MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Feb 28, 2008
Closing Date
Jul 20, 2008
1st Preview
Feb 08, 2008
1st Preview
Feb 08, 2008
Previews
20
Performances
165
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Belasco Theatre
(Feb 28, 2008 - Jul 20, 2008)

Setting
Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Berlin

Book by Stew; Lyrics by Stew; Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald; Created in collaboration with: Annie Dorsen; Music orchestrated by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
Directed by Annie Dorsen; Assistant Director: Stephen Brackett; Choreographed by Karole Armitage; Assistant Choreographer: William Isaac
Scenic Design by David Korins; Costume Design by Elizabeth Hope Clancy; Lighting Design by Kevin Adams; Sound Design by Tom Morse; Associate Scenic Design: Rod Lemmond; Assistant Lighting Design: Aaron Sporer; Assistant Costume Design: Chloe Chapin; Assistant Sound Design: Kevin Brubaker
Executive Producer: Joey Parnes; Company Manager: Kim Sellon
Production Stage Manager: Tripp Phillips; Stage Manager: Jason Hindelang; Assistant Stage Mgr: Cynthia Cahill
Musical Supervisor: Stew and Heidi Rodewald; Bass/Vocals: Heidi Rodewald; Keyboard/Guitar/Backing Vocals: Jon Spurney; Drums: Christian Cassan; Guitar/Keyboard/Backing Vocals: Christian Gibbs; Music Copyist: Emily Grishman Music Preparation/Katharine Edmonds/Emily Grishman; Musical Coordinator: Seymour; Music Transcription & Consultant: Matthew Henning; Guitar Technician: Mike Fornatale; Guitar Instructor: Steve Bargunet; Management Associate: Kit Ingui
Press Representative: Sam Rudy Media Relations; Casting: Jordan Thaler and Heidi Griffiths, C.S.A.; Additional Casting By: Jay Binder and Jack Bowdan; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Dance Captain: David Ryan Smith; Dialect Coach: Elizabeth Smith
Edwina
a teenage goddess
 
Marianna
a neo-hippy
 
Sudabey
an avant-garde filmmaker and writer
Mother
Franklin
church pianist, choir director, reverend's son
 
Joop
a body liberationist
 
Mr. Venus
a performance artist
Terry
a bad kid at church
 
Christophe
an academic who moonlights
 
Hugo
a militant essayist
Sherry
a bad kid at church
 
Renata
an abstract artist and cafe waitress
 
Desi
a den mother and social engineer
Narrator
Understudies: Billy Eugene Jones (Franklin, Joop, Mr. Venus), Kelly McCreary (Edwina, Marianna, Sudabey, Sherry, Renata, Desi), Karen Pittman (Mother), David Ryan Smith (Narrator) and Lawrence Stallings (Youth, Hugo, Christophe, Terry)
music by Heidi Rodewald and Stew; lyrics by Stew
Act 1
Sung By
Prologue ("We Might Play All Night")
Narrator, Heidi and The Band
Baptist Fashion Show
Narrator and Ensemble
Blues Revelation/Freight Train
Narrator and Ensemble
Arlington Hill
Narrator
Sole Brother
Youth, Terry and Sherry
Must've Been High
Narrator
Mom Song
Narrator, Mother and Ensemble
Merci Beaucoup, M. Godard
Narrator and Ensemble
Amsterdam
Ensemble
Keys
Marianna, Youth and Narrator
We Just Had Sex
Youth, Marianna and Renata
Act 2
Sung By
May Day
Narrator and Ensemble
Surface
Mr. Venus
Damage
Narrator, Desi and Youth
Identity
Youth
The Black One
Narrator and Ensemble
Come Down Now
Heidi and Desi
Work the Wound
Youth and Narrator
Passing Phase
Youth and Narrator
Love Like That
Narrator and Heidi

Tony Award®

 

Best Book of a Musical

2008 Winner
Book by Stew
 

Best Original Score Written for the Theatre

2008 Nominee
Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
Lyrics by Stew
 

Best Actor in a Musical

2008 Nominee
Stew
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

2008 Nominee
Daniel Breaker
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

2008 Nominee
De'Adre Aziza
 

Best Orchestrations

2008 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Stew and Heidi Rodewald

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Book of a Musical

2008 Nominee
Book by Stew
 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

2008 Nominee
Daniel Breaker
 

Outstanding Choreography

2008 Nominee
Choreographed by Karole Armitage
 

Outstanding Orchestrations

2008 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Stew and Heidi Rodewald

Outstanding Lyrics

2008 Winner
Lyrics by Stew

Outstanding Music

2008 Winner
Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald

Theatre World

Award

2008 Recipient
Daniel Breaker and De'Adre Aziza
Season:
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