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Taboo   

Plymouth Theatre, (11/13/2003 - 2/08/2004)
First Preview: Oct 28, 2003 Total Previews: 16
Opening Date: Nov 13, 2003    
Closing Date: Feb 08, 2004 Total Performances: 100

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: An abandoned London warehouse, which formerly was the location of the hottest club of the '80s, Taboo, and a great variety of places in and about London.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by Rosie O'Donnell and Adam Kenwright; Associate Producer: Daniel MacDonald, Lori E. Seid and Michael Fuchs
Music by Boy George; Lyrics by Boy George; Co-Composer: Kevan Frost; Music Co-Writer: John Themis and Richie Stevens; Book by Charles Busch; Adapted from the original book by Mark Davies; Musical Director: Jason Howland; Vocal, dance and incidental arrangements by John McDaniel; Music orchestrated by Steve Margoshes; Original concept by Boy George and Christopher Renshaw
Directed by Christopher Renshaw; Choreographed by Mark Dendy; (Unbilled) Choreographic Consultant: Jeff Calhoun; Associate Choreographer: Madeleine Ehlert
Scenic Design by Tim Goodchild; Costume Design by Mike Nicholls and Bobby Pearce; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Jonathan Deans; Hair Design by Christine Bateman; Make-Up Design by Christine Bateman; Associate Scenic Design: Nancy Thun; Associate Sound Design: Peter Hylenski
General Manager: The Charlotte Wilcox Company; Company Manager: Rob Wallner; General Management Associate: Susan Bell
Production Stage Manager: Peter Wolf; Production Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi; Stage Manager: Karen Moore
Musical Supervisor: John McDaniel; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Conducted by Jason Howland; Associate Conductor: Daniel A. Weiss; Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation; Keyboard 1: Jason Howland; Keyboard 2/Guitar 2: Daniel A. Weiss; Guitars: Kevan Frost; Drums: Chris Jago ; Bass: David Kuhn; Reeds: Charles Pillow; Violin: Sean Carney; Viola: Arthur Dibble; Cello: Ted Mook
Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Dialect Coach: Stephen Gabis; Fight direction by Rick Sordelet; Marketing: TMG - The Marketing Group; Dance Captain: James Tabeek; Fight Captain: Asa Somers; Acting Coach: Candy Trabucco; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.
Cast
Jeffrey Carlson
Marilyn
Raúl Esparza
Philip Sallon
Liz McCartney
Big Sue
(Oct 28, 2003 - Dec 01, 2003)
Euan Morton
Broadway debut
George
George O'Dowd
Broadway debut
Leigh Bowery
Cary Shields
Marcus
Sarah Uriarte Berry
Nicola
Jennifer Cody
Ensemble
Dioni Michelle Collins
Ensemble
Brooke Elliott
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Felice B. Gajda
Ensemble
Editor
William Robert Gaynor
Ensemble
Curtis Holbrook
Ensemble
Joey
Jennifer K. Mrozik
Ensemble
Deirdre
Nathan Peck
Ensemble
Alexander Quiroga
Ensemble
Asa Somers
Ensemble
Announcer
Denise Summerford
Ensemble
Mummy
Gregory Treco
Ensemble
Producer
Swings: Lori Holmes, Jody Reynard and James Tabeek
Standby: Donnie R. Keshawarz (Leigh Bowery, Philip Sallon)
Understudies: Dioni Michelle Collins (Big Sue), Brooke Elliott (Big Sue), William Robert Gaynor (Marcus), Lori Holmes (Nicola), Jennifer K. Mrozik (Nicola), Alexander Quiroga (Marilyn), Asa Somers (George), Denise Summerford (Nicola) and Gregory Treco (George, Marilyn)
Tony Award®
2004 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Boy George; Lyrics by Boy George
2004 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Euan Morton
2004 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Raúl Esparza
2004 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Mike Nicholls
2004 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Bobby Pearce
Theatre World
winner 2004 Award [recipient]
Euan Morton
Drama Desk Award
2004 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Euan Morton
winner 2004 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Raúl Esparza
2004 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Jeffrey Carlson
2004 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee]
Lyrics by Boy George
2004 Outstanding Music [nominee]
Music by Boy George
music by Boy George; lyrics by Boy George
ACT 1 Sung By
Freak/Ode to Attention Seekers Philip Sallon and Ensemble
Stranger in This World George, Big Sue, Philip Sallon and Ensemble
Safe in the City Nicola and Ensemble
Dress to Kill Ensemble
Genocide Peroxide Marilyn and Ensemble
I'll Have You All Leigh Bowery and Men
Sexual Confusion Big Sue, Philip Sallon, George and Marcus
Pretty Lies George
Guttersnipe George, Marilyn and Ensemble
Love Is a Question Mark Marcus, George, Leigh Bowery and Nicola
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me George and Ensemble
Church of the Poison Mind/Karma Chameleon George and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Everything Taboo Leigh Bowery and Ensemble
Talk Amongst Yourselves Big Sue
The Fame Game George and Ensemble
I See Through You Marcus
Ich Bin Kunst Leigh Bowery
Petrified Philip Sallon
Out of Fashion George, Marilyn, Philip Sallon, Marcus and Leigh Bowery
Il Adore Nicola and Ensemble
Come on in From the Outside Company