A musical fable

St. James Theatre, (11/16/1989 - 1/06/1991)
Marquis Theatre, (4/28/1991 - 7/28/1991)

First Preview: Oct 27, 1989
Opening Date: Nov 16, 1989
Closing Date: Jul 28, 1991
Total Previews: 35
Total Performances: 581

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Various cities throughout the U.S. From the 1920s to the 1930s.
Comments: This production played 23 previews and 476 performances at the St. James Theatre; when it transferred to the Marquis Theatre, it played an additional 12 previews and 105 performances with an official re-opening date of April 28, 1991.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President)

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler, Kathy Levin and Barry Brown; Produced in association with Tokyo Broadcasting System Intl., Inc. and PACE Theatrical Group, Inc.

Book by Arthur Laurents; Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee; Musical Director: Eric Stern; Music orchestrated by Sid Ramin and Robert Ginzler; Dance arrangements by John Kander

Directed by Arthur Laurents; Mr. Robbins' choreography reproduced by Bonnie Walker; Original production directed by Jerome Robbins; Original production choreographed by Jerome Robbins

Scenic Design by Kenneth Foy; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Hair Design by Robert DiNiro and Alan E. Schubert; Make-Up Design by Robert DiNiro and Alan E. Schubert

General Manager: Alecia Parker; Company Manager: Nancy Nagel Gibbs and Jim Brandeberry

Production Supervisor: James Pentecost; Technical Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi; Production Stage Manager: Craig Jacobs; Stage Manager: Tom Capps

Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; Piano: Michael Rafter; Concertmaster / Piano: Joyce Hammann; Violin: Martha Mott-Gale, Byung Kook Kwak and Frank Wang; Viola: Susan Follari; Cello: Gregorio Follari and Bruce Wang; Harp: Pattee Cohen; Woodwinds: Edward Joffe, William Kerr, Peter Angelo, Andy Drelles and Ken Berger; 1st trumpet: Anthony Gorruso; Trumpet: Mike Ponella and Phil Granger; French Horn: Katie Dennis; Trombone: Morty Bullman and Dennis Elliott; Bass Trombone: George Moran; Bass: Bill Ellison; Drums: Glenn Rhian; Percussion: Bruce Doctor

Automation & Showdeck by Feller Precision

Casting: Stuart Howard and Amy Schecter; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; General Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates; Press Representative: Robert Larkin; Assistant to the Director: Richard Sabellico; Dance Captain: Bonnie Walker; Photographer: Robert Ragsdale

Dedicated to the memory of Fritz Holt

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Opening Night Cast

Tyne DalyRose
(Oct 27, 1989 - Jul 28, 1990)
Jonathan HadaryHerbie
Crista MooreLouise
Robert LambertTulsa
Tracy VennerJune
Mace BarrettWeber
Jim BracchittaPastey
Demetri CallasNewsboy
Ronn CarrollPop
Bobby John CarterClarence (and his classic clarinet)
Danny CistoneNewsboy
Barbara ErwinMiss Cratchitt
Tessie Tura
Barbara FoltsHollywood Blonde
Teri FurrHollywood Blonde
Paul GeraciFlagstaff
Jeana HaegeBalloon Girl
Ned HannahKansas
Tony HotyUncle Jocko
Lori Ann MahlAgnes
Kristen MahonBaby Louise
Anna McNeelyElectra
Nancy MeliusHollywood Blonde
Jason MinorNewsboy
Bruce MooreYonkers
Michele PigliaventoHollywood Blonde
Ginger PrinceMaid
John RemmeGeorge
Mr. Goldstone
Jana RobbinsMazeppa
Robin RobinsonHollywood Blonde
Christen TassinBaby June
Alec TimermanSt. Paul
Craig WaletzkoL.A.

Swings: Julie Graves and Eric H. Kaufman

Standby: Mace Barrett (Herbie), Michele Pigliavento (Louise), Ginger Prince (Electra, Mazeppa, Miss Cratchitt, Tessie Tura) and Jana Robbins (Rose)

Understudies: Jim Bracchitta (George, Mr. Goldstone), Teri Furr (Agnes, June), Jeana Haege (Baby June, Baby Louise), Tony Hoty (Cigar, Phil, Weber), John Remme (Bougeron-Cochon, Pastey, Pop) and Alec Timerman (Tulsa)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1990 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Tyne Daly

 1990 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Jonathan Hadary

 1990 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Crista Moore

 1990 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

Theoni V. Aldredge

winner 1990 Best Revival [winner] 

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler, Kathy Levin and Barry Brown

Drama Desk Award

winner 1990 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Tyne Daly

 1990 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Jonathan Hadary

 1990 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Crista Moore

winner 1990 Outstanding Revival [winner] 

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler, Kathy Levin and Barry Brown; Produced in association with Tokyo Broadcasting System Intl., Inc. and PACE Theatrical Group, Inc.

Theatre World

winner 1990 Award [recipient] 

Robert Lambert

winner 1990 Award [recipient] 

Crista Moore


music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

ACT 1 Sung By
May We Entertain YouBaby June and Baby Louise
Some PeopleRose
Small WorldRose and Herbie
Mr. Goldstone, I Love YouRose and Ensemble
Little LambLouise
You'll Never Get Away From MeRose and Herbie
If Momma Was MarriedLouise and June
All I Need Is the GirlTulsa and Louise
Everything's Coming Up RosesRose
ACT 2 Sung By
Madame Rose's ToreadorablesLouise and Toreadorables
Together, Wherever We GoRose, Louise and Herbie
You Gotta Get a GimmickTessie Tura, Mazeppa and Electra
Small World (Reprise) Rose
Let Me Entertain YouLouise and Company
Rose's TurnRose

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

St. James Theatre

(11/16/1989 - 1/6/1991)

Company Manager: Barbara Darwall.


Gregory Carter
Barbara Folts
Paul Geraci
Linda Lavin
Rose (Jul 30, 1990 - Jan 6, 1991)
Crista Moore
Kevin Petitto
Jana Robbins
During Tyne Daly's vacation
Rose (Feb 20, 1990 - Feb 24, 1990)
Lance Robinson
Robin Robinson
Jamie Ross
Herbie (Oct 30, 1990 - ?)
Stan Rubin
Uncle Jocko
Alec Timerman

Swing: Cory English.

Understudy: Stan Rubin (Cigar, Phil, Weber).

Marquis Theatre

(4/28/1991 - 7/28/1991)


Jeff Brooks
Susan Cremin
Baby June
Tyne Daly
Rose (Apr 18, 1991 - Jul 28, 1991)
Cory English
St. Paul
Thomas Fox
Paul Geraci
Richard Levine
Kevin Petitto
Victor Raider-Wexler
Mr. Goldstone
Stan Rubin
Uncle Jocko
Tony Yazbeck

Swing: Laurie Crochet, George Smyros.

Understudy: Victor Raider-Wexler (Bougeron-Cochon, Cigar, Pastey, Pop), Stan Rubin (Phil, Weber), Craig Waletzko (Tulsa).

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