ANTA Playhouse, (10/23/1968 - 1/05/1969)

Opening Date: Oct 23, 1968
Closing Date: Jan 05, 1969
Total Previews: 6
Total Performances: 82

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: New York City. 1863.

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by John Bowab; Produced in association with Harris Associates and Levin-Townsend Enterprises

Music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; Book by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; Book written in collaboration with Morton Da Costa; Based on an idea by John Flaxman; Lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; Musical Director: John Lesko; Vocal arrangements by John Lesko; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Trude Rittman

Directed by Morton Da Costa; Choreographed by Brian MacDonald

Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by W. Robert LaVine; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Hair Design by Ronald Demann

General Manager: Joseph P. Harris; Company Manager: Seth L. Schapiro

Production Stage Manager: Terence Little; Stage Manager: Lee Murray

Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Casting: Paul Phillips

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Opening Night Cast

Roy BarryStiltsy
Bill BerrianBob Jefferson
Roger Bigelow1st Soldier
Don BonnellAcrobat
Sibyl BowanMrs. Vanderhoff
Sharon Brown
Broadway debut
Violet
George BuntAcrobat
Irene CaraIris
Jack CassidyThe Clown
Austin ColyerDonnelly
Jennifer DarlingMary O'Cleary
Clarence EspinosaWilliam
Giancarlo EspositoAndrew
Vincent EspositoErasmus
Sandie FieldsMrs. Savage
Lady of the Evening
Douglas GrantWalter
Jewel HostonHyacinth
Reby HowellsLady of the Evening
William JamesTimmy
Dallas JohannSoldier Ed Walters
Shirley JonesMaggie Flynn
Robert KayeCol. John Farraday
Betty Hyatt LintonDeaf Lady
Gladys
Nick MalekosOfficer O'Reilly
Robert MandanBellini
Gen. Parkinton
Mario MarozeClancy
Stephanie MillsPansy
Peter Oliver NormanEffram
Larry PoolSprague Sergeant
Lieutenant
Kathleen RobeyYoung Girl
Robert RomanAtlas
Charles RuleCarter
Capt. Piedmont
Fireman
Jeannette SeibertMrs. Opdyke
1st Lady
James Senn2nd Soldier
Stanley SimmondsO'Brian
John StanzelMick
Hazel Weber SteckMolly
Mrs. Van Stock
Tessie
June Eve Story2nd Lady
Mitchell TaylorWill Jefferson
George TregreO'Malley
David VosburghMulligan Sergeant
Cheri WellesChrysanthemum

Standby: Marilyn Child (Maggie Flynn) and Robert Roman (Phineas)

Understudies: Derick Jones (Effram) and George Tregre (Mick)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1969 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Jack Cassidy

Songs

ACT 1 Sung By
Never Gonna Make Me Fight
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Soldiers, Saloon Boys and Timmy
It's a Nice Cold Morning
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Maggie Flynn and Children
I Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Maggie Flynn and Saloon Boys
Learn How to Laugh
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Phineas and Townspeople
Maggie Flynn
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Phineas
The Thank You Song
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Maggie Flynn, Mary O'Cleary and Children
Look Around Your Little World
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Col. John Farraday and Phineas
Maggie Flynn (Reprise)
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Phineas, Maggie Flynn, Children and Saloon Boys
I Won't Let It Happen Again
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Maggie Flynn
How About a Ball?
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Phineas, Maggie Flynn, Mrs. Vanderhoff and Ladies
Pitter Patter
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Phineas
I Won't Let It Happen Again (Reprise)
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Maggie Flynn
ACT 2 Sung By
Never Gonna Make Me Fight (Reprise)
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Donnelly, O'Brian, Timmy and Men
Why Can't I Walk Away?
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Phineas
The Game of War
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Children
Mr. Clown
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Phineas, Maggie Flynn, Children, Bums and Ladies of the Evening
Pitter Patter (Reprise)
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Maggie Flynn
The Riot
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Full Company
Don't You Think It's Very Nice?
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Maggie Flynn, Phineas and Children
Mr. Clown (Reprise)
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Maggie Flynn and Phineas
Maggie Flynn (Reprise)
(music by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss )
Maggie Flynn and Phineas

Replacement/Transfer Info


The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.


ANTA Playhouse

(10/23/1968 - 1/5/1969)

Cast

Don Bonnell
1st Soldier


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