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Imperial Theatre , (2/26/1989 - 9/01/1990)
First Preview:Jan 09, 1989 Total Previews:55
Opening Date:Feb 26, 1989   
Closing Date:Sep 01, 1990 Total Performances:633

Category: Musical, Revue, Dance, Original, Broadway


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Roger Berlind, Suntory International Corporation, Byron Goldman and Emanuel Azenberg; Produced in association with PACE Theatrical Group, Inc.
Music orchestrated by Sid Ramin and William D. Brohn; Music continuity by Scott Frankel; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Featuring songs by Irving Berlin ("Miss Liberty" and "Call Me Madam" ("Mr. Monotony")), Leonard Bernstein ("On The Town," "West Side Story"), Jerry Bock ("Fiddler on the Roof"), Moose Charlap ("Peter Pan"), Morton Gould ("Billion Dollar Baby"), Hugh Martin ("Look Ma, I'm Dancin'"), Richard Rodgers ("The King and I"), Stephen Sondheim ("A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum") and Jule Styne ("Gypsy," "High Button Shoes," "Peter Pan"); Featuring songs with lyrics by Sammy Cahn ("High Button Shoes"), Irving Berlin ("Miss Liberty" and "Call Me Madam" ("Mr. Monotony")), Betty Comden ("On The Town," "Billion Dollar Baby," "Peter Pan"), Adolph Green ("On The Town," "Billion Dollar Baby," "Peter Pan"), Oscar Hammerstein II ("The King and I"), Sheldon Harnick ("Fiddler on the Roof"), Carolyn Leigh ("Peter Pan"), Hugh Martin ("Look Ma, I'm Dancin'") and Stephen Sondheim ("A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum," "Gypsy," "West Side Story"); Additional text by James M. Barrie ("Peter Pan"), Betty Comden ("On The Town," "Billion Dollar Baby"), Larry Gelbart ("A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"), Adolph Green ("On The Town," "Billion Dollar Baby"), Oscar Hammerstein II ("The King and I"), Arthur Laurents ("Gypsy," "West Side Story"), Stephen Longstreet ("High Button Shoes"), Burt Shevelove ("A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum") and Joseph Stein ("Fiddler on the Roof"); Narrative continuity by Jason Alexander; "On The Town" and "West Side Story" based on ideas by Jerome Robbins; "The King and I" based upon the novel "Anna and the King of Siam" by Margaret Landon; "Gypsy" suggested by the Memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee; "High Button Shoes" inspired by the comedies of Mack Sennett; "Fiddler on the Roof" based on stories by Sholom Aleichem; Dance arrangements by Betty Walberg ("A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum," "Fiddler on the Roof"), Trude Rittman ("The King and I") and Genevieve Pitot ("Miss Liberty" and "Call Me Madam" ("Mr. Monotony"))
Directed by Jerome Robbins; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins; Co - Director: Grover Dale; "West Side Story" Co-Choreographer: Peter Gennaro
Production Scenic Designer: Robin Wagner; Supervising Costume Designer: Joseph G. Aulisi; Scenic Design by Boris Aronson ("Fiddler on the Roof"), Jo Mielziner ("The King and I," "Gypsy"), Oliver Smith ("On The Town," "Billion Dollar Baby," "High Button Shoes," "West Side Story"), Robin Wagner ("Peter Pan," "Broadway at Night") and Tony Walton ("A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"); Assistant Scenic Design: Atkin Pace, Thomas Peter Sarr and Charles E. McCarry; Assistant to Oliver Smith: Campbell Baird; Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi ("Peter Pan", "Miss Liberty" and "Call Me Madam" ("Mr. Monotony")), Alvin Colt ("On The Town"), Raoul Pène Du Bois ("Gypsy"), Irene Sharaff ("Billion Dollar Baby," "West Side Story," "The King and I"), Tony Walton ("A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"), Miles White ("High Button Shoes") and Patricia Zipprodt ("Fiddler on the Roof"); Assistant Costume Design: Mary L. Hayes, Marsha L. Eck and Richard Schurkamp; Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton; Assistant to Mr. Aulisi Douglas C. Petitjean; Assistant Lighting Design: David Finn; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Assistant to Mr. Munderloh: Serge Ossorguine; Hair Design by J. Roy Helland; Make-Up Design by J. Roy Helland
General Manager: Leonard Soloway; Company Manager: Brian Dunbar; Assistant Gen. Mgr: Abby Evans
Production Supervisor: Charles Blackwell; Production Stage Manager: Beverley Randolph; Stage Manager: Jim Woolley; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.
Conducted by Paul Gemignani; Music Contractor: Ronald Sell; "Fiddler on the Roof" by arrangement with Arnold Perl; Assistant Conductor: Pamela Drews; Concert Master: Robert Chausow; Violin: Robert Chausow, Dale Stuckenbruck, Ann Leathers, Martin Agee, Miohiso Takada and Carol Pool; Viola: Karl Bargen (Principal) and Sarah Adams; Cello: Lanny Paykin (Principal) and Roger Shell; Bass: Joseph Bongiorno; Woodwinds: Les Scott, Alva Hunt, John J. Moses, Richard A. Heckman and John Campo; French Horn: Ronald Sell (Principal) and Richard Hagen; Trumpet: James Hynes (Lead), Wilmer Wise (Lead), Dominic Derasse and Lorraine Cohen; Trombone: Jack Gale (Principal), Bruce Bonvissuto and Dean Plank; Drum Set: Michael Berkowitz; Percussion: Joseph Passaro; Keyboard: Pamela Drews
Flying by Foy
Dance Captain: Susan Kikuchi and George Russell; Asst. to the Choreographer: Cynthia Onrubia, Victor Castelli and Jerry Mitchell; Reconstruction Assistant: Richard Caceres ("West Side Story"), Sammy Bayes ("Fiddler on the Roof"), Yuriko ("The King and I"), Kevin Joe Jonson ("High Button Shoes"), Anne Hutchinson Guest ("The Charleston") and George Martin ("A Funny Thing Happend on the Way to the Forum"); Executive Assistant to Mr. Robbins: Neel Keller and Magnus Ragnarsson; Casting: Jay Binder; General Press Representative: The Fred Nathan Company, Inc.; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates; Press Representative: Bert Fink
Cast
Jason Alexander The Setter
Overture
Emcee
"On The Town"
Pseudolus
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Pa
"High Button Shoes"
Cigar
"Gypsy"
Tevye
"Fiddler on the Roof"
Floy
"High Button Shoes"
Charlotte d'Amboise Anita
"West Side Story"
Peter Pan
"Peter Pan"
Company Member of "...Forum"
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Robert La Fosse Gaby
"On The Town"
Tony
"West Side Story"
3rd Dancer
"Miss Liberty" / "Call Me Madam"
Susann Fletcher A Timid Girl
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Company Member of "...Forum"
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Electra
"Gypsy"
Golde
"Fiddler on the Roof"
Bathing Beauty
"High Button Shoes"
Nancy Hess Dolores Dolores
"On The Town"
Shark Girl
"West Side Story"
Royal Singer
"The King and I"
Fruma-Sarah
"Fiddler on the Roof"
Mama Crook
"High Button Shoes"
Susan Kikuchi Eliza
"The King and I"
Michael Kubala Ozzie
"On The Town"
3rd Protean
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Uncle Willy
"High Button Shoes"
Jane Lanier Socialite
"Billion Dollar Baby"
2nd Dancer
"Miss Liberty" / "Call Me Madam"
Joey McKneely 2nd Protean
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Jet
"West Side Story"
King Simon
"The King and I"
Luis Perez Company Member of "...Forum"
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
1st Dancer
"Miss Liberty" / "Call Me Madam"
Faith Prince Ma
"High Button Shoes"
Tessie
"Gypsy"
Debbie Shapiro Overture Singer
Overture
Hildy
"On The Town"
Company Member of "...Forum"
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Rosalia
"West Side Story"
Mazeppa
"Gypsy"
Singer
"Miss Liberty" / "Call Me Madam"
Bathing Beauty
"High Button Shoes"
Scott Wise Chip
"On The Town"
1st Protean
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Riff
"West Side Story"
Papa Crook
"High Button Shoes"
Richard Amaro Ensemble
Dorothy Benham Company Member of "...Forum"
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
"Somewhere" Soloist
"West Side Story"
Royal Singer
"The King and I"
Singing chorus
"High Button Shoes"
Jeffrey Lee Broadhurst Ensemble
Christophe Caballero Younger Generation
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Jet
"West Side Story"
Royal Dancer
"The King and I"
Sailor
"On The Town"
Bottle Dancer
"Fiddler on the Roof"
Singing chorus
"High Button Shoes"
Mindy Cartwright Ensemble
Irene Cho Shark Girl
"West Side Story"
Angel / George
"The King and I"
Jamie Cohen Shark
"West Side Story"
Propman
"The King and I"
Camille de Ganon Ensemble
Donna Di Meo Graziella
"West Side Story"
Royal Dancer
"The King and I"
Wendy
"Peter Pan"
Bathing Beauty
"High Button Shoes"
Donna Marie Elio Shark Girl
"West Side Story"
Royal Singer
"The King and I"
Singing chorus
"High Button Shoes"
Mark Esposito Shark
"West Side Story"
Royal Dancer
"The King and I"
Bottle Dancer
"Fiddler on the Roof"
Cop
"High Button Shoes"
Scott Fowler Older Generation
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Jet
"West Side Story"
Propman
"The King and I"
Twin
"High Button Shoes"
Angelo H. Fraboni Collegiate
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Jet
"West Side Story"
Propman
"The King and I"
Cop
"High Button Shoes"
Ramon Galindo Ensemble
Nicholas Garr Bernardo
"West Side Story"
Propman
"The King and I"
Singing chorus
"High Button Shoes"
Socialite
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Gregory Garrison Ensemble
Carolyn Goor Ensemble
Michael Scott Gregory Gangster
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Company Member of "...Forum"
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Jet
"West Side Story"
Sailor
"On The Town"
Chief of Police
"High Button Shoes"
Andrew Grose Bootlegger
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Company Member of "...Forum"
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Jet
"West Side Story"
Cop
"High Button Shoes"
Alexia Hess Maria
"West Side Story"
Ivy
"On The Town"
Twin
"High Button Shoes"
Louise Hickey Jet Girl
"West Side Story"
Royal Singer
"The King and I"
Bathing Beauty
"High Button Shoes"
Eric A. Hoisington Jet
"West Side Story"
Royal Dancer
"The King and I"
Cop
"High Button Shoes"
Barbara Hoon Older Generation
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Jet Girl
"West Side Story"
Uncle Thomas
"The King and I"
Grandma Tzeitel
"Fiddler on the Roof"
Singing chorus
"High Button Shoes"
JoAnn M. Hunter Flapper
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Shark Girl
"West Side Story"
Topsy
"The King and I"
Bathing Beauty
"High Button Shoes"
Scott Jovovich Gangster
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Shark
"West Side Story"
Propman
"The King and I"
Bottle Dancer
"Fiddler on the Roof"
Twin
"High Button Shoes"
Pamela Khoury Ensemble
Robert La Fosse Company Member of "...Forum"
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Mary Ann Lamb Flapper
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Company Member of "...Forum"
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Jet Girl
"West Side Story"
Louise
"Gypsy"
David Lowenstein First Workman
"On The Town"
A Cop
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Company Member of "...Forum"
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Shark
"West Side Story"
Singing chorus
"High Button Shoes"
Michael Lynch Overture Singer
Overture
Doorman
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Company Member of "...Forum"
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Shark
"West Side Story"
Motel Kamzoil
"Fiddler on the Roof"
Singing chorus
"High Button Shoes"
Greta Martin Ensemble
Joey McKneely The Fiddler
"Fiddler on the Roof"
Julio Monge Bootlegger
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Shark
"West Side Story"
Cop
"High Button Shoes"
Troy Myers Good Time Charlie
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Jet
"West Side Story"
The Rabbi
"Fiddler on the Roof"
Pontdue
"High Button Shoes"
Maria Neenan Jet Girl
"West Side Story"
Royal Dancer
"The King and I"
Twin
"High Button Shoes"
Jack Noseworthy Company Member of "...Forum"
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Jet
"West Side Story"
Singing chorus
"High Button Shoes"
Steve Ochoa Shark
"West Side Story"
Royal Dancer
"The King and I"
John
"Peter Pan"
Kelly Patterson Company Member of "...Forum"
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Jet
"West Side Story"
Sailor
"On The Town"
Singing chorus
"High Button Shoes"
James Rivera Shark
"West Side Story"
Propman
"The King and I"
Singing chorus
"High Button Shoes"
Tom Robbins Company Member of "...Forum"
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Lazar Wolf
"Fiddler on the Roof"
Life Guard
"High Button Shoes"
George Russell Ensemble
Greg Schanuel Company Member of "...Forum"
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"
Jet
"West Side Story"
Bottle Dancer
"Fiddler on the Roof"
Cop
"High Button Shoes"
Renée Stork Shark Girl
"West Side Story"
Royal Dancer
"The King and I"
Bathing Beauty
"High Button Shoes"
Mary Ellen Stuart Claire
"On The Town"
Jet Girl
"West Side Story"
Royal Singer
"The King and I"
Singing chorus
"High Button Shoes"
Linda Talcott Younger Generation
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Jet Girl
"West Side Story"
Little Eva
"The King and I"
Michael
"Peter Pan"
Baby Crook
"High Button Shoes"
Leslie Trayer Jet Girl
"West Side Story"
Royal Singer
"The King and I"
Bathing Beauty
"High Button Shoes"
Singing chorus
"High Button Shoes"
Ellen Troy Ensemble
Andi Tyler Shark Girl
"West Side Story"
Royal Dancer
"The King and I"
Tzeitel
"Fiddler on the Roof"
Singing chorus
"High Button Shoes"
Elaine Wright Collegiate
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Shark Girl
"West Side Story"
Royal Dancer
"The King and I"
Bathing Beauty
"High Button Shoes"
Barbara Yeager Flapper
"Billion Dollar Baby"
Shark Girl
"West Side Story"
Narrator
"The King and I"
Fran
"High Button Shoes"
Alice Yearsley Jet Girl
"West Side Story"
Royal Dancer
"The King and I"
Singing chorus
"High Button Shoes"
Understudies: Richard Amaro (Chief of Police, Ensemble, Papa Crook), Jeffrey Lee Broadhurst (Chief of Police, Ensemble, Jet, Uncle Willy), Christophe Caballero (Gaby, Jet), Mindy Cartwright (Angel / George, Baby Crook, Ensemble, Little Eva, Michael, Topsy, Uncle Thomas), Irene Cho (Eliza), Jamie Cohen (Papa Crook), Charlotte d'Amboise (2nd Dancer), Camille de Ganon (2nd Dancer, Ensemble, Graziella, Ivy, Mama Crook, Twin), Donna Di Meo (Topsy), Donna Marie Elio (Electra, Hildy, Mazeppa, Narrator, Rosalia, Singer), Scott Fowler (3rd Dancer, Tony), Angelo H. Fraboni (1st Dancer, Tony), Ramon Galindo (Ensemble, King Simon, The Rabbi, Uncle Thomas), Gregory Garrison (Ensemble, Uncle Willy), Carolyn Goor (Ensemble, Twin), Michael Scott Gregory (3rd Protean, Ozzie, The Fiddler), Andrew Grose (1st Protean, Jet, Riff), Nancy Hess (Claire, Ma, Tessie), Eric A. Hoisington (Motel Kamzoil), Barbara Hoon (Baby Crook, Michael), JoAnn M. Hunter (Eliza, Maria), Scott Jovovich (3rd Dancer), Pamela Khoury ("Somewhere" Soloist, Dolores Dolores, Ensemble, Fruma-Sarah, Golde, Mama Crook, Mazeppa, Tessie), Michael Kubala (Lazar Wolf, Pa), Jane Lanier (Narrator), David Lowenstein (3rd Protean, Lazar Wolf), Michael Lynch (1st Protean, Ozzie, Papa Crook), Greta Martin (Ensemble, Topsy), Joey McKneely (Chief of Police, Gaby), Maria Neenan (Louise, Tzeitel), Jack Noseworthy (2nd Protean, Chip, Grandma Tzeitel, John, Peter Pan), Kelly Patterson (2nd Protean, 3rd Dancer, Chip, Riff), Faith Prince (Dolores Dolores), Tom Robbins (Cigar, Emcee, First Workman, Floy, Pa, Pseudolus, Tevye, The Setter), Greg Schanuel (Life Guard), Mary Ellen Stuart (Electra, Fruma-Sarah, Ma), Linda Talcott (Grandma Tzeitel), Leslie Trayer (Tzeitel), Ellen Troy (Angel / George, Eliza, Ensemble, Louise, Maria, Twin, Wendy), Andi Tyler (Wendy) and Barbara Yeager (Anita)
Tony Award®
winner 1989 Best Musical [winner]
Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Roger Berlind, Suntory International Corporation, Byron Goldman and Emanuel Azenberg
winner 1989 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Jason Alexander
 1989 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Robert La Fosse
 1989 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Charlotte d'Amboise
winner 1989 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Scott Wise
winner 1989 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Debbie Shapiro
 1989 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Jane Lanier
 1989 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Faith Prince
winner 1989 Best Lighting Design [winner]
Jennifer Tipton
winner 1989 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Jerome Robbins
Drama Desk Award
winner 1989 Outstanding Musical [winner]
Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Roger Berlind, Suntory International Corporation, Byron Goldman and Emanuel Azenberg
winner 1989 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner]
Jason Alexander
 1989 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Scott Wise
 1989 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Faith Prince
 1989 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Debbie Shapiro
winner 1989 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner]
Jennifer Tipton

ACT 1
Gotta Dance (from LOOK MA, I'M DANCIN')
(music by Hugh Martin; lyrics by Hugh Martin)
Papa, Won't You Dance With Me? (from HIGH BUTTON SHOES)
(music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Sammy Cahn)
Shall We Dance? (from THE KING AND I)
(music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II)
New York, New York (from ON THE TOWN)
(music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Sailors on the Town (from ON THE TOWN)
(music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Ya Got Me (from ON THE TOWN)
(music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Charleston (from BILLION DOLLAR BABY)
(music by Morton Gould; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Comedy Tonight (from A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM)
(music by Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim)
I Still Get Jealous (from HIGH BUTTON SHOES)
(music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Sammy Cahn)
Suite of Dances (from WEST SIDE STORY)
(music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim)
ACT 2
The Small House of Uncle Thomas (from THE KING AND I)
(music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II)
You Gotta Have a Gimmick (from GYPSY)
(music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim)
I'm Flying (from PETER PAN)
(music by Moose Charlap and Jule Styne; lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Carolyn Leigh)
On a Sunday by the Sea (from HIGH BUTTON SHOES)
(music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Sammy Cahn)
Mr. Monotony (from MISS LIBERTY)
(music by Irving Berlin; lyrics by Irving Berlin)
Tradition; The Dream; Sunrise, Sunset; Wedding Dance (from FIDDLER ON THE ROOF)
(music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick)
Some Other Time (from ON THE TOWN)
(music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
New York, New York (from ON THE TOWN) (Reprise)
(music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Finale from On the Town
(music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)