Minskoff Theatre, (11/12/1987 - 1/17/1988)

First Preview: Nov 03, 1987
Opening Date: Nov 12, 1987
Closing Date: Jan 17, 1988
Total Previews: 11
Total Performances: 77

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The White House, Washington D.C. 1901-1904.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Minskoff Organization and James M. Nederlander

Produced by Hinks Shimberg; Produced in association with Jon Cutler; Associate Producer: Glen Cross, Clarice Swan Fitzgerald and Wilmor Four

Originally produced at The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center

Music by John Philip Sousa; Original Music by Richard Kapp; Lyrics by Hal Hackady; Book by Jerome Alden; Music orchestrated by Jim Tyler; Vocal arrangements by Donald Pippin; Dance arrangements by Gordon Lowry Harrell; Musical Director: Larry Blank

Directed by John Driver; Choreographed by Donald Saddler; Additional Musical staging by D. J. Giagni

Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Hair Design by Robert DiNiro and Alan Schubert; Make-Up Design by Robert DiNiro and Alan Schubert; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald

General Manager: Sylrich Management; Company Manager: G. Warren McClane

Production Stage Manager: Mary Porter Hall; Stage Manager: Marc Schlackman; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.

Music adapted by Richard Kapp; Musical Supervisor: Donald Pippin; Music Contractor: George Berg

Creative Consultant: Alan Jay Lerner; Casting: Myers / Teschner; General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi

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Opening Night Cast

Len CariouTheodore "Teddy" Roosevelt
Beth FowlerEdith Roosevelt
Nancy HumeAlice Roosevelt
Ron RainesNick Longworth
Ellyn AronsEnsemble
Richard H. BlakeArchie Roosevelt
Ruth BormannEnsemble
Robert D. CavanaughTed Roosevelt, Jr.
John DamanQuentin Roosevelt
Tony FloydJames Amos
Seth GrangerKermit Roosevelt
Kathleen GrayEnsemble
David GreenJ. P. Morgan
Admiral Murphy
Ken HilliardElliot Roosevelt
Ensemble
Mary JayIda Tarbell
Alex KramarevskyFranklin Roosevelt
Ensemble
Mark LazoreEnsemble
Keith LockeEnsemble
Michael McCartyWilliam Howard Taft
Pamela McLernonGhost
Ensemble
Elizabeth MozerEnsemble
Nancy OpelEleanor Roosevelt
John RemmeWheeler
Sarah ReynoldsEthel Roosevelt
Keith SavageEnsemble
Jeff ShadeEnsemble
Gordon StanleyElihu Root
Raymond ThorneHenry Cabot Lodge
Christopher WellsOfficer O'Malley
John WithamHarriman
Samuel Gompers
Karen ZiembaBelle Hagner

Swings: Kaylyn Dillehay and Travis Layne Wright

Understudies: Ellyn Arons (Ida Tarbell), Ruth Bormann (Eleanor Roosevelt), Tom Boyd (Admiral Murphy, Elihu Root, Harriman, Henry Cabot Lodge, J. P. Morgan, Samuel Gompers, William Howard Taft), Seth Granger (Ted Roosevelt, Jr.), Kathleen Gray (Belle Hagner), Mary Jay (Edith Roosevelt), Andrew Harrison Leeds (Archie Roosevelt, Kermit Roosevelt, Quentin Roosevelt), Keith Locke (Officer O'Malley, Wheeler), Diana Stadlen (Ethel Roosevelt), Gordon Stanley (Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt), Christopher Wells (Nick Longworth), Travis Layne Wright (James Amos) and Karen Ziemba (Alice Roosevelt)

Songs

music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp; lyrics by Hal Hackady

ACT 1 Sung By
The Thunderer
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Orchestra
This House
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Family, Friends, Staff and Reporters
But Not Right Now
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Alice Roosevelt
She's Got to Go
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
William Howard Taft, Elihu Root and Henry Cabot Lodge
The Fourth of July
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Alice Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt
Charge
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Edith Roosevelt, Ted Roosevelt, Jr., Kermit Roosevelt, Ethel Roosevelt, Archie Roosevelt and Quentin Roosevelt
Battlelines
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Edith Roosevelt
The Coming-Out Party Dance
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Alice Roosevelt, Nick Longworth, Edith Roosevelt and Guests
Leg o Mutton
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Alice Roosevelt, Nick Longworth and Guests
Not Love
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Nick Longworth, William Howard Taft, Elihu Root and Henry Cabot Lodge
Her Father's Daughter
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt
Perfect for Each Other
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Nick Longworth
He's Got to Go
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
William Howard Taft, Elihu Root, Henry Cabot Lodge and Nick Longworth
Wave the Flag
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Edith Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Roosevelt Children, Harriman, Morgan, Hecklers and Supporter
ACT 2 Sung By
The Fourth of July (Reprise)
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt
The Fourth of July (Reprise)
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Alice Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Edith Roosevelt and Ladies
Nothing to Lose
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Nick Longworth and Alice Roosevelt
Election Eve
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
William Howard Taft, Elihu Root, Henry Cabot Lodge, J. P. Morgan and Reporters
Perfect for Each Other (Reprise)
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Alice Roosevelt
Can I Let Her Go?
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt
Private Thoughts
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
William Howard Taft, Elihu Root, Henry Cabot Lodge, Edith Roosevelt, Ted Roosevelt, Jr., Ethel Roosevelt, Kermit Roosevelt, Archie Roosevelt, Quentin Roosevelt, Servants, Staff and Reporters
This House (Reprise)
(music by John Philip Sousa and Richard Kapp)
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Edith Roosevelt and Guests
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