Gershwin Theatre, (11/19/1998 - 1/17/1999)

First Preview: Oct 20, 1998
Opening Date: Nov 19, 1998
Closing Date: Jan 17, 1999
Total Previews: 32
Total Performances: 69

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: New York City, 1944 - wartime

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (George C. Wolfe: Producer; Rosemarie Tichler: Artistic Producer; Mark Litvin: Managing Director); NYSF Associate Producer: Wiley Hausam

Original 1944 production was choreographed by Jerome Robbins; Additional generous support for this production provided by Scott Rudin, Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director), Roger Berlind and Margo Lion

Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Based on a concept by Jerome Robbins; Music orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin; Musical Director: Kevin Stites

Directed by George C. Wolfe; Choreographed by Keith Young; Unbilled choreography by Joey McKneely

Scenic Design by Adrianne Lobel; Associate Scenic Design: Douglas Huszti; Costume Design by Paul Tazewell; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Associate Lighting Design: Philip Rosenberg; Sound Design by Jon Weston; Hair Design by David H. Lawrence

General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd.; NYSF General Manager: Michael Hurst; Company Manager: Julie Crosby; Associate Co. Mgr: Percy Gibson

Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Production Supervisor: Bonnie Panson; Stage Manager: Karen Armstrong, Kenneth McGee and Donna A. Drake; Technical Supervisor: Tech Production Services, Inc., Elliot Bertoni, Kimberly Parker and Rachel J. Semmel

Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Conducted by Kevin Stites; Associate Conductor: Jeffrey Harris; Woodwind: Kenneth Adams, Dennis Anderson, William Blount, Roger Rosenberg, Eddie Salkin and Edward Zuhlke; Trumpet: Kamau Adilifu, Christian Jaudes and Larry Lunetta; Trombone: Randall Andos, Lawrence Farrell and Joel Shelton; French Horn: Theresa MacDonnell and Roger Wendt; Piano: Jeffrey Harris; Drums: Brian Grice; Percussion: Eric Kivnick; Bass: Peter Donovan; Music Copying: Emily Grishman Music Preparation

NYSF Casting: Jordan Thaler and Heidi Griffiths, C.S.A.; NYSF Senior Director, External Affairs: Margaret M. Lioi; Marketing: FourFront, Inc.; NYSF Press Representative: Carol R. Fineman; NYSF Press Associate: Thomas V. Naro and Bill Coyle; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.

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Opening Night Cast

Brad AspelNew Sailor in Town
Dance Ensemble
Tom AulinoQuartet
Waldo Figment
Person of New York
Kristine BendulPas de Deux Dancer
Diamond Eddie Girl
Dance Ensemble
Stephen Campanella
Broadway debut
Primitive Man
New Sailor in Town
Dance Ensemble
Nora ColeMiss Turnstiles' Announcer
Woman of Carnegie Hall
Diana Dream
Senorita Dolores Dolores
Christopher F. DavisQuartet
Policeman
New Sailor in Town
Lea DeLariaHildy Esterhazy
R.J. Durell
Broadway debut
Dance Ensemble
Dottie EarleMannequin
Dance Ensemble
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Broadway debut
Chip
Jennifer FrankelMannequin
Diamond Eddie Girl
Dance Ensemble
Jonathan FreemanPitkin W. Bridgework
Edgard GallardoDance Ensemble
Darren Gibson
Broadway debut
Pas de Deux Dancer
Dance Ensemble
Annie GoldenLucy Schmeeler
Blake Hammond
Broadway debut
Quartet
S. Uperman
Diamond Eddie Master of Ceremonies
Person of New York
Amy HegginsMannequin
Diamond Eddie Girl
Dance Ensemble
John JellisonQuartet
Subway Bill Poster
Rajah Bimmy
Person of New York
Tai Jimenez
Broadway debut
Ivy Smith
Sarah KnowltonClaire DeLoone
Darren LeeDance Ensemble
Robert MontanoOzzie
Linda Mugleston
Broadway debut
Flossie
Woman of Carnegie Hall
Person of New York
Perry Laylon OjedaGabey
Gregory Emanuel RahmingWorkman
Miss Turnstiles' Announcer
Person of New York
Keenah Reid
Broadway debut
Diamond Eddie Girl
Dance Ensemble
Judine RichàrdMannequin
Primitive Woman
Diamond Eddie Girl
Dance Ensemble
Mary TestaLittle Old Lady
Madame Maude P. Dilly
Chandra Wilson
Broadway debut
Flossie's Friend
Woman of Carnegie Hall
Person of New York

Swings: Kim Craven, Sloan Just, Wes Pope, Rommy Sandhu and Scott Spahr

Standby: David Lowenstein (Diamond Eddie Master of Ceremonies, Miss Turnstiles' Announcer, Rajah Bimmy, S. Uperman, Subway Bill Poster, Waldo Figment, Workman), Janet Metz (Claire DeLoone, Hildy Esterhazy, Madame Maude P. Dilly) and Dana Stackpole (Ivy Smith)

Understudies: Brad Aspel (Chip, Ozzie), Stephen Campanella (Gabey), Kim Craven (Pas de Deux Dancer, Primitive Woman), R.J. Durell (Pas de Deux Dancer), Jennifer Frankel (Flossie), John Jellison (Miss Turnstiles' Announcer, Pitkin W. Bridgework, Workman), Sloan Just (Primitive Woman), Darren Lee (Chip, Gabey), Linda Mugleston (Hildy Esterhazy, Little Old Lady, Madame Maude P. Dilly), Wes Pope (New Sailor in Town, Policeman, Primitive Man), Keenah Reid (Flossie's Friend), Judine Richàrd (Diana Dream, Miss Turnstiles' Announcer, Senorita Dolores Dolores), Rommy Sandhu (New Sailor in Town, Policeman, Primitive Man), Scott Spahr (New Sailor in Town, Policeman, Primitive Man), Dana Stackpole (Pas de Deux Dancer) and Chandra Wilson (Lucy Schmeeler)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1999 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Mary Testa

Drama Desk Award

 1998 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Lea DeLaria

Theatre World

winner 1998 Award [recipient] 

Lea DeLaria

Songs

music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

ACT 1 Sung By
I Feel Like I'm Not Out of Bed Yet
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Workman and Quartet
New York, New York
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Ozzie, Chip, Gabey and Full Company
Gabey's Coming
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Ozzie, Chip, Gabey and Mannequins
Presentation of Miss Turnstiles
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Announcers, Ivy Smith and Dance Ensemble
Come Up to My Place
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Hildy Esterhazy and Chip
Carried Away
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Claire DeLoone, Ozzie, Primitive Man and Primitive Woman
Lonely Town
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Gabey and Dance Ensemble
Carnegie Hall Pavane
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Ivy Smith, Madame Maude P. Dilly and Women of Carnegie Hall
Lucky to Be Me
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Gabey and Full Company
I Understand
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Pitkin W. Bridgework
I Can Cook Too
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Hildy Esterhazy
Times Square Ballet
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Full Company
ACT 2 Sung By
So Long, Baby
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Diamond Eddie's Girls
I Wish I Was Dead
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Diana Dream
I Wish I Was Dead (Reprise)
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Senorita Dolores Dolores
Ya Got Me
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Hildy Esterhazy, Claire DeLoone, Ozzie and Chip
I Understand (Reprise)
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Pitkin W. Bridgework and Lucy Schmeeler
Subway Ride
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Gabey and The People of New York
Imaginary Coney Island
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Gabey, Ivy Smith and Dance Ensemble
Some Other Time
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Claire DeLoone, Hildy Esterhazy, Ozzie and Chip
The Real Coney Island
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Rajah Bimmy
I Feel Like I'm Not Out of Bed Yet (Reprise)
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Workman
New York, New York (Reprise)
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Full Company

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Gershwin Theatre

(11/19/1998 - 1/17/1999)

Cast

Don Mayo
Rajah Bimmy
Subway Bill Poster


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