MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Jul 02, 1985
Closing Date
May 18, 1986
1st Preview
Jun 13, 1985
1st Preview
Jun 13, 1985
Previews
38
Performances
367
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Gershwin Theatre
(Jul 02, 1985 - May 18, 1986)

Setting
Hollywood in the Twenties.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization and Gerald Oestreicher
Based on the film by MGM; Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Book adapted by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Music by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed; Lyrics by Arthur Freed; Music arranged by Stanley Lebowsky; Musical Director: Robert Billig; Music orchestrated by Larry Wilcox; Music for "Hub Bub" by Stanley Lebowsky; Music for "Moses Supposes" by Roger Edens; Music for "Blue Prelude" by Al Bishop; Lyrics for "Moses Supposes" by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Lyrics for "Takin' Miss Mary to the Ball" by Edward Heyman; Lyrics for "Love Is Where You Find It" by Gus Kahn; Lyrics for "Blue Prelude" by Gordon Jenkins; Royal Rascal sequence and Cosmo Mood Music by Michael Dansicker
Directed by Twyla Tharp; Choreographed by Twyla Tharp; Original film choreography by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly; Assistant to Miss Tharp: John Carrafa
Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton; Sound Design by Sound Associates, Inc.; Hair Design by Paul Huntley; Lighting Effects and Moving Light Effects by Jauchem & Meeh, Inc.; Audio Consultant: T. Richard Fitzgerald; Sound System Designer: Peter J. Fitzgerald; Make-Up Design by Ann Belsky; Projection Consultants: Westerfield / Quitt Productions, Ltd.; Associate Sound Design: Richard Dunning; Film Sequences: Gordon Willis; Film Editor: Michael R. Miller; Assistant Scenic Design: Loy Arcenas, Josie Caruso, Speed Hopkins, Glenn Lloyd, Michael Miller and Robert Perdziola
Company Manager: Steven Suskin; Assistant Co. Mgr: Jill Hurwitz
Production Stage Manager: Steven Zweigbaum; Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi; Assistant Stage Mgr: Amy Pell
Musical Supervisor: Stanley Lebowsky; Music published by CBS Songs; Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Associate Conductor: Michael Dansicker; Music Preparation Supervisor: Evan Morris and Mathilde Pincus
Casting: Slater/MCL; Acting Coach: Larry Moss; General Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates; Furs Created by The Christie Brothers; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne / Fisher and Jon Wilner; Photographer: Richard Avedon and Kenn Duncan; Press Associate: Peter Cromarty
Don Lockwood
 
Philippe
"The Royal Rascal" -- played by Don Lockwood
 
Pierre
"The Dueling Cavalier" and "The Dancing Cavalier" -- played by Don Lockwood
Kathy Selden
Roscoe Dexter
Lina Lamont
 
Jeanette
"The Royal Rascal" -- played by Lina Lamont
 
Yvonne
"The Dueling Cavalier" and "The Dancing Cavalier" -- played by Lina Lamont
Cosmo Brown
Ensemble
 
Enemy of the King
"The Royal Rascal"
Ensemble
Ensemble
Diction Coach
 
A Warner Brother
 
Ensemble
Phoebe Dinsmore
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Lady of the Court
"The Dueling Cavalier" and "The Dancing Cavalier"
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Enemy of the King
"The Royal Rascal"
Dora Bailey
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Zelda Zanders
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Lady of the Court
"The Dueling Cavalier" and "The Dancing Cavalier"
Ensemble
 
Lady of the Court
"The Dueling Cavalier" and "The Dancing Cavalier"
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
R. F. Simpson
Ensemble
 
Enemy of the King
"The Royal Rascal"
 
Manservant
"The Dueling Cavalier" and "The Dancing Cavalier"
Sound Engineer
 
Ensemble
 
Man on Screen
"Talking Picture Demonstration"
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Lady-in-Waiting
"The Dueling Cavalier" and "The Dancing Cavalier"
Sid Phillips
 
Ticket Taker
 
Ensemble
 
Enemy of the King
"The Royal Rascal"
 
Villain
"The Dueling Cavalier" and "The Dancing Cavalier"
Understudies: Austin Colyer (R. F. Simpson), Brad Moranz (Cosmo Brown), Barbara Moroz (Lina Lamont), Donn Simione (Don Lockwood), John Spalla (Roscoe Dexter) and Cynthia Thole (Kathy Selden)

Gershwin Theatre (Jul 02, 1985 - May 18, 1986)

Press Representative: Pete Sanders

Cast

Zelda Zanders
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
May 10, 1986 - ?
Ensemble
Ensemble
Understudies: Ray Benson (Don Lockwood) and Christina Saffran (Kathy Selden)
Act 1
Sung By
Fit as a Fiddle
Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown
Beautiful Girl
Don Lockwood and Fans
Iv'e Got a Feelin' Your Foolin'
Kathy Selden and Coconut Grove Coquettes
Make 'Em Laugh
Cosmo Brown
Hub Bub
Cosmo Brown and Studio Stage Hands
You Are My Lucky Star
Don Lockwood and Kathy Selden
Moses Supposes
Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown
Good Mornin'
Don Lockwood, Kathy Selden and Cosmo Brown
Singin' in the Rain
Don Lockwood
Act 2
Sung By
Wedding of the Painted Doll
Selected Ensemble
Rag Doll
Selected Ensemble
Temptation
Selected Ensemble
Takin' Miss Mary to the Ball
Selected Ensemble
Love is Where You Find It
Ensemble
Would You?
Kathy Selden
Broadway Rhythm
Company
Blue Prelude
Company
You Are My Lucky Star
Don Lockwood, Kathy Selden and Company
Singin' in the Rain
Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Book of a Musical

1986 Nominee
Book adapted by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1986 Nominee
Don Correia

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1986 Nominee
Faye Grant
 

Outstanding Choreography

1986 Nominee
Choreographed by Twyla Tharp, Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen

Outstanding Special Effects

1986 Winner
Automated Lighting Programmer: Jauchem & Meeh, Inc.

Theatre World

Award

1986 Recipient
Faye Grant
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