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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



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Philip 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; Assistant Costume Design: Maria Zamansky; Assistant Sound Design: Alex Hawthorn; Assistant Projection Design: Steve Channon; 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; Assistant Stage Mgr: Monica Cuoco
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; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Music Producer/Music Supervisor: Christopher Jahnke
Dance Captain: Jermaine R. Rembert; Fight direction by Steve Rankin; Fight Captain: Jermaine R. Rembert; Dramaturg: Gabriel Greene; 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 GloverFelicia
Chad KimballHuey
(Sep 23, 2009 - Oct 23, 2011)
Jennifer AllenEnsemble
Clara
Derrick BaskinGator
Brad BassEnsemble
Perry Como
Tracee BeazerEnsemble
J. Bernard CallowayDelray
(Sep 23, 2009 - Jan 22, 2012)
Kevin CovertEnsemble
Buck Wiley
Martin Holton
Hillary ElkEnsemble
Bryan FenkartEnsemble
Dionne FigginsEnsemble
Rhett G. GeorgeEnsemble
Black DJ
James Monroe IglehartBobby
John JellisonEnsemble
White DJ
Mr. Collins
Gordon Grant
Michael McGrathMr. Simmons
(Sep 23, 2009 - Mar 13, 2011)
Cass MorganMama
(Sep 23, 2009 - Mar 14, 2011)
Vivian NixonEnsemble
John Eric ParkerEnsemble
Wailin' Joe
Reverend Hobson
LaQuet SharnellEnsemble
Ethel
Ephraim M. SykesEnsemble
Cary TedderEnsemble
Danny TidwellEnsemble
Daniel J. WattsEnsemble
Katie WebberEnsemble
Charlie Williams Ensemble
Dan'yelle WilliamsonEnsemble
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 1 Sung By
UndergroundDelray, Felicia and Company
The Music of My SoulHuey, Felicia and Company
Scratch My ItchWailin' Joe and Company
Ain't Nothin' But a KissFelicia and Huey
Hello, My Name is HueyHuey
Everybody Wants to Be Black on a Saturday NightCompany
Make Me StrongerHuey, Mama, Felicia and Company
Colored WomanFelicia
SomedayFelicia and Company
She's My SisterDelray and Huey
RadioHuey and Company
Say a PrayerGator and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Crazy Little HueyHuey and Company
Big LoveBobby
Love Will Stand When All Else FallsFelicia and Company
Stand UpDelray, Felicia, Huey, Gator, Bobby and Company
Change Don't Come EasyMama, Delray, Gator and Bobby
Tear the House DownHuey and Company
Love Will Stand/Ain't Nothin' But a Kiss (Reprise) Felicia and Huey
Memphis Lives in MeHuey and Company
Steal Your Rock 'n' RollHuey, Felicia and Company