1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

A Musical About the Problems of Housekeeping

Mark Hellinger Theatre, (5/04/1976 - 5/08/1976)

First Preview: Apr 21, 1976
Opening Date: May 04, 1976
Closing Date: May 08, 1976
Total Previews: 13
Total Performances: 7

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander

Produced by Roger L. Stevens and Robert Whitehead; Produced by arrangement with Saint Subber; Associate Producer: Alan Jay Lerner Productions, Inc. and Ambergris Corporation

Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; Music by Leonard Bernstein; Musical Director: Roland Gagnon; Music orchestrated by Sid Ramin and Hershy Kay

Co - Director: Gilbert Moses and George Faison; Co - Choreographer: Gilbert Moses and George Faison

Scenery Supervised by Kert Lundell; Costumes Supervised by Whitney Blausen and Dona Granata; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by John McClure; Hair Design by Werner Sherer

General Manager: Oscar E. Olesen; Company Manager: James Walsh

Production Stage Manager: William Dodds; Stage Manager: Marnel Sumner and Michael Turque

General Press Representative: Seymour Krawitz; Casting Director: Terry Fay; Casting: Doris Blum; Production Coordinator: Doris Blum; Dance Captain: Al Perryman; Advertising: Mike Mones and Blaine-Thompson; Photographer: Sy Friedman

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Opening Night Cast

Ken HowardThe President
Gilbert PriceLud
Patricia RoutledgeThe President's Wife
Emily YancySeena
Jo-Ann BaldoDancing Ensemble
Clyde-Jacques BarrettDancing Ensemble
Raymond BazemoreHenry
The Staff
Singing Ensemble
Joella BreedloveDancing Ensemble
Elaine BunseSinging Ensemble
Nancy CallmanSinging Ensemble
Richard ChappellConnecticut
The Thirteen Delegates
The British
Singing Ensemble
Walter CharlesNew Jersey
The Thirteen Delegates
The British
Singing Ensemble
Guy CostleyLittle Lud
Raymond CoxMaryland
The Thirteen Delegates
The British
Singing Ensemble
J.T. CromwellNew Hampshire
The Thirteen Delegates
The British
Singing Ensemble
Allyne DeChalusDancing Ensemble
Ralph FarnworthPennsylvania
The Thirteen Delegates
Beth FowlerSinging Ensemble
Linda GriffinDancing Ensemble
Carl HallColey
The Staff
Singing Ensemble
Bob HeathDancing Ensemble
Louise HeathSally
The Staff
Singing Ensemble
Bruce A. HubbardRev. Bushrod
Singing Ensemble
Kris KarlowskiSinging Ensemble
Urylee LeonardosRachel
The Staff
Singing Ensemble
Michael LichtefeldDancing Ensemble
Joyce MacDonaldSinging Ensemble
Héctor Jaime MercadoDancing Ensemble
Diana MirrasDancing Ensemble
Janette MoodyJoby
The Staff
Singing Ensemble
Richard MuenzSouth Carolina
The Thirteen Delegates
The British
Singing Ensemble
Alexander OrfalyDelaware
The Thirteen Delegates
The British
Cleveland PenningtonDancing Ensemble
Al PerrymanDancing Ensemble
Sharon PowersSinging Ensemble
Cornel J. RichieJim
The Staff
Singing Ensemble
Randolph RiscolGeorgia
The Thirteen Delegates
Royal Visitor
Singing Ensemble
Renee RoseDancing Ensemble
Howard RossMassachusetts
The Thirteen Delegates
The Staff
Secretary of the Senate
Juliet SeigniousDancing Ensemble
Reid SheltonNew York
The Thirteen Delegates
Senator Roscoe Conkling
Thomas J. StantonDancing Ensemble
Edwin SteffeVirginia
The Thirteen Delegates
The British
James Hoban
Clayton StrangeDancing Ensemble
Martha ThigpenSinging Ensemble
David E. ThomasThe Stage Manager
Mimi B. WallaceDancing Ensemble
Lee WinstonRhode Island
The Thirteen Delegates
The British
Mr. Henry
Singing Ensemble
John WithamNorth Carolina
The Thirteen Delegates
The British

Swings: Leah Randolph and Martial Roumain

Understudies: J. Edwards Adams (Lud), Richard Chappell (The President), Beth Fowler (The President's Wife), Louise Heath (Seena) and Karl M. Horton (Little Lud)

Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Award

 1976 Outstanding Music and Lyrics [nominee] 

Music by Leonard Bernstein


ACT 1 Sung By
Rehearse!The President, The President's Wife, Lud, Seena and Company
If I Was a DoveLittle Lud
On Ten Square Miles by the Potomac RiverWashinton and Delegates
Welcome Home Miz AdamsHenry (The Staff), Rachel (The Staff) and Staff
Take Care of This HouseJohn Adams, Abigail Adams, Little Lud and Staff
The President Jefferson Sunday Luncheon Party MarchJefferson, Little Lud and Guests
SonatinaCockburn, Officers and Citizens
I Love My WifeLud, Seena and Staff
The Little White LieJames and Eliza Monroe
We Must Have a BallBuchanan
The BallCompany
ACT 2 Sung By
Forty Acres and a MuleStaff
Bright and BlackSeena and Staff
Duet for One (The First Lady of the Land)Julia Grant, Lucy Hayes and Company
The Robber-Baron Minstrel ParadeMinstrels
Pity the PoorMinstrels
The Red White and BluesMinstrels
I Love This LandThe President
Rehearse! (Reprise) Company
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