Project Description

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Saturday Night Fever (Broadway, West End and Global Tour)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER with music by The Bee Gees, based on the picture owned by Paramount/RSO opened at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre October 21, 1999, playing 27 previews and 501 regular performances before closing December 30, 2000. Based on a story by Nik Cohn, stage adaptation by Nan Knighton in collaboration with Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas and Robert Stigwood.

Produced by Robert Stigwood and Patrick Bywalski; Associate Producer: Manny Kladitis and David Rocksavage; Produced by Robert Stigwood and Patrick Bywalski.  Originally produced in London’s West End by Robert Stigwood, Paul Nicholas and David Ian.

Directed & Choreographed by Arlene Phillips; Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Andy Edwards; Lighting Design by Andrew Bridge; Broadway Costumes by Suzy Benzinger; Sound Design by Mick Potter; Hair Design by Leon Gagliardi; Dance and vocal arrangements by Phil Edwards; Music orchestrated by Nigel Wright; Musical Director: Martyn Axe and Projection Consultant: Paul Vershbow.

Starring James Carpinello (Tony Manero), Orfeh (Annette), Paige Price (Stephanie Mangano), Bryan Batt (Monty), Richard H. Blake (Gus), Andy Blankenbuehler (Double J), Paul Castree (Bobby C), Sean Palmer (Joey), Miles Alden (Dom), Farah Alvin (Vocals), Michael Balderrama (Cesar), Aliane Baquerot (Linda Manero / Patti), Shannon Beach (Donna), Scott Beck (Vocals), Anne Nicole Biancofiore (Natalie), Danial Jerod Brown (Sal), David Coburn (Jay Langhart / Becker), Suzanne Costallos (Flo Manero / Lucille), Kristoffer Cusick (Kenny), Julie Danao (Vocals), Karl duHoffmann (Nick), Deanna Dys (Rosalie), Drisco Fernandez (Antonio), Chris Ghelfi (Vinnie), Roger Lee Israel (Rocker), Danielle Jolie (Inez), Brian J. Marcum (Dino), Stacey Martin (Lorelle), Frank Mastrone (Fusco / Al), Jeanine Meyers (Connie), Jennifer Newman (Lola), Casey Nicholaw (Frank Manero), Ottavio (Roberto), Gina Philistine (Angela), Karine Plantadit-Bageot (Shirley), Angela Pupello (Doreen), David Robertson (Ike), Rebecca Sherman (Gina), Solomon (Vocals), Alan Souza (Vocals), Rick Spaans (Lou), Jerry Tellier (Frank Junior), Marcia Urani (Ann Marie), Donna Vivino (Vocals), Andre Ward (Chester), Natalie Willes (Maria) and Paula Wise (Sophia)

Swings: Anne Nicole Biancofiore, Kristoffer Cusick, Karl duHoffmann, David Eggers, Roger Lee Israel, Gina Philistine, Amanda Plesa and Marcia Urani

Understudies: Miles Alden (Bobby C, Gus), Richard H. Blake (Tony Manero), Danial Jerod Brown (Double J, Gus), David Coburn (Frank Manero, Fusco, Al, Monty), Kristoffer Cusick (Gus), Karl duHoffmann (Frank Junior, Jay Langhart, Becker), Deanna Dys (Flo Manero, Lucille), David Eggers (Fusco, Al, Jay Langhart, Becker), Chris Ghelfi (Joey, Double J), Brian J. Marcum (Frank Junior, Fusco, Al), Frank Mastrone (Frank Manero), Jeanine Meyers (Stephanie Mangano, Annette), Sean Palmer (Tony Manero), Gina Philistine (Annette), Angela Pupello (Stephanie Mangano, Flo Manero, Lucille), Rick Spaans (Bobby C, Joey) and Jerry Tellier (Monty)

Assistant Director: Tony Edge; Resident Choreographer: James Walski; Associate Choreographer: Karen Bruce; Assistant Scenic Design: David Peterson and Atkin Pace; Associate Lighting Design: Vivien Leone; Assistant Lighting Design: Philip Rosenberg and Paul D. Miller; Associate Costume Design: Patrick Chevillot; Assistant Costume Design: Patrick Wiley; Assistant Sound Design: John Gibson and Assistant Musical Dir.: Henry Aronson.

General Manager: Niko Associates, Inc. (Manny Kladitis, Founder and President) and Jeffrey Chrzczon; Company Manager: Dan Swartz and James Lawson

Production Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi; Production Stage Manager: Perry Cline; Stage Manager: Maximo Torres; Assistant Stage Manager: Rebecca C. Monroe

ZFX Flying Supervisor: Paul Rubin; Flying effects provided by ZFX, Inc.

Fight direction by J. Allen Suddeth; Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; Press Representative: Bill Evans & Associates; Marketing: The Karpel Group; Online Marketing by Toby Simkin / BuyBroadway Online Inc.; Public Relations: Rubenstein Associates; Dance Captain: Marcia Urani; Fight Captain: Ottavio and Dialect Coach: Robert Blumenfeld.

Musical Supervisor: Phil Edwards; Musical Coordinator: William Meade; Conducted by Martyn Axe; Associate Conductor: Henry Aronson; Reed: Lawrence Feldman and William Meade; Trumpet: David Stahl and Earl Gardner; Trombone: Larry Farrell and Randall Andos; French Horn: Will Parker; Bass: Ian Stewart; Guitar: Johan Nilson and Jeffrey Lee Campbell; Keyboard: Henry Aronson, Philip Fortenberry, Eddie Rabin and John Samorian; Piano / Vocals: Farah Alvin, Scott Beck, Julie Danao, Solomon, Alan Souza and Donna Vivino; Percussion: Jon Berger and James Musto; Drums: Chris Parker

Featuring songs by Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten, Harry Casey, Richard Finch, Rick Dees, Leroy Green, Ron Kersey, David Shire and Ronald Bell; “A Fifth of Beethoven” by Walter Murphy; “Also Sprach Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss


Replacement Cast: Sean Palmer (Tony Manero / Jul 2000 – Dec 30, 2000), Andy Karl (Joey / Jul 2000 – Dec 30, 2000), Suzanne Harrer (Rosalie), Rebecca Kupka (Doreen / May 15, 2000 – Dec 30, 2000), Michael Paternostro (Monty), Josh Prince (Dom), Jody Reynard (Ike / Jun 2000 – Oct 2000), Matt Wall (Dino / Jul 05, 2000 – Dec 30, 2000) and Rod Weber (Vocals)

Replacement Swings: Wes Pope and Rod Weber

Replacement Understudies: Andy Karl (Tony Manero), Rebecca Kupka (Stephanie Mangano, Annette), Josh Prince (Bobby C) and Jody Reynard (Chester)

Other Replacements included:

Production Stage Manager: David Lober (circa. Jan 2000 – circa. Jul 2000) and Jimmie Lee Smith (circa. Jul 2000 – Dec 30, 2000); Stage Manager: Jimmie Lee Smith (circa. Jan 2000 – circa. Jul 2000); Assistant Stage Manager: Dana Williams (circa. Jul 2000 – Dec 30, 2000), Eric Insko (circa. Jan 2000 – Dec 30, 2000) and Jill Gounder (from Jan 2000)