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by John Weidman

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This 2000 Tony Award­winner for Best Musical features three acts of dance, each in different settings and styles but all related to human relationships and connections.


Story:

The first act shows two men vying for the love of one woman in a French forest clearing sometime during the 18th century; the second act shows a woman fantasizing about escaping her verbally abusive husband while they sit in an Italian restaurant in 1950s New York; the third act shows a lonely Manhattan man enamored with and building up courage to approach a beautiful woman in a yellow dress.


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Librettist

Librettist
John Weidman



  • Premiere
  • 2002 TV

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 30, 2000
Total Performances
1,010
Original Cast
Jason Antoon, John Bolton, Boyd Gaines, Jack Hayes, Robert Wersinger, Scott Taylor, Deborah Yates, Karen Ziemba, Stephanie Michels, Sean Martin Hingston
Director
Susan Stroman
Choreographer
Susan Stroman
Producer
Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)
Scenic Design
Thomas Lynch
Costume Design
William Ivey Long
Lighting Design
Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Design
Scott Stauffer

2002 TV Version

Movie Name
Contact
Type
Filmed Live on Stage
Director
Susan Stroman
Starring
Sean Martin Hingston, Scott Taylor, Joanne Manning, Charlotte d'Amboise, Danny Mastrogiorgio, David McGillivray, Alan Campbell, Colleen Dunn






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Original Broadway Cast Album


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2000 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Boyd Gaines
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Karen Ziemba
Best Choreography
Best Book of a Musical
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Deborah Yates
Best Direction of a Musical

2000 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding New Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Karen Ziemba
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Boyd Gaines
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Jason Antoon
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical

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