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The Little Mermaid   

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (1/10/2008 - 8/30/2009)
First Preview: Nov 03, 2007 Total Previews: 50
Opening Date: Jan 10, 2008    
Closing Date: Aug 30, 2009 Total Performances: 685

Category: Musical, Fantasy, Original, Broadway


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; James L. Nederlander: President)
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher); Associate Producer: Todd Lacy
Book by Doug Wright; Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater; Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen; Based on the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker; Based on the Disney film written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements; Dance arrangements by David Chase; Music orchestrated by Danny Troob; Musical Director: Michael Kosarin; Incidental music by Michael Kosarin; Vocal arrangements by Michael Kosarin; Associate Musical Dir.: Greg Anthony; Additional Orchestrations by Larry Hochman and Michael Starobin
Directed by Francesca Zambello; Choreographed by Stephen Mear; Aerial Designer: Pichón Baldinu; Associate Director: Brian Hill; Associate Choreographer: Tara Young; Associate Aerial Designer: Angela Phillips
Scenic Design by George Tsypin; Costume Design by Tatiana Noginova; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Make-Up Design by Angelina Avallone; Hair Design by David Brian Brown; Sound Design by John Shivers; Projection & Video Design: Sven Ortel; Associate Scenic Design: Peter Eastman; Associate Costume Design: Tracy Christensen; Associate Lighting Design: Yael Lubetzky; Automated Lighting Programmer: Aland Henderson; Associate Sound Design: David Patridge; Associate Hair Design: Jonathan Carter
General Manager: Disney Theatrical Productions; Company Manager: Randy Meyer
Technical Director: David Benken; Production Supervisor: Clifford Schwartz; Production Stage Manager: Clifford Schwartz; Stage Manager: Theresa Bailey
Conducted by Michael Kosarin; Associate Conductor: Greg Anthony; Violin 1/Concertmaster: Suzanne Ornstein; Violin: Mineko Yajima; Cello 1: Roger Shell; Cello 2: Deborah Assael-Migliore; Trumpet 1, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet: Nicholas Marchione; Trumpet 2, Flugelhorn: Frank Greene; Trombone: Gary Grimaldi; Bass Trombone, Tuba: Jeff Caswell; Reed 1 (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet): Steven Kenyon; Reed 2 (Oboe, English horn, Clarinet): David Young; Reed 3 (Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Bass clarinet): Marc Phaneuf; French Horn: Zohar Schondorf; Keyboard 1: Aron Accurso; Keyboard 2: Greg Anthony; Keyboard 3: Andrew Grobengieser; Bass Richard Sarpola; Drums: John Redsecker; Percussion: Joe Passaro; Electronic Music Design: Andrew Barrett; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Music Preparation: Anixter Rice Music Service
Magic/Illusion Designer: Joe Eddie Fairchild
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Fight direction by Rick Sordelet; Dance Captain: Joanne Manning; Fight Captain: James Brown III; Dialogue & Vocal Coach: Deborah Hecht; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Cast
Sierra Boggess
Broadway Debut
Ariel
(Nov 03, 2007 - May 31, 2009)
Derrick Baskin
Jetsam
Trevor Braun
Flounder
Alternate
Tituss Burgess
Sebastian
(Nov 03, 2007 - Dec 07, 2008)
Brian D'Addario
Flounder
Alternate
Jonathan Freeman
Grimsby
Cody Hanford
Flounder
Alternate
Eddie Korbich
Scuttle
Norm Lewis
King Triton
Tyler Maynard
Flotsam
Sean Palmer
Prince Eric
(Nov 03, 2007 - Jun 07, 2009)
Sherie Rene Scott
Ursula
(Nov 03, 2007 - Jan 25, 2009)
J.J. Singleton
Flounder
Alternate
Adrian Bailey
Ensemble
Cathryn Basile
Ensemble
Heidi Blickenstaff
Carlotta
Ensemble
Robert Creighton
Gull
Ensemble
Cicily Daniels
Ensemble
John Treacy Egan
Chef Louis
Ensemble
Tim Federle
Gull
Ensemble
Merwin Foard
Pilot
Ensemble
Ben Hartley
Ensemble
Michelle Lookadoo
Ensemble
Alan Mingo Jr.
Ensemble
Zakiya Young Mizen
Ensemble
Arbender J. Robinson
Gull
Ensemble
Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines
Ensemble
Bret Shuford
Ensemble
Chelsea Morgan Stock
Ensemble
Kay Trinidad
Ensemble
Daniel J. Watts
Ensemble
Swings: James Brown III, Meredith Inglesby, Joanne Manning, Betsy Morgan, Jason Snow and Price Waldman
Understudies: Adrian Bailey (King Triton), Derrick Baskin (Sebastian), Heidi Blickenstaff (Ursula), Robert Creighton (Scuttle), Cicily Daniels (Ursula), Tim Federle (Jetsam, Scuttle), Merwin Foard (Grimsby, King Triton), Alan Mingo Jr. (Sebastian), Betsy Morgan (Ariel), Arbender J. Robinson (Prince Eric), Bret Shuford (Flotsam, Prince Eric), Jason Snow (Flotsam), Chelsea Morgan Stock (Ariel) and Price Waldman (Flotsam, Grimsby, Jetsam)
Tony Award®
2008 Best Original Score Written for the Theatre [nominee]
Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
2008 Best Lighting Design of a Musical [nominee]
Lighting Design by Natasha Katz
Drama Desk Award
2008 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Sierra Boggess
2008 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee]
Natasha Katz
2008 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical [nominee]
Scenic Design by George Tsypin
music by Alan Menken; lyrics by Glenn Slater
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Fathoms Below
(lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater)
Sailors, Pilot, Prince Eric and Grimsby
Daughters of Triton
(lyrics by Howard Ashman)
Mersisters
The World Above Ariel
Human Stuff Scuttle and Gulls
I Want the Good Times Back Ursula, Flotsam and Jetsam
Part of Your World
(lyrics by Howard Ashman)
Ariel
Storm at Sea
Part of Your World (Reprise)
(lyrics by Howard Ashman)
Ariel
She's in Love Mersisters and Flounder
Her Voice Prince Eric
The World Above (Reprise) King Triton
Under the Sea
(lyrics by Howard Ashman)
Sebastian and Sea Creatures
Sweet Child Flotsam and Jetsam
Poor Unfortunate Souls
(lyrics by Howard Ashman)
Ursula
ACT 2 Sung By
Positoovity Scuttle and Gulls
Beyond My Wildest Dreams Ariel, Carlotta and Maids
Les Poissons
(lyrics by Howard Ashman)
Chef Louis
Les Poissons (Reprise)
(lyrics by Howard Ashman)
Chef Louis and Chefs
One Step Closer Prince Eric
I Want the Good Times Back (Reprise) Ursula
Kiss the Girl
(lyrics by Howard Ashman)
Sebastian and Animals
Sweet Child (Reprise) Flotsam and Jetsam
If Only Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian and King Triton
Her Voice (Reprise) Ursula
The Contest Grimsby and Princesses
Poor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise)
(lyrics by Howard Ashman)
Ursula
If Only (Reprise) King Triton
Finale Ultimo
(lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater)
Ariel, Prince Eric and Company