Singin' In The Rain

Singin' In The Rain
World premiere date
Premiere location place
New York, NY
Dance sections

Act I
"Fit as a Fiddle"...Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown
"Beautiful Girl"...Don Lockwood and Fans
"I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'"...Kathy Selden and Coconut Grove Coquettes
"Make 'Em Laugh"...Cosmo Brown
"Hubbub"...Cosmo Brown and Studio Stage Hands
"You Are My Lucky Star"...Don Lockwood and Kathy Selden
"Moses Supposes" - Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown
"Good Mornin'"...Don Lockwood, Kathy Selden and Cosmo Brown
"Singin' in the Rain"...Don Lockwood

Act II
"Wedding of the Painted Doll"...Selected Ensemble
"Rag Doll"...Selected Ensemble
"Temptation"...Selected Ensemble
"Takin' Miss Mary to the Ball"...Selected Ensemble
"Love is Where You Find It"...Ensemble
"Would You?"...Kathy Selden
"Broadway Rhythm"...Company
"Blue Prelude"...Company
"Would You? (Reprise)"...Kathy Selden
"You Are My Lucky Star"...Don Lockwood, Kathy Selden and Company
"Singin' in the Rain (Reprise)"...Company


Don Lockwood...Don Correia
Kathy Selden......Mary D'Arcy
Cosmo Brown....Peter Slutsker


Roscoe Dexter.....Richard Fancy
Lina Lamont, Jeanette/Yvonne.....Faye Grant
Diction Coach.....Austin Colyer
Phoebe Dinsmore.....Jacque Dean
Ensemble, Lady of the Court.....Diane Duncan
Dora Bailey, Ensemble.....Melinda Gilb
Zelda Zanders, Ensemble.....Mary Ann Kellogg
Ensemble, Lady of the Court.....Alison Mann
Ensemble, Lady of the Court.....Barbara Moroz
Rod, Ensemble.....Robert Radford
R. F. Simpson.....Hansford Rowe
Sound Engineer, Ensemble, Man on Screen.....John Spalla
Ensemble, Lady-in-Waiting.....Cynthia Thole
Sid Phillips, Ticket Taker, Ensemble.....Martin Van Treuren


Ray Benson, John CarrafaRichard Colton, Yvonne Dutton, Craig FrawleyKatie GlasnerBarbara HoonDavid-Michael JohnsonRaymond KurshalsKevin O'DayTom Rawe, Gene Sager, Amy Spencer, Shelley Washington, Laurie Williamson

Swings: David Askler, Cheri Butcher, Brad Morantz

Other program information

Based on the film by MGM.
Screenplay by: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Book adapted by: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Original film choreography by: Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen
Assistant to Ms. Tharp: John Carrafa
Associate Producer: Eugene V. Wolsk
Sound Design: Sound Associates
Hair Design: Paul Huntley
Company Manager: Steve Suskin
Assistant Company Manager: Jill Hurwitz
Production Stage Manager: Steven Zweigbaum
Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi and Steven Adler
Assistant Stage Manager: Amy Pell and Marianne Cane
Film Sequences: Gordon Willis
Lighting Effects and Moving Light Effects: Jauchem & Meeh Inc. 
Make-up Design: Ann Belsky
Film Editor: Michael R. Miller
Casting: Slater/MCL
General Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates
Acting Coach: Larry Moss
Furs Created by: The Christie Brothers


Tony Awards
   Best Book of a Musical: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
   Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical: Don Correia

Theatre World Awards
   Faye Grant

Drama Desk Awards
   Outstanding Special Effects: Jauchem  Meeh Inc.
   Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical: Faye Grant
   Outstanding Choreography: Gene kelly, Twyla Tharp, Stanley Donen

Whereas her previous Broadway productions were self-produced, Singin’ In The Rain was Tharp's first commercial musical.

Betty Comden and Adolph Green, original screenwriters of the 1952 film, added five musical numbers for which Tharp created all-new choreography. Dance sequences by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen from the film were kept intact for the stage version. A third of the cast were Tharp company members, including Mary Ann Kellogg who had a small speaking role as Zelda Zanders.

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    Tharp with writers Betty Comden and Adolph Green. ©Twyla Tharp
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    Poster featuring photos by Richard Avedon.
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    Promotional photo. © Richard Avedon Courtesy of The Richard Avedon Foundation
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    Promotional photo. © Richard Avedon Courtesy of The Richard Avedon Foundation
Video Description

Brief excerpts featuring Correia, Slutsker and D'Arcy.

Full music program

Music: Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics: Arthur Freed
Music Arranged: Stanley Lebowsky
Musical Director: Robert Billig
Music Orchestration: Larry Wilcox
Additional Numbers: Stanley Lebowsky, Roger Edens, Al Bishop
Additional Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Edward Heyman, Gus Kahn, Gordom Jenkins
Additional Music: Michael Dansicker
Audio Consultant: T. Richard Fitzgerald
Sound System Designer: Peter J. Fitzgerald
Musical Supervisor: Stanley Lebowsky
Music Published by: CBS Songs
Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon
Associate Conductor: Michael Dansicker

Singin' In The Rain (premiere) | The Gershwin Theater
New York, NY