Project Description

Tom Sawyer (Broadway)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Broadway)

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER based on the novel by Mark Twain with a book by Ken Ludwig, music & Lyrics by Don Schlitz opened on April 26, 2001 and ran for 34 previews and 21 performances closing on May 13, 2001 at the Minskoff Theatre.

Produced by James M. Nederlander, James L. Nederlander and Watt / Dobie Productions

Directed by Scott Ellis; Choreographed by David Marques; Additional Choreography by Jodi Moccia; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin; Dance and incidental music by David Krane; Scenic Design by Heidi Ettinger; Costume Design by Anthony Powell; Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner; Sound Design by Lew Mead; Hair Design by David Brian Brown; Make-Up Design by Randy Mercer.

Starring Tom Aldredge (Muff Potter), Stephen Lee Anderson (Doc Robinson / Pap), Kristen Bell (Becky Thatcher), Ann Whitlow Brown (Amy Lawrence), Jane Connell (Widow Douglas), Pierce Cravens (Alfred Temple), John Dossett (Judge Thatcher), Kevin Serge Durand (Injun Joe), Élan (Susie Rogers), Stacia Fernandez (Sally Bellamy), Joe Gallagher (George Bellamy), Blake Hackler (Lyle Bellamy), Tommy Hollis (Reverend Sprague), Nikki M. James (Sabina Temple), John Christopher Jones (Lemuel Dobbins), Donna Lee Marshall (Sereny Harper), Erik J. McCormack (Joe Harper), Marshall Pailet (Sid Sawyer), Joshua Park (Tom Sawyer), Amy Jo Phillips (Lucinda Rogers), Richard Poe (Lanyard Bellamy), Jim Poulos (Huckleberry Finn), Linda Purl (Aunt Polly), Mekenzie Rosen-Stone (Lucy Harper), Ric Stoneback (Gideon Temple), Sally Wilfert (Naomi Temple) and Tommar Wilson (Ben Rogers).

Swings: Patrick Boll, Michael Burton, John Herrera, Kate Reinders and Elise Santora.

Understudies: Stephen Lee Anderson (Lemuel Dobbins, Reverend Sprague), Patrick Boll (Judge Thatcher, Injun Joe, Lanyard Bellamy, Gideon Temple, Pap, Doc Robinson), Michael Burton (Ben Rogers, Joe Harper), Pierce Cravens (Sid Sawyer), Stacia Fernandez (Aunt Polly, Widow Douglas), Joe Gallagher (Huckleberry Finn), Blake Hackler (Tom Sawyer), John Herrera (Muff Potter, Lemuel Dobbins, Reverend Sprague, Lanyard Bellamy, Gideon Temple, Pap, Doc Robinson), Nikki M. James (Becky Thatcher), Erik J. McCormack (Tom Sawyer), Amy Jo Phillips (Widow Douglas), Richard Poe (Judge Thatcher), Kate Reinders (Becky Thatcher, Amy Lawrence), Sally Wilfert (Aunt Polly) and Tommar Wilson (Huckleberry Finn).

Associate Choreographer: Rommy Sandhu; Assistant Director: Darren Katz; Associate Scenic Design: Richard Jaris; Assistant Scenic Design: Curtis Wallin and Bryan Johnson; Associate Costume Design: Scott Traugott; Assistant Costume Design: Cory Ching; Automated Lighting Programmer: Paul J. Sonnleitner; Associate Lighting Design: Douglas Cox; Assistant Lighting Design: Michele Disco and Assistant Sound Design: Charles Vorce.

General Manager: Devin Keudell; Company Manager: Sean Free; Associate Co. Mgr: Shelley Ott; Production Manager: Arthur Siccardi; Production Supervisor: Beverley Randolph; Stage Manager: David Hyslop; Assistant Stage Mgr: Scott Rollison; Injun Joe’s Dream Disappearance: Rick Sordelet; Special Effects by Chic Silber; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing: The Marketing Group; Online Marketing: Toby Simkin / Theatre.com; Casting: Jim Carnahan; Fight direction by Rick Sordelet; Developmental Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; Dance Captain: Elise Santora; Dialect Coach: Kate Wilson; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Press Associate: Amy Jacobs.

Musical Coordinator: Ronald Sell; Conducted by Paul Gemignani; Associate Conductor: Nicholas Archer; Concert Master: Marilyn Reynolds; Synthesizer: Nicholas Archer; Violin: Marilyn Reynolds, Andrea Andros and Jonathan Kass; Viola: Shelly Holland-Moritz; Cello: Deborah Assaael; Fiddle: Blake Hackler; Woodwind: Scott Shachter, Martha Hyde, Kelly Peral and Thomas Sefcovic; French Horn: Lawrence DiBello; Trumpet: Hiro Noguchi and Phil Granger; Trombone: Dean Plank; Piano: Paul Ford; Guitar: Andrew Schwartz, Greg Utzig and Gordon Titcomb; Dulcimer: Erik J. McCormack; Bass: Kermit Driscoll; Drums: Larry Lelli; Percussion: Charles Descarfino.

As Founder and CEO of Theatre.com and BuyBroadway.com.  The pioneer in moving the Broadway industry onto the internet. Press branded me as “Toby is the man pushing theatre, kicking and screaming, into cyberspace.” The Broadway theatre supersite Buy Broadway OnlineWhat 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 1993, and shortly after this, the vast majority of Broadway shows (starting with my production of Victor/Victoria) and theatrical organizations followed. Described by Variety Magazine as a “marketing powerhouse“, it was the single largest theatre community in the world with over 180,000 active members. The global theater supersite theatre.comFrom 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), 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 across North America and globally. The “Super site of Broadway” became a publicly traded company, prior to my re-branding it as Theatre.com at the Minskoff Theatre.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a musical comedy of a fourteen-year-old boy growing up in the heartland of America. This Broadway musical version of Mark Twain’s novel is set in 1840 in St. Petersburg, Missouri, a bustling town on the banks of the Mississippi River. In the course of the story, Tom matches wits with his stern Aunt Polly, falls in love with the beautiful, feisty Becky Thatcher, and goes on the adventure of his life with Becky and that irresistible renegade, Huckleberry Finn. Along the way he meets a terrifying villain named Injun Joe, Tom’s bratty half-brother Sid, and all the other boys and girls in the village.