MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Jan 29, 1998
Closing Date
Mar 28, 1998
1st Preview
Dec 01, 1997
1st Preview
Dec 01, 1997
Previews
59
Performances
68
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Marquis Theatre
(Jan 29, 1998 - Mar 28, 1998)

Setting
New York City, 1959,'62 & '79, Puerto Rico, 1949, the desert in Arizona, 1977, various prisons in New York state, 1963-76 and Fishkill Prison, 1976-77.

Music by Paul Simon; Book by Paul Simon and Derek Walcott; Lyrics by Paul Simon and Derek Walcott; Music orchestrated by Stanley Silverman; Musical Director: Oscar Hernández; Music arranged by Paul Simon, Oscar Hernández and Stanley Silverman; Choral arrangements by Stanley Silverman
Directed by Mark Morris; Choreographed by Mark Morris; Assistant Director: James Latus; Assistant Choreographer: Megan Williams
Scenic Design by Bob Crowley; Costume Design by Bob Crowley; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Peter J. Fitzgerald; Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Audio Consultant: Roy Halee; Associate Scenic Design: Bryan Johnson; Associate Lighting Design: Gregory Cohen; Associate Costume Design: Scott Traugott; Associate Projection Design: Sage Carter; Associate Vari*lite Designer: Richard Knight; Assistant Sound Design: Janet Smith; Make-Up Design by Ruth Pongstaphone; Projections Programmer: Paul Vershbow
General Manager: Nina Lannan & Associates; Company Manager: Devin M. Keudell; Associate Co. Mgr: Amy Beth Jacobs
Production Manager: Arthur Siccardi; Production Stage Manager: Malcolm Ewen; Stage Manager: Fredric H. Orner and Valerie Lau-Kee Lai
Music Contractor: Marc Silag; Conducted by Oscar Hernández; Associate Conductor: Oriente López; Keyboard: Oscar Hernández; Latin Percussion: Bobby Allende and Richard Bastar; Drums / Percussion: Robby Ameen; Tres / Cuatro: Nelson González; Guitar / Harmonica: Paul Livant; Keyboard / Flute / Accordian: Oriente López; Acoustic and Upright Bass: Bernie Minoso; Cuatro / Guitar: Edgardo Miranda; Guitar: Vincent Nguini; Pedal Steel Guitar / Mandolin: Gordon Titcomb; Saxaphone: Bobby Franceschini and Tim Ries; Trumpet: Barry Danielian and Jose Jerez; Trombone: Ozzie Melendez; Oboe: Charles Pillow; Bassoon: Jorge Marera; French Horn: Peter Gordon; Mallet Percussion Player: David Forestier; Violin: Hector Falcon and Francisco Salazar; Viola: John Dexter; Cello: Enrique Orenga
Assistant to the Costume Designer: Harry Nadal
Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Assistant Stage Manager / Fight Captain: Frankie Ocasio; Dance Captain: Raymond Rodriguez; Dialogue Consultant: Pedro Pietri; Production Assistant: Michael Hicks; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Press Associate: John Barlow and Amy Jacobs
Sal Agrón (age 16-20)
Salvador Agrón (age 36-42)
Esmeralda Agrón
Doo-Wop Group
 
Ensemble
Virgil
a guard
 
Ensemble
Doo-Wop Group
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Santero
 
Ensemble
 
Doo-Wop Group
Cookie
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Doo-Wop Group
 
Ensemble
Doo-Wop Group
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Reverend González
The Warden
 
Ensemble
1st Inmate
 
Ensemble
Babu Charlie Cruz
 
Ensemble
Mrs. Krzesinski
 
Ensemble
Doo-Wop Group
 
Ensemble
Carlos Apache
Ensemble
Ensemble
Mrs. Young
Doo-Wop Group
 
Ensemble
Salvi Agrón (age 7)
 
Children's Choir
 
Ensemble
Children's Choir
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Wahzinak
 
Ensemble
Aurea Agrón (age 17-43)
Children's Choir
 
Ensemble
Angel Soto
 
Ensemble
Frenchy Cordero
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Bernadette
Lazarus
Tony Hernandez
Ensemble
Children's Choir
 
Ensemble
Aurea Agrón (age 8)
 
Children's Choir
 
Ensemble
Understudies: Yassmin Alers (Bernadette, Yolanda, Aurea Agrón (age 17-43)), Stephen Lee Anderson (Lazarus), Lada Boder (Yolanda, Mrs. Young, Mrs. Krzesinski, Aurea Agrón (age 17-43), Wahzinak), René M. Ceballos (Esmeralda Agrón, Mrs. Young), Tony Chiroldes (The Warden), Ray De La Paz (Reverend González, Lazarus, 1st Inmate), Osborn Focht (The Warden, Virgil), José Joaquín García (Salvador Agrón (age 36-42), Lazarus), Myrna Lynn Gomila (Cookie), Kia Joy Goodwin (Bernadette, Cookie), Lugo (Sal Agrón (age 16-20), Tony Hernandez), Jason Martinez (Carlos Apache, Sal Agrón (age 16-20), Tony Hernandez, Angel Soto, Frenchy Cordero, Babu Charlie Cruz), Roger Mazzeo (Virgil), Marisol Morales (Wahzinak), Sebastian Perez (Salvi Agrón (age 7)), Mark Price (Angel Soto, Frenchy Cordero, Babu Charlie Cruz), Raymond Rodriguez (Carlos Apache), Ramón Saldaña (Reverend González), Claudette Sierra (Esmeralda Agrón) and Amanda A. Vacharat (Aurea Agrón (age 8))
music by Paul Simon; lyrics by Derek Walcott and Paul Simon
Act 1
Sung By
El Coquí
Children's Choir and Salvador Agrón (age 36-42)
Born In Puerto Rico
Salvador Agrón (age 36-42), Sal Agrón (age 16-20), Carlos Apache, Angel Soto, Frenchy Cordero, Babu Charlie Cruz, Tony Hernandez and Reverend González
In Mayagüez
Salvador Agrón (age 36-42), Esmeralda Agrón, Nuns and Children's Choir
The Santero
Lazarus, Esmeralda Agrón, Santero and Celebrants
Chimes
Esmeralda Agrón
Satin Summer Nights
Sal Agrón (age 16-20), Cookie, Tony Hernandez, Doo-Wop Group and Bernadette
Bernadette
Sal Agrón (age 16-20), Bernadette and Doo-Wop Group
The Vampires
Tony Hernandez, Carlos Apache, Angel Soto, Frenchy Cordero, Babu Charlie Cruz, Doo-Wop Group and Sal Agrón (age 16-20)
Shopliftin' Clothes
Sal Agrón (age 16-20), Tony Hernandez, Carlos Apache, Angel Soto, Frenchy Cordero, Babu Charlie Cruz, Sales Clerks and Doo-Wop Group
Dance to a Dream
Carlos Apache, Yolanda, Bernadette and Sal Agrón (age 16-20)
Quality
Bernadette, Yolanda, Cookie, Sal Agrón (age 16-20), Salvador Agrón (age 36-42) and Doo-Wop Group
Manhunt
Salvador Agrón (age 36-42), Carlos Apache, Sal Agrón (age 16-20), Tony Hernandez and Ensemble
Can I Forgive Him
Esmeralda Agrón, Mrs. Young and Mrs. Krzesinski
Adios Hermanos
Sal Agrón (age 16-20), Salvador Agrón (age 36-42), Aurea Agrón (age 17-43), Tony Hernandez, Bernadette, Yolanda and Ensemble
Act 2
Sung By
Jesús Es Mi Señor
Congregants, Reverend González, Esmeralda Agrón, Aurea Agrón (age 17-43), Bernadette, Yolanda and Lazarus
Sunday Afternoon
Esmeralda Agrón
Time is an Ocean
Sal Agrón (age 16-20), Salvador Agrón (age 36-42) and Esmeralda Agrón
Wahzinak's First Letter
Wahzinak
Killer Wants to Go to College
1st Inmate, The Warden and Inmates
Virgil
Virgil and The Warden
Wahzinak's Letter (Duet)
Salvador Agrón (age 36-42) and Wahzinak
My Only Defense
Sal Agrón (age 16-20)
Virgil and The Warden
Virgil, Salvador Agrón (age 36-42) and The Warden
El Malecón
Salvador Agrón (age 36-42), Salvi Agrón (age 7), Aurea Agrón (age 8) and Esmeralda Agrón
You Fucked Up My Life
Angel Soto, Babu Charlie Cruz, Sal Agrón (age 16-20), Tony Hernandez, Frenchy Cordero, Salvador Agrón (age 36-42) and Doo-Wop Group
Lazarus / Last Drop of Blood
Lazarus, Salvador Agrón (age 36-42), Mrs. Young and Ensemble
Wahzinak's Last Letter
Wahzinak
El Coquí (Reprise)
Children's Choir and Salvador Agrón (age 36-42)
Tony Hernandez
Salvador Agrón (age 36-42) and Tony Hernandez
Carlos and Yolanda
Aurea Agrón (age 17-43), Salvador Agrón (age 36-42), Carlos Apache, Yolanda and Ensemble
Sal's Last Song
Salvador Agrón (age 36-42) and Esmeralda Agrón
Esmeralda's Dream
Esmeralda Agrón, Sal Agrón (age 16-20) and Doo-Wop Group

Tony Award®

 

Best Original Musical Score

1998 Nominee
Music by Paul Simon
Lyrics by Derek Walcott
 

Best Scenic Design

1998 Nominee
Scenic Design by Bob Crowley
 

Best Orchestrations

1998 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Stanley Silverman

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1998 Nominee
Renoly Santiago
 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1998 Nominee
Ednita Nazario
 

Outstanding Orchestrations

1998 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Stanley Silverman
 

Outstanding Music

1998 Nominee
Music by Paul Simon

Theatre World

Award

1998 Recipient
Ednita Nazario
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