Winter Garden Theatre, (5/31/1977 - 2/25/1979)
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (3/01/1979 - 8/03/1979)
Palace Theatre, (8/03/1979 - 10/17/1979)

First Preview: May 26, 1977
Opening Date: May 31, 1977
Closing Date: Oct 17, 1979
Total Previews: 5
Total Performances: 1006

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Comments: No formal opening night was ever scheduled. By agreement with the League of New York Theatres and Producers (now The Broadway League), the opening date was set at 5/31/77 for the record.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)

Produced by David Krebs and Steven Leber

Conceived by Steven Leber, David Krebs and Jules Fisher; Featuring songs by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison; Editorial Content by Robert Rabinowitz, Bob Gill and Lynda Obst; Music arranged by Andrew Dorfman and Elliot Rossoff

Production Supervised by Jules Fisher

Scenic Design by Robert D. Mitchell; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Hair Design by Phyllis Della; Visuals Directed by Charles E. Hoefler; Multi-Media Images by Robert Rabinowitz, Bob Gill, Shep Kerman and Kathleen Rabinowitz; Multi-Media Consultant: John Hoover; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Media Technical Advisor: Bob Westerfield

General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss; Company Manager: David Wyler

Production Stage Manager: Robert V. Straus; Stage Manager: John Actman

All songs, except where indicated, licensed by ATV Music Group; Musical Supervisor: Sandy Yaguda; Keyboards: Andrew Dorfman; Trumpet: Larry Davidson; Cello: Sally Rosoff; Woodwinds: Mort Silver; Violin: Peter Van Dewater

Special Consultant: Murray The K; General Press Representative: The Merlin Group, Ltd.; Press Representative: Elizabeth Rodman; Advertising: William Hofstetter, Inc.; Speech Consultant: Carla Meyer

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Opening Night Cast

Leslie Fradkinlead guitar
Justin McNeilldrums
Joe Pecorinorhythm guitar
Mitch Weissmanbass guitar

Understudies: Randy Clark (rhythm guitar), P. M. Howard (lead guitar), Reed Kailing (bass guitar) and Bobby Taylor (drums)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1978 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 

Jules Fisher

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Winter Garden Theatre

(5/31/1977 - 2/25/1979)

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

(3/1/1979 - 8/3/1979)

Assistant Stage Mgr: Bigelow Green.

Palace Theatre

(8/3/1979 - 10/17/1979)

Associate Lighting Design: Robert Davis.

Company Manager: Bob Skerry; Associate Gen. Mgr: Gary Gunas.

Assistant Stage Mgr: Bigelow Green.

Musical Coordinator: Earl Shendell.



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