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Songs by Stephen Sondheim
Conceived and Developed by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene

1980 Original Production

Marry Me A Little [playbill]

Opened October 29, 1980 at
The Production Company [off-off Broadway]
Closed December 28, 1980
Re-opened March 12, 1981 at
the Actor's Playhouse [off-Broadway]
Closed May 31, 1981; Ran for 96 performances
Produced by Diane de Mailly
in association with William B. Young
Directed by Norman Rene
Musical Direction by E. Martin Perry
Choreography by Don Johanson
Setting by Jane Thurin
Lighting by Debra J. Kletter
Costumes by Oleksa

Cast

Craig Lucas
Suzanne Henry

Musical Numbers

Recording

Marry Me a Little

Marry Me A Little - Original Cast Recording
Produced by Thomas Z. Shepard
"Recorded Under the Supervision of the Composer"
Engineer: Paul Goodman
Recorded May 18, 1981 at RCA's Studio B, New York City
Liner notes by Stephen Sondheim and Craig Lucas

  • LP, 1982 [RCA ABL1-4159] (49 mins.)
  • Cassette, 1982 [RCA AGK1-7142]
  • LP reissue, 1996 [RCA Gold Seal AGL1-7142]

Remastered Version
Digitally remixed and remastered by Bill Rosenfield
Engineer: Paul Goodman
[Includes "Can That Boy Fox-Trot!" which was recorded but not included on the original LP release.]

  • Compact Disc, 1990 [RCA 7142-2-RG] (53:03 mins.)
  • Cassette, 1990 [RCA 7142-4-RG]

Selections:

Saturday Night (3:07), Two Fairy Tales (3:04), Can That Boy Foxtrot (3:58), Bring on the Girls (1:42), All Things Bright and Beautiful / Bang! / All Things Bright and Beautiful (Part 2) (7:56), The Girls of Summer (2:40), Uptown, Downtown (2:55), So Many People (3:01), Your Eyes Are Blue (2:56), A Moment With You (1:41), Marry Me A Little (3:07), Happily Ever After (3:49), Pour le Sport (3:28), Silly People (3:06), There Won't Be Trumpets (2:16), It Wasn't Meant to Happen (3:25), Who Could Be Blue / Little White House (2:14)

1982 London Production

Opened June 7, 1982 at the King's Head Theatre, London
Closed July 24, 1982; Ran for ?? performances
Directed by Robert Cushman
Designed by Jim Clay and Peter Higgins
Choreographer: Dennis Grimaldi
Musical Director: Kevin Amos

Cast

Martin Connor
Mandy More

Musical Numbers

Same as the original production, but added these songs:

1987 York Theater Company Production

Opened January 16, 1987 at the Church of the Heavenly Rest [off-Broadway]
Closed February 7, 1987; Ran for 20 performances
Produced by the York Theatre Company
[Janet Hayes Walker, Producing Director]
Directed by Stephen Lloyd Helper
Choreographer: Liza Gennaro-Evans
Musical Director: Sand Lawn
Scenic Design: James Morgan
Costumes: Holly Hynes
Lighting: Mary Jo Dondlinger

Cast

John Jellison
Liz Callaway

Musical Numbers

Same as the original production with the added song

1996 Bridewell Production

Opened December 12, 1996 at the Bridewell Theatre, London
Closed January 11, 1997; Ran for 26 performances
Directed by Clive Paget
Choreographed by Louise Davidson
Designed by Jane Paget
Lighting by Ben Ormerod
Piano / Musical Direction by Rowland Lee

Cast

Clive Carter
Rebecca Front

2012 Keen Company Production

Previews began September 11, 2012 at the Clurman Theatre, NYC [off-Broadway]
Opened October 2, 2012
Closed October 27, 2012; Ran for ?? performances
Produced by the Keen Company
[Jonathan Silverstein, Artistic Director;
Damon Chua, Executive Director]
Directed by Jonathan Silverstein
Choreography by Dan Knechtges
Set Design by Steven Kemp
Costume Design by Jennifer Paar
Lighting Design by Josh Bradfor
Prop Design by Ricola Willie
Musical direction and accompanist: John Bell

Cast

Lauren Molina
Jason Tam

Musical Numbers

Same as the original production, (in a slightly rearranged order), with these exceptions: it dropped "Uptown, Downtown", "Pour Le Sport", and "Two Fairy Tales", and added these numbers:

Note: Some early media reports state that "Yoo Hoo!" [cut from Sunday in the Park With George] would be used in this production, but there was no evidence that it was actually used.

Recording

Marry Me a Little [The Keen Company recording]

Marry Me A Little - New Cast Recording
Produced, Edited and Mixed by Joel Moss
Executive Producers: Kurt Deutsch and Keen Company
Recorded April 26, 2013 by Mike Judeh at Dubway Recording Studios, NYC
Mixed at Woods End Recording Studio, Saratoga Springs, NY
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, NYC
Liner notes by Craig Lucas
Lyrics included

  • Compact Disc, November 2013 [Ghostlight 791558447422] (55:30 mins.)

Selections:

If You Can Find Me, I'm Here (2:55), Saturday Night (2:43), Can That Boy Foxtrot (2:51), Bring on the Girls (1:42), All Things Bright and Beautiful / Bang! / All Things Bright and Beautiful (Part 2) (7:55), The Girls of Summer (2:50), Ah, But Underneath (2:48), Who Could Be Blue / Little White House (1:48), So Many People (3:26), Your Eyes Are Blue (3:07), A Moment With You (2:23), Marry Me A Little (3:27), Happily Ever After (3:50), Silly People (3:38), There Won't Be Trumpets (2:29), Rainbows / Night Waltz (4:07), It Wasn't Meant to Happen (3:25)

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