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The Wedding Singer   

Al Hirschfeld Theatre, (4/27/2006 - 12/31/2006)
First Preview: Mar 30, 2006 Total Previews: 28
Opening Date: Apr 27, 2006    
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2006 Total Performances: 285

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Ridgefield NJ, 1985


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Produced by Margo Lion, New Line Cinema, The Araca Group, Roy Furman, Douglas L. Meyer, James D. Stern Productions, Rick Steiner, Osher/Staton/Bell/Mayerson Group and Jam Theatricals; Produced in association with Jay Furman, Michael Gill, Lawrence Horowitz, Rhoda Mayerson, Marisa Sechrest, Gary Winnick, Dancap Productions, Inc., Élan V. McAllister, Allan S. Gordon and Adam Epstein; in assoc. with Jujamcyn Theaters (Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
The World Premiere of "The Wedding Singer" was produced with The 5th Avenue Theatre (David Armstrong, Producing Artistic Director; Marilynn Sheldon, Managing Director)
Music by Matthew Sklar; Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy; Lyrics by Chad Beguelin; Music orchestrated by Irwin Fisch; Musical Director: James Sampliner; Incidental & Dance Music Arranger: David Chase; Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herlihy; Featuring "Somebody Kill Me" and "Grow Old With You" by Tim Herlihy and Adam Sandler
Directed by John Rando; Choreographed by Rob Ashford; Associate Choreographer: JoAnn M. Hunter
Scenic Design by Scott Pask; Costume Design by Gregory Gale; Lighting Design by Brian MacDevitt; Sound Design by Peter Hylenski; Hair Design by David Brian Brown; Make-Up Design by Joe Dulude, II; Associate Scenic Design: Orit Carroll; Associate Costume Design: Brian Russman; Associate Lighting Design: Charles Pennebaker; Associate Hair and Wig Design: Josh Marquette
Executive Producer: Mark Kaufman; General Manager: The Charlotte Wilcox Company; Company Manager: Edward Nelson; Associate Co. Mgr: Beverly Edwards
Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Production Stage Manager: Rolt Smith; Stage Manager: Julie Baldauff
Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by James Sampliner; Associate Conductor: John Samorian; Guitar: Larry Saltzman, Stephen Lynch, John Putnam and Gary Sieger; Keyboards: James Sampliner, John Samorian and Jon Werking; Bass: Irio O'Farrill, Jr. and Matthew Saldivar; Drums: Warren Odze; Reeds: Clifford Lyons and Jack Bashkow; Trumpet: Trevor Neumann; Percussion: James Saporito
Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; Press Representative: Richard Kornberg and Don Summa; Marketing: The Araca Group; Dance Captain: Angelique Ilo; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Dialogue Coach: Deborah Hecht
Cast
Laura Benanti
Julia
(Apr 27, 2006 - circa. Aug 2006)
Stephen Lynch
Broadway Debut
Robbie Hart
Richard H. Blake
Glen Guglia
Kevin Cahoon
George
Felicia Finley
Linda
Rita Gardner
Rosie
Matthew Saldivar
Broadway Debut
Sammy
Amy Spanger
Holly
Adinah Alexander
Angie
Ensemble
Matt Allen
Ensemble
Tracee Beazer
Imposter
Ensemble
Cara Cooper
Imposter
Ensemble
Ashley Amber Haase
Ensemble
Nicolette Hart
Ensemble
David Josefsberg
Ensemble
Peter Kapetan
Imposter
Ensemble
Spencer Liff
Ensemble
J. Elaine Marcos
Imposter
Ensemble
T. Oliver Reid
Imposter
Ensemble
Christina Sivrich
Broadway Debut
Imposter
Ensemble
Matthew Stocke
Imposter
Ensemble
Eric LaJuan Summers
Ensemble
Swings: Angelique Ilo, Kevin Kern, Joanne Manning, Michael McGurk and Adam Zotovich
Standby: Tina Maddigan (Julia)
Understudies: Cara Cooper (Holly), Nicolette Hart (Linda), David Josefsberg (Sammy), Kevin Kern (George, Glen Guglia), Christina Sivrich (Rosie) and Matthew Stocke (Robbie Hart)
Tony Award®
2006 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Margo Lion, New Line Cinema, The Araca Group, Roy Furman, Douglas L. Meyer, James D. Stern Productions, Rick Steiner, Osher/Staton/Bell/Mayerson Group and Jam Theatricals; Produced in association with Jay Furman, Michael Gill, Lawrence Horowitz, Marisa Sechrest, Gary Winnick, Élan V. McAllister, Allan S. Gordon and Adam Epstein
2006 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy
2006 Best Original Score [nominee]
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin; Music by Matthew Sklar
2006 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Stephen Lynch
2006 Best Choreography [nominee]
Rob Ashford
Drama Desk Award
2006 Outstanding Musical [nominee]
Produced by Margo Lion, New Line Cinema, The Araca Group, Roy Furman, Douglas L. Meyer, James D. Stern Productions, Rick Steiner, Osher/Staton/Bell/Mayerson Group and Jam Theatricals; Produced in association with Jay Furman, Michael Gill, Lawrence Horowitz, Marisa Sechrest, Gary Winnick, Élan V. McAllister, Allan S. Gordon and Adam Epstein
2006 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Stephen Lynch
2006 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Amy Spanger
2006 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Rob Ashford
2006 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee]
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
2006 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical [nominee]
Scenic Design by Scott Pask
2006 Outstanding Music [nominee]
Music by Matthew Sklar
2006 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee]
Gregory Gale
music by Matthew Sklar; lyrics by Chad Beguelin
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
It's Your Wedding Day Robbie Hart and Company
Someday Julia
Someday (Reprise) Robbie Hart and Rosie
A Note From Linda Linda
Pop Holly, Julia, Angie and Company
Somebody Kill Me
(music by Tim Herlihy and Adam Sandler; lyrics by Tim Herlihy and Adam Sandler)
Robbie Hart
A Note From Grandma Rosie
Casualty of Love Robbie Hart and Company
Come Out of the Dumpster Julia and Robbie Hart
Today You Are a Man Robbie Hart, Sammy and George
George's Prayer George
Not That Kind of Thing Robbie Hart, Julia and Company
Saturday Night in the City Holly and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
All About the Green Glen Guglia, Robbie Hart and Company
Right in Front of Your Eyes Holly and Sammy
Single Sammy, Robbie Hart, George, Ricky, Bum and Men
If I Told You Robbie Hart and Julia
Let Me Come Home Linda
If I Told You (Reprise) Robbie Hart and Julia
Move That Thang Rosie and George
Grow Old With You
(music by Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy; lyrics by Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy)
Robbie Hart and Julia
It's Your Wedding Day (Reprise) The Company