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Richard Rodgers Theatre , (10/16/1997 - 1/03/1998)
First Preview:Sep 19, 1997 Total Previews:31
Opening Date:Oct 16, 1997   
Closing Date:Jan 03, 1998 Total Performances:91

Category: Musical, Original


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman Emeritus; James L. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President)
Produced by Emanuel Azenberg, Joseph Nederlander, Herschel Waxman, Janice McKenna and Scott Nederlander; Associate Producer: Ginger Montel
Book by Bill Russell; Lyrics by Bill Russell; Music by Henry Krieger; Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Musical Director: David Chase; Vocal and Dance Arrangements by David Chase
Directed by Robert Longbottom; Choreographed by Robert Longbottom; Associate Choreographer: Tom Kosis; Assistant Choreographer: Michael Clowers and Darlene Wilson
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Gregg Barnes; Lighting Design by Brian MacDevitt; Sound Design by Tom Clark; Make-Up Design by Maria Verel; Associate Costume Design: Scott Traugott and Patrick Wiley; Assistant Lighting Design: Jeffrey Whitsett and James Vermeulen; Assistant Sound Design: J.R. Conklin; Assistant Scenic Design: Doug Houzti, Atkin Pace and Tom Sarr
General Manager: Abbie M. Strassler and John S. Corker; Assistant Co. Mgr: Tim Hudson
Technical Supervisor: Neil A. Mazzella and Brian Lynch; Production Stage Manager: Perry Cline; Stage Manager: Maximo Torres; Assistant Stage Mgr: Rebecca C. Monroe
Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Music Copyist: Emily Grishman; Woodwind: Lawrence Feldman, Edward Salkin, Dennis Anderson and Roger Rosenberg; Trumpet: Bob Millikan, Glenn Drewes and Earl Gardner; Trombone: Larry Farrell and Jack Schatz; French Horn: Roger Wendt; Violin: Mary Rowell, Paul Woodiel, Jonathan Kass and Nancy Reed; Cello: Clay C. Ruede and Eileen Folson; Bass: Robert Renino; Keyboards: Philip Fortenberry and Lawrence Yurman; Harp: Susan Jolles; Guitar: Greg Utzig; Drums: Raymond Grappone; Percussion: Eric Kivnick
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Press Representative: Bill Evans & Associates; Dance Captain: Darlene Wilson; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Production Assistant: Jason Brouillard; Production Props: Laura Koch
Cast
Barry Finkel Reptile Man
Andy Gale Bearded Lady
Billy Hartung
Broadway debut
Roustabout
Emily Hsu Snake Girl
Alicia Irving Fortune Teller
Devanand N. Janki Fakir
Ken Jennings The Boss
Norm Lewis Jake
Judy Malloy
Broadway debut
6th Exhibit
David Masenheimer Sheik
Jeff McCarthy Terry Connor
David McDonald Roustabout
Phillip Officer
Broadway debut
Geek
Hugh Panaro Buddy Foster
Verna Pierce Dolly Dimples
Alice Ripley Violet Hilton
Jim T. Ruttman Roustabout
Emily Skinner Daisy Hilton
Jenny-Lynn Suckling Harem Girl
Susan Taylor Harem Girl
Timothy Warmen Roustabout
Darlene Wilson Harem Girl
Swings: John Paul Almon, Kelly Cole, John Frenzer, Michelle Millerick and J. Robert Spencer
Standbys: Kristen Behrendt (Violet Hilton), Todd Hunter (Jake) and Lauren Kennedy (Daisy Hilton)
Understudies: John Frenzer (Buddy Foster), David Masenheimer (Terry Connor, The Boss) and David McDonald (Terry Connor)
Tony Award®
 1998 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Emanuel Azenberg, Joseph Nederlander, Herschel Waxman, Janice McKenna and Scott Nederlander
 1998 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Bill Russell
 1998 Best Original Musical Score [nominee]
Music by Henry Krieger; Lyrics by Bill Russell
 1998 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Alice Ripley
 1998 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Emily Skinner
Drama Desk Award
 1998 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Alice Ripley
music by Henry Krieger; lyrics by Bill Russell
ACT 1Sung By
Come Look at the Freaks The Boss and Company
Like Everyone Else Daisy Hilton and Violet Hilton
You Deserve a Better Life Terry Connor
Crazy, Deaf and Blind The Boss
The Devil You Know Jake and 6th Exhibit
More Than We Bargained For Terry Connor and Buddy Foster
Feelings You've Got To Hide Daisy Hilton and Violet Hilton
When I'm by Your Side Daisy Hilton and Violet Hilton
Say Goodbye to the Freak Show Company
Overnight Sensation Terry Connor and Reporters
Leave Me Alone Daisy Hilton and Violet Hilton
We Share Everything Daisy Hilton, Violet Hilton and Vaudevillian
The Interview Daisy Hilton, Violet Hilton and Reporters
Who Will Love Me as I Am? Daisy Hilton and Violet Hilton
ACT 2Sung By
Rare Songbirds on Display Company
New Year's Day Terry Connor, Buddy Foster, Jake, Daisy Hilton, Violet Hilton and Company
Private Conversation Terry Connor
One Plus One Equals Three Buddy Foster, Daisy Hilton and Violet Hilton
You Should Be Loved Jake
Tunnel of Love Terry Connor, Buddy Foster, Daisy Hilton and Violet Hilton
Beautiful Day for a Wedding The Boss and Hawkers
Marry Me, Terry Daisy Hilton
I Will Never Leave You Daisy Hilton and Violet Hilton
Finale Company