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Alvin Theatre, (1/08/1973 - 1/13/1973)

First Preview: Jan 03, 1973
Opening Date: Jan 08, 1973
Closing Date: Jan 13, 1973
Total Previews: 5
Total Performances: 8

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Herman Levin; Associate Producer: Samuel Liff

Book by Jon Jory; Music by Jerry Blatt; Lyrics by Lonnie Burstein; Based on "La Fourberies de Scapin" by Molière; Music orchestrated by Bert De Cocteau; Dance and incidental arrangements by Peter Howard

Directed by Jon Jory; Choreographed by Donald Saddler

Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Miles White; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein; Sound Design by Jack Shearing

Stage Manager: Mitchell Erickson

Conducted by David Frank; Keyboard: David Frank; Guitarist: Tom Owen and Jack Cavari; Percussionist: Chuck Spies; Reed: William Morimando; Trumpet: James Bossy; Bass: Art Koenig; Violinist: Andrew Gottesman, Stanley Karpienia, Myron Roman and Avram Weiss

Press Representative: Frank Goodman, Arlene Wolf and Margaret Wade

Opening Night Cast

René AuberjonoisScapin
Walter BobbieOctave
Charlotte CrossleyCharlotta
The Commedia
John HandyGondolier
June HelmersZerbinetta
Randy HerronLeandre
Ernestine JacksonErnestina
The Commedia
Mitchell JasonArgante
Carolyn MigniniHyacinthe
Joe MortonArlecchino; Lead Singer
The Commedia
Christopher MurneySylvestre
Adale O'BrienProperty Mistress
Jo Ann OgawaIsabella
Shezwae PowellShezwae
The Commedia
Lani SundstenCarmella
Tom TonerGeronte
Suzanne WalkerPantanella

Standby: Eric Tavares (Scapin, Sylvestre)

Understudies: Susan Dyas (Hyacinthe, Property Mistress), Vicki Frederick (Carmella, Isabella, Pantanella), John Handy (Leandre), Randy Herron (Octave), Joe Hill (Argante, Geronte) and Adale O'Brien (Zerbinetta)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1973 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

Miles White

Songs

music by Jerry Blatt; lyrics by Lonnie Burstein

ACT 1 Sung By
Prologue: Love or MoneyCommedia
Who Was I?Octave and Commedia
Trouble's a RulerScapin, Sylvestre and Octave
Enter HyacintheOctave and Commedia
Believe MeOctave, Hyacinthe and Commedia
TricksScapin and Sylvestre
A Man of SpiritCommedia
Where Is RespectArgante and Geronte
Somebody's Doin' Somebody All the TimeScapin and Commedia
A Sporting ManScapin and Commedia
ACT 2 Sung By
ScapinArlecchino; Lead Singer (The Commedia)
Anything Is PossibleScapin and Sylvestre
How Sweetly SimpleHyacinthe and Zerbinetta
Gypsy GirlZerbinetta and Commedia
Epilogue: Life Can Be FunnyCompany
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