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.
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 1993, 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 across North America and globally.
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.