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Phoenix Theatre, (11/23/1954 - 1/02/1955)
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Opening Date: Nov 23, 1954    
Closing Date: Jan 02, 1955 Total Performances: 48

Category: Musical, Original, Off-Broadway
Description: A Ballad in three acts
Setting: North River Tunnel Works and the surrounding neighborhood in downtown New York in the late 1880's

Production Staff
Produced by The Phoenix Theatre (T. Edward Hambleton: Co-Founder and Managing Director; Norris Houghton: Co-Founder); Produced by special arrangement with Rachel Productions
Written by Earl Robinson and Waldo Salt; Based on "St. Columba and the River" by Theodore Dreiser; Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay; Musical Director: Ben Steinberg
Directed by Howard Da Silva; Choreographed by Sophie Maslow
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Toni Ward; Lighting Design by Howard Bay; Assistant Lighting Design: Ralph Holmes
General Manager: Carl Fisher; Company Manager: Nat Parnes
Production Manager: Robert Woods; Production Stage Manager: Bernard Gersten; Stage Manager: Richard Blofson
Press Representative: Ned Armstrong
Betty AgeloffGirl with a Ball
Mordecai BaumanHenderson
Leon BibbSam on the Stick
David BrooksTim Cavanaugh
John CarterAir Lock Foreman
Jack CassidyJohnny O'Sullivan
Douglas CollinsBill Clayton
Robert DeCormierPoliceman
Gordon DilworthSharkey
Eliot FeldSmall Fry
Elliot FreemanSandhog
Mareda GaitherGinny Cayton
Alice GhostleySheela Cavanaugh
David HooksNight Shift Foreman
Mary KaneMary Novak
Michael KermoyanJoe Novak
Muriel ManingsRed
Peter MaravellSandhog
Betty OakesKatie O'Sullivan
Stephanie ScourbySandhog Wife
Doree SimmonsSandhog Wife
Rodester TimmonsAndy Cayton
Paul UkenaFred Burger
Mitzi WilsonSandhog Wife
David WintersSandy
YurikoRing Leader

ACT 1 Sung By
Come DownChorus
Some Said They Were CrazyChorus
Stand BackPoliceman
Hey JoeKids
Johnny's Cursing SongJohnny O'Sullivan
Come and Be MarriedGirl with a Ball
Johnny OJohnny O'Sullivan and Katie O'Sullivan
Good Old DaysSharkey and Kids
Song of the BendsTim Cavanaugh, Fred Burger, Joe Novak and Andy Cayton
By the GlensideSheela Cavanaugh
High AirChorus
Work SongTim Cavanaugh, Fred Burger and Sam on the Stick
28 MenChorus
ACT 2 Sung By
Sandhog SongHenderson, Chorus and Kids
Sweat SongTim Cavanaugh
Fugue on a Hot Afternoon in a Small FlatTim Cavanaugh, Johnny O'Sullivan, Sheela Cavanaugh and Katie O'Sullivan
T-w-i-n-sTim Cavanaugh, Fred Burger, Andy Cayton and Joe Novak
Katie O'SullivanTim Cavanaugh, Fred Burger, Andy Cayton, Joe Novak, Sharkey and Kids
Johnny O (Reprise) Johnny O'Sullivan and Katie O'Sullivan
28 Men (Reprise) Chorus
High Air (Reprise) Chorus
Some Said They Were Crazy (Reprise) Chorus
Sing SorrowChorus
You Want to MournSheela Cavanaugh and Sandhogs' Wives
ACT 3 Sung By
Ma, Ma, Where's My Dad?Kids
Greathead ShieldBill Clayton and Kids
Waiting for the MenSheela Cavanaugh, Mary Novak and Ginny Cayton
28 Men (Reprise) Chorus
Greathead Shield (Reprise) Sam on the Stick
Ring IronChorus
Johnny's Cursing Song (Reprise) Johnny O'Sullivan
Stand BackChorus and Policeman
Johnny O (Reprise) Johnny O'Sullivan and Katie O'Sullivan
Oh, Oh, Oh, O'SullivanFred Burger, Andy Cayton, Joe Novak and Bill Clayton
Sandhog SongChorus