Music Box Theatre, (10/20/2002 - 11/03/2002)

First Preview: Sep 20, 2002
Opening Date: Oct 20, 2002
Closing Date: Nov 03, 2002
Total Previews: 31
Total Performances: 17

Category: Musical, Romantic Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Paris, shortly after World War II
Comments: Titled "Le Passe Muraille" in Paris; won the 1997 Prix Moliere for Best Musical

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President), Jean Doumanian Productions and USA OSTAR Theatricals

Music by Michel Legrand; French Libretto by Didier van Cauwelaert; English adaptation by Jeremy Sams; Adapted from "Le Passe-Muraille" by Marcel Aymé (Les Editions Gallimard); Musical Director: Todd Ellison; Vocal arrangements by Todd Ellison; Music orchestrated by Michel Legrand

Directed by James Lapine; Choreographed by Jane Comfort

Scenic Design by Scott Pask; Costume Design by Dona Granata; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer; Sound Design by Dan Moses Schreier; Hair and Wig Design by Tom Watson; Associate Scenic Design: Orit Carroll; Associate Costume Design: Brian Russman

General Manager: Niko Associates, Inc. (Manny Kladitis, Founder and President); Company Manager: Tom Senter

Production Stage Manager: Leila Knox; Production Supervisor: O'Donovan & Bradford; Stage Manager: David Sugarman

Conducted by Todd Ellison; Associate Conductor: Antony Geralis; House Music Contractor: Bill Hayes; Music Preparation: Miller Music Services

Illusion design by Jim Steinmeyer; Pianos by Steinway & Sons

Press Representative: Bill Evans & Associates; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; Marketing: The Nancy Richards Group; Shubert Organization Creative Projects Director: D.S. Moynihan; Dance Captain: Christian Borle; Fight direction by Rick Sordelet; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Melissa ErricoIsabelle
Malcolm GetsDusoleil
Lewis ClealeCharles
Prosecutor
John CunninghamPoliceman
Doctor
President of the Tribunal
Christopher Fitzgerald
Broadway debut
Bertrand
Newsvendor
Advocate
Norm LewisPainter
Sarah LitzsingerMadeleine
Nora Mae LyngClaire
Whore
Bill NoltePoliceman
Boss

Understudies: Matthew Bennett (Boss, Charles, Doctor, Policeman, President of the Tribunal, Prosecutor), Christian Borle (Advocate, Bertrand, Dusoleil, Newsvendor, Painter), Jessica Hendy (Claire, Isabelle, Madeleine, Whore) and Sarah Litzsinger (Isabelle)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2003 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President), Jean Doumanian Productions and USA OSTAR Theatricals

 2003 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Libretto by Didier van Cauwelaert; Translated by Jeremy Sams

 2003 Best Original Score [nominee] 

Music by Michel Legrand; Libretto by Didier van Cauwelaert; Translated by Jeremy Sams

 2003 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Malcolm Gets

 2003 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Melissa Errico

Drama Desk Award

 2003 Outstanding New Musical [nominee] 

Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President), Jean Doumanian Productions and USA OSTAR Theatricals

 2003 Outstanding Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Translated by Jeremy Sams; Libretto by Didier van Cauwelaert

 2003 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Malcolm Gets

 2003 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Christopher Fitzgerald

 2003 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee] 

Michel Legrand

 2003 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee] 

Translated by Jeremy Sams; Libretto by Didier van Cauwelaert

 2003 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical [nominee] 

Scott Pask

 2003 Outstanding Music [nominee] 

Music by Michel Legrand

Songs

OvertureCharles
Office LifeClaire
Going Home AloneDusoleil
Other People's StoriesBertrand
Street Vendor's WaltzPainter
Dusoleil Walks Through the WallClaire
DoctorDusoleil
Ordinary Guy
Dusoleil's RevengeClaire
Somebody
Prosecutor's SongIsabelle
Whore's LamentBertrand
Monsieur PassepartoutDusoleil
Special Time of DayPainter
Waiting
Latest News
Dusoleil in JailIsabelle
Painter's SongCharles
Isabelle On Her BalconyDusoleil
TransformationCharles
Advocate's Plea
TrialBertrand
Duet for Dusoleil and IsabelleDusoleil
Whistling Ballet
AmourClaire
Dusoleil Meets the PressPoliceman
SerenadeIsabelle
Ordinary Guy (Reprise) Dusoleil
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