New Amsterdam Theatre, (9/23/2002 - 9/23/2002)

Opening Date: Sep 23, 2002
Closing Date: Sep 23, 2002
Total Performances: 1

Category: Special, Benefit, Concert, Revival, Broadway
Description: Based on incidents in the life of Fanny Brice.
Setting: Shortly before and after World War I. Various theatres on New York's lower East Side, in Baltimore, and on Long Island.
Comments: The Second Annual Benefit Concert for The Actors' Fund.

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by The Actors' Fund of America; Artistic Producer: Seth Rudetsky; Coordinating Producer: Andrew Kato; Presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.; Associate Producer: Tim Pinckney

Produced for the Broadway stage by Ray Stark; Original Production Directed by Garson Kanin

Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Bob Merrill; Book by Isobel Lennart; From an original story by Isobel Lennart; Concert Adaptation: Tim Pinckney; Musical Director: Seth Rudetsky; New orchestrations by Ryan Shore; Orchestrations based on originals by Ralph Burns; Orchestrations for "Sleep Now, Baby Bunting": Larry Blank

Directed by Peter Flynn; Choreographed by Devanand N. Janki and Robert Tatad

Make-up Consultant: MAC Cosmetics; Scenic Design by Rob Bissinger; Lighting Design by Martin Vreeland; Sound Design by Cynthia J. Hawkins; Costume Design by Jeff Johnson Doherty; Floral Design: Van Vliet & Trap

Executive Producer: Catherine Cooke

Production Stage Manager: Lisa Iacucci; Stage Manager: Narda Alcorn, Larry Baker, Thomas Borchard, Marci Glotzer, Nevin Hedley, Maribeth Hunter, Kenneth McGee, Karen Munkel, Kristin Newhouse and Kimberly Russell

Music Contractor: Charles Gordon

Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.

New York Production Supervised by Jerome Robbins; Set provided by Showman Fabricators

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Opening Night Cast

Carolee Carmello
"The Music That Makes Me Dance"
Fanny Brice
Kristin Chenoweth
"His Love Makes Me Beautiful"
Fanny Brice
Sutton Foster
"I'm the Greatest Star"
Fanny Brice
Ana Gasteyer
"You Are Woman, I Am Man"
Fanny Brice
Whoopi GoldbergFanny Brice
Spencer KaydenFanny Brice
Jane Krakowski
"Sadie, Sadie"
Fanny Brice
Judy Kuhn
"Who Are You Now?"
Fanny Brice
"I Want To Be Seen With You Tonight"; "Nicky Arnstein #2"
Fanny Brice
Ricki Lake
"Nicky Arnstein #1"
Fanny Brice
Andrea Martin
"Funny Girl"
Fanny Brice
Idina Menzel
"Cornet Man"
Fanny Brice
Julia Murney
Fanny Brice
Bebe Neuwirth
"Rat Tat Tat"
Fanny Brice
Alice PlaytenFanny Brice
Lillias White
"Don't Rain On My Parade"
Fanny Brice
Kaye BallardMrs. Brice
Marcia Lewis BryanMrs. Strakosh
Len CariouFlorenz Ziegfeld Jr.
Peter GallagherNick Arnstein
John SchererEddie Ryan
Liz SmithIntroduction
John Paul AlmonAn Actor
Farah AlvinEnsemble
Gary BeachTom Keeney
Mary BirdsongEnsemble
John BoltonJohn
stage manager
Steven BrinbergThe Autumn Bride
Bill BurnsEnsemble
Robin Byrd"Henry Street" Featured Singer
Paul CastreeDelivery Boy
Kate Coffman-LloydEnsemble
Jason DanieleyZiegfeld Tenor
EdieThe Spring Bride
Robert FowlerEnsemble
Laurie GamacheKeeney Girl
Deidre GoodwinKeeney Girl
Peter GregusEnsemble
Jamie HarrisEnsemble
Sam Harris"Henry Street" Featured Singer
Stacey Todd HoltEnsemble
MaryAnn HuEnsemble
Naomi KakukOne of Two Stunning Showgirls
Damian KeenanEnsemble
Richard KindMr. Renaldi
Adriane LenoxEmma
Sara LepereKeeney Girl
David McKeownEnsemble
Varla Jean MermanThe Winter Bride
Stephanie Mills"Henry Street" Featured Singer
Brad MusgroveEnsemble
Brad OscarPaul
Christine PediMrs. Meeker
Jessica PerizzoEnsemble
Michelle PotterfKeeney Girl
Trisha RapierEnsemble
Jermaine R. RembertEnsemble
Rusty ReynoldsSnub Taylor
The RockettesEnsemble
Ric RyderEnsemble
Jenny SandlerOne of Two Stunning Showgirls
Michael SerapigliaEnsemble
Debra Denys SmithEnsemble
Alan SouzaEnsemble
Eileen TepperEnsemble
Michael Benjamin WashingtonThe Summer Bride
Gay WillisEnsemble
Kristine ZbornikMrs. O'Malley


music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Bob Merrill

ACT 1 Sung By
If a Girl Isn't PrettyMrs. Strakosh, Mrs. Brice, Eddie Ryan and People
I'm the Greatest StarFanny Brice
Cornet ManFanny Brice, Snub Taylor and Keeney Chorus
Who Taught Her Everything?Mrs. Brice and Eddie Ryan
His Love Makes Me BeautifulZiegfeld Tenor, Ziegfeld Girls and Fanny Brice
I Want to Be Seen With You TonightNick Arnstein and Fanny Brice
Henry StreetHenry Street Neighbors
PeopleFanny Brice
You Are WomanNick Arnstein and Fanny Brice
Don't Rain on My ParadeFanny Brice
ACT 2 Sung By
Sadie, SadieFanny Brice and Friends
Find Yourself a ManMrs. Strakosh, Mrs. Brice and Eddie Ryan
Rat-Tat-Tat-TatZiegfeld Company and Fanny Brice
Who Are You Now?Fanny Brice
The Music That Makes Me DanceFanny Brice
Don't Rain on My Parade (Reprise) Fanny Brice
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