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Billy Rose Theatre, (3/22/1969 - 3/22/1969)
First Preview: Total Previews: 21
Opening Date: Mar 22, 1969    
Closing Date: Mar 22, 1969 Total Performances: 1

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Aboard a man-of-war. 1796.

Production Staff [See More]
Produced by Bruce W. Stark; Produced in association with Joseph H. Shoctor
Music by Ron Dante and Gene Allan; Lyrics by Ron Dante and Gene Allan; Book by Stephen Glassman; Suggested by "Billy Budd" by Herman Melville; Incidental music by Wally Harper; Musical Director: Jack Lee; Music orchestrated by Ronald Frangipane; Dance arrangements by Coleridge Perkinson; Special Arrangements by Wally Harper
Directed by Arthur A. Seidelman; Musical Staging by Grover Dale
Scenic Design by Ming Cho Lee; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein; Associate Designer: Leigh Rand; Associate to Miss Aldredge: Don Foote; Associate to Mr. Aronstein: Lawrence Metzler; Sound Design by Admins, Ltd.
General Manager: Allentuck, Azenberg, and Wolsk; Company Manager: Peter Neufeld
Production Stage Manager: Frank Rembach; Stage Manager: Tom Porter
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Martin Grupp; Head Music Copyist: Ervin Moser
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Press Representative: David Powers; Dance Captain: Steven Boockvor; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company
John BealDansker
John DevlinJohn Claggart
Laurence NaismithCaptain Edward Vere
Robert SalvioBilly Budd
Steven BoockvorRush
Danny CarrollRawley
Christopher ChadmanPotter
Al CohenGilbert
William CountrymanLt. William Radcliffe
Peter DeMaioDonald Taff
Frank DeSalSeeger
Joseph Della SorteJohn Thorp
Igors GavonBoyer
Howard GirvenSmithy
Simm LandresCpl. John Bernard
George MarcyCampbell
Barbara MonteMolly
Laried MontgomeryMarine Corporal
De Wayne OliverGrimer
Michael PetersRoper
Tim RamirezMarsten
Bill SchustikStafford
Dolph SweetWhiskers
Michael TartelLt. Roger Mordant
Ron TassoneHarker
Pascual VaquerFallon
Danny VillaMarine Corporal
Alan WeeksBoscombe
Standby: Robert Berdeen (Billy Budd) and Susan Hufford (Molly)
Understudies: Danny Carroll (Dansker), William Countryman (John Claggart), Peter DeMaio (Boyer, Campbell), Joseph Della Sorte (Stafford), Igors Gavon (Whiskers), Howard Girven (Boscombe), Tony Stevens (Swing Dancer), Dolph Sweet (Captain Edward Vere), Michael Tartel (Lt. William Radcliffe) and Pascual Vaquer (Donald Taff, John Thorp, Rawley)
Tony Award®
 1970 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Ming Cho Lee
 1970 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Grover Dale
Drama Desk Award
winner 1969 Outstanding Choreography [winner] 
  Grover Dale
winner 1969 Outstanding Set Design [winner] 
 Scenic Design by Ming Cho Lee
music by Ron Dante and Gene Allan; lyrics by Ron Dante and Gene Allan
ACT 1 Sung By
MollyBilly Budd
ChantyStafford, Fallon, Smithy and Stoker
Watch Out for Claggart/WorkBoscombe, John Claggart (Master-At-Arms) and Crew
Shaking Hand with the WindBilly Budd
Whiskers' DanceWhiskers and Crew
BillyMolly and Billy Budd
It Ain't Us Who Make the WarsCampbell and Crew
The Bridge to NowhereCaptain Edward Vere
The Night and the SeaBilly Budd and John Claggart (Master-At-Arms)
Whiskers' Dance (Reprise) Whiskers, Billy Budd, Fallon, Donald Taff and John Thorp
In the Arms of a StrangerDansker
The Fiddlers' GreenWhiskers, Campbell, Boyer, Stoker, Rawley and Gilbert
My CaptainCaptain Edward Vere and Billy Budd
RequiemBilly Budd