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Richard Rodgers Theatre, (3/23/1995 - 7/14/1996)
First Preview: Mar 10, 1995 Total Previews: 16
Opening Date: Mar 23, 1995    
Closing Date: Jul 14, 1996 Total Performances: 548

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: The new Park Avenue office building of The World Wide Wicket Company, Inc., in New York City.



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; James L. Nederlander: Vice-President)
Produced by Dodger Productions, Kardana Productions, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; James L. Nederlander: Vice-President); Associate Producer: Whistlin' Dixie
Originally produced by LaJolla Playhouse (Michael Greif, Artistic Director; Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director)
Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert; Based on the book by Shepherd Mead; Music orchestrated by Danny Troob; Musical Director: Ted Sperling; Vocal arrangements by Ted Sperling; Additional orchestrations by David Siegel and Robert Ginzler; Dance arrangements by Jeanine Tesori; Incidental music arranged by Ted Sperling
Directed by Des McAnuff; Choreographed by Wayne Cilento; Assistant Choreographer: Lisa Leguillou
Scenic Design by John Arnone; Costume Design by Susan Hilferty; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy; Hair Design by David H. Lawrence
Executive Producer: David, Strong, Warner, Inc.; Company Manager: Marcia Goldberg
Production Stage Manager: Frank Hartenstein; Technical Supervisor: Gene O'Donovan; Stage Manager: Diane DiVita
Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Ted Sperling; Associate Conductor: Todd Ellison; Concert Master: Diane Monroe; Violin: Michael Roth, Robert Shaw and Nam Sook Lee; Cello: Adam Grabois and Susannah Chapman; Bass: John Babich; Woodwinds: Chuck Wilson, Mike Migliore, Rick Heckman, Ken Hitchcock and Roger Rosenberg; Trumpet: Byron Stripling, Glenn Drewes and Larry Lunetta; French Horn: Chris Komer; Trombone: Keith O'Quinn and Herb Besson; Guitar: Scott Kuney; Drums: Ray Marchica; Percussion: Bill Hayes; Harp: Grace Paradise; Keyboards: Todd Ellison
Video Design by Batwin & Robin Productions, Inc.
Casting: Barry Moss and Julie Hughes; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing Consultant: Margery Singer; Dance Captain: Aiko Nakasone; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; West Coast casting by Mary Margiotta and Karen Margiotta; Production Assistant: Tripp Phillips; Press Associate: John Barlow and Susanne Tighe
"For indispensible services in connection with the production": Greg Smith
Cast
Matthew BroderickJ. Pierrepont Finch
Jeff BlumenkrantzBud Frump
Ronn CarrollJ.B. Biggley
Victoria ClarkSmitty
Jonathan FreemanBert Bratt
Luba MasonHedy La Rue
Megan MullallyRosemary Pillkington
Gerry VichiTwimble
Wally Womper
Lillias WhiteMiss Jones
Randl AskOffice Boy
Ovington
TV Announcer
Ensemble
Kevin BogueSecurity Guard
Wicket
Ensemble
Maria CalabreseWickette
Ensemble
Walter CronkiteThe Voice of the Narrator
Recorded voice only
Tom FlynnMilt Gatch
Toynbee
Ensemble
Jack HayesHenchman
Wicket
Ensemble
Rebecca HoltScrubwoman
Ensemble
Jay Aubrey JonesJenkins
Ensemble
Nancy LemenagerDance Soloist
Wickette
Ensemble
Kristi LynesMiss Krumholtz
Wickette
Ensemble
Martin MoranTackaberry
Ensemble
Aiko NakasoneWickette
Ensemble
William RyallMr. Davis
Ensemble
Jerome VivonaHenchman
Wicket
Ensemble
Carla Renata WilliamsScrubwoman
Wickette
Ensemble
Swings: Jeffry Denman, Tom Flagg and Pamela Gold
Understudies: Randl Ask (Bud Frump, J. Pierrepont Finch), Tom Flynn (Bert Bratt), Pamela Gold (Hedy La Rue), Rebecca Holt (Hedy La Rue), Jay Aubrey Jones (Twimble, Wally Womper), Kristi Lynes (Rosemary Pillkington), Martin Moran (J. Pierrepont Finch), William Ryall (J.B. Biggley) and Carla Renata Williams (Miss Jones, Smitty)
Tony Award®
 1995 Best Revival of a Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Dodger Productions , Kardana Productions , The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; James L. Nederlander: Vice-President)
winner 1995 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Matthew Broderick
 1995 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Wayne Cilento
 1995 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Des McAnuff
Drama Desk Award
 1995 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Dodger Productions , Kardana Productions , The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; James L. Nederlander: Vice-President)
winner 1995 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Matthew Broderick
music by Frank Loesser; lyrics by Frank Loesser
ACT 1 Sung By
How To (Succeed)J. Pierrepont Finch
Happy To Keep His Dinner WarmRosemary Pillkington
Coffee BreakBud Frump, Smitty and Company
Company WayJ. Pierrepont Finch
Company Way (Reprise) Bud Frump, Twimble and Company
A Secretary Is Not a ToyBert Bratt and Company
Been a Long DayRosemary Pillkington, J. Pierrepont Finch and Smitty
Been a Long Day (Reprise) J.B. Biggley, Hedy La Rue and Bud Frump
Grand Old IvyJ. Pierrepont Finch and J.B. Biggley
Paris OriginalRosemary Pillkington, Smitty, Miss Jones, Miss Krumholtz and Company
RosemaryJ. Pierrepont Finch and Rosemary Pillkington
FinalettoJ. Pierrepont Finch, Rosemary Pillkington and Bud Frump
ACT 2 Sung By
How To (Succeed) (Reprise) Women, Smitty and Miss Krumholtz
Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm (Reprise) Rosemary Pillkington
Love From a Heart of GoldJ.B. Biggley and Hedy La Rue
I Believe in YouJ. Pierrepont Finch, Bud Frump, Bert Bratt and Executives
The Yo Ho Ho (Pirate Dance)J.B. Biggley and Hedy La Rue
I Believe in You (Reprise) J. Pierrepont Finch and Men
Brotherhood of ManJ. Pierrepont Finch, Miss Jones, Wally Womper and Company
FinaleCompany