August Wilson Theatre, (4/17/2017 - 9/17/2017)

First Preview: Mar 16, 2017
Opening Date: Apr 17, 2017
Closing Date: Sep 17, 2017
Total Previews: 31
Total Performances: 144 as of August 20, 2017

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway

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 Whistle Pig, Columbia Live Stage, The Dodgers, Michael Watt, The Araca Group, Len Blavatnik, Burnt Umber Productions, Michael Coppel, Ken Davenport, Stephen Found, Greenleaf Productions, David Harris, Independent Presenters Network, The John Gore Organization, Stephanie P. McClelland, Just For Laughs Theatricals/Glass Half Full Productions, Marion Alden Badway, Marriner Group, Tommy Mottola, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Daryl Roth, Sonia Friedman Productions, Theater Mogul, Tulbart, David Walsh, Tony & Maureen Wheeler and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth: President; Rocco Landesman: President Emeritus; Paul Libin: Executive Vice President; Jack Viertel: Senior Vice President); Produced for Whistle Pig by Matthew Warchus and André Ptaszynski; Produced for Columbia Live Stage by Lia Vollack; Produced for The Dodgers by Michael David

Book by Danny Rubin; Music by Tim Minchin; Lyrics by Tim Minchin; Music orchestrated by Christopher Nightingale; Vocal arrangements by Tim Minchin and Christopher Nightingale; Dance arrangements by Christopher Nightingale; Musical Director: David Holcenberg

Directed by Matthew Warchus; Choreographed by Peter Darling; Co - Choreographer: Ellen Kane; Additional Movement: Finn Caldwell; Associate Director: Thomas Caruso; Associate Choreographer: Kate Dunn; Associate Director (UK): Katy Rudd and Paul Warwick Griffin

Scenic Design by Rob Howell; Costume Design by Rob Howell; Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone; Sound Design by Simon Baker; Video Design by Andrzej Goulding; Hair Design by Campbell Young Associates; Make-Up Design by Campbell Young Associates; Associate Scenic Design: Michael Carnahan; Associate Costume Design: Daryl Stone; Associate Lighting Design: Joel Shier

General Manager: Bespoke Theatricals; Company Manager: Kate Egan

Production Manager: Aurora Productions; Production Stage Manager: David Lober; Stage Manager: Michael Krug

Musical Supervisor: Christopher Nightingale; Musical Coordinator: Howard Joines; Conducted by David Holcenberg; Associate Conductor: Michael Gacetta; Woodwinds: Deborah Avery and Greg Thymius; Trumpet: Brian Pareschi and Scott Wendholt; Bass Trombone/Euphonium: James Rogers; Drums: Howard Joines; Guitars: Eric B. Davis; Basses: Brian Hamm; Keyboards: Michael Gacetta and David Holcenberg; Violin/Guitar: Olivier Manchon; Cello/Guitar: Clara Kennedy; Music Technology: Phij Adams; New York Music Copyist: Emily Grishman Music Preparation/Emily Grishman, Katharine Edmonds

Illusions: Paul Kieve

Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting and Jim Carnahan, CSA; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Advertising/Marketing/Digital: AKA; Fight direction by Thomas Schall; Vocal Coach: Deborah Hecht; Dance Captain: Camden Gonzales; Fight Captain: Joseph Medeiros; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Andy KarlPhil Connors
Barrett DossRita Hanson
Heather AyersMrs. Lancaster
Kevin BernardHot Dog Vendor
Andrew CallGus
Gerard CanonicoFred
Rheaume CrenshawDoris
Michael FaticaChubby Man
Rebecca FaulkenberryNancy
Katy Geraghty
Broadway debut
Debbie
Taylor Iman Jones
Broadway debut
Lady Storm Chaser
Tari KellyPiano Teacher
Josh LamonBuster
Raymond J. LeeRalph
Joseph MedeirosDeputy
Sean MontgomerySheriff
William ParryJenson
Jenna Rubaii
Broadway debut
Joelle
John SandersNed Ryerson
Vishal Vaidya
Broadway debut
Larry
Travis WaldschmidtJeff

Swings: Kevin Bernard, Camden Gonzales, Jordan Grubb and Natalie Wisdom

Understudies: Andrew Call (Phil Connors), Taylor Iman Jones (Nancy, Rita Hanson), Joseph Medeiros (Ned Ryerson), Sean Montgomery (Ned Ryerson, Phil Connors) and Jenna Rubaii (Nancy, Rita Hanson)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2017 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Whistle Pig, Columbia Live Stage, The Dodgers, Michael Watt, The Araca Group, Len Blavatnik, Burnt Umber Productions, Michael Coppel, Ken Davenport, Stephen Found, Greenleaf Productions, David Harris, Independent Presenters Network, The John Gore Organization, Stephanie P. McClelland, Just For Laughs Theatricals/Glass Half Full Productions, Marion Alden Badway, Marriner Group, Tommy Mottola, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Daryl Roth, Sonia Friedman Productions, Theater Mogul, Tulbart, David Walsh, Tony & Maureen Wheeler and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth: President; Rocco Landesman: President Emeritus; Paul Libin: Executive Vice President; Jack Viertel: Senior Vice President)

 2017 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by Danny Rubin

 2017 Best Original Score Written for the Theatre [nominee] 

Music by Tim Minchin; Lyrics by Tim Minchin

 2017 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee] 

Andy Karl

 2017 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Peter Darling

 2017 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Ellen Kane

 2017 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Matthew Warchus

 2017 Best Scenic Design of a Musical [nominee] 

Rob Howell

Drama Desk Award

winner 2017 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Andy Karl

Theatre World

winner 2017 Award [recipient] 

Barrett Doss

Songs

music by Tim Minchin; lyrics by Tim Minchin

ACT 1 Sung By
There Will Be SunCompany
Small Town, USAPhil Connors and Company
Punxsutawney PhilCompany
February 2nd/There Will Be SunRita Hanson and Company
Small Town, USAPhil Connors and Company
Punxsutawney PhilCompany
February 2nd/There Will Be SunRita Hanson and Company
Small Town, USACompany
StuckPhil Connors and Healers
Nobody CaresGus, Ralph, Phil Connors and Company
PhilanderingCompany
One DayRita Hanson, Phil Connors and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Playing NancyNancy
HopePhil Connors and Company
Everything About YouPhil Connors
If I Had My Time AgainRita Hanson, Phil Connors and Company
Everything About You (Reprise) Phil Connors
PhilosopherPhil Connors and Company
Night Will ComeNed Ryerson
PhilanthropyPhil Connors and Company
Punxsutawney RockPiano Teacher and Company
Seeing YouPhil Connors, Rita Hanson and Company
DawnCompany
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