MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Aug 21, 1986
Closing Date
Aug 23, 1986
1st Preview
Aug 05, 1986
1st Preview
Aug 05, 1986
Previews
18
Performances
4
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Mark Hellinger Theatre
(Aug 21, 1986 - Aug 23, 1986)

Setting
The Lower East Side of New York in 1910.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Lee Guber, Martin Heinfling and Marvin A. Krauss; Associate Producer: Madeline Lee Gilford
Book by Joseph Stein; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Musical Director: Eric Stern; Additional Arrangements by Eric Stern; Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin
Directed by Gene Saks; Musical Staging by Ron Field; Assistant Director: Bill Molloy; Assistant Choreographer: Timm Fujii
Scenic Design by Beni Montresor; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Associate Lighting Design: Peggy Eisenhauer; Assistant Scenic Design: Sally Locke and Jean McGavin; Assistant Costume Design: John Glaser and Arnold S. Levine; Assistant Sound Design: Richard Dunning
General Manager: Joey Parnes and Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Allan Williams
Production Supervisor: Robert V. Straus; Stage Manager: Joel Tropper and John Actman
Klezmorim - Tuba: Teddy Bragin; Klezmorim - Trombone: Sean Mahony; Klezmorim - Trumpet: Bruce Engel; Klezmorim - Clarinet: Harold Seletsky; Klezmorim - Violin: Marshall Coid; Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press; Rehearsal Pianist: Paul Ford and Scott Frankel
Casting: Simon & Kumin Casting, Inc.; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc., Joshua Ellis, Jim Sapp, Adrian Bryan-Brown and Cindy Valk; Asst. to the Choreographer: Patti Mariano; Dance Captain: Patti Mariano; Creative Production Coordinator: Paula Kalustian; Advertising: Wyse Advertising; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates
Teresa Stratas
Broadway debut
Rebecca Hershkowitz
Nathan Hershkowitz
Guard
 
Mr. Rosen
 
Wealthy New Yorker
 
Herschel Cohen
Anna Cohen
Sam
Sweatshop worker
 
Laertes
 
Ragman
 
Man on Stilts
David Hershkowitz
Violinist
An American
 
Rosencrantz
 
Irish Tenor on Recording
 
Frankie
An American
 
Wealthy New Yorker
 
Mike
"Big Tim" Sullivan
Esther
Sweatshop worker
 
Wealthy New Yorker
Homesick Immigrant
 
Recruiter
 
Thug
 
Italian Tenor
Social Worker
 
An Avid Shopper
 
Ophelia
 
Wealthy New Yorker
 
Italian Tenor's Mother
Wealthy New Yorker
Wealthy New Yorker
 
Irish Girl
Bella Cohen
Avram Cohen
Rosa
Sweatshop worker
 
Irish Girl's Mother
Jack Cohen
Rachel Halpern
Saul
a union organizer
Morris
a little boy
Wealthy New Yorker
Nathan's Landlady
 
Gertrude
 
Violinist's Mother
Recruiter
 
Editor of newspaper
 
Mr. Bronstein
 
A Passerby
Guard
 
Cigar Boss
 
Hamlet
 
Wealthy New Yorker
 
Thug
Millie
the landlady's neighbor
 
Morris' Mother
 
Mrs. Sullivan
Wealthy New Yorker
Understudies: John Aller (Ben), Joanna Glushak (Bella Cohen), Audrey Lavine (Rebecca Hershkowitz), Devon Michaels (David Hershkowitz), Irma Rogers (Anna Cohen), Stan Rubin (Jack Cohen, Avram Cohen) and Peter Samuel (Saul)
music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Act 1
Sung By
I Remember
Homesick Immigrant
Greenhorns
The Americans and New Immigrants
Brand New World
Rebecca Hershkowitz and David Hershkowitz
Children of the Wind
Rebecca Hershkowitz, Avram Cohen and David Hershkowitz
Penny A Tune
Rachel Halpern, Klezmorim and Peddlers and Workers
Easy for You
Saul, Rebecca Hershkowitz and David Hershkowitz
Hard To Be a Prince
Hamlet and Company
Blame It On the Summer Night
Rebecca, with Clarinettist
For My Mary
Irish Tenor and Ben
Rags
Bella Cohen and Avram Cohen
What's Wrong With That?
Frankie, Mike, "Big Tim" Sullivan and Nathan Hershkowitz
On the Fourth Day of July
Picnickers and Band
In America
Rebecca Hershkowitz and Nathan Hershkowitz
Act 2
Sung By
Yankee Boy
Nathan Hershkowitz and Neighbors
Uptown
Nathan Hershkowitz and Rebecca Hershkowitz
Wanting
Rebecca Hershkowitz and Saul
Three Sunny Rooms
Rachel Halpern and Avram Cohen
The Sound of Love
Ben, David Hershkowitz and Shoppers
For My Mary (Reprise)
Bella Cohen and Ben
Democratic Club Dance
Rebecca Hershkowitz, "Big Tim" Sullivan, Nathan Hershkowitz, Mike, Mrs. Sullivan and Democrats and Band
Prayer
Avram Cohen, Rebecca Hershkowitz and Men
Bread and Freedom
Rosa, Rebecca Hershkowitz, Esther and Sam
Dancing With the Fools
Rebecca Hershkowitz, Nathan Hershkowitz and Strikers
Finale
Rebecca Hershkowitz, David Hershkowitz and The Americans and New Immigrants

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1987 Nominee
Produced by Lee Guber, Martin Heinfling and Marvin A. Krauss
 

Best Book of a Musical

1987 Nominee
Book by Joseph Stein
 

Best Original Score

1987 Nominee
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1987 Nominee
Teresa Stratas
 

Best Choreography

1987 Nominee
Musical Staging by Ron Field

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1987 Winner
Teresa Stratas
 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1987 Nominee
Judy Kuhn and Marcia Lewis
 

Outstanding Orchestration

1987 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin
 

Outstanding Music

1987 Nominee
Music by Charles Strouse
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