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Chu Chem   
The 1st Chinese-Jewish Musical

 
Ritz Theatre , (3/17/1989 - 5/14/1989)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Mar 17, 1989   
Closing Date:May 14, 1989 Total Performances:68

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: China. Six hundred years ago.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President)
Produced by The Mitch Leigh Company and William D. Rollnick
First New York Production by The Jewish Repertory Theatre
Book by Ted Allen; Music by Mitch Leigh; Lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl; Musical and Vocal Director: Don Jones; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson
Entire production staged by Albert Marre
Scenic Design by Robert Mitchell; Costume Design by Kenneth M. Yount; Lighting Design by Jason Sturm; Sound Design by Gary M. Stocker
General Manager: Niko Associates, Inc. (Manny Kladitis, Founder and President) and Abbie M. Strassler
Production Supervisor: Dwight Frye; Production Stage Manager: Geraldine Teagarden; Stage Manager: Larry Smith
Music Contractor: William Meade; Keyboard 1: Don Jones; Keyboard 2: Brett Alan Sommer; Wind Synthesizer: Bill Meade; Electric Bass: Ray Kilday; Guitar Synthesizer: Kevin Kuhn
General Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates, Glenna Freedman and Sam Rudy; Advertising: LeDonne & Wilner; Dance Material for the Jewish Repertory Theatre Production by Rosalind Newman; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates and Carol Rosegg; Casting Director: Stephanie Klapper; Press Representative: Pete Sanders
Cast
Emily Zacharias Lotte
Westerner
Mark Zeller Chu Chem
Westerner
Thom Sesma The Prince
The Oriental Company
Irving Burton Yakob
Westerner
Timm Fujii The Prompter
The Oriental Company
Simone Gee Na-Mi
The Oriental Company
Concubine
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Zoie Lam Daf-ah-Dil
The Oriental Company
Concubine
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Alvin Lum The Elder
The Oriental Company
Jason Ma Ho-Ke
The Oriental Company
Propman
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Kenji Nakao Shu-Wo
The Oriental Company
Propman
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Paul Nakauchi Nu-Wo
The Oriental Company
Propman
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Chev Rodgers Hong Ho (The Governor)
The Oriental Company
Keelee Seetoo Lei-An
The Oriental Company
Concubine
The Oriental Company
Villager
The Oriental Company
Hechter Ubarry The Prince's Brother
The Oriental Company
Nephi Jay Wimmer Chueh-Wu
The Oriental Company
Propman
The Oriental Company
Guard
The Oriental Company
Standbys: Michael Ingram (Chu Chem, Hong Ho (The Governor), Yakob) and Mary Munger (Lotte)
Understudies: Simone Gee (Daf-ah-Dil), Jason Ma (Guard, The Prompter), Paul Nakauchi (The Prince, The Prince's Brother), David Stoll (Propman), Christine Toy (Concubine, Lei-An, Na-Mi, Villager) and Nephi Jay Wimmer (The Elder)
music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Jim Haines and Jack Wohl
ACT 1Sung By
Orient Yourself The Oriental Company
What Happened, What? Chu Chem (Westerner) and Yakob (Westerner)
Welcome The Villagers
You'll Have to Change Lotte (Westerner)
Love Is The Prince (The Oriental Company)
I'll Talk to Her Chu Chem (Westerner), The Prince (The Oriental Company) and The Prince's Brother (The Oriental Company)
Shame on You Chu Chem (Westerner), The Prince (The Oriental Company) and The Concubines
It Must Be Good for Me Lotte (Westerner)
I'll Talk to Her (Reprise)Chu Chem (Westerner) and The Prince (The Oriental Company)
You'll Have to Change (Reprise)The Prince (The Oriental Company)
The River Lotte (Westerner), The Prince (The Oriental Company) and The Propmen
We Dwell in Our Hearts Chu Chem (Westerner)
Goodbye Love, Goodbye Lotte (Westerner) and The Prince (The Oriental Company)
ACT 2Sung By
Re-Orient Yourself The Oriental Company
What Happened, What? (Reprise)Yakob (Westerner)
I Once Believed Lotte (Westerner)
It's Possible Chu Chem (Westerner)
Our Kind of War The Company
Boom! Hong Ho (The Governor) (The Oriental Company)
Finale The Company