This production played in repertory with Edward II, The Time of Your Life, The Three Sisters


Harkness Theatre, (10/07/1975 - 10/18/1975)

First Preview: Oct 06, 1975
Opening Date: Oct 07, 1975
Closing Date: Oct 18, 1975
Total Previews: 1
Total Performances: 14

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Legendary Mississippi.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Rebekah Harkness; Theatre Leased by The Acting Company (John Houseman, Artistic Director; Margot Harley, Producing Director; Porter Van Zandt, Executive Director)

Produced by The Acting Company (John Houseman, Artistic Director; Margot Harley, Producing Director; Porter Van Zandt, Executive Director)

First performance by The Acting Company at Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Book by Alfred Uhry; Lyrics by Alfred Uhry; Music by Robert Waldman; Music arranged by Robert Waldman; Based upon the novella by Eudora Welty

Entire production directed by Gerald Freedman; Choreographed by Donald Saddler

Scenic Design by Douglas W. Schmidt; Costume Design by Jeanne Button; Lighting Design by David F. Segal; Hair Design by Steve Atha

Company Manager: Manny Kladitis

Production Stage Manager: Howard Crampton-Smith; Stage Manager: Sam Clester; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jo Mayer; Technical Director: Richard Elkow

Guitar: Bob Jones; Fiddle and Mandolin: Alan Kaufman; Bass: David Markowitz; Fiddle: Richard Shulberg; Banjo: Steve Tannenbaum

Voice Consultant: Elizabeth Smith; General Press Representative: Gifford / Wallace, Inc.; Advertising: Michael DeLuise and The Blaine Thompson Company

Opening Night Cast

Robert BacigalupiGoat
a simpleton
Brooks BaldwinKyle Nunnery
neighbor
Glynis BellGoat's Mother
Cynthia DickasonQueenie Sue Stevens
Peter DvorskyErnie Summers
neighbor
Sandra HalperinAirie
Goat's sister
J. W. HarperLittle Harp
a robber
Elaine HausmanA Raven
Benjamin HendricksonBig Harp
the head of a robber
Alternate
Alan KaufmanThe Fiddler
Kevin KlineJamie Lockhart
a robber
Patti LuPoneRosamund
Musgrove's daughter
Anderson MatthewsBig Harp
the head of a robber
Richard OomsTom Plymale
neighbor
Mary Lou RosatoSalome
Musgrove's second wife
David SchrammClemment Musgrove
a rich planter
Norman SnowMike Fink
a flatboatman
Roy K. StevensJohn Oglesby
neighbor
Nicolas SurovyBilly Brenner
neighbor
Michael TolaydoHerman McLaughlin
neighbor

Understudies: Brooks Baldwin (Goat), Glynis Bell (Salome), Cynthia Dickason (A Raven, Airie), Peter Dvorsky (Neighbor), Sandra Halperin (Rosamund), Elaine Hausman (Goat's Mother), Anderson Matthews (Neighbor), Richard Ooms (Clemment Musgrove), Norman Snow (Little Harp), Nicolas Surovy (Jamie Lockhart, Mike Fink) and Michael Tolaydo (Neighbor)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1976 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by Alfred Uhry

 1976 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Patti LuPone

Drama Desk Award

 1976 Outstanding Musical/Book [nominee] 

Produced by The Acting Company (John Houseman, Artistic Director; Margot Harley, Producing Director; Porter Van Zandt, Executive Director); Book by Alfred Uhry

 1976 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Patti LuPone

 1976 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Mary Lou Rosato

 1976 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 

Donald Saddler

 1976 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 

Gerald Freedman

 1976 Unique Theatrical Experience [nominee] 

Produced by The Acting Company (John Houseman, Artistic Director; Margot Harley, Producing Director; Porter Van Zandt, Executive Director)

Songs

music by Robert Waldman; lyrics by Alfred Uhry

ACT 1 Sung By
With StyleJamie Lockhart (a robber) and Company
The Real Mike FinkJamie Lockhart (a robber), Clemment Musgrove (a rich planter) and Mike Fink (a flatboatman)
The Pricklepear BloomSalome (Musgrove's second wife)
Nothin' UpRosamund (Musgrove's daughter)
Deeper in the WoodsCompany
RichesClemment Musgrove (a rich planter), Jamie Lockhart (a robber), Salome (Musgrove's second wife) and Rosamund (Musgrove's daughter)
Love StolenJamie Lockhart (a robber)
Poor Tied Up Darlin'Little Harp (a robber) and Goat (a simpleton)
Goodbye SalomeCompany
Sleepy ManRosamund (Musgrove's daughter)
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