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Encyclopedia > Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (musical)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Original Broadway Production

Original Broadway Production Poster
Music David Yazbek
Lyrics David Yazbek
Book Jeffrey Lane
Theatre Imperial Theatre
Opened March 3, 2005
Closed September 3, 2006
Producer(s) Marty Bell, David Brown, Aldo Scrofani, Roy Furman, Dede Harris, Amanda Lipitz, Greg Smith, Ruth Hendel, Chase Mishkin, Barry Tatelman, Susan Tatelman, Debra Black, Sharon Karmazin, Joyce Schweickert, Bernie Abrams, Michael Speyer, Barbara Whitman, Weissberger Theater Group, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Jean Cheever, Clear Channel Entertainment and Harvey Weinstein
Director Jack O'Brien
Choreographer Jerry Mitchell
Scenic designer David Rockwell
Costume designer Gregg Barnes
Lighting designer Kenneth Posner
Originally starring John Lithgow
Norbert Leo Butz
Sherie Rene Scott
Gregory Jbara
Joanna Gleason

Official website

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and a book by Jeffrey Lane; it is based on the film of the same name. John Lithgow, Norbert Leo Butz, and Sherie Rene Scott played the lead roles at opening, with Joanna Gleason and Gregory Jbara also receiving above-the-title billing. The show premiered in San Diego, California on September 22, 2004, before moving to Broadway in January 2005 and officially opening in March. The show closed on Broadway on September 3, 2006 with a total of 666 performances. Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... Image File history File links Dirty-Rotten-Scoundrels. ... David Yazbek wrote the lyrics to the musical adaptation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. ... David Yazbek wrote the lyrics to the musical adaptation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. ... // Work with Broadway Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Musical, he wrote the book. ... The Imperial Theater can also refer to the Imperial Garden Theater in Tokyo, Japan The Imperial Theater was the Schubert brothers fiftieth theater in New York City. ... David Brown may refer to any of the following people: David M. Brown (1956–2003), American astronaut David Brown (cricketer) (born 1942), English cricketer David Brown (footballer), striker who plays for Accrington Stanley F.C. David Brown (Australian rules footballer), (born 1969), Australian footballer for Adelaide and Port Adelaide Football... Greg Smith may refer to: Gregory Smith (born 1983), actor Gregory R. Smith (born 1989), child prodigy and rights advocate Greg Lloyd Smith (born 1962), internet entrepreneur Greg Smith (politician), UK, worked for Young Britons Foundation and is on the executive committee of Conservative Way Forward Greg Smith (baseball player... Clear Channel Communications is a media company based in the United States of America. ... Harvey Weinstein at Cannes, 2002 Harvey Weinstein CBE (Hon) (born March 19, 1952) is an American film producer and movie studio chairman. ... This article is about the theatre director and producer. ... Jerry Mitchell is a three-time Tony nominated choreographer. ... David Rockwell is an American architect and the CEO and founder of Rockwell Group. ... Kenneth Posner is a professional theatrical lighting designer working, most notably, on Broadway. ... John Arthur Lithgow (IPA: [ʤɔn lɪˌθ.ĝo]) (born October 19, 1945) is an American actor perhaps best-known for his starring role as Dick Solomon in the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. ... Norbert Leo Butz is an American stage actor. ... Sherie René Scott is a well-acclaimed American actress and singer. ... Gregory Jbara (b. ... Joanna Gleason (born Joanne Halprin on June 2, 1950 in Winnipeg, Manitoba), is a Canadian-born actress, who has been a successful character actor in film, television and on stage. ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in history. ... David Yazbek wrote the lyrics to the musical adaptation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. ... // Work with Broadway Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Musical, he wrote the book. ... Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a 1988 comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine as the con artists of the title. ... John Arthur Lithgow (IPA: [ʤɔn lɪˌθ.ĝo]) (born October 19, 1945) is an American actor perhaps best-known for his starring role as Dick Solomon in the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. ... Norbert Leo Butz is an American stage actor. ... Sherie René Scott is a well-acclaimed American actress and singer. ... Joanna Gleason (born Joanne Halprin on June 2, 1950 in Winnipeg, Manitoba), is a Canadian-born actress, who has been a successful character actor in film, television and on stage. ... Gregory Jbara (b. ... Nickname: Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: Country United States State California County San Diego Founded July 16, 1769 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Mayor Jerry Sanders  - City Attorney Michael Aguirre  - City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein Donna Frye Jim Madaffer... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


A North American national tour launched on August 4 with Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz reprising his role as Freddy, alongside Tom Hewitt as Lawrence. Future productions are planned for Japan (in October 2006), Mexico City, Spain, and possibly London.[1] World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Tom Hewitt is an actor and Broadway stage performer. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded (as Tenochtitlan) c. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...

Contents

Awards and nominations

Tony Award nominations

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Drama Desk Award nominations

  • Outstanding New Musical
  • Outstanding Book of a Musical
  • Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Norbert Leo Butz) WINNER
  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Sherie RenĂ© Scott)
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Gregory Jbara)
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason)
  • Outstanding Choreography (Jerry Mitchell)
  • Outstanding Orchestrations (Harold Wheeler)
  • Outstanding Music (David Yazbek)
  • Outstanding Lyrics (David Yazbek)
  • Chuck Saculla - Swings

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Replacement history

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Songs

Act I

  • Overture
  • Give Them What They Want (Broadway)/The Only Game in Town (National Tour)
  • What Was a Woman To Do
  • Great Big Stuff
  • Chimp in a Suit
  • Oklahoma?
  • All About Ruprecht
  • What Was a Woman To Do (Reprise) (Not on the OBCR)
  • Here I Am
  • Nothing Is Too Wonderful To Be True
  • The Miracle (Act I Finale)

Act II

  • Entr'Acte (Not on OBCR)
  • Ruffhousin' Mit Shuffhausen
  • Like Zis/Like Zat
  • The More We Dance
  • Love is My Legs
  • Love Sneaks In
  • Son of Great Big Stuff
  • The Reckoning
  • Dirty Rotten Number
  • Finale

Notes

  • For the first national tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the number "Give Them What They Want" was replaced with (according to Yazbek) a more suitable opening number, "The Only Game in Town". Yazbek has also noted that the new number will most likely be the one available when the rights for the show are released to regional and amateur theatres.
  • The line in "Give Them What They Want" which mentions David Niven is a reference to Niven's starring role as Laurence Jameson in the original film "Bedtime Story".

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