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Starlight Express   

Gershwin Theatre, (3/15/1987 - 1/08/1989)
First Preview: Feb 24, 1987 Total Previews: 22
Opening Date: Mar 15, 1987    
Closing Date: Jan 08, 1989 Total Performances: 761

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander and Gerald Oestreicher
Produced by Martin Starger and Lord Lew Grade; Produced in association with MCA Music Entertainment Group, Stage Promotions (Four), Ltd. & Company and Weintraub Entertainment Group
Originally produced in London by The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd.
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe; Music orchestrated by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber; Musical Director: David Caddick and Paul Bogaev; Featuring songs with lyrics by Peter Reeves ("Engine of Love")
Directed by Trevor Nunn; Choreographed by Arlene Phillips
Scenic Design by John Napier; Costume Design by John Napier; Lighting Design by David Hersey; Sound Design by Martin Levan; Wig Design by Paul Huntley Productions, Inc.; Costume Design Associate: Ann Emonts; Lighting Design Associate: Rick Belzer
Executive Producer: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: Roger Gindi
Production Advisor: Arthur Cantor; Production Stage Manager: Frank Hartenstein; Stage Manager: Perry Cline; Technical Supervisor: Peter Fulbright
Musical Supervisor: David Caddick; Conducted by Paul Bogaev; Associate Conductor: David Caddick; Music Preparation: Chelsea Music Services, Inc.
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Stunt Coordinator: J.P. Romano, S.A.M.P.; Skating Coach: Michal Fraley; General Press Representative: Bill Evans & Associates; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Dance Captain: Denny Shearer; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates
Janet Williams Adderley
Ken Ard
Michael Berglund
Barry K. Bernal
Red Caboose
Paul Binotto
Starlight Chorus
Jamie Beth Chandler
A.C. Ciulla
Philip Clayton
Braden Danner
Voice of the Boy
Recorded voice only
Steve Fowler
William Frey
Ronald Garza
Greaseball Gang
Rocky III
Sean Grant
Greaseball Gang
Rocky II
Michael Scott Gregory
D. Michael Heath
Lon Hoyt
Starlight Chorus
Jane Krakowski
Mary Ann Lamb
Todd Lester
Greaseball Gang
Frank Mastrocola
Rocky I
Andrea McArdle
Sean McDermott
Prince of Wales
Joey McKneely
Greaseball Gang
Greg Mowry
Gordon Owens
Greaseball Gang
Nicole Picard
Reva Rice
Robert Torti
Angel Vargas
Greaseball Gang
Rocky IV
Melanie Vaughan
Voice of the Mother
Starlight Chorus
Mary Windholtz
Starlight Chorus
Christina Youngman
Understudies: Michael-Demby Cain (Electra, Purse, Rocky I, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rusty), Jamie Beth Chandler (Ashley), A.C. Ciulla (Rocky III), Philip Clayton (Electra), Mark Frawley (Bobo, Espresso, Flat-Top, Greaseball, Hashamoto, Krupp, Prince of Wales, Red Caboose, Turnov, Weltschaft), William Frey (Greaseball, Rocky I), Anthony Galde (Bobo, Dustin, Flat-Top, Krupp, Red Caboose, Weltschaft), Sean Grant (Rusty), D. Michael Heath (Dustin), Lola Knox (Belle, Buffy, Joule, Pearl, Volta, Wrench), Mary Ann Lamb (Buffy), Christine Langner (Buffy, Dinah, Joule, Pearl, Volta, Wrench), Todd Lester (Red Caboose), Frank Mastrocola (Greaseball), Sean McDermott (Dustin, Rusty), Joey McKneely (Flat-Top), Ron Morgan (Bobo, Espresso, Hashamoto, Krupp, Prince of Wales, Turnov, Weltschaft), Gordon Owens (Electra), Nicole Picard (Dinah), Amelia Prentice (Ashley, Belle, Joule, Wrench), Danny Strayhorn (Poppa), Dwight Toppin (Bobo, Hashamoto, Krupp, Purse, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Turnov), Broderick Wilson (Electra, Espresso, Krupp, Poppa, Prince of Wales, Purse, Rocky I, Rocky II, Rocky IV) and Christina Youngman (Ashley, Volta)
Tony Award®
1987 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Martin Starger and Lord Lew Grade
1987 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe
1987 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Robert Torti
winner 1987 Best Costume Design [winner]
John Napier
1987 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
David Hersey
1987 Best Choreography [nominee]
Arlene Phillips
1987 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Trevor Nunn
Drama Desk Award
1987 Outstanding Musical [nominee]
Produced by Martin Starger and Lord Lew Grade
1987 Outstanding Music [nominee]
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
winner 1987 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
John Napier
winner 1987 Outstanding Set Design [winner]
Scenic Design by John Napier
music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Richard Stilgoe
ACT 1 Sung By
Rolling Stock Greaseball and Gang
Engine of Love (Derived from an original lyric by Peter Reeves) Rusty, Pearl, Dinah, Ashley and Buffy
Lotta Locomotion Dinah, Ashley, Buffy and Rusty
Freight The Company
AC/DC Electra, Krupp, Wrench, Joule, Volta, Purse and Company
Pumping Iron Greaseball, Pearl, Ashley, Dinah, Buffy, Joule, Volta and Wrench
Freight (Reprise) The Company
Make Up My Heart Pearl
Race One Greaseball and Dinah, Weltschaft and Joule, Turnov and Red Caboose and Electra and Pearl
There's Me Red Caboose and Dinah
Poppa's Blues Poppa, Rocky I, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV and Rusty
Belle Belle, Poppa, Rocky I, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rusty, Dustin and Flat-Top
Race Two Bobo and Buffy, Hashamoto and Volta, Espresso and Ashley and Poppa and Dustin
Laughing Stock The Company
Starlight Express Rusty
ACT 2 Sung By
Silver Dollar The Company
U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D. Dinah, Ashley and Buffy
Rolling Stock (Reprise) Dinah, Ashley and Buffy
Wide Smile, High Style, That's Me Red Caboose, Electra, Krupp, Wrench, Joule, Volta and Purse
First Final Greaseball and Pearl, Electra and Dinah, Hashamoto and Volta and Rusty and Red Caboose
Right Place, Right Time Rocky I, Rocky II, Rocky III and Rocky IV
I Am the Starlight Rusty and Poppa
Final Selection Rusty, Dustin, Dinah, Electra, Pearl, Greaseball and Red Caboose
Only You Pearl and Rusty
Chase The Company
One Rock & Roll Too Many Greaseball, Electra and Red Caboose
Light at the End of the Tunnel The Company