Early in previews, the production was played without an intermission, but at some point before opening night an intermission was added after "The Bells of St. Sebastian."
Frank Langella was signed to replace Sergio Franchi as Guido Contini. Franchi was to soon go out on tour with the show. Langella was to take over the role on February 6, 1984, but on the morning of the day he was to start rehearsals — Monday, January 16, 1984 — he received a call telling him that the show might close instead. Two days later, he received a call confirming that the show would instead close on February 4. (Source: "Broadway" column by Carol Lawson, New York Times, January 20, 1984.)