Vivian Beaumont Theatre, (10/19/1987 - 9/03/1989)

First Preview: Sep 11, 1987
Opening Date: Oct 19, 1987
Closing Date: Sep 03, 1989
Total Previews: 44
Total Performances: 784

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Various locations on an Ocean Liner.

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (Gregory Mosher: Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)

Original Book by Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; New Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman; Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson; Dance arrangements by Tom Fay; Musical Director: Edward Strauss

Directed by Jerry Zaks; Choreographed by Michael Smuin; Assistant Director: Lori Steinberg; Assistant to the Choreographer: Kirk Peterson

Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by Tony Walton; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Sound Design by Tony Meola; Hair Design by David H. Lawrence; Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Associate Lighting Design: Michael Lincoln

LCT General Manager: Steven C. Callahan; LCT Company Manager: Lynn Landis

LCT Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Production Stage Manager: George Darveris; Stage Manager: Chet Leaming and Leslie Loeb

Musical Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press; Associate Conductor: Joshua Rosenblum; Musician: Kamau Adilifu, Dennis Anderson, Raymound Beckenstein, Bruce Bonvissuto, William Butler, Burt Collins, Garfield Fobbs, Laurie A. Frink, Eric Kivnick, Ronald Raffio, Seymour "Red" Press, John W. Redsecker, Roger Rosenberg, Santo Russo and Andrew Stein

LCT General Press Agent: Merle Debuskey; LCT Director of Marketing: Thomas Cott; LCT Director of Development: Barbara M. Groves; Advertising: Russek Advertising; Dance Captain: Alice Ann Oakes; Photographer: Brigitte Lacombe

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Opening Night Cast

Rex EverhartElisha Whitney
Anne FrancineMrs. Evangeline Harcourt
Linda HartErma
Anthony HealdLord Evelyn Oakleigh
Patti LuPoneReno Sweeney
(Sep 11, 1987 - Mar 19, 1989)
Kathleen Mahony-BennettHope Harcourt
(Sep 11, 1987 - Oct 02, 1988)
Bill McCutcheonMoonface Martin
aka Reverend Dr. Moon aka Public Enemy #13
(Sep 11, 1987 - Aug 06, 1989)
Howard McGillinBilly Crocker
Stanford EgiLuke
Richard KorthazeMinister
David PursleyCaptain
Toshi TodaJohn
Gerry VichiPurser
Larry CahnReporter # 2
Member of the Lady Fair Quartet
Eric Y.L. ChanLouie
Dancing Ensemble
Mark ChmielThuggish Sailor
Dancing Ensemble
Leslie FeaganG-Man # 2
Member of the Lady Fair Quartet
Dan FletcherThuggish Sailor
Dancing Ensemble
Pat GormanCountess
Dale HensleyG-Man # 1
Member of the Lady Fair Quartet
Robert KellettReporter # 1
Dancing Ensemble
Jane LanierVirtue
Dancing Ensemble
Gerry McIntyrePhotographer
Dancing Ensemble
Alice Ann OakesWoman in Bathchair's Niece
Dancing Ensemble
Lacy Darryl PhillipsThuggish Sailor
Dancing Ensemble
Michele PigliaventoYoung Girl
Dancing Ensemble
Daryl RichardsonPurity
Dancing Ensemble
Maryellen ScillaCharity
Dancing Ensemble
Jane SeamanWoman in Bathchair
Steve SteinerFred
Member of the Lady Fair Quartet
Alec TimermanSailor
Dancing Ensemble
Barbara YeagerChastity
Dancing Ensemble

Understudies: Larry Cahn (Billy Crocker, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh), Eric Y.L. Chan (John, Luke), Mark Chmiel (Photographer, Sailor), Leslie Feagan (Elisha Whitney, Minister, Moonface Martin), Dan Fletcher (Sailor), Pat Gorman (Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt, Reno Sweeney, Woman in Bathchair), Dale Hensley (Billy Crocker, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh), Robert Kellett (Captain, Reporter # 2), Jane Lanier (Hope Harcourt), Gerry McIntyre (Fred, Purser, Reporter # 1), Alice Ann Oakes (Charity, Purity, Virtue), Lacy Darryl Phillips (Fred), Michele Pigliavento (Hope Harcourt, Purity, Woman in Bathchair's Niece), David Pursley (Elisha Whitney), Daryl Richardson (Charity, Chastity, Woman in Bathchair), Maryellen Scilla (Chastity, Virtue), Jane Seaman (Erma, Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt, Reno Sweeney, Young Girl), Steve Steiner (Captain), Alec Timerman (Purser), Gerry Vichi (Moonface Martin) and Barbara Yeager (Erma, Young Girl)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1988 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Howard McGillin

 1988 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Patti LuPone

winner 1988 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Bill McCutcheon

 1988 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Anthony Heald

 1988 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 

Tony Walton

 1988 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

Tony Walton

 1988 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 

Paul Gallo

winner 1988 Best Choreography [winner] 

Michael Smuin

 1988 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Jerry Zaks

winner 1988 Best Revival [winner] 

Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (Gregory Mosher: Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)

Drama Desk Award

 1988 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Howard McGillin

winner 1988 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Patti LuPone

 1988 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Anthony Heald

 1988 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Bill McCutcheon

winner 1988 Outstanding Choreography [winner] 

Michael Smuin

 1988 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 

Jerry Zaks

 1988 Outstanding Orchestration [nominee] 

Michael Gibson

 1988 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 

Tony Walton

 1988 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 

Paul Gallo

 1988 Outstanding Set Design [nominee] 

Tony Walton

winner 1988 Outstanding Revival [winner] 

Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (Gregory Mosher: Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)

Theatre World

winner 1988 Award [recipient] 

Linda Hart


music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter

ACT 1 Sung By
I Get a Kick Out of YouReno Sweeney
No Cure Like TravelSailor, Girl and Ship's Crew
Bon VoyageCompany
You're the TopReno Sweeney and Billy Crocker
Easy to LoveBilly Crocker
I Want to Row on the CrewElisha Whitney
Sailors' ChanteyQuartet
FriendshipReno Sweeney and Moonface Martin (aka Reverend Dr. Moon aka Public Enemy #13)
It's De-lovelyBilly Crocker and Hope Harcourt
Anything GoesReno Sweeney and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Public Enemy #1Company
Blow, Gabriel, BlowReno Sweeney and Company
Goodbye, Little Dream, GoodbyeHope Harcourt
Be Like the BluebirdMoonface Martin (aka Reverend Dr. Moon aka Public Enemy #13)
All Through the NightBilly Crocker, Hope Harcourt and Men
The Gypsy in MeLord Evelyn Oakleigh
Buddie, BewareErma and Sailors
I Get a Kick Out of You (Reprise) Company

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

(10/19/1987 - 9/3/1989)
Musical Director: Jim Coleman.

Musician: Earl McIntyre, Joshua Rosenblum, Kenneth Rupp.

Associate Press Representative: Robert W. Larkin; Assistant Dance Captain: Robert Ashford; Associate Press Representative: William Schelble; Poster Art by James McMullan.


Robert Ashford
Dancing Ensemble
Walter Bobbie
Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (Apr 14, 1989 - Sep 3, 1989)
Lloyd Culbreath
Thuggish Sailor
Dancing Ensemble
Kim Darwin
Joe Deer
Dancing Ensemble
Thuggish Sailor
Gregg Edelman
Billy Crocker (May 25, 1989 - Sep 3, 1989)
Steve Elmore
Dan Fletcher
Dancing Ensemble
Karen E. Fraction
Dancing Ensemble
Paul Geraci
Dancing Ensemble
Ellen Hanley
Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt
Linda Hart
During Patti LuPone's vacation
Reno Sweeney (Jun 28, 1988 - Jul 3, 1988)
Dale Hensley
Michaela Hughes
Dancing Ensemble
Gib Jones
Dancing Ensemble
Jane Labanz
Dancing Ensemble
Young Girl
Garry Q. Lewis
Dancing Ensemble
Thuggish Sailor
Marc Oka
Dancing Ensemble
Nancy Opel
Hope Harcourt (Oct 4, 1988 - Sep 3, 1989)
Maryellen Scilla
Jane Seaman
Ken Shepski
Reporter # 2
Susan Terry
Leslie Uggams
Reno Sweeney (Mar 21, 1989 - Sep 3, 1989)
Gerry Vichi
Moonface Martin
aka Reverend Dr. Moon aka Public Enemy #13
(Aug 8, 1989 - Sep 3, 1989)
Ronald Yamamoto

Standbys: Jack Dabdoub (Captain, Elisha Whitney), Steve Elmore (Captain, Elisha Whitney), Ellen Hanley (Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt).

Understudies: Robert Ashford (G-Man # 1, Louie), Lloyd Culbreath (Fred), Joe Deer (Reporter # 2, John, Luke), Leslie Feagan (Louie, Purser), Dan Fletcher (Fred, Purser, Quartet Bass), Linda Hart (Reno Sweeney), Dale Hensley (G-Man # 2, Quartet Tenor #1), Michaela Hughes (Hope Harcourt), Robert Kellett (Quartet Baritone), Richard Korthaze (Quartet Tenor #2), Jane Labanz (Hope Harcourt), Gerry McIntyre (Reporter # 2), Amy O'Brien (Charity, Chastity, Purity, Virtue), Marc Oka (John, Luke, Reporter # 1), Michelle O'Steen (Charity, Chastity, Purity, Virtue, Young Girl), Steve Steiner (Quartet Baritone), Alec Timerman (John, Luke).

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