MusicalFantasyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Jul 10, 2007
Closing Date
Sep 28, 2008
1st Preview
May 23, 2007
1st Preview
May 23, 2007
Previews
49
Performances
512
MusicalFantasyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Helen Hayes Theatre
(Jul 10, 2007 - Sep 28, 2008)

Setting
Los Angeles and Mount Olympus in 1980

Theatre Owned / Operated by Martin Markinson and Donald Tick
Book by Douglas Carter Beane; Music by John Farrar and Jeff Lynne; Lyrics by John Farrar and Jeff Lynne; Based on the Universal Pictures Film Screenplay by Richard Danus and Marc Rubel; Music arranged by Eric Stern; Musical Director: Eric Stern; Associate Musical Dir.: Karl Mansfield
Directed by Christopher Ashley; Choreographed by Dan Knechtges; Associate Director: Dana Iris Harrel; Associate Choreographer: DJ Gray; Assistant Choreographer: Allison Bibicoff
Scenic Design by David Gallo; Costume Design by David Zinn; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by Carl Casella and T. Richard Fitzgerald; Projection Design by Zachary Borovay; Hair and Wig Design by Charles G. LaPointe; Makeup and Wig Design by Jon Carter; Associate Scenic Design: Frank McCullough; Associate Costume Design: Amelia Dombrowski and Sarah Laux; Associate Lighting Design: Ryan O'Gara; Associate Sound Design: David Bullard; Associate Projection Design: Austin Switser; Assistant Lighting Design: Bradley King; Automated Lights Programmer: Hillary Knox
General Manager: Laura Heller; Company Manager: Jolie Gabler
Technical Supervisor: Juniper Street Productions; Production Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi; Stage Manager: John M. Atherlay; Assistant Stage Mgr: Peter Samuel
Conducted by Eric Stern; Associate Conductor: Karl Mansfield; Synths: Karl Mansfield and Eric Stern; Guitar: Chris Biesterfeldt; Drums: Eric Halvorson; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Music Copying: Kaye-Houston Music; Synthesizer Programmer: Karl Mansfield
Casting: Cindy Tolan; Press Representative: Blue Current Public Relations and Pete Sanders; Marketing: HHC Marketing; Advertising: Jon Bierman, Sasha DeFazio and The Eliran Murphy Group, Ltd.; Dance Captain: Marty Thomas; Casting Associate: Adam Caldwell; Skating Coach/Dance Assistant/Specialty Skater: David Tankersley; Associate to Mr. Ahrens: Eric Sanders
Clio/Kira
Cheyenne Jackson
Replaced James Carpinello in previews
Sonny
Jun 21, 2007 - Jun 29, 2008
Danny Maguire, Zeus
Calliope, Aphrodite
May 23, 2007 - Jul 27, 2008
Melpomene, Medusa
Thalia, Siren, Young Danny, '80s Singer, Cyclops
May 23, 2007 - Apr 13, 2008
Euterpe, Siren, '40s Singer, Thetis
May 23, 2007 - Nov 26, 2007
Erato, Siren, '40s Singer, Eros, Hera
Featured Skater #2
Featured Skater
Terpsicore, Siren, '80s Singer, Hermes, Centaur
Understudies: Annie Golden (Melpomene, Medusa, Calliope, Aphrodite), Curtis Holbrook (Sonny), Anika Larsen (Clio/Kira, Melpomene, Medusa, Calliope, Aphrodite), Kenita R. Miller (Clio/Kira), Patti Murin (Clio/Kira), Peter Samuel (Danny Maguire, Zeus) and Andre Ward (Sonny, Calliope, Aphrodite, Melpomene, Medusa)

Helen Hayes Theatre (Jul 10, 2007 - Sep 28, 2008)

Produced by Cari Smulyan; Associate Producer: Udanax LLC
Guitar Chris Delis
Dance Captain: Patti Murin

Cast

James Carpinello
Injured during a rehearsal while in previews
Sonny
May 23, 2007 - Jun 10, 2007
Was replaced in previews
Sonny
Jul 29, 2008 - Sep 28, 2008
Calliope, Aphrodite
Sep 09, 2008 - Sep 28, 2008
Erato, Siren, '40s Singer, Eros, Hera
Jul 30, 2007 - Sep 10, 2007
Thalia, Siren, Young Danny, '80s Singer, Cyclops
Calliope, Aphrodite
Jul 29, 2008 - Sep 07, 2008
Curtis Holbrook
Steps into the role of Sonny while Cheyenne Jackson takes July leave to perform with City Center Encores!.
Sonny
Jul 01, 2008 - Jul 27, 2008
Thalia, Siren, Young Danny, '80s Singer, Cyclops
Apr 15, 2008 - ?
Euterpe, Siren, '40s Singer, Thetis
Nov 27, 2007 - ?
Andre Ward
Performed the role after James Carpinello's injury while Cheyenne Jackson was in rehearsal
Sonny
Jun 12, 2007 - Jun 19, 2007
Featured Skater
Aug 13, 2007 - Nov 05, 2007
Understudies: Shannon Antalan (Clio/Kira), Jesse J.P. Johnson (Sonny), Kate Loprest (Clio/Kira), Kyle Dean Massey (Sonny), Stuart Morland (Danny Maguire, Zeus), Patti Murin (Calliope, Aphrodite, Clio/Kira, Melpomene, Medusa), Ken Nelson (Danny Maguire, Zeus) and Ryan Watkinson (Calliope, Aphrodite)
music by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar; lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
I'm Alive
Muses and Clio/Kira
Magic
Sonny, Kira and Muses
Evil Woman
Melpomene, Calliope, and Sirens
Suddenly
Sonny and Kira
Whenever You're Away From Me
Danny Maguire, Kira, and Young Danny
Dancin'
'40s and '80s Singers, Kira, Sonny, and Danny
Strange Magic
Sonny and Kira, Melpomene, Calliope, and Eros
All Over the World
Full Company
Don't Walk Away
Sonny, Kira and Muses
Fool
Kira, Melpomene, and Calliope
The Fall
Sonny and Muses
Suspended in Time
Kira and Sonny
Have You Never Been Mellow?
Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Thetis, Cyclops, Medusa and Centaur
Xanadu
Full Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

 

Best Book of a Musical

2008 Nominee
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
 

Best Actress in a Musical

2008 Nominee
Kerry Butler
 

Best Choreography

2008 Nominee
Choreographed by Dan Knechtges

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Musical

Outstanding Book of a Musical

2008 Winner
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

2008 Nominee
Cheyenne Jackson
 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

2008 Nominee
Mary Testa
 

Outstanding Choreography

2008 Nominee
Choreographed by Dan Knechtges
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

2008 Nominee
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Season:
Week Ending Gross % Gross Pot. Attendance % Capacity # Previews # Perf.
Statistics supplied are courtesy of The Broadway League.
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