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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
Barry FinkelReptile Man
Andy GaleBearded Lady
Billy Hartung
Broadway debut
Emily HsuSnake Girl
Alicia IrvingFortune Teller
Devanand N. JankiFakir
Ken JenningsThe Boss
Norm LewisJake
Judy Malloy
Broadway debut
6th Exhibit
David MasenheimerSheik
Jeff McCarthyTerry Connor
David McDonaldRoustabout
Phillip Officer
Broadway debut
Hugh PanaroBuddy Foster
Verna PierceDolly Dimples
Alice RipleyViolet Hilton
Jim T. RuttmanRoustabout
Emily SkinnerDaisy Hilton
Jenny-Lynn SucklingHarem Girl
Susan TaylorHarem Girl
Timothy WarmenRoustabout
Darlene WilsonHarem Girl
Swings: John Paul Almon, Kelly Cole, John Frenzer, Michelle Millerick and J. Robert Spencer
Standby: 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 Joint nomination with Emily Skinner
 1998 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Emily Skinner Joint nomination with Alice Ripley
Drama Desk Award
 1998 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Alice Ripley
music by Henry Krieger; lyrics by Bill Russell
ACT 1 Sung By
Come Look at the FreaksThe Boss and Company
Like Everyone ElseDaisy Hilton and Violet Hilton
You Deserve a Better LifeTerry Connor
Crazy, Deaf and BlindThe Boss
The Devil You KnowJake and 6th Exhibit
More Than We Bargained ForTerry Connor and Buddy Foster
Feelings You've Got To HideDaisy Hilton and Violet Hilton
When I'm by Your SideDaisy Hilton and Violet Hilton
Say Goodbye to the Freak ShowCompany
Overnight SensationTerry Connor and Reporters
Leave Me AloneDaisy Hilton and Violet Hilton
We Share EverythingDaisy Hilton, Violet Hilton and Vaudevillian
The InterviewDaisy Hilton, Violet Hilton and Reporters
Who Will Love Me as I Am?Daisy Hilton and Violet Hilton
ACT 2 Sung By
Rare Songbirds on DisplayCompany
New Year's DayTerry Connor, Buddy Foster, Jake, Daisy Hilton, Violet Hilton and Company
Private ConversationTerry Connor
One Plus One Equals ThreeBuddy Foster, Daisy Hilton and Violet Hilton
You Should Be LovedJake
Tunnel of LoveTerry Connor, Buddy Foster, Daisy Hilton and Violet Hilton
Beautiful Day for a WeddingThe Boss and Hawkers
Marry Me, TerryDaisy Hilton
I Will Never Leave YouDaisy Hilton and Violet Hilton