Brooks Atkinson Theatre, (12/10/2000 - 6/10/2001)

First Preview: Nov 09, 2000
Opening Date: Dec 10, 2000
Closing Date: Jun 10, 2001
Total Previews: 36
Total Performances: 209

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: England: Gateshead Hall, Lowood School, Thornfield Hall and the surrounding Yorkshire Moors. 1840s.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; James L. Nederlander: President)

Produced by Annette Niemtzow, Janet Robinson, Pamela Koslow and Margaret McFeely Golden; Produced in association with Jennifer Manocherian and Carolyn Kim McCarthy; Associate Producer: Alison Farquhar

American Premiere of Jane Eyre produced by LaJolla Playhouse (Michael Greif, Artistic Director; Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director)

Book by John Caird; Music by Paul Gordon; Lyrics by Paul Gordon; Additional lyrics by John Caird; Based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë; Musical Director: Steven Tyler; Vocal and incidental music arrangements: Steven Tyler; Music orchestrated by Larry Hochman

Directed by John Caird and Scott Schwartz

Scenic Design by John Napier; Costume Design by Andreane Neofitou; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer; Sound Design by Mark Menard and Tom Clark; Projection Design by John Napier, Lisa Podgur Cuscuna, Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer; Associate Scenic Design: Keith Gonzales

General Manager: Richards / Climan, Inc.; Company Manager: Diana L. Fairbanks

Production Stage Manager: Lori M. Doyle; Stage Manager: Debra A. Acquavella

Conducted by Steven Tyler; Associate Conductor: David Gursky; Music Contractor: Eugene Bianco; Concert Master: Regis Iandiorio; Violin: Rebekah J. Johnson and Mineko Yajima; Cello: Leo Grinhauz; Bass: Mark Vanderpoel; Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo, Soprano Recorder: Helen Campo; Clarinet, Bass Clarinet: John J. Moses; Oboe, English Horn: Brian Greene; French Horn: Jerry W. Peel; Trumpet, Flugelhorn: Thomas Hoyt; Percussion: William Hayes; Keyboard: David Gursky, Antony Geralis and Steven Withers

Computerized scenic effects by SMI

Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates and Tara Rubin; Marketing Consultant: Margery Singer; Press Representative: The Publicity Office; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

James BarbourEdward Fairfax Rochester
Marla SchaffelJane Eyre
Mary StoutMarigold
Mrs. Fairfax
Nell BalabanGrace Poole
Amy Eshton
Andrea BowenAdele
Marje BubrosaThe Gypsy
Stephen R. BuntrockMr. Eshton
St. John Rivers
Elizabeth DeGraziaBlanche Ingram
Bruce DowRobert
Gina FerrallMrs. Reed
Lady Ingram
Bonnie GleicherSchoolgirl
Rita GlynnSchoolgirl
Gina LamparellaLouisa Eshton
Marguerite MacIntyreMiss Scatcherd
Mrs. Dent
Lisa MusserYoung Jane
Bill NolteRichard Mason
Jayne PatersonHelen Burns
Mary Ingram
Don RichardMr. Brocklehurst
Colonel Dent
Lee ZarrettYoung John Reed
Young Lord Ingram

Swings: Sandy Binion, Bradley Dean and Erica Schroeder

Understudies: Nell Balaban (Blanche Ingram), Sandy Binion (Bertha, Grace Poole, Louisa Eshton, Mrs. Fairfax, Mrs. Reed), Stephen R. Buntrock (Edward Fairfax Rochester), Bradley Dean (Edward Fairfax Rochester, Mr. Brocklehurst, Robert), Bruce Dow (Mr. Brocklehurst, Richard Mason), Bonnie Gleicher (Adele, Young Jane, Young John Reed), Rita Glynn (Adele, Young Jane, Young John Reed), Gina Lamparella (Blanche Ingram, Helen Burns, Jane Eyre), Jayne Paterson (Jane Eyre), Don Richard (Richard Mason), Erica Schroeder (Grace Poole, Helen Burns, Louisa Eshton, Mrs. Reed) and Lee Zarrett (Robert)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2001 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Annette Niemtzow, Janet Robinson, Pamela Koslow and Margaret McFeely Golden; Produced in association with Jennifer Manocherian and Carolyn Kim McCarthy

 2001 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by John Caird

 2001 Best Original Score [nominee] 

Additional lyrics by John Caird; Lyrics by Paul Gordon; Music by Paul Gordon

 2001 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Marla Schaffel

 2001 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 

Peggy Eisenhauer

 2001 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 

Jules Fisher

Drama Desk Award

winner 2001 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Marla Schaffel


music by Paul Gordon; lyrics by Paul Gordon

ACT 1 Sung By
The OrphanJane Eyre
Children of GodSchoolgirls, Mr. Brocklehurst, Mrs. Reed, Miss Scatcherd and Ensemble
ForgivenessHelen Burns, Young Jane and Jane Eyre
The GraveyardJane Eyre, Young Jane and Ensemble
Sweet LibertyJane Eyre and Ensemble
Perfectly NiceMrs. Fairfax, Adele and Jane Eyre
As Good As YouEdward Fairfax Rochester
Secret SoulJane Eyre and Edward Fairfax Rochester
The Finer ThingsBlanche Ingram
Oh How You Look In The LightEdward Fairfax Rochester, Blanche Ingram and Ensemble
The PledgeJane Eyre and Edward Fairfax Rochester
SirensEdward Fairfax Rochester, Jane Eyre and Bertha
ACT 2 Sung By
Things Beyond This EarthEnsemble
Painting Her PortraitJane Eyre
In The Light Of The Virgin MorningJane Eyre and Blanche Ingram
The GypsyThe Gypsy
The ProposalJane Eyre and Edward Fairfax Rochester
Slip of a GirlMrs. Fairfax, Jane Eyre, Robert and Adele
The WeddingEnsemble
Wild BoyEdward Fairfax Rochester, Jane Eyre, Bertha and Ensemble
Sirens (Reprise) Jane Eyre and Edward Fairfax Rochester
Farewell Good AngelEdward Fairfax Rochester
Forgiveness (Reprise) Mrs. Reed, Jane Eyre and Ensemble
The Voice Across The MoorsSt. John Rivers, Jane Eyre and Edward Fairfax Rochester
Poor MasterMrs. Fairfax and Jane Eyre
Brave Enough For LoveJane Eyre, Edward Fairfax Rochester and Ensemble

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

(12/10/2000 - 6/10/2001)
Associate Producer: Rebecca J. Wangner.

Associate Director: Jayne Paterson.

Understudies: Nell Balaban (Bertha, Helen Burns, Mrs. Fairfax, Young John Reed), Erica Schroeder (Blanche Ingram).

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