St. James Theatre, (12/09/1999 - 1/14/2001)

First Preview: Nov 02, 1999
Opening Date: Dec 09, 1999
Closing Date: Jan 14, 2001
Total Previews: 43
Total Performances: 461

Category: Musical, Dance, Revue, Original, Broadway
Description: A dance revue in two acts

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)

Produced by Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Steven Baruch, Thomas Viertel, Lorie Cowen Levy, Stanley Shopkorn and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director); Produced in association with BB Promotion, Dede Harris, Jeslo Productions, Libby Adler Mages, Mari Glick, Douglas L. Meyer, James D. Stern, PACE Theatrical Group, Inc. and SFX Entertainment, Inc.; Associate Producer: TV Asahi, Hankyu Group, Mars Theatrical Productions and Judith Marinoff

Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Musical Director: Jonathan Smith; Music arranged by Everett Bradley, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jon C. Cowherd, Yaron Gershovsky, Ian Herman, Casey MacGill, Michael Rafter, Jonathan Smith and Jeanine Tesori

Conceived by Paul Kelly; Directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett; Choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett; Production supervised by Jerry Zaks; Associate Choreographer and Lindy Specialist: Ryan Francois; Associate Choreographer: Scott Fowler and Rod McCune

Scenic Design by Thomas Lynch; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Associate Costume Design: Jennifer Arnold and Christine Field; Associate Sound Design: Janet Smith; Associate Lighting Design: Martin Vreeland

General Manager: Richard Frankel Productions and Joe Watson; Company Manager: Kim Sellon

Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Production Stage Manager: Karen Armstrong; Stage Manager: Tripp Phillips; Technical Supervisor: Tech Production Services, Inc., Elliot Bertoni and Eric Hansen

Musical Supervisor: Michael Rafter; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Band: The Gotham City Gates; Conducted by Jonathan Smith; Associate Conductor: Douglas Oberhamer; Piano/Keyboard: Jonathan Smith; Guitars: Dan Hovey; Bass: Conrad Korsch; Drums/Percussion: Scott Neumann; Woodwinds: Matt Hong; Trumpet: Douglas Oberhamer; Trombone: Steve Armour

Aerial Flying by Antigravity, Inc.

Casting: Carol Hanzel & Associates; West Coast Casting Director: Pamela Cooper; Casting Consultant: Johnson-Liff Associates; Press Representative: Helene Davis Publicity; Dance Captain: Rod McCune; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Marketing: TMG Marketing & Publicity and The Walton Group; Promotions: Keith Hurd

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Opening Night Cast

Laureen BaldoviPerformer
Laura BenantiPerformer
Kristine BendulPerformer
Carol BentleyPerformer
Everett BradleyPerformer
Ann Hampton CallawayPerformer
Caitlin CarterPerformer
Geralyn Del CorsoPerformer
Desirée DuartePerformer
Beverly DurandPerformer
Erin EastPerformer
Scott FowlerPerformer
Ryan FrancoisPerformer
Kevin Michael GaudinPerformer
Edgar GodineauxPerformer
Aldrin GonzalezPerformer
Michael GruberPerformer
Janine LaMannaPerformer
Keith LaMelle ThomasPerformer
Casey MacGillPerformer
Rod McCunePerformer
J. C. MontgomeryPerformer
Arte PhillipsPerformer
Robert RoystonPerformer
Carlos Sierra-LópezPerformer
Jenny ThomasPerformer
Maria TorresPerformer

Swings: Kristine Bendul, Desirée Duarte, Erin East, Kevin Michael Gaudin and Rod McCune

Standby: Janine LaManna (Performer), J. C. Montgomery (Performer) and Arte Phillips (Performer)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2000 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Steven Baruch, Thomas Viertel, Lorie Cowen Levy, Stanley Shopkorn and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director); Produced in association with BB Promotion, Dede Harris, Jeslo Productions, Libby Adler Mages, Mari Glick, Douglas L. Meyer, James D. Stern, PACE Theatrical Group, Inc. and SFX Entertainment, Inc.

 2000 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Laura Benanti

 2000 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Ann Hampton Callaway

 2000 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Lynne Taylor-Corbett

 2000 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Lynne Taylor-Corbett

 2000 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 

Harold Wheeler

Drama Desk Award

 2000 Outstanding New Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Steven Baruch, Thomas Viertel, Lorie Cowen Levy, Stanley Shopkorn and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director); Produced in association with BB Promotion, Dede Harris, Jeslo Productions, Libby Adler Mages, Mari Glick, Douglas L. Meyer, James D. Stern, PACE Theatrical Group, Inc. and SFX Entertainment, Inc.

 2000 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 

Lynne Taylor-Corbett

 2000 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee] 

Harold Wheeler

Theatre World

winner 2000 Award [recipient] 

Everett Bradley

winner 2000 Award [recipient] 

Ann Hampton Callaway

Songs



ACT 1
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
(music by Duke Ellington; lyrics by Irving Mills )
Airmail Special
(music by Benny Goodman, James R. Mundy and Charles Christian; lyrics by Irving Mills )
Jersey Bounce
(music by Duke Ellington, B. Feyhe, E. Johnson, T. Bradshaw and B. Plater; lyrics by Irving Mills )
Opus One
(music by Don George, Johnny Hodges and Harry James; lyrics by Irving Mills )
Jumpin at the Woodside
(music by Count Basie; lyrics by Irving Mills )
Bounce Me, Brother (with a Solid Four) (from BUCK PRIVATES film)
(music by Don Raye and Hughie Prince; lyrics by Don Raye and Hughie Prince )
Two and Four
(music by Ann Hampton Callaway; lyrics by Don Raye and Hughie Prince )
Hit Me with a Hot Note and Watch Me Bounce
(music by Duke Ellington; lyrics by Don George )
Rhythm
(music by Casey MacGill; lyrics by Don George )
Throw That Girl Around
(music by Everett Bradley, Ilene Reid and Michael Heitzman; lyrics by Everett Bradley, Ilene Reid and Michael Heitzman )
Show Me What You Got
(music by Jonathan Smith and Everett Bradley; lyrics by Everett Bradley, Ilene Reid and Michael Heitzman )
Bli-Blip (from JUMP FOR JOY)
(music by Duke Ellington; lyrics by Sid Kuller )
Billy-A-Dick
(music by Hoagy Carmichael; lyrics by Paul Francis Webster and Seán Martin Hingston )
Harlem Nocturne
(music by Earl Hagen and Dick Rogers; lyrics by Paul Francis Webster and Seán Martin Hingston )
Kitchen Mechanics' Night Out
(music by Jonathan Smith, Paul Kelly, Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Casey MacGill; lyrics by Jonathan Smith, Paul Kelly, Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Casey MacGill )
Shout and Feel It
(music by Count Basie; lyrics by Jonathan Smith, Paul Kelly, Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Casey MacGill )
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B) (from BUCK PRIVATES film)
(music by Don Raye and Hughie Prince; lyrics by Don Raye and Hughie Prince )
G.I. Jive
(music by Johnny Mercer; lyrics by Johnny Mercer )
A String of Pearls
(music by Jerry Gray; lyrics by Eddie de Lange )
I Got a Gal in Kalamazoo
(music by Harry Warren; lyrics by Mack Gordon )
Candy
(music by Mack David, Joan Whitney and Alex J. Kramer; lyrics by Mack David, Joan Whitney and Alex J. Kramer )
I'm Gonna Love You Tonight
(music by Casey MacGill; lyrics by Jack Murphy )
I'll Be Seeing You (from RIGHT THIS WAY)
(music by Sammy Fain; lyrics by Irving Kahal )
In the Mood
(music by Joe Garland; lyrics by Andy Razaf )
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
(music by Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept and Charlie Tobias; lyrics by Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept and Charlie Tobias )
ACT 2
Swing, Brother, Swing
(music by Walter Bishop, Lewis Raymond and Clarence Williams; lyrics by Walter Bishop, Lewis Raymond and Clarence Williams )
Caravan
(music by Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington; lyrics by Irving Mills )
Dancers in Love
(music by Duke Ellington; lyrics by Irving Mills )
Cry Me a River
(music by Arthur Hamilton; lyrics by Arthur Hamilton )
Blues in the Night
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Johnny Mercer )
Take Me Back to Tulsa/Stay a Little Longer
(music by Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan; lyrics by Johnny Mercer )
Boogie Woogie Country
(music by Jack Murphy and Jonathan Smith; lyrics by Johnny Mercer )
All of Me
(music by Gerald Marks; lyrics by Seymour Simons )
I Won't Dance (from ROBERTA, film)
(music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Ann Hampton Callaway )
Bill's Bounce
(music by Bill Elliott; lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Ann Hampton Callaway )
Stompin' at the Savoy
(music by Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson and Chick Webb; lyrics by Ann Hampton Callaway and Andy Razaf )
Swing, Brother, Swing (Reprise)
(music by Walter Bishop, Lewis Raymond and Clarence Williams; lyrics by Walter Bishop, Lewis Raymond and Clarence Williams )
Sing, Sing, Sing
(music by Louis Prima, Andy Razaf and Leon Berry; lyrics by Louis Prima, Andy Razaf and Leon Berry )
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Reprise)
(music by Duke Ellington; lyrics by Irving Mills )

Replacement/Transfer Info


The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.


St. James Theatre

(12/9/1999 - 1/14/2001)
Assistant Stage Mgr: Adam John Hunter.

Cast

Quinn M. Bass
Performer
Jeb Bounds
Broadway debut
Performer
Erik Robison
Broadway debut
Performer
Jennifer Shrader
Performer
Sylvia Skylar
Broadway debut
Performer
Dana Solimando
Performer


Swings: Mark Arvin, Stacia Fernandez Standby for Ms. Benanti and Ms. Callway, Rachel Lafer, Lorin Latarro, Holly Raye, Jermaine R. Rembert Broadway debut, Jonathan Stahl, Derrick Williams Broadway debut.


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