MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
May 09, 1982
Closing Date
Feb 04, 1984
1st Preview
Apr 22, 1982
1st Preview
Apr 22, 1982
Previews
19
Performances
729
MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
46th Street Theatre
(May 09, 1982 - Feb 04, 1984)

Setting
Venice, Italy. The early 1960's

Initial staged reading: Composer/Librettist Conference at The Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theatre Center
Book by Arthur Kopit; Music by Maury Yeston; Lyrics by Maury Yeston; Adaptation from the Italian by Mario Fratti; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: Wally Harper; Choral composition and musical continuity by Maury Yeston
Directed by Tommy Tune; Dances by Thommie Walsh
Scenic Design by Lawrence Miller; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Marcia Madeira; Sound Design by Jack Mann; Hair Design by Michael Gottfried; Assistant to Mr. Miller: Duke Durfee and Atkin Pace; Assistant to Mr. Long: Neil Spisak; Assistant to Ms. Madeira: Natasha Katz
General Manager: Weiler / Miller Associates
Production Stage Manager: Charles Blackwell; Stage Manager: Bruce H. Lumpkin; Assistant Stage Mgr: Nancy Lynch; Technical Coordinator: Richard Siegel
Musical Supervisor: Jonathan Tunick; Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press; Conducted by Vincent Fanuele
Artistic Associate: Thommie Walsh; Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; Company Captain: Tina Paul; General Press Representative: Jacksina and Freedman; Special Assistant to Mr. Tune: Priscilla Lopez; Assistant to Mr. Yeston: Tommy Krasker; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne and Sandra Mandel; Poster and graphics: Todd Ruff; Photographer: Peter Cunningham; Vocal Consultant: Tom Hageman; Dialect Coach: Franco Zavani; Furs by The Christie Brothers; Birds owned and handled by Dawn Animal Agency, Inc.
Guido Contini
Apr 22, 1982 - May 07, 1983
Luisa Contini
Apr 22, 1982 - Dec 04, 1982
Claudia
Apr 22, 1982 - Jan 29, 1983
Stephanie Necrophorus
Our Lady of the Spa
Guido's Mother
Liliane La Fleur
Carla
Saraghina
Camille Saviola
Broadway debut
Mama Maddelena
Chief of the Chambermaids
Young Guido's Schoolmate
Jeanie Bowers
Broadway debut
Maria
Francesca
Colleen Dodson
Broadway debut
A Vanetian Gondolier
Gretchen von Krupf
Giulietta
Guido at an early age
Lina Darling
Heidi von Sturm
Annabella
Renata
Olga von Hesse
Young Guido's Schoolmate
Young Guido's Schoolmate
Ilsa von Hesse
Standby: Clifford David (Guido Contini)
Understudies: Kim Criswell (Claudia, Carla), Colleen Dodson (Our Lady of the Spa), Lulu Downs (Mama Maddelena), Julie J. Hafner (Gretchen von Krupf, Heidi von Sturm, Olga von Hesse, Ilsa von Hesse, Maria, Francesca, A Vanetian Gondolier, Giulietta, Annabella, Diana, Renata), Dorothy Kiara (Maria, Francesca, A Vanetian Gondolier, Giulietta, Annabella, Diana, Renata, Gretchen von Krupf, Heidi von Sturm, Olga von Sturm, Ilsa von Hesse), Cynthia Meryl (Luisa Contini, Liliane La Fleur), Patrice Pickering (Maria, Francesca, A Vanetian Gondolier, Giulietta, Annabella, Diana, Renata, Gretchen von Krupf, Heidi von Sturm, Olga von Sturm, Ilsa von Hesse), Rita Rehn (Stephanie Necrophorus), Camille Saviola (Saraghina), Patrick Wilcox (Guido at an early age) and Alaina Warren Zachary (Guido's Mother)

46th Street Theatre (May 09, 1982 - Feb 04, 1984)

Press Representative: Angela Wilson, Diane Tomlinson and Susannah Blinkoff

Cast

Bert Convy
During Raul Julia's vacation
Guido Contini
Jan 10, 1983 - Jan 22, 1983
Guido Contini
May 09, 1983 - ?
Luisa Contini
Claudia
Luisa Contini
Dec 06, 1982 - Nov 1983
Claudia
Peter Brendon
Broadway debut
Young Guido's Schoolmate
Young Guido's Schoolmate
Braden Danner
Broadway debut
Young Guido's Schoolmate
Our Lady of the Spa
Young Guido's Schoolmate
David Scott Lashine
Broadway debut
Guido at an early age
Ilsa von Hesse
Priscilla Lopez
During Liliane Montevecchi's vacation
Liliane La Fleur
Nov 08, 1982 - Nov 20, 1982
Carla
 
Francesca
Stephanie Necrophorus
Carla
Sep 12, 1983 - ?
Jeffrey Vitelli
Broadway debut
Young Guido's Schoolmate
Francesca
Standby: David Brummel (Guido Contini)
Understudies: Colleen Dodson (Luisa Contini, Claudia), Leigh Finner (Maria, A Vanetian Gondolier, Giulietta, Annabella, Francesca, Diana, Renata, Gretchen von Krupf, Heidi von Sturm, Olga von Hesse, Ilsa von Hesse), Laura Kenyon (Stephanie Necrophorus, Carla), Linda Kerns (Saraghina), Dorothy Kiara (Lina Darling), Nancy McCall (Guido's Mother), Beth McVey (Carla), Lauren Mitchell (Claudia), Patrice Pickering (Liliane La Fleur, Our Lady of the Spa, Lina Darling), Dee Etta Rowe (Mama Maddelena), Jeffrey Vitelli (Guido at an early age) and Alaina Warren Zachary (Mama Maddelena)
music by Maury Yeston; lyrics by Maury Yeston
Act 1
Sung By
Overture Delle Donne
Company
Guido's Song
Guido Contini
Coda di Guido
Company
The Germans at the Spa
Mama Maddelena, Italians and Germans
My Husband Makes Movies
Luisa Contini
A Call From the Vatican
Carla
Only With You
Guido Contini
Folies Bergeres
Liliane La Fleur, Stephanie Necrophorus and Company
Nine
Guido's Mother and Company
Ti Voglio Bene/Be Italian
Saraghina, Boys and Company
The Bells of St. Sebastian
Guido Contini, Boys and Company
Act 2
Sung By
A Man Like You/Unusual Way/Duet
Claudia and Guido Contini
The Grand Canal
Guido Contini and Company
Simple
Carla
Be On Your Own
Luisa Contini
I Can't Make This Movie
Guido Contini
Getting Tall
Guido at an early age
Nine/Long Ago/Nine (Reprise)
Guido Contini

Tony Award®

 

Best Book of a Musical

1982 Nominee
Book by Arthur Kopit

Best Original Score

1982 Winner
Music by Maury Yeston
Lyrics by Maury Yeston
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1982 Nominee
Raul Julia

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1982 Winner
Liliane Montevecchi
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1982 Nominee
Karen Akers and Anita Morris
 

Best Scenic Design

1982 Nominee
Scenic Design by Lawrence Miller

Best Costume Design

1982 Winner
Costume Design by William Ivey Long
 

Best Lighting Design

1982 Nominee
Lighting Design by Marcia Madeira
 

Best Choreography

1982 Nominee
Directed by Tommy Tune

Best Direction of a Musical

1982 Winner
Directed by Tommy Tune

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1982 Winner
Liliane Montevecchi and Anita Morris
 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1982 Nominee
Shelly Burch

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1982 Winner
Directed by Tommy Tune

Outstanding Lyrics

1982 Winner
Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Outstanding Music

1982 Winner
Music by Maury Yeston

Outstanding Costume Design

1982 Winner
Costume Design by William Ivey Long

Outstanding Lighting Design

1982 Winner
Lighting Design by Marcia Madeira

Theatre World

Award

1982 Recipient
Karen Akers
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