MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
May 01, 1991
Closing Date
Sep 05, 1993
1st Preview
Apr 01, 1991
1st Preview
Apr 01, 1991
Previews
33
Performances
981
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Palace Theatre
(May 01, 1991 - Sep 05, 1993)

Setting
Time: The Present. Place: The Palace Theatre.

Book by Peter Stone; Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Music arranged by Cy Coleman; Inspired by the words of Betty Rogers and Will Rogers; Music orchestrated by Billy Byers; Musical Director: Eric Stern
Directed by Tommy Tune; Choreographed by Tommy Tune; Associate Director: Phillip Oesterman; Associate Choreographer: Jeff Calhoun
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Associate Scenic Design: Stephan Olson and Sharon Sprague; Scenic Design Assistant: Ann Sheffield and Ann Waugh; Production Draftsman: Ed Check and Charles E. McCarry; Costume Design by Willa Kim; Assistant Costume Design: Mitchell Bloom and Frank Krenz; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Associate Lighting Design: Peggy Eisenhauer; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington; Associate Projection Design: Bo Erickson; Wig Design by Howard Leonard; Assistant to Wendall K. Harrington: Craig McMeekin; Assistant to Sound Designer: Ned Moore and Dan Tramon
General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc.; Associate Gen. Mgr: Nina Skriloff; Company Manager: Nina Skriloff; Assistant Co. Mgr: Ken Silverman
Production Stage Manager: Peter Von Mayrhauser; Stage Manager: Patrick Ballard; Assistant Stage Mgr: Michael J. Passaro
Music Contractor: John Miller; Conducted by Eric Stern; Associate Conductor: Karl Jurman; Assistant Conductor: Joe Passaro; Concertmistress: Amy Hiraga Wyrick; Trumpet: Danny Cahn, John Frosk and Joe Mosello; Trombone: Larry Farrell, Paul Faulise and Jim Pugh; French Horn: Tony Cecere; Reeds: Vincent DellaRocca, Alva Hunt, Dale Kleps, Frank Santagata and Chuck Wilson; Keyboards: Patrick Brady and Karl Jurman; Violin: Heidi Carney and Robert Shaw; Viola: Crystal Garner; Cello: Joe Kimura; Drums: Ray Marchica; Bass: Richard Sarpala; Guitar: Larry Campbell and Scott Kuney; Percussion: Joe Passaro; Harmonica: Robert Paparozzi; Music Copying Service: Larry Abel
Smoke and fog effects by Zeller International, Ltd.
General Press Representative: Judy Jacksina; Casting: Julie Hughes and Barry Moss; Choreographic Assistant & Dance Captain: Patti D'Beck; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Marquee & Billboard Art by Penelope Gottlieb; Logo Design by Dewynters, Limited; Living Picture Supervision: Glen Eytchison
Will Rogers
Betty Blake
Apr 01, 1991 - May 16, 1992
Unicyclist
 
The Roper
Ziegfeld's Favorite
Apr 01, 1991 - Nov 16, 1991
Clem Rogers
The Voice of Mr. Ziegfeld
Recorded voice only
Wiley Post
Wild West Show Dog
Will's Sister
 
Betty's Sister
 
New Ziegfeld Girl
The Wild West Show
The Wild West Show
Will's Sister
 
Betty's Sister
 
New Ziegfeld Girl
Freddy Rogers
Wild West Show Dog
New Ziegfeld Girl
New Ziegfeld Girl
Will's Sister
 
Betty's Sister
 
New Ziegfeld Girl
New Ziegfeld Girl
Will Rogers, Jr.
Will Rogers Wrangler
 
Drugstore Cowboy
New Ziegfeld Girl
Wild West Show Dog
New Ziegfeld Girl
New Ziegfeld Girl
Will Rogers Wrangler
 
Drugstore Cowboy
New Ziegfeld Girl
Mary Rogers
Indian of The Dawn
 
Will Rogers Wrangler
 
Drugstore Cowboy
Will's Sister
 
Betty's Sister
 
New Ziegfeld Girl
Will Rogers Wrangler
 
Drugstore Cowboy
James Rogers
Wild West Show Dog
Wild West Show Dog
New Ziegfeld Girl
Indian Sun Goddess
 
New Ziegfeld Girl
Will's Sister
 
Betty's Sister
 
New Ziegfeld Girl
New Ziegfeld Girl
Zee
Wild West Show Dog
Will's Sister
 
Betty's Sister
 
New Ziegfeld Girl
Standby: Erica Dutko (Mary Rogers, James Rogers, Freddy Rogers) and Tom Flagg (Clem Rogers)
Understudies: Dana Moore (Ziegfeld's Favorite), Lance Robinson (Will Rogers, Jr.) and Paul Ukena, Jr. (Will Rogers)

Palace Theatre (May 01, 1991 - Sep 05, 1993)

Assistant Co. Mgr: Elizabeth M. Blitzer
Assistant Stage Mgr: Kimberly Russell; Stage Manager: Peter Wolf
Press Associate: Carol R. Fineman; Press Assistant: Tim Johnson, Tom Naro and Don Summa; General Press Representative: Richard Kornberg & Associates

Cast

Ziegfeld's Favorite
Nov 18, 1991 - Jan 11, 1992
Ziegfeld's Favorite
Jan 13, 1992 - Aug 01, 1992
Ziegfeld's Favorite
Aug 03, 1992 - May 26, 1993
Ziegfeld's Favorite
May 27, 1993 - ?
Mary Rogers
New Ziegfeld Girl
Will Rogers
May 18, 1992 - ?
New Ziegfeld Girl
James Rogers
Clem Rogers
Wiley Post
 
Mr. Ziegfeld's Stage Manager
Radio Engineer
Will Rogers
Feb 16, 1993 - ?
Will's Sister
 
Betty's Sister
 
New Ziegfeld Girl
New Ziegfeld Girl
Ziegfeld's Favorite
 
Will's Sister
 
Betty's Sister
 
New Ziegfeld Girl
Wild West Show Dog
Will's Sister
 
Betty's Sister
 
New Ziegfeld Girl
Radio Engineer
Indian Soloist
 
New Ziegfeld Girl
Will Rogers, Jr.
Wiley Post
New Ziegfeld Girl
Will's Sister
 
Betty's Sister
 
New Ziegfeld Girl
Mr. Ziegfeld's Stage Manager
 
Wiley Post
Will's Sister
 
Betty's Sister
 
New Ziegfeld Girl
Will's Sister
 
Betty's Sister
 
New Ziegfeld Girl
Vaudeville Announcer
New Ziegfeld Girl
Betty Blake
May 18, 1992 - ?
Clem Rogers
Will's Sister
 
Betty's Sister
 
New Ziegfeld Girl
James Rogers
New Ziegfeld Girl
Freddy Rogers
Will's Sister
 
Betty's Sister
 
New Ziegfeld Girl
New Ziegfeld Girl
Will Rogers Wrangler
Mary Rogers
Will Rogers, Jr.
Standby: Tom Flagg (Wiley Post), Ashley McCray (James Rogers, Freddy Rogers, Mary Rogers) and Eden Riegel (Mary Rogers, James Rogers, Freddy Rogers)
Understudies: Belle Calaway (Betty Blake), Mary Lee DeWitt (Ziegfeld's Favorite), Jack Doyle (Wiley Post, Mr. Ziegfeld's Stage Manager), Luba Gregus (Betty Blake, Ziegfeld's Favorite), Kimberly Hester (Ziegfeld's Favorite), David M. Lutken (Will Rogers), Stephanie Pope (Ziegfeld's Favorite), Buddy Smith (Will Rogers, Jr.) and Leigh Zimmerman (Ziegfeld's Favorite)
music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden
Act 1
Sung By
Will-a-Mania
Ziegfeld's Favorite and Company
Give a Man Enough Rope
Will Rogers and Will Rogers Wranglers
I'ts a Boy!
Clem Rogers and Will's Sisters
So Long Pa
Will Rogers
My Unknown Someone
Betty Blake
The Big Time
Will Rogers, Betty Blake and Children
My Big Mistake
Betty Blake
The Powder Puff Ballet
The New Ziegfeld Girls
Marry Me Now
Will Rogers
Without You
Betty Blake
Act 2
Sung By
Give a Man Enough Rope (Reprise)
Will Rogers and Will Rogers Wranglers
Favorite Son
Will Rogers and Chorus
No Man Left For Me
Betty Blake
Presents for Mrs. Rogers
Will Rogers, Will Rogers Wranglers and The New Ziegfeld Girls
Will-a-Mania (Reprise)
Will Rogers and Clem Rogers
Without You (Reprise)
Betty Blake
Never Met a Man I Didn't Like
Will Rogers and Company

Tony Award®

Best Musical

 

Best Book of a Musical

1991 Nominee
Book by Peter Stone

Best Original Score

1991 Winner
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1991 Nominee
Keith Carradine
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1991 Nominee
Dee Hoty
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1991 Nominee
Cady Huffman
 

Best Scenic Design

1991 Nominee
Scenic Design by Tony Walton

Best Costume Design

1991 Winner
Costume Design by Willa Kim

Best Lighting Design

1991 Winner
Lighting Design by Jules Fisher

Best Choreography

1991 Winner
Choreographed by Tommy Tune

Best Direction of a Musical

1991 Winner
Directed by Tommy Tune

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Musical

 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1991 Nominee
Keith Carradine

Outstanding Choreography

1991 Winner
Choreographed by Tommy Tune
 

Outstanding Orchestration

1991 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Billy Byers

Outstanding Music

1991 Winner
Music by Cy Coleman
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