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ANTA Playhouse, (4/13/1981 - 4/26/1981)
First Preview: Mar 25, 1981 Total Previews: 26
Opening Date: Apr 13, 1981    
Closing Date: Apr 26, 1981 Total Performances: 13

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by ANTA (Alfred de Liagre, Jr., Managing Director)
Produced by Don Gregory, Mike Merrick and Dome Productions (Steve Herman, Jon Cutler)
Book by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn; Music by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn; Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn; Based on the book "David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens; Musical Director: Larry Blank; Vocal arrangements by Larry Blank; Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal; Dance arrangements by Donald Johnston; Incidental music by Donald Johnston
Directed by Rob Iscove; Choreographed by Rob Iscove; Assistant Director: Harold de Felice; Assistant Choreographer: Vera Mazzeo
Scenic Design by Tony Straiges; Costume Design by John David Ridge; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Sound Design by John McClure; Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Assistant Costume Design: Richard Schurkamp
Company Manager: Martin Cohen
Production Stage Manager: Peter Lawrence; Stage Manager: Jim Woolley; Assistant Stage Mgr: Edward Isser and Sarah Whitham; Technical Director: Arthur Siccardi
Music Contractor: John Monaco; Associate Conductor: Donald Johnston
Dance Captain: Missy Whitchurch; Production Coordinator: Arthur Anagnostou; General Press Representative: Seymour Krawitz; Press Representative: Patricia Krawitz and Warren Knowlton; Advertising: Norman Weiner and Lawrence Weiner and Associates; Photographer: Martha Swope; Casting: Julie Hughes and Barry Moss; Poster Graphics by Don Weller
David Ray BarteeEnsemble
Ralph BraunMr. Quinion
Katharine BuffaloeNurse
Julia Mills
Maris ClementJane Murdstone
Michael ConnollyMr. Murdstone
Michael DanekConstable
Daniel DeeSwing Dancer
Leslie DennistonAgnes Wickfield
Spence FordVictoria
Beulah GarrickMrs. Heep
Heather Lea GerdesSwing Dancer
Michael GormanTicket Taker
David HorwitzBootmaker
Barrie InghamUriah Heep
George S. IrvingMr. Micawber
Mary MastrantonioDora Spenlow
Carmen MathewsAunt Betsey Trotwood
Brian MatthewsDavid Copperfield
Pamela McLernonClara Copperfield
Darleigh MillerJanet
Dana MooreVanessa
Gary MunchMick Walker
Keith PerryMr. Wickfield
Linda PoserMrs. Micawber
Richard Warren PughDr. Chilip
Brian QuinnMealy Potatoes
Evan RichardsYoung David
Lynne SavageEnsemble
Bruce ShermanButcher
Christian SlaterBilly Mowcher
Mary StoutPeggotty
Claude TessierEnsemble
Missy WhitchurchEnsemble
Lenny WolpeMr. Dick
Understudies: Ralph Braun (Mr. Murdstone), Katharine Buffaloe (Mrs. Heep), David Horwitz (Adult David), Pamela McLernon (Dora Spenlow), Darleigh Miller (Agnes Wickfield), Keith Perry (Uriah Heep), Linda Poser (Aunt Betsey Trotwood), Richard Warren Pugh (Mr. Dick), Christian Slater (Young David), Missy Whitchurch (Peggotty) and Lenny Wolpe (Mr. Micawber)
Tony Award®
 1981 Best Original Score [nominee] 
 Music by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn ;  Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
music by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn; lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
ACT 1 Sung By
I Don't Want a BoyAunt Betsey Trotwood, Peggotty and Ensemble
Mama, Don't Get MarriedYoung David, Clara Copperfield and Peggotty
CopperfieldYoung David, Mr. Quinion, Mealy Potatoes, Billy Mowcher, Mick Walker and Ensemble
Something Will Turn UpMr. Micawber, Young David, Creditors and Ensemble
AnyoneYoung David
Here's a BookAunt Betsey Trotwood, Mr. Dick and Young David
Here's a Book (Reprise) Aunt Betsey Trotwood, Mr. Dick and Adult David
UmbleUriah Heep and Mrs. Heep
The Circle WaltzAdult David, Dora Spenlow, Agnes Wickfield and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Up the LadderUriah Heep and Mr. Micawber
I Wish He KnewAgnes Wickfield
The Lights of LondonAdult David, Dora Spenlow and Company
Umble (Reprise) Uriah Heep
Something Will Turn Up (Reprise) Mr. Micawber and Adult David
Villainy Is the MatterAdult David, Uriah Heep, Mr. Micawber, Agnes Wickfield, Aunt Betsey Trotwood, Mr. Dick, Mrs. Heep, Peggotty and Mrs. Micawber
With the One I LoveAdult David
Something Will Turn Up (Reprise) Mr. Micawber and Ensemble
Anyone (Reprise) Adult David and Agnes Wickfield