MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Oct 18, 1990
Closing Date
Dec 01, 1991
1st Preview
Oct 02, 1990
1st Preview
Oct 02, 1990
Previews
19
Performances
469
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Booth Theatre
(Oct 18, 1990 - Dec 01, 1991)

Setting
An island in the French Antilles. Night, in a storm.

Comments
Transferred from off-Broadway (Playwrights Horizons)

Book by Lynn Ahrens; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Music by Stephen Flaherty; Based on the novel "My Love, My Love" by Rosa Guy; Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin; Vocal arrangements by Stephen Flaherty; Dance arrangements by Stephen Flaherty; Musical Director: Steve Marzullo; Percussion concepts by Norbert Goldberg
Directed by Graciela Daniele; Choreographed by Graciela Daniele; Associate Choreographer: Willie Rosario
Scenic Design by Loy Arcenas; Costume Design by Judy Dearing; Lighting Design by Allen Lee Hughes; Sound Design by Scott Lehrer
General Manager: James Walsh; Company Manager: Florie Seery
Production Stage Manager: Leslie Loeb; Stage Manager: Fred Tyson; Assistant Stage Mgr: PaSean Wilson
Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Conducted by Steve Marzullo; Music Copying: Emily Grishman
Casting: Alan Filderman and Daniel Swee; General Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi; Musical Theatre Program Director for Playwrights Horizons: Ira Weitzman; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Dance Captain: Gerry McIntyre
Daniel
Erzulie
Goddess of Love
Mama Euralie
Ti Moune
Asaka
Mother of the Earth
Oct 02, 1990 - Jan 06, 1991
Little Ti Moune
Agwe
God of Water
Andrea
Papa Ge
Demon of Death
Tonton Julian
Understudies: Gerry McIntyre (Papa Ge), Desiree Scott (Little Ti Moune), Keith Tyrone (Daniel, Armand, Tonton Julian, Agwe), Fuschia Walker (Mama Euralie, Asaka, Erzulie) and PaSean Wilson (Ti Moune, Andrea)

Booth Theatre (Oct 18, 1990 - Dec 01, 1991)

Cast

Little Ti Moune
Erzulie
Goddess of Love
Little Ti Moune
Tonton Julian
Asaka
Mother of the Earth
Jan 08, 1991 - Dec 01, 1991
Understudy: Harriett D. Foy (Mama Euralie)
music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
We Dance
Storytellers
One Small Girl
Mama Euralie, Tonton Julian, Little Ti Moune and Storytellers
Waiting for Life
Ti Moune and Storytellers
And the Gods Heard Her Prayer
Asaka, Agwe, Papa Ge and Erzulie
Rain
Agwe and Storytellers
Pray
Ti Moune, Tonton Julian, Mama Euralie, Guard and Storytellers
Forever Yours
Ti Moune, Daniel and Papa Ge
The Sad Tale of the Beauxhommes
Armand and Storytellers
Ti Moune
Mama Euralie, Tonton Julian and Ti Moune
Mama Will Provide
Asaka and Storytellers
Waiting for Life (Reprise)
Ti Moune
Some Say
Storytellers
The Human Heart
Erzulie and Storytellers
Pray (Reprise)
Storytellers
Some Girls
Daniel
The Ball
Andrea, Daniel, Ti Moune and Storytellers
Forever Yours (Reprise)
Papa Ge, Ti Moune, Erzulie and Storytellers
A Part of Us
Mama Euralie, Little Ti Moune, Tonton Julian and Storytellers
Why We Tell the Story
Storytellers

Tony Award®

 
 

Best Book of a Musical

1991 Nominee
Book by Lynn Ahrens
 

Best Original Score

1991 Nominee
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1991 Nominee
LaChanze
 

Best Costume Design

1991 Nominee
Costume Design by Judy Dearing
 

Best Lighting Design

1991 Nominee
Lighting Design by Allen Lee Hughes
 

Best Choreography

1991 Nominee
Choreographed by Graciela Daniele
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1991 Nominee
Directed by Graciela Daniele

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1991 Nominee
LaChanze

Theatre World

Award

1991 Recipient
LaChanze
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