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George Abbott Theatre, (2/14/1970 - 2/14/1970)

Opening Date: Feb 14, 1970
Closing Date: Feb 14, 1970
Total Previews: 31
Total Performances: 1

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Joseph Cates and Jerry Schlossberg; Associate Producer: Fred Menowitz

Book by Peter Bellwood; Music by Stanley Lebowsky; Lyrics by Fred Tobias; Adapted From the Novel 'Elmer Gantry' by Sinclair Lewis; Music orchestrated by Jim Tyler; Dance arrangements by Dorothea Freitag; Vocal arrangements by Stanley Lebowsky; Musical Director: Arthur Rubinstein

Entire Production Directed and Staged by Onna White; Associate to the Director: Martin Allen; Choreographed by Onna White; Assistant Choreographer: Patrick Cummings

Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Hair Styles Designed by Ernest Adler; Assistant to Ms. Roth: Robert Pusilo

General Manager: Robert Weiner and Nelle Nugent

Production Supervisor: Robert Weiner; Production Stage Manager: Ben Janney; Stage Manager: William Letters; Assistant Stage Mgr: Mary Porter Hall

Assistant Conductor: Seymour Rubinstein; Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek; Music Copying Supervisor: Morris Stonzek

Press Representative: David Powers; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson; Dance Captain: Patrick Cummings

Opening Night Cast

Robert ShawElmer Gantry
Rita MorenoSharon Falconer
Ted ThurstonGeorge F. Babbitt
Wayne TippitJim Lefferts
Tom BattenBill Morgan
Chuck BeardTownsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
J. Michael BloomDeaf Man
Townsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
Kenneth BridgesRev. Garrison
Townsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
Patrick CummingsTownsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
Robert DonahueArchitect
Townsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
Sandy EllenTownsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
Carol EsteyTownsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
Beth FowlerDeaf Man's Wife
Townsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
Dorothea FreitagSister Doretha
Bob GormanTrosper
Gloria HodesAdelberta Shoup
Townsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
David HooksRev. Toomis
Keith KaldenbergTownsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
Zale KesslerProut
Clyde LaurentsTownsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
Robert LennTownsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
James N. MaherPhotographer
Townsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
Kathleen RobeyTownsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
David SabinGunch
Dixie StewartTownsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
Diane TarletonTownsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
Maralyn ThomaTownsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
Terry ViolinoTownsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman
Mimi WallaceTownsperson, Revival Troupe, Student, Workman

Understudies: J. Michael Bloom (Prout), Kenneth Bridges (Jim Lefferts), Robert Donahue (Bill Morgan, Rev. Garrison, Rev. Toomis), Beth Fowler (Sharon Falconer), Keith Kaldenberg (Gunch, Trosper), Robert Lenn (Deaf Man), David Sabin (George F. Babbitt), Dixie Stewart (Deaf Man's Wife), Diane Tarleton (Adelberta Shoup) and Mimi Wallace (Woman Possessed by the Devil)

Songs

music by Stanley Lebowsky; lyrics by Fred Tobias

ACT 1 Sung By
Wave a HandBill Morgan and Troupe
He Was ThereElmer Gantry, Troupe and Townspeople
Play Ball With the LordElmer Gantry, Troupe and Townspeople
Katie JonasSharon Falconer
Thanks, Sweet Jesus!Elmer Gantry and Townspeople
Someone I've Already FoundElmer Gantry
He's Never Too BusySharon Falconer, Elmer Gantry, Bill Morgan, Adelberta Shoup and Troupe
We're Sharin' SharonElmer Gantry
ACT 2 Sung By
We Can All Give LoveSharon Falconer, Adelberta Shoup and Townspeople
ForesightGeorge F. Babbitt, Gunch, Trosper and Prout
These Four WallsSharon Falconer
Show Him the WayElmer Gantry and Townspeople
The Promise of What I Could BeElmer Gantry
Gantry's ReactionElmer Gantry
We're Sharin' Sharon (Reprise) Elmer Gantry
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