Brooks Atkinson Theatre, (4/24/2016 - Present)

First Preview: Mar 25, 2016
Opening Date: Apr 24, 2016
Closing Date: Currently Running
Total Previews: 33
Total Performances: 825 as of April 15, 2018

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; James L. Nederlander: President)

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler, Norton and Elayne Herrick, David I. Berley, Independent Presenters Network, A.C. Orange International, Peter May, Michael Roiff, Ken Schur, Marisa Sechrest, Jam Theatricals, 42nd.club/Square 1 Theatrics, Benjamin Simpson & Joseph Longthorne/Shira Friedman and The American Repertory Theatre; Associate Producer: Brett England and Daniel M. Posener

World premiere produced at Harvard University, August 2, 2015 by The American Repertory Theatre (Diane Paulus, Artistic Director; Diane Borger, Producer); Script Consultant for A.R.T. Production: Peter Duchan

Book by Jessie Nelson; Music by Sara Bareilles; Lyrics by Sara Bareilles; Based upon the motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly; Original motion picture produced by Michael Roiff / Night and Day Productions; Music orchestrated by Sara Bareilles and The Waitress Band; Music arranged by Nadia DiGiallonardo

Directed by Diane Paulus; Choreographed by Lorin Latarro; Associate Director: Nancy Harrington; Associate Choreographer: Abbey O'Brien

Scenic Design by Scott Pask; Costume Design by Suttirat Anne Larlarb; Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind; Sound Design by Jonathan Deans; Wig & Make-up Design: Rachel Padula-Shufelt and Jason Allen; Associate Scenic Design: Orit Jacoby Carroll; Associate Costume Design: Martin Schnellinger; Associate Lighting Design: Aaron Porter; Associate Sound Designer/Programmer: Drew Levy

Executive Producer: Alecia Parker; General Manager: B.J. Holt; Company Manager: Eduardo M. Castro; Associate Gen. Mgr: Amanda Murray

Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Production Stage Manager: Thomas J. Gates; Stage Manager: Matthew Lacey

Musical Supervisor: Nadia DiGiallonardo; Associate Musical Supervisor: Adam Michael Kaufman; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Nadia DiGiallonardo; Piano: Nadia DiGiallonardo; Keyboard: Jamie Edwards; Drums: Rich Mercurio; Bass: Lee Nadel; Cello/Guitar: Yair Evnine; Guitar: Meghan Toohey

Casting: Telsey + Company and Patrick Goodwin, C.S.A.; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Interactive Marketing: Arthouse; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Dialect Coach: Dawn-Elin Fraser; Fight Consultant: Thomas Schall; Fight Captain: Stephanie Torns; Dance Captain: Max Kumangai

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Opening Night Cast

Jessie MuellerJenna
(Mar 25, 2016 - Mar 26, 2017)
Eric AndersonCal
(Mar 25, 2016 - Jan 01, 2017)
Nick CorderoEarl
(Mar 25, 2016 - Sep 22, 2016)
Christopher FitzgeraldOgie
(Mar 25, 2016 - Jul 09, 2017)
Drew GehlingDr. Pomatter
(Mar 25, 2016 - Mar 30, 2017)
Kimiko Glenn
Broadway debut
Dawn
(Mar 25, 2016 - Jul 28, 2016)
Dakin MatthewsJoe
Keala SettleBecky
(Mar 25, 2016 - Oct 19, 2016)
Charity Angél DawsonNurse Norma
(Mar 25, 2016 - Oct 19, 2016)
Ensemble
(Mar 25, 2016 - Oct 19, 2016)
Thay FloydEnsemble
Molly Hager
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Aisha JacksonEnsemble
Claire Keane
Broadway debut
Lulu
Alternate
McKenna Keane
Broadway debut
Lulu
Alternate
Jeremy Morse
Broadway debut
Ensemble
(Mar 25, 2016 - Jul 09, 2017)
Stephanie TornsEnsemble
Ryan VasquezEnsemble

Swings: Henry Gottfried, Max Kumangai and Ragan Pharris

Understudies: Charity Angél Dawson (Becky), Thay Floyd (Cal), Henry Gottfried (Dr. Pomatter, Earl, Ogie), Molly Hager (Becky), Max Kumangai (Cal, Joe), Jeremy Morse (Ogie), Ragan Pharris (Dawn, Jenna), Stephanie Torns (Dawn, Jenna) and Ryan Vasquez (Dr. Pomatter, Earl)

Current Cast



Katharine McPheeJenna
Benny Elledge
Broadway debut
Cal
Christopher FitzgeraldOgie
Drew GehlingDr. Pomatter
Caitlin Houlahan
Broadway debut
Dawn
Ben ThompsonEarl
Lee WilkofJoe
NaTasha Yvette WilliamsBecky
Victoria Collett
Broadway debut
Lulu
Kayla Davion
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Tyrone Davis Jr.
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Matt DeAngelisEnsemble
Father
Law Terrell Dunford
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Keri René FullerFrancine
Ensemble
Katie Grober
Broadway debut
Lulu
Molly Hager
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Mother
Tiffany Mann
Broadway debut
Nurse Norma
Ensemble
Stephanie TornsEnsemble
Francine

Swings: Dayna Jarae Dantzler, Andrew Fitch, Molly Jobe and Brandon Kalm

Understudies: Dayna Jarae Dantzler (Becky), Kayla Davion (Dawn), Tyrone Davis Jr. (Ogie), Matt DeAngelis (Dr. Pomatter, Earl), Law Terrell Dunford (Cal), Andrew Fitch (Cal, Joe), Keri René Fuller (Jenna), Molly Hager (Becky), Molly Jobe (Dawn, Jenna), Brandon Kalm (Dr. Pomatter, Earl, Ogie), Tiffany Mann (Becky) and Stephanie Torns (Dawn, Jenna),

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2016 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by 42nd.club/Square 1 Theatrics, A.C. Orange International, The American Repertory Theatre, Benjamin Simpson & Joseph Longthorne/Shira Friedman, David I. Berley, Independent Presenters Network, Jam Theatricals, Peter May, Norton and Elayne Herrick, Michael Roiff, Ken Schur, Marisa Sechrest and Barry & Fran Weissler

 2016 Best Original Score Written for the Theatre [nominee] 

Music by Sara Bareilles; Lyrics by Sara Bareilles

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

Jessie Mueller

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

Christopher Fitzgerald

Drama Desk Award

 2016 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler, Norton and Elayne Herrick, David I. Berley, Independent Presenters Network, A.C. Orange International, Peter May, Michael Roiff, Ken Schur, Marisa Sechrest, Jam Theatricals, 42nd.club/Square 1 Theatrics, Benjamin Simpson & Joseph Longthorne/Shira Friedman and The American Repertory Theatre; Executive Producer: Alecia Parker

 2016 Outstanding Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by Jessie Nelson

 2016 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Jessie Mueller

winner 2016 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Christopher Fitzgerald

 2016 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee] 

Lyrics by Sara Bareilles

 2016 Outstanding Music [nominee] 

Music by Sara Bareilles

Songs

music by Sara Bareilles; lyrics by Sara Bareilles

ACT 1 Sung By
What's InsideJenna and Company
Opening UpJenna, Becky, Dawn, Cal and Company
The NegativeJenna, Becky and Dawn
What Baking Can DoJenna
When He Sees MeDawn and Company
It Only Takes a TasteDr. Pomatter and Jenna
You Will Still Be MineEarl and Jenna
A Soft Place to LandJenna, Becky and Dawn
Never Ever Getting Rid of MeOgie and Company
Bad IdeaJenna, Dr. Pomatter and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
I Didn't Plan ItBecky
Bad Idea (Reprise) Company
You Matter to MeDr. Pomatter and Jenna
I Love You Like a TableOgie, Dawn and Company
Take It From an Old ManJoe and Company
She Used to Be MineJenna
Everything ChangesJenna and Company
Opening Up (Finale)Company

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Brooks Atkinson Theatre

(4/24/2016 - Present)
Script Consultant: Peter Duchan.

Stage Manager: Sherry Cohen; Substitute Stage Manager: Jeff Brancato(Mar 4, 2017 - ?).

Associate Conductor: Adam Michael Kaufman; Keyboard: Adam Michael Kaufman.

Cast

Eric Anderson
Cal (Feb 21, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017)
Sara Bareilles
Jenna (Mar 31, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017)
Jenna (Jan 16, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018)
Joe Cassidy
Cal (Jan 2, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017)
Victoria Collett
Broadway debut
Lulu Alternate
John Cullum
Joe (Oct 12, 2017 - ?)
Kayla Davion
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Tyrone Davis Jr.
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Charity Angél Dawson
Becky (Oct 20, 2016 - Sep 2017)
Matt DeAngelis
Earl
Ensemble
Father
Chris Diamantopoulos
Dr. Pomatter (Mar 31, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017)
Law Terrell Dunford
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Cate Elefante
Broadway debut
Lulu Alternate
Benny Elledge
Broadway debut
Cal (Dec 19, 2017 - ?)
Christopher Fitzgerald
Ogie (Aug 15, 2017 - Nov 2, 2017)
Ogie (Nov 21, 2017 - ?)
Keri René Fuller
Ensemble
Francine
Drew Gehling
Dr. Pomatter (Jun 27, 2017 - ?)
Dr. Pomatter (Feb 13, 2018 - ?)
Katie Grober
Broadway debut
Lulu Alternate
Molly Hager
Mother
Caitlin Houlahan
Broadway debut
Dawn (Oct 20, 2016 - ?)
David Josefsberg
Ogie (Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017)
Tiffany Mann
Ensemble
Broadway debutNurse Norma
Larry Marshall
Joe (Aug 1, 2017 - Oct 11, 2017)
Dakin Matthews
Joe
Anastacia McCleskey
Ensemble
Nurse Norma
Katharine McPhee
Jenna (Apr 10, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018)
Ella Dane Morgan
Broadway debut
Lulu Alternate
Jeremy Morse
Ogie (Jul 11, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017)
Ensemble (Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017)
Jason Mraz
Broadway debut
Dr. Pomatter (Nov 3, 2017 - Feb 11, 2018)
William Popp
Earl (Sep 23, 2016 - Mar 30, 2017)
Will Swenson
Earl (Mar 31, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017)
Earl (Sep 12, 2017 - ?)
Ben Thompson
Earl (Feb 27, 2018 - ?)
Joe Tippett
Earl (Jun 13, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017)
Earl (? - Feb 25, 2018)
Stephanie Torns
Francine
Jenna (Mar 28, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017)
Jenna (Mar 13, 2018 - Apr 8, 2018)
Jenna Ushkowitz
during Kimiko Glenn's absence
Dawn (Jul 29, 2016 - Oct 19, 2016)
Ryan Vasquez
Father
Lee Wilkof
Joe (Feb 15, 2018 - ?)
NaTasha Yvette Williams
Becky (Nov 2017 - ?)
Maia Nkenge Wilson
Becky (Sep 2017 - Nov 2017)
Betsy Wolfe
Jenna (Jun 13, 2017 - Jan 9, 2018)



Understudies: Joe Cassidy (Joe), Dayna Jarae Dantzler (Becky), Kayla Davion (Dawn), Tyrone Davis Jr. (Ogie), Matt DeAngelis (Dr. Pomatter, Earl), Law Terrell Dunford (Cal), Andrew Fitch (Cal, Joe), Keri René Fuller (Jenna), Molly Jobe (Dawn, Jenna), Brandon Kalm (Dr. Pomatter, Earl, Ogie), Geoffrey Kidwell (Ogie), Tiffany Mann (Becky), Anastacia McCleskey (Becky), Jeremy Morse (Ogie).


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