Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday


BORN YESTERDAY

Number of Previews: 28
Number of Performances: 73
First Preview : March 31, 2011
Opening Night : April 24, 2011
Closing Night : Jun 26, 2011

Opening Night Cast
Jim Belushi (Harry Brock)
Robert Sean Leonard (Paul Verrall)
Nina Arianda (Billie Dawn)
Freddy Arsenault (Another Bellhop)
Terry Beaver (Senator Norval Hedges)
Bill Christ (Third Bellhop, Barber)
Patricia Hodges (Mrs. Hedges)
Michael McGrath (Eddie Brock)
Jennifer Regan (Helen)
Liv Rooth (Manicurist)
Danny Rutigliano (Bellhop, Bootblack)
Andrew Weems (Assistant Manager)
Frank Wood (Ed Devery)



OVERVIEW

Emmy® nominee JIM BELUSHI (According to Jim), Tony® winner ROBERT SEAN LEONARD (The Invention of Love, Dr. Wilson on House) and Tony-nominee NINA ARIANDA (“The most exciting find of the season!” New York Magazine) star in BORN YESTERDAY, Garson Kanin’s award-winning romantic comedy about sex and politics.

Directed by Tony® winner Doug Hughes (Doubt), it’s the timeless and timely story of a not-so-dumb-blonde, her less-than-honest brute of a boyfriend, and the no-nonsense reporter who helps her uncover some of the dirtiest little secrets in Washington.

AWARDS & REVIEWS

“THIS WINNING REVIVAL IS A GEM! The dazzling Nina Arianda lands all her quips, with inspired touches of physical humor for good measure. But her uncommon warmth and charm also make Billie Dawn touchingly vibrant, as she tracks Billie’s evolution from vulnerable bimbo to assured woman. IT’S A DOWNRIGHT TOUR DE FORCE. She also has a surprisingly good foil in Jim Belushi, who doesn’t soft-pedal Harry’s brutal bullying while suggesting it’s prompted by insecurity. Watching these two lock horns is so pleasurable, you want to see them again as soon as the curtain comes down.” – New York Post

“A NIGHT OF INSPIRATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT! The luminous laugh-goddess Nina Arianda is, without a doubt, the most exciting find of the Broadway Season.” – New York Magazine

“WHAT A PLEASURE TO HAVE ROBERT SEAN LEONARD BACK ON STAGE IN NEW YORK. ” – The New York Times

“NINA ARIANDA IS GIVING A PERFORMANCE THAT COULD BE CALLED BREAKOUT,although breakout somehow seems insufficient.She shines brightly on John Lee Beatty’s radiant art deco set, delivering proclamations with a zing and a perfect gangster’s-moll accent that would make Garson Kanin proud.” – Entertainment Weekly

CREDITS

Opening Night Production Credits

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Phillip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)

Produced by Philip Morgaman, Anne Caruso, Vincent Caruso, Frankie J. Grande, James P. MacGilvray, Brian Kapetanis and Robert S. Basso; Produced in association with Peter J. Puleo

Written by Garson Kanin; Original Music: David Van Tiegham

Directed by Doug Hughes; Assistant Director: Alexander Greenfield

Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Catherine Zuber; Lighting Design by Peter Kaczorowski; Sound Design by David Van Tiegham; Hair and Wig Design by Tom Watson; Associate Scenic Design: Kacie Hultgren; Associate Sound Design: Dave Sanderson; Assistant Costume Design: Patrick Bevilacqua, Nicole Moody and Ryan Park; Assistant Lighting Design: Jake DeGroot

General Manager: Richards / Climan, Inc.; Company Manager: Brig Berney

Production Stage Manager: Tripp Phillips; Stage Manager: Jason Hindelang; Technical Supervisor: Larry Morley

Press Representative: Richard Kornberg & Associates; Casting: Jay Binder; Fight direction by J. David Brimmer; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Fight Captain: Fred Arsenault; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Marketing: Type A Marketing

Opening Night Cast

Jim Belushi (Harry Brock), Robert Sean Leonard (Paul Verrall), Nina Arianda (Billie Dawn), Freddy Arsenault (Another Bellhop), Terry Beaver (Senator Norval Hedges), Bill Christ (Third Bellhop, Barber), Patricia Hodges (Mrs. Hedges), Michael McGrath (Eddie Brock), Jennifer Regan (Helen), Liv Rooth (Manicurist), Danny Rutigliano (Bellhop, Bootblack), Andrew Weems (Assistant Manager), Frank Wood (Ed Devery)

Understudies: Freddy Arsenault (Paul Verrall), Bill Christ (Harry Brock), Robert Emmet Lunney (Assistant Manager, Barber, Bellhops, Bootblack, Ed Devery), Jennifer Regan (Mrs. Hedges), Liv Rooth (Billie Dawn), Danny Rutigliano (Eddie Brock) and Andrew Weems (Senator Norval Hedges)


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