Palace Theatre, (4/12/2015 - 10/09/2016)

First Preview: Mar 13, 2015
Opening Date: Apr 12, 2015
Closing Date: Oct 09, 2016
Total Previews: 29
Total Performances: 623

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Paris, 1945, at the end of the Second World War.

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Darren Bagert, Carole L. Haber, James L. Nederlander, Five Cent Productions, Michael Leavitt, Apples and Oranges Studios/Dominion Pictures, Roger Berlind/Arch Road, Simone Genatt Haft/Marc Routh, Triptyk Studios/Spencer Ross, Ed Walson/Peter May, Adam Zotovich/Celia Atkin, Eugene Beard/Julie Boardman/Kallish-Weinstein, Stuart Ditsky/Jim Herbert/Sandy Robertson, Suzanne Friedman/Independent Presenters Network/Wonderful Productions, The Leonore S. Gershwin 1987 Trust/Jenkins-Taylor/Proctors, Harriet Newman Leve/Jane Dubin/Sarahbeth Grossman and Caiola Productions/Jennifer Isaacson/Raise the Curtain; Produced by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical & Pittsburgh CLO and Théâtre du Châtelet; Associate Producer: Gloria Gracia Alanis, Amuse Inc., Lun-Yun Chang and Ivy Zhong/Sean Hsu

Book by Craig Lucas; Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Musical Director: Brad Haak; Music orchestrated by Christopher Austin; Musical Score adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher; Dance arrangements by Sam Davis; Additional Orchestrations: Don Sebesky and Bill Elliott

Directed by Christopher Wheeldon; Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon; Associate Director: Jacquelin Barrett; Associate Choreographer: Dontee Kiehn

Scenic Design by Bob Crowley; Costume Design by Bob Crowley; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Jon Weston; Projection Design by 59 Productions; Makeup Design by Ashley Ryan; Associate Scenic Design: Frank McCullough; Associate Costume Design: Lynette Mauro; Associate Costume Designer (U.S.): Lisa Zinni; Associate Lighting Design: Anthony Pearson; Associate Sound Design: Josh Millican

General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd.; Company Manager: Rina L. Saltzman; Associate Co. Mgr: Katie Pope

Production Supervisor: Jake Bell; Production Stage Manager: Rick Steiger; Stage Manager: Kenneth J. McGee

Musical Supervisor: Todd Ellison; Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Conducted by Todd Ellison; Associate Conductor: Greg Anthony Rassen; Piano: Greg Anthony Rassen; Flute: Kathleen Nester; Woodwinds: Lino Gomez, Deborah Avery and John Winder; French Horn: Russ Rizner; Trumpet: Dominic Derasse and Alex Holton; Trombone: Bruce Eidem and Jeff Caswell; Percussion: Andrew Blanco; Drums: Warren Odze; Accordion: William Schimmel; Concert Master: Martin Agee; Violin: Robin Zeh; Viola: Richard Brice; Cello: Stephanie Cummins and Alisa Horn; Bass: Mark Vanderpoel

Casting: Telsey + Company and Rachel Hoffman, CSA; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Advertising: Serino Coyne; Marketing and Insights: Serino Coyne; Digital: Serino Coyne; Video and Website: Apples and Oranges Studios; Dance Captain: Kurt Froman; Photographer: Matthew Murphy; Assistant Dance Captain: Gia Mongell

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Opening Night Cast

Leanne Cope
Broadway debut
Lise Dassin
Veanne CoxMadame Baurel
Robert Fairchild
Broadway debut
Jerry Mulligan
(Mar 13, 2015 - Mar 13, 2016)
Jill PaiceMilo Davenport
Brandon UranowitzAdam Hochberg
(Mar 13, 2015 - Aug 07, 2016)
Max von EssenHenri Baurel
Will BurtonEnsemble
Attila Joey CsikiEnsemble
Michael CusumanoEnsemble
Taeler CyrusEnsemble
Rebecca EichenbergerOlga
(Mar 13, 2015 - Apr 03, 2016)
Ensemble
(Mar 13, 2015 - Apr 03, 2016)
Sara EstyEnsemble
(Mar 13, 2015 - Jul 17, 2016)
Laura FeigEnsemble
Heather LangEnsemble
Dustin LaytonEnsemble
Nathan MaddenEnsemble
Candy OlsenEnsemble
Rebecca RikerEnsemble
Shannon RuganiEnsemble
Garen ScribnerEnsemble
(Mar 13, 2015 - Mar 13, 2016)
Sarrah StrimelEnsemble
Charlie SuttonEnsemble
Allison WalshEnsemble
Scott WillisMonsieur Baurel
Ensemble
Victor J. WisehartMr. Z
Ensemble

Swings: Caitlin Abraham, Ashlee Dupré, Jennie Ford, Kurt Froman, Gia Mongell, Adam Rogers, Sam Rogers and Sam Strasfeld

Understudies: Caitlin Abraham (Olga), Will Burton (Adam Hochberg, Henri Baurel), Rebecca Eichenberger (Madame Baurel), Sara Esty (Lise Dassin), Jennie Ford (Madame Baurel, Olga), Nathan Madden (Henri Baurel, Jerry Mulligan), Rebecca Riker (Milo Davenport), Sam Rogers (Mr. Z), Garen Scribner (Jerry Mulligan), Sam Strasfeld (Adam Hochberg, Monsieur Baurel, Mr. Z), Sarrah Strimel (Milo Davenport) and Allison Walsh (Lise Dassin)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2015 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Darren Bagert, Carole L. Haber, James L. Nederlander, Five Cent Productions, Michael Leavitt, Apples and Oranges Studios/Dominion Pictures, Roger Berlind/Arch Road, Simone Genatt Haft/Marc Routh, Triptyk Studios/Spencer Ross, Ed Walson/Peter May, Adam Zotovich/Celia Atkin, Eugene Beard/Julie Boardman/Kallish-Weinstein, Stuart Ditsky/Jim Herbert/Sandy Robertson, Suzanne Friedman/Independent Presenters Network/Wonderful Productions, The Leonore S. Gershwin 1987 Trust/Jenkins-Taylor/Proctors, Harriet Newman Leve/Jane Dubin/Sarahbeth Grossman and Caiola Productions/Jennifer Isaacson/Raise the Curtain; Produced by arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical & Pittsburgh CLO and Théâtre du Châtelet

 2015 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by Craig Lucas

 2015 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee] 

Robert Fairchild

 2015 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee] 

Leanne Cope

 2015 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical [nominee] 

Brandon Uranowitz

 2015 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical [nominee] 

Max von Essen

winner 2015 Best Choreography [winner] 

Christopher Wheeldon

 2015 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Christopher Wheeldon

winner 2015 Best Orchestrations [winner] 

Christopher Austin

winner 2015 Best Orchestrations [winner] 

Don Sebesky

winner 2015 Best Orchestrations [winner] 

Bill Elliott

winner 2015 Best Scenic Design of a Musical [winner] 

Bob Crowley; Projection Design by 59 Productions

 2015 Best Costume Design of a Musical [nominee] 

Bob Crowley

winner 2015 Best Lighting Design of a Musical [winner] 

Natasha Katz

Drama Desk Award

 2015 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Darren Bagert, Carole L. Haber, James L. Nederlander, Five Cent Productions, Michael Leavitt, Apples and Oranges Studios/Dominion Pictures, Roger Berlind/Arch Road, Simone Genatt Haft/Marc Routh, Triptyk Studios/Spencer Ross, Ed Walson/Peter May, Adam Zotovich/Celia Atkin, Eugene Beard/Julie Boardman/Kallish-Weinstein, Stuart Ditsky/Jim Herbert/Sandy Robertson, Suzanne Friedman/Independent Presenters Network/Wonderful Productions, The Leonore S. Gershwin 1987 Trust/Jenkins-Taylor/Proctors, Harriet Newman Leve/Jane Dubin/Sarahbeth Grossman and Caiola Productions/Jennifer Isaacson/Raise the Curtain; Produced by arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical & Pittsburgh CLO and Théâtre du Châtelet

 2015 Outstanding Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by Craig Lucas

winner 2015 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Robert Fairchild

 2015 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Leanne Cope

 2015 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Max von Essen

winner 2015 Outstanding Choreography [winner] 

Christopher Wheeldon

winner 2015 Outstanding Orchestrations [winner] 

Christopher Austin

 2015 Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical [nominee] 

Sound Design by Jon Weston

 2015 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 

Bob Crowley

winner 2015 Outstanding Set Design [winner] 

Bob Crowley

 2015 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 

Christopher Wheeldon

 2015 Outstanding Projection Design [nominee] 

Projection Design by 59 Productions

Theatre World

winner 2015 Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence [recipient] 

Leanne Cope

winner 2015 Award [recipient] 

Robert Fairchild

Songs

music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin

ACT 1 Sung By
Concerto in FCompany
I Got RhythmHenri Baurel, Adam Hochberg, Jerry Mulligan and Company
Second PreludeLise Dassin and Female Ensemble
I've Got Beginner's LuckJerry Mulligan
The Man I LoveLise Dassin
LizaJerry Mulligan
'S WonderfulAdam Hochberg, Henri Baurel, Jerry Mulligan and Company
Shall We Dance?Milo Davenport
Second Rhapsody/Cuban OvertureCompany
ACT 2 Sung By
Fidgety FeetJerry Mulligan and Company
Who Cares?Milo Davenport, Adam Hochberg and Henri Baurel
For You, For Me, For EvermoreLise Dassin, Henri Baurel, Jerry Mulligan and Milo Davenport
But Not for MeAdam Hochberg and Milo Davenport
I'll Build a Stairway to ParadiseHenri Baurel, Adam Hochberg and Company
An American in ParisCompany
They Can't Take That Away From MeAdam Hochberg, Jerry Mulligan and Henri Baurel

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Palace Theatre

(4/12/2015 - 10/9/2016)
Associate Musical Dir.: Andrew Blanco(Aug 23, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016).

Associate Director: Dontee Kiehn.

Assistant Costume Design: Amanda Jenks.

Company Manager: Katie Pope; Associate Co. Mgr: Michael Altbaum.

Stage Manager: Julia P. Jones(Aug 18, 2015 - ?), Kim Vernace; Assistant Stage Mgr: Janet Takami.

Piano: Jihwan Kim.

Dance Captain: Allison Walsh(Sep 15, 2015 - ?); Assistant Dance Captain: Dustin Layton; Dance Captain: Dustin Layton.

Cast

Alex Aquilino
Ensemble
Kyle Brown
Ensemble
Lise's Ballet Partner
Returning Soldier
Megan Dickinson
Ensemble
Sara Esty
Lise Dassin Alternate
(Jul 15, 2015 - Jul 17, 2016)
Aaron Felske
Ensemble
Mr. Z
Kurt Froman
Ensemble
Stephen Hanna
Ensemble
Lise's Ballet Partner
Derek Hanson
Ensemble
Mr. Z
Dimitri Kleioris
Ensemble
Broadway debutJerry Mulligan Alternate
(Mar 15, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016)
Jerry Mulligan (Jul 19, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016)
Marina Lazzaretto
Ensemble
Cory Lingner
Ensemble
Nathan Madden
Lise's Ballet Partner
Returning Soldier
Ensemble (Jul 19, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016)
Jerry Mulligan Alternate
(Jul 19, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016)
Christy Morton
Ensemble (Apr 5, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016)
Broadway debutOlga (Apr 5, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016)
Charlotte O'Dowd
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Kristin Piro
Ensemble
Adam Rogers
Ensemble
Matthew Scott
Adam Hochberg (Aug 9, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016)
Garen Scribner
Wednesday evenings & Saturday matinees
Jerry Mulligan Alternate
(Jun 2015 - Mar 13, 2016)
Jerry Mulligan (Mar 15, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016)
Allison Walsh
Returning Soldier's Wife
Lise Dassin Alternate
(Jul 19, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016)
Scott Willis
Store Manager
Bruce Winant
Ensemble
Monsieur Baurel
Store Manager
Victor J. Wisehart
Ensemble
Mr. Z



Understudies: Caitlin Abraham (Madame Baurel), Kyle Brown (Henri Baurel), Ashlee Dupré (Returning Soldier's Wife), Kurt Froman (Lise's Ballet Partner, Monsieur Baurel, Returning Soldier, Store Manager), Stephen Hanna (Monsieur Baurel), Derek Hanson (Monsieur Baurel), Dustin Layton (Jerry Mulligan, Lise's Ballet Partner, Returning Soldier, Store Manager), Cory Lingner (Adam Hochberg), Gia Mongell (Returning Soldier's Wife), Christy Morton (Madame Baurel, Milo Davenport), Adam Rogers (Lise's Ballet Partner, Returning Soldier), Bradley Schlagheck (Lise's Ballet Partner, Returning Soldier), Jeffrey C. Sousa (Lise's Ballet Partner, Mr. Z, Returning Soldier), Sam Strasfeld (Store Manager), Tory Trowbridge (Olga), Mindy Wallace (Returning Soldier's Wife), Victor J. Wisehart (Monsieur Baurel).


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