Martin Beck Theatre, (11/05/1987 - 9/03/1989)

First Preview: Sep 29, 1987
Opening Date: Nov 05, 1987
Closing Date: Sep 03, 1989
Total Previews: 43
Total Performances: 765

Category: Musical, Comedy, Drama, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by Heidi Landesman, Rocco Landesman, Rick Steiner, M. Anthony Fisher, Frederic H. Mayerson and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President); Associate Producer: Greg C. Mosher, Paula Fisher, David B. Brode, The Mutual Benefit Companies and Fifth Avenue Productions

Originally produced by Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Thomas Hall, Managing Director)

Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani

Directed by James Lapine; Musical Staging by Lar Lubovitch

Scenic Design by Tony Straiges; Lighting Design by Richard Nelson; Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward; Sound Design by Alan Stieb and James Brousseau; Hair Design by Phyllis Della Illien; Costumes based on original concepts by Patricia Zipprodt

Executive Producer: Michael David; General Manager: David, Strong, Warner, Inc.; Company Manager: Sandra Carlson

Production Stage Manager: Frank Hartenstein; Stage Manager: Johnna Murray; Production Supervisor: Peter Feller, Sr.

Music Contractor: Ron Sell; Music Preparation Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus, Evan Morris and Chelsea Music Services, Inc.; Violin I: Marilyn Reynolds; Concert Mistress: Marilyn Reynolds; Violin II: Laura Corcos; Viola I: Karl Bargen; Viola II: Maxine Roach; Cello: Eileen Folson; Stand Up Bass: John Beal; Flute: Les Scott; Clarinet: John Moses; Bassoon: John Campo; Horn I: Ron Sell; Horn II: Richard Hagen; Trumpet: Wilmer Wise; Piano: Paul Ford; Percussion: Robert Ayers

Magic Consultant: Charles Reynolds

Casting: Joanna Merlin; General Press Representative: The Joshua Ellis Office; Vocal Coach: Kristin Linklater; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Advertising Graphics by Heidi Landesman; Photographer: Martha Swope

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Opening Night Cast

Tom AldredgeNarrator
Mysterious Man
Joanna GleasonBaker's Wife
Bernadette PetersWitch
(Sep 29, 1987 - Mar 27, 1988)
Robert WestenbergWolf
Cinderella's Prince
Chip ZienBaker
Barbara BryneJack's Mother
Kim CrosbyCinderella
Maureen DavisSleeping Beauty
Danielle FerlandLittle Red Riding Hood
Joy FranzCinderella's Stepmother
Philip HoffmanSteward
Jean KellySnow White
Merle LouiseCinderella's Mother
Grandmother
Giant
Edmund LyndeckCinderella's Father
Kay McClellandFlorinda
Lauren MitchellLucinda
Chuck WagnerRapunzel's Prince
Pamela WinslowRapunzel
Ben WrightJack

Standby: Edmund Lyndeck (Mysterious Man, Narrator)

Understudies: Jeff Blumenkrantz (Jack, Rapunzel's Prince, Steward), Maureen Davis (Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Snow White), Suzzanne Douglas (Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Witch), Joy Franz (Witch), Philip Hoffman (Baker, Cinderella's Father), Jean Kelly (Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel), Carolyn Marlow (Cinderella's Mother, Cinderella's Stepmother, Giant, Grandmother, Jack's Mother), Kay McClelland (Baker's Wife), Lauren Mitchell (Baker's Wife), Michael Piontek (Cinderella's Prince, Jack, Rapunzel's Prince, Wolf), Chuck Wagner (Cinderella's Prince, Wolf) and Pamela Winslow (Cinderella, Florinda, Lucinda)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1988 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Heidi Landesman, Rocco Landesman, Rick Steiner, M. Anthony Fisher, Frederic H. Mayerson and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President)

winner 1988 Best Book of a Musical [winner] 

Book by James Lapine

winner 1988 Best Original Score [winner] 

Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

winner 1988 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Joanna Gleason

 1988 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Robert Westenberg

 1988 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 

Tony Straiges

 1988 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

Ann Hould-Ward

 1988 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 

Richard Nelson

 1988 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Lar Lubovitch

 1988 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

James Lapine

Drama Desk Award

winner 1988 Outstanding Musical [winner] 

Produced by Heidi Landesman, Rocco Landesman, Rick Steiner, M. Anthony Fisher, Frederic H. Mayerson and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President)

winner 1988 Outstanding Book of a Musical [winner] 

Book by James Lapine

 1988 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Bernadette Peters

winner 1988 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Robert Westenberg

winner 1988 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Joanna Gleason

 1988 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Danielle Ferland

 1988 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 

James Lapine

 1988 Outstanding Orchestration [nominee] 

Jonathan Tunick

winner 1988 Outstanding Lyrics [winner] 

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

 1988 Outstanding Music [nominee] 

Music by Stephen Sondheim

 1988 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 

Ann Hould-Ward

 1988 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 

Richard Nelson

 1988 Outstanding Set Design [nominee] 

Tony Straiges

Theatre World

winner 1988 Award [recipient] 

Danielle Ferland

Songs

music by Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

ACT 1 Sung By
Prologue: Into the WoodsCompany
Hello, Little GirlWolf and Little Red Riding Hood
I Guess This Is GoodbyeJack
Maybe They're MagicBaker's Wife
I Know Things NowLittle Red Riding Hood
A Very Nice PrinceCinderella and Baker's Wife
Giants in the SkyJack
AgonyCinderella's Prince and Rapunzel's Prince
It Takes TwoBaker and Baker's Wife
Stay With MeWitch
On the Steps of the PalaceCinderella
Ever AfterNarrator and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Prologue: So HappyCompany
Agony (Reprise) Cinderella's Prince and Rapunzel's Prince
LamentWitch
Any MomentCinderella's Prince and Baker's Wife
Moments in the WoodsBaker's Wife
Your FaultJack, Baker, Witch, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood
Last MidnightWitch
No MoreBaker and Mysterious Man
No One Is AloneCinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Baker and Jack
Finale: Children Will ListenWitch and Company

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Martin Beck Theatre

(11/5/1987 - 9/3/1989)
Stage Manager: Marianne Cane; Assistant Stage Mgr: Donna A. Drake, Karen Armstrong.

Assistant Conductor: Jeffrey Saver; Synthesizers Jeffrey Saver.

Advertising: Jon Wilner, Peter LeDonne; Casting Consultant: John Lyons, Ira Weitzman.

Cast

Jeff Blumenkrantz
Jack
Teresa Burrell
Florinda
Dean Butler
Rapunzel's Prince
Dick Cavett
Narrator
Susan Gordon Clark
Florinda
Nancy Dussault
Witch (Dec 13, 1988 - ?)
Ellen Foley
Witch
Joy Franz
Witch
Don Goodspeed
Rapunzel's Prince
Adam Grupper
Steward
Philip Hoffman
Baker
Betsy Joslyn
Witch (Mar 29, 1988 - Apr 13, 1988)
Witch (Jul 5, 1988 - Dec 11, 1988)
Edmund Lyndeck
Mysterious Man
Marin Mazzie
Rapunzel (Mar 7, 1989 - ?)
Kay McClelland
Baker's Wife
Lauren Mitchell
Baker's Wife
Mary Gordon Murray
Baker's Wife
Witch
Patricia Ben Peterson
Cinderella
LuAnne Ponce
Little Red Riding Hood
Phylicia Rashad
Witch (Apr 14, 1988 - Jul 3, 1988)
Cindy Robinson
Snow White
Heather Shulman
Little Red Riding Hood
Snow White
Cynthia Sikes
Baker's Wife
Witch
Greg Zerkle
Steward

Understudies: Dean Butler (Cinderella's Prince, Wolf), Jennifer Chatfield (Baker's Wife, Florinda, Lucinda), Jonathan Dokuchitz (Jack, Rapunzel's Prince, Wolf), Tom Galantich (Cinderella's Prince, Wolf), Adam Grupper (Baker, Cinderella's Father), James Judy (Baker, Cinderella's Father, Mysterious Man, Narrator, Steward, Wolf), Marin Mazzie (Cinderella, Florinda, Lucinda, Witch), Judith Moore (Cinderella's Mother, Cinderella's Stepmother, Giant, Grandmother, Jack's Mother), Cindy Robinson (Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel), Lauren Velez (Witch), Greg Zerkle (Baker, Cinderella's Father, Cinderella's Prince, Mysterious Man, Narrator, Steward, Wolf).


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