Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Broadway From A to Z: C

Today, we continue our new series that is strictly to the letter. 
Broadway From A to Z, will look at the people, shows and history of The Great Bright Way! Obviously, with each entry, we'll only be able to scratch the surface of all there is out there. If we don't include your favorites this time, we'll get back to it in the next round! Check out B here.

Broadway From A to Z: C

8 People

Reeve Carney (actor) - 2 Broadway shows, both notable; Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Hadestown

Diahann Carroll (actor) - 3 Broadway shows, 1 Tony Award -  Best Actress in a Musical; House of Flowers, No Strings (Tony Award), Agnes of God

Nell Carter (actor) - 4 Broadway shows, 1 Tony Award -  Best Featured Actress in a Musical; Soon, Dude, Ain't Misbehavin' (OBC - Tony Award, Revival), Annie

Gower Champion (director/choreographer) - 22+ Broadway shows, 15 Tony Award nominations, 8 wins; -  Lend an Ear, Bye Bye Birdie, Carnival!, Hello, Dolly!, The Happy Time, I Do! I Do!, Sugar, Mack and Mabel, 42nd Street

Carney, Carroll, Carter

Champion, Chavkin

Cilento, Cromer, Cusack

Rachel Chavkin (director)
 - 2 Broadway shows, 2 Tony Award nominations, 1 win; Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet, Hadestown (Tony Award)

Wayne Cilento (actor/dancer/choreographer) - 18 Broadway shows, 7 Tony Award nominations, 1 win; actor:  A Chorus Line, Dancin', Big Deal, choreographer: Baby, The Who's Tommy (Tony Award), How to Succeed... (1995), Dream, Wicked, Sweet Charity

David Cromer (actor/director) - 6 Broadway shows, 2 Tony Award nominations, 1 win -  Best Direction of a Musical; actor: A Raisin in the Sun (2014), The Waverly Gallery, director: Brighton Beach Memoirs, The House of Blue Leaves, The Band's Visit (Tony Award), The Sound Inside

Carmen Cusack (actor) - 2 Broadway shows, 1 Tony Award nomination -  Best Leading Actress in a Musical; Bright Star, Flying Over Sunset

8 Shows

 - Winter Garden Theatre: Opened October 7, 1982; 7,485 performances; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by T.S. Eliot; Original Cast included Betty Buckley, Terrence Mann, Harry Groener, Cynthia Onrubia, and Ken Page

Chicken and Biscuits
 - Circle in the Square Theatre: Opened October 10, 2021; 41 performances; By Douglas Lyons; Original Cast included Cleo King, Norm Lewis, Michael Urie and NaTasha Yvette Williams

Children of a Lesser God
 - Longacre Theatre: Opened March 30, 1980; 887 performances; By Mark Medoff; Original Cast included John Rubinstein and Phyllis Frelich

 - Longacre Theatre: Opened October 27, 2011; 109 performances; By 
David Henry Hwang; Original Cast included Jennifer Lim and Gary Wilmes

City of Angels
 - Virginia Theatre: Opened December 11, 1989; 879 performances; Book by Larry Gelbart, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by David Zippel; Original Cast included James Naughton, Gregg Edelman, Dee Hoty, Randy Graff, Kay McClelland, Rachel York and Rene Auberjonois

Come From Away
 - Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre: Opened March 12, 2017; 1,407 performances as of today; Book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Lyrics by T.S. Eliot; Original Cast included Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Kendra Kassebaum, Caesar Samayoa, Q Smith, Astrid Van Wieren and Sharon Wheatley

 - Vivian Beaumont Theater: Opened March 30, 2000; 1,010 performances; Original Cast included Boyd Gaines, Jason Antoon, Deborah Yates and Karen Ziemba

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The
 - Ethel Barrymore Theatre: Opened October 5, 2014; 799 performances; By Simon Stephens; Original Cast included Alex Sharp, Ian Barford and Taylor Trensch

8 Songs

Natasha Richardson (1998 Revival)

" - Cabaret
Sung by Sally Bowles (Jill Haworth); Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb

1994 Revival Cast

"Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
" - Show Boat
Sung by Julie (Helen Morgan), Joe (Jules Bledsoe), Queenie (Tess Gardella) and Magnolia (Norma Terris); Music by Jerome Kern, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Chita Rivera and Company

"Cell Block Tango
" - Chicago
Sung by Velma Kelly (Chita Rivera) and the Girls; Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Patricia Neway and Mary Martin

"Climb Ev'ry Mountain
" - The Sound of Music
Sung by The Mother Abbess (Patricia Neway); Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

"Close Every Door
" - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Sung by Joseph (Bill Hutton); Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Tim Rice

Original Broadway Cast

" - Company
Sung by the Company; Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

"Consider Yourself
" - Oliver!
Sung by The Artful Dodger (David Jones), Oliver Twist (Bruce Prochnik and the Crowd; Music and lyrics by Lionel Bart

Original Broadway Cast

" - West Side Story
Sung by Riff (Mickey Calin) and the Jets; Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

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