The Story
A Catered Affair
Music & Lyrics
JOHN BUCCHINO

Book
HARVEY FIERSTEIN
This musical is based on both the 1956 film written by Gore Vidal and the original 1955 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky, set in 1953 in the Bronx. A family decision - whether to spend their life's savings on a family business or a wedding for their only daughter - stretch relationships to the breaking point, is love forever lost?

PHOTOS
Original Broadway Production
Artworks/ Posters

VIDEOS
Faith Prince of the original Broadway production performs 'Vision' at the 2008 Tony Awards.

MUSIC
Coney Island
Harvey Fierstein
Original Broadway Cast Recording

THE STORY

SYNOPSIS

In the Bronx in 1953, young lovers Jane Hurley and Ralph Halloran decide to get married. Jane and Ralph, along with her father Tom and his business partner Sam, happily exclaim the virtues of partnership. Timing is inauspicious, since the bride's brother has just been killed in the Korean War. The couple does not want a large, expensive wedding, and the bride's family needs the money to buy a full share of a taxi-cab business. As Jane's mother Aggie announces that the upcoming wedding will be held quickly and quietly in City Hall, the neighbourhhood women react.

Dinner with the groom's wealthier family leads Aggie to decide to give the couple a huge formal affair, committing her and Tom's life's savings and bereavement cheque to an elaborate wedding with an extensive guest list and a lavish catered reception. Aggie feels guilty about having neglected Jane and sees an opportunity to plan the white wedding that she herself never had. The bride's gay Uncle Winston, initially hurt and furious at having been left off the original guest list, becomes a support for Aggie.

Jane is initially beguiled by the attention, and happily picks out a wedding dress. But soon relationships are strained to the breaking point under the pressure of costly bridesmaids' dresses, cake layers and each detail. Aggie confesses to Jane that she and Tom were married because she was pregnant. Finally Jane and Ralph decide to call off the elaborate wedding and party and marry quietly as they had planned.

The quiet and unemotional Tom finally expresses his love and caring for Aggie, and Tom and Aggie come closer together. As they get ready for the small wedding ceremony, Aggie secretly makes arrangements for Tom to buy his share of the taxi, which arrives in time for him to drive her to their daughter's wedding. Uncle Winston has the last word, "You paid your money, took the ride, but missed the view."

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CAST & CREATIVES
Creative
Producer JUJAMCYN THEATRES, JORDAN ROTH, HARVEY ENTERTAINMENT, RON FIERSTEIN, RICHIE JACKSON, DARYL ROTH, JOHN O'BOYLE, RICKY STEVENS, DAVIS-TOLENTINO, BARBRA RUSSELL, RON SHARPE
Direction JOHN DOYLE
Orchestrations JONATHAN TUNICK
Scenic Design DAVID GALLO
Costume Design ANN HOULD-WARD
Lighting Design BRIAN MacDEVITT
Sound Design DAN MOSES SCHREIER
Cast
Uncle Winston HARVEY FIERSTEIN
Aggie Hurley FAITH PRINCE
Jane Hurley LESLIE KRITZER
Tom Hurley TOM WOPAT
Ralph Halloran MATT CAVENAUGH
Mr. Halloran/Sam PHILIP HOFFMAN
Alice / Army Sergeant KATIE KLAUS
Delores / Caterer HEATHER MacRAE
Mrs. Halloran / Pasha LORI WILNER
Myra / Dress Saleswoman KRISTINE ZBORNIK
MUSICAL NUMBERS
THE SONGS

Partners Tom Hurley, Sam, Ralph Halloran and Jane Hurley
Ralph and Me Jane Hurley
Married Aggie
Women Chatter Myra, Pasha and Dolores
No Fuss Aggie
Your Children's Happiness Mr. Halloran and Mrs. Halloran
Immediate Family Uncle Winston
Our Only Daughter Aggie
Women Chatter 2 Dolores, Pasha and Uncle Winston
One White Dress Jane Hurley and Aggie
Vision Aggie
Don't Ever Stop Saying "I Love You" Jane Hurley and Ralph Halloran
I Stayed Tom Hurley
Married (Reprise) Aggie
Coney Island Uncle Winston
Don't Ever Stop Saying "I Love You" (Reprise) Ralph Halloran, Jane Hurley and Tom Hurley
Coney Island (Reprise) Uncle Winston and Company

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SIGHTS & SOUNDS

Original Broadway Production
Artworks/ Posters

Faith Prince of the original Broadway production performs 'Vision' at the 2008 Tony Awards.

Coney Island Harvey Fierstein Original Broadway Cast Recording

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