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A Catered Affair

A Catered Affair

by John Bucchino and Harvey Fierstein

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A Catered Affair

A Catered Affair




A new musical based on the film of the same name by Gore Vidal.


Story:

A working class family living in the Bronx in 1953 has to decide whether to spend their life savings on the family business or their only daughter's wedding.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
John Bucchino

Librettist

Librettist
Harvey Fierstein



  • Premiere
  • 1956 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Walter Kerr Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 17, 2008
Total Performances
116
Original Cast
Harvey Fierstein, Faith Prince, Tom Wopat, Matt Cavenaugh, Leslie Kritzer, Philip Hoffman, Katie Klaus, Heather MacRae, Lori Wilner, Kristine Zbornik
Director
John Doyle
Choreographer
Constantine Kitsopoulos
Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick
Scenic Design
David Gallo
Costume Design
Ann Hould-Ward
Lighting Design
Brian MacDevitt

1956 Film Version

Movie Name
The Catered Affair
Type
Non-Musical
Director
Richard Brooks
Screenplay
Paddy Chayefsky and Gore Vidal
Starring
Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album


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2008 Tony Award Nominations

Best Actor in a Musical - Tom Wopat
Best Actress in a Musical - Faith Prince
Best Orchestrations

2008 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Faith Prince
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Tom Wopat
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Leslie Kritzer
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Projection and Video Design

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