Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (12/04/1983 - 7/01/1984)

First Preview: Nov 08, 1983
Opening Date: Dec 04, 1983
Closing Date: Jul 01, 1984
Total Previews: 35
Total Performances: 241

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by James B. Freydberg, Ivan Bloch, Kenneth-John Productions (Kenneth D. Greenblatt: President; John J. Pomerantz: Executive Vice President) and Suzanne J. Schwartz; Produced in association with Manuscript Productions; Associate Producer: Ronald Licht, Robert A. Stewart, J. C. Associates, Elaine Yaker, Karen Howard and Lillian Steinberg

Book by Sybille Pearson; Music by David Shire; Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.; Based on a story developed with Susan Yankowitz; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: Peter Howard

Directed by Richard Maltby, Jr.; Musical Staging by Wayne Cilento

Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Jennifer von Mayrhauser; Lighting Design by Pat Collins; Sound Design by Jack Mann

General Manager: Fremont Associates, Inc. and Barbara Darwall

Production Stage Manager: Peter B. Mumford; Stage Manager: Gary M. Zabinski; Production Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi

Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press

Film Design by John Pieplow; Film Sequences by Lennart Nilsson, Bo G. Eriksson, Carl O. Lofman and Swedish Television; Sound Textures and Electronic Programming by Dan Wyman

General Press Representative: Jacksina and Freedman; Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Martha Swope and Marc Raboy

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Opening Night Cast

Liz CallawayLizzie Fields
Kirsti CarnahanThird Woman
Ensemble
James CongdonAlan McNally
Catherine CoxPam Sakarian
Kim CriswellSixth Woman
Ensemble
Beth FowlerArlene McNally
Barbara GilbertNurse
Fourth Woman
Ensemble
Todd GraffDanny Hooper
Philip HoffmanMr. Weiss
Ensemble
Lon HoytIntern
Ensemble
John JellisonDoctor
Ensemble
Lisa RobinsonSecond Woman
Ensemble
Judith ThiergaardFirst Woman
Fifth Woman
Ensemble
Martin VidnovicNick Sakarian
Dennis WarningDean Webber
Mr. Hart
Ensemble

Swings: Judith Bliss and Michael Waldron

Understudies: Kirsti Carnahan (Lizzie Fields), Philip Hoffman (Nick Sakarian), Lon Hoyt (Danny Hooper), John Jellison (Alan McNally), Lisa Robinson (Pam Sakarian), Judith Thiergaard (Arlene McNally) and Michael Waldron (Doctor)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1984 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by James B. Freydberg, Ivan Bloch, Kenneth-John Productions (Kenneth D. Greenblatt: President; John J. Pomerantz: Executive Vice President) and Suzanne J. Schwartz; Produced in association with Manuscript Productions

 1984 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by Sybille Pearson

 1984 Best Original Score [nominee] 

Music by David Shire; Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.

 1984 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Todd Graff

 1984 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Liz Callaway

 1984 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Musical Staging by Wayne Cilento

 1984 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Richard Maltby, Jr.

Drama Desk Award

 1984 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 

Produced by James B. Freydberg, Ivan Bloch, Kenneth-John Productions (Kenneth D. Greenblatt: President; John J. Pomerantz: Executive Vice President) and Suzanne J. Schwartz; Produced in association with Manuscript Productions

winner 1984 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Martin Vidnovic

winner 1984 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Catherine Cox

 1984 Outstanding Orchestration [nominee] 

Jonathan Tunick

 1984 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee] 

Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.

 1984 Outstanding Music [nominee] 

Music by David Shire

Theatre World

winner 1984 Award [recipient] 

Todd Graff

Songs

music by David Shire; lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.

ACT 1 Sung By
We Start TodayDanny Hooper, Lizzie Fields, Alan McNally, Arlene McNally, Nick Sakarian, Pam Sakarian and People in the Town
What Could Be Better?Danny Hooper and Lizzie Fields
The Plaza SongAlan McNally and Arlene McNally
Baby, Baby, BabyNick Sakarian, Pam Sakarian, Alan McNally, Arlene McNally, Danny Hooper and Lizzie Fields
I Want It AllPam Sakarian, Lizzie Fields and Arlene McNally
At Night She Comes Home To MeNick Sakarian and Danny Hooper
What Could Be Better? (Reprise) Danny Hooper and Lizzie Fields
Fatherhood BluesDanny Hooper, Alan McNally, Nick Sakarian, Mr. Weiss and Dean Webber
RomanceNick Sakarian and Pam Sakarian
I Chose Right Danny Hooper
We Start Today (Reprise) Ensemble
The Story Goes OnLizzie Fields
ACT 2 Sung By
The Ladies Singin' Their SongLizzie Fields and Women in the Town
Baby, Baby, Baby (Reprise) Arlene McNally
Romance (Reprise) Nick Sakarian and Pam Sakarian
Easier to LoveAlan McNally
Two People In LoveDanny Hooper and Lizzie Fields
With YouNick Sakarian and Pam Sakarian
And What If We Had Loved Like ThatAlan McNally and Arlene McNally
We Start Today (Reprise) Danny Hooper, Lizzie Fields, Nick Sakarian, Pam Sakarian, Alan McNally and Arlene McNally
The Story Goes On (Reprise) Company

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Ethel Barrymore Theatre

(12/4/1983 - 7/1/1984)

Cast

Michael Brian
Intern
Susan Goodman
Ensemble
Second Woman
Sixth Woman
Lon Hoyt
Danny Hooper
Joel Warfield
Doctor
Alaina Warren Zachary
Ensemble
Fifth Woman
First Woman

Understudies: Alaina Warren Zachary (Arlene McNally).


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