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Alvin Theatre , (1/07/1975 - 3/27/1977)
Mark Hellinger Theatre , (3/30/1977 - 8/07/1977)
First Preview:Dec 23, 1974 Total Previews:9
Opening Date:Jan 07, 1975   
Closing Date:Aug 07, 1977 Total Performances:1050

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. The Civil War.

Production Staff [See More]
Alvin Theatre under the management of Konrad Matthaei
Produced by Philip Rose, Gloria Sher and Louis K. Sher
Orginally presented by The Goodspeed Opera House (Michael P. Price, Executive Producer)
Music by Gary Geld; Lyrics by Peter Udell; Book by James Lee Barrett, Peter Udell and Philip Rose; Based on an original screenplay by James Lee Barrett; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Musical Director: Lynn Crigler; Dance arrangements by Russell Warner
Directed by Philip Rose; Choreographed by Robert Tucker
Scenic Design by C. Murawski; Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton; Costume Design by Pearl Somner and Winn Morton; Hair Design by Werner Sherer
General Manager: Helen Richards
Production Stage Manager: Steve Zweigbaum; Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi
Conducted by Lynn Crigler; Associate Conductor: Richard Hayman
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Casting: Lynda Watson; Advertising: Matthew Serino and Blaine-Thompson
John Cullum Charlie Anderson
Ted Agress Jacob
Chip Ford Gabriel
Gordan Halliday Sam
Joel Higgins James
Penelope Milford Jenny
Joseph Shapiro Robert
The Boy
Donna Theodore Anne
Tedd Carrere Ensemble
Stephen Dubov Ensemble
Gary Harger Corporal
Brian James Ensemble
Robert Johanson Ensemble
Sherry Lambert Ensemble
Craig Lucas Confederate Sniper
Gene Masoner Marauder
Paul Myrvold Ensemble
Dan Ormond Ensemble
Edward Penn Sergeant Johnson
Ed Preble Engineer
Casper Roos Carol
Robert Rosen Henry
David Russell John
J. Kevin Scannell Ensemble
Jack Starkey Ensemble
E. Allen Stevens Ensemble
Jordan Suffin Nathan
Marshall Thomas Lieutenant
Charles Welch Reverend Byrd
Swing: Matt Gavin
Understudies: Betsy Beard (Jenny), Tedd Carrere (Lieutenant), Brent Carter (Gabriel), Kay Coleman (Anne), Matt Gavin (John, Nathan), Robert Johanson (Corporal, Henry, John), Craig Lucas (Henry, Nathan), Gene Masoner (Jacob), Paul Myrvold (James), Edward Penn (Charlie Anderson), Ed Preble (Reverend Byrd, Tinkham), Jeffrey Rea (Robert), Casper Roos (Sergeant Johnson), Robert Rosen (Sam), J. Kevin Scannell (Carol), E. Allen Stevens (Engineer, Marauder) and Marshall Thomas (James)
Theatre World
nominee 1975 Award [recipient]
Joel Higgins
nominee 1975 Award [recipient]
Donna Theodore
Tony Award®
 1975 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Philip Rose, Gloria Sher and Louis K. Sher
winner 1975 Best Book of a Musical [winner]
Book by James Lee Barrett, Peter Udell and Philip Rose
 1975 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Gary Geld; Lyrics by Peter Udell
winner 1975 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
John Cullum
 1975 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Donna Theodore
 1975 Best Choreography [nominee]
Robert Tucker
Drama Desk Award
winner 1975 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner]
John Cullum
winner 1975 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Donna Theodore
 1975 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Penelope Milford
music by Gary Geld; lyrics by Peter Udell
ACT 1Sung By
Raise the Flag of Dixie Confederate and Union Soldiers
I've Heard It All Before Charlie Anderson
Why Am I Me? Boy
Pass the Cross to Me The Congregation
Why Am I Me? Gabriel
Next to Lovin (I Like Fightin') Jacob, James, Nathan, John and Henry
Over the HIll Jenny
The Pickers Are Coming Charlie Anderson
Next to Lovin (I Like Fightin') (Reprise)Jacob, James, Nathan, John and Jenny
Meditation Charlie Anderson
We Make a Beautiful Pair Anne and Jenny
Violets and Silverbells Jenny, Sam and The Family
It's a Boy Charlie Anderson
ACT 2Sung By
Freedom Anne and Gabriel
Violets and Silverbells (Reprise)James and Anne
Papa's Gonna Make It Alright Charlie Anderson
The Only Home I Know Corporal and Soldiers
Papa's Gonna Make It Alright (Reprise)Jenny
Meditation (Reprise)Charlie Anderson
Pass the Cross to Me (Reprise)The Congregation