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Music Box Theatre, (4/13/1989 - 4/22/1989)
First Preview: Mar 27, 1989 Total Previews: 20
Opening Date: Apr 13, 1989    
Closing Date: Apr 22, 1989 Total Performances: 12

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A New York City jail exclusively for alimony delinquents. The present.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) and Irving Berlin
Produced by Cy Coleman, A. E. Hotchner, William H. Kessler, Jr. and Michael M. Weatherly; Produced in association with Raymond J. Greenwald; Associate Producer: Robert R. Larsen
Originally produced at The Coconut Grove Playhouse (Arnold Mittelman, Producing Artistic Director)
Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Cy Coleman (Broadway debut as lyricist) and A. E. Hotchner; Book by A. E. Hotchner; Music orchestrated by Doug Katsaros; Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman and David Pogue; Musical Director: David Pogue
Directed by Peter Mark Schifter; Musical Staging by Patricia Birch
Scenic Design by David Jenkins; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Angela Gari
General Manager: Richard Seader and Sylrich Management; Company Manager: Paul B. Berkowsky
Production Stage Manager: Mary Porter Hall; Stage Manager: John C. McNamara
Conducted by David Pogue; Music Contractor: John Miller; Keyboards: David Pogue, Donald Sosin and Lee Musiker; Reeds: Ken Hitchcock; Guitar: Bob Rose; Bass: David Finck; Cello: Marisol Espada and Arnold Schween; Percussion: David Ratajczak
Casting: Deborah Aquila and Don Pemrick; General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Dance Captain: Terri White; Advertising: Grey Entertainment & Media
Avery SchreiberMilton Meltzer
Marilyn SokolArlene Meltzer
Jodi BensonBetty Bursteter
Bill BuellGus Bottomly
Sally Mayes
Broadway debut
Winona Shook
Marcia MitzmanCarol Bates
Scott WaaraKevin Bursteter
Scott WentworthAaron Bates
Terri WhiteEve Aiken
Samuel E. WrightBruce Aiken
Understudies: Joanna Glushak (Arlene Meltzer, Betty Bursteter, Carol Bates), Walter Hudson (Aaron Bates, Kevin Bursteter) and Sal Mistretta (Bruce Aiken, Gus Bottomly, Milton Meltzer)
Tony Award®
 1989 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Scott Wentworth
 1989 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Peter Mark Schifter
Theatre World
winner 1989 Award [recipient] 
  Sally Mayes
music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Cy Coleman and A. E. Hotchner
ACT 1 Sung By
A Place Called Alimony JailHusbands and Wives
Pay the LawyerHusbands
Mrs. Meltzer Wants the Money Now!Arlene Meltzer and Husbands
That's a WomanAaron Bates, Carol Bates and Wives
Piece of CakeEve Aiken and Bruce Aiken
RioMilton Meltzer, Arlene Meltzer, Wives and Gus Bottomly
HolidaysArlene Meltzer
The Trouble with YouAaron Bates, Carol Bates, Husbands and Wives
At My SideBruce Aiken and Kevin Bursteter
ACT 2 Sung By
Southern ComfortWinona Shook, Aaron Bates, Wives and Husbands
The Two of UsBruce Aiken and Milton Meltzer
It's Love! It's Love!Gus Bottomly and Husbands
The Name of LoveCarol Bates
Miami BeachArlene Meltzer and Husbands
GuiltyWinona Shook
Love Behind BarsWinona Shook, Aaron Bates and Wives
At My Side (Reprise) Kevin Bursteter and Betty Bursteter
It Wouldn't Be YouHusbands and Wives