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Broadhurst Theatre , (5/03/1993 - 7/01/1995)
First Preview:Apr 19, 1993 Total Previews:16
Opening Date:May 03, 1993   
Closing Date:Jul 01, 1995 Total Performances:904

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: A prison in Latin America, sometime in the recent past.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Livent, Inc.
Book by Terrence McNally; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Based on the novel by Manuel Puig; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson; Dance music by David Krane
Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Vincent Paterson; Additional choreography by Rob Marshall
Scenic Design by Jerome Sirlin; Projection Design by Jerome Sirlin; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by Martin Levan; Associate Costume Design: Domingo Rodriguez; Associate Lighting Design: Peter West
General Manager: Frank P. Scardino; Company Manager: Jim Brandeberry
Production Stage Manager: Beverley Randolph; Technical Director: Don Finlayson; Technical Supervisor: Christopher C. Smith; Stage Manager: Clayton Phillips
Musical Supervisor: Jeffrey Huard; Conducted by Jeffrey Huard; Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; Music Preparation: Evan Morris, Donald Oliver and Chelsea Music Services, Inc.; Concert Mistress: Susan Follari; 1st Trumpet: Jeffrey Kievit; 2nd Trumpet: Larry Lunetta; Trombone: Porter Poindexter; French Horn: Kate Dennis and Susan Panny; Reed I: Alva Hunt; Reed II: Mort Silver; Reed III: Richard A. Heckman; Reed IV: Ken Berger; Bass: John Babich; Drums: John Redsecker; Percussion: Mark Sherman; Keyboard I: Jeffrey Saver; Keyboard II: Gregory Dlugos; Viola I: Susan Follari; Viola II: Ann Barak; Viola III: Maxine Roach; Viola IV: Katherine Sinsabaugh; Cello: Caryl Paisner; Electronic Music Consultant: Andrew Barrett
Assistant to Mr. Prince: Ruth Mitchell; Casting: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; Livent Resident Director: Anne Allan; Livent Casting Director: Beth Russell; General Press Representative (US): Mary Bryant; General Press Representative (Canada): Norman Zagier; Dance Captain: Keith McDaniel; Advertising: LeDonne, Wilner, & Weiner, Inc.; Photographer: Martha Swope; Press Associate: William Wolfe
Cast
Brent Carver
Broadway debut
Molina
Anthony Crivello Valentin
Chita Rivera Spider Woman / Aurora
Kirsti Carnahan Marta
Herndon Lackey Warden
Merle Louise Molina's Mother
Jerry Christakos
Broadway debut
Gabriel
Prisoner
Joshua Finkel
Broadway debut
Amnesty International Observer
Prisoner Emilio
Colton Green Escaping Prisoner
Philip Hernández
Broadway debut
Esteban
Michael McCormick Marcos
Keith McDaniel Aurora's Man
Prisoner
Robert Montano Aurora's Man
Prisoner
Dan O'Grady Aurora's Man
Prisoner
Aurelio Padron Window Dresser at Montoya's
Prisoner
Raymond Rodriguez
Broadway debut
Aurora's Man
Prisoner
Gary Schwartz Prisoner Fuentes
John Norman Thomas Religious Fanatic
Prisoner
Swings: Colton Green (Partial Swing) and Gregory Mitchell
Standbys: Lorraine Foreman (Molina's Mother) and Dorothy Stanley (Marta, Spider Woman / Aurora)
Understudies: Joshua Finkel (Molina), Philip Hernández (Valentin), Michael McCormick (Warden), Dan O'Grady (Gabriel), Gary Schwartz (Amnesty International Observer, Esteban, Valentin) and John Norman Thomas (Marcos)
Theatre World
nominee 1995 Award [recipient]
Vanessa Williams
nominee 1993 Award [recipient]
Brent Carver
Tony Award®
winner 1993 Best Musical [winner]
Produced by Livent, Inc.
winner 1993 Best Book of a Musical [winner]
Book by Terrence McNally
winner 1993 Best Original Score [winner]
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
winner 1993 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Brent Carver
winner 1993 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Chita Rivera
winner 1993 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Anthony Crivello
 1993 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Jerome Sirlin
winner 1993 Best Costume Design [winner]
Florence Klotz
 1993 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Howell Binkley
 1993 Best Choreography [nominee]
Vincent Paterson
 1993 Best Choreography [nominee]
Rob Marshall
 1993 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Harold Prince
Drama Desk Award
winner 1993 Outstanding Musical [winner]
Produced by Livent, Inc.
winner 1993 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner]
Brent Carver
winner 1993 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner]
Chita Rivera
winner 1993 Outstanding Music [winner]
Music by John Kander
winner 1993 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
Florence Klotz
 1993 Outstanding Set Design [nominee]
Scenic Design by Jerome Sirlin
music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb
ACT 1Sung By
Prologue Spider Woman and Prisoners
Her Name Is Aurora Molina, Aurora, Aurora's Men and Prisoners
Over the Wall Prisoners
Bluebloods Molina
Dressing Them Up / I Draw the Line Molina and Valentin
Dear One Molina's Mother, Marta, Valentin and Molina
Over the Wall II Prisoners, Molina and Valentin
Where You Are Aurora, Aurora's Man and Prisoners
Over the Wall III -- Marta Valentin and Prisoners
Come Spider Woman
I Do Miracles Aurora and Marta
Gabriel's Letter / My First Woman Gabriel and Valentin
Morphine Tango Orderlies
You Could Never Shame Me Molina's Mother
A Visit Spider Woman and Molina
She's a Woman Molina
Gimme Love Aurora, Molina and Aurora's Men
ACT 2Sung By
Russian Movie / Good Times Aurora, Molina and Valentin
The Day After That Valentin and Families of the Disappeared
Mama, It's Me Molina
Anything for Him Spider Woman, Molina and Valentin
Kiss of the Spiderwoman Spider Woman
Over the Wall IV -- Lucky Molina Warden and Prisoners
Only in the Movies Molina and the People in His Life