MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Dec 02, 1999
Closing Date
Jan 09, 2000
1st Preview
Oct 28, 1999
1st Preview
Oct 28, 1999
Previews
39
Performances
42
MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
(Dec 02, 1999 - Jan 09, 2000)

Setting
A prison; various locations in and around Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, and Chicago. 1894-1899.

A workshop of "Marie Christine" was produced by Graciela Daniele and Jules Fisher
Book by Michael John LaChiusa; Music by Michael John LaChiusa; Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: David Evans
Directed by Graciela Daniele; Choreographed by Graciela Daniele; Associate Choreographer: Willie Rosario
Scenic Design by Christopher H. Barreca; Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer; Sound Design by Scott Stauffer; Hair and Wig Design by Linda Rice; Assistant Sound Design: Robert Kaplowitz
LCT General Manager: Steven C. Callahan; Company Manager: Susan Sampliner; Assistant Co. Mgr: Manjit Kapany
LCT Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi; Assistant Stage Mgr: Alexis Shorter and Casey Aileen Rafter
Conducted by David Evans; Associate Conductor: Lawrence Yurman; Keyboard: David Evans; Keyboards: Lawrence Yurman; Woodwind: Steven Kenyon, John Moses, Richard Heckman and John Winder; Trumpet: Brian O'Flaherty and Kamau Adilifu; French Horn: Peter Gordon and Janet Lantz; Violin: Robert Lawrence and Maura Giannini; Viola: Kenneth Burward-Hoy; Cello: Scott Ballantyne; Bass: Raymond Kilday; Percussion: Raymond Grappone; Percussion / Synthesizer: Lawrence Spivack; Music Copying: Emily Grishman Music Preparation; Musical Coordinator: Seymour Red Press
Casting: Alan Filderman; LCT General Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi; LCT Director of Marketing & Special Projects: Thomas Cott; LCT Director of Development: Hattie K. Jutagir; Production Assistant: Stephen R. Gruse; Fight direction by Luis Perez; Asst. to the Choreographer: Donna Dunmire; Dialect/Vocal Coach: Deborah Hecht
Bar Patron
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Sherry Boone
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Marie Christine L'Adrese
Alternate
Dante Keyes
Prisoner #3
Paris L'Adrese
Serpent
 
Helena
Gates' daughter
 
Ensemble
Prisoner #2
Joachim
a valet
 
Monsieur Archambeau
 
Ensemble
Celeste
a maid
 
Ensemble
Jean L'Adrese
Ozelia
a maid
 
Ensemble
Duchess
Magdalena's "Daughter"
 
Grace Parker
 
Ensemble
Lisette
Marie Christine's maid
McMahon
 
Ensemble
Beatrice
Jean's fiancee
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Marie Christine L'Adrese
Petal
Magdalena's "Daughters"
 
Olivia Parker
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Chaka
drums
Marie Christine's Mother
Bartender
 
Esau Parker
 
Ensemble
Magdalena
Prisoner #1
Osmond
a valet
 
Monsieur St. Vinson
 
Ensemble
Understudies: Franz C. Alderfer (Joachim, Osmond, Monsieur Archambeau, Monsieur St. Vinson), Ana Maria Andricain (Helena, Petal, Duchess), Michael Babin (McMahon), Brent Black (Dante Keyes, Bartender), André Garner (Paris L'Adrese), Lovette George (Beatrice, Prisoner #1, Prisoner #2, Prisoner #3), Rosena M. Hill (Lisette), Joy Lynn Matthews (Marie Christine's Mother, Prisoner #1, Prisoner #2, Prisoner #3), Michael McCormick (Gates), Janet Metz (Magdalena), Monique Midgette (Celeste, Ozelia, Prisoner #1, Prisoner #2, Prisoner #3), Peter Samuel (Leary) and Jim Weaver (Jean L'Adrese)
Act 1
Sung By
Before the Morning
Women
Mamzell' Marie
Company
Ton Grandpere est le Soleil
Marie Christine's Mother
Beautiful
Marie Christine L'Adrese
Way Back to Paradise
Marie Christine L'Adrese and Lisette
Storm
Dante Keyes
To Find a Lover
Marie Christine L'Adrese and Company
Nothing Beats Chicago / Ocean Is Different / Danced With A Girl
Dante Keyes
Tou Mi Mi
Lisette
Miracles and Mysteries
Marie Christine's Mother and Prisoners
I Don't Hear the Ocean
Dante Keyes and Marie Christine L'Adrese
Bird Inside the House
Maids and Valets
All Eyes Look Upon You
Jean L'Adrese
A Month Ago
Maids
Danced With a Girl (Reprise)
Dante Keyes
We're Gonna Go to Chicago
Dante Keyes and Marie Christine L'Adrese
Dansez Calinda
Lisette
I Will Give
Marie Christine L'Adrese and Prisoners
Finale of Act I
Paris L'Adrese and Company
Act 2
Sung By
Opening / I Will Love You
Prisoners, Dante Keyes and Marie Christine L'Adrese
Cincinnati
Magdalena and Daughters
You're Looking at the Man
Leary, McMahon, Dante Keyes and Company
The Scorpion
Dante Keyes and Marie Christine L'Adrese
Lover Bring Me Summer
Olivia Parker and Grace Parker
Tell Me
Marie Christine L'Adrese
Paradise Is Burning Down
Magdalena
Prison in a Prison
Marie Christine L'Adrese, Prisoners, Helena and Dante Keyes
Better & Best
Leary and McMahon
Good Looking Woman
Gates, Leary and McMahon
No Turning Back
Paris L'Adrese, Marie Christine's Mother, Jean L'Adrese and Lisette
Beautiful (Reprise)
Marie Christine L'Adrese
A Lovely Wedding
Magdalena
I Will Love You (Reprise)
Marie Christine L'Adrese
Your Name
Dante Keyes
Finale of Act II
Women

Tony Award®

 

Best Book of a Musical

2000 Nominee
Book by Michael John LaChiusa
 

Best Original Musical Score

2000 Nominee
Music by Michael John LaChiusa
Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa
 

Best Actress in a Musical

2000 Nominee
Audra McDonald
 

Best Lighting Design

2000 Nominee
Lighting Design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer
 

Best Orchestrations

2000 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

2000 Nominee
Audra McDonald
Season:
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