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Woman of the Year   

 
Palace Theatre, (3/29/1981 - 3/13/1983)
First Preview: Mar 19, 1981 Total Previews: 11
Opening Date: Mar 29, 1981    
Closing Date: Mar 13, 1983 Total Performances: 770

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Comments: On hiatus from January 2, 1983 until February 11, 1983.



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Lawrence Kasha, David S. Landay, James M. Nederlander, Warner Theatre Productions, Inc. (Claire Nichtern: President), Carole J. Shorenstein and Stewart F. Lane
Book by Peter Stone; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Based on the MGM film by Ring Lardner, Jr. and Michael Kanin; Musical Director: Donald Pippin; Vocal arrangements by Donald Pippin; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson; Dance arrangements by Ronald Melrose
Directed by Robert Moore; Musical Staging by Tony Charmoli
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Marilyn Rennagel; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Hair Design by Masarone; Make-Up Design by Margaret Sunshine
General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: G. Warren McClane
Production Stage Manager: David Taylor; Stage Manager: Robert LoBianco and T.L. Boston
Music published by Tommy Valando; Music Contractor: John Monaco
Animations by Michael Sporn
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey Associates; Asst. to the Choreographer: Ed Nolfi; Promotional Consultant: Sheila Tronn Cooper; Russian Dialogue Coach: Bertha Winogradoff; Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; Furs Provided by The Christie Brothers; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne; Press Representative: Leo Stern and Diane Judge; Assistant to the Producer: Donald Martocchio; Photographer: Martha Swope; "Katz" characters designed by Tony Walton
Cast
Lauren BacallTess Harding
Harry GuardinoSam Craig
Tom AveraPhil Witaker
DeWight BaxterEnsemble
Joan BellEnsemble
Helon BlountChairperson
Cleaning Woman
Ensemble
Sergio CalEnsemble
Roderick CookGerald
Marilyn CooperJan Donovan
Donna DrakeEnsemble
Rex EverhartMaury
Richard Glendon-LarsonEnsemble
Marian HaraldsonCleaning Woman
Ensemble
Eivind HarumAlexi Petrikov
Rex HaysEllis McMaster
Grace KeagyHelga
Daren KellyChip Salisbury
Michael KubalaEnsemble
Paige MassmanEnsemble
Gene MontoyaEnsemble
Michael O'GormanFloor Manager
Ensemble
Susan PowersEnsemble
Daniel QuinnEnsemble
Lawrence RaikenAbbott Canfield
Jamie RossLarry Donovan
Gerry VichiPinky Peters
Robert WarnersEnsemble
Swings: Karen Giombetti and Ed Nolfi
Standby: Jamie Ross (Sam Craig)
Understudies: Michael Davis (Abbott Canfield, Maury, Pinky Peters), Richard Glendon-Larson (Chip Salisbury), Marian Haraldson (Helga), Ralston Hill (Ellis McMaster, Larry Donovan, Phil Witaker), Paige Massman (Jan Donovan) and Robert Warners (Alexi Petrikov)
Tony Award®
 1981 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Lawrence Kasha , David S. Landay , James M. Nederlander , Warner Theatre Productions, Inc. (Claire Nichtern: President) , Carole J. Shorenstein and Stewart F. Lane
winner 1981 Best Book of a Musical [winner] 
 Book by Peter Stone
winner 1981 Best Original Score [winner] 
 Music by John Kander ;  Lyrics by Fred Ebb
winner 1981 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Lauren Bacall
winner 1981 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Marilyn Cooper
 1981 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Robert Moore
Drama Desk Award
winner 1981 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Marilyn Cooper
music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb
ACT 1 Sung By
Woman of the YearTess Harding and Women
The Poker GameSam Craig and Cartoonists
See You in the Funny PapersSam Craig
When You're Right, You're Right!Tess Harding and Gerald
Shut Up, GeraldTess Harding, Sam Craig and Gerald
So What Else Is New?Sam Craig and Katz
One of the BoysTess Harding, Cartoonists, Maury and Men
Table TalkTess Harding and Sam Craig
The Two of UsTess Harding and Sam Craig
It Isn't WorkingCartoonists, Chip Salisbury, Helga, Gerald and New Yorkers
I Told You SoGerald and Helga
Woman of the Year (Reprise) Tess Harding
ACT 2 Sung By
So What Else Is New? (Reprise) Sam Craig and Katz
I Wrote the BookTess Harding and Cleaning Women
Happy in the MorningAlexi Petrikov, Tess Harding and Dancers
Sometimes a Day Goes By Sam Craig
The Grass Is Always GreenerTess Harding and Jan Donovan
We're Gonna Work It OutTess Harding and Sam Craig