MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Dec 01, 1971
Closing Date
May 20, 1973
1st Preview
Nov 13, 1971
1st Preview
Nov 13, 1971
Previews
20
Performances
614
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
St. James Theatre
(Dec 01, 1971 - May 20, 1973)

Setting
Verona, Milan and the Forest

Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Samuel H. Schwartz)
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; Assistant to Theoni V. Aldredge: Nancy Adzima; Assistant Designer: John Kasarda
General Manager: Eugene Wolsk and Emanuel Azenberg; Company Manager: Michael Brandman
Production Stage Manager: R. Derek Swire; Stage Manager: D. W. Koehler; Assistant Stage Mgr: Anthony Neely; 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; Copyist: Irving Raymond, Mathilde Pincus and Al Miller
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; Assistant to the Director: Nora Dunfee; Dance Captain: Edward Henkel; Chorus Captain: Kenneth Lowry
Silvia
Nov 13, 1971 - Nov 26, 1972
Julia
Valentine
Nov 13, 1971 - Nov 26, 1972
Proteus
Nov 13, 1971 - Oct 22, 1972
Launce
Lucetta
Eglamour
Duke of Milan
Nov 13, 1971 - Apr 02, 1972
Thurio
 
Vissi D'Amore
Speed
 
Tavern Host
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Stockard Channing
Broadway debut
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Vissi D'Amore
 
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Milkmaid
 
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
 
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
 
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
 
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
 
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Crab
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Understudies: Stockard Channing (Lucetta), Jeff Goldblum (Eglamour), Don Jay (Duke of Milan) and Signa Joy (Silvia)

St. James Theatre (Dec 01, 1971 - May 20, 1973)

Conducted by LeRoy Glover; Associate Conductor: Kirk Nurock

Cast

Proteus
Oct 24, 1972 - Nov 26, 1972
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Lucetta
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Julia
Was replaced in previews
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Valentine
Apr 10, 1973 - May 20, 1973
 
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Duke of Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Valentine
Mar 20, 1973 - Apr 08, 1973
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Proteus
Nov 28, 1972 - May 20, 1973
 
 
Citizen of Verona and Milan
 
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
Duke of Milan
Apr 04, 1972 - ?
Citizen of Verona and Milan
 
Member of Quartet
Black Passion
Silvia
Nov 28, 1972 - ?
Citizen of Verona and Milan
Valentine
Nov 28, 1972 - Mar 18, 1973
Standby: Hattie Winston (Silvia)
Understudies: Charles Abbott (Thurio), Stockard Channing (Julia), Rafael de Guzman (Proteus, Speed), Sheila Gibbs (Lucetta), Dorian Harewood (Valentine), Don Jay (Speed), Phil Leeds (Launce, Antonio, Tavern Host), Carol Jean Lewis (Lucetta), John McCurry (Duke of Milan), Taro Meyer (Julia, Lucetta) and Joe Morton (Valentine)
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

Tony Award®

Best Musical

Best Book of a Musical

1972 Winner
Book adapted by John Guare and Mel Shapiro
 

Best Original Score

1972 Nominee
Music by Galt MacDermot
Lyrics by John Guare
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1972 Nominee
Clifton Davis and Raul Julia
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1972 Nominee
Jonelle Allen
 

Best Costume Design

1972 Nominee
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Choreography

1972 Nominee
Choreographed by Jean Erdman
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1972 Nominee
Directed by Mel Shapiro

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Book

1972 Winner
Book adapted by John Guare and Mel Shapiro

Outstanding Choreography

1972 Winner
Choreographed by Jean Erdman

Outstanding Lyrics

1972 Winner
Lyrics by John Guare

Outstanding Music

1972 Winner
Music by Galt MacDermot

Outstanding Costume Design

1972 Winner
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge

Outstanding Performance

1972 Winner
Raul Julia and Jonelle Allen

Outstanding Director

1972 Winner
Directed by Mel Shapiro

Theatre World

Award

1972 Recipient
Jonelle Allen
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