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Two Gentlemen of Verona   

St. James Theatre, (12/01/1971 - 5/20/1973)
First Preview: Nov 13, 1971 Total Previews: 20
Opening Date: Dec 01, 1971    
Closing Date: May 20, 1973 Total Performances: 614

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Verona, Milan and the Forest


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Samuel H. Schwartz)
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer); Associate Producer: Bernard Gersten
Book adapted by John Guare and Mel Shapiro; Music by Galt MacDermot; Lyrics by John Guare; Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Mel Shapiro; Choreographed by Jean Erdman; Additional Musical Staging by Dennis Nahat
Scenic Design by Ming Cho Lee; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Lawrence Metzler; Sound Design by Jack Shearing; Hair Design by Nino Raffaello
General Manager: Eugene Wolsk and Emanuel Azenberg; Company Manager: Michael Brandman
Production Stage Manager: R. Derek Swire; Stage Manager: D. W. Koehler; NYSF Production Manager: Andrew Mihok
Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler; Music published by Chappell & Co. Inc.; String Group Conductor: Tom Pierson; Orchestra Manager: Herb Harris; First Violin: Fima Fidelman; Second Violin: Skippy Schipani; Viola: Jean Dupouy; Cello: Avron Coleman; Mandolin, Classic Guitar, and Bass Violin: Scott Kuney; Guitar: Billy Nichols; Guitar, Mandolin and Bass: Everett Barksdale; Bass: Gordon Edwards; Drums: Bernard Purdie; Conga: Norman Pride and David Earl Johnson; Marimba: Gordon Gottlieb; Trumpet: Gerry Thomas, Ray Copeland and Thaddeus Jones; Trombone: William Campbell and Richard Harris; Saxophone: David Tofani
Casting Director: Vincent Gugleotti Jr.; Press Representative: Merle Debuskey and Faith Geer; NYSF Associate Press Representative: Robert Ullman; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson; Photographer: George E. Joseph; Dance Captain: Edward Henkel; Chorus Captain: Kenneth Lowry
Cast
Jonelle Allen
Silvia
(Nov 13, 1971 - Nov 26, 1972)
Diana Davila
Julia
Clifton Davis
Valentine
(Nov 13, 1971 - Nov 26, 1972)
Raul Julia
Proteus
(Nov 13, 1971 - Oct 22, 1972)
John Bottoms
Launce
Alix Elias
Lucetta
Alvin Lum
Eglamour
Norman Matlock
Duke of Milan
(Nov 13, 1971 - Apr 02, 1972)
Frank O'Brien
Thurio
Vissi D'Amore
Jose Perez
Speed
Frederic Warriner
Antonio
Tavern Host
Loretta Abbott
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Christopher Alden
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Roger Briant
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Douglas Brickhouse
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Stockard Channing
Broadway debut
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Paul DeJohn
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Richard De Russo
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Nancy Denning
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Arthur Erickson
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Georgyn Geetlein
Vissi D'Amore
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Sheila Gibbs
Milkmaid
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Jeff Goldblum
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Edward Henkel
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Albert Insinnia
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Jane Jaffe
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Signa Joy
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Kenneth Lowry
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Sakinah Mahammud
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Phineas
Crab
Otis Sallid
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Madeleine Swift
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Understudies: Stockard Channing (Lucetta), Jeff Goldblum (Eglamour), Don Jay (Duke of Milan) and Signa Joy (Silvia)
Theatre World
winner 1972 Award [recipient]
Jonelle Allen
Tony Award®
winner 1972 Best Musical [winner]
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
winner 1972 Best Book of a Musical [winner]
Book adapted by John Guare and Mel Shapiro
1972 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Galt MacDermot; Lyrics by John Guare
1972 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Clifton Davis
1972 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Raul Julia
1972 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Jonelle Allen
1972 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Theoni V. Aldredge
1972 Best Choreography [nominee]
Jean Erdman
1972 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Mel Shapiro
Drama Desk Award
winner 1972 Outstanding Book [winner]
Book adapted by John Guare and Mel Shapiro
winner 1972 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Jean Erdman
winner 1972 Outstanding Lyrics [winner]
Lyrics by John Guare
winner 1972 Outstanding Music [winner]
Music by Galt MacDermot
winner 1972 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
Theoni V. Aldredge
winner 1972 Outstanding Performance [winner]
Raul Julia; Jonelle Allen
winner 1972 Outstanding Director [winner]
Directed by Mel Shapiro
music by Galt MacDermot; lyrics by John Guare
ACT 1 Sung By
Summer, Summer Ensemble
I Love My Father Ensemble
That's a Very Interesting Question Proteus and Valentine
I'd Like to Be a Rose Proteus and Valentine
Thou, Julia, Thou Hast Metamorphosed Me Proteus
Symphony Proteus and Ensemble
I Am Not Interested in Love Julia
Love, Is That You? Vissi D'Amore
Thou, Proteus, Thou Hast Metamorphosed Me Julia
What Does a Lover Pack? Julia, Proteus and Ensemble
Pearls Launce
I Love My Father (Reprise) Proteus
Two Gentlemen of Verona Julia, Lucetta and Ensemble
Follow the Rainbow Valentine, Speed, Proteus, Launce, Julia and Lucetta
Where's North? Valentine, Speed, Duke of Milan, Silvia, Ensemble and Thurio
Bring All the Boys Back Home Duke of Milan, Thurio and Ensemble
Love's Revenge Valentine
To Whom It May Concern Me Silvia and Valentine
Night Letter Silvia and Valentine
Love's Revenge (Reprise) Valentine, Proteus, Speed and Launce
Calla Lily Lady Proteus
ACT 2 Sung By
Land of Betrayal Lucetta
Thurio's Samba Thurio, Duke of Milan and Ensemble
Hot Lover Launce and Speed
What a Nice Idea Julia
Who is Sylvia Proteus, Tavern Host and Ensemble
Love Me Silvia and Ensemble
Eglamour Eglamour and Silvia
Kidnapped Julia, Duke of Milan, Proteus, Thurio and Ensemble
Mansion Valentine
Eglamour (Reprise) Silvia and Eglamour
What's a Nice Girl Like Her Proteus
Dragon Fight Dragon, Eglamour, Proteus and Valentine
Don't Have the Baby Julia, Lucetta, Speed and Launce
Love, Is That You? (Reprise) Thurio and Lucetta
Milkmaid Launce and Milkmaid
I Love My Father (Reprise) Full Company
Love Has Driven Me Sane Full Company
   
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