The original cast featured Kerry Butler (solidifying herself as a true stage presence after Hairspray), Cheyenne Jackson (smarting after leading the company of the flop All Shook Up, and being the hero by replacing the seriously injured James Carpinello), the great Tony Roberts (who looked to be having the time of his life), and the bewitching and brilliantly funny Mary Testa and Jackie Hoffman, who are both now "household names" among the Broadway set.
|James Carpinello (left) and Company|
|Olivia newton-John came to Opening Night!|
|The Muses: (on floor): Anika Larsen and Kenita R. Miller|
(standing) Mary Testa, Curtis Holbrook, Kerry Butler,
Andre Ward and Jackie Hoffman
|"Evil Women" Testa and Hoffman (center)|
and the ensemble
With four 2008 Tony nominations, including Best Musical, you have to believe it was MAGIC!