Helen Hayes Theatre, (5/01/1988 - 1/15/1989)

First Preview: Apr 20, 1988
Opening Date: May 01, 1988
Closing Date: Jan 15, 1989
Total Previews: 13
Total Performances: 297

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Turn of the century, Vienna. August of the current year, the Hamptons.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Martin Markinson and Donald Tick

Produced by Dasha Epstein, Harve Brosten and Jay S. Bulmash; Associate Producer: George-Henry and Marvin A. Krauss

Originally produced by Actor's Outlet Theater

Book by Barry Harman; "The Little Comedy" based on the short story by Arthur Schnitzler; "Summer Share" based upon the play "Pain de Menage" by Jules Renard; "The Little Comedy" translated by George Edward Reynolds; "Pain de Menage" translated by Max Gulack; Music by Keith Herrmann; Lyrics by Barry Harman; Vocal arrangements by Keith Herrmann and Kathy Sommer; Dance arrangements by Keith Herrmann and Kathy Sommer; Musical Director: Kathy Sommer; Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin; Additional orchestrations by Daniel Troob and Joe Gianono

Directed by Barry Harman; Choreographed by Pamela Sousa; Assistant Director: Edward Marshall

Scenic Design by Steven Rubin; Lighting Design by Craig Miller; Costume Design by Steven Jones; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald

General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Steven Suskin

Production Supervisor: James Pentecost; Stage Manager: Joseph Onorato; Technical Director: Peter Fulbright

Conducted by Kathy Sommer; Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Bass: Tony Conniff; Drums/Percussion: Ron Tierno; Alto/Soprano Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo: Scott Shachter; Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, English Horn: Rick Heckman; Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet: Hollis Burridge; Synthesizer: Neal Kirkwood; Keyboards: Kathy Sommer

Casting: Leonard Finger Associates; General Press Representative: Henry Luhrman Associates; Dance Captain: Robert Hoshour; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.

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Opening Night Cast

Scott BakulaAlfred Von Wilmers
Alison FraserJosefine Weninger
Deborah Graham"Her"
Robert Hoshour"Him"

Standby: Jana Robbins ("Her", Barb, Josefine Weninger, Monica) and Sal Viviano ("Him", Alfred Von Wilmers, Lenny, Sam)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1988 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Dasha Epstein, Harve Brosten and Jay S. Bulmash

 1988 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by Barry Harman

 1988 Best Original Score [nominee] 

Music by Keith Herrmann; Lyrics by Barry Harman

 1988 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Scott Bakula

 1988 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Alison Fraser

Drama Desk Award

 1988 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee] 

Lyrics by Barry Harman


music by Keith Herrmann; lyrics by Barry Harman

ACT 1 Sung By
The Little ComedyAlfred Von Wilmers and Josefine Weninger
Goodbye, EmilJosefine Weninger
It's Not Too LateAlfred Von Wilmers and Josefine Weninger
Great NewsAlfred Von Wilmers and Josefine Weninger
Oh, What a Performance!Alfred Von Wilmers and Josefine Weninger
I'll Always Remember the SongAlfred Von Wilmers and Josefine Weninger
Happy, Happy, HappyAlfred Von Wilmers
Women of ViennaAlfred Von Wilmers
Yes, I'ts LoveJosefine Weninger
A Rustic Country InnAlfred Von Wilmers and Josefine Weninger
The Night It Had to EndJosefine Weninger
The Little Comedy (Finale)Alfred Von Wilmers and Josefine Weninger
ACT 2 Sung By
Summer ShareAll
Think of the OddsBarb and Lenny
It's Not Too Late (Reprise) Sam and Monica
Plans A & BMonica and Lenny
Let's Not Talk About ItSam and Barb
So Glad I Married HerAll
Small Craft WarningsBarb and Lenny
How Did I End Up Here?Monica
Words He Doesn't SaySam
My Love for You Lenny and Barb
Moonlight Passing Through a WindowSam
Romantic NotionsSam, Barb, Lenny and Monica
Romance, RomanceAll

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Helen Hayes Theatre

(5/1/1988 - 1/15/1989)


Sal Viviano
Alfred Von Wilmers
Barry Williams
Alfred Von Wilmers

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