Palace Theatre, (3/20/2011 - 6/24/2012)

First Preview: Feb 28, 2011
Opening Date: Mar 20, 2011
Closing Date: Jun 24, 2012
Total Previews: 23
Total Performances: 526

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Stewart F. Lane, James M. Nederlander and James L. Nederlander

Produced by Bette Midler, James L. Nederlander, Garry McQuinn, Liz Koops, Michael Hamlyn, Allan Scott, Roy Furman/Richard Willis, Terry Allen Kramer, Terri & Timothy Childs, Ken Greiner, Ruth Hendel, Chugg Entertainment, Michael Buckley, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley, Bruce Davey, Thierry Suc/TS3, Bartner/Jenkins, Broadway Across America/H. Koenigsberg, M. Lerner/D. Bisno/K.Seidel/R. Gold, Paul Boskind and Martian Entertainment/Spirtas-Mauro Productions/MAS Music Arts & Show and David Mirvish; Produced in association with MGM On Stage, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber; Associate Producer: Ken Sunshine

Book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott; Based on the motion picture by Latent Image/Specific Films; Film Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.; Musical Director: Jeffrey Klitz; Music orchestrated by Stephen "Spud" Murphy and Charlie Hull; Music arranged by Stephen "Spud" Murphy

Directed by Simon Phillips; Choreographed by Ross Coleman; Developed for the Stage by Simon Phillips; Associate Director: Dean Bryant; Associate Choreographer: Andrew Hallsworth

Bus Concept and Production Design by Brian Thomson; Costume Design by Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner; Lighting Design by Nick Schlieper; Sound Design by Jonathan Deans and Peter Fitzgerald; Make-Up Design by Cassie Hanlon; Associate Scenic Design: Bryan Johnson; Associate Costume Design: Brian J. Bustos; Associate Lighting Design: Michael P. Jones; Associate Wig Design: Richard Mawbey; Moving Lights and Video Programmer: Chris Herman

General Manager: B.J. Holt; Executive Producer: Alecia Parker; Company Manager: Thom Clay; Associate Gen. Mgr: Hilary Hamilton

Technical Supervisor: David Benken; Production Supervisor: Jerry Mitchell; Production Stage Manager: David Hyslop; Stage Manager: Mahlon Kruse; Associate Tech. Suprvr: Rose Palombo

Musical Supervisor: Stephen "Spud" Murphy; Conducted by Jeffrey Klitz; Associate Conductor: Jeff Marder; Woodwinds: David Mann; Guitar: Ed Hamilton; Trumpet: Barry Danielian; Trombone: Michael Davis; Bass: Luico Hopper; Drums: Warren Odze; Percussion: Roger Squitero; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Music Copying: Martine Monroe

Flying by Foy

Casting: Telsey + Company; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Website Design/Online Marketing: SPOTCo, Inc.; Director of Marketing: Nick Pramik; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Dance Captain: Eric Sciotto

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Opening Night Cast

Nick AdamsAdam (Felicia)
C. David Johnson
Broadway debut
Bob
(Feb 28, 2011 - Feb 04, 2012)
Tony Sheldon
Broadway debut
Bernadette
Will SwensonTick (Mitzi)
Jacqueline B. ArnoldDiva
Ensemble
James Brown IIIJimmy
Ensemble
Nathan Lee GrahamMiss Understanding
Ensemble
J. Elaine MarcosCynthia
Ensemble
Anastacia McCleskeyDiva
Ensemble
Mike McGowanFrank
Ensemble
Jessica PhillipsMarion
(Feb 28, 2011 - Feb 04, 2012)
Ensemble
(Feb 28, 2011 - Feb 04, 2012)
Steve SchepisFarrah
Ensemble
Young Bernadette
Keala SettleShirley
Ensemble
Ashley SpencerDiva
Ensemble
Thom AllisonEnsemble
Kyle BrownEnsemble
Gavin LodgeEnsemble
Luke MannikusBenji
Alternate
Jeff MetzlerEnsemble
Bryan WestEnsemble
Tad WilsonEnsemble
Ashton WoerzBenji
(Feb 28, 2011 - Sep 24, 2011)

Swings: Ellyn Marie Marsh, Eric Sciotto, Amaker Smith and Esther Stilwell

Understudies: Thom Allison (Bernadette, Jimmy, Miss Understanding), James Brown III (Miss Understanding), Kyle Brown (Frank), Gavin Lodge (Bernadette, Frank, Tick (Mitzi)), Luke Mannikus (Benji), Ellyn Marie Marsh (Cynthia, Diva, Marion, Shirley), Mike McGowan (Bob), Jeff Metzler (Young Bernadette), Steve Schepis (Adam (Felicia)), Eric Sciotto (Tick (Mitzi)), Amaker Smith (Jimmy), Esther Stilwell (Cynthia, Diva, Marion, Shirley), Bryan West (Adam (Felicia)), Tad Wilson (Bob) and Ashton Woerz (Benji)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2011 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee] 

Tony Sheldon

winner 2011 Best Costume Design of a Musical [winner] 

Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner

Drama Desk Award

 2011 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Bette Midler, James L. Nederlander, Garry McQuinn, Liz Koops, Michael Hamlyn, Allan Scott, Roy Furman/Richard Willis, Terry Allen Kramer, Terri & Timothy Childs, Ruth Hendel, Chugg Entertainment, Michael Buckley, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley, Bruce Davey, Thierry Suc/TS3, Bartner/Jenkins, Broadway Across America/H. Koenigsberg, M. Lerner/D. Bisno/K.Seidel/R. Gold, Paul Boskind and Martian Entertainment/Spirtas-Mauro Productions/MAS Music Arts & Show and David Mirvish; Produced in association with MGM On Stage, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber

 2011 Outstanding Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott

 2011 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Tony Sheldon

winner 2011 Outstanding Costume Design [winner] 

Tim Chappel

winner 2011 Outstanding Costume Design [winner] 

Lizzy Gardiner

Theatre World

winner 2011 Award [recipient] 

Tony Sheldon

Songs



ACT 1 Sung By
It's Raining MenThe Divas, Tick and Company
What's Love Got to Do With It?Miss Understanding
I Say a Little PrayerTick
Don't Leave Me This WayBernadette, Tick and Company
Material GirlFelicia and the Boys
Go WestBernadette, Tick, Adam and Company
HolidayAdam, Tick and Bernadette
Like a VirginAdam, Tick and Bernadette
I Say a Little Prayer (Reprise) Tick and the Divas
I Love the NightlifeShirley, Bernadette, Mitzi, Felicia and Company
True ColorsBernadette, Mitzi and Felicia
Sempre LibreFelicia and the Divas
Color My WorldAdam, Tick, Bernadette and Company
I Will SurviveBernadette, Felicia, Mitzi, Jimmy and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Thank God I'm a Country BoyThe Company
A Fine RomanceYoung Bernadette and Les Girls
Thank God I'm a Country Boy (Reprise) The Company
Shake Your Groove ThingMitzi, Bernadette, Felicia and the Divas
Pop MuzikCynthia and Company
A Fine Romance (Reprise) Bob
Girls Just Wanna Have FunAdam and the Divas
Hot StuffFelicia, the Divas and Bernadette
MacArthur ParkBernadette, Tick, the Divas and Company
Boogie WonderlandThe Company
The Floor ShowMitzi, Bernadette, Felicia and Company
Always on My MindTick and Benji
Like a PrayerFelicia and Company
We BelongFelicia, Mitzi, Bernadette and Company
Finally MedleyThe Company

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Palace Theatre

(3/20/2011 - 6/24/2012)
Company Manager: Shaun Moorman(Aug 22, 2011 - Nov 20, 2011); Assistant Co. Mgr: Jeremy A. Davis(Aug 1, 2011 - Jun 24, 2012); Company Manager: Jeff Klein(Nov 21, 2011 - Jun 24, 2012).

Assistant Stage Mgr: Nathan K. Claus, Glynn David Turner, Mary Kathryn Flynt, Chad Lewis(Dec 26, 2011 - ?).

Cast

Todd A. Horman
Ensemble
Lisa Howard
Diva
Ensemble
Adam LeFevre
Bob (Feb 6, 2012 - Jun 24, 2012)
Gaten Matarazzo
Benji Alternate
Julie Reiber
Ensemble (Feb 6, 2012 - Jun 24, 2012)
Marion (Feb 6, 2012 - Jun 24, 2012)
Sebastian Thomas
Benji Alternate
Alysha Umphress
Ensemble
Shirley
Anthony Wayne
Ensemble
Jimmy
Branch Woodman
Ensemble

Understudies: Joshua Buscher (Jimmy), Todd A. Horman (Bob), Amaker Smith (Miss Understanding), Anthony Wayne (Miss Understanding), Bryan West (Tick (Mitzi)), Branch Woodman (Bernadette).


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