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The Green Bird   

 
Cort Theatre , (4/18/2000 - 6/04/2000)
First Preview:Apr 01, 2000 Total Previews:15
Opening Date:Apr 18, 2000   
Closing Date:Jun 04, 2000 Total Performances:56

Category: Musical, Fantasy, Puppets, Original, Broadway
Setting: City of Monterotondo, Serpentina's garden, the Ogre's mountain lair, other suitably fabulous places


Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Artistic Director), Nina Lannan and OSTAR Enterprises
Originally produced at The New Victory Theatre in March, 1996 by Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Artistic Director); Subsequently presented at LaJolla Playhouse (Michael Greif, Artistic Director; Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director)
Book by Carlo Gozzi; Translated by Albert Bermel and Ted Emery; Music by Elliot Goldenthal; "Oh Foolish Heart" lyrics by David Suehsdorf; Musical Director: Rick Martinez; Additional text by Eric Overmyer
Directed by Julie Taymor; Musical Staging by Daniel Ezralow; Assistant Director: Kamyar Atabai
Scenic Design by Christine Jones; Costume Design by Constance Hoffman; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Mask Design by Julie Taymor; Puppet Design by Julie Taymor; Sound Design by Jon Weston; Wig Design by Steven W. Bryant; Make-Up Design by Steven W. Bryant; Projection Design by Elaine J. McCarthy; Associate Scenic Design: Todd Potter; Assistant Scenic Design: Evan Alexander, Larry Gruber and Joanie Schaffer; Assistant to the Scenic Designer: Betsy Ayer; Associate Costume Design: Marion Williams; Assistant Costume Design: Jennifer Halpern; Associate Lighting Design: Traci Klainer; Assistant Lighting Design: Lara Bohon, Michele Disco, Douglas Cox and Michelle Habeck; Assistant to the Lighting Designer: Hilary Manners; Assistant Sound Design: Jason Strengfeld
General Manager: Nina Lannan & Associates and Devin M. Keudell; Associate Co. Mgr: Maggie Edelman
Production Manager: Arthur Siccardi; Production Stage Manager: Kristen Harris; Stage Manager: Amanda Sloan
Percussion: Bill Ruyle; Violin: Antoine Silverman; Woodwinds/Keyboard: Bruce Williamson
Flying Designer: Paul Rubin; Flying effects provided by ZFX, Inc.
Casting: Deborah Brown; Press Representative: The Publicity Office; Marketing: The Walton Group; Vocal Director: Joseph Church; Dance Captain: Tricia Paoluccio
Cast
Ken Barnett Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Reg E. Cathey Brighella
Didi Conn Smeraldina
Ned Eisenberg Truffaldino
Ramón Flowers Dancing Water
Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Edward Hibbert Tartagliona
Lee Lewis Pompea
Katie MacNichol Barbarina
Sarah Jane Nelson Singing Apple
Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Kristine Nielsen Ninetta
Meredith Patterson Singing Apple
Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Sebastian Roché Renzo
Sophia Salguero Singing Apple Soloist
Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Derek Smith Tartaglia
Bruce Turk The Green Bird
Erico Villanueva Dancing Water Soloist
Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer
Andrew Weems Pantalone
Voice of Calmon
Beauticians
Understudies: Ken Barnett (Renzo, The Green Bird), Bill Cohen (Pantalone, Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer, Truffaldino), Ramón Flowers (Dancing Water Soloist), Jan Leslie Harding (Ninetta, Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer, Singing Apple, Smeraldina), Reggie Montgomery (Brighella, Tartaglia, Tartagliona), Sarah Jane Nelson (Singing Apple Soloist), Tricia Paoluccio (Barbarina, Pompea, Servant/Marching Band/Puppeteer, Singing Apple) and Meredith Patterson (Barbarina, Pompea)
Tony Award®
 2000 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Derek Smith
 2000 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Constance Hoffman
music by Elliot Goldenthal
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1
Truffaldino's Sausage Shop
O Greedy People (The Apples That Sing)
(lyrics by Carlo Gozzi and Albert Bermel)
Singing Apples
Tartaglia's Lament Tartaglia
The Bickering
Calmon, King Of Statues
Joy to the King
(lyrics by Carlo Gozzi and Albert Bermel)
Singing Apple Soloist
Ninetta's Hope
Renzo and Pompea Duet
(lyrics by Albert Bermel)
Renzo and Pompea
Barbarina's Lament Barbarina
The Waters That Dance
Under Bustle Funk
Serpentina's Garden Pantalone
Green Bird Desert
The Magic Feather
The King's Lament (violin solo)
Accordions and Palace Rhumba
ACT 2
Prologue (Radio Waves)
Acids and Alkalis
Apple Aria (instrumental)
Oh Foolish Heart (Finale)
(lyrics by David Suehsdorf)
Full Company