Showtune premiered as the cabaret revue Tune the Grand Up in 1985 in San Francisco. Subsequently, the revue was produced in London in 1998 with a new title The Best of Times, first at the Bridewell Theatre and then at the Vaudeville Theatre on the West End.
In 2003, the revue, now titled Showtune, opened Off-Broadwayat the Theatre at St. Peter’s Church, at the Citicorp Center.
Showtune was conceived by Paul Gilger, architect, set designer and playwright. Mr. Gilger designed the Industrial Light and Magic Film Studios in San Rafael, California for filmaker George Lucas (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), and assisted in the preparation of conceptual designs for the Disney/MGM Film Studios in Tokyo, Japan.
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The show opened February 18, 2003 at the Theatre at St. Peter’s Church, at the Citicorp Center on Lexington Avenue.
(The pre-New York tryout was at the Helen Hayes Theatre in Nyack, NY, with the same cast and crew, with the exception that WOMAN #1* was played by Donna McKechnie, who was not available for the NY run due to prior commitments.)
Broadway Production Credits:
MAN #1 – Martin Vidnovic
*WOMAN #1 – Karen Murphy
MAN #2 – Paul Harman
WOMAN #2 – Sandy Binion
MAN #3 – Tom Korbee
WOMAN #3 – Russell Arden-Koplin
MAN #4 (PIANIST) – Bobby Peaco
UNDERSTUDY – James Sasser
UNDERSTUDY – Jill Geddes
MUSIC & LYRICS BY – Jerry Herman
CONCEIVED BY – Paul Gilger
PRODUCERS – Jennifer Strome and David Brown
DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER – Joey
MUSICAL DIRECTOR – James Followell
PIANO & VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS – James Followell & Paul Gilger
SET DESIGN – Klara Zieglerova
COSTUME DESIGN – Tracy Christensen
LIGHTING DESIGN – Brian Nason
SOUND DESIGN – Peter Fitzgerald
STAGE MANAGER – Renee Lutz
CASTING – Cindi Rush
GENERAL MANAGER – Peter Bogyo
is licensed by Music Theatre International for the United States, by Josef Weinberger
by Hal Leonard for Australia and by New International Musicals for Japan and the Far East.
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