Biltmore Theatre, (10/09/1976 - 2/13/1977)

First Preview: Sep 28, 1976
Opening Date: Oct 09, 1976
Closing Date: Feb 13, 1977
Total Previews: 12
Total Performances: 145

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around Rodney, Mississippi.
This production is a return engagement of The Robber Bridegroom (10/07/1975 - 10/18/1975)

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned by David J. Cogan

Produced by John Houseman, Margot Harley and Michael B. Kapon; Produced by arrangement with The Acting Company; Associate Producer: Porter Van Zandt

Originally staged by the Musical Theatre Lab at St. Clement's Church

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

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

General Manager: McCann & Nugent Productions, Inc.

Production Stage Manager: Mary Porter Hall; Stage Manager: Bethe Ward

Guitar and Fiddle: Bob Jones; Acoustic and Electric Bass: Roger Mason; Fiddle and Mandolin: Alan Kaufman; Guitar: Steve Mandell; Fiddle: Evan Stover; Banjo: Tony Trischka; Music Consultant: Seymour Press

General Press Representative: The Merlin Group, Ltd.; Press Representative: Sandra Manley; Advertising: Mike Mones and The Blaine Thompson Company; Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Artwork by David Byrd

Opening Night Cast

Barry BostwickJamie Lockhart
a robber
Rhonda CoulletRosamund
Musgrove's daughter
Barbara LangSalome
Musgrove's second wife
Susan BergerGoat's Mother
George DeloyKyle Nunnery
neighbor
Gary EppHarmon Harper
B. J. HardinNorman Ogelsby
Carolyn McCurryA Raven
Lawrence John MossLittle Harp
a robber
Mary Gordon MurrayQueenie Brenner
Trip PlymaleGoat
a simpleton
Ernie SabellaBig Harp
the head of a robber
Jana SchneiderAirie
Goat's sister
Melinda TannerRose Otto
Stephen VinovichClemment Musgrove
a rich planter
Dennis WarningGerry G. Summers
Tom WestermanK. K. Pone

Understudies: George Deloy (Jamie Lockhart), Gary Epp (Big Harp, Gerry G. Summers, K. K. Pone, Kyle Nunnery, Norman Ogelsby), B. J. Hardin (Clemment Musgrove), Carolyn McCurry (Salome), Mary Gordon Murray (Rosamund), Ernie Sabella (Little Harp), Melinda Tanner (A Raven, Airie, Goat's Mother, Queenie Brenner) and Tom Westerman (Goat)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1977 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Barry Bostwick

Drama Desk Award

 1977 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 

Produced by John Houseman, Margot Harley and Michael B. Kapon; Produced by arrangement with The Acting Company

 1977 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Barry Bostwick

 1977 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Barbara Lang

 1977 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 

Donald Saddler

 1977 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 

Gerald Freedman

 1977 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee] 

Lyrics by Alfred Uhry

 1977 Outstanding Music [nominee] 

Music by Robert Waldman

 1977 Outstanding Set Design [nominee] 

Douglas W. Schmidt

Songs

music by Robert Waldman; lyrics by Alfred Uhry

ACT 1 Sung By
Once Upon the Natchez TraceCompany
Two HeadsBig Harp (the head of a robber) and Little Harp (a robber)
Steal With StyleJamie Lockhart (a robber)
Rosamund's DreamRosamund (Musgrove's daughter)
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
Where Oh WhereJamie Lockhart (a robber)
Sleepy ManRosamund (Musgrove's daughter)
Where Oh WhereClemment Musgrove (a rich planter) and Rosamund (Musgrove's daughter)
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