Cort Theatre, (5/28/1974 - 12/31/1978)

First Preview: May 16, 1974
Opening Date: May 28, 1974
Closing Date: Dec 31, 1978
Total Performances: 1920

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in one act
Setting: The Passaic Top Hat, a night club in New Jersey.

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Edgar Lansbury, Joseph Beruh and Ivan Reitman; Associate Producer: Nan Pearlman

Music by Stephen Schwartz; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Bob Randall; Musical Director: Stephen Reinhardt; Dance arrangements by David Sheridan Spangler

Directed by Grover Dale; Choreographed by Grover Dale

Scenic Design by David Chapman; Costume Design by Randy Barcelo; Lighting Design by Richard Nelson; Audio Design by Phil Ramone

General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Gary Gunas

Production Stage Manager: Herb Vogler; Stage Manager: John Actman

Conducted by Stephen Reinhardt; Keyboards: Stephen Reinhardt and Paul Shaffer; Guitar: Brian McCormick and Jerry Wiener; Bass: Steve Manes; Drums: Richard Cook; Percussion: Charles Birch; Music published by Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation

Magic by Doug Henning; Assistant to Mr. Henning: Brian Lumley and Glen Priest

General Press Representative: Gifford / Wallace, Inc.; Casting: Otto & Windsor; Dance Captain: Jay Fox; Animal Supervision: Animal Talent Scouts, Inc.; Photographer: Kenn Duncan; Assistant to Mr. Dale: Jay Fox; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson

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Opening Night Cast

Cheryl BarnesDina
Doug HenningDoug
Robert LuPoneManny
Annie McGreeveyDonna
Anita MorrisCharmin
Loyd SannesSteve
Sam SchachtGoldfarb
Dale SoulesCal
Ronald StaffordMike
David Ogden StiersFeldman

Understudies: Justin Ross (Mike, Steve)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1975 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Doug Henning

 1975 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Grover Dale

Songs

music by Stephen Schwartz; lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Up to His Old TricksEntire Company
Sold Silver Platform ShoesDina and Donna
Lion TamerCal
StyleFeldman and Company
Charmin's LamentCharmin
Two's CompanyDina and Donna
The Goldfarb VariationsDina, Feldman, Donna, Manny and Charmin
Doug's ActDoug
A Bit of VillainyFeldman, Dina and Donna
West End AvenueCal
Sweet, Sweet, SweetCharmin, Manny, Mike and Steve
Before Your Very EyesDina, Donna and Feldman

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Cort Theatre

(5/28/1974 - 12/31/1978)
Keyboards: Bob Christianson.

Cast

Joseph Abaldo
Replaced Jeff Mylett - role name was changed to "Joe"
Joe
Loni Ackerman
Charmin
Ramona Brooks
Dina
Robert Brubach
Mike
Cindy Cobitt
Donna
Gwendolyn Coleman
Cal
Louisa Flaningam
Charmin
Timothy Jerome
Feldman
Kenneth Kimmins
Feldman
Clifford Lipson
Manny
Christopher Lucas
Steve
Kevin Marcum
Goldfarb
Tom Mardirosian
Feldman
Eddie Mekka
Manny
Natalie Mosco
Charmin
Jeff Mylett
Replaced Doug Henning - role name was changed to "Jeff"
Jeff
Lisa Raggio
Donna
Bubba Rambo
Mike
T. Michael Reed
Steve
Rex Robbins
Feldman
Justin Ross
Steve
Rita Rudner
Charmin
Lynne Thigpen
Dina
Stephen Vinovich
Feldman
Timothy Wahrer
Steve
Frederick Wessler
Goldfarb
Valerie Williams
Dina
Nicholas Wyman
Feldman


Standbys: Baillie Gerstein (Cal, Donna), Sharron Miller (Charmin, Dina), Jeff Mylett (Doug), Steven Peterman (Joe).

Understudies: Richard Balestrino (Mike, Steve), Jay Fox (Manny), T. Michael Reed (Mike, Steve), Rita Rudner (Charmin, Dina), Nancy Sheehy (Cal, Donna), Garnett Smith (Feldman, Goldfarb), Timothy Wahrer (Manny), Nicholas Wyman (Feldman, Goldfarb).


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