The Frogs

The Frogs
Theatre: Vivian Beaumont
Status: Closed
(June 22, 2004 - October 10, 2004 )
  • Preview: June 22, 2004
  • Open: July 22, 2004
  • Close: October 10, 2004
Musical - Revival - Broadway Premiere
Running Time: 2hrs 40mins

A musical based on the comedy by Aristophanes, adapted by Burt Shevelove & Nathan Lane. Shevelove's version substitutes Shakespeare and Shaw for the ancient Greeks and makes mention of O'Neill, Pirandello, Ibsen and Brecht.

For The Record:

"The Frogs" had its World Premiere in it's original "swimming pool" concept on May 20th, 1974 at the Yale University Swimming Pool, produced by The Yale Repertory Theatre and staged by Burt Shevelove, running for 8 performances featuring a cast which included Larry Blyden as Dionysos, Charles Levin as Charon, Alvin Epstein as Aeakos and singers, Christopher Durang, Peter Picardo, Meryl Streep and Sigourney Weaver among others.

Total Gross: $7,691,480
Average Weekly Gross: $480,718
Total Gross Potential: 65%
Total Attendance: 117,040
Average Weekly Attendance: 89%

Staff & Creative Team

Associate Producer:

Bob Boyett

Casting Director:

Tara Rubin Casting

Advertising Representative:

Rave! Advertising

Production Stage Manager:

Thom Widmann

Music & Lyrics:

Stephen Sondheim

Director & Choreographer:

Susan Stroman

Settings:

Giles Cadle

Lighting:

Kenneth Posner

Orchestrations:

Jonathan Tunick

Musical Director:

Paul Gemignani

Cast

Dionysos 06/22/2004 - 10/10/2004
Xanthias  06/22/2004 - 07/11/2004
William Shakespeare 06/22/2004 - 10/10/2004
George Bernard Shaw 06/22/2004 - 10/10/2004
Charon/Aeakos 06/22/2004 - 10/10/2004
Pluto 06/22/2004 - 10/10/2004
Virilla, the Amazon 06/22/2004 - 10/10/2004