The Green Bird (Broadway)
The Green Bird by Carlo Gozzi as translated by Albert Bermel and Ted Emery and additional text by Eric Overmyer and music by Elliot Goldenthal; “Oh Foolish Heart” lyrics by David Suehsdorf opened at the Cort Theatre on Broadway on April 18, 2000 and closed on June 04, 2000 after 15 previews and 56 performances garnering a total gross of $1,787,997 from 37,182 patrons.
Produced by Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Artistic Director), Nina Lannan, and OSTAR Enterprises. Originally produced at The New Victory Theatre in March, 1996 by Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Artistic Director); Subsequently presented at LaJolla Playhouse (Michael Greif, Artistic Director; Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director)
Directed by Julie Taymor; Musical Staging by Daniel Ezralow; Musical Director: Rick Martinez; Scenic Design by Christine Jones; Costume Design by Constance Hoffman; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Mask & Puppet Design by Julie Taymor; Sound Design by Jon Weston; Wig & Make-Up Design by Steven W. Bryant and Projection Design by Elaine J. McCarthy.
Starring Ken Barnett (Servant / Marching Band / Puppeteer); Reg E. Cathey (Brighella); Didi Conn (Smeraldina); Ned Eisenberg (Truffaldino); Ramón Flowers (Dancing Water / Servant / Marching Band / Puppeteer); Edward Hibbert (Tartagliona); Lee Lewis (Pompea); Katie MacNichol (Barbarina); Sarah Jane Nelson (Singing Apple / Servant / Marching Band / Puppeteer); Kristine Nielsen (Ninetta); Meredith Patterson (Singing Apple / Servant / Marching Band / Puppeteer); Sebastian Roché (Renzo); Sophia Salguero (Singing Apple Soloist / Servant / Marching Band / Puppeteer); Derek Smith (Tartaglia); Bruce Turk (The Green Bird); Erico Villanueva (Dancing Water Soloist / Servant / Marching Band / Puppeteer) and Andrew Weems (Pantalone / Voice of Calmon / Beauticians) with understudies Ken Barnett (Renzo, The Green Bird), Bill Cohen (Truffaldino, Pantalone, Servant / Marching Band / Puppeteer), Ramón Flowers (Dancing Water Soloist), Jan Leslie Harding (Ninetta, Smeraldina, Singing Apple, Servant / Marching Band / Puppeteer), Reggie Montgomery (Brighella, Tartaglia, Tartagliona), Sarah Jane Nelson (Singing Apple Soloist), Tricia Paoluccio (Pompea, Barbarina, Singing Apple, Servant / Marching Band / Puppeteer) and Meredith Patterson (Barbarina, Pompea)
Assistant Director: Kamyar Atabai; Associate Scenic Design: Todd Potter; Assistant Scenic Design: Evan Alexander, Larry Gruber, and Joanie Schaffer; Assistant to the Scenic Designer: Betsy Ayer; Associate Costume Design: Marion Williams; Assistant Costume Design: Jennifer Halpern; Associate Lighting Design: Traci Klainer; Assistant Lighting Design: Lara Bohon, Michele Disco, Douglas Cox, and Michelle Habeck; Assistant to the Lighting Designer: Hilary Manners; Assistant Sound Design: Jason Strengfeld
General Manager: Nina Lannan & Associates and Devin M. Keudell; Associate Company Manager: Maggie Edelman; Production Manager: Arthur Siccardi; Production Stage Manager: Kristen Harris; Stage Manager: Amanda Sloan; Assistant Stage Manager: Jennifer Marik; Flying Designer: Paul Rubin; Flying effects provided by ZFX, Inc.; Casting: Deborah Brown; Press Representative: The Publicity Office; Marketing: The Walton Group; Online Marketing by Toby Simkin / BuyBroadway Inc.; Vocal Director: Joseph Church; Dance Captain: Tricia Paoluccio
Percussion: Bill Ruyle; Violin: Antoine Silverman; Woodwinds / Keyboard: Bruce Williamson
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