Vivian Beaumont Theatre, (12/10/1992 - 1/10/1993)

First Preview: Oct 31, 1992
Opening Date: Dec 10, 1992
Closing Date: Jan 10, 1993
Total Previews: 45
Total Performances: 36

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: New York City, 1954

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)

Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer); Produced in association with AT&T: OnStage ®

Book by Joseph Dougherty; Music by Stephen Flaherty; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Based on the motion picture "My Favorite Year" by Dennis Palumbo and Norman Steinberg; Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin; Dance arrangements by Wally Harper; Musical Director: Ted Sperling; Orchestration for "Manhattan" by Danny Troob; Bow Music Orchestration by Michael Gibson

Directed by Ron Lagomarsino; Musical Staging by Thommie Walsh; Associate Choreographer: Robin Black

Scenic Design by Thomas Lynch; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Associate Lighting Design: Peggy Eisenhauer; Sound Design by Scott Lehrer; Hair Design by Angela Gari

LCT General Manager: Steven C. Callahan; Company Manager: Edward J. Nelson

LCT Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Production Stage Manager: Robin Rumpf; Stage Manager: Dale Kaufman

Conducted by Ted Sperling; Associate Conductor: Jan Rosenberg; Woodwinds: Alva Hunt, Ken Hitchcock, Rick Heckman and Eugene Scholtens; Trumpet: Lawrence Lunetta, Phil Granger and Darryl Shaw; Trombone: Sonny Russo and Jack Schatz; French Horn: Kaitilin Mahoney; Violin: Belinda Whitney-Barratt, Janine Kam-Lal and Susan Lorentsen; Viola: Ruth Siegler; Cello: Matthias Naegele; Bass: John Babich; Keyboard: Joseph Thalken and Jan Rosenberg; Drums: John Redsecker; Percussion: Larry Spivack; Music Copying: Emily Grishman Music Preparation

Fight direction by B. H. Barry; LCT Casting Director: Daniel Swee; LCT General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; LCT Director of Musical Theater: Ira Weitzman; Poster Design by Paul Rogers; Dance Captain: Robert Ashford; Fight Captain: Michael McGrath; LCT Director of Development: Hattie K. Jutagir; LCT Director of Marketing: Thomas Cott; LCT Dramaturg: Anne Cattaneo; Advertising: Russek Advertising; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Leslie BellEnsemble
Maria CalabreseEnsemble
Kevin ChamberlinEnsemble
Tim CurryAlan Swann
Colleen DunnEnsemble
Katie FinneranTess
James GerthEnsemble
Michael GruberEnsemble
Thomas IkedaRookie Carroca
Lainie KazanBelle Steinberg Carroca
David LipmanUncle Morty
Roxie LucasEnsemble
Nora Mae LyngEnsemble
Tom MardirosianKing Kaiser
Andrea MartinAlice Miller
Michael McGrath
Replaced Marcus Olson in previews
Josh MostelSy Benson
Alan MuraokaEnsemble
Evan PappasBenjy Stone
Ethan PhillipsHerb Lee
Jay PoindexterEnsemble
Russell RicardEnsemble
Lannyl StephensK. C. Downing
Paul StolarskyLeo Silver
Mary StoutAunt Sadie
Thomas TitoneEnsemble
Bruce WinantEnsemble
Christina YoungmanEnsemble

Swings: Robert Ashford and Amiee Turner

Standby: Michael O'Gorman (Alan Swann)

Understudies: Kevin Chamberlin (Herb Lee, Sy Benson), Katie Finneran (K. C. Downing), James Gerth (Alan Swann, Leo Silver), Roxie Lucas (Alice Miller), Nora Mae Lyng (Belle Steinberg Carroca), Michael McGrath (Benjy Stone, King Kaiser), Alan Muraoka (Rookie Carroca), Mary Stout (Alice Miller, Belle Steinberg Carroca), Thomas Titone (Benjy Stone, Herb Lee) and Bruce Winant (King Kaiser, Leo Silver, Sy Benson)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1993 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Tim Curry

winner 1993 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Andrea Martin

 1993 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Lainie Kazan

Drama Desk Award

 1993 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Josh Mostel

winner 1993 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Andrea Martin

 1993 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee] 

Michael Starobin

Theatre World

winner 1993 Award [recipient] 

Andrea Martin


music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

ACT 1 Sung By
Twenty Million PeopleBenjy Stone and Company
Larger Than LifeBenjy Stone
The Musketeer SketchBenjy Stone, Sy Benson, King Kaiser, Alice Miller, K. C. Downing, Leo Silver and Herb Lee
Waldorf SuiteBenjy Stone
Rookie in the RingBelle Steinberg Carroca
ManhattanAlan Swann, Benjy Stone and Ensemble
Naked in Bethesda FountainSy Benson, Alice Miller, Leo Silver, Herb Lee and K. C. Downing
The Gospel According to the KingKing Kaiser, Alan Swann and Company
The Musketeer Sketch RehearsalBenjy Stone, Alan Swann and Ensemble
Funny / The Duck JokeK. C. Downing and Alice Miller
The Musketeer Sketch Rehearsal (Part II)King Kaiser, Alan Swann and Ensemble
Welcome to BrooklynUncle Morty, Rookie Carroca, Belle Steinberg Carroca, Aunt Sadie, Benjy Stone, Alan Swann and Neighbors
If the World Were Like the MoviesAlan Swann
ACT 2 Sung By
ExitsAlan Swann
Shut Up and DanceK. C. Downing and Benjy Stone
Professional Showbizness ComedyAlice Miller, King Kaiser and Ensemble
The Lights Come UpAlan Swann and Benjy Stone
Maxford HouseMaxford House Girls
The Musketeer Sketch FinaleCompany
My Favorite YearBenjy Stone and Company

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

(12/10/1992 - 1/10/1993)


Marcus Olson
Ensemble Was replaced in previews

Understudies: Marcus Olson (Benjy Stone, Herb Lee, King Kaiser, Leo Silver).

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