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Majestic Theatre, (12/14/1978 - 3/24/1979)
First Preview: Dec 01, 1978 Total Previews: 11
Opening Date: Dec 14, 1978    
Closing Date: Mar 24, 1979 Total Performances: 116

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Bronx. The Present.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Michael Bennett; Co - Producer: Bob Avian, Bernard Gersten and Susan MacNair
Book by Jerome Kass; Music by Billy Goldenberg; Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: Don Jennings
Directed by Michael Bennett; Choreographed by Michael Bennett; Co - Choreographer: Bob Avian
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Ted Azar
General Manager: Maurice Schaded; Company Manager: Sally Campbell
Production Stage Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Stage Manager: David Taylor; Technical Coordinator: Arthur Siccardi
Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Casting: Shirley Rich; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi
Vincent GardeniaAlfred Rossi
Dorothy LoudonBea Asher
Peter AlzadoDavid
Bea's son
Danny Carroll"Scooter"
Marilyn CooperNatalie
Dick CorriganEnsemble
Dorothy DannerDiane
Bea's daughter
Patricia DrylieAngie
Barbara ErwinMartha
David EvansCarl
Bud FlemingEnsemble
Carol FlemmingKathy
Peter GladkeThomas
Victor GriffinHarry "The Noodle"
Svetlana McLee GrodyAnitra
Mickey GunnersonEnsemble
John HallowJack
Bea's brother-in-law
Roberta HazeFaye
Sally-Jane HeitHelen
Bea's sister-in-law
Alfred KarlEnsemble
Adriana KeathleyMarie
Gene KeltonPetey
Bernie KneeNathan Bricker
Dorothy D. ListerEnsemble
John J. MartinEnsemble
Joe MilanEnsemble
Mary Ann NilesEmily
Howard ParkerJohnny "Lightfeet"
Frank PietriEnsemble
Mavis RayMargaret
Lynn RobertsMarlene
Liz SheridanShirley
Rudy TrontoBill
Jayne TurnerEleanor
Terry ViolinoMario
Michael VitaPaul
Janet Stewart WhitePauline Krim
Swings: Kathie Dalton and Ken Urmston
Understudies: Marilyn Cooper (Helen, Marlene), Carol Flemming (Diane), Roberta Haze (Eleanor), Alfred Karl (David), Adriana Keathley (Emily, Martha, Shirley), Gene Kelton (Johnny "Lightfeet"), John J. Martin (Alfred Rossi), Joe Milan (Jack), Mary Ann Niles (Angie), Liz Sheridan (Bea Asher), Rudy Tronto ("Scooter"), Jayne Turner (Pauline Krim) and Michael Vita (Nathan Bricker)
Tony Award®
 1979 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Michael Bennett , Bob Avian , Bernard Gersten and Susan MacNair
 1979 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Jerome Kass
 1979 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Vincent Gardenia
 1979 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Dorothy Loudon
 1979 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Theoni V. Aldredge
 1979 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Tharon Musser
winner 1979 Best Choreography [winner] 
  Michael Bennett
winner 1979 Best Choreography [winner] 
  Bob Avian
 1979 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Michael Bennett
Drama Desk Award
 1979 Outstanding Book [nominee] 
 Book by Jerome Kass
 1979 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Dorothy Loudon
 1979 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Patricia Drylie
winner 1979 Outstanding Choreography [winner] 
  Michael Bennett
winner 1979 Outstanding Choreography [winner] 
  Bob Avian
 1979 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 
 Directed by Michael Bennett
 1979 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 
  Theoni V. Aldredge
 1979 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Tharon Musser
ACT 1 Sung By
A Terrific Band and A Real Nice CrowdBea Asher
A Song for DancingEnsemble, Marlene and Nathan Bricker
One By One Angie, Johnny "Lightfeet", The Ballroom Regulars, Marlene and Nathan Bricker
The Dance MontageThe Ballroom Regulars
Somebody Did Alright for HerselfBea Asher
The Tango ContestEmily, Mario, Bea Asher, Alfred Rossi, Martha, Petey, Anitra, Carl, Shirley, Paul, Margaret, Thomas, Marie and Harry "The Noodle"
Goodnight Is Not GoodbyeThe Ballroom Regulars, Marlene and Natalie
I've Been Waiting All My LifeThe Ballroom Regulars and Nathan Bricker
I Love To DanceBea Asher
More of the SameThe Ballroom Regulars
I Love To DanceAlfred Rossi
More of the SameMarlene and Nathan Bricker
Fifty PercentBea Asher
The Stardust WaltzThe Ballroom Regulars
I Wish You A WaltzBea Asher