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The Musical with a Flip-Side

Mark Hellinger Theatre, (11/12/1978 - 12/10/1978)
First Preview: Nov 02, 1978 Total Previews: 12
Opening Date: Nov 12, 1978    
Closing Date: Dec 10, 1978 Total Performances: 33

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The newest environmental recording studio in Hollywood.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Gladys Rackmil, Fritz Holt and Barry M. Brown
Orignially titled "Sunset" and performed at The Studio Arena Theatre (Neal DuBrock, Producer)
Music by Gary William Friedman; Book by Will Holt and Bruce Vilanch; Lyrics by Will Holt; Note: earlier script by Louis La Russo II; Music orchestrated by Fred Thaler and Jimmie Haskell; Music arranged by Fred Thaler, Jimmie Haskell and Gary William Friedman; Musical Director: Fred Thaler
Based on an original idea by Will Holt; Directed by Joe Layton; Choreographed by Joe Layton; Assistant Choreographer: Damita Jo Freeman
Scenic Design by David Hays; Costume Design by Bob Mackie; Lighting Design by John Gleason; Hair Design by Joe Tubens; Sound Design by Paramount Sound and Steve Woolley
General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Sam Pagliaro
Stage Manager: Charles Collins; Production Stage Manager: Frank Hartenstein; Assistant Stage Mgr: Bonnie Walker
Multi-Media Design By Sheppard Kerman
General Press Representative: Shirley Herz and Jan Greenberg; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Casting: Amos Abrams; Producers' Associate: Amos Abrams; Dance Captain: Bonnie Walker
Alexis SmithLila Halliday
Richard CoxDan Danger
Ronnie B. BakerSnake
Christine FaithChristine
Damita Jo FreemanDamita
Jonathan FreemanMinky
Alan Fairmont
Robin GreanRobin
John HammilBoris
Stanley KamelJeff Leff
Wenndy Leigh MackenzieWenndy
Lisa MordenteCrystal Mason
Tony SchultzSchultz
Avery SommersAvery
Understudies: Ronnie B. Baker (Jeff Leff), Jonathan Freeman (Schultz), Wenndy Leigh Mackenzie (Avery, Crystal Mason, Damita, Robin) and Tony Schultz (Dan Danger)
Tony Award®
 1979 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Alexis Smith
 1979 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Richard Cox
Drama Desk Award
 1979 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Richard Cox
 1979 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Lisa Mordente
music by Gary William Friedman; lyrics by Will Holt
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Back With a Beat/ Nothing ButLila Halliday
SunsetCrystal Mason, Avery, Damita and Robin
Ride Baby RideDan Danger, Damita, Robin and Avery
DestinyWar Bride
Disco DestinyCrystal Mason and Company
I Am the LightDan Danger
Movie Star MansionDan Danger and Lila Halliday
ACT 2 Sung By
Platinum DreamsAvery, Damita and Robin
Trials and Tribulations/ I Like YouCrystal Mason and Lila Halliday
1945Dan Danger and Lila Halliday
Too Many Mirrors
(music by Harold Wheeler)
Lila Halliday
Old Times, Good Times
(music by Harold Wheeler)
Lila Halliday and Company