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The Frogs   

 
Vivian Beaumont Theatre , (7/22/2004 - 10/10/2004)
First Preview:Jun 22, 2004 Total Previews:34
Opening Date:Jul 22, 2004   
Closing Date:Oct 10, 2004 Total Performances:92

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The time is the present. The place is Ancient Greece.


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Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)
Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer); LCT Musical Theater Associate Producer: Ira Weitzman; Produced in association with Bob Boyett
A comedy written in 405 b.c. by Aristophanes; "The Frogs" freely adapted by Burt Shevelove; "The Frogs" even more freely adapted by Nathan Lane; Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics for "Fear No More" from "Cymbeline" by William Shakespeare; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Dance arrangements by Glen Kelly; Associate Musical Dir.: Annbritt duChateau
Directed by Susan Stroman; Choreographed by Susan Stroman; Associate Director: Tara Young; Associate Choreographer: Tara Young
Scenic Design by Giles Cadle; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner; Sound Design by Scott Lehrer; Puppet Design by Martin P. Robinson; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Make-Up Design by Melissa Silver; Associate Lighting Design: Ben Stanton; Plaza Frogs Soundscape by Aural Fixation
LCT General Manager: Adam Siegel; LCT Company Manager: Matthew Markoff
Stage Manager: Thom Widmann; LCT Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin
Conducted by Paul Gemignani; Associate Conductor: Annbritt duChateau; Music Copyist: Emily Grishman Music Preparation; Concertmistress Marilyn Reynolds; Violin: Mineko Yajima; Viola: Richard Brice; Cello: Deborah Sepe; First Clarinet: Les Scott; Second Clarinet: Eric Weidman; First Bassoon: Tom Sefcovic; Second Bassoon: Gili Sharett; First Trumpet: Dominic Derasse; Second Trumpet: Phil Granger; First Trombone: Richard Clark; Second Trombone: Mike Boschen; Bass Trombone: Dean Plank; Piano: Annbritt duChateau; Harp: Jennifer Hoult; Bass: John Beal; Drums and Percussion: Paul Pizzuti; Percussion: Thad Wheeler
Aerial Design: Antigravity, Inc.; Special Effects by Gregory Meeh; Special Effects Associate: Patrick Boyd
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting; LCT Director of Development: Hattie K. Jutagir; LCT Director of Marketing: Andrew Flatt; General Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Paul Kolnik; Dance Captain: James Brown III and Joanne Manning; Dialect Coach: Stephen Gabis
Cast
Ryan L. Ball Ensemble
Fire Belly Bouncing Frog
Roger Bart Xanthias (Jul 15, 2004)
Peter Bartlett Pluto
John Byner Charon / Aekos
Daniel Davis George Bernard Shaw
Bryn Dowling Ensemble
Handmaiden Charisma
One of Pluto's Hellraisers
Rebecca Eichenberger Ensemble
Shavian
Meg Gillentine Ensemble
One of Three Graces
One of Pluto's Hellraisers
Shavian
Pia C. Glenn Ensemble
Virilla
the Amazon
Tyler Hanes Ensemble
Shavian
Francesca Harper Ensemble
One of Pluto's Hellraisers
Shavian
Rod Harrelson Ensemble
Jessica Howard Ensemble
One of Three Graces
One of Pluto's Hellraisers
Naomi Kakuk Ensemble
One of Three Graces
One of Pluto's Hellraisers
Kenway Hon Wai K. Kua Ensemble
Nathan Lane Dionysos
Luke Longacre Ensemble
Fire Belly Bouncing Frog
David Lowenstein Ensemble
Shavian
Burke Moses Herakles
Michael Siberry William Shakespeare
Kathy Voytko Ensemble
Ariadne
Steve Wilson Ensemble
Jay Brian Winnick Ensemble
Shavian
Swings: James Brown III, Eric Michael Gillett, Timothy Gulan, Joanne Manning and Mia Price
Understudies: Ryan L. Ball (Herakles), Meg Gillentine (Ariadne, Handmaiden Charisma, Virilla), Eric Michael Gillett (George Bernard Shaw, Pluto, William Shakespeare), Timothy Gulan (Dionysos, Pluto, Xanthias), Francesca Harper (Virilla), David Lowenstein (Charon / Aekos), Mia Price (Ariadne, Handmaiden Charisma), Steve Wilson (George Bernard Shaw, Herakles, William Shakespeare) and Jay Brian Winnick (Charon / Aekos, Dionysos, Xanthias)
ACT 1Sung By
Invocation and Instructions to the Audience 1st Actor, 2nd Actor and Greek Chorus
I Love to Travel Dionysos, Xanthias and Greek Chorus
Dress Big Herakles, Dionysos and Xanthias
I Love to Travel (Reprise)Dionysos and Xanthias
All Aboard Charon
Ariadne Dionysos
The Frogs Dionysos, A Splash of Frogs and Fire Belly Bouncing Frogs
ACT 2Sung By
Hymn to Dionysos 3 Graces, Dionysians, Dionysos and Xanthias
Hades Pluto and The Hellraisers
It's Only a Play Greek Chorus
Shaw Dionysos, Shaw and Shavians
All Aboard Charon
Fear No More (from Shakespeare's Cymbaline) Shakespeare
Hymn to Dionysos Greek Chorus
Final Instructions to the Audience Dionysos and Company