Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, (10/05/2008 - 1/04/2009)

First Preview: Sep 16, 2008
Opening Date: Oct 05, 2008
Closing Date: Jan 04, 2009
Total Previews: 22
Total Performances: 105

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)

Produced by Bob Boyett, Roger Berlind, Tim Levy, Ken Davenport, Ted Hartley, Stacey Mindich, Jane Bergère, Broadway Across America, Sharon Karmazin, Carl Moellenberg, Tom Miller, True Love Productions/Olympus Theatricals and Center Theatre Group (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Charles Dillingham, Managing Director); Associate Producer: Shorenstein Hays Nederlander and The Araca Group

Originally commissioned and produced by Center Theatre Group (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Charles Dillingham, Managing Director); Originally commissioned and produced by special arrangment with Bob Boyett; Subsequently produced by Goodspeed Musicals (Michael P. Price, Executive Producer)

Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn; Music by Jason Robert Brown; Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown; Music arranged by Jason Robert Brown; Music orchestrated by Jason Robert Brown; Musical Director: Tom Kitt; Associate Musical Dir.: Mat Eisenstein

Directed by Jeremy Sams; Choreographed by Christopher Gattelli; Associate Director: Mark Schneider; Associate Choreographer: Lou Castro

Scenic Design by David Farley; Costume Design by David Farley; Lighting Design by Brian MacDevitt; Sound Design by Jon Weston; Associate Scenic Design: Josh Zangen; Associate Costume Design: MaryAnn D. Smith and Mary Fleming; Associate Lighting Design: Jennifer Schriever; Associate Sound Design: Jason Strangfeld

Executive Producer: 101 Productions, Ltd.; Company Manager: Sean Free

Technical Supervisor: Peter Fulbright, Tech Production Services, Inc. and Colleen Houlehen; Production Stage Manager: Rick Steiger; Stage Manager: Karen Armstrong

Music Contractor: Michael Keller; Conducted by Tom Kitt; Keyboard I: Tom Kitt; Keyboard II: Adam Michael Kaufman; Guitar: Chris Raymond and Zach Page; Percussion: Zac Coe; Bass: Lexi Bodick; Swing Keyboard: Mat Eisenstein; Swing Bass, Guitar, Percussion: Charlie Rosen

Casting: Mark Simon Casting, C.S.A.; Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Marketing: HHC Marketing; Fight direction by Tom Schall; Dance Captain: Lou Castro; Vocal Coach: Liz Caplan; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Al CalderonEddie
Eamon FoleyRichie
Caitlin GannMolly
Elizabeth GilliesLucy
Ariana GrandeCharlotte
Aaron Simon GrossArchie
Malik HammondMalcolm
Joey La VarcoSimon
Delaney MoroKendra
Eric NelsenBrett
Graham PhillipsEvan
Corey J. SnideEvan
Allie TrimmPatrice
Brynn WilliamsCassie

Understudies: Riley Costello (Archie, Eddie, Richie, Simon), Caitlin Gann (Kendra), Ariana Grande (Patrice), Henry Hodges (Archie, Evan, Richie, Simon), Joey La Varco (Brett, Eddie), Mary Claire Miskell (Cassie, Charlotte, Lucy, Molly, Patrice), Liana Ortiz (Cassie, Charlotte, Kendra, Lucy, Molly) and Max Schneider (Brett, Malcolm, Richie, Simon)

Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Award

 2009 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee] 

Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown


13/Becoming a ManEvan and Company
The Lamest Place in the WorldPatrice
Hey KendraBrett, Malcolm, Eddie, Lucy and Kendra
Get Me What I NeedArchie and Company
What It Means to Be a FriendPatrice
All Hail the BrainEvan
Terminal IllnessEvan, Archie and Company
Getting ReadyCompany
Any MinuteBrett, Kendra, Patrice and Archie
Good EnoughPatrice
Bad Bad NewsEddie, Malcolm, Simon and Richie
Tell HerEvan and Patrice
It Can't Be TrueLucy, Molly, Cassie, Charlotte and Company
If That's What It IsArchie, Patrice and Evan
A Little More HomeworkEvan and Company
Brand New YouCassie, Charlotte, Molly and Company

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

(10/5/2008 - 1/4/2009)
Swing Keyboard: Karl Mansfield; Keyboard 1: Mat Eisenstein(circa. Nov 2007 - ?); Conducted by Mat Eisenstein(circa. Nov 2007 - ?).

Press Representative: Leslie Baden.

Understudies: Eamon Foley (Malcolm).

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