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Barnum   

 
St. James Theatre, (4/30/1980 - 5/16/1982)
First Preview: Apr 05, 1980 Total Previews: 26
Opening Date: Apr 30, 1980    
Closing Date: May 16, 1982 Total Performances: 854

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: 1835 through 1880. All over America and the major capitals of the world.



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President)
Produced by Judy Gordon, Cy Coleman, Maurice Rosenfield and Lois F. Rosenfield; Produced in association with Irvin Feld and Kenneth Feld; Associate Producer: Steven A. Greenberg and Michael Scharf
Book by Mark Bramble; Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Michael Stewart; Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay; Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman and Jeremy Stone; Musical Director: Peter Howard
Directed by Joe Layton; Musical Staging by Joe Layton
Scenic Design by David Mitchell; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Craig Miller; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Ted Azar
General Manager: James Walsh; Company Manager: Susan Bell
Production Supervisor: Mary Porter Hall; Stage Manager: Marc Schlackman; Assistant Stage Mgr: Michael Mann; Technical Supervisor: Peter Feller, Sr.
Music Contractor: John Miller
Circus Training by The New York School for Circus Arts; Casting: Howard Feuer and Jeremy Ritzer; Assistant to the Director: John Mineo; Press Representative: David Powers and Barbara Carroll; Dance Captain: Michael Mann; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne and Scott Mauro; Assistant Propertyperson: Laura Koch
Cast
Jim DalePhineas Taylor Barnum
Glenn CloseChairy Barnum
(Apr 05, 1980 - Mar 02, 1981)
Catherine Carr
Broadway debut
Lady Plate Balancer
Pre-Show Entertainer
Leonard John CrofootTom Thumb
Karen GustafsonPianist
Steven Michael Harris
Broadway debut
One Man Band
Edward T. JacobsChief Bricklayer
Dirk LumbardSherwood Stratton
Terrence V. Mann
Broadway debut
Chester Lyman
Humbert Morrissey
Robbi Morgan
Broadway debut
Lady Aerialist
Barbara NadelLady Juggler
Peter PhillipsPianist
Bruce RobertsonWilton
Pre-Show Entertainer
Sophie SchwabMrs. Sherwood Stratton
Baton Twirler
Bradley Steven-FieldsPre-Show Entertainer
Marianne TatumJenny Lind
Andy TeirsteinWhite-Faced Clown
Pre-Show Entertainer
Karen TrottSusan B. Anthony
Kelly WaltersAmos Scudder
Edgar Templeton
Terri WhiteJoice Heth
(Apr 05, 1980 - Apr 13, 1981)
William C. WitterRingmaster
Julius Goldschmidt
James A. Bailey
Standby: SuEllen Estey (Chairy Barnum, Jenny Lind) and Harvey Evans (Phineas Taylor Barnum)
Understudies: Leonard John Crofoot (Amos Scudder, Edgar Templeton), Edward T. Jacobs (Tom Thumb), Dirk Lumbard (Chester Lyman, Humbert Morrissey, James A. Bailey, Julius Goldschmidt, Ringmaster), Terrence V. Mann (Sherwood Stratton), Barbara Nadel (Mrs. Sherwood Stratton, Susan B. Anthony), Bruce Robertson (Chester Lyman, Humbert Morrissey), Bradley Steven-Fields (Ensemble), Mary Testa (Joice Heth) and Kelly Walters (Wilton)
Tony Award®
 1980 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Judy Gordon , Cy Coleman , Lois F. Rosenfield and Maurice Rosenfield
 1980 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Mark Bramble
 1980 Best Original Score [nominee] 
 Music by Cy Coleman ;  Lyrics by Michael Stewart
winner 1980 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Jim Dale
 1980 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Glenn Close
winner 1980 Best Scenic Design [winner] 
  David Mitchell
winner 1980 Best Costume Design [winner] 
  Theoni V. Aldredge
 1980 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Craig Miller
 1980 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Joe Layton
 1980 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Joe Layton
Theatre World
winner 1980 Award [recipient] 
  Marianne Tatum
Drama Desk Award
 1980 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Judy Gordon , Cy Coleman , Maurice Rosenfield and Lois F. Rosenfield
winner 1980 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Jim Dale
 1980 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 
  Joe Layton
 1980 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 
 Directed by Joe Layton
 1980 Outstanding Music [nominee] 
 Music by Cy Coleman
 1980 Outstanding Set Design [nominee] 
 Scenic Design by David Mitchell
music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Michael Stewart
ACT 1 Sung By
There's a Sucker Born Ev'ry MinutePhineas Taylor Barnum
Thank God I'm OldJoice Heth and Tambourine Players
The Colors of My LifePhineas Taylor Barnum and Chairy Barnum
One Brick at a TimeChairy Barnum, Phineas Taylor Barnum and Bricklayers
Museum SongPhineas Taylor Barnum
I Like Your StylePhineas Taylor Barnum and Chairy Barnum
Bigger Isn't BetterTom Thumb
Love Makes Such Fools of Us AllJenny Lind
Out TherePhineas Taylor Barnum
ACT 2 Sung By
Come Follow the BandPotomac Marching Band and Washingtonians
Black and WhiteChairy Barnum, Choir, Blues Singer, Phineas Taylor Barnum and Citizens of Bridgeprot
The Colors of My Life (Reprise) Phineas Taylor Barnum and Chairy Barnum
The Prince of HumbugPhineas Taylor Barnum
Join the CircusJames A. Bailey, Circus Performers and Phineas Taylor Barnum