MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Dec 10, 2006
Closing Date
Jan 18, 2009
1st Preview
Nov 16, 2006
1st Preview
Nov 16, 2006
Previews
28
Performances
859
MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
(Dec 10, 2006 - Jan 18, 2009)

Setting
A provincial German town in the 1890s

Media
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Originally produced by Atlantic Theater Company; Originally produced by special arragement with Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman
Music by Duncan Sheik; Lyrics by Steven Sater; Book by Steven Sater; Music orchestrated by Duncan Sheik; Vocal arrangements by AnnMarie Milazzo; Additional arragements by Simon Hale; Musical Director: Kimberly Grigsby; Based on the play by Frank Wedekind; Associate Musical Dir.: Deborah Abramson
Directed by Michael Mayer; Choreographed by Bill T. Jones; Assistant Director: Beatrice Terry; Assistant Choreographer: Miguel Anaya, Jr.
Costume Design by Susan Hilferty; Scenic Design by Christine Jones; Lighting Design by Kevin Adams; Sound Design by Brian Ronan; Associate Scenic Design: Edward Coco; Associate Costume Design: Maiko Matsushima; Associate Lighting Design: Aaron Sporer; Assistant Sound Design: David Stollings; Moving Light Programmer: Bobby Harrell
General Manager: Abbie M. Strassler; Company Manager: John E. Gendron; Assistant Co. Mgr: Scott Turowsky
Production Stage Manager: Heather Cousens; Technical Supervisor: Neil A. Mazzella; Stage Manager: Rick Steiger; Assistant Stage Mgr: Bethany Russell; Associate Tech. Suprvr: Sam Ellis
Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Conducted by Kimberly Grigsby; Associate Conductor: Trey Files; Keyboards: Kimberly Grigsby; Guitars: Thad DeBrock; Bass: George Farmer; Drums: Trey Files; Cello: Benjamin Kalb; Violin and Guitar: Oliver Manchon; Viola: Hiroko Taguchi; Music Copyist: Steven Alper
General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates and Irene Gandy; Casting: Jim Carnahan and Carrie Gardner; Fight direction by J. David Brimmer; Marketing and Promotions, Website Design/Web Marketing: Situation Marketing, Damian Bazadona and Steve Tate; Dance Captain: Lauren Pritchard; Fight Captain: Brian Charles Johnson; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus; National Press Consultant: Rubenstein Communications, Amy Jacobs, Andy Shearer and Alice McGillion; Press Associate: Mark Barber and Elon Rutberg
Skylar Astin
Broadway debut
Georg
Nov 16, 2006 - Sep 23, 2007
Ensemble
Lilli Cooper
Broadway debut
Martha
Jennifer Damiano
Broadway debut
Ensemble
The Adult Women
Nov 16, 2006 - Dec 20, 2007
Moritz
Nov 16, 2006 - Dec 16, 2007
Gideon Glick
Broadway debut
Ernst
Nov 16, 2006 - Aug 25, 2007
Melchior
Nov 16, 2006 - May 18, 2008
Ensemble
Nov 16, 2006 - Aug 25, 2007
Wendla
Nov 16, 2006 - May 18, 2008
Ilse
Nov 16, 2006 - Feb 17, 2008
Ensemble
Nov 16, 2006 - Jul 20, 2007
The Adult Men
Anna
Nov 16, 2006 - Sep 22, 2007
Thea
Understudies: Gerard Canonico (Moritz, Georg, Hanschen, Otto, Ernst), Jennifer Damiano (Wendla, Anna, Martha, Thea), Robert L. Devaney (The Adult Men), Robert Hager (Melchior, Georg, Hanschen, Otto, Ernst), Brian Charles Johnson (Moritz, Georg), Frances Mercanti-Anthony (The Adult Women), Krysta Rodriguez (Ilse, Anna, Martha, Thea), Phoebe Strole (Wendla, Ilse) and Jonathan B. Wright (Melchior)

Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Dec 10, 2006 - Jan 18, 2009)

Assistant Co. Mgr: Christopher Recker (Jan 29, 2007 - ?) and Chelsea Salyer; Company Manager: Eduardo Castro
Stage Manager: Richard Rauscher (circa. Feb 2007 - ?), Bryan Landrine (Sep 03, 2007 - Nov 25, 2007) and Bethany Russell (Nov 25, 2007 - ?); Assistant Stage Mgr: Bryan Landrine (Aug 16, 2007 - Sep 02, 2007) and Gregg N. Kirsopp (Nov 25, 2007 - ?); Production Stage Manager: Bryan Landrine (Nov 28, 2007 - ?)
Conducted by Adam Ben-David (Jul 2007 - ?); Keyboards: Adam Ben-David (Jul 2007 - ?)
Dance Captain: JoAnn M. Hunter; National Press Consultant: Pete Sanders, Fifteen Minutes PR, Cory Martin and Patrick Paris; Associate Dance Captain: Eryn Murman

Cast

Moritz
Dec 18, 2007 - Aug 02, 2008
Hanschen
Nov 06, 2007 - Dec 09, 2007
The Adult Women
Dec 21, 2007 - Mar 02, 2008
Moritz
Aug 04, 2008 - ?
Martha
Jun 30, 2008 - ?
Ernst
Aug 27, 2007 - ?
Hanschen
 
Melchior
Aug 03, 2008 - Aug 17, 2008
Alternate
Georg
Jun 30, 2008 - ?
The Adult Women
Apr 01, 2008 - Jan 18, 2009
The Adult Men
Aug 27, 2007 - ?
Ilse
Feb 19, 2008 - ?
Ensemble
Jun 30, 2008 - Jan 18, 2009
Anna
Jun 30, 2008 - ?
Thea
Jun 30, 2008 - ?
Ensemble
Ensemble
Sep 23, 2007 - ?
The Adult Women
Mar 04, 2008 - Mar 30, 2008
Melchior
Aug 11, 2008 - ?
Ensemble
Jun 30, 2008 - ?
Melchior
May 23, 2008 - Aug 02, 2008
Ensemble
Jul 21, 2007 - ?
 
Wendla
May 20, 2008 - ?
Ensemble
Aug 27, 2007 - ?
 
Melchior
Aug 03, 2008 - Aug 17, 2008
Alternate
Otto
Jun 30, 2008 - ?
Understudies: Tony Carlin (The Adult Men), Matt Doyle (Melchior), Andrew Durand (Moritz), Glenn Fleshler (The Adult Men), Morgan Karr (Moritz, Georg, Hanschen, Ernst, Otto), Emily Kinney (Wendla), Alice Lee (Wendla, Anna, Thea), Ken Marks (The Adult Men), Eryn Murman (Wendla, Ilse, Anna, Thea, Martha), Zach Reiner-Harris (Moritz, Georg, Hanschen, Otto, Ernst), Matt Shingledecker (Melchior, Georg, Hanschen, Otto, Ernst), Alexandra Socha (Wendla), Jesse Swenson (Melchior, Georg, Hanschen, Otto) and Jenna Ushkowitz (Anna, Thea, Martha)
music by Duncan Sheik; lyrics by Steven Sater
Act 1
Sung By
Mama Who Bore Me
Wendla
Mama Who Bore Me (Reprise)
Girls
All That's Known
Melchior
The Bitch of Living
Moritz and Boys
My Junk
Girls and Boys
Touch Me
Boys and Girls
The Word of Your Body
Wendla and Melchior
The Dark I Know Well
Martha, Ilse and Boys
And Then There Were None
Moritz and Boys
The Mirror-Blue Night
Melchior and Boys
I Believe
Boys and Girls
Act 2
Sung By
The Guilty Ones
Wendla, Melchior, Boys and Girls
Don't Do Sadness
Moritz
Blue Wind
Ilse
Left Behind
Melchior
Totally Fucked
Melchior and Full Company
The Word of Your Body (Reprise)
Hanschen, Ernst, Boys and Girls
Whispering
Wendla
Those You've Known
Moritz, Wendla and Melchior
The Song of Purple Summer
Full Company

Tony Award®

Best Book of a Musical

2007 Winner
Book by Steven Sater

Best Original Score

2007 Winner
Music by Duncan Sheik
Lyrics by Steven Sater
 

Best Actor in a Musical

2007 Nominee
Jonathan Groff

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

2007 Winner
John Gallagher Jr.

Best Choreography

2007 Winner
Choreographed by Bill T. Jones

Best Direction of a Musical

2007 Winner
Directed by Michael Mayer

Best Orchestrations

2007 Winner
Music orchestrated by Duncan Sheik
 

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

2007 Nominee
Scenic Design by Christine Jones
 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

2007 Nominee
Costume Design by Susan Hilferty

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

2007 Winner
Lighting Design by Kevin Adams

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Book of a Musical

2007 Nominee
Book by Steven Sater
 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

2007 Nominee
John Gallagher Jr. and Jonathan Groff
 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

2007 Nominee
Lea Michele
 

Outstanding Choreography

2007 Nominee
Choreographed by Bill T. Jones

Outstanding Director of a Musical

2007 Winner
Directed by Michael Mayer

Outstanding Lyrics

2007 Winner
Lyrics by Steven Sater

Outstanding Music

2007 Winner
Music by Duncan Sheik

Theatre World

Award

2007 Recipient
Jonathan Groff
Season:
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Statistics supplied are courtesy of The Broadway League.
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