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Triumph of Love (Broadway)

Triumph of Love (Broadway)

Triumph of Love with a book by James Magruder, music by Jeffrey Stock and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead based on the play by Marivaux opened at the Royale Theatre on Broadway on October 23, 1997 and played through January 4, 1998 after 30 previews and 85 performances.

Produced by Margo Lion, Metropolitan Entertainment Group and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director); Produced in association with PACE Theatrical Group, Inc., The Baruch-Frankel-Viertel Group, Alex Hitz, Center Stage (Irene Lewis, Artistic Director; Peter W. Culman, Managing Director) and Yale Repertory Theatre (Stan Wojewodski, Jr., Artistic Director); Associate Producer: Charles Kelman Productions, Inc. and Marc Routh (Originally produced by Center Stage (Irene Lewis, Artistic Director; Peter W. Culman, Managing Director) and Yale Repertory Theatre (Stan Wojewodski, Jr., Artistic Director)

Directed by Michael Mayer; Choreographed by Doug Varone; Scenic Design by Heidi Ettinger; Costume Design by Catherine Zuber; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Sound Design by Brian Ronan; Wig & Hair Design by Paul Huntley; Make-Up Design by Ruth Pongstaphone; Ms. Buckely’s Make-Up Design by B.J. Giwan; Music orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin; Musical Director: Patrick Brady; Music arranged by Michael Kosarin.

Starring F. Murray Abraham (Hermocrates a philosopher, brother to Hesione), Betty Buckley (Hesione Agis’ aunt, a philosopher), Susan Egan (Princess Léonide), Roger Bart (Harlequin the valet), Kevin Chamberlin (Dimas the gardener), Nancy Opel (Corine Léonide’s maid servant) and Christopher Sieber (Agis a student of reason)

Standby: Michele Pawk (Hesione)

Understudies: Paul Harman (Hermocrates, Harlequin, Dimas), Tom Plotkin (Harlequin, Agis, Dimas) and Christianne Tisdale (Princess Léonide, Corine).  Replacement Understudy: Alix Korey (Hesione, Corine)

Featuring songs by Michael Kosarin and Van Dyke Parks

Assistant Director: Kevin Moriarty; Associate Scenic Design: Richard Jaris; Associate Lighting Design: David Weiner; Assistant Costume Design: Fabio Toblini; Assistant Lighting Design: Philip Rosenberg; Assistant Sound Design: Emile LaFargue; Assistant to the Lighting Designer: Michael Gottlieb; Moving Light Programmer: Kim Grethen

General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd.; Company Manager: David Auster; Assistant Company Manager: Laura Janik Cronin

Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Technical Supervisor: Tech Production Services, Inc., Elliot Bertoni, Robert Shuck and Mary Duffe; Production Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi; Stage Manager: Gary Mickelson; Assistant Stage Manager: Cori Gardner

Coordinator: John Miller; Music Supervisor: Michael Kosarin; Conducted by Patrick S. Brady; Associate Conductor: Larry Spivack; Keyboard: Patrick S. Brady; Concert Master: Rick Dolan; Viola: Richard Brice; Cello: Chungsun Kim; Bass: William Sloat; Woodwind: Chuck Wilson, Rick Heckman and Frank Santagata; Horn: Katie Dennis; Trumpet: Terry Szor; Percussion: Larry Spivack; Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation; Synthesizer Programmer: Bruce Samuels

Casting: Jay Binder; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing Director: Keith Hurd; Online Marketing by Toby Simkin / BuyBroadway Online Inc.; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Asst. to the Choreographer:Frances Craig; Press Associate: John Barlow, Amy Jacobs, Jackie Green and Andy Shearer and Photographer: Joan Marcus.

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The Greek princess Leonide falls for Agis, the heir to the kingdom Leonide’s family took over. To win him, she disguises herself as a boy and deals with Agis’s uncle and aunt, who favor reason over passion, in this musical adaptation of the Marivaux farce.

TRIUMPH OF LOVE

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Musical Numbers

Act One:

“The Day of Days” (Betty Buckley, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin, Christopher Sieber, F. Murray Abraham); “Anything” (Susan Egan); “Classic Clown” (Roger Bart [Note: This song wasn’t listed in the program but was recorded for the cast album]); “The Bond That Can’t Be Broken” (Susan Egan, Christopher Sieber); “Mr. Right” (Nancy Opel, Roger Bart); “You May Call Me Phocion” (Susan Egan, Betty Buckley); “Mr. Right” (reprise) (Nancy Opel, Kevin Chamberlin); “Emotions” (F. Murray Abraham, Susan Egan); “The Sad and Sordid Saga of Cecile” (Susan Egan, Christopher Sieber, Nancy Opel, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin); “Serenity” (Betty Buckley); “Issue in Question” (Christopher Sieber); “Teach Me Not to Love You” (Company)

Act Two:

“Have a Little Faith” (Nancy Opel, Susan Egan, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin); “The Tree” (Betty Buckley, F. Murray Abraham); “What Have I Done?” (Susan Egan); “Henchmen Are Forgotten” (Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin, Nancy Opel); “Love Won’t Take No for an Answer” (F. Murray Abraham, Betty Buckley, Christopher Sieber); “This Day of Days” (reprise) (Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin)

For fun, here is my parody of TRIUMPH OF LOVE from early 2020

Parody...TRIUMPH OF LOVE -Defiance-of-Life-(Re-imagined-Poster)

See about 100 more of my Broadway parodies

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