Cort Theatre, (4/18/2000 - 6/04/2000)

First Preview: Apr 01, 2000
Opening Date: Apr 18, 2000
Closing Date: Jun 04, 2000
Total Previews: 15
Total Performances: 56

Category: Play, Fantasy, Play with music, Puppets, Original, Broadway
Setting: City of Monterotondo, Serpentina's garden, the Ogre's mountain lair, other suitably fabulous places

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)

Produced by Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Artistic Director), Nina Lannan and OSTAR Enterprises

Originally produced at The New Victory Theatre in March, 1996 by Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Artistic Director); Subsequently presented at LaJolla Playhouse (Michael Greif, Artistic Director; Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director)

Book by Carlo Gozzi; Translated by Albert Bermel and Ted Emery; Music by Elliot Goldenthal; "Oh Foolish Heart" lyrics by David Suehsdorf; Musical Director: Rick Martinez; Additional text by Eric Overmyer

Directed by Julie Taymor; Musical Staging by Daniel Ezralow; Assistant Director: Kamyar Atabai

Scenic Design by Christine Jones; Costume Design by Constance Hoffman; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Mask Design by Julie Taymor; Puppet Design by Julie Taymor; Sound Design by Jon Weston; Wig Design by Steven W. Bryant; Make-Up Design by Steven W. Bryant; Projection Design by Elaine J. McCarthy; Associate Scenic Design: Todd Potter; Associate Costume Design: Marion Williams; Associate Lighting Design: Traci Klainer

General Manager: Nina Lannan & Associates and Devin M. Keudell; Associate Co. Mgr: Maggie Edelman

Production Manager: Arthur Siccardi; Production Stage Manager: Kristen Harris; Stage Manager: Amanda Sloan

Percussion: Bill Ruyle; Violin: Antoine Silverman; Woodwinds/Keyboard: Bruce Williamson

Flying Designer: Paul Rubin

Casting: Deborah Brown; Press Representative: The Publicity Office; Marketing: The Walton Group; Vocal Director: Joseph Church; Dance Captain: Tricia Paoluccio

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Opening Night Cast

Ken BarnettServant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Reg E. CatheyBrighella
Didi ConnSmeraldina
Ned EisenbergTruffaldino
Ramón FlowersDancing Water
Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Edward HibbertTartagliona
Lee LewisPompea
Katie MacNicholBarbarina
Sarah Jane NelsonSinging Apple
Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Kristine NielsenNinetta
Meredith PattersonSinging Apple
Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Sebastian RochéRenzo
Sophia SalgueroSinging Apple Soloist
Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Derek SmithTartaglia
Bruce TurkThe Green Bird
Erico VillanuevaDancing Water Soloist
Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Andrew WeemsPantalone
Voice of Calmon

Understudies: Ken Barnett (Renzo, The Green Bird), Bill Cohen (Pantalone, Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer, Truffaldino), Ramón Flowers (Dancing Water Soloist), Jan Leslie Harding (Ninetta, Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer, Singing Apple, Smeraldina), Reggie Montgomery (Brighella, Tartaglia, Tartagliona), Sarah Jane Nelson (Singing Apple Soloist), Tricia Paoluccio (Barbarina, Pompea, Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer, Singing Apple) and Meredith Patterson (Barbarina, Pompea)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2000 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Derek Smith

 2000 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

Constance Hoffman


ACT 1 Sung By
Truffaldino's Sausage Shop
O Greedy People (The Apples That Sing)
(lyrics by Carlo Gozzi and Albert Bermel)
Singing Apples
Tartaglia's Lament
(lyrics by Carlo Gozzi and Albert Bermel)
The Bickering
(lyrics by Carlo Gozzi and Albert Bermel)
Calmon, King Of Statues
(lyrics by Carlo Gozzi and Albert Bermel)
Joy to the King
(lyrics by Carlo Gozzi and Albert Bermel)
Singing Apple Soloist
Ninetta's Hope
(lyrics by Carlo Gozzi and Albert Bermel)
Renzo and Pompea Duet
(lyrics by Albert Bermel)
Renzo and Pompea
Barbarina's Lament
(lyrics by Albert Bermel)
The Waters That Dance
(lyrics by Albert Bermel)
Under Bustle Funk
(lyrics by Albert Bermel)
Serpentina's Garden
(lyrics by Albert Bermel)
Green Bird Desert
(lyrics by Albert Bermel)
The Magic Feather
(lyrics by Albert Bermel)
The King's Lament (violin solo)
(lyrics by Albert Bermel)
Accordions and Palace Rhumba
(lyrics by Albert Bermel)
ACT 2 Sung By
Prologue (Radio Waves)
(lyrics by Albert Bermel)
Acids and Alkalis
(lyrics by Albert Bermel)
Apple Aria (instrumental)
(lyrics by Albert Bermel)
Oh Foolish Heart (Finale)
(lyrics by David Suehsdorf)
Full Company

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Cort Theatre

(4/18/2000 - 6/4/2000)
Associate Co. Mgr: Maggie Edelman.

Assistant Stage Mgr: Jennifer Marik.

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