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Boccaccio   

 
Edison Theatre , (11/24/1975 - 11/30/1975)
First Preview:Oct 15, 1975 Total Previews:48
Opening Date:Nov 24, 1975   
Closing Date:Nov 30, 1975 Total Performances:7

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A villa outside Florence in the year 1348.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Norman Kean
Produced by Rita Fredricks, Norman Kean and Theatre Now, Inc.
Originally presented as a showcase production at the Williamstown Theatre; Subsequently produced at Arena Stage (Zelda Fichhandler: Artistic Director); Directed at Arena Stage by Gene Lesser
Based on stories from "The Decameron" by Giovanni Boccaccio; Music by Richard Peaslee; Dramatized by Kenneth Cavander; Lyrics by Kenneth Cavander; Musical Director: Ken Bichel; Music orchestrated by Walt Levinsky and Richard Peaslee; Music arranged by Walt Levinsky and Richard Peaslee
Directed by Warren Enters; Musical Staging by Julie Arenal
Scenic Design by Robert U. Taylor; Lighting Design by Patrika Brown; Costume Design by Linda Fisher; Hair Design by Steve Atha; Wig Design by Joanne Doloff; Make-Up Consultant: Rober Winslow Baker
General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc.
Production Stage Manager: Ron Abbott; Stage Manager: John Beven; Assistant Stage Mgr: Claudia Burk
General Press Representative: Les Schecter Associates; Casting: Howard Feuer; Vocal Coach: Jim Litt; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company; Photographer: Kenn Duncan
Cast
Armand Assante Masetto
Beltramo's Younger Brother
Ferondo
D'Jamin Bartlett Isabella
Masetto's Mistress
Sister Angelica
Richard Bauer Anichino
Steward to the Family
Nuto
Abbot
Jill Choder Alibech
Masetto's Friend
Sister Makaria
Munson Hicks Rustico
A Cousin
Leonetto
Brother Perdurabo
Caroline McWilliams Beatrice
Beltramo's Widowed Sister
Sister Teresa
Ferondo's Wife
Virginia Vestoff Giletta
Beltramo's Wife
Abbess
Michael Zaslow Beltramo
Count of Rossiglione
Egano
Standbys: Michael Forella (Abbot, Anichino, Beltramo, Brother Perdurabo, Egano, Ferondo, Leonetto, Masetto, Nuto, Rustico) and Sheilah Rae (Abbess, Alibech, Beatrice, Ferondo's Wife, Giletta, Isabella, Sister Angelica, Sister Makaria, Sister Teresa)
music by Richard Peaslee; lyrics by Kenneth Cavander
ACT 1Sung By
Introduction Company
Masetto's Song Masetto (Beltramo's Younger Brother) and Nuto
Nuns's Song Abbess and Nuns
God Is Good Masetto (Beltramo's Younger Brother) and Nuns
Now My Season's Here Company
Only in My Song Anichino (Steward to the Family)
Egano D'Galluzzi Anichino (Steward to the Family) and Egano
The Men Who Have Loved Me Beatrice (Beltramo's Widowed Sister)
In the Garden Anichino (Steward to the Family) and Egano
Lucky Anichino Company
Pretend You're Living Isabella (Masetto's Mistress)
Devil in Hell Alibech (Masetto's Friend), Rustico (A Cousin) and Company
ACT 2Sung By
She Doctor Giletta (Beltramo's Wife) and Beltramo (Count of Rossiglione)
Lover Like a Blind Man Giletta (Beltramo's Wife)
If You Had Seen Giletta (Beltramo's Wife)
Love Was Just a Game Beltramo (Count of Rossiglione)
Madonna Isabella Isabella (Masetto's Mistress) and Company
My Holy Prayer Abbot and Monks
Hold Me Gently Ferondo's Wife
Finale Company