The Highway Life

Broadway Theatre, (10/09/1972 - 10/21/1972)

First Preview: Sep 11, 1972
Opening Date: Oct 09, 1972
Closing Date: Oct 21, 1972
Total Previews: 16
Total Performances: 16

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Adela Holzer and Peter Holzer

Book by Gerome Ragni; Music by Galt MacDermot; Lyrics by Gerome Ragni; Music arranged by Horace Ott; Music orchestrated by Horace Ott; Musical Director: Thomas Pierson

Directed and Staged by Tom O'Horgan

Production Design by Eugene Lee, Roger Morgan and Franne Lee; Costume Design by Randy Barcelo; Sound Consultant: Peter Fitzgerald; Assistant Costume Design: Karen Laurie Rosten

General Manager: George W. Thorn and Leonard A. Mulhern

Production Stage Manager: Michael Maurer; Stage Manager: Robert Currie; Assistant Stage Mgr: Robert Vandergriff

Musical Contractor: Herbert Harris; Supervisory Copyist: Irving Raymond

Casting: Otto & Windsor and The Blaine Thompson Company; Press Representative: Michael Alpert; Advertising: Fred Golden

Opening Night Cast

Rae AllenReba
Theatre Wing
William RedfieldHarold
Theatre Wing
Salome BeyMother Earth
Theatre Star
Nell CarterSuzie Moon
Theatre Wing
Ralph CarterDude (as a boy)
Theatre Star
Delores HallBread
Theatre Star
Nat MorrisDude (as a man)
Theatre Wing
Allan Nicholls#33
Theatre Star
Billy AlessiExtra
Theatre Wing
Bobby AlessiEsso
Theatre Wing
Alan BraunsteinHero
Theatre Wing
Carol EsteyNoname
Theatre Wing
Karen-Maria FaatzShubert Angel
James Patrick Farrell, IIIZero
Theatre Wing
Katie FieldShubert Angel
Leata GallowayNero
Theatre Wing
Georgianna HolmesWorld War Too
Theatre Wing
Michael JasonSolo
Theatre Wing
Helen JenningsShubert Angel
Dawn JohnsonEcho
Theatre Wing
David KrugerShubert Angel
David LasleySissy
Theatre Wing
Cary MarkShubert Angel
Michael MeadowsMeadow
Theatre Wing
Barbara Monte-BrittonShade
Theatre Wing
Mark PermanShubert Angel
Aida RandomShubert Angel
Lynn ReynoldsShubert Angel
Dennis SimpsonTexaco
Theatre Wing
Dale SoulesShadow
Theatre Wing
Sandra Loys ToderHalo
Theatre Wing
Jim TurnerElectric Bill
Theatre Wing

Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Award

winner 1973 Most Promising Performer [winner] 

Ralph Carter


music by Galt MacDermot; lyrics by Gerome Ragni

ACT 1 Sung By
Overture#33 (Theatre Star) and Company
Theatre/Theatre#33 (Theatre Star), Theatre Wings and Shubert Angels
A-Stage#33 (Theatre Star)
The MountainsMother Earth (Theatre Star)
Pears and PeachesShubert Angels
Eat ItPioneers
Wah Wah Wah Suzie Moon (Theatre Wing)
Suzie MoonSuzie Moon (Theatre Wing)
I Love My Boo Boo#33 (Theatre Star), Suzie Moon (Theatre Wing), Bread (Theatre Star) and Mother Earth (Theatre Star)
Hum Drum LifeHalo (Theatre Wing), Hero (Theatre Wing), Shadow (Theatre Wing) and Meadow (Theatre Wing)
Who's It?Dude, Shubert Angels and Theatre Wings
Talk to Me About LoveDude and Zero (Theatre Wing)
GoodbyesReba (Theatre Wing)
I'm SmallHero (Theatre Wing)
So Long DudeAida Kandom and Dude
You Can Do Nothing About ItNero (Theatre Wing)
The Handsomest ManSissy (Theatre Wing)
Electric ProphetElectric Bill (Theatre Wing)
No-OneMother Earth (Theatre Star)
ACT 2 Sung By
A DawnHero (Theatre Wing), Halo (Theatre Wing) and Theatre Wings
A Song to SingDude, Bread (Theatre Star), Nero (Theatre Wing), Sissy (Theatre Wing), Theatre Wings and Shubert Angels
The Days of This LifeEsso (Theatre Wing), Extra (Theatre Wing), Dude and Zero (Theatre Wing)
Who Will Be the ChildrenShubert Angels
I Never KnewMother Earth (Theatre Star)
Air MaleTheatre Wings
UndoBread (Theatre Star)
The EarthHarold (Theatre Wing) and Reba (Theatre Wing)
My Darling I Love You MarchTheatre Wings and Shubert Angels
Dude All DudeTheatre Wings and Shubert Angels
Peace PeaceShubert Angels
Baby BreathMother Earth (Theatre Star), Bread (Theatre Star), #33 (Theatre Star), Theatre Wings and Shubert Angels
Sweet Dreams#33 (Theatre Star) and Company
I Don't CareDudes

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Broadway Theatre

(10/9/1972 - 10/21/1972)


Michael Dunn
Rags Role was cut during previews

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