Minskoff Theatre, (2/17/1976 - 2/21/1976)

First Preview: Jan 26, 1976
Opening Date: Feb 17, 1976
Closing Date: Feb 21, 1976
Total Previews: 21
Total Performances: 7

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A Rock Concert.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Theatre Now, Inc.

Produced by Lester Osterman Productions (Lester Osterman, Richard Horner) and Joseph Kipness; Produced in association with Martin Richards, Victor D'Arc and Marilyn Strauss; Produced by arrangement with Champlain Productions, Ltd.

Book by Cliff Jones; Music by Cliff Jones; Lyrics by Cliff Jones; Musical Director: Gordon Lowry Harrell; Vocal arrangements by Gordon Lowry Harrell; Dance arrangements by Doug Katsaros; Additional arrangements by Alan Raph, Tom Pierson, Horace Ott, Bill Brohn and Jim Tyler

Directed by Gower Champion; Choreographed by Gower Champion; Co - Choreographer: Tony Stevens

Scenic Design by Kert F. Lundell; Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Set Projections by Mark Ravitz; Make-Up Design by Ted Azar; Hair Design by Ted Azar

General Manager: Leonard Soloway

Production Stage Manager: David Taylor; Stage Manager: Bethe Ward

Music published by Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation; Associate Conductor: Bill Schneider; Music Contractor: Marty Grupp; Musical Coordinator: Eron Tabor

Special Effects by Robert Joyce

Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Matthew Serino; General Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt Associates, Inc.; Casting: Feuer & Ritzer; Swordplay by Larry Carpenter; Dance Captain: Mary Jane Houdina

The author dedicates "Rockabye Hamlet" to the memory of Christine Chandler

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Opening Night Cast

Larry MarshallHamlet
Alan WeeksClaudius
Christopher ChadmanRosencrantz
Beverly D'AngeloOphelia
Rory DoddHoratio
Leata GallowayGertrude
Winston DeWitt HemsleyGuildenstern
Irving LeePlayer
Meat LoafPriest
Kim MilfordLaertes
Randal WilsonPolonius
Tommy AguilarEnsemble
Steve AnthonyEnsemble
James BraetSinger
Terry CallowayEnsemble
Prudence DarbyEnsemble
Judy De AngelisSinger
Chet D'EliaRoadie
David FredericksRoadie
B. G. GibsonSinger
Judy GibsonPlayeress
Honeybelle Huckster
George GiraldoEnsemble
Pat GormanSinger
Larry HymanEnsemble
Kurt JohnsonEnsemble
Clinton KeenEnsemble
David LawsonRoadie
Suzanne LukatherSinger
Paula LynnEnsemble
Jo Ann OgawaEnsemble
Sandi OrcuttEnsemble
Bruce PainePocker Rocker
William ParryGrave Digger
Merel PolowayEnsemble
Joseph PuglieseEnsemble
Yolanda RavenEnsemble
Jeff SpielmanRoadie
Michelle StubbsEnsemble
Chuck ThorpeSwing Dancer
Dennis WilliamsEnsemble

Standby: Philip Casnoff (Hamlet, Laertes)


music by Cliff Jones; lyrics by Cliff Jones

ACT 1 Sung By
Why Did He Have to Die?Horatio and Chorus
The WeddingHamlet, Claudius, Gertrude, Priest and Chorus
That It Should Come to ThisHamlet
Set It Right Claudius, Hamlet, Gertrude and Chorus
Hello-HelloOphelia and Hamlet
Don't Unmask Your Beauty to the MoonHamlet and Laertes
If Not to You Ophelia and Chorus
Have I Got a Girl for You Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Hamlet and Chorus
Tis Pity, Tis TruePolonius, Claudius and Gertrude
Shall We DanceHamlet and Gertrude
All My LifeGertrude
Something's Rotten in DenmarkHamlet, Player, Playeress and Chorus
Denmark Is Still Hamlet, Ophelia and Chorus
Twist Her MIndHoratio, Hamlet, Ophelia and Chorus
Gentle LoverOphelia
Where Is the ReasonHamlet
The Wart SongPlayer and Chorus
He Got It in the EarHoneybelle Huckster
It Is DoneHamlet and Horatio
ACT 2 Sung By
Midnight-Hot BloodHamlet
Midnight MassHamlet, Gertrude, Claudius, Priest and Choir
Hey....!Rosencrantz, Guildenstern and Claudius
Sing AloneHamlet
Your Daddy's Gone AwayHoratio
Rockabye HamletOphelia
All By YourselfLaertes
The Rosencrantz & Guildenstern BoogieClaudius and Chorus Girls
Laertes CoercionClaudius, Laertes, Gertrude and Chorus Girls
The Last BluesGertrude
Didn't She Do It for LovePriest, Claudius, Hamlet, Laertes and Chorus
If My Morning BeginsHamlet
SwordfightClaudius, Hamlet, Laertes, Gertrude, Horatio and Chorus
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