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King of Schnorrers   

 
Playhouse Theatre, (11/28/1979 - 1/13/1980)
First Preview: Nov 21, 1979 Total Previews: 6
Opening Date: Nov 28, 1979    
Closing Date: Jan 13, 1980 Total Performances: 63

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The East End of London. 1791.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Paramount Pictures Corporation
Produced by Eric Krebs and Sam Landis; Associate Producer: Linda Canavan
Originally presented in January 1979 by George Street Playhouse; Further developed by The Moving Company in October 1979 at the Harold Clurman Theater
Book by Judd Woldin; Music by Judd Woldin; Lyrics by Judd Woldin; Freely based on "The King of Schnorrers" by Israel Zangwill; Vocal arrangements by Norman L. Berman; Musical Director: Robert Billig; Music orchestrated by Robert M. Freedman; Script Editor: Amy Seidman; Additional lyrics by Amy Seidman, Susan Birkenhead and Herbert Martin
Directed by Grover Dale; Choreographed by Grover Dale
Scenic Design by Ed Wittstein; Costume Design by Patricia Adshead; Lighting Design by Richard Nelson
General Manager: Eric Krebs
Production Stage Manager: Jay Fox; Assistant Stage Mgr: Peter J. Taylor
Conducted by Robert Billig; Keyboards: Robert Billig; Reeds: Leo Ursini; Bass: John Beal; Percussion: Steve Ferrara
General Press Representative: Shirley Herz and Jan Greenberg; Dance Captain: Jay Fox; Press Assistant: Sam Rudy; Casting: Fred Kaplan; Advertising: Interart, Michael DeLuise and Betty Valdez; Photographer: Suzanne Karp Krebs
Cast
Lloyd BattistaDa Costa
The King
Paul BinottoAaron
the flower seller
Wilkinson
Cosmetician
Ralph BruneauHarry Tinker
the tin smith
Ed DixonIsaac
the rag peddler
Belasco
Chancellor
John DossettDavid Ben Yonkel
Jerry MayerMendel
the greengrocer
Butler
Furtado
Treasurer
Rick McElhineyGreenbaum
the butcher
Angelina RéauxSadie
the fish peddler
Housekeeper
Sophie SchwabDeborah Da Costa
Thomas Lee SinclairRodriguez
President
Understudies: Paul Binotto (Belasco, Chancellor, Harry Tinker, Isaac), Ralph Bruneau (David Ben Yonkel), Jesse Garnee (Aaron, Cosmetician, Greenbaum, Housekeeper, Sadie, Wilkinson), Jerry Mayer (Da Costa), Rick McElhiney (Butler, Furtado, Mendel, President, Rodriguez, Treasurer) and Angelina Réaux (Deborah Da Costa)
music by Judd Woldin; lyrics by Judd Woldin
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Hail to the KingDa Costa (The King), Rodriguez and Street Peddlers
Chutzpah
(lyrics by Amy Seidman)
Da Costa (The King), Rodriguez and Quartet
I'm Only a WomanDeborah Da Costa
Just for MeDavid Ben Yonkel and Harry Tinker (the tin smith)
I Have Not Lived in VainBelasco
The Fine Art of SchnorringDa Costa (The King)
Tell MeDeborah Da Costa
What Do You Do?David Ben Yonkel
It's Over
(lyrics by Herbert Martin)
Street Peddlers
ACT 2 Sung By
MurderHarry Tinker (the tin smith) and Peddlers
DeadDavid Ben Yonkel and Furtado
Chutzpah (Reprise) Company
Guided by LoveDeborah Da Costa
Tell Me (Reprise)
(lyrics by Susan Birkenhead)
Deborah Da Costa and David Ben Yonkel
Sephardic LullabyFlower Seller
Each of UsCompany
FinaleCompany