Longacre Theatre, (4/25/1999 - 5/09/1999)

First Preview: Apr 02, 1999
Opening Date: Apr 25, 1999
Closing Date: May 09, 1999
Total Previews: 27
Total Performances: 17

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway

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 Music Makers, Inc., Columbia Artist Theatricals, Inc. and Manny Kladitis; Associate Producer: Magicworks Entertainment and Jerry Frankel

Originally produced at The Hartford Stage Company

Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Source material by Deena Rosenberg; Musical Director: Cynthia Kortman; Music arranged by Mel Marvin; Additional Arrangements by Paul J. Ascenzo and Joseph Church; Music orchestrated by Larry Hochman

Conceived by Mark Lamos and Mel Marvin; Directed by Mark Lamos; Choreographed by David Marques; Associate Director: Bill Fennelly; Associate Choreographer: Richard Montoya

Scenic Design by Michael Yeargan; Costume Design by Paul Tazewell; Lighting Design by Peggy Eisenhauer; Sound Design by Abe Jacob

General Manager: Niko Associates, Inc. (Manny Kladitis, Founder and President) and Carl Pasbjerg

Production Supervisor: Fred Gallo, Jr.; Production Stage Manager: Alan Hall; Stage Manager: Ruth E. Rinklin

Musical Supervisor: Cynthia Kortman; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Conducted by Cynthia Kortman; Associate Conductor: Paul J. Ascenzo; Keyboard 2: Paul J. Ascenzo; Reed 1: Dennis Anderson; Reed 2: Edward Salkin; Reed 3: Frank Santagata; Trumpet 1: Danny Cahn; Trumpet 2: Bud Burridge; Trombone/Tuba: Randy Andos; Keyboard 1: Mark Berman; Guitar: Greg Skaff; Bass: Jeff Ganz; Drums: Gary Seligson; Percussion: Paul Hostetter

Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing: The Karpel Group; Advertising: Berenter Greenhouse & Webster

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Opening Night Cast

Michael BerressePerformer
Darius de HaasPerformer
Adriane LenoxPerformer
Sara RamirezPerformer
Patrick WilsonPerformer
Chris GhelfiPerformer
Tim HunterPerformer
Karen LifsheyPerformer
Jill NicklausPerformer

Swings: Brian J. Marcum and Kenya U. Massey


music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin
(Unless otherwise noted)

Fascinating Rhythm (from LADY, BE GOOD)
I've Got a Crush on You (from TREASURE GIRL; STRIKE UP THE BAND)
Oh, Lady, Be Good! (from LADY, BE GOOD)
High Hat (from FUNNY FACE)
Clap Yo' Hands (from OH, KAY!)
(My) Cousin in Milwaukee (from PARDON MY ENGLISH)
The Lorelei (from PARDON MY ENGLISH)
The Man I Love (dropped from STRIKE UP THE BAND)
Love Is Here to Stay
Little Jazz Bird (from LADY, BE GOOD)
Isn't It a Pity (from PARDON MY ENGLISH)
I Love to Rhyme (from GOLDWYN FOLLIES film)
Blah, Blah, Blah (from DELICIOUS film)
I Got Rhythm (from GIRL CRAZY)
Embraceable You (from GIRL CRAZY)
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (from SHALL WE DANCE film)
Nice Work If You Can Get It (from A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS film)
But Not for Me (from GIRL CRAZY)
Just Another Rhumba (from GOLDWYN FOLLIES film)
Someone to Watch Over Me (from OH, KAY!)
The Half of It, Dearie, Blues (from LADY, BE GOOD)
Love Is Here to Stay (from GOLDWYN FOLLIES film)
How Long Has This Been Going On (from ROSALIE)
Home Blues (from SHOW GIRL)
(lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Gus Kahn)
Who Cares? (from OF THEE I SING)
They Can't Take That Away From Me (from SHALL WE DANCE film)
Hang on to Me (from LADY, BE GOOD)
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