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Royale Theatre, (10/01/1987 - 10/11/1987)
First Preview: Sep 14, 1987 Total Previews: 20
Opening Date: Oct 01, 1987    
Closing Date: Oct 11, 1987 Total Performances: 12

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A house in Belleville, an immigrant quarter of Paris, inhabited by many different ethnic groups. 1970 and 1974.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by The Producer Circle Company and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President); Produced by arrangement with Les Editions Musicales et Artistiques (EMA); Associate Producer: Allen M. Shore
First presented at Center Stage (Stan Wojewodski, Artistic Director; Peter W. Culman, Managing Director); Subsequently presented at Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director/Producer; William P. Wingate, Executive Managing Director; Stephen J. Albert, General Manager)
Music by Gilbert Becaud; Book by Julian More; Lyrics by Julian More; Based on "La Vie Devant Soi" by Romain Gary; Musical Director: Louis St. Louis; Dance arrangements by Louis St. Louis; Vocal arrangements by Louis St. Louis; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson
Directed by Harold Prince; Musical Staging by Patricia Birch
Scenic Design by Alexander Okun; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Consultant: Phyllis Della Illien
Executive Producer: Ruth Mitchell; General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: Michael Gill
Production Stage Manager: Beverley Randolph; Stage Manager: Michael J. Frank; Technical Supervisor: Theatre Services, Inc.
Associate Conductor: Lawrence Yurman; Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press; Conducted by Louis St. Louis; Synthesizers: Ted Sperling; Drums/Electronic Percussion: Luther Rix; Bass: Stu Woods; Guitars/Banjo: Chuck D'Aloia; Percussion/Hadgini Drums/Drum Machine/Sequencing: Jamey Haddad; Mallets/Percussion: Joe Passaro; Reeds: Bill Drewes and Ted Nash; Trombone: Earl McIntyre
Production Consultant: Mervyn Nelson; General Press Representative: Mary Bryant and David Musselman; Dance Captain: Anny De Gange; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi
Georgia BrownMadame Roza
Bob GuntonLola
Neal Ben-AriHamil
Yussef Kadir
Yamil BorgesJasmine
David Shoichi ChanMichel
Monique CintronSalima
Al DeCristoMax
Thuli DumakudeWoman
Richard FrischMan
Ira HawkinsRaoul
Marcia LewisMadame Katz
Max LovingYoung Momo
Michele MaisMadame Bouaffa
Jerry MatzDoctor Katz
Joey McKneelyMoise
Mandla MsomiBanania
Alex PaezMomo
Stephen RosenbergYoung Moise
Standby: Chevi Colton (Madame Roza) and Bob Frisch (Lola)
Understudies: Anny De Gange (Jasmine, Salima, Woman), Raymond del Barrio (Moise, Momo), Thuli Dumakude (Madame Bouaffa), Richard Frisch (Doctor Katz, Hamil, Max, Yussef Kadir) and Francisco Paler-Large (Banania, Michel, Young Moise, Young Momo)
music by Gilbert Becaud; lyrics by Julian More
ACT 1 Sung By
HappinessMadame Roza
Max's VisitMax and Madame Roza
DifferentLola, Madame Roza, Madame Katz, Madame Bouaffa and Jasmine
Is MeYoung Momo, Young Moise, Salima, Michel, Banania, Madame Bouaffa and Jasmine
Get The Lady DressedMadame Roza, Lola, Young Momo, Young Moise, Salima, Michel and Banania
Hamil's BirthdayCompany
Bravo BravoMadame Roza
Moon Like a Silver WindowYoung Momo, Momo and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
MerciMomo and Moise
House in AlgiersMadame Roza
Yussef's VisitYussef Kadir, Madame Roza, Momo, Moise and Lola
Life is Ahead of MeMomo
Sweet SeventeenMadame Bouaffa, Jasmine, Momo and Moise
Lola's CeremonyLola and Company
Don't Make Me LaughMadame Roza and Lola
Live a LittleMadame Roza