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Shubert Theatre , (10/19/2009 - 8/05/2012)
First Preview:Sep 23, 2009 Total Previews:30
Opening Date:Oct 19, 2009   
Closing Date:Aug 05, 2012 Total Performances:1165

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 1950s


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Phillip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)
Produced by Junkyard Dog Productions, Barbara and Buddy Freitag, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff, Latitude Link, Jim and Susan Blair, Demos Bizar Entertainment, Land Line Productions, Apples and Oranges Productions, Dave Copley, Dancap Productions, Inc., Alex and Katya Lukianov, Tony Ponturo, 2 Guys Productions and Richard Winkler; Produced in association with Lauren Doll, Eric and Marsi Gardiner, Linda and Bill Potter, Broadway Across America, Jocko Productions, Patty Baker, Dan Frishwasser, Bob Bartner/Scott and Kaylin Union, Loraine Boyle/Chase Mishkin, Remmel T. Dickinson/Memphis Orpheum Group and ShadowCatcher Entertainment/Vijay and Sita Vashee; Associate Producer: Emily and Aaron Alhadeff, Alison and Andi Alhadeff, Ken Clay, Joseph Craig, Ron and Marjorie Danz, Cyrena Esposito, Bruce and Joanne Glant and Matt Murphy
Originally produced by La Jolla Playhouse (Christopher Ashley: Artistic Director; Michael S. Rosenberg: Managing Director) and The 5th Avenue Theatre (David Armstrong, Producing Artistic Director; Marilynn Sheldon, Managing Director)
Book by Joe DiPietro; Music by David Bryan; Lyrics by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan; Based on a concept by George W. George; Musical Director: Kenny Seymour; Music orchestrated by Daryl Waters and David Bryan; Dance arrangements by August Eriksmoen
Directed by Christopher Ashley; Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo; Associate Director: Beatrice Terry; Associate Choreographer: Edgar Godineaux and Kelly Devine
Scenic Design by David Gallo; Costume Design by Paul Tazewell; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by Ken Travis; Projection Design by David Gallo and Shawn Sagady; Hair and Wig Design by Charles G. LaPointe; Make-Up Design by Angelina Avallone; Associate Scenic Design: Steven C. Kemp; Associate Costume Design: Rory Powers; Associate Lighting Design: Mark T. Simpson; Associate Hair Design: Leah Loukas; Moving Light Programmer: David Arch
General Manager: Alchemy Production Group LLC; Company Manager: Jim Brandeberry; Associate Co. Mgr: Tegan Meyer
Production Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi; Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Stage Manager: Gary Mickelson
Conducted by Kenny Seymour; Associate Conductor: Shelton Becton ; Keyboard 1: Kenny Seymour; Keyboard 2: Shelton Becton ; Guitars: Michael Aarons; Bass: George Farmer; Drums: Clayton Craddock; Trumpet: Nicholas Marchione; Trombone: Mike Davis; Reeds: Tom Murray and Ken Hitchcock; Music Contractor: Michael Keller; Music Producer/Music Supervisor: Christopher Jahnke
Fight direction by Steve Rankin; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Marketing: Type A Marketing and Anne Rippey; Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; General Press Representative: The Hartman Group; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Cast
Montego Glover Felicia
Chad Kimball Huey (Sep 23, 2009 - Oct 23, 2011)
Jennifer Allen Ensemble
Clara
Derrick Baskin Gator
Brad Bass Ensemble
Perry Como
Tracee Beazer Ensemble
J. Bernard Calloway Delray (Sep 23, 2009 - Jan 22, 2012)
Kevin Covert Ensemble
Buck Wiley
Martin Holton
Hillary Elk Ensemble
Bryan Fenkart Ensemble
Dionne Figgins Ensemble
Rhett G. George Ensemble
Black DJ
James Monroe Iglehart Bobby
John Jellison Ensemble
White DJ
Mr. Collins
Gordon Grant
Michael McGrath Mr. Simmons (Sep 23, 2009 - Mar 13, 2011)
Cass Morgan Mama (Sep 23, 2009 - Mar 14, 2011)
Vivian Nixon Ensemble
John Eric Parker Ensemble
Wailin' Joe
Reverend Hobson
LaQuet Sharnell Ensemble
Ethel
Ephraim M. Sykes Ensemble
Cary Tedder Ensemble
Danny Tidwell Ensemble
Daniel J. Watts Ensemble
Katie Webber Ensemble
Charlie Williams Ensemble
Dan'yelle Williamson Ensemble
Swings: Sydney Morton and Jermaine R. Rembert
Understudies: Jennifer Allen (Mama), Brad Bass (Frank Dryer, Huey), Tracee Beazer (Felicia), Bryan Fenkart (Huey), Rhett G. George (Bobby, Delray), John Jellison (Mr. Simmons), John Eric Parker (Bobby, Delray), Jermaine R. Rembert (Gator), Ephraim M. Sykes (Gator) and Dan'yelle Williamson (Felicia)
Tony Award®
winner 2010 Best Musical [winner]
Produced by Junkyard Dog Productions, Barbara and Buddy Freitag, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff, Latitude Link, Jim and Susan Blair, Demos Bizar Entertainment, Land Line Productions, Apples and Oranges Productions, Dave Copley, Dancap Productions, Inc., Alex and Katya Lukianov, Tony Ponturo, 2 Guys Productions and Richard Winkler; Produced in association with Lauren Doll, Eric and Marsi Gardiner, Linda and Bill Potter, Broadway Across America, Jocko Productions, Patty Baker, Dan Frishwasser, Bob Bartner/Scott and Kaylin Union, Loraine Boyle/Chase Mishkin, Remmel T. Dickinson/Memphis Orpheum Group and ShadowCatcher Entertainment/Vijay and Sita Vashee
winner 2010 Best Book of a Musical [winner]
Book by Joe DiPietro
winner 2010 Best Original Score Written for the Theatre [winner]
Music by David Bryan; Lyrics by David Bryan and Joe DiPietro
 2010 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Chad Kimball
 2010 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Montego Glover
 2010 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Christopher Ashley
winner 2010 Best Orchestrations [winner]
Daryl Waters
winner 2010 Best Orchestrations [winner]
David Bryan
 2010 Best Costume Design of a Musical [nominee]
Costume Design by Paul Tazewell
Drama Desk Award
winner 2010 Outstanding Musical [winner]
Produced by Junkyard Dog Productions, Barbara and Buddy Freitag, Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff, Latitude Link, Jim and Susan Blair, Demos Bizar Entertainment, Land Line Productions, Apples and Oranges Productions, Dave Copley, Dancap Productions, Inc., Alex and Katya Lukianov, Tony Ponturo, 2 Guys Productions and Richard Winkler; Produced in association with Lauren Doll, Eric and Marsi Gardiner, Linda and Bill Potter, Broadway Across America, Jocko Productions, Patty Baker, Dan Frishwasser, Bob Bartner/Scott and Kaylin Union, Loraine Boyle/Chase Mishkin, Remmel T. Dickinson/Memphis Orpheum Group and ShadowCatcher Entertainment/Vijay and Sita Vashee
 2010 Outstanding Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Joe DiPietro
 2010 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Chad Kimball
winner 2010 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner]
Montego Glover
 2010 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Sergio Trujillo
winner 2010 Outstanding Orchestrations [winner]
Daryl Waters
winner 2010 Outstanding Orchestrations [winner]
David Bryan
winner 2010 Outstanding Music [winner]
Music by David Bryan
music by David Bryan; lyrics by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan
ACT 1Sung By
Underground Delray, Felicia and Company
The Music of My Soul Huey, Felicia and Company
Scratch My Itch Wailin' Joe and Company
Ain't Nothin' But a Kiss Felicia and Huey
Hello, My Name is Huey Huey
Everybody Wants to Be Black on a Saturday Night Company
Make Me Stronger Huey, Mama, Felicia and Company
Colored Woman Felicia
Someday Felicia and Company
She's My Sister Delray and Huey
Radio Huey and Company
Say a Prayer Gator and Company
ACT 2Sung By
Crazy Little Huey Huey and Company
Big Love Bobby
Love Will Stand When All Else Falls Felicia and Company
Stand Up Delray, Felicia, Huey, Gator, Bobby and Company
Change Don't Come Easy Mama, Delray, Gator and Bobby
Tear the House Down Huey and Company
Love Will Stand/Ain't Nothin' But a Kiss (Reprise)Felicia and Huey
Memphis Lives in Me Huey and Company
Steal Your Rock 'n' Roll Huey, Felicia and Company