MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Oct 19, 2009
Closing Date
Aug 05, 2012
1st Preview
Sep 23, 2009
1st Preview
Sep 23, 2009
Previews
30
Performances
1,165
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Shubert Theatre
(Oct 19, 2009 - Aug 05, 2012)

Setting
The smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 1950s

Media
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Book by Joe DiPietro; Music by David Bryan; Lyrics by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan; Based on a concept by George W. George; Musical Director: Kenny Seymour; Music orchestrated by Daryl Waters and David Bryan; Dance arrangements by August Eriksmoen
Directed by Christopher Ashley; Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo; Associate Director: Beatrice Terry; Associate Choreographer: Edgar Godineaux and Kelly Devine
Scenic Design by David Gallo; Costume Design by Paul Tazewell; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by Ken Travis; Projection Design by David Gallo and Shawn Sagady; Hair and Wig Design by Charles G. LaPointe; Make-Up Design by Angelina Avallone; Associate Scenic Design: Steven C. Kemp; Associate Costume Design: Rory Powers; Associate Lighting Design: Mark T. Simpson; Associate Hair Design: Leah Loukas; Assistant Costume Design: Maria Zamansky; Assistant Sound Design: Alex Hawthorn; Assistant Projection Design: Steve Channon; Moving Light Programmer: David Arch
General Manager: Alchemy Production Group LLC; Company Manager: Jim Brandeberry; Associate Co. Mgr: Tegan Meyer
Production Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi; Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Stage Manager: Gary Mickelson; Assistant Stage Mgr: Monica Cuoco
Conducted by Kenny Seymour; Associate Conductor: Shelton Becton; Keyboard 1: Kenny Seymour; Keyboard 2: Shelton Becton; Guitars: Michael Aarons; Bass: George Farmer; Drums: Clayton Craddock; Trumpet: Nicholas Marchione; Trombone: Mike Davis; Reeds: Tom Murray and Ken Hitchcock; Music Contractor: Michael Keller; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Music Producer/Music Supervisor: Christopher Jahnke
Dance Captain: Jermaine R. Rembert; Fight direction by Steve Rankin; Fight Captain: Jermaine R. Rembert; Dramaturg: Gabriel Greene; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Marketing: Type A Marketing and Anne Rippey; Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; General Press Representative: The Hartman Group; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Felicia
Huey
Sep 23, 2009 - Oct 23, 2011
Ensemble
 
Clara
Ensemble
 
Perry Como
Ensemble
Delray
Sep 23, 2009 - Jan 22, 2012
Ensemble
 
Buck Wiley
 
Martin Holton
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Black DJ
Ensemble
 
White DJ
 
Mr. Collins
 
Gordon Grant
Mr. Simmons
Sep 23, 2009 - Mar 13, 2011
Mama
Sep 23, 2009 - Mar 14, 2011
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Wailin' Joe
 
Reverend Hobson
Ensemble
 
Ethel
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Understudies: Jennifer Allen (Mama), Brad Bass (Huey, Frank Dryer), Tracee Beazer (Felicia), Bryan Fenkart (Huey), Rhett G. George (Bobby, Delray), John Jellison (Mr. Simmons), John Eric Parker (Bobby, Delray), Jermaine R. Rembert (Gator), Ephraim M. Sykes (Gator) and Dan'yelle Williamson (Felicia)

Shubert Theatre (Oct 19, 2009 - Aug 05, 2012)

Assistant Stage Mgr: Janet Takami and Alexis Shorter
Guitars: John Putnam
Marketing: AKA

Cast

Ensemble
 
Member of the Be Black Trio
role named after opening
Frank Dryer
Someday Backup Singer
role named after opening
Ethel
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Someday Backup Singer
role named after opening
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Double Dutch Girl
role named after opening
Ensemble
 
Member of the Be Black Trio
role named after opening
Delray
Feb 28, 2012 - ?
Someday Backup Singer
role named after opening
Jul 27, 2010 - Aug 08, 2010
 
Someday Backup Singer
role named after opening
Mar 27, 2012 - ?
 
Ensemble
Mar 27, 2012 - ?
 
Member of the Be Black Trio
role named after opening
Teenager
role named after opening
Double Dutch Girl
role named after opening
 
Someday Backup Singer
role named after opening
Mr. Simmons
Jul 13, 2010 - Sep 05, 2010
Mike Gallagher
Opened the show with special expanded part written by book writer Joe DiPietro
Cameo Appearance
Sep 06, 2011 - Sep 11, 2011
Member of the Be Black Trio
role named after opening
Ensemble
Aug 16, 2010 - Jan 24, 2011
Ensemble
 
Member of the Be Black Trio
role named after opening
Ensemble
 
Wailin' Joe
 
Reverend Hobson
 
Someday Backup Singer
role named after opening
 
Double Dutch Girl
role named after opening
Delray
Jan 24, 2012 - Feb 27, 2012
 
Someday Backup Singer
role named after opening
 
Double Dutch Girl
role named after opening
Mr. Simmons
Mar 15, 2011 - ?
Ensemble
Member of the Be Black Trio
role named after opening
 
Ensemble
Bobby
May 27, 2011 - Jul 31, 2011
Ensemble
White DJ
 
Mr. Collins
 
White Father
 
Gordon Grant
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Mama
Dec 15, 2011 - Feb 12, 2012
Mama
Mar 15, 2011 - Dec 11, 2011
 
Mama
Feb 14, 2012 - ?
Huey
Oct 25, 2011 - Aug 05, 2012
Buck Wiley
 
Ensemble
 
Martin Holton
Black DJ
 
Ensemble
Perry Como
 
Ensemble
 
Frank Dryer
Black DJ
 
Ensemble
 
Wailin' Joe
 
Reverend Hobson
Ensemble
 
Double Dutch Girl
role named after opening
 
Someday Backup Singer
role named after opening
Ensemble
 
Double Dutch Girl
role named after opening
 
Ensemble
Jun 26, 2012 - ?
 
Double Dutch Girl
role named after opening
Jun 26, 2012 - ?
 
White Mother
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Someday Backup Singer
role named after opening
Understudies: Darius Barnes (Gator), Ashley Blanchet (Felicia), Felicia Boswell (Felicia), Angela Brydon (Mama), Kevin Covert (Mr. Simmons), Erica Dorfler (Felicia), Rhett G. George (Gator), Todrick D. Hall (Gator), Robert Hartwell (Gator, Bobby, Delray), Kevin Massey (Huey), David McDonald (Mr. Simmons), Justin Patterson (Huey, Mr. Simmons), Ken Robinson (Bobby, Delray), Antoine L. Smith (Gator, Bobby, Delray), Betsy Struxness (Mama, Mama) and Elizabeth Ward Land (Mama)
music by David Bryan; lyrics by David Bryan and Joe DiPietro
Act 1
Sung By
Underground
Delray, Felicia and Company
The Music of My Soul
Huey, Felicia and Company
Scratch My Itch
Wailin' Joe and Company
Ain't Nothin' But a Kiss
Felicia and Huey
Hello, My Name is Huey
Huey
Everybody Wants to Be Black on a Saturday Night
Company
Make Me Stronger
Huey, Mama, Felicia and Company
Colored Woman
Felicia
Someday
Felicia and Company
She's My Sister
Delray and Huey
Radio
Huey and Company
Say a Prayer
Gator and Company
Act 2
Sung By
Crazy Little Huey
Huey and Company
Big Love
Bobby
Love Will Stand When All Else Falls
Felicia and Company
Stand Up
Delray, Felicia, Huey, Gator, Bobby and Company
Change Don't Come Easy
Mama, Delray, Gator and Bobby
Tear the House Down
Huey and Company
Love Will Stand/Ain't Nothin' But a Kiss (Reprise)
Felicia and Huey
Memphis Lives in Me
Huey and Company
Steal Your Rock 'n' Roll
Huey, Felicia and Company

Tony Award®

Best Book of a Musical

2010 Winner
Book by Joe DiPietro

Best Original Score Written for the Theatre

2010 Winner
Music by David Bryan
Lyrics by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan
 

Best Actor in a Musical

2010 Nominee
Chad Kimball
 

Best Actress in a Musical

2010 Nominee
Montego Glover
 

Best Direction of a Musical

2010 Nominee
Directed by Christopher Ashley

Best Orchestrations

2010 Winner
Music orchestrated by Daryl Waters and David Bryan
 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

2010 Nominee
Costume Design by Paul Tazewell

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Book of a Musical

2010 Nominee
Book by Joe DiPietro
 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

2010 Nominee
Chad Kimball

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

2010 Winner
Montego Glover
 

Outstanding Choreography

2010 Nominee
Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo

Outstanding Orchestrations

2010 Winner
Music orchestrated by Daryl Waters and David Bryan

Outstanding Music

2010 Winner
Music by David Bryan
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