Music Box Theatre, (4/28/2016 - 7/24/2016)

First Preview: Mar 15, 2016
Opening Date: Apr 28, 2016
Closing Date: Jul 24, 2016
Total Previews: 38
Total Performances: 100

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by Scott Rudin, Roy Furman, Columbia Live Stage, Center Theatre Group (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Stephen D. Rountree, Managing Director; Douglas C. Baker, Producing Director), Roger Berlind, William Berlind, Broadway Across America, Heni Koenigsberg, The Araca Group, Peter May, Jon B. Platt, Color Mad Productions, Daryl Roth, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Scott M. Delman, Sonia Friedman, Ruth Hendel, Independent Presenters Network, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Len Blavatnik, Spring Sirkin and Eli Bush

Book by George C. Wolfe; Music by Eubie Blake; Lyrics by Noble Sissle; Original book by F. E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles; Music arranged by Daryl Waters; Music orchestrated by Daryl Waters; Musical Director: Shelton Becton

Directed by George C. Wolfe; Choreographed by Savion Glover; Associate Choreographer: Marshall L. Davis Jr.

Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer; Sound Design by Scott Lehrer; Hair Design by Mia M. Neal; Makeup Design by Natalie Young; Associate Scenic Design: Evan Adamson and Jisun Kim; Associate Costume Design: Matthew Pachtman; Associate Lighting Design: Vivien Leone; Associate Sound Design: Alex Neumann

Executive Producer: Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner and John Johnson; General Manager: Joey Parnes Productions; Company Manager: Penelope Daulton; Associate Co. Mgr: Aaron Quintana

Production Manager: Aurora Productions; Production Stage Manager: Lisa Dawn Cave; Stage Manager: J. Jason Daunter

Musical Supervisor: Daryl Waters; Musical Coordinator: Seymour Red Press; Conducted by Shelton Becton; Associate Conductor: Darryl Ivey; Piano: Darryl Ivey; Reeds: Bill Easley, Mark Gross, Lance Bryant and Jay Brandford; Trumpet: Alfonso Horne and Bruce Harris; Trombone: Jason Jackson and James Burton; Bass: Luico Hopper; Banjo/Guitar: Ayodele Maakheru; Drums/Percussion: Alvester Garnett; Music Contractor: Seymour Red Press; Music Copying: Emily Grishman; Music Preparation: Katharine Edmonds and Emily Grishman; Keyboard Programmer: Andrew Barrett

Casting: Jordan Thaler, C.S.A. and Heidi Griffiths, C.S.A.; Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Dance Captain: Karissa Royster; Photographer: Devin Alberda and Julieta Cervantes

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Opening Night Cast

Brandon Victor DixonEubie Blake
Joshua HenryNoble Sissle
Audra McDonaldLottie Gee
Brian Stokes MitchellF.E. Miller
Billy PorterAubrey Lyles
Brooks AshmanskasSam
Izzy
Carlo
Railroad President
Famous Celebrities
International Emcees
Amber ImanEva
Mattie Wilkes
Madame-Madame
Adrienne WarrenGertrude Saunders
Florence Mills
Phillip AttmoreWilliam Grant Still
Dancin' Boy
Darius de HaasHarmony King
Afra HinesJazz Jasmine
Curtis Holland
Broadway Debut
Dancin' Boy
Li'l Baby C
Dancing Waiter
Adrienne Howard
Broadway Debut
Jazz Jasmine
Kendrick JonesDancin' Boy
Dancing Waiter
Lisa LaTouche
Broadway Debut
Jazz Jasmine
Jimtown Flapper
J. C. MontgomeryHarmony King
Erin N. MooreJazz Jasmine
Janelle Neal
Broadway Debut
Jazz Jasmine
Brittany Parks
Broadway Debut
Jazz Jasmine
Jimtown Flapper
Izzy's Girl
Arbender RobinsonHarmony King
Tommy
Karissa Royster
Broadway Debut
Jazz Jasmine
Jimtown Flapper
Christian Dante WhiteHarmony King
Harry Walton
Joseph Wiggan
Broadway Debut
Dancin' Boy
Pamela Yasutake
Broadway Debut
Jazz Jasmine
Jimtown Flapper
Izzy's Girl
Richard Riaz YoderDancin' Boy

Swings: Alexandria Bradley, C.K. Edwards, Jason Holley, Lee Howard, Alicia Lundgren, Britton Smith and Zurin Villanueva

Understudies: Phillip Attmore (Harmony King), Darlesia Cearcy (Lottie Gee), Darius de Haas (Eubie Blake), C.K. Edwards (Harmony King), Leo Ash Evens (Carlo, Emcees, Izzy, Railroad President, Sam), Jason Holley (William Grant Still), Amber Iman (Lottie Gee), Kendrick Jones (William Grant Still), J. C. Montgomery (F.E. Miller), Janelle Neal (Eva, Madame-Madame, Mattie Wilkes), Arbender Robinson (Aubrey Lyles), Britton Smith (Harmony King), Zurin Villanueva (Eva, Florence Mills, Gertrude Saunders, Madame-Madame, Mattie Wilkes), Christian Dante White (Noble Sissle), Pamela Yasutake (Florence Mills, Gertrude Saunders) and Richard Riaz Yoder (Harmony King)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2016 Best Musical [nominee] 

Executive Producer: John Johnson, Joey Parnes and Sue Wagner; Produced by The Araca Group, Roger Berlind, William Berlind, Len Blavatnik, Broadway Across America, Eli Bush, Center Theatre Group (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Stephen D. Rountree, Managing Director; Douglas C. Baker, Producing Director), Color Mad Productions, Scott M. Delman, Sonia Friedman, Roy Furman, Ruth Hendel, Independent Presenters Network, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Heni Koenigsberg, Peter May, Jon B. Platt, Daryl Roth, Scott Rudin, Spring Sirkin, Tulchin Bartner Productions and Columbia Live Stage

 2016 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by George C. Wolfe

 2016 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical [nominee] 

Brandon Victor Dixon

 2016 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical [nominee] 

Adrienne Warren

 2016 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Savion Glover

 2016 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

George C. Wolfe

 2016 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 

Daryl Waters

 2016 Best Scenic Design of a Musical [nominee] 

Santo Loquasto

 2016 Best Costume Design of a Musical [nominee] 

Ann Roth

 2016 Best Lighting Design of a Musical [nominee] 

Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer

Drama Desk Award

winner 2016 Outstanding Musical [winner] 

Produced by Scott Rudin, Roy Furman, Columbia Live Stage, Center Theatre Group (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Stephen D. Rountree, Managing Director; Douglas C. Baker, Producing Director), Roger Berlind, William Berlind, Broadway Across America, Heni Koenigsberg, The Araca Group, Peter May, Jon B. Platt, Color Mad Productions, Daryl Roth, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Scott M. Delman, Sonia Friedman, Ruth Hendel, Independent Presenters Network, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Len Blavatnik, Spring Sirkin and Eli Bush

 2016 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 

Executive Producer: Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner and John Johnson

winner 2016 Outstanding Choreography [winner] 

Savion Glover

 2016 Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical [nominee] 

Sound Design by Scott Lehrer

winner 2016 Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical [winner] 

Ann Roth

 2016 Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical [nominee] 

Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher

winner 2016 Outstanding Wig and Hair [winner] 

Hair Design by Mia M. Neal

Songs

music by Eubie Blake; lyrics by Noble Sissle

ACT 1 Sung By
Broadway BluesCompany
Affectionate DanNoble Sissle and Eubie Blake
Sellin' the ShowEubie Blake, Noble Sissle, F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles
Introducing SamSam, Eubie Blake, Noble Sissle, F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles
Makin' a ShowCompany
I'm Simply Full of JazzGertrude Saunders and Jimtown Flappers
Honeysuckle TimeLottie Gee and Eubie Blake
Swing AlongF.E. Miller and Company
Campaign SongsCompany
Bandana DaysJazz Jasmines
Love Will Find a WayLottie Gee
If You've Never Been Vamped by a BrownskinHarmony Kings
You Got to Git the Gittin' While the Gittin's GoodNoble Sissle and Noble's Shadows
Ain't It a ShameCompany
Pennsylvania Graveyard ShuffleDancin' Kids
Daddy, Won't You Please Come HomeLottie Gee
(I'm Just) Wild About HarryLottie Gee, Gertrude Saunders and Li'l Baby C
Act One FinaleCompany
ACT 2 Sung By
Dance Around the OneDancin' Kids and Harmony Kings
Shuffle AlongLottie Gee and Dancing Waiters
Struttin'Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake, F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles
I'm Cravin' That Kind of LoveFlorence Mills and Lottie Gee
Till Georgie Took 'Em AwayHarmony Kings and William Grant Still
The Broadway BuzzIzzy and Company
Rang Tang/Chocolate DandiesDancin' Kids
It's Getting Dark on Old BroadwayMr. Broadway and Mr. Broadway's Girls
That Comedy Chorus GirlFreda and Baker Boys
Uptown NoirHarmony Kings
You're Lucky to MeLottie Gee and Eubie Blake
Low Down BluesAubrey Lyles
Shuffle Along (Reprise) F.E. Miller
Memories of YouLottie Gee
The Original Broadway RagCarlo and Company
Shuffle OffFlorence Mills, Lottie Gee, F.E. Miller, Aubrey Lyles, Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Music Box Theatre

(4/28/2016 - 7/24/2016)

Cast

Brooks Ashmanskas
Mr. Broadway Role was cut during previews
Phillip Attmore
Baker Boy Role was cut during previews
Felicia Boswell
Avis Blake Role was cut during previews
Freda Role was cut during previews
Onions Role was cut during previews
Red Hot Mama Role was cut during previews
Curtis Holland
Baker Boy Role was cut during previews
Noble's Shadow Role was cut during previews
Amber Iman
Church Lady
Downtown Dilettante Role was cut during previews
Harriet Sissle Role was cut during previews
Lady T Role was cut during previews
Kendrick Jones
Baker Boy Role was cut during previews
J. C. Montgomery
Jessie's Father Role was cut during previews
Brittany Parks
Mr. Broadway's Girl Role was cut during previews
Joseph Wiggan
Baker Boy Role was cut during previews
Noble's Shadow Role was cut during previews
Pamela Yasutake
Mr. Broadway's Girl Role was cut during previews
Richard Riaz Yoder
Baker Boy Role was cut during previews

Understudies: Janelle Neal (Church Lady), Zurin Villanueva (Church Lady).


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