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Nederlander Theatre , (12/19/1985 - 12/22/1985)
First Preview:Nov 26, 1985 Total Previews:25
Opening Date:Dec 19, 1985   
Closing Date:Dec 22, 1985 Total Performances:4

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by RLM Productions, Inc. and Liniva Productions, Inc.
Originally produced by the Folger Theatre Group (Louis W. Scheeder, Michael Sheehan, Producers)
Music by William Perry; Lyrics by Roger McGough and William Perry; Dramatized by Jane Iredale; Adapted from the classic by Kenneth Grahame; Music orchestrated by William D. Brohn; Incidental and Dance Music by David Krane; Musical Director: Robert Rogers; Vocal arrangements by Robert Rogers
Directed by Tony Stevens; Choreographed by Margery Beddow; Assistant Choreographer: James Brennan
Scenic Design by Sam Kirkpatrick; Costume Design by Freddy Wittop; Lighting Design by Craig Miller; Sound Design by Jack Mann; Hair Design by Angela Gari; Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Make-Up Design by J. Roy Helland
General Manager: Weiler / Miller Associates
Production Supervisor: Steven Zweigbaum; Production Stage Manager: Jim Woolley; Stage Manager: Ellen Raphael; Technical Coordinator: Arthur Siccardi
Musical Supervisor: Jonathan Tunick; Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Fight direction by Conal O'Brien; General Press Representative: The Fred Nathan Company, Inc.; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Martha Swope; Legal Representation: Robert V. Gaulin; Dance Captain: Mary C. Robare
Cast
Irving Barnes Badger
P. J. Benjamin Chief Weasel
David Carroll Rat
Donna Drake Chief Stoat
Nathan Lane Toad
Vicki Lewis Mole
Kenston Ames Court Clerk
Ensemble
Shell M. Benjamin Ensemble
Michael Byers Prosecutor
Jailer
Ensemble
John Jellison Father Rabbit
Judge
Jackie Lowe Wayfarer Rat
Ensemble
Marguerite Lowell Ensemble
Nora Mae Lyng Mother Rabbit
Jailer's Daughter
Ensemble
Mary C. Robare Ensemble
Jamie Rocco Ensemble
Ray Roderick Ensemble
Scott Waara Police Sergeant
Ensemble
Swings: Teresa Payne-Rohan and Kevin Winkler
Understudies: Shell M. Benjamin (Chief Stoat), Michael Byers (Toad), Donna Drake (Mole), John Jellison (Badger), Jamie Rocco (Chief Weasel) and Scott Waara (Rat)
Tony Award®
 1986 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Dramatized by Jane Iredale
 1986 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by William Perry; Lyrics by William Perry and Roger McGough
music by William Perry; lyrics by Roger McGough and William Perry
ACT 1Sung By
The World Is Waiting for Me Mole
When Springtime Comes to My River Rat
Messing About in Boats Rat and Mole
Evil Weasel Chief Weasel, Chief Stoat, Weasels and Stoats
That's What Friends Are For Toad, Rat, Mole and Rabbits
Follow Your Instinct Mole, Rabbits, Weasels and Stoats
The Gasoline Can-Can Toad and Rabbits
You'll Love It in Jail Chief Weasel, Chief Stoat, Toad and Policemen
Mediterranean Wayfarer Rat
The Day You Came Into My Life Mole
ACT 2Sung By
S-S-S-Something Comes Over Me Toad
I'd Be Attracted Mole and Rat
When Springtime Comes to My River (Reprise)Rat
The Day You Came Into My Life (Reprise)Mole
Moving Up in the World Chief Weasel, Chief Stoat, Weasels and Stoats
Breif Encounter Toad and Jailer's Daughter
Where Am I Now? Toad
The Wind in the Willows Company
That's What Friends Are For (Reprise)Toad, Rat, Badger and Rabbits
Come What May Company