Studio 54, (3/14/2019 - 6/30/2019)

First Preview: Feb 14, 2019
Opening Date: Mar 14, 2019
Closing Date: Jun 30, 2019
Total Previews: 30
Total Performances: 45 as of April 21, 2019

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Ford's Theatre, Baltimore. June 1948.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director/CEO; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director; Sydney Beers: General Manager; Steve Dow: Chief Administrative Officer)

Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director/CEO; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director; Sydney Beers: General Manager; Steve Dow: Chief Administrative Officer)

Book by Sam Spewack and Bella Spewack; Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter; Music orchestrated by Larry Hochman; Dance arrangements by David Chase; Additional Material by: Amanda Green; Additional Orchestrations by Michael Starobin and Ned Paul Ginsburg; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani

Directed by Scott Ellis; Choreographed by Warren Carlyle

Scenic Design by David Rockwell; Costume Design by Jeff Mahshie; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Sound Design by Brian Ronan; Hair and Wig Design by David Brian Brown; Make-Up Design by Christian McCulloch

Executive Producer: Sydney Beers; Company Manager: Penelope Daulton

Technical Supervisor: Steve Beers; Production Stage Manager: Jeffrey Rodriguez; Stage Manager: Larry Smiglewski

Conducted by Paul Gemignani; Associate Conductor: Mark Mitchell; Keyboard: Mark Mitchell; Violin/Concertmaster: Sylvia D'Avanzo; Violin: Bob Zubrycki; Viola: Richard Brice; Cello: Roger Shell; Bass: John Beal; Drums, Percussion, Timpani: Paul Pizzuti; Guitars, Mandolin: Justin Rothberg; Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Soprano Recorder: Eric Weidman; Flue, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Alto Recorder: Greg Thymius; Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Tenor Sax: Julie Pacheco; Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax: Don McGeen; Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet: Dominic Derasse; Trumpet: John Bailey; French Horn: Judy Lee; Trombone, Bass Trombone: Bruce Eidem; Keyboard Programmer: Randy Cohen; Associate Keyboard Programmer: Sam Starobin and Tim Crook; Music Copying: Katharine Edmonds/Emily Grishman Music Preparation

Casting: Jim Carnahan, CSA and Stephen Kopel C.S.A.; Press Representative: Polk & Co.; Roundabout Director of Marketing: Elizabeth Kandel; Roundabout Director of Development: Christopher Nave, CFRE; Roundabout Founding Director: Gene Feist; Roundabout Adams Associate Artistic Director: Scott Ellis; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Fight direction by Rick Sordelet and Christian Kelly-Sordelet; Dance Captain: Erica Mansfield; Fight Captain: Preston Truman Boyd; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Kelli O'HaraLilli Vanessi / Katharine
Will ChaseFred Graham / Petruchio
Corbin BleuBill Calhoun / Lucentio
Terence ArchieHarrison Howell
Mel Johnson, Jr.Harry Trevor / Baptista
James T. LanePaul
Stephanie Styles
Broadway debut
Lois Lane / Bianca
Adrienne WalkerHattie
Lance Coadie WilliamsSecond Man
John PankowFirst Man
Darius BarnesEnsemble
Preston Truman BoydEnsemble
Will BurtonGremio (First Suitor)
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Ensemble
Derrick CobeyEnsemble
Jesmille Darbouze
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Rick FaugnoHortensio (Second Suitor)
"Taming of the Shrew" player
Ensemble
Haley FishEnsemble
Tanya HaglundEnsemble
Erica MansfieldEnsemble
Marissa McGowanEnsemble
Justin PrescottEnsemble
Christine Cornish SmithEnsemble
Sherisse Springer
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Sam StrasfeldEnsemble

Swings: Sarah Meahl and Travis Waldschmidt

Understudies: Preston Truman Boyd (First Man, Fred Graham / Petruchio, Second Man), Will Burton (Bill Calhoun / Lucentio), Derrick Cobey (Harrison Howell, Harry Trevor / Baptista), Jesmille Darbouze (Hattie), Marissa McGowan (Lilli Vanessi / Katharine), Justin Prescott (Paul) and Christine Cornish Smith (Lois Lane / Bianca)

Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Award

 2019 Outstanding Revival of a Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director/CEO; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director; Sydney Beers: General Manager; Steve Dow: Chief Administrative Officer)

 2019 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Corbin Bleu

 2019 LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 

Warren Carlyle

Songs

music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter

ACT 1 Sung By
Another Op'nin' Another ShowThe Company
Why Can't You BehaveLois Lane / Bianca and Bill Calhoun / Lucentio
WunderbarFred Graham / Petruchio and Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
So in LoveLilli Vanessi / Katharine
We Open in VeniceLilli Vanessi / Katharine, Fred Graham / Petruchio, Bill Calhoun / Lucentio and Lois Lane / Bianca
Tom, Dick or HarryLois Lane / Bianca, Bill Calhoun / Lucentio, Gremio (First Suitor) ("Taming of the Shrew" player) and Hortensio (Second Suitor) ("Taming of the Shrew" player)
I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in PaduaFred Graham / Petruchio and The Men
I Hate MenLilli Vanessi / Katharine
Were Thine That Special FaceFred Graham / Petruchio
Cantiamo D'AmoreThe Ensemble
Kiss Me, KateFred Graham / Petruchio, Lilli Vanessi / Katharine and The Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Entr'ActeOrchestra
Too Darn HotPaul, Bill Calhoun / Lucentio, Hattie and The Ensemble
Where Is the Life That Late I Led?Fred Graham / Petruchio
Always True to You (In My Fashion)Lois Lane / Bianca
From This Moment OnHarrison Howell and Lilli Vanessi / Katharine
BiancaBill Calhoun / Lucentio and The Ensemble
So in Love (Reprise) Fred Graham / Petruchio
Brush Up Your ShakespeareFirst Man and Second Man
PavaneLois Lane / Bianca, Bill Calhoun / Lucentio and The Ensemble
I Am Ashamed That People Are So SimpleLilli Vanessi / Katharine
Kiss Me, Kate (Reprise) Fred Graham / Petruchio, Lilli Vanessi / Katharine and The Company
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