Criterion Center Stage Right, (11/12/1998 - 2/07/1999)

First Preview: Oct 15, 1998
Opening Date: Nov 12, 1998
Closing Date: Feb 07, 1999
Total Previews: 43
Total Performances: 99

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Southampton, 1962 (present). Venezuela, Illinois, Chicago, Somewhere in France, On the North Atlantic, Hollywood, Monte Carlo, and A Principality in Middle Europe past).

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by B. S. Moss Enterprises (Charles B. Moss, Jr., Executive Director)

Produced by The Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Ellen Richard: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director of External Affairs; Gene Feist: Founding Director)

Book by Neil Simon; Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh; Based on the novel by Patrick Dennis; Musical Director: David Chase; Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Dance arrangements by David Krane

Directed by Rob Marshall; Choreographed by Rob Marshall; Associate Director: Cynthia Onrubia; Associate Choreographer: Cynthia Onrubia

Scenic Design by David Gallo; Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward; Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner; Sound Design by Brian Ronan; Projection Design by Jan Hartley; Hair Design by David Brian Brown

Roundabout Administrative Director: Sydney Davolos; Company Manager: Peilin Chou

Production Stage Manager: Perry Cline; Production Manager: Michael Curry; Stage Manager: David Sugarman

Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by David Chase; Associate Conductor: Robert Berman; Trumpet: Danny Cahn and Glenn Drewes; Trombone / Tuba: Jack Schatz; Woodwind: Dan Willis and Frank Santagata; Drums: Raymond Grappone; Bass: Leon Maleson; Percussion: David Yee; Keyboard: David Chase and Robert Berman; Music Copying: Emily Grishman Music Preparation

Roundabout Director of Casting and Artistic Associate: Jim Carnahan; Roundabout Director of Marketing: David B. Steffen; Dance Captain: Joey Pizzi; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Roundabout Associate Artistic Director: Scott Ellis; Advertising: Nappi / Eliran / Murphy, Ltd.

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Opening Night Cast

Faith PrinceBelle
Martin ShortNoble Eggleston
Amos Pinchley
Benny Buchsbaum
Val du Val
Fred Poitrine
Otto Schnitzler
Prince Cherney
The Drunk
Michael ArnoldBelle's Boy
Chain Gang
Brooks AshmanskasPinchley Junior
Assistant Director
Roxane BarlowColette
Peter BensonKleeg
Maitre D'
Andrea ChamberlainRamona
Jeffrey HankinsonBelle's Boy
Chain Gang
2nd Sailor
Ned HannahBelle's Boy
Chain Gang
1st Sailor
Denis JonesBelle's Boy
Chain Gang
Kimberly LyonNurse
Boom Boom Girl
Michael McEachran
Broadway debut
Movie "King"
Michael McGrathBruce
Bernie Buchsbaum
German Soldier
Joanne McHughBoom Boom Girl
Cynthia OnrubiaCerine
Boom Boom Girl
Michael ParkLucky
Christine PediMaid
Ms. Kepplewhite
Army Nurse
Casino Woman
Ruth WilliamsonMomma
Mrs. Eggleston

Swings: Joey Pizzi, Josh Prince and Courtney Young

Standby: Jennifer Allen (Belle)

Understudies: Denis Jones (Lucky), Michael McEachran (Attorney, Captain, General, Kleeg, Maitre D', Preacher, Victor), Michael McGrath (Amos Pinchley, Benny Buchsbaum, Fred Poitrine, Noble Eggleston, Otto Schnitzler, Prince Cherney, The Drunk, Val du Val), Christine Pedi (Momma, Mrs. Eggleston), Josh Prince (Assistant Director, Bernie Buchsbaum, Bert, Bruce, Doctor, German Soldier, Pinchley Junior, Steward, Yulnick) and Courtney Young (Army Nurse, Casino Woman, Christine, Maid, Ms. Kepplewhite, Secretary)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1999 Best Revival of a Musical [nominee] 

Produced by The Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Ellen Richard: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director of External Affairs; Gene Feist: Founding Director)

winner 1999 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Martin Short

 1999 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Rob Marshall

 1999 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 

Harold Wheeler

Drama Desk Award

 1999 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Martin Short

 1999 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 

Rob Marshall


music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Carolyn Leigh

ACT 1 Sung By
Little MeBelle and Belle's Boys
The Other Side of the TracksBelle
Rich Kids RagRich Kids and Noble Eggleston
I Love YouNoble Eggleston, Belle and Company
The Other Side of the Tracks (Reprise) Belle
Deep Down InsideBelle, Amos Pinchley and Company
Be a Performer!Benny Buchsbaum, Bernie Buchsbaum and Belle
DimplesBelle and Chain Gang
Boom-BoomVal du Val and Boom Boom Girl
I've Got Your NumberLucky
Real Live GirlFred Poitrine
Real Live Girl (Reprise) Fred Poitrine and Soldiers
Finale - Act OneBelle
ACT 2 Sung By
I Love Sinking YouBelle, Noble Eggleston and Company
Poor Little Hollywood StarBelle
GoodbyePrince Cherney, Yulnick and Company
Here's to UsBelle and Company
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