Nine 1982 (Broadway musical)
The original Broadway production opened in 1982 and ran for 729 performances, starring Raul Julia. The musical won five Tony Awards, including best musical, and has enjoyed a number of revivals.
Nine is a musical with a book by Arthur Kopit, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. The story is based on Federico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical film 8½. It focuses on film director Guido Contini.
The cast included Raul Julia as Guido, Karen Akers as Luisa, Liliane Montevecchi as Liliane, Anita Morris as Carla, Shelly Burch as Claudia, Camille Saviola as Mama Maddelena, Kathi Moss as Saraghina, Cameron Johann as Young Guido, and Taina Elg as Guido’s mother. Raul Julia played Guido for one year from May 9, 1982 to May 8, 1983. Bert Convy was a replacement for Raul Julia’s vacation (one month beginning January 10, 1983). Sergio Franchi starred as Guido from May 9, 1983 to close February 4, 1984 (330 performances).