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Saturday, April 13, 2013
10 Years Ago Today: A Year with Frog and Toad
Here's the next in a series of blogs featuring the musicals that opened 30, 20 and 10 years ago. Others in the series can be found under the "Back in Time" tab at the top of the page. (Scroll to the bottom of that page.)
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The Playbill and Window Card
The Original Cast Recording
Show Merch at Toys 'r' Us in Times Square
Broadway Production Photos
(by Rob Levine)
Show:A Year with Frog and Toad
Opening Night:April 13, 2003
Performances: 15 previews, 73 performances
Tonys: 3 nominations, including Best Book of a Musical Willie Reale, Best Score of a Musical Robert RealeMusic and Willie RealeLyrics; no wins.
Who's Who 10 Years Later: Late costume designer Martin Pakledinazsubsequently designed some 15 Broadway plays and musicals, including Nice Work If You Can Get It and Chapin; ChoreographerDaniel Pelzigis the only other major creative with a later credit (33 Variations); Star Jay Goedehas not returned to Broadway since, while Mark Linn-Bakerhas been seen in Losing Louie and Relatively Speaking, and he co-produced A Steady Rain. Among the co-stars, Frank Vlastnichas not been on Broadway since, but Danielle Ferlandhas been seen in All My Sons, and Jennifer Gambatesehas the following credits: All Shook Up, Tarzan and Is He Dead? Currently, she is touring as Glinda in Wicked.