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Legs Diamond   

Mark Hellinger Theatre, (12/26/1988 - 2/19/1989)
First Preview: Oct 25, 1988 Total Previews: 72
Opening Date: Dec 26, 1988    
Closing Date: Feb 19, 1989 Total Performances: 64

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; Arthur Rubin: Vice-President)
Produced by James M. Nederlander, James L. Nederlander, Arthur Rubin, The Entertainment Group and George M. Steinbrenner III; Produced in association with Jonathan Farkas; Associate Producer: Kathleen Raitt
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
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
Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; 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
Cast
Peter Allen
Jack Diamond
Brenda Braxton
Madge
Randall Edwards
Kiki Roberts
Jim Fyfe
Moran
Christian Kauffmann
Bones
Pat McNamara
Devane
Raymond Serra
Augie
Joe Silver
Arnold Rothstein
Julie Wilson
Flo
Adrian Bailey
Convict
Latin Dancer
Boy from Bay Ridge
Member of A. R.'s Gang
Quin Baird
Convict
Gangster
Member of A. R.'s Gang
Carol Ann Baxter
Hotsy Totsy Girl
Champagne Girl
Stephen Bourneuf
Prison Guard
Tuxedo Dancer
Gangster
Member of Jack's Gang
James Brandt
Tropicabana Announcer
Gangster
F. B. I. Man
Frank Cava
Convict
Latin Dancer
Taxi Dancer
Member of Jack's Gang
Jonathan Cerullo
Tuxedo Dancer
Gangster
Member of A. R.'s Gang
Colleen Dunn
Hotsy Totsy Girl
Showgirl
Deanna Dys
Cigarette Girl
Hotsy Totsy Girl
Ruth Gottschall
Mourner
K. Craig Innes
Tuxedo Dancer
Taxi Dancer
Member of Jack's Gang
Norman Wendall Kauahi
Convict
Latin Dancer
Chinese Waiter
Member of Jack's Gang
Rick Manning
Prison Guard
Gangster
Boy from Bay Ridge
Member of A. R.'s Gang
F. B. I. Man
Gwendolyn Miller
Hotsy Totsy Girl
Champagne Girl
Burlesque Woman
Bobby Moya
Convict
Latin Dancer
Gangster
Taxi Dancer
Boy from Bay Ridge
Member of A. R.'s Gang
Paul Nunes
Convict
Latin Dancer
Gangster
Member of Jack's Gang
Policeman
Mike O'Carroll
Hotsy Totsy Announcer
Gangster
Barber
Keith Tyrone
Convict
Latin Dancer
Member of Jack's Gang
Shelley Wald
Jack Diamond's Secretary
Wendy Waring
Hotsy Totsy Girl
Showgirl
Burlesque Woman
Kevin Weldon
Tuxedo Dancer
Swings: Dan O'Grady, Jennifer Rymer and Steven Scionti
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)
Tony Award®
1989 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Julie Wilson
1989 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Willa Kim
1989 Best Choreography [nominee]
Alan Johnson
Drama Desk Award
1989 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee]
Willa Kim
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