Broadhurst Theatre, (12/19/1996 - 6/01/1997)

First Preview: Nov 18, 1996
Opening Date: Dec 19, 1996
Closing Date: Jun 01, 1997
Total Previews: 35
Total Performances: 188

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: In and about the castle, Spring 1428.

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by Dodger Productions and Joop Van Den Ende

Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller; Based on "The Princess and the Pea" by Hans Christian Andersen; Music by Mary Rodgers; Lyrics by Marshall Barer; Musical Director: Eric Stern; Vocal arrangements by Eric Stern; Music orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin; Dance arrangements by Tom Fay; Incidental music arranged by Eric Stern

Directed by Gerald Gutierrez; Choreographed by Liza Gennaro

Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Pat Collins; Sound Design by Tom Morse; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Associate Costume Design: Angelina Avallone; Associate Lighting Design: Rita Kogler; Associate Sound Design: J.R. Conklin

Executive Producer: Dodger Management Group (Sally Campbell Morse, Robert C. Strickstein); General Manager: David, Strong, Warner, Inc.; Associate Gen. Mgr: Steven H. David; Company Manager: Marcia Goldberg

Production Supervisor: Steven Beckler; Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Production Stage Manager: Steve Beckler; Stage Manager: Brian Meister

Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Eric Stern; Associate Conductor: Todd Ellison; Concert Master: Michael Roth; Woodwinds: Edward Joffe, Rick Heckman and Roger Rosenberg; Trumpet: Joe Mosello and Glenn Drewes; Trombone: Keith O'Quinn; Viola: Liuh-Wen Ting; Cello: David Miller and Laura Bontrager; Bass: Richard Sarpola; Drums/Percussion: John Meyers; Keyboards: Todd Ellison and Adam Ben-David

Casting: Jay Binder; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing Consultant: Margery Singer; Dance Captain: Thomas Titone; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Princess Pratfall Coordinator: Rick Sordelet

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Opening Night Cast

Sarah Jessica ParkerPrincess Winnifred
Princess of Farfelot
David Aaron BakerPrince Dauntless
son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain
Laura BontragerThe Royal Cellist
Ann BrownThe Nightingale of Samarkand
a royal pet
Maria CalabreseEnsemble
Lawrence ClaytonMinstrel
a travelling player
Lewis ClealeSir Harry
Knight of the Herald
Nick CokasOther Player
David ElderPrince
Thursday FarrarEnsemble
Pascale FayeThe Royal Ballet
David HibbardJester
David JenningsQueen
Jane KrakowskiLady Larken
a Lady in waiting
Sebastian LaCauseEnsemble
Heath LambertsThe King Sextimus
Aixa M. Rosario MedinaEnsemble
Janet MetzEnsemble
Jason OpsahlEnsemble
Tina OuEnsemble
Arte PhillipsThe Royal Ballet
Other Player
Stephen ReedOther Player
Maitre 'd
Tom Alan RobbinsMaster Merton
confidante to the Queen
Mary Lou RosatoThe Queen Aggravain
Jennifer SmithEnsemble
Princess #12
Bob WaltonPrincess
Royal Quizmaster

Swings: Pamela Gold and Thomas Titone

Understudies: Ann Brown (Lady Larken), David Elder (Sir Harry), Janet Metz (Princess Winnifred), Jason Opsahl (Minstrel), Stephen Reed (Master Merton), Tom Alan Robbins (The King Sextimus), Jennifer Smith (The Queen Aggravain) and Bob Walton (Jester, Prince Dauntless)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1997 Best Revival of a Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Dodger Productions and Joop Van Den Ende


music by Mary Rodgers; lyrics by Marshall Barer

ACT 1 Sung By
Many Moons AgoMinstrel (a travelling player) and Players
An Opening for a PrincessPrince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain), Lady Larken (a Lady in waiting), Knights and Ladies
In a Little WhileLady Larken (a Lady in waiting) and Sir Harry (Knight of the Herald)
ShyPrincess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot) and Knights
The Minstrel, The Jester and IThe King Sextimus, Minstrel (a travelling player) and Jester
SensitivityThe Queen Aggravain
Swamps of HomePrincess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot), Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain) and Ladies
NormandyMinstrel (a travelling player), Jester, The King Sextimus and Lady Larken (a Lady in waiting)
Spanish PanicThe Queen Aggravain, Princess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot), Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain), Knights and Ladies
Song of LovePrince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain), Princess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot), Knights and Ladies
ACT 2 Sung By
QuietEntire Court
Goodnight, Sweet PrincessPrince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain)
Happily Ever AfterPrincess Winnifred (Princess of Farfelot)
Man to Man TalkThe King Sextimus and Prince Dauntless (son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain)
Very Soft ShoesJester
Yesterday I Loved YouSir Harry (Knight of the Herald) and Lady Larken (a Lady in waiting)
LullabyThe Nightingale of Samarkand (a royal pet)
FinaleEntire Court

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Broadhurst Theatre

(12/19/1996 - 6/1/1997)


Joyce Chittick
James Hindman
Scott Jovovich
Rosemary Loar
Tina Ou
The Royal Ballet
Alex Sanchez
Other Player
role added after openingSenior Jester
The Royal Ballet
Jeff Siebert
Thomas Titone
Thom Christopher Warren
Valencia Yearwood

Understudies: Nick Cokas (Sir Harry), David Jennings (Minstrel), Rosemary Loar (Master Merton, The Queen Aggravain), Jason Opsahl (Prince Dauntless), Stephen Reed (Jester), Thom Christopher Warren (Jester, Prince Dauntless, Sir Harry), Dana Winograd (The Royal Cellist).

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