John Golden Theatre, (4/29/1992 - 6/27/1993)

First Preview: Apr 08, 1992
Opening Date: Apr 29, 1992
Closing Date: Jun 27, 1993
Total Previews: 23
Total Performances: 486

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Act I: 1979. Act II: 1981.
Comments: Originally produced off-Broadway as two separate shows. "March of the Falsettos" and "Falsettoland".

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler; Produced in association with James Cushing, Maureen O'Sullivan Cushing, Masakazu Shibaoka and Broadway Pacific; Associate Producer: Alecia Parker

FALSETTOLAND was produced off-Broadway by Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield and Steven Suskin

Music by William Finn; Lyrics by William Finn; Book by William Finn and James Lapine; Music arranged by Michael Starobin; Musical Director: Scott Frankel; Additional vocal arrangements by Alison Fraser

Directed by James Lapine

Scenic Design by Douglas Stein; Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward; Lighting Design by Frances Aronson; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Hair Design by Phyllis Della; Make-Up Design by Denise Spatarella

General Manager: Barbara Darwall; Company Manager: Kim Sellon

Technical Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi; Production Supervisor: Craig Jacobs; Stage Manager: Karen Armstrong

Conducted by Scott Frankel; Associate Conductor: Ted Sperling; Piano: Scott Frankel; Synthesizer: Ted Sperling; Percussion: Greg Landis; Flute/Oboe/Clarinet/Alto Sax: Rick Heckman; Music Contractor: John Monaco; Music Preparation: Emily Grishman

Casting: Wendy Ettinger, Stuart Howard and Amy Schecter; Press Representative: The Pete Sanders Group; Marketing Consultant: Dan Klores Associates, Inc. and Hayley Sumner; Advertising: Grey Entertainment, Inc.; Art by The Estate of Keith Haring; Photographer: Carol Rosegg and Martha Swope and Associates

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Opening Night Cast

Stephen BogardusWhizzer
Michael RupertMarvin
Chip ZienMendel
Carolee CarmelloCordelia
Jonathan KaplanJason
Andrew Harrison Leeds
at Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Jason
Alternate
Heather MacRaeCharlotte
Barbara WalshTrina

Understudies: Philip Hoffman (Marvin, Mendel) and John Ruess (Whizzer)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1992 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler

winner 1992 Best Book of a Musical [winner] 

Book by William Finn and James Lapine

winner 1992 Best Original Score [winner] 

Music by William Finn; Lyrics by William Finn

 1992 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Michael Rupert

 1992 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Jonathan Kaplan

 1992 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Barbara Walsh

 1992 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

James Lapine

Drama Desk Award

 1992 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Barbara Walsh

 1992 Outstanding Revival [nominee] 

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler; Produced in association with James Cushing, Maureen O'Sullivan Cushing, Masakazu Shibaoka and Broadway Pacific

Theatre World

winner 1992 Award [recipient] 

Jonathan Kaplan

Songs

music by William Finn; lyrics by William Finn

ACT 1 Sung By
Four Jews in a Room BitchingWhizzer, Marvin, Jason and Mendel
A Tight Knit FamilyMarvin
Love is BlindMarvin, Jason, Whizzer, Mendel and Trina
Thrill of First LoveMarvin and Whizzer
Marvin at the Psychiatrist (A Three-Part Mini-Opera)Jason, Mendel, Whizzer and Marvin
Everyone Tells Jason to See a PsychiatristJason, Marvin, Trina and Whizzer
This Had Better Come to a StopMarvin, Whizzer, Jason, Trina and Mendel
I'm Breaking DownTrina
Jason's TherapyMendel, Trina, Whizzer, Marvin and Jason
A Marriage ProposalMendel, Trina and Jason
A Tight Knit Family (Reprise) Marvin and Mendel
Trina's SongTrina
March of the FalsettosMendel, Marvin, Jason and Whizzer
Trina's Song (Reprise) Trina
The Chess GameMarvin and Whizzer
Making a HomeMendel, Jason, Trina and Whizzer
The Games I PlayWhizzer
Marvin Goes CrazyMarvin, Mendel, Jason, Trina and Whizzer
I Never Wanted to Love YouMarvin, Mendel, Jason, Trina and Whizzer
Father to SonMarvin and Jason
ACT 2 Sung By
Welcome to FalsettolandCompany
The Year of the ChildCompany
Miracle of JudaismCompany
Sitting Watching Jason (Play Baseball)Company
A Day in FalsettolandCompany
Everyone Hates His ParentsMendel, Jason, Marvin and Trina
What More Can I SayMarvin and Whizzer
Something Bad Is HappeningCharlotte and Cordelia
Holding to the GroundTrina
Days Like This I Almost Believe in GodCompany
Cancelling the Bar MitzvahJason, Mendel and Trina
Unlikely LoversMarvin, Whizzer, Charlotte and Cordelia
Another Miracle of JudaismJason
You Gotta Die SometimeWhizzer
Jason's Bar MitzvahCompany
What Would I Do?Marvin and Whizzer

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


John Golden Theatre

(4/29/1992 - 6/27/1993)
Musical Director: Steve Margoshes, Joshua Rosenblum.

General Manager: Lynn Landis; Company Manager: Robb Lady.

Stage Manager: Rick Steiger; Production Stage Manager: Beverley Randolph, Maureen F. Gibson; Stage Manager: Kate Riddle.

Conducted by Steve Margoshes, Joshua Rosenblum; Associate Conductor: Joshua Rosenblum; Piano: Steve Margoshes, Joshua Rosenblum; Synthesizer: Joshua Rosenblum; Percussion: Bruce Doctor; Flute/Oboe/Clarinet/Alto Sax: Kenneth Dybisz.

Cast

Sivan Cotel
Jason
Gregg Edelman
Marvin
Jason Graae
Mendel
Randy Graff
Trina
Jeffrey Landman
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Jason Alternate
Sean McDermott
Whizzer
Maureen Moore
Cordelia
Mandy Patinkin
Marvin
Sal Viviano
Whizzer
Adrian Zmed
Marvin


Standbys: Susan Goodman (Trina), Sal Viviano (Marvin, Whizzer).


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