Schurkamp and David Roberts
Executive Producer: Marvin A. Krauss; General Manager: Gary Gunas and Joey Parnes; Company Manager: Nina Skriloff
Production Stage Manager: Peter B. Mumford; Stage Manager: Gary M. Zabinski; Assistant Stage Mgr: Robert B. Gould
Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; Assistant Conductor: Tim Stella; Trumpet: James Hynes and Phil Granger; Trombone: Porter Poindexter and James Miller; French Horn: Russ Rizner; Clarinet: John Purcell and Charles Millard; Flute: Louis Cortelezzi; Oboe: Peter Angelo; Baritone Saxophone: Joseph Grimaldi; Synthesizer: Ronald Melrose and Tim Stella; Bass: Mark Berger; Guitar: Larry Saltzman; Drums: Glenn Rhian and Bruce Doctor; Concertmaster: Bernard Zeller; Violin: Kathy Livolsi, Al Cavaliere and Frank Wang; Viola: Susan Follari and Richard Spencer; Cello: Bruce Wang and Marisol Espada
Black Art Effects Consultant: Ted Shapiro
Casting: Simon & Kumin Casting, Inc.; General Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates; Advertising: LeDonne & Wilner; Dance Captain: Jennifer Rymer; Vocal Coach: Ronald Melrose; Stunt Coordinator: J.P. Romano, S.A.M.P.; Stunts by Kevin Weldon; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates; Logo Design by Robert Richards
Jack Diamond
Kiki Roberts
Moran
Devane
Arnold Rothstein
Convict
 
Latin Dancer
 
Boy from Bay Ridge
 
Member of A. R.'s Gang
Convict
 
Gangster
 
Member of A. R.'s Gang
Hotsy Totsy Girl
 
Champagne Girl
Prison Guard
 
Tuxedo Dancer
 
Gangster
 
Member of Jack's Gang
Tropicabana Announcer
 
Gangster
 
F. B. I. Man
Convict
 
Latin Dancer
 
Taxi Dancer
 
Member of Jack's Gang
Tuxedo Dancer
 
Gangster
 
Member of A. R.'s Gang
Hotsy Totsy Girl
 
Showgirl
Cigarette Girl
 
Hotsy Totsy Girl
Mourner
Tuxedo Dancer
 
Taxi Dancer
 
Member of Jack's Gang
 
Latin Dancer
 
Chinese Waiter
 
Member of Jack's Gang
Prison Guard
 
Gangster
 
Boy from Bay Ridge
 
Member of A. R.'s Gang
 
F. B. I. Man
Hotsy Totsy Girl
 
Champagne Girl
 
Burlesque Woman
Convict
 
Latin Dancer
 
Gangster
 
Taxi Dancer
 
Boy from Bay Ridge
 
Member of A. R.'s Gang
Convict
 
Latin Dancer
 
Gangster
 
Member of Jack's Gang
 
Policeman
Hotsy Totsy Announcer
 
Gangster
 
Barber
Convict
 
Latin Dancer
 
Member of Jack's Gang
Jack Diamond's Secretary
Hotsy Totsy Girl
 
Showgirl
 
Burlesque Woman
Tuxedo Dancer
Standby: Larry Kert (Jack Diamond)
Understudies: Adrian Bailey (Bones), Frank Cava (Moran), Colleen Dunn (Kiki Roberts), Ruth Gottschall (Flo) and Mike O'Carroll (Arnold Rothstein, Devane)

Mark Hellinger Theatre (Dec 26, 1988 - Feb 19, 1989)

Cast

Alice
Role was cut during previews
Eddie Diamond
Oct 25, 1988 - Dec 04, 1988
Role was cut during previews
music by Peter Allen; lyrics by Peter Allen
Act 1
Sung By
When I Get My Name in Lights
Jack Diamond and Convicts and Ensemble
Speakeasy
Ensemble
Applause
Flo and Hotsy Totsy Girls
Knockers
Jack Diamond and Hotsy Totsy Girls
I Was Made for Champagne
Kiki Roberts and Tropicabana Dancers
Tropicabana Rhumba
Jack Diamond and Kiki Roberts
Sure Thing Baby
Jack Diamond
Speakeasy Christmas
Hotsy Totsy Dancers
Charge It to A.R.
Arnold Rothstein, Augie, Moran, Bones and Gangsters
Only an Older Woman
Jack Diamond and Flo
Taxi Dancers' Tango
Jack Diamond and Ensemble
Only Steal from Thieves
Jack Diamond, Kiki Roberts and Gangsters
When I Get My Name in Lights (Reprise)
Jack Diamond and Company
Act 2
Sung By
Cut of the Cards
Jack Diamond and Company
Gangland Chase
Jack Diamond and Gangsters
Now You See Me, Now You Don't
Jack Diamond, Kiki Roberts and Ensemble
The Man Nobody Could Love
Kiki Roberts, Flo and Madge
The Music Went Out of My Life
Flo
Say It Isn't So
Jack Diamond and Company
All I Wanted Was the Dream
Jack Diamond

Tony Award®

 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1989 Nominee
Julie Wilson
 

Best Costume Design

1989 Nominee
Costume Design by Willa Kim
 

Best Choreography

1989 Nominee
Choreographed by Alan Johnson

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Costume Design

1989 Nominee
Costume Design by Willa Kim
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