Ambassador Theatre, (3/11/2001 - 6/10/2001)

First Preview: Feb 14, 2001
Opening Date: Mar 11, 2001
Closing Date: Jun 10, 2001
Total Previews: 30
Total Performances: 105

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The stage of the Shubert Theatre, New York and other locations.

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 Marty Bell, Chase Mishkin and Arielle Tepper; Associate Producer: Robyn Goodman, Tokyo Broadcasting System Intl., Inc. and Kumiko Yoshii

Originally opened on November 9, 2000 at the Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer); Developed by Musical Theatre Works, Inc.

Music by Edward Kleban; Lyrics by Edward Kleban; Book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price; Music orchestrated by Larry Hochman; Musical Director: David Loud; Additional arrangments by David Loud; Incidental music by Todd Ellison; Additional lyrics for "Light on My Feet" by Brian Stein; Additional lyrics for "Paris Through The Window" by Glenn Slater

Directed by Lonny Price; Choreographed by Marguerite Derricks; Associate Director: Stafford Arima

Scenic Design by James Noone; Costume Design by Carrie Robbins; Lighting Design by Kevin Adams; Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners and Nevin Steinberg; Associate Sound Design: Geoff Zink

General Manager: Donald Frantz; Executive Producer: East Egg Entertainment (Marty Bell: President; Michael Fuchs: Chairman); Company Manager: Richard Biederman

Production Stage Manager: Jeffrey M. Markowitz; Technical Director: David Benken; Stage Manager: Heather Fields

Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by David Loud; Associate Conductor: Dan Riddle; Keyboards: David Loud and Dan Riddle; Woodwind: Eddie Salkin and William Sneddon; Trumpet: Hollis Burridge and Matthew Peterson; Drums: Peter Grant; Bass: Ray Kilday

Casting: Jay Binder; Press Representative: Richard Kornberg & Associates; Dance Captain: Jamie Chandler-Torns; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Marketing: The Marketing Group

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Opening Night Cast

Lonny PriceEd
Randy GraffSophie
Nancy Anderson
Broadway debut
(Feb 14, 2001 - Jun 03, 2001)
Jeff BlumenkrantzCharley et al.
Donna BullockLucy
David HibbardBobby et al.
Patrick QuinnLehman
Sara RamirezFelicia

Standby: Danny Burstein (Ed, Lehman), Jamie Chandler-Torns (Mona), Jonathan Hadley (Bobby et al., Charley et al., Lehman) and Ann Van Cleave (Felicia, Lucy, Sophie)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2001 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Marty Bell, Chase Mishkin and Arielle Tepper

 2001 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price

 2001 Best Original Score [nominee] 

Lyrics by Edward Kleban; Music by Edward Kleban

 2001 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Randy Graff

 2001 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 

Larry Hochman

Drama Desk Award

 2001 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Randy Graff

 2001 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee] 

Lyrics by Edward Kleban

 2001 Outstanding Music [nominee] 

Music by Edward Kleban


music by Edward Kleban; lyrics by Edward Kleban
(Unless otherwise noted)

Light on My Feet
(lyrics by Edward Kleban and Brian Stein)
Ed and Company
The Fountain in the GardenCompany
One More Beautiful SongEd and Sophie
Fridays at FourCompany
Bobby's SongBobby
Charm SongLehman and Company
Paris Through The Window
(lyrics by Edward Kleban and Glenn Slater)
Ed, Bobby and Charley
Under Separate CoverSophie, Lucy and Ed
Don't Do It AgainFelicia and Ed
Gauguin's ShoesEd and Company
Don't Do It Again (Reprise) Lehman
Follow Your StarSophie and Ed
BetterEd and Company
Scintillating SophieEd
The Next Best Thing To LoveSophie
Broadway Boogie WoogieLucy
Better (Reprise) Ed and Company
I Choose YouEd and Lucy
The NightmareEd
Say Something FunnyCompany
I Won't Be ThereEd
Self PortraitEd
Self Portrait (Reprise) Company

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Ambassador Theatre

(3/11/2001 - 6/10/2001)


Michele Ragusa
Mona (Jun 5, 2001 - Jun 10, 2001)

Standbys: Adam Heller Went on as Ed when Lonny Price was hospitalized and Danny Burstein had a broken leg (Ed).

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