St. James Theatre, (4/22/2015 - 1/01/2017)

First Preview: Mar 23, 2015
Opening Date: Apr 22, 2015
Closing Date: Jan 01, 2017
Total Previews: 32
Total Performances: 708

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: 1595, South London.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth: President; Rocco Landesman: President Emeritus; Paul Libin: Executive Vice President; Jack Viertel: Senior Vice President)

Produced by Kevin McCollum, Broadway Global Ventures, CMC, Mastro/Goodman, Jerry & Ronald Frankel, Morris Berchard, Kyodo Tokyo, Inc., Wendy Federman, Barbara Freitag, LAMS Productions, Winkler/DeSimone, Timothy Laczynski, Dan Markley, Harris/Karmazin, Jam Theatricals, Robert Greenblatt and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth: President; Rocco Landesman: President Emeritus; Paul Libin: Executive Vice President; Jack Viertel: Senior Vice President); Associate Producer: Lucas McMahon

Developed in association with The 5th Avenue Theatre (David Armstrong, Executive Producer and Artistic Director; Bernadine Griffin, Managing Director; Bill Berry, Producing Director)

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell; Music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick; Musical Director: Phil Reno; Music arranged by Glen Kelly; Music orchestrated by Larry Hochman; Vocal arrangements by Phil Reno; Additional Orchestrations: Bruce Coughlin and Phil Reno

Directed by Casey Nicholaw; Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw; Associate Director: Steve Bebout; Associate Choreographer: John MacInnis

Scenic Design by Scott Pask; Costume Design by Gregg Barnes; Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter; Sound Design by Peter Hylenski; Hair Design by Josh Marquette; Makeup Design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira; Associate Scenic Design: Orit Jacoby Carroll; Associate Costume Design: Tricia Barsamian and Lindsay McWilliams; Associate Lighting Design: Travis McHale and Aaron Spivey; Associate Sound Design: Justin Stasiw

General Manager: Bespoke Theatricals; Company Manager: Doug Gaeta; Associate Gen. Mgr: Nathan Gehan

Technical Supervisor: Juniper Street Productions; Production Stage Manager: Charles Underhill; Stage Manager: Mary Kathryn Flynt

Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Phil Reno; Associate Conductor: Mat Eisenstein; Reeds: Greg Thymius, Steven Lyon and Frank Santagata; Trumpet/Flugelhorn: Craig Johnson and Jeremy Miloszewicz; French Horn: Kyle Hoyt; Trombone/Bass Trombone: Michael Davis; Guitar: Larry Saltzman and Nate Brown; Concert Master: Rick Dolan; Violin: Erin Benim Mayland; Violin/Viola: Orlando Wells; Cello: Kate Spingarn; Bass: Michael Kuennen; Drums: Perry Cavari; Percussion: Sean Ritenauer; Keyboards: Mat Eisenstein and Antony Geralis

Casting: Telsey + Company and Bethany Knox, CSA; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Marketing: SPOTCo, Inc.; Interactive Marketing: SPOTCo, Inc.; Dance Captain: Eric Giancola; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Brooks AshmanskasBrother Jeremiah
(Mar 23, 2015 - Jan 13, 2016)
Peter BartlettLord Clapham
(Mar 23, 2015 - Nov 08, 2015)
Master of the Justice
(Mar 23, 2015 - Nov 08, 2015)
Heidi BlickenstaffBea
(Mar 23, 2015 - Jul 16, 2016)
Christian BorleShakespeare
(Mar 23, 2015 - Jul 16, 2016)
John CarianiNigel Bottom
(Mar 23, 2015 - Jul 16, 2016)
Brian d'Arcy JamesNick Bottom
(Mar 23, 2015 - May 29, 2016)
Brad OscarNostradamus
Kate ReindersPortia
(Mar 23, 2015 - Jul 16, 2016)
Michael James ScottMinstrel
(Mar 23, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016)
Ensemble
(Mar 23, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016)
Gerry VichiShylock
Linda GriffinEnsemble
David HibbardEnsemble
Jenny HillEnsemble
Stacey Todd HoltEnsemble
Aaron KaburickEnsemble
Austin LeschEnsemble
Beth Johnson NicelyEnsemble
Aleks PevecEnsemble
Angie SchworerEnsemble
(Mar 23, 2015 - Jul 15, 2016)
Eric SciottoEnsemble
Brian ShepardEnsemble
Chelsea Morgan StockEnsemble
Ryan VanDenBoomEnsemble
Marisha WallaceEnsemble
Bud WeberEnsemble

Swings: Elizabeth Earley, Eric Giancola, Courtney Iventosch and Matt Wall

Understudies: David Hibbard (Lord Clapham, Master of the Justice, Nostradamus, Shylock), Jenny Hill (Bea, Portia), Stacey Todd Holt (Brother Jeremiah, Nick Bottom), Aaron Kaburick (Brother Jeremiah, Lord Clapham, Master of the Justice, Shylock), Austin Lesch (Nigel Bottom), Eric Sciotto (Nigel Bottom, Shakespeare), Chelsea Morgan Stock (Portia), Ryan VanDenBoom (Shakespeare), Matt Wall (Nick Bottom) and Marisha Wallace (Bea)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2015 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Kevin McCollum, Broadway Global Ventures, CMC, Mastro/Goodman, Jerry & Ronald Frankel, Morris Berchard, Kyodo Tokyo, Inc., Wendy Federman, Barbara Freitag, LAMS Productions, Winkler/DeSimone, Timothy Laczynski, Dan Markley, Harris/Karmazin, Jam Theatricals, Robert Greenblatt and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth: President; Rocco Landesman: President Emeritus; Paul Libin: Executive Vice President; Jack Viertel: Senior Vice President)

 2015 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell

 2015 Best Original Score Written for the Theatre [nominee] 

Music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick

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

Brian d'Arcy James

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

Christian Borle

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

Brad Oscar

 2015 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Casey Nicholaw

 2015 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Casey Nicholaw

 2015 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 

Larry Hochman

 2015 Best Costume Design of a Musical [nominee] 

Gregg Barnes

Drama Desk Award

 2015 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Kevin McCollum, Broadway Global Ventures, CMC, Mastro/Goodman, Jerry & Ronald Frankel, Morris Berchard, Kyodo Tokyo, Inc., Wendy Federman, Barbara Freitag, LAMS Productions, Winkler/DeSimone, Timothy Laczynski, Dan Markley, Harris/Karmazin, Jam Theatricals, Robert Greenblatt and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth: President; Rocco Landesman: President Emeritus; Paul Libin: Executive Vice President; Jack Viertel: Senior Vice President)

 2015 Outstanding Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell

 2015 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Brian d'Arcy James

winner 2015 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Christian Borle

 2015 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Brad Oscar

 2015 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 

Casey Nicholaw

 2015 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee] 

Larry Hochman

 2015 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee] 

Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick

 2015 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 

Casey Nicholaw

Songs

ACT 1 Sung By
Welcome to the Renaissance
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
Minstrel and Company
God, I Hate Shakespeare
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
Nick Bottom, Nigel Bottom and The Troupe
Right Hand Man
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
Bea and Nick Bottom
God, I Hate Shakespeare (Reprise)
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
Nick Bottom
A Musical
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
Nostradamus, Nick Bottom and Ensemble
The Black Death
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
The Troupe
I Love the Way
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
Portia and Nigel Bottom
Will Power
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
Shakespeare and Ensemble
Bottom's Gonna Be on Top
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
Nick Bottom and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Welcome to the Renaissance (Reprise)
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
Minstrel
Hard to Be the Bard
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
Shakespeare and Ensemble
It's Eggs!
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
Nick Bottom and The Troupe
We See the Light
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
Portia, Nigel Bottom, Brother Jeremiah, Nick Bottom and Ensemble
To Thine Own Self
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
Nigel Bottom, Nick Bottom, Shakespeare and The Troupe
Right Hand Man (Reprise)
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
Bea
Something Rotten!
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
The Troupe
Make an Omelette
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
Nick Bottom and Company
To Thine Own Self (Reprise)
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
Nick Bottom
Finale
(music by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick; lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick )
The Company

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


St. James Theatre

(4/22/2015 - 1/1/2017)
Company Manager: J. Anthony Magner(Sep 15, 2015 - Jan 1, 2017); Associate Co. Mgr: Reeve Pierson(Sep 15, 2015 - ?).

Violin: Rachel Handman(Jul 7, 2015 - ?).

Cast

David Beach
Brother Jeremiah (Jan 15, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
Tracee Beazer
Ensemble
Catherine Brunell
Ensemble (? - Jul 16, 2016)
Portia (Jul 18, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
Callie Carter
Ensemble
Will Chase
Shakespeare (Jul 18, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016)
Max Clayton
Ensemble
Will Power Backup Boy
Josh Grisetti
Nigel Bottom (Jul 18, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
David Hibbard
Chef Trio
Eyepatch Man
Francis Flute
Edward Hibbert
Lord Clapham (Nov 10, 2015 - Jan 1, 2017)
Master of the Justice (Nov 10, 2015 - Jan 1, 2017)
Leah Hofmann
Ensemble (Jul 18, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016)
Ensemble
Stacey Todd Holt
Peter Quince
Aaron Kaburick
Robin
Tari Kelly
Ensemble
Leslie Kritzer
Bea (Jul 18, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
Austin Lesch
Chef Trio
Tom Snout
Rob McClure
Nick Bottom (May 31, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
Brian Ogilvie
Chef Trio
Ensemble
Tom Snout
Adam Pascal
Shakespeare (Nov 7, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
Aleks Pevec
Will Power Backup Boy
Hayley Podschun
Ensemble (Jul 18, 2016 - ?)
Angie Schworer
Ensemble (Oct 2016 - ?)
Eric Sciotto
Will Power Backup Boy
Ensemble (Jul 25, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016)
Will Power Backup Boy (Jul 25, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016)
Shakespeare (Oct 11, 2016 - Nov 6, 2016)
Ensemble (Nov 7, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
Will Power Backup Boy (Nov 7, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
Michael James Scott
Chef Trio (Mar 23, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016)
Snug (Mar 23, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016)
Brian Shepard
Shakespeare's Valet
Yorick
Brendon Stimson
Ensemble (Feb 9, 2016 - May 1, 2016)
Peter Quince (Feb 9, 2016 - May 1, 2016)
Ensemble (Oct 11, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
Will Power Backup Boy (Oct 11, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
Ryan VanDenBoom
Will Power Backup Boy
Andre Ward
Chef Trio (Feb 2, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
Ensemble (Feb 2, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
Minstrel (Feb 2, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
Snug (Feb 2, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017)
Bud Weber
Will Power Backup Boy
Kevin Worley
Ensemble
Will Power Backup Boy



Understudies: Catherine Brunell (Portia), Eric Giancola (Nigel Bottom), David Hibbard (Nick Bottom), Tari Kelly (Bea), Beth Johnson Nicely (Portia), Brian Ogilvie (Nigel Bottom), Aleks Pevec (Shakespeare), Hayley Podschun (Portia), Eric Sciotto (Nigel Bottom, Shakespeare), Andre Ward (Nostradamus).


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