Ain't Broadway Grand


A Brand-New 1948 Musical Comedy


Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (4/18/1993 - 5/09/1993)

First Preview: Mar 26, 1993
Opening Date: Apr 18, 1993
Closing Date: May 09, 1993
Total Previews: 27
Total Performances: 25

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Time: Early Summer and Early Fall, 1948.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; James L. Nederlander: Vice-President)

Produced by Arthur Rubin

A production by Tra La La, Inc.

Book by Thomas Meehan and Lee Adams; Music by Mitch Leigh; Lyrics by Lee Adams; Vocal arrangements by Neil Warner; Musical Director: Nicholas Archer; Music orchestrated by Christopher Bankey; Dance arrangements by Scot Woolley

Directed by Scott Harris; Choreographed by Randy Skinner

Scenic Design by David Mitchell; Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Masarone; Make-Up Design by Masarone; Associate Scenic Design: Brian Webb; Associate Lighting Design: Jason Kantrowitz

General Manager: Peter H. Russell

Production Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris; Production Stage Manager: Frank Marino; Stage Manager: John Actman

Musical Supervisor: Neil Warner; Conducted by Nicholas Archer; Musical Coordinator: Bill Meade

Casting: Gayle Kenerson; Press Representative: Fred Nathan; Dance Captain: Kelli Barclay; Advertising: LeDonne, Wilner, & Weiner, Inc.

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Opening Night Cast

Mike BurstynMike Todd
Debbie Shapiro GravitteGypsy Rose Lee
Maureen McNamaraJoan Blondell
Gerry VichiBobby Clark
Timothy AlbrechtThe President & His Cabinet I
"Of The People," Part I
Ensemble
Gabriel BarreMarvin Fischbein
Leslie BellEnsemble
Beverly BrittonRiverside Street Walker
The President & His Cabinet II
"Of The People," Part II
Ensemble
Caitlin CarterThelma
The President & His Cabinet II
"Of The People," Part II
Ensemble
Bill CorcoranLindy's Waiter
The President & His Cabinet I
"Of The People," Part I
Ensemble
Colleen DunnThe President & His Cabinet II
"Of The People," Part II
Ensemble
Scott ElliottWally Farfle
The President & His Cabinet I
"Of The People," Part I
Ensemble
Scott FowlerFrankie
the Bartender
The President & His Cabinet I
"Of The People," Part I
Ensemble
Jennifer FrankelSheryl
The President & His Cabinet II
"Of The People," Part II
Ensemble
Merwin GoldsmithJaeger
Jerold GoldsteinLindy's Waiter
Herbie
the Office Boy
The President & His Cabinet I
"Of The People," Part I
Ensemble
Lauren Goler-KosarinEnsemble
Mitchell GreenbergMurray Pearl
Joe IstreEnsemble
Alix KoreyHarriet Popkin
Bill KuxWaldo Klein
David LipmanReuben Pelish
Rod McCuneThe President & His Cabinet I
"Of The People," Part I
Ensemble
Elizabeth MillsEnsemble
Bill NabelLou
the Stage Manager
Lindy's Waiter
The President & His Cabinet I
"Of The People," Part I
Ensemble
Luis PerezRocco
The President & His Cabinet I
"Of The People," Part I
Ensemble
Ginger PrinceLili
The President & His Cabinet II
"Of The People," Part II
Ensemble
Mimi Cichanowicz QuillinThe President & His Cabinet I
"Of The People," Part I
Linda
The President & His Cabinet II
"Of The People," Part II
Ensemble
Richard B. ShullDexter Leslie
Carol Denise SmithThe President & His Cabinet II
"Of The People," Part II
Ensemble
Patrick WetzelFloyd
Ensemble

Swings: Kelli Barclay, James Horvath and Lynn Sullivan

Standby: P. J. Benjamin (Mike Todd)

Understudies: Beverly Britton (Joan Blondell), Scott Elliott (Marvin Fischbein, Waldo Klein), Merwin Goldsmith (Dexter Leslie), Jerold Goldstein (Bobby Clark, Jaeger), Bill Nabel (Murray Pearl, Reuben Pelish), Ginger Prince (Harriet Popkin) and Mimi Cichanowicz Quillin (Gypsy Rose Lee)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1993 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Randy Skinner

Songs

music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Lee Adams

ACT 1 Sung By
Girls Ahoy!Bobby Clark, Gypsy Rose Lee and Ensemble
Ain't Broadway GrandMike Todd, Harriet Popkin, Murray Pearl, Reuben Pelish and Ensemble
ClassMike Todd and Chorus Girls
The Theatre, the TheatreMarvin Fischbein and Waldo Klein
Ain't Broadway Grand (Reprise) Mike Todd, Harriet Popkin, Murray Pearl, Dexter Leslie, Marvin Fischbein, Waldo Klein, Wally Farfle and Ensemble
Lindy'sJaeger, Waiters and Company
It's Time to GoGypsy Rose Lee and Ensemble
Waiting in the WingsJoan Blondell
You're My StarMike Todd and Ensemble
A Big JobPresident and Ensemble
Ain't Broadway Grand (Reprise) Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Ain't Broadway Grand (Reprise) Jaeger and Waiters
They'll Never Take Us AliveMike Todd, Harriet Popkin and Murray Pearl
On the StreetMike Todd
The Man I MarriedJoan Blondell and Female Ensemble
Maybe, Maybe NotGypsy Rose Lee
Tall Dames and Low ComedyBobby Clark and Ensemble
He's My GuyJoan Blondell
A Big Job (Reprise) President and Ensemble
You're My Star (Reprise) Mike Todd
Ain't Broadway Grand (Reprise) Company

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

(4/18/1993 - 5/9/1993)

Cast

Peter Gregus
Rocco


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