Plymouth Theatre, (5/09/1994 - 1/07/1995)

First Preview: Mar 24, 1994
Opening Date: May 09, 1994
Closing Date: Jan 07, 1995
Total Previews: 52
Total Performances: 280

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Milan and a remote Italian military outpost, 1863.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)

Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Capital Cities/ABC Inc., Roger Berlind and Scott Rudin; Produced by arrangement with Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)

Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Based on the film "Passione d'Amore" directed by Ettore Scola; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani

Directed by James Lapine; Associate Director: Jane Comfort

Scenic Design by Adrianne Lobel; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Phyllis Della

General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Nina Skriloff; Associate Co. Mgr: Elizabeth M. Blitzer

Production Stage Manager: Beverley Randolph; Technical Supervisor: Fred J. Gallo, Jr.

Conducted by Paul Gemignani; Associate Conductor: Nick Archer; Keyboard: Paul Ford

LCT Artistic Associate: Ira Weitzman; Casting: Wendy Ettinger; Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi Publicity; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Dialect Coach: Deborah Hecht

Opening Night Cast

Donna MurphyFosca
Jere SheaGiorgio
Tom Aldredge
Replaced William Duff-Griffin in previews
Doctor Tambourri
Linda BalgordFosca's Mother
George DvorskyPrivate Augenti
Gregg EdelmanColonel Ricci
Cris GroenendaalMajor Rizzolli
Juliet LambertMistress
Marin MazzieClara
Marcus OlsonSergeant Lombardi
William ParryLieutenant Barri
Matthew PorrettaLudovic
Francis RuivivarLieutenant Torasso
John Leslie WolfeFosca's Father

Understudies: Linda Balgord (Fosca), Gibby Brand (Doctor Tambourri, Fosca's Father, Private Augenti, Sergeant Lombardi), George Dvorsky (Giorgio, Ludovic), Colleen Fitzpatrick (Clara, Fosca, Fosca's Mother, Mistress), Juliet Lambert (Clara), Frank Lombardi (Private Augenti), William Parry (Colonel Ricci), Matthew Porretta (Giorgio) and John Leslie Wolfe (Lieutenant Barri, Lieutenant Torasso, Major Rizzolli, Sergeant Lombardi)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1994 Best Musical [winner] 

Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Capital Cities/ABC Inc., Roger Berlind and Scott Rudin; Produced by arrangement with Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)

winner 1994 Best Book of a Musical [winner] 

Book by James Lapine

winner 1994 Best Original Score [winner] 

Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

 1994 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Jere Shea

winner 1994 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Donna Murphy

 1994 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Tom Aldredge

 1994 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Marin Mazzie

 1994 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

Jane Greenwood

 1994 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 

Beverly Emmons

 1994 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

James Lapine

Drama Desk Award

winner 1994 Outstanding Musical [winner] 

Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Capital Cities/ABC Inc., Roger Berlind and Scott Rudin; Produced by arrangement with Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)

winner 1994 Outstanding Book [winner] 

Book by James Lapine

 1994 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Jere Shea

winner 1994 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Donna Murphy

 1994 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 

James Lapine

winner 1994 Outstanding Orchestrations [winner] 

Jonathan Tunick

winner 1994 Outstanding Lyrics [winner] 

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

winner 1994 Outstanding Music [winner] 

Music by Stephen Sondheim

 1994 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 

Jane Greenwood

 1994 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 

Beverly Emmons

 1994 Outstanding Set Design [nominee] 

Adrianne Lobel

Theatre World

winner 1994 Award [recipient] 

Jere Shea

Songs

music by Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

HappinessClara and Giorgio
First LetterClara, Giorgio, Doctor Tambourri and Colonel Ricci
Second LetterClara and Giorgio
Third LetterClara, Giorgio and Soldiers
Fourth LetterClara and Giorgio
I ReadFosca
TransitionGiorgio and Men
Garden SequenceGiorgio and Fosca
TransitionSoldiers
TrioFosca, Giorgio and Clara
TransitionAttendants
Soldiers' GossipSoldiers
I Wish I Could Forget YouFosca and Giorgio
Soldiers' GossipSoldiers
FlashbackFosca, Colonel Ricci, Fosca's Mother, Fosca's Father, Ludovic and Mistress
Sunrise LetterClara and Giorgio
Is This What You Call Love?Giorgio
Soldiers' GossipSoldiers
TransitionMajor Rizzolli
Forty DaysClara
Loving YouFosca
TransitionWoman and Man
Soldiers' GossipSoldiers
Letter from ClaraClara
Christmas Carol (in Italian)Lieutenant Torasso
Farewell LetterClara and Giorgio
No One Has Ever Loved MeGiorgio and Fosca
FinaleCompany

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Plymouth Theatre

(5/9/1994 - 1/7/1995)
Concertmistress: Suzanne Ornstein; Violin: Xin Zhao; Viola: Sally Shumway; Cello: Scott Ballantyne; Bass: Judith Sugarman; Woodwinds: Dennis Anderson, John Campo, Albert Regni, Les Scott; Trumpet: Stu Satalof; Horns/Orchestra Contractor: Ron Sell; Horns: Michael Ishii; Keyboard: Nick Archer; Percussion/Assistant Conductor: Thad Wheeler.

Cast

John Antony
Private Augenti
William Duff-Griffin
Doctor Tambourri Was replaced in previews
Colleen Fitzpatrick
Ludovic
T. J. Meyers
Major Rizzolli
Christopher Peccaro
Ludovic
Peter Reardon
Soldier
Andy Umberger
Fosca's Father

Understudies: John Antony (Giorgio, Ludovic), Chuck Cooper (Fosca's Father, Lieutenant Barri, Lieutenant Torasso, Major Rizzolli, Private Augenti), Christopher Peccaro (Giorgio), Luis Perez (Private Augenti), Peter Reardon (Major Rizzolli), Andy Umberger (Lieutenant Barri, Lieutenant Torasso, Major Rizzolli, Sergeant Lombardi), Elizabeth Ward (Clara, Fosca's Mother).


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