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The Green Bird   

Cort Theatre, (4/18/2000 - 6/04/2000)
First Preview: Apr 01, 2000 Total Previews: 15
Opening Date: Apr 18, 2000    
Closing Date: Jun 04, 2000 Total Performances: 56

Category: Play, Fantasy,Play with music,Puppets, Original, Broadway
Setting: City of Monterotondo, Serpentina's garden, the Ogre's mountain lair, other suitably fabulous places

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 Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Artistic Director), Nina Lannan and OSTAR Enterprises
Originally produced at The New Victory Theatre in March, 1996 by Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Artistic Director); Subsequently presented at LaJolla Playhouse (Michael Greif, Artistic Director; Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director)
Book by Carlo Gozzi; Translated by Albert Bermel and Ted Emery; Music by Elliot Goldenthal; "Oh Foolish Heart" lyrics by David Suehsdorf; Musical Director: Rick Martinez; Additional text by Eric Overmyer
Directed by Julie Taymor; Musical Staging by Daniel Ezralow; Assistant Director: Kamyar Atabai
Scenic Design by Christine Jones; Costume Design by Constance Hoffman; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Mask Design by Julie Taymor; Puppet Design by Julie Taymor; Sound Design by Jon Weston; Wig Design by Steven W. Bryant; Make-Up Design by Steven W. Bryant; Projection Design by Elaine J. McCarthy; Associate Scenic Design: Todd Potter; Associate Costume Design: Marion Williams; Associate Lighting Design: Traci Klainer
General Manager: Nina Lannan & Associates and Devin M. Keudell; Associate Co. Mgr: Maggie Edelman
Production Manager: Arthur Siccardi; Production Stage Manager: Kristen Harris; Stage Manager: Amanda Sloan
Percussion: Bill Ruyle; Violin: Antoine Silverman; Woodwinds/Keyboard: Bruce Williamson
Flying Designer: Paul Rubin
Casting: Deborah Brown; Press Representative: The Publicity Office; Marketing: The Walton Group; Vocal Director: Joseph Church; Dance Captain: Tricia Paoluccio
Ken Barnett
Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Reg E. Cathey
Didi Conn
Ned Eisenberg
Ramón Flowers
Dancing Water
Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Edward Hibbert
Lee Lewis
Katie MacNichol
Sarah Jane Nelson
Singing Apple
Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Kristine Nielsen
Meredith Patterson
Singing Apple
Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Sebastian Roché
Sophia Salguero
Singing Apple Soloist
Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Derek Smith
Bruce Turk
The Green Bird
Erico Villanueva
Dancing Water Soloist
Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Andrew Weems
Voice of Calmon
Understudies: Ken Barnett (Renzo, The Green Bird), Bill Cohen (Pantalone, Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer, Truffaldino), Ramón Flowers (Dancing Water Soloist), Jan Leslie Harding (Ninetta, Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer, Singing Apple, Smeraldina), Reggie Montgomery (Brighella, Tartaglia, Tartagliona), Sarah Jane Nelson (Singing Apple Soloist), Tricia Paoluccio (Barbarina, Pompea, Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer, Singing Apple) and Meredith Patterson (Barbarina, Pompea)
Tony Award®
2000 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Derek Smith
2000 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Constance Hoffman
ACT 1 Sung By
Truffaldino's Sausage Shop
O Greedy People
(lyrics by Albert Bermel and Carlo Gozzi)
Singing Apples
Tartaglia's Lament Tartaglia
The Bickering
Calmon, King Of Statues
Joy to the King
(lyrics by Albert Bermel and Carlo Gozzi)
Singing Apple Soloist
Ninetta's Hope
Renzo and Pompea Duet
(lyrics by Albert Bermel)
Renzo and Pompea
Barbarina's Lament Barbarina
The Waters That Dance
Serpentina's Garden Pantalone
Under Bustle Funk
Green Bird Desert
The Magic Feather
The King's Lament
Accordions and Palace Rhumba
ACT 2 Sung By
Acids and Alkalis
Apple Aria
Oh Foolish Heart
(lyrics by David Suehsdorf)
Full Company