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Palace Theatre , (5/01/1991 - 9/05/1993)
First Preview:Apr 01, 1991 Total Previews:33
Opening Date:May 01, 1991   
Closing Date:Sep 05, 1993 Total Performances:981

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Time: The Present. Place: The Palace Theatre.


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; Arthur Rubin: Vice-President) and Stewart F. Lane
Produced by Pierre Cossette, Martin Richards, Sam Crothers, James M. Nederlander, Stewart F. Lane and Max Weitzenhoffer; Produced in association with Japan Satellite Broadcasting, Inc.
Book by Peter Stone; Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Music arranged by Cy Coleman; Inspired by the words of Will Rogers and Betty Rogers; Music orchestrated by Billy Byers; Musical Director: Eric Stern
Directed by Tommy Tune; Choreographed by Tommy Tune; Associate Director: Phillip Oesterman; Associate Choreographer: Jeff Calhoun
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Scenic Design Assistant: Ann Sheffield and Ann Waugh; Associate Scenic Design: Sharon Sprague and Stephan Olson; Production Draftsman: Ed Check and Charles E. McCarry; Costume Design by Willa Kim; Assistant Costume Design: Frank Krenz and Mitchell Bloom; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Associate Lighting Design: Peggy Eisenhauer; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington; Associate Projection Design: Bo Erickson; Wig Design by Howard Leonard; Assistant to Wendall K. Harrington: Craig McMeekin; Assistant to Sound Designer: Dan Tramon and Ned Moore
General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc.; Associate Gen. Mgr: Nina Skriloff; Company Manager: Nina Skriloff; Assistant Co. Mgr: Ken Silverman
Production Stage Manager: Peter Von Mayrhauser; Stage Manager: Patrick Ballard; Assistant Stage Mgr: Michael J. Passaro
Music Contractor: John Miller; Conducted by Eric Stern; Associate Conductor: Karl Jurman; Assistant Conductor: Joe Passaro; Concertmistress: Amy Hiraga Wyrick; Trumpet: John Frosk, Joe Mosello and Danny Cahn; Trombone: Jim Pugh, Larry Farrell and Paul Faulise; French Horn: Tony Cecere; Reeds: Chuck Wilson, Dale Kleps, Alva Hunt, Vincent DellaRocca and Frank Santagata; Keyboards: Karl Jurman and Patrick Brady; Violin: Heidi Carney and Robert Shaw; Cello: Joe Kimura; Viola: Crystal Garner; Drums: Ray Marchica; Bass: Richard Sarpala; Guitar: Scott Kuney and Larry Campbell; Percussion: Joe Passaro; Harmonica: Robert Paparozzi; Music Copying Service: Larry Abel
Smoke and fog effects by Zeller International, Ltd.
General Press Representative: Judy Jacksina; Casting: Julie Hughes and Barry Moss; Choreographic Assistant & Dance Captain: Patti D'Beck; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Marquee & Billboard Art by Penelope Gottlieb; Logo Design by Dewynters, Limited; Living Picture Supervision: Glen Eytchison
Cast
Keith Carradine Will Rogers
Dee Hoty Betty Blake
Vince Bruce Unicyclist
The Roper
Cady Huffman Ziegfeld's Favorite
Dick Latessa Clem Rogers
Gregory Peck The Voice of Mr. Ziegfeld Recorded voice only
Paul Ukena, Jr. Wiley Post
B.A. Wild West Show Dog
Roxane Barlow Will's Sister
Betty's Sister
New Ziegfeld Girl
Bonnie Brackney The Wild West Show
Tom Brackney The Wild West Show
Maria Calabrese Will's Sister
Betty's Sister
New Ziegfeld Girl
Gregory Scott Carter Freddy Rogers
Cocoa Wild West Show Dog
Ganine Derleth New Ziegfeld Girl
Rebecca Downing New Ziegfeld Girl
Colleen Dunn Will's Sister
Betty's Sister
New Ziegfeld Girl
Sally Mae Dunn New Ziegfeld Girl
Rick Faugno Will Rogers, Jr.
John Ganun Will Rogers Wrangler
Drugstore Cowboy
Toni Georgiana New Ziegfeld Girl
Gigi Wild West Show Dog
Eileen Grace New Ziegfeld Girl
Luba Gregus New Ziegfeld Girl
Troy Britton Johnson Will Rogers Wrangler
Drugstore Cowboy
Tonia Lynn New Ziegfeld Girl
Tammy Minoff Mary Rogers
Jerry Mitchell Indian of The Dawn
Will Rogers Wrangler
Drugstore Cowboy
Dana Moore Will's Sister
Betty's Sister
New Ziegfeld Girl
Jason Opsahl Will Rogers Wrangler
Drugstore Cowboy
Lance Robinson James Rogers
Rusty Wild West Show Dog
Trixie Wild West Show Dog
Amiee Turner New Ziegfeld Girl
Jillana Urbina Indian Sun Goddess
New Ziegfeld Girl
Wendy Waring Will's Sister
Betty's Sister
New Ziegfeld Girl
Christina Youngman New Ziegfeld Girl
Zee Wild West Show Dog
Leigh Zimmerman Will's Sister
Betty's Sister
New Ziegfeld Girl
Swings: Mary Lee DeWitt, Jack Doyle and Angie L. Schworer
Standbys: Erica Dutko (Freddy Rogers, James Rogers, Mary Rogers) and Tom Flagg (Clem Rogers)
Understudies: Dana Moore (Ziegfeld's Favorite), Lance Robinson (Will Rogers, Jr.) and Paul Ukena, Jr. (Will Rogers)
Tony Award®
winner 1991 Best Musical [winner]
Produced by Pierre Cossette, Martin Richards, Sam Crothers, James M. Nederlander, Stewart F. Lane and Max Weitzenhoffer; Produced in association with Japan Satellite Broadcasting, Inc.
 1991 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Peter Stone
winner 1991 Best Original Score [winner]
Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
 1991 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Keith Carradine
 1991 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Dee Hoty
 1991 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Cady Huffman
 1991 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Tony Walton
winner 1991 Best Costume Design [winner]
Willa Kim
winner 1991 Best Lighting Design [winner]
Jules Fisher
winner 1991 Best Choreography [winner]
Tommy Tune
winner 1991 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Tommy Tune
Drama Desk Award
winner 1991 Outstanding Musical [winner]
Produced by Pierre Cossette, Martin Richards, Sam Crothers, James M. Nederlander, Stewart F. Lane and Max Weitzenhoffer; Produced in association with Japan Satellite Broadcasting, Inc.
 1991 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Keith Carradine
winner 1991 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Tommy Tune
 1991 Outstanding Orchestration [nominee]
Music orchestrated by Billy Byers
winner 1991 Outstanding Music [winner]
Music by Cy Coleman
music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden
ACT 1Sung By
Will-a-Mania Ziegfeld's Favorite and Company
Give a Man Enough Rope Will Rogers and Will Rogers Wranglers
I'ts a Boy! Clem Rogers and Will's Sisters
So Long Pa Will Rogers
My Unknown Someone Betty Blake
The Big Time Will Rogers, Betty Blake and Children
My Big Mistake Betty Blake
The Powder Puff Ballet The New Ziegfeld Girls
Marry Me Now Will Rogers
Without You Betty Blake
ACT 2Sung By
Give a Man Enough Rope (Reprise)Will Rogers and Will Rogers Wranglers
Favorite Son Will Rogers and Chorus
No Man Left For Me Betty Blake
Presents for Mrs. Rogers Will Rogers, Will Rogers Wranglers and The New Ziegfeld Girls
Will-a-Mania (Reprise)Will Rogers and Clem Rogers
Without You (Reprise)Betty Blake
Never Met a Man I Didn't Like Will Rogers and Company