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Book by John Weidman

1999 Workshop of Wise Guys

Opened October 29, 1999 at the New York Theatre Workshop, NYC
Closed November 20, 1999
Produced by Scott Rudin, Roger Berlind, Dodger Theatricals
and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Directed by Sam Mendes
Choreographed by Jonathan Butterell
Music Director: Ted Sperling
Scenery Designed by Mark Thompson
Costumes Designed by Santo Loquasto
Lighting Designed by Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer
Sound Designed by Jonathan Deans
Musical Supervisor: Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Cast

Wilson Mizner - Victor Garber
Reporter - Christopher Fitzgerald
Addison Mizner - Nathan Lane
Papa - William Parry
Mama - Candy Buckley
A Prospector - Kevin Chamberlin
Poker Players - William Parry, Ray Wills, Kevin Chamberlin, Brooks Ashmanskas
Assayer - Clarke Thorell
Ticket Seller - Ray Wills
Business Man #1 - Michael Hall
Business Man #2 - Nancy Opel
Solicitor - Brooks Ashmanskas
Chinese Warlord - Kevin Chamberlin
Plantation Owner - William Parry
Doorman - Kevin Chamberlin
Myra Yerkes - Jessica Molaskey
Paris Singer - Michael Hall
Playwright - Brooks Ashmanskas
Boxer - Ray Wills
Gangster - Clarke Thorell
Stanley Ketchel - Ray Wills
Flatbush Phil - Clarke Thorell
Paul Armstrong - Brooks Ashmanskas
Newsboy - Christoper Fitzgerald
Gladys - Jessica Boevers
Real Estate Agent - Kevin Chaberlin
Mrs. Eva Slotesbury - Nancy Opel
Mr. Sloatesbury - William Parry
Mrs. Lilly Cosden - Lauren Ward
Mr. Cosden - Ray Wills
Mrs.Trumbouer - Jessica Boevers
Mr.Trumboer - Brooks Ashmanskas
Mrs.Wannamaker - Jessica Molasky
Mrs. Dupont - Candy Buckley
Souvenir Sellers, Club Patrons and Millionaires, Boca Raton Choir, Buyers, Sellers, and other participants -
Brooks Ashmanskas, Jessica Boevers, Kevin Chamberlin, Christopher Fitzgerald, Michael Hall, Jessica Molasky, Nancy Opel, William Parry, Clark Thorell, Lauren Ward and Ray Wills

Musical Numbers [early performance]

Act One

  • "Wise Guys" - Addison and Wilson
  • "It's in Your Hands" - Papa Mizner
  • "My Two Young Men" - Mama Mizner
  • "Gold" / "Alaska" - Prospector, Addison, and Wilson
  • "The Game" - Wilson
  • "Wise Guys" (reprise) - Addison and Wilson
  • "Next to You" - Addison and Wilson
  • "On My Way" - Addison
  • "Souvenir" - Ensemble
  • "Stay Right Where You Are" - Wilson and Myra
  • "Willy - King of New York" - Playwright, Boxer, Gangster, and Myra
  • "Wise Guys" (reprise) - Addison and Wilson
  • "A House for Mama" - Addison
  • "Isn't He Something?" - Mama Mizner
  • "Wise Guys" (reprise) - Addison and Wilson

Act Two

  • "Wise Guys" (reprise) - Addison
  • "Florida Land Boom" / "Get Rich Quick" - Real Estate Agent
  • "Paris' Dream" - Paris Singer
  • "Where Have You Been All My Life" - Addison, Paris, and Ensemble
  • "Make It Through the Night" - Addison

Musical Numbers [last performance]

Act One

  • "Wise Guys" - Addison and Wilson
  • "It's in Your Hands" - Papa Mizner
  • "My Two Young Men" - Mama Mizner
  • "Gold" - Prospector
  • "You and Me Together" - Wilson
  • "The Game" - Wilson
  • "Wise Guys" (reprise) - Addison and Wilson
  • "Next to You" - Addison and Wilson
  • "On My Way" - Addison
  • "Stay Right Where You Are" - Wilson and Myra
  • "That Was a Year" - Wilson
  • "A House for Mama" - Addison
  • "Isn't He Something?" - Mama Mizner
  • "Wise Guys" (reprise) - Addison and Wilson

Act Two

  • "Talent" - Paris Singer
  • "You" - Addison and Paris
  • "Make It Through the Night" - Addison
  • "Wise Guys" (reprise) - Addison, Wilson and Paris
  • "Boca Raton" - Wilson, Addison, Ensemble
  • "It's in Your Hands Now" - Wilson, Addison, Ensemble
  • "Coming Home" - Wilson
  • "Get Out of My Life" - Addison
  • "Wise Guys" (reprise) - Addison and Wilson

2003 Goodman Theatre Production of Bounce

Previews began June 20, 2003 at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago
Opened June 30, 2003; Closed August 10, 2003
Ran for 7 preview and 47 regular performances
Produced by The Goodman Theatre
Directed by Harold Prince
Choreographed by Michael Arnold
Set Design by Eugene Lee
Costume Design by Miguel Angel Huidor
Lighting Design by Howell Binkley
Sound Design by Duncan Robert Edwards
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Music Director: David Caddick
Dance Arrangements by Robert Lindsey Nassif

Cast

Addison Mizner - Richard Kind
Wilson Mizner - Howard McGillin
Nellie - Michele Pawk
Hollis Bessemer - Gavin Creel
Mama Mizner - Jane Powell
Papa Mizner - Herndon Lackey
Ensemble - Sean Blake, Marilyn Bogetich, Tom Daugherty, Jeff Dumas, Deanna Dunagan, Nicole Grothues, Rick Hilsabeck, Jeff Parker, Harriet Nzinga Plumpp, Jenny Powers, Craig Ramsey, Jacquelyn Ritz, Fred Zimmerman

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • "Bounce" - Wilson and Addison Mizner
  • "Opportunity" - Papa, Addison, Wilson, Mama
  • "Gold!" - Prospector, Wilson, Mama, Addison, Alaskans
  • "Gold!" - Poker Players
  • "What's Your Rush?" - Nellie
  • "Next to You" - Addison, Wilson, Mama
  • Addison's Trip Around the World ("On My Way") - Addison, Salesman, Guatemalans, Servants
  • "What's Your Rush?" - Wilson, Mrs. Yerkes
  • "Alaska" - Mrs. Yerkes, Wilson
  • New York Sequence - Wilson, Nellie, Reporters, Photographer, Ketchel, Armstong, Jockey, Gamblers, Policeman, Wilson's Women
  • "The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" - Wilson, Nellie
  • "Isn't He Something?" - Mama
  • "Bounce" - Addison

Act Two

  • "The Game" - Addison, Nellie, Wilson, Promoter
  • "Talent" - Hollis
  • "You" - Addison, Hollis, Aristocrats
  • "Addison's City" - Hollis, Wilson, Addison, Nellie
  • "Boca Raton" - Boca Girl, Sportsmen, Fashion Models, Yachtsmen, Caruso, Salvador Dali, Wilson, Addison, Nellie, Hollis, Prospector, Varmints, Bobby Jones, Mae West, Princess Ghika, Chorus
  • Last Fight - Addison, Wilson
  • "Bounce" - Wilson, Addison

2003 Kennedy Center Production of Bounce

Previews began October 21, 2003 at the Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Opened October 30, 2003; Closed November 16, 2003; Ran for 32 performances
The Kennedy Center presents the Goodman Theatre production
[Robert Falls, Artistic Director; Roche Schulfer, Executive Director]
Directed by Harold Prince
Choreographed by Michael Arnold
Music Director: David Caddick
Scenery Designed by Eugene Lee
Costumes Designed by Miguel Huidor
Lighting Designed by Howell Binkley
Sound Designed by Duncan Robert Edwards
Dance and Incidental Music by Robert Lindsey Nassif
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Cast

Addison Mizner - Richard Kind
Wilson Mizner - Howard McGillin
Nellie - Michele Pawk
Hollis Bessemer - Gavin Creel
Mama Mizner - Jane Powell
Papa Mizner - Herndon Lackey
Ensemble - Sean Blake, Marilyn Bogetich, Tom Daugherty, Jeff Dumas, Deanna Dunagan, Nicole Grothues, Rick Hilsabeck, Jeff Parker, Harriet Nzinga Plumpp, Jenny Powers, Craig Ramsey, Jacquelyn Ritz, Fred Zimmerman

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • "Bounce" - Wilson, Addison
  • "Opportunity" - Papa, Mama
  • "Gold!" - Prospector, Wilson, Mama, Addison, Alaskans
  • "What's Your Rush?" - Nellie
  • "The Game" - Wilson
  • "Next to You" - Addison, Wilson, Mama
  • Addison's Trip - Addison, Salesman, Guatemalans, Servants
  • "The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened" - Wilson, Nellie
  • "I Love This Town" - Wilson, Nellie, Addison and Company
  • "Isn't He Something?" - Mama
  • "Bounce" - Addison

Act Two

  • "The Game" - Addison, Nellie, Wilson, Promoter
  • "Talent" - Hollis
  • "You" - Addison, Hollis, Aristocrats
  • "Addison's City" - Hollis, Wilson, Nellie, Addison
  • "Get Rich Quick" - Company
  • Last Fight - Addison, Wilson
  • "Bounce" - Wilson, Addison

Original Cast Recording

Recording

Bounce - A New Musical
Recording produced by Tommy Krasker and Robert Hurwitz
Sessions produced by Robert Hurwitz and Jonathan Tunick
Engineered by Tom Lazarus
Recorded November 10, 2003 at NPR Studios, Washington DC
Additional recording at The Enchanted Cottage, Los Angeles
Engineered by Thomas Griep

  • Compact Disc, 2004 [Nonesuch 79830-2] [73 mins.]

Selections:
Overture
(2:51), Bounce (4:07), Opportunity (2:23), Gold! (2:54), Gold! - Part 2 (0:31), What's Your Rush? (2:33), The Game (2:31), Next to You (3:47), Addison's Trip (6:32), The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened (4:13), I Love This Town (3:57), Isn't He Something! (3:11), Bounce (1:42), The Game (5:33), Talent (2:28), You (4:10), Addison's City (4:17), Boca Raton (6:29), Boca Raton Aftermath (0:32), Get Out of My Life (3:03), Bounce (1:36), Bonus Track: A Little House for Mama (3:34)

Bounce

2008 Public Theater Production of Road Show

Previews begin October 28, 2008 at the Newman Theater, New York City
Opened November 18, 2008; Closed December 28, 2008
Produced by The Public Theater
[Artistic Director: Oskar Eustis;
Executive Director: Mara Manus]
Directed and Set Designed by John Doyle
Costume Design: Ann Hould-Ward
Lighting Design: Jane Cox
Sound Design: Dan Moses Schreier
Wig and Hair Design: Paul Huntley
Music Director: Mary-Mitchell Campbell
Music Coordinator: Seymour Red Press
Orchestrations: Jonathan Tunick
Production Stage Manager: Jame Latus

Cast

Addison Mizner - Alexander Gemignani
Wilson Mizner - Michael Cerveris
Hollis Bessemer - Claybourne Elder
Mama Mizner - Alma Cuervo
Papa Mizner - William Parry
Ensemble - Aisha de Haas, Colleen Fitzpatrick, David Garry, Mylinda Hull,
Mel Johnson, Jr., Orville Mendoza, Anne L. Nathan, Tom Nelis, Matthew Stocke,
Katrina Yaukey, William Youmans and Kristine Zbornik

Musical Numbers

[Performed as one act without intermission]
  • "Waste" - Full Company
  • "It's In Your Hands Now" - Papa
  • "Gold!" - Full Company
  • "Brotherly Love" [2] - Addison, Wilson
  • "The Game" - Wilson
  • "Addison's Trip" - Full Company
  • "That Was A Year" - Full Company
  • "Isn't He Something!" - Mama
  • "Land Boom" - Real Estate Agent
  • "Talent" - Hollis
  • "You" - Full Company
  • "The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened" - Addison, Hollis
  • "The Game" (Reprise) - Wilson
  • "Addison's City" - Addison, Hollis, Wilson
  • "Boca Raton" - Full Company
  • "Get Out" - Addison
  • "Go" - Wilson
  • Finale - Addison, Wilson

Recording

Road Show
Recording produced by Tommy Krasker
Recorded February 23, 2009 at Avatar Studios, NYC
Recorded and mixed by Tom Lazarus
Edited by Bart Migal
Assistant Engineers: Bob Mallory, Brian Montgomery
Mastered by Bart Migal
Music Preparation: Katharine Edmonds / Emily Grishman
Orchestra Contractor: Seymour Red Press
Recording Executive Producer: Sean Patrick Flahaven
Liner notes and synopsis by Sean Patrick Flahaven
Lyrics included

  • Compact Disc, June 30, 2009 [Nonesuch / PS Classics 518940-2] [64 mins.]

Selections:
Waste
(2:35), It's In Your Hands Now (3:14), Gold! (2:39), Brotherly Love (2:35), The Game (4:39), Addison's Trip (8:12), That Was A Year (5:31), Isn't He Something! (3:15), Land Boom! (1:02), Talent (2:35), You (5:28), The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened (3:11), The Game (Reprise) (2:01), Addison's City (4:09), Boca Raton (5:33), Get Out / Go (3:51), Finale (3:24)

Recordings of Songs
  • Addison's City
    • Gavin Creel, Howard McGillin, Richard Kind, Michele Pawk
      Bounce Original Cast 2004
    • Claybourne Elder, Michael Cerveris, Alexander Gemignani and Company
      Road Show Original Cast 2009

  • Addison's Trip
    • Richard Kind and Ensemble
      Bounce Original Cast 2004
    • Alexander Gemignani and Company
      Road Show Original Cast 2009

  • Alaska [cut song]

  • The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened
    • Howard McGillin and Michele Pawk
      Bounce Original Cast 2004

  • The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened [second version with revised lyrics]
    • Claybourne Elder and Alexander Gemignani
      Road Show Original Cast 2009

  • Boca Raton
    • Howard McGillin, Richard Kind, Michele Pawk, Gavin Creel and Ensemble
      Bounce Original Cast 2004
    • Company
      Road Show Original Cast 2009

  • Bounce [rewritten with new lyrics as Waste]

  • Brotherly Love [a different song by this name was written for Wise Guys]
    • Alexander Gemignani and Michael Cerveris
      Road Show Original Cast 2009

  • Finale [includes parts of Waste and It's in Your Hands Now]
    • Michael Cerveris, Alexander Gemignani, William Parry and Company
      Road Show Original Cast 2009

  • The Game [Act One]
    • Howard McGillin and Richard Kind
      Bounce Original Cast 2004
    • Alexander Gemignani, Michael Cerveris and Company
      Road Show Original Cast 2009

  • The Game [Act Two] (in Bounce) / [Reprise] (in Road Show)
    • Howard McGillin, Richard Kind, Michele Pawk and Herndon Lackey
      Bounce Original Cast 2004
    • Michael Cerveris
      Road Show Original Cast 2009

  • Get Out of My Life (in Bounce) [slightly rewritten as Get Out / Go (in Road Show)]
    • Richard Kind and Howard McGillin
      Bounce Original Cast 2004
    • Alexander Gemignani and Michael Cerveris
      Road Show Original Cast 2009

  • Get Rich Quick [see Boca Raton]

  • Gold!
    • Howard McGillin, Richard Kind, Jane Powell and Ensemble
      Bounce Original Cast 2004
    • Alma Cuervo, Michael Cerveris, Alexander Gemignani and Company
      Road Show Original Cast 2009

  • A House for Mama [see A Little House for Mama]

  • I Love This Town
    • Howard McGillin, Michele Pawk and Ensemble
      Bounce Original Cast 2004

  • Isn't He Something!

  • It's in Your Hands Now [cut from Bounce; replaced by Opportunity; restored in Road Show, with music from Flag Song which was cut from Assassins]

  • Land Boom!
    • [Real Estate Agent]
      Road Show Original Cast 2009

  • Last Fight [see Get Out of My Life]

  • A Little House for Mama [cut song]
    • Richard Kind
      Bounce Original Cast 2004 [bonus track]

  • Make It Through the Night [cut song]

  • My Two Young Men [became part of Next to You]

  • New York Sequence [see I Love This Town]

  • Next to You
    • Howard McGillin, Richard Kind and Jane Powell
      Bounce Original Cast 2004

  • On My Way [became part of the Addison's Trip sequence]

  • Opportunity
    • Herndon Lackey, Richard Kind, Howard McGillin and Jane Powell
      Bounce Original Cast 2004

  • Overture
    • Orchestra
      Bounce Original Cast 2004

  • Souvenir [became part of the Addison's Trip sequence]

  • Stay Right Where You Are [cut song]

  • Talent
    • Gavin Creel
      Bounce Original Cast 2004
    • Claybourne Elder
      Road Show Original Cast 2009

  • That Was a Year
    • Michael Cerveris and Company
      Road Show Original Cast 2009

  • Waste [same music as Bounce]

  • What's Your Rush?
    • Michele Pawk
      Bounce Original Cast 2004

  • Where Have You Been All My Life? [see You]

  • Willy - King of New York [see That Was a Year]

  • Wise Guys [cut song]

  • You
    • Richard Kind, Gavin Creel and Ensemble
      Bounce Original Cast 2004
    • Alexander Gemignani, Claybourne Elder and Company
      Road Show Original Cast 2009

Publications
Book
  • New York: Theatre Communications Group [ISBN: 978-1-55936-341-9] (softcover), February 2010 [stated: December 2009]; 99 pp.
Score [selections]
  • Milwaukee: Hal Leonard [ISBN: 978-1-4234-8733-3], [announced for December 2009, but not seen]; 48 pp.

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