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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
Lloyd Battista Da Costa
The King
Paul Binotto Aaron
the flower seller
Ralph Bruneau Harry Tinker
the tin smith
Ed Dixon Isaac
the rag peddler
John Dossett David Ben Yonkel
Jerry Mayer Mendel
the greengrocer
Rick McElhiney Greenbaum
the butcher
Angelina Réaux Sadie
the fish peddler
Sophie Schwab Deborah Da Costa
Thomas Lee Sinclair Rodriguez
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 1Sung By
Hail to the King Da Costa (The King), Rodriguez and Street Peddlers
(lyrics by Amy Seidman)
Da Costa (The King), Rodriguez and Quartet
I'm Only a Woman Deborah Da Costa
Just for Me David Ben Yonkel and Harry Tinker (the tin smith)
I Have Not Lived in Vain Belasco
The Fine Art of Schnorring Da Costa (The King)
Tell Me Deborah Da Costa
What Do You Do? David Ben Yonkel
It's Over
(lyrics by Herbert Martin)
Street Peddlers
ACT 2Sung By
Murder Harry Tinker (the tin smith) and Peddlers
Dead David Ben Yonkel and Furtado
Chutzpah (Reprise)Company
Guided by Love Deborah Da Costa
Tell Me (Reprise)
(lyrics by Susan Birkenhead)
Deborah Da Costa and David Ben Yonkel
Sephardic Lullaby Flower Seller
Each of Us Company
Finale Company