Broadway Theatre, (1/18/1968 - 9/28/1968)

First Preview: Dec 29, 1967
Opening Date: Jan 18, 1968
Closing Date: Sep 28, 1968
Total Previews: 23
Total Performances: 286

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The past. Jacques Bonnard's studio and his home in a small town in Canada.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Produced by David Merrick; Associate Producer: Samuel Liff

Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Book by N. Richard Nash; Based on the play by Samuel Taylor; Based on the book by Robert Fontaine; Musical Director: Oscar Kosarin; Vocal arrangements by Oscar Kosarin; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Dance and incidental music arrangements by Marvin Laird

Directed and filmed by Gower Champion; Choreographed by Gower Champion; Associate Choreographer: Kevin Carlisle

Scenic Design by Peter Wexler; Costume Design by Freddy Wittop; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal

General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Fred Cuneo

Production Manager: Michael Thoma; Production Stage Manager: Bob Bernard; Stage Manager: Jeff Chambers; Film Technical Direction: Barry O. Gordon

Film Sequences created by Christopher Chapman

General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Press Representative: David Powers; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Fred Golden; Dance Captain: Nicole Barth; Casting: Michael Shurtleff

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Opening Night Cast

Robert GouletJacques Bonnard
David WayneGrandpere Bonnard
Jeanne ArnoldSuzanne Bonnard
Charles DurningLouis Bonnard
Julie GreggLaurie Mannon
George S. IrvingPhilippe Bonnard
Mike RupertBibi Bonnard
Ron AbshireDancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Jovanni AnthonyDancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Marc AnthonySinging Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Quinn BairdDancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Andy BewDancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Alan BlightSinging Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Blake BrownDancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
George ConnollySinging Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Leonard CrofootDancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Ron CrofootDancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Tom De MastriSinging Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Wayne DuggerDancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Paul DwyerSinging Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Tammie FillhartSylvie
One of the Six Angels
Kim FreundAnnabelle Bonnard
Scott GandertSinging Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Jacki GarlandLizette
One of the Six Angels
Joe GiamalvaDancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Jeffrey GolkinFoufie
Eric HamiltonSinging Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Gary HamiltonSinging Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Jeffrey HamiltonSinging Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Kevin HamiltonSinging Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Dallas JohannGanache
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Mary Gail LaverenzDorine
One of the Six Angels
Gene LawDancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Mark LonerganSinging Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Mary Ann O'ReillyMonique
One of the Six Angels
Vicki PowersBella
One of the Six Angels
Steve ReinhartDancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Brian ShyerSinging Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Susan SigristGrace
One of the Six Angels
Connie SimmonsNanette Bonnard
Jon SimonsonDancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
June SquibbFelice Bonnard
Michael StearnsDancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Julane StitesGillie Bonnard
Brandy WayneSinging Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Sammy WilliamsSwing Dancer
Teddy WilliamsSinging Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Marc WintersSinging Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School

Standby: John Gabriel (Jacques Bonnard, Philippe Bonnard), Ben Kapen (Grandpere Bonnard, Louis Bonnard) and Iva Withers (Felice Bonnard, Suzanne Bonnard)

Understudies: Leonard Crofoot (Bibi Bonnard) and Vicki Powers (Laurie Mannon)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1968 Best Musical [nominee] 

Book by N. Richard Nash; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Produced by David Merrick

 1968 Best Composer and Lyricist [nominee] 

Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb

winner 1968 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Robert Goulet

 1968 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

David Wayne

 1968 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Mike Rupert

 1968 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Julie Gregg

 1968 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 

Peter Wexler

 1968 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

Freddy Wittop

winner 1968 Best Choreography [winner] 

Gower Champion

winner 1968 Best Direction of a Musical [winner] 

Gower Champion

Theatre World

winner 1968 Award [recipient] 

Julie Gregg

winner 1968 Award [recipient] 

Mike Rupert

Songs

music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb

ACT 1 Sung By
The Happy TimeJacques Bonnard and Family
He's BackFamily
Catch My GarterSix Angels
Tomorrow MorningJacques Bonnard, Grandpere Bonnard, Bibi Bonnard and Six Angels
Please StayBibi Bonnard and Jacques Bonnard
I Don't Remember YouJacques Bonnard
St. PierreGlee Club
I Don't Remember You (Reprise) Laurie Mannon and Jacques Bonnard
Without MeBibi Bonnard and Schoolmates
The Happy Time (Reprise) Jacques Bonnard
ACT 2 Sung By
Among My YesterdaysJacques Bonnard
The Life of the PartyGrandpere Bonnard, Six Angels and Schoolboys
Seeing ThingsJacques Bonnard and Laurie Mannon
BalletBibi Bonnard, Gillie Bonnard, Annabelle Bonnard, Nanette Bonnard and Schoolboys
A Certain GirlGrandpere Bonnard, Jacques Bonnard and Bibi Bonnard
Being AliveJacques Bonnard
The Happy Time (Reprise) Jacques Bonnard and Entire Company

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Broadway Theatre

(1/18/1968 - 9/28/1968)

Cast

Paul Charles
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
George Coleman
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Scott David
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School
Gina Page
Annabelle Bonnard (circa. Jun 1968 - ?)
Bob Troy
Dancing Student of the St. Pierre Boys' School

Understudies: Jeffrey Hamilton (Foufie).


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