Project Description

A slapstick troupe of comic actors travels the roads of 16th century Italy in search of immortality and love.
Based on Francine Prose’s novel, the Glorious Ones has a book by Lynn Ahrens, score by Ahrens + Flaherty and was directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele.

5 DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS, including BEST MUSICAL, OUTSTANDING MUSIC and OUTSTANDING LYRICS

2 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS including OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

World Premiere April 27, 2007 at Pittsburgh Public Theatre

New York Premiere October 11, 2007 at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater

“A valentine to the actor’s life–joyfully naughty, with buoyant music by Stephen Flaherty and a bawdy book by Lynn Ahrens.”

-New York Times

“Jaunty, sexy and completely entertaining!”

-Hollywood Reporter

“In song after song, Flaherty and Ahrens pay homage to the resilience of the actor. The most powerful ditty of the night, “I Was Here,” is a full-throated statement of creative presence.”

-Variety

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Photographs by Joan Marcus

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Show Credits

Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre
Produced by Lincoln Center Theatre
(André Bishop, Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer)
Associate Producer: Ira Weitzman

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on the novel “The Glorious Ones” by Francine Prose
Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin
Vocal Arrangements by Stephen Flaherty
Musical Director: David Holcenberg
Directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele
Scenic Design by Dan Ostling
Costume Design by Mara Blumenfeld
Lighting Design by Stephen Strawbridge
Wig Design by Charles La Point
Probs Design by Faye Armon
Sound Design by Scott Stauffer
Conductor/Keyboard: David Holcenberg
Associate Conductor, Keyboard: Deborah Abramson
Bass: Marc Schmied
Violin, Mandolin: Cenovia Cummins
Cello: Katie Schlaikjer
Reeds: Scott Schachter
French Horn: Will De Vos
Music Coordinator: John Miller
Music copyist: Emily Grishman
Synth programming: Bruce Samuels
General Manager: Adam Siegel
Company Manager: Matthew Markoff
Press Representative: Phillip Rinaldi Publicity
Production Stage Manager: Michael Brunner
Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin
Casting: Stanczyk/Cherpakov Casting, Laura Stanczyk
Dialect Coach: Deborah Hecht

Natalie Venetia Belcon  Columbina
Erin Davie   Isabella Andreini
John Kassir   Dottore
David Patrick Kelly   Pantalone
Marc Kudish   Flaminio Scala
Julyana Soelistyo   Armanda Ragusa
Jeremy Webb   Francesco Andreini

Understudies: Ana Maria Andricain (Columbina, Isabella), Neal Ben-Ari (Flaminio Scala), Chris Peluso (Francesco Andreini, Dottore), Scott Robertson (Dottore, Pantalone), Nitya Vidysagar (Armanda Ragusa)