Chu Chem


The 1st Chinese-Jewish Musical


Ritz Theatre, (4/07/1989 - 5/14/1989)

First Preview: Mar 17, 1989
Opening Date: Apr 07, 1989
Closing Date: May 14, 1989
Total Previews: 24
Total Performances: 45

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: China. Six hundred years ago.

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by The Mitch Leigh Company and William D. Rollnick

First New York Production by The Jewish Repertory Theatre

Book by Ted Allan; Music by Mitch Leigh; Lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl; Musical and Vocal Director: Don Jones; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson

Entire production staged by Albert Marre

Scenic Design by Robert Mitchell; Costume Design by Kenneth M. Yount; Lighting Design by Jason Sturm; Sound Design by Gary M. Stocker

General Manager: Niko Associates, Inc. (Manny Kladitis, Founder and President) and Abbie M. Strassler

Production Supervisor: Dwight Frye; Production Stage Manager: Geraldine Teagarden; Stage Manager: Larry Smith

Music Contractor: William Meade; Keyboard 1: Don Jones; Keyboard 2: Brett Alan Sommer; Wind Synthesizer: Bill Meade; Electric Bass: Ray Kilday; Guitar Synthesizer: Kevin Kuhn

General Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates, Glenna Freedman and Sam Rudy; Advertising: LeDonne & Wilner; Dance Material for the Jewish Repertory Theatre Production by Rosalind Newman; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates and Carol Rosegg; Casting Director: Stephanie Klapper; Press Representative: Pete Sanders

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Opening Night Cast

Emily ZachariasLotte
Westerner
Mark ZellerChu Chem
Westerner
Thom SesmaThe Prince
The Oriental Company
Irving BurtonYakob
Westerner
Timm FujiiThe Prompter
The Oriental Company
Simone GeeNa-Mi
The Oriental Company
Concubine
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Zoie LamDaf-ah-Dil
The Oriental Company
Concubine
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Alvin LumThe Elder
The Oriental Company
Jason MaHo-Ke
The Oriental Company
Propman
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Kenji NakaoShu-Wo
The Oriental Company
Propman
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Paul NakauchiNu-Wo
The Oriental Company
Propman
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Chev RodgersHong Ho (The Governor)
The Oriental Company
Keelee SeetooLei-An
The Oriental Company
Concubine
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Hechter UbarryThe Prince's Brother
The Oriental Company
Nephi Jay WimmerChueh-Wu
The Oriental Company
Propman
The Oriental Company
Guard
The Oriental Company

Standby: Michael Ingram (Chu Chem, Hong Ho (The Governor), Yakob) and Mary Munger (Lotte)

Understudies: Simone Gee (Daf-ah-Dil), Jason Ma (Guard, The Prompter), Paul Nakauchi (The Prince, The Prince's Brother), David Stoll (Propman), Christine Toy (Concubine, Lei-An, Na-Mi, Villager) and Nephi Jay Wimmer (The Elder)

Songs

music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl

ACT 1 Sung By
Orient Yourself
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
The Oriental Company
What Happened, What?
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
Chu Chem (Westerner) and Yakob (Westerner)
Welcome
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
The Villagers
You'll Have to Change
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
Lotte (Westerner)
Love Is
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
The Prince (The Oriental Company)
I'll Talk to Her
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
Chu Chem (Westerner), The Prince (The Oriental Company) and The Prince's Brother (The Oriental Company)
Shame on You
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
Chu Chem (Westerner), The Prince (The Oriental Company) and The Concubines
It Must Be Good for Me
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
Lotte (Westerner)
I'll Talk to Her (Reprise)
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
Chu Chem (Westerner) and The Prince (The Oriental Company)
You'll Have to Change (Reprise)
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
The Prince (The Oriental Company)
The River
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
Lotte (Westerner), The Prince (The Oriental Company) and The Propmen
We Dwell in Our Hearts
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
Chu Chem (Westerner)
Goodbye Love, Goodbye
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
Lotte (Westerner) and The Prince (The Oriental Company)
ACT 2 Sung By
Re-Orient Yourself
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
The Oriental Company
What Happened, What? (Reprise)
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
Yakob (Westerner)
I Once Believed
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
Lotte (Westerner)
It's Possible
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
Chu Chem (Westerner)
Our Kind of War
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
The Company
Boom!
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
Hong Ho (The Governor) (The Oriental Company)
Finale
(lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl)
The Company

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Ritz Theatre

(4/7/1989 - 5/14/1989)

Cast

Kevin Gray
The Prince
The Oriental Company
Was replaced in previews
Mary Munger
Lotte
Westerner


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