MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Feb 13, 1983
Closing Date
Aug 07, 1983
1st Preview
Dec 10, 1982
1st Preview
Dec 10, 1982
Previews
69
Performances
199
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Mark Hellinger Theatre
(Feb 13, 1983 - Aug 07, 1983)

Setting
The time of Sorcery.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Book by Richard Levinson and William Link; Music by Elmer Bernstein; Incidental music by Elmer Bernstein; Lyrics by Don Black; Music orchestrated by Larry Wilcox; Musical Director: David Spear; Vocal arrangements by David Spear; Dance arrangements by Mark Hummel
Directed by Ivan Reitman; Choreographed by Christopher Chadman and Billy Wilson; Conceived by Doug Henning and Barbara De Angelis
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Hair Design by Ted Azar
Production Supervisor: Jeff Hamlin; Production Stage Manager: Jeff Lee; Stage Manager: Bonnie Panson; Assistant Stage Mgr: B. J. Allen; Technical Coordinator: Arthur Siccardi; Production Intern: Debbie Dicky and Fred Walker
Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; Assistant Conductor: Fred Mangella
Magic Illusions Created by Doug Henning; Magic Consultant: Charles Reynolds; Illusion Engineer: Steve Kirsner and William Kennedy; Pyrotechnics by Steve Kirsner; Magic Technical Supervisor and Designer: Glen Priest; Magic Designer and Creative Coordinator: Jim Steinmeyer; Illusion Development and Construction: John Gaughan; Additional Illusion Development and Construction: Wellington Enterprises
Marketing: The Merlin Group, Ltd.; General Press Representative: The Merlin Group, Ltd.; Casting: Pulvino & Howard, Ltd.; Advertising: Diener / Hauser / Bates & Co., Inc.; Photographer: Peter Cunningham; Animal Trainer: Rick Glassey and Judy Glassey
Merlin
The Queen
Old Merlin
 
Old Soldier
Ensemble
Acolyte
 
Manservant
Creature of the Glade
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Creature of the Glade
 
Ensemble
Lady of the Court
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Merlin's Vision
 
Water
 
Ensemble
Lady of the Court
 
Ensemble
Prince Fergus
Ensemble
Air
 
Lady of the Court
 
Ensemble
Creature of the Glade
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
The Queen's Companion
 
Ensemble
Earth
 
Lady of the Court
 
Ensemble
Lady of the Court
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Creature of the Glade
 
Ensemble
Young Merlin
 
Arthur
Creature of the Glade
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Philomena
Understudies: David Asher (Wizard, Acolyte, Manservant), Alan Brasington (Wizard, Old Merlin, Old Soldier), Leslie Hicks (Ariadne), Sandy Laufer (The Queen), Ron Meier (Young Merlin, Arthur), Andrew Hill Newman (Merlin), Claudia Shell (Philomena) and Robert Warners (Prince Fergus)

Mark Hellinger Theatre (Feb 13, 1983 - Aug 07, 1983)

Cast

Young Merlin
music by Elmer Bernstein; lyrics by Don Black
Act 1
Sung By
It's About Magic
Old Merlin, Young Merlin, Merlin, Philomena and Ensemble
I Can Make It Happen
The Queen
Beyond My Wildest Dreams
Ariadne
Something More
Merlin and Ariadne
The Elements
Merlin, Wizard and Ensemble
Fergus' Dilemma
Prince Fergus and Ladies of the Court
Nobody Will Remember him
The Queen and Wizard
Act 2
Sung By
Put A Little Magic In Your Life
Old Merlin, Merlin, Philomena and Ensemble
He Who Knows The Way
Wizard
I Can Make It Happen (Reprise)
The Queen
He Who Knows The Way (Reprise)
Wizard
We Haven't Fought a Battle in Years
Prince Fergus and Soldiers
Satan Rules
The Queen
Nobody Will Remember Him (Reprise)
The Queen
He Who Knows the Way (Reprise)
Merlin, Wizard and Arthur

Tony Award®

 
 

Best Book of a Musical

1983 Nominee
Book by Richard Levinson and William Link
 

Best Original Score

1983 Nominee
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Don Black
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1983 Nominee
Chita Rivera
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1983 Nominee
Directed by Ivan Reitman

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1983 Nominee
Rebecca Wright
 

Outstanding Special Effects

1983 Nominee
Special Effects by Doug Henning, Charles Reynolds, Glen Priest, Jim Steinmeyer and John Gaughan
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner
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