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Alvin Theatre, (1/07/1975 - 3/27/1977)
Mark Hellinger Theatre, (3/30/1977 - 8/07/1977)
First Preview: Dec 23, 1974 Total Previews: 9
Opening Date: Jan 07, 1975    
Closing Date: Aug 07, 1977 Total Performances: 1050

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. The Civil War.

Production Staff [See More]
Alvin Theatre under the management of Konrad Matthaei
Produced by Philip Rose, Gloria Sher and Louis K. Sher
Orginally presented by The Goodspeed Opera House (Michael P. Price, Executive Producer)
Music by Gary Geld; Lyrics by Peter Udell; Book by James Lee Barrett, Peter Udell and Philip Rose; Based on an original screenplay by James Lee Barrett; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Musical Director: Lynn Crigler; Dance arrangements by Russell Warner
Directed by Philip Rose; Choreographed by Robert Tucker
Scenic Design by C. Murawski; Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton; Costume Design by Pearl Somner and Winn Morton; Hair Design by Werner Sherer
General Manager: Helen Richards
Production Stage Manager: Steve Zweigbaum; Stage Manager: Arturo E. Porazzi
Conducted by Lynn Crigler; Associate Conductor: Richard Hayman
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Casting: Lynda Watson; Advertising: Matthew Serino and Blaine-Thompson
John CullumCharlie Anderson
Ted AgressJacob
Chip FordGabriel
Gordan HallidaySam
Joel HigginsJames
Penelope MilfordJenny
Joseph ShapiroRobert
The Boy
Donna TheodoreAnne
Tedd CarrereEnsemble
Stephen DubovEnsemble
Gary HargerCorporal
Brian JamesEnsemble
Robert JohansonEnsemble
Sherry LambertEnsemble
Craig LucasConfederate Sniper
Gene MasonerMarauder
Paul MyrvoldEnsemble
Dan OrmondEnsemble
Edward PennSergeant Johnson
Ed PrebleEngineer
Casper RoosCarol
Robert RosenHenry
David RussellJohn
J. Kevin ScannellEnsemble
Jack StarkeyEnsemble
E. Allen StevensEnsemble
Jordan SuffinNathan
Marshall ThomasLieutenant
Charles WelchReverend Byrd
Swings: Matt Gavin
Understudies: Betsy Beard (Jenny), Tedd Carrere (Lieutenant), Brent Carter (Gabriel), Kay Coleman (Anne), Matt Gavin (John, Nathan), Robert Johanson (Corporal, Henry, John), Craig Lucas (Henry, Nathan), Gene Masoner (Jacob), Paul Myrvold (James), Edward Penn (Charlie Anderson), Ed Preble (Reverend Byrd, Tinkham), Jeffrey Rea (Robert), Casper Roos (Sergeant Johnson), Robert Rosen (Sam), J. Kevin Scannell (Carol), E. Allen Stevens (Engineer, Marauder) and Marshall Thomas (James)
Theatre World
winner 1975 Award [recipient] 
  Joel Higgins
winner 1975 Award [recipient] 
  Donna Theodore
Tony Award®
 1975 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Philip Rose , Gloria Sher and Louis K. Sher
winner 1975 Best Book of a Musical [winner] 
 Book by James Lee Barrett , Peter Udell and Philip Rose
 1975 Best Original Score [nominee] 
 Music by Gary Geld ;  Lyrics by Peter Udell
winner 1975 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  John Cullum
 1975 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Donna Theodore
 1975 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Robert Tucker
Drama Desk Award
winner 1975 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  John Cullum
winner 1975 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Donna Theodore
 1975 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Penelope Milford
music by Gary Geld; lyrics by Peter Udell
ACT 1 Sung By
Raise the Flag of DixieConfederate and Union Soldiers
I've Heard It All BeforeCharlie Anderson
Why Am I Me?Boy
Pass the Cross to MeThe Congregation
Why Am I Me?Gabriel
Next to Lovin (I Like Fightin')Jacob, James, Nathan, John and Henry
Over the HIllJenny
The Pickers Are ComingCharlie Anderson
Next to Lovin (I Like Fightin') (Reprise) Jacob, James, Nathan, John and Jenny
MeditationCharlie Anderson
We Make a Beautiful PairAnne and Jenny
Violets and SilverbellsJenny, Sam and The Family
It's a BoyCharlie Anderson
ACT 2 Sung By
FreedomAnne and Gabriel
Violets and Silverbells (Reprise) James and Anne
Papa's Gonna Make It AlrightCharlie Anderson
The Only Home I KnowCorporal and Soldiers
Papa's Gonna Make It Alright (Reprise) Jenny
Meditation (Reprise) Charlie Anderson
Pass the Cross to Me (Reprise) The Congregation