MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Feb 19, 1978
Closing Date
Mar 18, 1979
1st Preview
Feb 09, 1978
1st Preview
Feb 09, 1978
Previews
11
Performances
449
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
St. James Theatre
(Feb 19, 1978 - Mar 18, 1979)

Setting
Mainly on the Twentieth Century Limited from Chicago to New York. The early 1930's.

Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Music by Cy Coleman; Based on the play by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur and Bruce Millholland; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay
Directed by Harold Prince; Musical Staging by Larry Fuller; Assistant Choreographer: Gerald Teijelo
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Hair Design by Richard Allen; Make-Up Design by Richard Allen; Sound Design by Robin Wagner
General Manager: Joseph Harris and Ira Bernstein; Business Manager: Frank Scardino
Production Stage Manager: George Martin; Stage Manager: E. Bronson Platt; Assistant Stage Mgr: Andrew Cadiff and Gerald Teijelo
Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Assistant Conductor: Nick Cerrato
Assistant to the Director: Ruth Mitchell; Furs by Ben Kahn Furs; Production Associate: Nina Goodman, Rick Mandel and Edward Merkow; Press Representative: Mary Bryant and Bill Evans; Casting: Joanna Merlin; Dance Captain: Gerald Teijelo; Advertising: J. Walter Thompson; Photographer: Martha Swope
Letitia Primrose
Oscar Jaffee
Lily Garland
Max Jacobs
Conductor Flanagan
Imelda
 
Dr. Johnson
Female Singer
 
Female Singer
Owen O'Malley
Female Singer
Porter
Oliver Webb
Female Singer
Stage Manager
 
Male Singer
Priest
 
Male Singer
Maxwell Finch
 
Male Singer
Agnes
Bruce Granit
Male Singer
 
Female Singer
Wardrobe Mistress
 
Hospital Attendant
 
Female Singer
Otto Von Bismark
 
Hospital Attendant
 
Male Singer
Actor
 
Male Singer
Bishop
 
Male Singer
Train Secretary Rogers
Congressman Lockwood
Ray Stephens
Broadway debut
Porter
Female Singer
Male Singer
Porter
Standby: George Lee Andrews (Oscar Jaffee)
Understudies: Peggy Cooper (Letitia Primrose), Karen Gibson (Imelda, Dr. Johnson), Ray Gill (Bruce Granit), Judy Kaye (Lily Garland), Craig Lucas (Max Jacobs), Hal Norman (Congressman Lockwood, Oliver Webb), Stanley Simmonds (Conductor Flanagan), Melanie Vaughan (Agnes) and David Vogel (Owen O'Malley)

St. James Theatre (Feb 19, 1978 - Mar 18, 1979)

Cast

Maxwell Finch
 
Male Singer
Letitia Primrose
Lily Garland
Apr 24, 1978 - ?
Max Jacobs
Redcap
Bruce Granit
Understudies: Christine Ebersole (Lily Garland), Mel Johnson, Jr. (Porter) and Ted Williams (Porter)
music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden
Act 1
Sung By
Stranded Again
Bishop, Actor and Singers
On the 20th Century
Porters, Letitia Primrose, Conductor Flanagan, Train Secretary Rogers and Passengers
I Rise Again
Oscar Jaffee, Owen O'Malley and Oliver Webb
Indian Maiden's Lament
Imelda and Lily Garland
Veronique
Lily Garland and Male Singers
I Have Written a Play
Conductor Flanagan
Together
Porters, Passengers and Oscar Jaffee
Never
Lily Garland, Owen O'Malley and Oliver Webb
Our Private World
Lily Garland and Oscar Jaffee
Repent
Letitia Primrose
Mine
Oscar Jaffee and Bruce Granit
I've Got It All
Lily Garland and Oscar Jaffee
On the Twentieth Century (Reprise)
Company
Act 2
Sung By
Entr'acte
Porters
Five Zeros
Owen O'Malley, Oliver Webb, Letitia Primrose and Oscar Jaffee
Sextet
Owen O'Malley, Oliver Webb, Oscar Jaffee, Letitia Primrose, Lily Garland and Bruce Granit
She's a Nut
Company
Max Jacobs
Max Jacobs
Babbette
Lily Garland
The Legacy
Oscar Jaffee
Lily/Oscar
Lily Garland and Oscar Jaffee

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1978 Nominee
Produced by The Producers Circle 2, Inc., Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, James Cresson and Martin Richards; Produced in association with Joseph Harris and Ira Bernstein

Best Book of a Musical

1978 Winner
Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Best Original Score

1978 Winner
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Best Actor in a Musical

1978 Winner
John Cullum
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1978 Nominee
Madeline Kahn

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1978 Winner
Kevin Kline
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1978 Nominee
Imogene Coca

Best Scenic Design

1978 Winner
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1978 Nominee
Directed by Harold Prince

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1978 Nominee
Judy Kaye

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1978 Winner
Kevin Kline

Outstanding Music

1978 Winner
Music by Cy Coleman

Outstanding Costume Design

1978 Winner
Costume Design by Florence Klotz

Outstanding Set Design

1978 Winner
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner

Theatre World

Award

1978 Recipient
Judy Kaye
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