Opening Date
Oct 23, 1997
Closing Date
Jan 04, 1998
1st Preview
Sep 27, 1997
1st Preview
Sep 27, 1997


Royale Theatre
(Oct 23, 1997 - Jan 04, 1998)

The garden retreat of the philosopher Hermocrates, an 18th century Greco-French topiary labyrinth.

Book by James Magruder; Music by Jeffrey Stock; Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead; Based on the play by Marivaux; Music orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin; Musical Director: Patrick Brady; Music arranged by Michael Kosarin; Featuring songs by Michael Kosarin and Van Dyke Parks
Directed by Michael Mayer; Assistant Director: Kevin Moriarty; Choreographed by Doug Varone
Scenic Design by Heidi Ettinger; Costume Design by Catherine Zuber; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Sound Design by Brian Ronan; Wig & Hair Design by Paul Huntley; Make-Up Design by Ruth Pongstaphone; Ms. Buckely's Make-Up Design by B.J. Giwan; Associate Scenic Design: Richard Jaris; Associate Lighting Design: David Weiner; Assistant Costume Design: Fabio Toblini; Assistant Lighting Design: Philip Rosenberg; Assistant Sound Design: Emile LaFargue; Assistant to the Lighting Designer: Michael Gottlieb; Moving Light Programmer: Kim Grethen
General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd.; Company Manager: David Auster; Assistant Co. Mgr: Laura Janik Cronin
Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Technical Supervisor: Tech Production Services, Inc., Elliot Bertoni, Robert Shuck and Mary Duffe; Production Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi; Stage Manager: Gary Mickelson; Assistant Stage Mgr: Cori Gardner
Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Music Supervisor: Michael Kosarin; Conducted by Patrick S. Brady; Associate Conductor: Larry Spivack; Keyboard: Patrick S. Brady; Concert Master: Rick Dolan; Viola: Richard Brice; Cello: Chungsun Kim; Bass: William Sloat; Woodwind: Chuck Wilson, Rick Heckman and Frank Santagata; Horn: Katie Dennis; Trumpet: Terry Szor; Percussion: Larry Spivack; Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation; Synthesizer Programmer: Bruce Samuels
Casting: Jay Binder; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing Director: Keith Hurd; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Asst. to the Choreographer: Frances Craig; Press Associate: John Barlow, Amy Jacobs, Jackie Green and Andy Shearer; Photographer: Joan Marcus
a philosopher, brother to Hesione
Agis' aunt, a philosopher
Princess Léonide
the valet
the gardener
Léonide's maid servant
a student of reason
Standby: Michele Pawk (Hesione)
Understudies: Paul Harman (Hermocrates, Harlequin, Dimas), Tom Plotkin (Harlequin, Agis, Dimas) and Christianne Tisdale (Princess Léonide, Corine)

Royale Theatre (Oct 23, 1997 - Jan 04, 1998)

Understudy: Alix Korey (Hesione, Corine)
music by Jeffrey Stock; lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Sung By
This Day of Days
Hesione, Harlequin, Dimas, Agis and Hermocrates
Princess Léonide
The Bond that Can't Be Broken
Princess Léonide and Agis
Mr. Right
(music by Van Dyke Parks)
Corine and Harlequin
You May Call Me Phocion
Princess Léonide and Hesione
Mr. Right (Reprise)
(music by Van Dyke Parks)
Corine and Dimas
Hermocrates and Princess Léonide
The Sad and Sordid Saga of Cécile
Princess Léonide, Agis, Corine, Harlequin and Dimas
Issue in Question
Teach Me Not to Love You
The Company
Act 2
Sung By
Have A Little Faith
(music by Michael Kosarin)
Corine, Princess Léonide, Harlequin and Dimas
The Tree
Hesione and Hermocrates
What Have I Done?
Princess Léonide
Henchmen Are Forgotten
Harlequin, Dimas and Corine
Love Won't Take No For An Answer
Hermocrates, Hesione and Agis
This Day of Days (Reprise)
Princess Léonide, Agis, Corine, Harlequin and Dimas

Tony Award®


Best Actress in a Musical

1998 Nominee
Betty Buckley

Drama Desk Award


Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1998 Nominee
Betty Buckley

Outstanding Lyrics

1998 Nominee
Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead

Outstanding Costume Design

1998 Nominee
Costume Design by Catherine Zuber
Week Ending Gross % Gross Pot. Attendance % Capacity # Previews # Perf.
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