Virginia Theatre, (10/17/2002 - 3/16/2003)

First Preview: Sep 23, 2002
Opening Date: Oct 17, 2002
Closing Date: Mar 16, 2003
Total Previews: 25
Total Performances: 169

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: San Francisco's Chinatown. 1960.

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 Benjamin Mordecai, Michael A. Jenkins, Waxman / Williams Entertainment, Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director; Charles Dillingham, Managing Director), Robert G. Bartner, Robert Dragotta, Temple Gill, Marcia Roberts, Kelpie Arts, Stephanie McClelland, Judith Resnick and Dramatic Forces (Dori Berinstein, Jennifer Manocherian, Barrie Loeks, Jim Loeks); Produced by arrangement with The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization; Produced in association with Lexington Entertainment Group and The Singapore Repertory Theater; Associate Producer: Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc., Brian Brolly, Alice Chebba Walsh and Ernest De Leon Escaler

Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by David Henry Hwang; Based on the original book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joseph A. Fields; Based on the novel by C. Y. Lee; Music orchestrated by Don Sebesky; Musical Director: David Chase; Vocal and dance arrangements by David Chase

Directed by Robert Longbottom; Choreographed by Robert Longbottom; Associate Director: Tom Kosis; Associate Choreographer: Darlene Wilson

Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Gregg Barnes; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners and Nevin Steinberg; Hair Design by David Brian Brown; Make-Up Design by Randy Houston Mercer; Associate Scenic Design: Atkin Pace; Associate Costume Design: Scott Traugott

General Manager: Nina Lannan & Associates and Maggie Edelman; Company Manager: David Calhoun; Associate Co. Mgr: Rachel M. Tischler

Production Stage Manager: Perry Cline; Stage Manager: Rebecca C. Monroe; Technical Supervisor: Arthur P. Siccardi

Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Music adapted by David Chase; Associate Conductor: David Evans; Music Preparation: Miller Music Services; Conducted by David Chase; Flutes/Bamboo Flutes/Dizi: Janet A. Axelrod; Bass: Lou Bruno; Violin: Claire Chan; Keyboards: David Evans; Drums: Raymond Grappone; Woodwinds: Richard A. Heckman, Ronald Jannelli and Chuck Wilson; Trumpet: Christian Jaudes and Stu Satalof; Percussion: Howard Joines; Horn: Russ Rizner; Cello/Erhu: Clay C. Ruede; Trombone: Jack Schatz; Guitar/Pipa: Andrew Schwartz; Viola/Violin: Julius Rene Wirth; Violin/Mandolin: Mineko Yajima

Chinese Opera Consultant: Jamie H. J. Guan; Casting: Tara Rubin Casting and Amy Lieberman; Dance Captain: Marc Oka; Development Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing Director: Lauren Doll; Marketing Consultant: TMG - The Marketing Group; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Lea SalongaMei-Li
Sandra AllenLinda Low
Alvin IngChin
Randall Duk KimWang
Hoon Lee
Broadway debut
Allen Liu
Broadway debut
Jose LlanaTa
Jodi LongMadam Liang
Rich Ceraulo
Broadway debut
Eric ChanEnsemble
Marcus Choi
Broadway debut
Ma-Anne DionisioEnsemble
Emily HsuEnsemble
Telly Leung
Broadway debut
J. Elaine MarcosEnsemble
Daniel May
Broadway debut
Marc OkaEnsemble
Lainie SakakuraEnsemble
Yuka TakaraEnsemble
Kim VarholaEnsemble
Ericka Yang
Broadway debut

Swings: Susan Ancheta and Robert Tatad

Standby: Raul Aranas (Chin, Wang)

Understudies: Susan Ancheta (Linda Low), Rich Ceraulo (Ta), Eric Chan (Chin), Marcus Choi (Chao), Ma-Anne Dionisio (Mei-Li), Emily Hsu (Linda Low), Hoon Lee (Ta), Telly Leung (Ta), Marc Oka (Harvard), Yuka Takara (Mei-Li) and Kim Varhola (Madam Liang)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2003 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by David Henry Hwang

 2003 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

Gregg Barnes

 2003 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Robert Longbottom


ACT 1 Sung By
A Hundred Million MiraclesMei-Li and Company
I Am Going to Like It HereMei-Li
I Enjoy Being a GirlLinda Low and Company
You Are BeautifulTa and Mei-Li
Grant AvenueMadam Liang and Company
Fan Tan FannieLinda Low and Company
Gliding Through My MemoreeWang and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Chop SueyWang and Company
My Best LoveChin
Don't Marry MeMadam Liang and Wang
Love, Look AwayMei-Li
Like a GodTa
A Hundred Million Miracles (Reprise) Company

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Virginia Theatre

(10/17/2002 - 3/16/2003)

Swings: Bobby Pestka, Sally Wong Broadway debut.

Understudies: Hoon Lee (Wang), Daniel May (Harvard).

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