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Circle in the Square Theatre , (4/13/2014 - 10/05/2014)
First Preview:Mar 25, 2014 Total Previews:20
Opening Date:Apr 13, 2014   
Closing Date:Oct 05, 2014 Total Performances:173

Category: Play, Play with music, Original, Broadway
Setting: A small bar in south Philadelphia. About midnight of a night in March, 1959.
Comments: Premiered Off-Broadway in New York at the Vineyard Theatre in 1986. Was considered a "Revival" for the purposes of the Tony nominations in 2014.


Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Circle in the Square (under the direction of Theodore Mann and Paul Libin; Susan Frankel, General Manager)
Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jessica Genick, Will Trice, Ronald Frankel, Rebecca Gold, Roger Berlind, Ken Greiner, Gabrielle Palitz, Irene Gandy and GFour Productions; Associate Producer: Greenleaf Productions, Michael Crea and PJ Miller
NYC premiere production was first produced in June 1986 at the Vineyard Theatre
Written by Lanie Robertson; Music arranged by Tim Weil; Music orchestrated by Tim Weil; Additional music by Buddy Johnson, Bernie Hanighen, Gordon Jenkins, Harry Woods, Carl Sigman, Wesley Wilson, Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr., Jack Lawrence, Peter Tinturin, Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin, Abel Meeropol, Everett Robbins, Porter Grainger, George Cory and Douglas Cross; Additional lyrics by Buddy Johnson, Johnny Mercer, Harry Woods, Bob Russell, Wesley Wilson, Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr., Jack Lawrence, Peter Tinturin, Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin, Abel Meeropol, Everett Robbins, Porter Grainger, George Cory and Douglas Cross
Directed by Lonny Price; Associate Director: Matt Cowart
Scenic Design by James Noone; Costume Design by ESosa; Lighting Design by Robert Wierzel; Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy; Wig Design by J. Jared Janas and Rob Greene; Make-Up Design by Jill Oshry; Special Make-Up Effects by J. Jared Janas and Rob Greene; Associate Scenic Design: Paul DePoo; Associate Lighting Design: Paul Hackenmueller; Associate Sound Design: Walter Trarbach; Assistant Scenic Design: William Moser; Assistant Costume Design: Dede Ayite ; Assistant Lighting Design: Jeff Harris ; Light Programmer: Hillary Knox
General Manager: Richards / Climan, Inc.; Company Manager: Daniel Hoyos
Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Associates; Production Stage Manager: Timothy Semon; Assistant Stage Mgr: Lara Hayhurst
Conducted by Shelton Becton ; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Drums: Clayton Craddock; Bass: George Farmer; Music Copyist: Kaye-Houston Music
Dialect Coach: Deborah Hecht; Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates, Irene Gandy and Alana Karpoff; Advertising: Serino/Coyne; Interactive/Marketing: Serino/Coyne; Interactive Marketing Service: Broadway's Best Shows; Animal Trainer: William Berloni; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Press Associate: Thomas Raynor and Christopher Pineda; Interactive/Marketing Associate: Mark Seeley; Interactive Marketing: Andy Drachenberg
Cast
Audra McDonald Billie Holiday
Shelton Becton Jimmy Powers
Roxie Pepi
Tony Award®
winner 2014 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play [winner]
Audra McDonald
winner 2014 Best Sound Design of a Play [winner]
Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy
Drama Desk Award
winner 2014 Outstanding Actress in a Play [winner]
Audra McDonald

I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
(music by Buddy Johnson; lyrics by Buddy Johnson)
When a Woman Loves a Man
(music by Bernie Hanighen and Gordon Jenkins; lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
What a Little Moonlight Can Do
(music by Harry Woods; lyrics by Harry Woods)
Crazy He Calls Me
(music by Carl Sigman; lyrics by Bob Russell)
Pig Foot (And a Bottle of Beer)
(music by Wesley Wilson; lyrics by Wesley Wilson)
Baby Doll
God Bless the Child
(music by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr.; lyrics by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr.)
Foolin' Myself
(music by Jack Lawrence and Peter Tinturin; lyrics by Jack Lawrence and Peter Tinturin)
Somebody's on My Mind
(music by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr.; lyrics by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr.)
Easy Livin'
(music by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin; lyrics by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin)
Strange Fruit
(music by Abel Meeropol; lyrics by Abel Meeropol)
Blues Break
T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
(music by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins; lyrics by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins)
Don't Explain
(music by Arthur Herzog, Jr. and Billie Holiday; lyrics by Arthur Herzog, Jr. and Billie Holiday)
What a Little Moonlight Can Do (Reprise)
(music by Harry Woods; lyrics by Harry Woods)
Deep Song
(music by George Cory and Douglas Cross; lyrics by George Cory and Douglas Cross)