Walter Kerr Theatre, (4/17/2008 - 7/27/2008)

First Preview: Mar 25, 2008
Opening Date: Apr 17, 2008
Closing Date: Jul 27, 2008
Total Previews: 25
Total Performances: 116

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Bronx, New York, the morning after Memorial Day and onward, 1953.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director; Jordan Roth: Vice President)

Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director; Jordan Roth: Vice President), Jordan Roth, Harvey Entertainment/Ron Fierstein, Richie Jackson, Daryl Roth, John O'Boyle/Ricky Stevens/Davis-Tolentino and Barbra Russell/Ron Sharpe; Produced in association with The Frankel-Baruch-Viertel-Routh Group, Broadway Across America, True Love Productions, Inc., Rick Steiner/Mayerson-Bell-Staton-Osher Group and Jan Kallish; Associate Producer: Rhoda Mayerson and Stacey Mindich

World Premiere at the Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Louis G. Spisto, Executive Director)

Book by Harvey Fierstein; Music by John Bucchino; Lyrics by John Bucchino; Based on the Turner Entertainment motion picture written by Gore Vidal; Original Teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky; Musical Director: Constantine Kitsopoulos; Music arranged by Constantine Kitsopoulos; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick

Directed by John Doyle; Associate Director: Adam John Hunter

Scenic Design by David Gallo; Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward; Lighting Design by Brian MacDevitt; Sound Design by Dan Moses Schreier; Projection Design by Zachary Borovay; Hair Design by David H. Lawrence; Make-Up Design by Angelina Avallone; Associate Scenic Design: Josh Zangen; Associate Costume Design: Sidney Shannon; Associate Lighting Design: Jennifer Schriever; Associate Sound Design: David Bullard

General Manager: Alan Wasser and Allan Williams; Associate Gen. Mgr: Aaron Lustbader; Company Manager: Penelope Daulton

Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Production Stage Manager: Adam John Hunter; Stage Manager: Claudia Lynch

Conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos; Associate Conductor: Ethyl Will; Piano Ethyl Will; Violin 1/Concertmaster: Dale Stuckenbruck; Violin 2: Elizabeth Lim-Dutton; Viola: Kenneth Burward-Hoy; Cello: Susannah Chapman; Acoustic bass: John Arbo; Reed 1 (Flute/Piccolo/Clarinet/Alto saxophone/Alto flute): James Ercole; Reed 2 (Clarinet/Bass clarinet/Bassoon): Don McGeen; Trumpet/Flugelhorn: Neil Balm; Timpani/Drum set/Mallet/Toys: Dean Witten; Musical Coordinator: John Miller

General Press Representative: O&M Co.; Casting: Telsey + Company; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Marketing: Type A Marketing; Dialect & Vocal Coach: Deborah Hecht; Photographer: Jim Cox

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Opening Night Cast

Harvey FiersteinUncle Winston
Faith PrinceAggie
Tom WopatTom Hurley
Matt CavenaughRalph Halloran
Leslie KritzerJaney
Philip HoffmanSam
Mr. Halloran
Katie KlausAlice
Army Sergeant
Heather MacRaeDolores
Caterer
Lori WilnerPasha
Mrs. Halloran
Kristine ZbornikMyra
Wedding Dress Saleswoman

Understudies: Jennifer Allen (Aggie, Caterer, Dolores, Mrs. Halloran, Myra, Pasha, Wedding Dress Saleswoman), Philip Hoffman (Tom Hurley), Katie Klaus (Janey), Britta Ollman (Alice, Army Sergeant, Janey), Matthew Scott (Ralph Halloran), Lori Wilner (Aggie) and Mark Zimmerman (Sam, Tom Hurley, Uncle Winston)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2008 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Tom Wopat

 2008 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Faith Prince

 2008 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 

Jonathan Tunick

Drama Desk Award

 2008 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director; Jordan Roth: Vice President), Jordan Roth, Harvey Entertainment/Ron Fierstein, Richie Jackson, Daryl Roth, John O'Boyle/Ricky Stevens/Davis-Tolentino and Barbra Russell/Ron Sharpe; Produced in association with The Frankel-Baruch-Viertel-Routh Group, Broadway Across America, True Love Productions, Inc., Rick Steiner/Mayerson-Bell-Staton-Osher Group and Jan Kallish

 2008 Outstanding Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by Harvey Fierstein

 2008 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Faith Prince

 2008 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Tom Wopat

 2008 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Leslie Kritzer

 2008 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee] 

Jonathan Tunick

 2008 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee] 

Lyrics by John Bucchino

 2008 Outstanding Music [nominee] 

Music by John Bucchino

 2008 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 

Ann Hould-Ward

 2008 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical [nominee] 

David Gallo

 2008 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 

John Doyle

 2008 Outstanding Projection and Video Design [nominee] 

Projection Design by Zachary Borovay

Songs

music by John Bucchino; lyrics by John Bucchino

PartnersTom Hurley, Sam, Ralph Halloran and Janey
Ralph and MeJaney
MarriedAggie
Women ChatterMyra, Pasha and Dolores
No FussAggie
Your Children's HappinessMr. Halloran and Mrs. Halloran
Immediate FamilyUncle Winston
Our Only DaughterAggie
Women Chatter 2Dolores, Pasha and Uncle Winston
One White DressJaney and Aggie
VisionAggie
Don't Ever Stop Saying "I Love You"Janey and Ralph Halloran
I StayedTom Hurley
Married (Reprise) Aggie
Coney IslandUncle Winston
Don't Ever Stop Saying "I Love You" (Reprise) Ralph Halloran, Janey and Tom Hurley
Coney Island (Reprise) Uncle Winston and Company
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