MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 26, 1997
Closing Date
Jun 07, 1998
1st Preview
Apr 08, 1997
1st Preview
Apr 08, 1997
Previews
21
Performances
466
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
(Apr 26, 1997 - Jun 07, 1998)

Setting
Around 42nd Street. Then.

Produced by Roger Berlind, Martin Richards, Cy Coleman and Sam Crothers; Associate Producer: Frank Tarsia
Originally produced in New York City by Westbeth Theater Center (Arnold Engelman, Producing Director)
Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Ira Gasman; Book by David Newman, Ira Gasman and Cy Coleman; Based on an original idea by Ira Gasman; Musical Director: Gordon Lowry Harrell; Music orchestrated by Don Sebesky and Harold Wheeler; Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman and Doug Katsaros; Dance arrangements by Cy Coleman and Doug Katsaros
Directed by Michael Blakemore; Choreographed by Joey McKneely; Assistant Choreographer: Linda Cholodenko
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Assistant Scenic Design: David Peterson, Atkin Pace and Thomas Peter Sarr; Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz; Assistant Costume Design: Markas Henry and Laura Drawbaugh; Lighting Design by Richard Pilbrow; Associate Lighting Design: Dawn Chiang; Assistant Lighting Design: Michael Gottlieb and Susan Chute; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Assistant Sound Design: Janet Smith and Richard Dunning; Assistant Hair Design: Bob Dente; Hair Design by Bobby H. Grayson; Make-Up Design by Kathy Pomerantz
General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: David Richards and Barbara Crompton
Production Supervisor: Steven Zweigbaum; Stage Manager: Àra Marx; Assistant Stage Mgr: Rolt Smith; Technical Supervision: Neil Mazzella
Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Gordon Lowry Harrell; Associate Conductor: Joseph Baker; Guitar: David Spinozza; Drums: Warren Odze; Bass: Gary Haase; Keyboards: Mark Berman and Joseph Baker; Percussion: Dave Yee; Trumpet: Gregory L. Gisbert and Hollis Burridge; Woodwinds: Mike Migliore, Tom Christensen and Dale Kleps; Music Copying: A Notable Company Ltd. and Katharine Edmonds
Vari*Lite Programmer: David Arch; Assistant to the Director: Jennifer Uphoff Gray; Fight direction by B. H. Barry; Dance Captain: Lynn Sterling; Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; Press Agent: The Jacksina Company; Production Associate: Adam Epstein, Michael Milton, Jeffrey Solis, Stuart Zimberg and Elaine Bayless; Production Assistant: Patrick Janson; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Marketing: Leanne Schanzer Promotions; Photographer: Carol Rosegg
Bobby
 
Cop
 
Monte Hustler
 
Ensemble
Memphis
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Shoeshine
 
Monte Hustler
 
Ensemble
Frenchie
 
Ensemble
Jojo
Stephanie Michels
Broadway debut
Doll House Dancer
 
Ensemble
Fleetwood
 
Street Evangelist
 
Ensemble
 
Street Evangelist
 
Enrique
 
Ensemble
Carmen
 
Ensemble
Mark Anthony Taylor
Broadway debut
Slick
 
Street Evangelist
 
Shatellia
 
Monte Hustler
 
Ensemble
Sharon Wilkins
Broadway debut
Chichi
 
Ensemble
Bellamy Young
Broadway debut
Mary
Understudies: Michael Brian (Jojo, Lou, Snickers), Tracy Nicole Chapman (Queen), Felicia Finley (Mary), Kimberly Hawthorne (Queen), Stephanie Michels (Mary), Rudy Roberson (Lacy), James Stovall (Fleetwood, Memphis, Silky) and Sharon Wilkins (Sonja)

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Apr 26, 1997 - Jun 07, 1998)

Cast

Shoeshine
 
Oddjob
 
Ensemble
 
Shatellia
 
Street Evangelist
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Memphis
Standby: Sal Viviano (Jojo)
Understudies: Heather Brown (Queen), David Aron Damane (Fleetwood, Memphis, Lacy), Kate Levering (Mary), Devin Richards (Fleetwood, Memphis, Lacy) and Carla Renata Williams (Sonja)
music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Ira Gasman
Act 1
Sung By
Check It Out!
The Company
Use What You Got
Jojo and The Company
A Lovely Day To Be Out Of Jail
Queen and Sonja
A Piece Of The Action
Fleetwood
The Oldest Profession
Sonja
Don't Take Much
Memphis
Go Home
Queen and Mary
You Can't Get To Heaven
Queen, Sonja and Street Evangelists
My Body
Frenchie, Chichi, Tracy, Carmen, Sonja, Queen and April
Why Don't They Leave Us Alone
Oddjob, Bobby, Silky, Slick, Snickers, April, Carmen, Chichi, Frenchie, Queen, Sonja and Tracy
Easy Money
Mary, Jojo and Fleetwood
He's No Good
Queen
I'm Leaving You
Queen
The Hooker's Ball
Lacy and The Company
Act 2
Sung By
Step Right Up
Enrique, Slick, Oddjob and Bobby
Mr. Greed
Jojo, Bobby, Enrique, Oddjob and Slick
My Way Or The Highway
Memphis and Queen
People Magazine
Lou and Mary
We Had A Dream
Queen
Use What You Got (Reprise)
Mary, Lou and Jojo
Someday' Is For Suckers
Sonja, Frenchie, April, Shatellia, Carmen and Chichi
My Friend
Queen and Sonja
We Gotta Go
Fleetwood and Queen
Check It Out! (Reprise)
The Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1997 Nominee
Produced by Roger Berlind, Martin Richards, Cy Coleman and Sam Crothers
 

Best Book of a Musical

1997 Nominee
Book by David Newman, Ira Gasman and Cy Coleman
 

Best Original Musical Score

1997 Nominee
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Ira Gasman
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1997 Nominee
Pamela Isaacs

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1997 Winner
Chuck Cooper
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1997 Nominee
Sam Harris

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1997 Winner
Lillias White
 

Best Costume Design

1997 Nominee
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
 

Best Lighting Design

1997 Nominee
Lighting Design by Richard Pilbrow
 

Best Choreography

1997 Nominee
Choreographed by Joey McKneely
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1997 Nominee
Directed by Michael Blakemore
 

Best Orchestrations

1997 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Don Sebesky and Harold Wheeler

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding New Musical

1997 Winner
Produced by Roger Berlind, Martin Richards, Cy Coleman and Sam Crothers
 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1997 Nominee
Pamela Isaacs
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1997 Nominee
Sam Harris

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1997 Winner
Lillias White
 

Outstanding Direction of a Musical

1997 Nominee
Directed by Michael Blakemore
 

Outstanding Orchestrations

1997 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Don Sebesky and Harold Wheeler

Outstanding Music

1997 Winner
Music by Cy Coleman
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1997 Nominee
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
 

Outstanding Lighting Design

1997 Nominee
Lighting Design by Richard Pilbrow
Season:
Week Ending Gross % Gross Pot. Attendance % Capacity # Previews # Perf.
Statistics supplied are courtesy of The Broadway League.
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