MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 27, 1989
Closing Date
Jun 18, 1989
1st Preview
Mar 24, 1989
1st Preview
Mar 24, 1989
Previews
35
Performances
60
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Criterion Center Stage Right
(Apr 27, 1989 - Jun 18, 1989)

Setting
Earth and Innerspace. The Present.

Produced by Hinks Shimberg, Mary Keil and Steven Warnick; Associate Producer: Peter Bogyo, John Burt and Severn Sandt
First presented at the Ark Theatre Company; Subsequently produced by Musical Theatre Works, Inc.; Subsequently developed and produced at American Stage Festival
Music by Barry Keating; Lyrics by Barry Keating; Book by Stuart Ross and Barry Keating; Musical Director: Henry Aronson; Dance arrangements by Henry Aronson; Music orchestrated by James McElwaine; Vocal arrangements by Dianne Adams; Associate Musical Dir.: Dianne Adams; Additional lyrics by Freida Williams ("Spousal Arousal"); Additional music by Freida Williams ("Spousal Arousal"); Percussion arrangement by Jeffrey Potter ("Spousal Arousal")
Directed and staged by Larry Carpenter; Choreographed by Michele Assaf; Assistant Choreographer: T.C. Charlton
Scenic Design by Lowell Detweiler; Costume Design by Susan Hirschfeld; Lighting Design by Jason Kantrowitz; Sound Design by John Kilgore; Hair Design by John Quaglia
General Manager: Albert Poland; Company Manager: Mitchell A. Weiss
Production Stage Manager: Zoya Wyeth; Stage Manager: Zoya Wyeth; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah Harris Associates; Assistant Stage Mgr: Mary Ellen Allison
Keyboards: Henry Aronson and Dianne Adams; Guitars: Robert Kirshoff; Bass guitar: Brian Hamm; Percussion: Jeffrey Potter
Sound Effects by James McElwaine; Special Effects by Gregory Meeh
Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; General Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates; Logo Type Design by Greg Scott; Advertising: Great Scott Advertising; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates and Armen Kachaturian; Press Representative: Glenna Freedman
Maligna
Banshee
Trinkulus
Innerspace
Ack Ack Ackerman
Starmite
Herbie Harrison
Starmite
Shak Graa
Innerspace
Spacepunk
Innerspace
Eleanor
On Earth
 
Bizarbara
Starmite
Shotzi
Banshee
Mother
On Earth
 
Diva
Starmite
Droid
Canibelle
Banshee
Balbraka
Banshee
Dazzle Razzledorf
Starmite
Understudies: Janet Aldrich (Diva, Mother), John-Michael Flate (Shak Graa, Spacepunk, Trinkulus), Ric Ryder (Ack Ack Ackerman, Herbie Harrison, Dazzle Razzledorf) and Wendy-Jo Vaughn (Eleanor, Bizarbara, Shotzi, Canibelle, Balbraka, Maligna, Droid)
music by Barry Keating; lyrics by Barry Keating
Act 1
Sung By
Superhero Girl
Eleanor
Starmites
Starmites and Spacepunk
Trink's Narration
Trinkulus and Starmites
Afraid of the Dark
Spacepunk, Starmites, Eleanor and Trinkulus
Little Hero
Eleanor
Attack of Banshees
Banshees
Hard to Be Diva
Diva and Banshees
Love Duet
Spacepunk and Eleanor
The Dance of Spousal Arousal
Banshees and Bizarbara
Finaletto
Company
Act 2
Sung By
Bizarbara's Wedding
Bizarbara and Banshees
Milady
Spacepunk and Starmites
Beauty Within
Diva and Bizarbara
The Cruelty Stomp
Trinkulus and Company
Reach Right Down
Starmites, Diva and Banshees
Immolation
Eleanor, Shak Graa and Spacepunk
Starmites/Diva (Reprise)
Diva, Starmites and Banshees
Finale
Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1989 Nominee
Produced by Hinks Shimberg, Mary Keil and Steven Warnick
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1989 Nominee
Brian Lane Green and Gabriel Barre
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1989 Nominee
Sharon McNight
 

Best Choreography

1989 Nominee
Choreographed by Michele Assaf
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1989 Nominee
Directed by Larry Carpenter

Theatre World

Award

1989 Recipient
Sharon McNight
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