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Royale Theatre, (10/01/1987 - 10/11/1987)
First Preview: Sep 14, 1987 Total Previews: 20
Opening Date: Oct 01, 1987    
Closing Date: Oct 11, 1987 Total Performances: 12

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A house in Belleville, an immigrant quarter of Paris, inhabited by many different ethnic groups. 1970 and 1974.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by The Producer Circle Company and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President); Produced by arrangement with Les Editions Musicales et Artistiques (EMA); Associate Producer: Allen M. Shore
First presented at Center Stage (Stan Wojewodski, Artistic Director; Peter W. Culman, Managing Director); Subsequently presented at Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director/Producer; William P. Wingate, Executive Managing Director; Stephen J. Albert, General Manager)
Music by Gilbert Becaud; Book by Julian More; Lyrics by Julian More; Based on "La Vie Devant Soi" by Romain Gary; Musical Director: Louis St. Louis; Dance arrangements by Louis St. Louis; Vocal arrangements by Louis St. Louis; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson
Directed by Harold Prince; Musical Staging by Patricia Birch
Scenic Design by Alexander Okun; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Consultant: Phyllis Della Illien
Executive Producer: Ruth Mitchell; General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: Michael Gill
Production Stage Manager: Beverley Randolph; Stage Manager: Michael J. Frank; Technical Supervisor: Theatre Services, Inc.
Associate Conductor: Lawrence Yurman; Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press; Conducted by Louis St. Louis; Synthesizers: Ted Sperling; Drums/Electronic Percussion: Luther Rix; Bass: Stu Woods; Guitars/Banjo: Chuck D'Aloia; Percussion/Hadgini Drums/Drum Machine/Sequencing: Jamey Haddad; Mallets/Percussion: Joe Passaro; Reeds: Bill Drewes and Ted Nash; Trombone: Earl McIntyre
Production Consultant: Mervyn Nelson; General Press Representative: Mary Bryant and David Musselman; Dance Captain: Anny De Gange; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi
Georgia Brown
Madame Roza
Bob Gunton
Neal Ben-Ari
Yussef Kadir
Yamil Borges
David Shoichi Chan
Monique Cintron
Al DeCristo
Thuli Dumakude
Richard Frisch
Ira Hawkins
Marcia Lewis
Madame Katz
Max Loving
Young Momo
Michele Mais
Madame Bouaffa
Jerry Matz
Doctor Katz
Joey McKneely
Mandla Msomi
Alex Paéz
Stephen Rosenberg
Young Moise
Standby: Chevi Colton (Madame Roza) and Bob Frisch (Lola)
Understudies: Anny De Gange (Jasmine, Salima, Woman), Raymond del Barrio (Moise, Momo), Thuli Dumakude (Madame Bouaffa), Richard Frisch (Doctor Katz, Hamil, Max, Yussef Kadir) and Francisco Paler-Large (Banania, Michel, Young Moise, Young Momo)
music by Gilbert Becaud; lyrics by Julian More
ACT 1 Sung By
Happiness Madame Roza
Max's Visit Max and Madame Roza
Different Lola, Madame Roza, Madame Katz, Madame Bouaffa and Jasmine
Is Me Young Momo, Young Moise, Salima, Michel, Banania, Madame Bouaffa and Jasmine
Get The Lady Dressed Madame Roza, Lola, Young Momo, Young Moise, Salima, Michel and Banania
Hamil's Birthday Company
Bravo Bravo Madame Roza
Moon Like a Silver Window Young Momo, Momo and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Merci Momo and Moise
House in Algiers Madame Roza
Yussef's Visit Yussef Kadir, Madame Roza, Momo, Moise and Lola
Life is Ahead of Me Momo
Sweet Seventeen Madame Bouaffa, Jasmine, Momo and Moise
Lola's Ceremony Lola and Company
Don't Make Me Laugh Madame Roza and Lola
Live a Little Madame Roza
Finale Company