Boys From Syracuse, The (2002) Production Files

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Identifier: BOYSSYRACUSE2002
Inclusive Dates: 2002
Production Files documenting the 2002 production of Richard Rogers' and Lorenz Hart's The Boys From Syracuse (based on the original book by George Abbott and with a new book by Nicky Silver) at the American Airlines Theatre.  Directed by Scott Ellis, with choreography by Rob Ashford, musical direction and vocal arrangements by David Loud, set design by Thomas Lynch, costume design by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Brian Ronan, orchestrations by Don Sebesky, dance arrangements by David Kane, and music coordination by John Miller.

All actors were given equal billing, with Fred Inkkley as A Sergeant, J.C. Montgomery as The Duke, Walter Charles as Aegean, Scott Robertson as A Merchant, Jonathan Dokuchitz as Antipholus of Syracuse, Lee Wilkof as Dromio of Syracuse, Tom Hewitt as Antipholus of Ephesus, Chip Zien as Dromio of Ephesus, Mark Lotito as A Tailor, Kirk McDonald as An Apprentice, Toni DiBuono as Luce, George Hall as A Sorcerer, Lauren Mitchell as Adriana, Erin Dilly as Luciana, Jackee Harry as Madam, Jeffrey Broadhurst as Angelo, Davis Kirby as A Solider, and Sara Gettelfinger, Deidre Goodwin, Milena Govich, Teri Hansen and Elizabeth Mills as Courtesans.  Tom Galantich, Sara Gettelfinger, Deirdre Goodwin, Milena Govich, Teri Hansen, Tripp Hanson, Fred Inkley, Mark Lotito, Scott Robertson Davis Kirby and Allyson Turner acted as understudies.

The production does not appear to have been nominated for any awards. 
George Abbott's musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's play The Comedy of Errors (which was itself loosely based on a Roman play, The Menaechmi, or the Twin Brothers, by Plautus), The Boys From Syracuse premiered on Broadway in 1938. Richard Rogers' score includes swing and other early 20th century rhythms, with lyrics by Lorenz Hart for well-known songs such as 'Falling in Love With Love', 'This Can't be Love' and 'Sing for Your Supper'.  This was the first known musical to be based on a Shakespeare play; a film adaptation was released in 1940.
Production Files span 2 Hollinger boxes encompassing 21 folders, two Stagebills, and the cast/family photo.

Digital holdings on the Archive 1 server include the following folders:
Costume sketches (scanned by the Archive--color photocopies in Costume File)
Education (Upstage study guide)
Media (Mp4 and mp5 files of performances, mp3 files of select songs and radio spots)
Playbill (34 jpeg scans)
Press (Archive-scanned selects)
Show Art (Window card art, website art, alternate versions of show art)

There is a related collection of marketing materials on the Marketing shelves.  Contracts, royalty information and other confidential documents have been moved to the Contracts cabinet and access is restricted.

Color slides of production photographs and the cast/family photo can be found in the Photographs cabinet.  Orchestrations can be found on the Orchestrations shelves.
Access Restrictions: Open and available to approved researchers by appointment only. See folder details for specific restrictions.
Preferred Citation: The Boys From Syracuse 2002, Roundabout Theatre Company Archive
Related Staged Production

Boys from Syracuse, The

This box contains the following folders:
Casting Sessions
Artistic Management
Author Agreement
Opening Night
Tony Awards
House Seats 
Ticket Services
This box contains the following folders:
Set Design
Costumes (2 sub folders)
Rehearsal Reports
Performance Reports
House Reports
Company Manager Reports