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Triumph of Love   

Royale Theatre, (10/23/1997 - 1/04/1998)
First Preview: Sep 27, 1997 Total Previews: 30
Opening Date: Oct 23, 1997    
Closing Date: Jan 04, 1998 Total Performances: 85

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The garden retreat of the philosopher Hermocrates, an 18th century Greco-French topiary labyrinth.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by Margo Lion, Metropolitan Entertainment Group and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director); Produced in association with PACE Theatrical Group, Inc., The Baruch-Frankel-Viertel Group, Alex Hitz, Center Stage (Irene Lewis, Artistic Director; Peter W. Culman, Managing Director) and Yale Repertory Theatre (Stan Wojewodski, Jr., Artistic Director); Associate Producer: Charles Kelman Productions, Inc. and Marc Routh
Originally produced by Center Stage (Irene Lewis, Artistic Director; Peter W. Culman, Managing Director) and Yale Repertory Theatre (Stan Wojewodski, Jr., Artistic Director)
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
Directed by Michael Mayer; 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; Ms. Buckely's Make-Up Design by B.J. Giwan; Make-Up Design by Ruth Pongstaphone; Associate Scenic Design: Richard Jaris; Associate Lighting Design: David Weiner
General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd.; Company Manager: David Auster
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
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; Woodwind: Chuck Wilson, Rick Heckman and Frank Santagata; Bass: William Sloat; 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.; Photographer: Joan Marcus
F. Murray Abraham
a philosopher, brother to Hesione
Betty Buckley
Agis' aunt, a philosopher
Susan Egan
Princess Léonide
Roger Bart
the valet
Kevin Chamberlin
the gardener
Nancy Opel
Léonide's maid servant
Christopher Sieber
a student of reason
Standby: Michele Pawk (Hesione)
Understudies: Paul Harman (Dimas, Harlequin, Hermocrates), Tom Plotkin (Agis, Dimas, Harlequin) and Christianne Tisdale (Corine, Princess Léonide)
Tony Award®
1998 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Betty Buckley
Drama Desk Award
1998 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Betty Buckley
1998 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee]
Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
1998 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee]
Catherine Zuber
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
Anything 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
Emotions Hermocrates and Princess Léonide
The Sad and Sordid Saga of Cécile Princess Léonide, Agis, Corine, Harlequin and Dimas
Serenity Hesione
Issue in Question Agis
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