Starring Jerry Lewis (Applegate), April Nixon (Lola), John-Michael Flate (Joe Hardy), Dennis Kelly (Joe Boyd), Louis D. Giovannetti (Voice of the Narrator), Joy Franz (Meg Boyd), Julie Prosser (Sister), Steven Seale (Rocky / Lo-Tones), Mark Chmiel (Smokey), Eric Leviton (Sohovik), Nigel Harman (Mickey / Lo-Tones), Shaun Henson (Vernon), Michael Duran (Del / Ad Executive), Ned Hannah (Ozzie / Stadium PA Announcer / Lo-Tones), Bill Brassea (Bubba), Christopher Windom (Henry), Richie Mastascusa (Bomber), Jamie Ross (Van Buren), Ellen Grosso (Gloria Thorpe), Susan Taylor (Betty / Hi-Tones), Vickie Taylor (Donna / Hi-Tones), Karen Babcock (Kitty / Hi-Tones), Julie Janney (Lulu / Photographer), Amelia Prentice (Rita), Scott Robertson (Welch), Mel Allen (Stadium Voice) and Mark Chmiel (Voice of TV Sportcaster).
At certain performances, Susan Taylor performed the role of LOLA.
Swings: Susan Haefner, Rod McClune and Robert Lambert
Musical Director: Gareth Valentine; Assistant Director: Will Roberson; Assistant Choreographer: Kathleen Marshall; General Management by Jane Salberg & Ian Stephenson; Production Stage Manager: James Mountcastle; Casting by Jay Binder; Online Marketing by Toby Simkin / BuyBroadway Online Inc.
Orchestra includes Robert Hirschborn (Conductor); Teddy Farrow (Associate MD / Keyboard #1); Steven Bartosik (Drummer); Robert Bray (Keyboard #2); Steven Eidem (Trumpet) and William Meade (Musical Coordinator).
I negotiated and developed the first-ever live broadcast video streaming from a West End opening night, including post show interviews with Jerry Lewis as well as other internet marketing initiatives for the London West End production at the Adelphi Theatre.
As Founder and CEO of Theatre.com and BuyBroadway.com. The pioneer in moving the Broadway industry onto the internet. The theatre press branded me as “Toby is the man pushing theatre, kicking and screaming, into cyberspace.” What started in 1989 as a Broadway industry service called ShowCall via dialup BBS for members of the League of American Theatre Producers evolved onto the world wide web in the early 90’s, and shortly after this, the vast majority of Broadway shows (starting with my production of Victor/Victoria) and theatrical organizations followed. The “Super site of Broadway” became a publicly traded company, prior to my re-branding it as Theatre.com at the Minskoff Theatre.
Described by Variety Magazine as a “marketing powerhouse“, it was the single largest theatre community in the world with over 180,000 active members (in the 1990’s this was massive). From buying official Broadway tickets and souvenirs, providing detailed global show listings, interactive show study & educational guides, live streaming shows and events (including many Opening Nights live broadcasts), industry news from major theatre journalists, pictures and videos, games, messaging directly to Broadway cast’s backstage or even licensing a musical, theatre.com offered it all in a single, easy-to-use interface to theatregoers globally.