MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Dec 21, 1983
Closing Date
Aug 11, 1985
1st Preview
Nov 16, 1983
1st Preview
Nov 16, 1983
Previews
38
Performances
669
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Broadhurst Theatre
(Dec 21, 1983 - Mar 11, 1984)
Minskoff Theatre
(Mar 27, 1984 - Aug 11, 1985)

Setting
The Present. New York City: Roosevelt Island and Manhattan

Comments
Layoff from March 11 - March 27, 1984.

Produced by Stanley White, Evelyn Barron, Harvey J. Klaris and Michel Stuart; Produced in association with Michael Kleinman Productions; Associate Producer: Mark Beigelman and Richard Chwatt
Book by Charles Blackwell; Music by Henry Krieger; Lyrics by Robert Lorick; Based on the novel "Nobody's Family is Going to Change" by Louise Fitzhugh; Musical and Vocal Director: Don Jones; Dance arrangements by Peter Howard; Music arranged by Harold Wheeler; Vocal arrangements by Harold Wheeler; Assistant Dance arrang.: Glen Kelly
Directed by Vivian Matalon; Musical Staging and Dances by Danny Daniels; Associate Choreographer: D. J. Giagni
Scenic Production by Paul dePass and Michael Hotopp; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Richard Nelson; Sound Design by Jack Mann; Scenic Photography by Mark Feldstein; Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Photographs on Kodak Duratrans; Photo Processing by Berkey K + L
General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc.; Company Manager: Mark A. Schweppe
Production Stage Manager: Joe Lorden; Stage Manager: Jack Gianino; Assistant Stage Mgr: Ed Fitzgerald; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah Harris
Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler; Assistant Conductor: Jerry Sternbach; Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press
Casting: Julie Hughes and Barry Moss; General Press Representative: Jacksina and Freedman; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Dance Captain: Leah Bass; Production Associate: Sally Fisher and Roberta Haze; Photographer: Kenn Duncan and Marc Raboy
Dipsey
Carole
Daddy Bates
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Winslow
 
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
 
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Standby: Donny Burks (William)
Understudies: Leah Bass (Carole, Dulcie), David Calloway (Willie), Suzzanne Douglas (Ginnie), D. J. Giagni (Winslow), Tracy Mitchem (Emma), Jackie Patterson (Dipsey, Daddy Bates), Jamie M. Pisano (Mona) and Jimmy Tate (Willie)

Broadhurst Theatre (Dec 21, 1983 - Mar 11, 1984)

Cast

Offstage Voice
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Swing: Byron Easley
Understudies: Lloyd Culbreath (Joe) and Byron Easley (Winslow)

Minskoff Theatre (Mar 27, 1984 - Aug 11, 1985)

Cast

William
Willie
Willie
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
 
Joe
 
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Winslow
 
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Ginnie
Little Rio Dancer and New Yorker
Standby: Vanessa Shaw (Ginnie)
Understudies: Lloyd Culbreath (Daddy Bates), Eugene Fleming (Dipsey), Savion Glover (Willie), Dulé Hill (Willie), J. J. Jepson (Winslow), Gail Nelson (Ginnie) and Hassoun Tatum (Willie)
music by Henry Krieger; lyrics by Robert Lorick
Act 1
Sung By
Another Day
Ginnie, Emma and Dulcie
Four Strikes Against Me
Emma
Class Act
Ginnie, Dipsey and Daddy Bates
They Never Hear What I Say
Emma and Willie
Dancing Is Everything
Willie
Crosstown
Willie and New Yorkers
Fabulous Feet
Dipsey, Carole and Dancers
I Could Get Used to Him
Carole and Dancers
Man in the Moon
Dipsey
Act 2
Sung By
Like Him
Ginnie and Emma
My Luck Is Changing
Dipsey
I Remember How It Was
Ginnie
Someday
Emma and Willie
Lullabye
Ginnie
Tap Tap
Daddy Bates, Willie and Dipsey
Dance if It Makes You Happy
Willie, Dipsey, Daddy Bates, Carole and Dancers
William's Song
William
Class Act
The Family

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1984 Nominee
Produced by Stanley White, Evelyn Barron, Harvey J. Klaris and Michel Stuart
 

Best Book of a Musical

1984 Nominee
Book by Charles Blackwell

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1984 Winner
Hinton Battle
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1984 Nominee
Samuel E. Wright
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1984 Nominee
Martine Allard

Best Choreography

1984 Winner
Musical Staging by Danny Daniels
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1984 Nominee
Directed by Vivian Matalon

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1984 Nominee
Hinton Battle

Theatre World

Award

1984 Recipient
Martine Allard
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