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Plymouth Theatre, (5/13/1978 - 12/31/1978)
First Preview: May 05, 1978 Total Previews: 12
Opening Date: May 13, 1978    
Closing Date: Dec 31, 1978 Total Performances: 274

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Joseph Papp; Associate Producer: Bernard Gersten
Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
Music by Elizabeth Swados; Book by Elizabeth Swados; Lyrics by Elizabeth Swados; Additional text by Bruce Hlibok ("Hubbell--You Don't Understand" and "Hubbell--Out on the Street"), Jossie de Guzman (Spanish Argument from "Footsteps" and "Nightmares in Spanish"), Randy Ruiz (Spanish Argument from "Footsteps" and "Nightmares in Spanish"), David Schechter ("Lazar's Hero" and "Lazar's Dream"), Carlo Imperato ("A.J.'s Dream"), Venustra K. Robinson ("Roby's Dream"), Diane Lane ("Jackie's Dream"), Vincent Stewart ("Eddie's Dream") and Ray Contreras ("Nightmares in Spanish"); English-Spanish translations by Josie de Guzman
Directed by Elizabeth Swados; Choreographed by Elizabeth Swados
Scenic Design by Douglas W. Schmidt and Woods Mackintosh; Costume Design by Hilary Rosenfeld; Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton; Sound Design by Bill Dreisbach; Hair Design by J. Roy Helland
NYSF General Manager: Robert Kamlot; Company Manager: Bob MacDonald and Roger Gindi
NYSF Production Supervisor: Jason Steven Cohen; NYSF Production Manager: Andrew Mihok; Production Stage Manager: Gregory Meeh; Stage Manager: Peter Glazer and Patricia Morinelli
Piano and Toy Piano: Judith Fleisher; String Bass: John Schimmel; Congas, Timbales, Bongos, Bell Sirens and Others: Leopoldo F. Fleming; Trap Set, Triangle, Glass and Ratchet: David Sawyer; Saxophone and Flutes: Patience Higgins; Guitar: Elizabeth Swados
NYSF Casting Director: Rosemarie Tichler; General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Richard Kornberg; Photographer: Martha Swope
Cast
Bernie Allison
Sundar
Trini Alvarado
Melinda
Paula Anderson
Chorus
Leonard Brown
EZ
Mark Anthony Butler
Mex-Mongo
Ray Contreras
Luis
Jossie de Guzman
Lidia
Jerome Dekie
Chorus
Karin Dekie
Chorus
Lisa Dekie
Chorus
Karen Evans
Deidre
Jonathan Feig
Iggy
John Gallogly
Chorus
Sheila Gibbs
Mocha
Bruce Hlibok
Hubbell
Carlo Imperato
A. J.
Rachael Kelly
Jackie
Jon Matthews
Eddie
Timmy Michaels
Chorus
Evan H. Miranda
Eric
Nan-Lynn Nelson
Nikki Kay Kane
Toby Parker
Chorus
Lorie Robinson
Interpreter for Hubbell
Venustra K. Robinson
Roby
Randy Ruiz
Manny
David Schechter
Lazar
Kate Schellenbach
Jane
Understudies: Carey Bond, Michele Dagavarian, Jerome Dekie, Katherine Diamond, Sheila Gibbs, C. S. Hayward, Michael Laylor and Timmy Michaels
Tony Award®
1978 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Joseph Papp
1978 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Elizabeth Swados
1978 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Elizabeth Swados; Lyrics by Elizabeth Swados
1978 Best Choreography [nominee]
Elizabeth Swados
1978 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Elizabeth Swados
Drama Desk Award
1978 Outstanding Musical [nominee]
Produced by Joseph Papp
1978 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee]
Directed by Elizabeth Swados
1978 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee]
Lyrics by Elizabeth Swados
1978 Outstanding Music [nominee]
Music by Elizabeth Swados

ACT 1 Sung By
Appendectomy Jackie
Where Do People Go Company
Once Upon a Time Lidia and Company
Every Now and Then A. J., Sundar and Company
Song of a Child Prostitute Jackie, Lidia, Manny and Luis
Find Me a Hero Lazar and Company
The Undiscovered Son Eric, Fleisher and Schimmel
The Basketball Song EZ and Company
Lullaby for Luis Lidia, Luis, Higgins and Company
We Are Not Strangers Eric and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Lullaby From Baby to Baby Melinda, Hubbell and Deidre
Revenge Song Company
Sometimes Roby, Lazar and Company
We Are Not Strangers (Reprise) Mocha, EZ and Company
The Untrue Pigeon Nikki Kay Kane
Senoras de la Noche Lidia, Manny and Nikki Kay Kane
Where Are Those People Who Did "Hair"? Lazar, Deidre and Company
Let Me Be a Kid Company
Lonesome of the Road Luis, Sundar and Company
   
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