Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, (4/26/2017 - Present)

First Preview: Mar 31, 2017
Opening Date: Apr 26, 2017
Closing Date: Currently Running
Total Previews: 24
Total Performances: 70 as of June 25, 2017

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Cleveland, Ohio, and New York City. August through December, 1945.

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by Tom Smedes, Gabrielle Palitz, Terry Schnuck, Tom Kirdahy, Roger Horchow, Peter Stern, Michael Palitz, Jane Dubin, David Lyons, Sarah Perot, James L. Nederlander, James & Catherine Berges, Darren DeVerna & Jere Harris, Jeff & Ellen Adler, Nancy & Randy Best, Deep End Productions, Patty Baker, Terry D. Loftis/Scott D. Huffman, Independent Presenters Network/Charles & Lisa Siegel, Rosie Gunther McCooe/J. Scott & Sylvia G. Bechtel, Roy Putrino/Heather Shields, Diane & John Kalishman/Alison & John Ferring and The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President); Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director; Todd Schmidt, Managing Director); Associate Producer: Sammy Lopez

World Premiere in Millburn, New Jersey on October 18, 2015 at Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director; Todd Schmidt, Managing Director)

Book by Rob Taylor and Richard Oberacker; Music by Richard Oberacker; Lyrics by Rob Taylor and Richard Oberacker; Co-Orchestrator: Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen; Music arranged by Greg Anthony Rassen; Vocal arrangements by David Kreppel; Musical Director: Fred Lassen

Directed by Andy Blankenbuehler; Choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler; Associate Choreographer: Mark Stuart

Scenic Design by David Korins; Costume Design by Paloma Young; Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter; Sound Design by Nevin Steinberg; Hair and Wig Design by J. Jared Janas and Dave Bova; Makeup Design by J. Jared Janas and Dave Bova; Associate Scenic Design: Amanda Stephens; Associate Costume Design: Martin Schnellinger and Tina McCartney; Associate Lighting Design: Jamie Roderick; Associate Sound Design: Jessica Paz; Associate Hair Design: Brittany Hartman; Associate Makeup Design: Brittany Hartman

General Manager: The Charlotte Wilcox Company; Company Manager: Katie Pope

Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Production Stage Manager: Mark Dobrow; Stage Manager: Julia Jones

Musical Supervisor: Greg Anthony Rassen; Musical Coordinator: Howard Joines; Associate Conductor: Matt Perri; Keyboards: Fred Lassen and Matt Perri; Keyboards/Guitar: Matt Hinkley; Violin/Viola: Sylvia D'Avanzo; Reeds: Vito Chiavuzzo, Harry Hassell and Greg Riley; Trumpets: Nick Marchione and John Walsh; Trombones: Michael Boscarino and Jeff Caswell; Bass: Ray Kilday; Drums: Adam Wolfe

Casting: Tara Rubin, C.S.A. and Lindsay Levine, CSA; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Advertising & Marketing: AKA; Dance Captain: Marc A. Heitzman; Photographer: Jeremy Daniel

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Opening Night Cast

Corey CottDonny Novitski
Laura OsnesJulia Trojan
Alex BenderNick Radel
Joe CarrollJohnny Simpson
Brandon J. EllisDavy Zlatic
James Nathan Hopkins
Broadway debut
Jimmy Campbell
Beth LeavelMrs. June Adams
Geoff PackardWayne Wright
Mary CallananJean Ann Ryan
Production Assistant
Max ClaytonTom
Andrea Dotto
Broadway debut
Ryan Kasprzak
Broadway debut
Mr. Jackson
Erica MansfieldEnsemble
Morgan MarcellEntertainment Director
Drew McVetyOliver
Kevyn MorrowAl
James Haupt
Jessica Lea PattyJo
Keven QuillonEnsemble
Jonathan Shew
Broadway debut
Andre Baruch
Ryan VanDenBoomRoger Cohen
Jaime VerazinEnsemble

Swings: Patrick Connaghan, Matt Cusack, Marc A. Heitzman, Andrew Leggieri, Becca Petersen, Mindy Wallace and Kevin Worley

Understudies: Mary Callanan (Mrs. June Adams), Max Clayton (Donny Novitski), Patrick Connaghan (Nick Radel, Wayne Wright), Matt Cusack (Davy Zlatic, Johnny Simpson, Nick Radel), Marc A. Heitzman (Davy Zlatic), Andrew Leggieri (Jimmy Campbell), Erica Mansfield (Mrs. June Adams), Jessica Lea Patty (Julia Trojan), Becca Petersen (Julia Trojan), Keven Quillon (Wayne Wright), Jonathan Shew (Donny Novitski, Jimmy Campbell) and Ryan VanDenBoom (Johnny Simpson)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 2017 Best Choreography [winner] 

Andy Blankenbuehler

 2017 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 

Bill Elliott

 2017 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 

Greg Anthony Rassen

Drama Desk Award

 2017 Outstanding Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by Richard Oberacker

 2017 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Laura Osnes

winner 2017 Outstanding Choreography [winner] 

Andy Blankenbuehler

winner 2017 Outstanding Orchestrations [winner] 

Bill Elliott

winner 2017 Outstanding Orchestrations [winner] 

Greg Anthony Rassen

 2017 Outstanding Music [nominee] 

Music by Richard Oberacker

 2017 Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical [nominee] 

Paloma Young

 2017 Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical [nominee] 

Jeff Croiter


ACT 1 Sung By
Just Like It Was Before
(lyrics by Richard Oberacker and Rob Taylor)
The Company
Donny NovitskiDonny Novitski
I Know a GuyJimmy Campbell, Davy Zlatic, Nick Radel, Wayne Wright, Donny Novitski and The Company
Ain't We ProudDonny Novitski
Who I WasJulia Trojan
Just Like It Was Before (Reprise)
(lyrics by Richard Oberacker and Rob Taylor)
Mrs. June Adams
First Steps FirstJulia Trojan and Donny Novitski
BreatheDonny Novitski, Nick Radel, Wayne Wright, Davy Zlatic, Jimmy Campbell and Johnny Simpson
You Deserve ItDonny Novitski, Julia Trojan and The Company
Love Will Come and Find Me AgainJulia Trojan
Right This WayDonny Novitski, Nick Radel, Wayne Wright, Davy Zlatic, Jimmy Campbell, Johnny Simpson and Julia Trojan
ACT 2 Sung By
NobodyDonny Novitski, Wayne Wright, Nick Radel, Davy Zlatic, Julia Trojan, Mrs. June Adams, Johnny Simpson, Jimmy Campbell and The Company
I Got a TheoryJulia Trojan, Donny Novitski, Wayne Wright, Nick Radel, Davy Zlatic, Johnny Simpson, Jimmy Campbell and The Company
Everything HappensMrs. June Adams
Welcome HomeDonny Novitski and Julia Trojan
A Band in New York CityJohnny Simpson, Davy Zlatic, Jimmy Campbell, Nick Radel, Wayne Wright, Julia Trojan, Donny Novitski and The Company
This Is LifeDonny Novitski and Julia Trojan
Welcome HomeJulia Trojan

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

(4/26/2017 - Present)


Erica Mansfield
Good Time Girl Role was cut during previews
Ryan VanDenBoom
Serviceman 1

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