MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
May 01, 1983
Closing Date
Mar 03, 1985
1st Preview
Mar 31, 1983
1st Preview
Mar 31, 1983
Previews
37
Performances
767
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
St. James Theatre
(May 01, 1983 - Mar 03, 1985)

Setting
1927.

Book by Peter Stone and Timothy S. Mayer; Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; The score includes music from "Funny Face" with book by Fred Thompson and Paul Gerard Smith; Featuring songs with lyrics by B.G. DeSylva; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson; Dance arrangements by Wally Harper and Peter Larson; Dance Arrangements for "Kickin' the Clouds Away" by Peter Howard; Musical and vocal direction by Jack Lee
Staged by Thommie Walsh and Tommy Tune; Choreographed by Thommie Walsh and Tommy Tune; Associate Choreographer: Baayork Lee; Associate Director: Phillip Oesterman
Scenic Design by Adrianne Lobel; Costume Design by Rita Ryack; Lighting Design by Marcia Madeira; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Make-Up Design by Anthony Clavet; Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington; Projection Consultant: Westerfield / Quitt Productions, Ltd.
General Manager: Joseph P. Harris Associates
Production Stage Manager: Peter Von Mayrhauser; Stage Manager: Robert Kellogg; Assistant Stage Mgr: Betty Lynd; Technical Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi
Musical concept by Wally Harper; Music Consultant: Michael Feinstein; The score includes music from "Funny Face" with music by George Gershwin; The score includes music from "Funny Face" with lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Music Preparation: Mathilde Pincus and Katharine Edmonds
Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; General Press Representative: Jacksina and Freedman; Dance Captain: Niki Harris; Assistant Dance Captain: Patti D'Beck; Movie sequence photographs produced by Kenneth Leigh Hunter; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Kenn Duncan; Fur coat courtesy of Flemington Fur Company; Special material by Charles "Honi" Coles; Logo Art by Fraver
For his generous support, the producers gratefully acknowledge Ira Gershwin; For her generous support, the producers gratefully acknowledge Leonore Gershwin
Captain Billy Buck Chandler
Edith Herbert
Rt. Rev. J.D. Montgomery
Mickey
Prince Nicolai Erraclyovitch Tchatchavadze
 
Achmed
Conductor
 
Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
A Member of the Ritz Quartette
Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Prawn
Fish
 
Reporter
New Rhythm Boy
 
Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Minnow
Fish
Kipper
Fish
Sturgeon
Fish
New Rhythm Boy
 
Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Achmed
A Member of the Ritz Quartette
A Member of the Ritz Quartette
 
Policeman
 
Stage Doorman
New Rhythm Boy
 
Mrs. O'Malley
 
Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
A Member of the Ritz Quartette
Anchovie
Fish
Flounder
Fish
Standby: Jill Cook (Mickey), David Jackson (Mr. Magix), Leon Morenzie (Rt. Rev. J.D. Montgomery), Nana Visitor (Edith Herbert) and Ronald Young (Captain Billy Buck Chandler, Prince Nicolai Erraclyovitch Tchatchavadze)

St. James Theatre (May 01, 1983 - Mar 03, 1985)

Cast

Prince Nicolai Erraclyovitch Tchatchavadze
 
Achmed
Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Captain Billy Buck Chandler
Anchovie
Fish
Flounder
Fish
Captain Billy Buck Chandler
Nov 01, 1984 - ?
Edith Herbert
Nov 01, 1984 - ?
Prawn
Fish
 
Edith Herbert
Mickey
Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Minnow
Fish
Prawn
Fish
Rt. Rev. J.D. Montgomery
Prince Nicolai Erraclyovitch Tchatchavadze
Kipper
Fish
Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Sturgeon
Fish
A Member of the Ritz Quartette
 
Stage Doorman
New Rhythm Boy
Prawn
Fish
Captain Billy Buck Chandler
Standby: Jeff Calhoun (Captain Billy Buck Chandler), Kerry Casserly (Mickey), Luther Fontaine (Mr. Magix), Niki Harris (Edith Herbert), Susan Hartley (Edith Herbert), Walter Hook (Prince Nicolai Erraclyovitch Tchatchavadze), Judd Jones (Rt. Rev. J.D. Montgomery), Ken Leigh Rogers (Rt. Rev. J.D. Montgomery), Karen Tamburrelli (Mickey) and Ronald Young (Mr. Magix)
music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Sung By
I Can't Be Bothered Now
The New Rhythm Boys, Captain Billy Buck Chandler, Edith Herbert, Prince Nikki, Mickey and Ensemble
Blah, Blah, Blah
Captain Billy Buck Chandler
Boy Wanted
Edith Herbert and Reporter
Soon
Captain Billy Buck Chandler
High Hat/Sweet and Low Down
Mr. Magix, Captain Billy Buck Chandler and The New Rhythm Boys & Ensemble
Blah, Blah, Blah (Reprise)
Edith Herbert
Just Another Rhumba
Rt. Rev. J.D. Montgomery and Ensemble
He Loves and She Loves
Captain Billy Buck Chandler and Edith Herbert
He Loves and She Loves (Reprise)
Ritz Quartet
I Can't Be Bothered Now (Reprise)
The New Rhythm Boys
'S Wonderful
Captain Billy Buck Chandler and Edith Herbert
'S Wonderful (Reprise)
Ritz Quartet
Strike Up the Band
Captain Billy Buck Chandler
Act 2
Sung By
In The Swim
Fish and Nikki
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Edith Herbert
My One And Only
Mr. Magix and Captain Billy Buck Chandler
Funny Face
Mickey and Minnow
My One And Only (Reprise)
Captain Billy Buck Chandler
Kicking The Clouds Away
(lyrics by B.G. DeSylva and Ira Gershwin)
Rt. Rev. J.D. Montgomery and Ensemble
How Long Has This Been Goin' On?
Edith Herbert and Captain Billy Buck Chandler
Strike Up the Band (Reprise)
Company

Tony Award®

 
 

Best Book of a Musical

1983 Nominee
Book by Peter Stone and Timothy S. Mayer

Best Actor in a Musical

1983 Winner
Tommy Tune
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1983 Nominee
Twiggy

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1983 Winner
Charles "Honi" Coles
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1983 Nominee
Denny Dillon
 

Best Costume Design

1983 Nominee
Costume Design by Rita Ryack

Best Choreography

1983 Winner
Choreographed by Thommie Walsh and Tommy Tune
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1983 Nominee
Staged by Thommie Walsh and Tommy Tune

Drama Desk Award

 
 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1983 Nominee
Twiggy

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1983 Winner
Charles "Honi" Coles

Outstanding Choreography

1983 Winner
Choreographed by Thommie Walsh and Tommy Tune

Outstanding Orchestration

1983 Winner
Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1983 Nominee
Costume Design by Rita Ryack
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