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Mark Hellinger Theatre, (4/16/1985 - 6/22/1985)
First Preview: Mar 25, 1985 Total Previews: 25
Opening Date: Apr 16, 1985    
Closing Date: Jun 22, 1985 Total Performances: 71

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around Harry Earle's Burlesque Theatre, Chicago, 1933.

Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Kenneth D. Greenblatt, John J. Pomerantz, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards, James M. Nederlander, Harold Prince and Michael Frazier; Produced in association with Susan Madden Samson and Jonathan Farkas
Book by Fay Kanin; Music by Larry Grossman; Lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Music orchestrated by Bill Byers; Dance arrangements by Tom Fay; From an idea by Alan Handley and Bob Wynn; Additional orchestrations by Harold Wheeler and Jim Tyler; Dance music for "New Man" arranged by Gordon Harrell
Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Lester Wilson; Assistant Choreographer: Larry Vickers
Scenic Design by Clarke Dunham; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Hair Design by Richard Allen; Make-Up Design by Richard Allen; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh
Executive Producer: Ruth Mitchell and Sam Crothers; General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc. and Ralph Roseman; Company Manager: Sally Campbell
Production Stage Manager: Beverley Randolph; Stage Manager: Richard Evans; Assistant Stage Mgr: William Kirk
Music published by Tommy Valando; Assistant Conductor: Tom Fay
Press Representative: Mary Bryant; Dance Captain: Dwight Baxter; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne / Fisher; Photographer: Martha Swope
For his expertise in The World of Burlesque, thanks to Joey Faye
Leilani JonesSatin
Stubby KayeGus
Timothy NolenDoyle
Ben VereenLeroy
Donald AcreeGrover
Ruth BrisbaneMrs. Faye
Candy BrownKitty
Hope ClarkeRuby
Leonard John CrofootKnockabout
Joey FayeSolly
Brian McKayLouis
the Stage Manager
Sharon MurrayRomaine
Steve OwsleyKnockabout
Jackie Jay PattersonMechanical Man
Malcolm PerryKnockabout
Valarie PettifordFleta
Marion RamseyVernelle
Ray RoderickKnockabout
Wynonna SmithLinette
Oscar StokesMike
the Doorman
Lee WallaceHarry
Kelly WaltersKnockabout
Carol WoodsMaybelle
Swings: David Reitman
Understudies: Dwight Baxter (Mechanical Man), Ruth Brisbane (Maybelle), Candy Brown (Satin), Dana Lorge (Romaine), Brian McKay (Doyle, Mike), Jackie Jay Patterson (Leroy), David Reitman (Louis), Raymond Rickman (Grover), Gayle Samuels (Fleta, Kitty, Linette, Ruby, Vernelle), Oscar Stokes (Gus, Harry, Solly) and Carol Woods (Mrs. Faye)
Theatre World
winner 1985 Award [recipient] 
  Leilani Jones
Tony Award®
 1985 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Kenneth D. Greenblatt , John J. Pomerantz , Mary Lea Johnson , Martin Richards , James M. Nederlander , Harold Prince and Michael Frazier ;  Produced in association with Susan Madden Samson and Jonathan Farkas
 1985 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Fay Kanin
 1985 Best Original Score [nominee] 
 Music by Larry Grossman ;  Lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh
winner 1985 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Leilani Jones
 1985 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Clarke Dunham
winner 1985 Best Costume Design [winner] 
  Florence Klotz
 1985 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Harold Prince
Drama Desk Award
 1985 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Timothy Nolen
winner 1985 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Leilani Jones
 1985 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Sharon Murray
 1985 Outstanding Orchestration [nominee] 
  Bill Byers
 1985 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee] 
 Lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh
 1985 Outstanding Music [nominee] 
 Music by Larry Grossman
 1985 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Ken Billington
 1985 Outstanding Set Design [nominee] 
 Scenic Design by Clarke Dunham
music by Larry Grossman; lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh
ACT 1 Sung By
This Must Be the PlaceCompany
CadavaSolly, Gus and Romaine
A Sweet Thing Like MeSatin and Earle's Pearls
I Get Myself OutGus
My Daddy Always Taught Me To ShareLeroy
All Things To One ManSatin
The LineLeroy and Earl's Pearls
Katie, My LoveDoyle
The GrindGus and Company
Yes, Ma'amDoyle
Why, Mama, WhySatin and Leroy
This Crazy PlaceLeroy and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
From The Ankles DownLeroy and Earle's Pearls
Who Is HeSatin
Never Put It In WritingGus
I Talk, You TalkDoyle
TimingRomaine and Solly
These Eyes of MineMaybelle and Company
New ManLeroy
A Century Of ProgressLeroy, Satin and Earle's Pearls