MusicalAll Black CastRevivalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 01, 1990
Closing Date
Apr 14, 1991
1st Preview
Oct 16, 1990
1st Preview
Oct 16, 1990
Previews
35
Performances
77
MusicalAll Black CastRevivalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Richard Rodgers Theatre
(Nov 01, 1990 - Jan 05, 1991)
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
(Apr 14, 1991 - Apr 14, 1991)

Description
A musical in two acts

Setting
Harlem. 1926.

Comments
This production played 19 previews and 77 performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre; when it transferred to the Lunt-Fontanne, it played an additional 16 previews and closed prior to its re-opening date of April 18, 1991.

Produced by David Merrick; Associate Producer: Leo K. Cohen
Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Book by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse; Book adapted by James Racheff; Musical Director: Tom Fay; Vocal arrangements by Tom Fay; Music orchestrated by Arnold Goland; Dance arrangements by Donald Johnston; Additional Dance arrangements by Tom Fay
Conceived by Dan Siretta; Directed by Dan Siretta; Choreographed by Dan Siretta; Assistant Choreographer: Ken Leigh Rogers
Scenic Design by Kenneth Foy; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Craig Miller; Sound Design by Jan Nebozenko; Hair Design by Robert DiNiro
Executive Producer: Natalie Lloyd; General Manager: Leo K. Cohen
Production Stage Manager: Harold Goldfaden; Stage Manager: Tracy Crum; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jim Semmelman
Music Contractor: Morty Bullman; Concert Mistress: Suzanne Ornstein; Violin I: Suzanne Ornstein; Violin III: Andy Stein; Violin II: Peter Dimitriades; Violin IV: Martin Agee; Viola I: Maxine Roach; Viola II: Crystal Garner; Cello I: Garfield Moore; Cello II: Rachael Steurmann; Horn I: Anthony Cecere; Horn II: Virginia Benz; Trumpet I: Wilmer Wise; Trumpet II: Jeffrey Kievit; Duo Pianist: Donald Johnston and Robert Colston; Percussion: Marty Grupp; Guitar, Banjo: Rick Loewus; Drums: Tony Tedesco; Bass: Linc Milliman; Reed IV: Eugene Scholtens; Reed III: Rick Heckman; Reed II: John Moses; Reed I: Les Scott; Trombone: Morty Bullman; Trumpet III: Danny Cahn
General Press Representative: Joshua Ellis; Casting: Warren Pincus; Dance Captain: Ken Leigh Rogers; Advertising: LeDonne & Wilner; Marketing Consultant: Delphine Lester
Reverend Alphonse DuGrasse
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Constance DuGrasse
Billy Lyles
Ensemble
"Shorty" McGee
Chauffeur
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Waiter
 
Jake
 
Ensemble
Dolly Greene
Ensemble
Ensemble
Jimmy Winter
Ensemble
Ensemble
Larry Potter
 
Ensemble
 
Sam
 
Ensemble
Kay Jones
Ensemble
Ensemble
Understudies: Tamara Tunie Bouquett (Kay Jones), Karen E. Fraction (Constance DuGrasse), Fracaswell Hyman ("Shorty" McGee, Reverend Alphonse DuGrasse, Janson) and Sharon Moore (Dolly Greene)

Richard Rodgers Theatre (Nov 01, 1990 - Jan 05, 1991)

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Apr 14, 1991 - Apr 14, 1991)

Cast

Kay Jones
Constance DuGrasse
Jimmy Winter
music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Act 1
Sung By
Prelude: Onstage at the Paradise Club
Billy Lyles, Dolly Greene and Ensemble
New York Serenade
Dolly Greene and Female Ensemble
When Our Little Ship Comes Sailing In
The Duke, "Shorty" McGee and Male Ensemble
Dear Little Girl
Jimmy Winter and "Shorty" McGee
Maybe
Jimmy Winter and Kay
You Got What Gets Me
Billy Lyles and Dolly Greene
Do, Do, Do
Jimmy Winter, Kay and Janson
Clap Yo' Hands
Larry Potter and Ensemble
Someone to Watch Over Me
Kay
Act 2
Sung By
Oh, Kay!
Billy Lyles, Kay Jones and Ensemble
Ask Me Again
Jimmy Winter
Fidgety Feet
The Duke and Ensemble
Someone to Watch Over Me (Reprise)
Jimmy Winter
Somehow It Seldom Comes True
"Shorty" McGee
Where's the Boy? Where's the Girl?
Kay
Heaven on Earth
Larry Potter, The Duke and Billy Lyles
Show Me the Town
Kay, Billy Lyles, Dolly Greene, Larry Potter, The Duke and Ensemble
Someone to Watch Over Me (Reprise)
Jimmy Winter and Kay

Tony Award®

 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1991 Nominee
Gregg Burge
 

Best Choreography

1991 Nominee
Choreographed by Dan Siretta

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Choreography

1991 Nominee
Choreographed by Dan Siretta

Theatre World

Award

1991 Recipient
Kevin Ramsey
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