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The Boy From Oz   
From Down Under to over the top.

 
Imperial Theatre, (10/16/2003 - 9/12/2004)
First Preview: Sep 16, 2003 Total Previews: 32
Opening Date: Oct 16, 2003    
Closing Date: Sep 12, 2004 Total Performances: 364

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Various locations in Tenterfield, Australia; Hong Kong; New York City: Peter and Liza's apartment, Reno Sweeney, The Copacabana Club, Radio City Music Hall.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by Ben Gannon and Robert Fox
Music by Peter Allen; Lyrics by Peter Allen; Book by Martin Sherman; Original book by Nick Enright; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson; Musical Director: Patrick Vaccariello; Additional music by Burt Bacharach, Jeff Barry, Michael Callen, Christopher Cross, David Foster, Tom Keane and Marsha Malamet; Additional lyrics by Adrienne Anderson, Marie Cowan, A.B. "Banjo" Paterson, Dean Pitchford and Carole Bayer Sager; Dance arrangements by Mark Hummel; Incidental music and vocal arranger: Patrick Vaccariello
Directed by Philip William McKinley; Choreographed by Joey McKneely
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners and Nevin Steinberg; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Associate Scenic Design: David Peterson; Associate Costume Design: Scott Traugott; Associate Lighting Design: Michelle Habeck
General Manager: Albert Poland; Company Manager: Lane Marsh; Associate Co. Mgr: Connie Yung
Production Stage Manager: Eileen F. Haggerty; Technical Supervisor: Neil A. Mazzella and David Benken; Stage Manager: Richard Rauscher
Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Conducted by Patrick Vaccariello; Associate Conductor: Jim Laev; Violin: Victor Heifets, Fritz Krakowski, Wende Namkung, Cecelia Hobbs Gardner and Nina Evtuhov; Concert Master: Sylvia D'Avanzo; Music Copying: Kaye-Houston Music; Cello: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf and Vivian Israel; Lead Trumpet: Jeffrey Kievit; Trumpet: Tino Gagliardi and Earl Gardner; Trombone: Clint Sharman and Randy Andos; Reeds: Ted Nash, Ben Kono, Ken Dybisz and Don McGeen; Drums: Brian Brake; Bass: Cary Potts; Keyboards: Mark Berman and Jim Laev; Guitars: J. McGeehan; Percussion: Dan McMillan
Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Promotions: Hugh Hysell Communications; Dance Captain: Jessica Hartman; Casting: Dave Clemmons Casting and Joseph McConnell; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Consultant: Stephen MacLean; Dialect Coach: Stephen Gabis; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Cast
Hugh Jackman
Broadway debut
Peter Allen
Stephanie J. BlockLiza Minnelli
Jarrod EmickGreg Connell
Mitchel David FederanBoy
Young Peter
Beth FowlerMarion Woolnough
Peter's mother
Isabel KeatingJudy Garland
Michael MulherenDick Woolnough
Peter's father
Dee Anthony
Leslie AlexanderEnsemble
Brad AndersonTrick
Ensemble
Mark Herron
Victoria Lecta CaveEnsemble
Kelly CrandallEnsemble
Naleah DeyEnsemble
Nicolas DromardEnsemble
Timothy A. Fitz-geraldChris Bell
Ensemble
Christopher FreemanEnsemble
Tyler HanesEnsemble
Colleen HawksMember of Trio
Ensemble
John HillMark Herron
Ensemble
Pamela JordanGirl
Ensemble
Tari KellyMember of Trio
Ensemble
Stephanie KurtzubaMember of Trio
Ensemble
Heather LawsEnsemble
Brian J. MarcumEnsemble
Jennifer SavelliEnsemble
Alice the Rockette
Matthew StockeEnsemble
George Woolnough
Swings: Todd Anderson and Jessica Hartman
Standby: Michael Halling (Peter Allen) and Kevin Spirtas (Peter Allen)
Understudies: Leslie Alexander (Marion Woolnough), Brad Anderson (Greg Connell, Peter Allen), Victoria Lecta Cave (Judy Garland), Michael Halling (Chris Bell, Greg Connell), John Hill (Greg Connell, Peter Allen), Tari Kelly (Liza Minnelli), Stephanie Kurtzuba (Judy Garland), Heather Laws (Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli), Kevin Spirtas (Greg Connell), Matthew Stocke (Dee Anthony, Dick Woolnough) and P. J. Verhoest (Boy)
Tony Award®
 2004 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Ben Gannon and Robert Fox
 2004 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Martin Sherman ;  Original book by Nick Enright
winner 2004 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Hugh Jackman
 2004 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Beth Fowler
 2004 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Isabel Keating
Theatre World
winner 2004 Award [recipient] 
  Mitchel David Federan
winner 2004 Award [recipient] 
  Hugh Jackman
winner 2004 Award [recipient] 
  Isabel Keating
Drama Desk Award
winner 2004 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Hugh Jackman
 2004 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Mitchel David Federan
winner 2004 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Isabel Keating
music by Peter Allen; lyrics by Peter Allen
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
The Lives of MePeter Allen
When I Get My Name in LightsBoy (Young Peter) and Ensemble
When I Get My Name in Lights (Reprise) Peter Allen
Love Crazy
(music by Peter Allen and Adrienne Anderson; lyrics by Peter Allen and Adrienne Anderson)
Chris Bell, Peter Allen and Ensemble
Waltzing Matilda
(music by Marie Cowan and A.B. "Banjo" Paterson; lyrics by Marie Cowan and A.B. "Banjo" Paterson)
Peter Allen and Chris Bell
All I Wanted Was the DreamJudy Garland
Only an Older WomanJudy Garland, Peter Allen, Chris Bell and Mark Herron
Best That You Can Do
(music by Burt Bacharach and Christopher Cross; lyrics by Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager)
Peter Allen and Liza Minnelli
Don't Wish Too Hard
(lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager)
Judy Garland
Come Save MeLiza Minnelli and Peter Allen
Continental American
(lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager)
Peter Allen and Ensemble
She Loves to Hear the Music
(lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager)
Liza Minnelli and Ensemble
Quiet Please, There's a Lady On Stage
(lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager)
Peter Allen and Judy Garland
I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love
(lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager)
Liza Minnelli and Peter Allen
Not the Boy Next Door
(lyrics by Dean Pitchford)
Peter Allen and Marion Woolnough (Peter's mother)
ACT 2 Sung By
Bi-Coastal
(music by Peter Allen, David Foster and Tom Keane; lyrics by Peter Allen, David Foster and Tom Keane)
Peter Allen and Trio
If You Were WonderingPeter Allen and Greg Connell
Sure Thing BabyDee Anthony, Greg Connell, Peter Allen, Trio and Male Ensemble
Everything Old is New Again
(lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager)
Peter Allen and The Rockettes
Everything Old is New Again (Reprise)
(lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager)
Marion Woolnough (Peter's mother), Dee Anthony and Greg Connell
Love Don't Need a Reason
(music by Peter Allen, Marsha Malamet and Michael Callen; lyrics by Peter Allen, Marsha Malamet and Michael Callen)
Peter Allen and Greg Connell
I Honestly Love You
(music by Peter Allen and Jeff Barry; lyrics by Peter Allen and Jeff Barry)
Greg Connell
You and Me
(lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager)
Liza Minnelli and Peter Allen
I Still Call Australia HomePeter Allen and Ensemble
Don't Cry Out Loud
(lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager)
Marion Woolnough (Peter's mother)
Once Before I Go
(music by Peter Allen and Dean Pitchford; lyrics by Peter Allen and Dean Pitchford)
Peter Allen
I Go to Rio
(music by Peter Allen and Adrienne Anderson; lyrics by Peter Allen and Adrienne Anderson)
Peter Allen and Company