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The Civil War   

 
St. James Theatre, (4/22/1999 - 6/13/1999)
First Preview: Mar 23, 1999 Total Previews: 35
Opening Date: Apr 22, 1999    
Closing Date: Jun 13, 1999 Total Performances: 61

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Produced by Pierre Cossette, PACE Theatrical Group, Inc., SFX Entertainment, Inc., Bomurwil Productions, Kathleen Raitt and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director); Associate Producer: I. W. Marks, Michael Skipper and Chris Edgecomb
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Lyrics by Jack Murphy; Book by Frank Wildhorn and Gregory Boyd; Music orchestrated by Kim Scharnberg; Musical Director: Jeff Lams; Vocal Director: Dave Clemmons
Directed by Jerry Zaks; Associate Director: B.T. McNicholl; Musical Staging by Luis Perez; Assistant Choreographer: Maria Calabrese
Scenic Design by Douglas W. Schmidt; Associate Scenic Design: Chad Owens; Assistant Scenic Design: Randall K. Richards and Craig Edelblut; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Associate Costume Design: Wallace G. Lane, Jr.; Assistant Costume Design: Jennifer Arnold and Patrick Chevillot; Assistant to the Costume Designer: Kyle O'Connor; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Associate Lighting Design: Philip Rosenberg; Associate Moving Light Designer: Paul J. Sonnleitner; Assistant Lighting Design: Paul Miller, Daniel Ordower and Jeff Nellis; Assistant to the Lighting Designer: Mickey Smith; Sound Design by Karl Richardson; Associate Sound Design: Cynthia J. Hawkins; Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington; Associate Projection Design: Chelsea Pennebaker; Projection Associate: Michael Clark; Projection Programmer: Paul Vershbow
General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd. (Jeff Wilson, Wendy Orshan); Executive Producer: Gary Gunas and PACE Theatrical Group, Inc.; Company Manager: David Auster; Associate Co. Mgr: Elie Landau; Associate Gen. Mgr: David Auster
Production Supervisor: Bonnie Panson; Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Stage Manager: Rick Steiger; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jason Brouillard; Technical Supervision: Tech Production Services, Inc. and Elliot Bertoni
Musical Supervisor: Jason Howland; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Jeff Lams; Associate Conductor: John Korba; Piano: Jeff Lams; Keyboard: John Korba; Guitar: Scott Kuney, Jon Herington and Gordon Titcomb; Bass: Bill Holcomb; Drums: Warren Odze; Harmonica: Michael Rubin; Trombone: Birch Johnson; Trumpet: Wayne J. du Maine; Woodwinds: Charlie Pillow; Violin: Carol Sharar; Cello: Laura Bontrager; Percussion: Roger Squitero
Casting: Dave Clemmons; Marketing: Norman Zagier; Press Representative: Norman Zagier; Battles by David Leong; Promotions by The Richards Group; Historical Consultant: Professor Eric Foner; Dance Captain: Anthony Galde; Fight Captain: Matt Bogart
Originally comissioned by The Alley Theatre (Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director; Paul Tetreault, Managing Director)
Cast
Michel BellClayton Toler
Matt BogartPrivate Sam Taylor
Leo BurmesterAutolycus Fell
Gilles ChiassonCorporal William McEwen
Lawrence ClaytonBenjamin Reynolds
Dave ClemmonsSergeant Virgil Franklin
Auctioneer's Assistant
Mike EldredCorporal John Beauregard
David Michael Felty
Broadway debut
Pit Singer
Cheryl FreemanBessie Toler
Anthony GaldePrivate Darius Barksdale
Hope HarrisViolet
Nurse
Pit Singer
Capathia Jenkins
Broadway debut
Harriet Jackson
Keith Byron KirkFrederick Douglass
Michael LanningCaptain Emmett Lochran
Beth LeavelMabel
Mrs. Bixby
David M. LutkenVoice of President Lincoln
Corporal Henry Stewart
Monique Midgette
Broadway debut
Pit Singer
Gene Miller
Broadway debut
Captain Billy Pierce
Irene MolloySarah McEwen
Wayne W. PretlowExter Thomas
Jim Price
Broadway debut
Private Cyrus Stevens
Royal Reed
Broadway debut
Sergeant Byron Richardson
Raun Ruffin
Broadway debut
Pit Singer
John Sawyer
Broadway debut
Private Nathaniel Taylor
Ron SharpePrivate Conrad Bock
Bart Shatto
Broadway debut
Private Elmore Hotchkiss
Rod Weber
Broadway debut
Sergeant Patrick Anderson
Cassandra White
Broadway debut
Liza Hughes
Swings: David Michael Felty, Monique Midgette, Chris Roberts and Raun Ruffin
Understudies: Mike Eldred (Captain Billy Pierce, Corporal William McEwen), Kristine Fraelich (Mabel, Mrs. Bixby, Sarah McEwen, Violet), Hope Harris (Mrs. Bixby, Sarah McEwen), Capathia Jenkins (Bessie Toler), David M. Lutken (Autolycus Fell, Captain Emmett Lochran), Monique Midgette (Bessie Toler, Harriet Jackson), Wayne W. Pretlow (Benjamin Reynolds, Clayton Toler, Frederick Douglass), Jim Price (Autolycus Fell, Captain Emmett Lochran), Royal Reed (Captain Billy Pierce, Private Sam Taylor), Raun Ruffin (Benjamin Reynolds, Clayton Toler, Frederick Douglass), Ron Sharpe (Corporal William McEwen, Private Sam Taylor) and Cassandra White (Harriet Jackson)
Tony Award®
 1999 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Pierre Cossette , PACE Theatrical Group, Inc. , SFX Entertainment, Inc. , Bomurwil Productions , Kathleen Raitt and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
 1999 Best Original Musical Score [nominee] 
 Music by Frank Wildhorn ;  Lyrics by Jack Murphy
Drama Desk Award
 1999 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Pierre Cossette , PACE Theatrical Group, Inc. , SFX Entertainment, Inc. , Bomurwil Productions , Kathleen Raitt and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
 1999 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Michel Bell
 1999 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Cheryl Freeman
 1999 Outstanding Music [nominee] 
 Music by Frank Wildhorn
 1999 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Paul Gallo
music by Frank Wildhorn; lyrics by Jack Murphy
ACT 1 Sung By
A House DividedThe Citizens
Freedom's ChildFrederick Douglass and Abolitionists
By The Sword / Sons of DixieThe Armies
Tell My FatherPrivate Sam Taylor
The Peculiar InstitutionThe Enslaved
If Prayin' Were HorsesClayton Toler and Bessie Toler
GreenbackAutolycus Fell, Mabel and Violet
Missing You (My Bill)Sarah McEwen
Judgment DayCaptain Billy Pierce, Captain Emmett Lochran, Private Sam Taylor and The Armies
Father, How Long?Clayton Toler
SomedayHarriet Jackson, Bessie Toler and Others
I'll Never Pass This Way AgainCorporal Henry Stewart
How Many Devils?The Armies
ACT 2 Sung By
VirginiaCaptain Billy Pierce
Candle in the WindowHarriet Jackson
Oh! Be Joyful!Autolycus Fell, Sergeant Byron Richardson, Private Conrad Bock and Private Elmore Hotchkiss
The HospitalMrs. Bixby, Nurse, Union Soldiers and Clayton Toler
If Prayin' Were Horses (Reprise) Clayton Toler and Bessie Toler
River JordanBenjamin Reynolds and Others
SarahCorporal William McEwen
The Honor of Your NameSarah McEwen
Greenback (Reprise) Autolycus Fell and Violet
Northbound TrainCaptain Emmett Lochran
Last Waltz for DixieCaptain Billy Pierce and Confederate Soldiers
The GloryCaptain Emmett Lochran, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Reynolds and Full Company