Project Description

New York, New York: A New Musical

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A musical for a singular city, NEW YORK, NEW YORK features an exhilarating new score by the incomparable John Kander & Fred Ebb, an original story by David Thompson with Sharon Washington, additional lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and visionary direction and choreography by Susan Stroman.  It is 1946, the war is over, and a resurgent New York is beginning to rebuild. As steel beams swing overhead, a collection of artists has dreams as big and diverse as the city itself. Among them is New York native Jimmy Doyle, a brilliant but disillusioned musician looking for his “major chord” in life: music, money, love. The odds are against him getting all three until he meets Francine Evans, a young singer just off the bus from Philly, who is destined for greatness. If they can make it there, they can make it anywhere.

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Theater: St. James Theatre / Jujamcyn Theaters

Producers: Sonia Friedman Productions, Tom Kirdahy, Wendy Federman & Heni Koenigsberg, Crossroads Live, Playing Field, Stephanie P. McClelland, Ambassador Theatre Group, Waiting in the Wings Productions, among others (click here to see full list)

Executive Director for Sonia Friedman Productions: Diane Benjamin

Executive Producer: Chartoff-Winkler Productions

Company Manager: Marc Borsak

Music: John Kander

Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Written by: David Thompson

Co-written by: Sharon Washington

Additional Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Music Orchestration: Sam Davis and Daryl Waters

Music Arrangements: Sam Davis

Vocal Arrangements: David Loud

Musical Director: Alvin Hough, Jr.

Spanish Translations and Additional Text: Michael Léon

Director: Susan Stroman

Choreography: Susan Stroman

Associate Director: Jenny Laroche

Associate Choreographer: Phil Colgan

Assistant Choreographer: Jenny Laroche

Assistant Director/Choreographer: Tara Young

Scenic Design: Beowulf Boritt

Costume Design: Donna Zakowska

Lighting Design: Ken Billington

Sound Design: Kai Harada

Projection Design: Christopher Ash and Beowulf Boritt

Hair and Wig Design: Sabana Majeed

Make-Up Design: Michael Clifton

Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Associates

Production Stage Manager: Johnny Milani

Stage Manager: Libby Unsworth

Assistant Stage Manager: Jereme Kyle Lewis and Veronica Lee

Musical Supervisor: Sam Davis

Musical Coordinator: Kristy Norter

Conductor: Alvin Hough, Jr.

Associate Conductor: Caleb Hoyer

Trumpets: Rebecca Steinberg and John Walsh

Trombone: Nate Mayland

Bass Trombone: Jeff Nelson

French Horn: Nancy Billmann

Reeds: Jay Brandford, Steven Lyon, Christine McDonnell and Tom Murray

Keyboard: Caleb Hoyer and Roberto Sinha

Acoustic and Electric Bass: Corey Schutzer

Drums/Percussion: Bruce Doctor and Victor Pablo

Concertmaster: Emily Bruskin Yarbrough

Viola: Jocelin Pan and Annaliesa Place Garcia

Cello: Melissa Westgate

Guitar: Eric Davis

Casting: Jim Carnahan, CSA and Jason Thinger, CSA

Dance Captain: Richard Gatta and Akina Kitazawa

Fight Captain: Richard Gatta

Dialect Coach: Kate Wilson



Colton Ryan (Jimmy Doyle)

Anna Uzele (Francine Evans)

Clyde Alves (Tommy Caggiano)

John Clay III (Jesse Webb)

Janet Dacal (Sofia Diaz)

Ben Davis (Gordon Kendrick)

Oliver Prose (Alex Mann)

Angel Sigala (Mateo Diaz)

Emily Skinner (Madame Veltri)

Ensemble: Wendi Bergamini, Allison Blackwell, Giovanni Bonaventura, Jim Borstelmann, Kristine Covillo, Gabriella Enriquez, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Richard Gatta, Stephen Hanna, Naomi Kakuk, Kevin Ligon, Leo Moctezuma, Dayna Marie Quincy, Julian Ramos, Drew Redington,  Benjamin Rivera, Jeff Williams, Darius Wright

Swings: Lauren Carr, Bryan J. Cortés, Haley Fish, Akina Kitazawa, Ian Liberto, Aaron Nicholas Patterson and Davis Wayne

Standby: Mike Cefalo (Jimmy Doyle, Alex Mann, Tommy Caggiano), Alex Prakken (Jimmy Doyle, Alex Mann, Tommy Caggiano) and Vanessa Sears (Francine Evans)

Understudies: Wendi Bergamini (Madame Veltri), Lauren Carr (Francine Evans), Bryan J. Cortés (Mateo Diaz), Kristine Covillo (Sofia Diaz), Gabriella Enriquez (Madame Veltri, Sofia Diaz), Ashley Blair Fitzgerald (Madame Veltri), Richard Gatta (Tommy Caggiano, Gordon Kendrick), Ian Liberto (Gordon Kendrick), Aaron Nicholas Patterson (Jesse Webb), Julian Ramos (Jesse Webb, Mateo Diaz), Drew Redington (Jimmy Doyle, Tommy Caggiano, Alex Mann), Davis Wayne (Alex Mann), Jeff Williams (Gordon Kendrick) and Darius Wright (Jesse Webb)

2023 Tony Awards – 9 Nominations, 1 Win
Best Musical (Nom.)
Best Book of a Musical – David Thompson and Sharon Washington (Nom.)
Best Performance by An Actor in A Leading Role In A Musical – Colton Ryan (Nom.)
Best Choreography – Susan Stroman (Nom.)
Best Orchestrations – Sam Davis and Daryl Waters (Nom.)
Best Scenic Design of a Musical – Beowulf Boritt
Best Costume Design of a Musical – Donna Zakowska (Nom.)
Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Ken Billington (Nom.)
Best Sound Design of a Musical – Kai Harada (Nom.)

2023 Drama Desk Award – 6 Nominations, 1 Win
Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical – Anna Uzele (Nom.)
Outstanding Choreography – Susan Stroman (Nom.)
Outstanding Orchestrations – Sam Davis and Daryl Waters (Nom.)
Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical – Donna Zakowska (Nom.)
Outstanding Lighting Design of a Musical – Ken Billington (Nom.)
Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical – Beowulf Boritt

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Official Broadway Cast Recording

All photos courtesy of Paul Kolnik