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The Robber Bridegroom   

 
This production played in repertory with Edward II, The Time of Your Life, The Three Sisters

Harkness Theatre, (10/07/1975 - 10/18/1975)
First Preview: Oct 06, 1975 Total Previews: 1
Opening Date: Oct 07, 1975    
Closing Date: Oct 18, 1975 Total Performances: 14

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Legendary Mississippi.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Rebekah Harkness; Theatre Leased by The Acting Company (John Houseman, Artistic Director; Margot Harley, Producing Director; Porter Van Zandt, Executive Director)
Produced by The Acting Company (John Houseman, Artistic Director; Margot Harley, Producing Director; Porter Van Zandt, Executive Director)
First performance by The Acting Company at Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Book by Alfred Uhry; Lyrics by Alfred Uhry; Music by Robert Waldman; Music arranged by Robert Waldman; Based upon the novella by Eudora Welty
Entire production 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; Hair Design by Steve Atha
Company Manager: Manny Kladitis
Production Stage Manager: Howard Crampton-Smith; Stage Manager: Sam Clester; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jo Mayer; Technical Director: Richard Elkow
Guitar: Bob Jones; Fiddle and Mandolin: Alan Kaufman; Bass: David Markowitz; Fiddle: Richard Shulberg; Banjo: Steve Tannenbaum
Voice Consultant: Elizabeth Smith; General Press Representative: Gifford / Wallace, Inc.; Advertising: Michael DeLuise and The Blaine Thompson Company
Cast
Robert BacigalupiGoat
a simpleton
Brooks BaldwinKyle Nunnery
neighbor
Glynis BellGoat's Mother
Cynthia DickasonQueenie Sue Stevens
Peter DvorskyErnie Summers
neighbor
Sandra HalperinAirie
Goat's sister
J. W. HarperLittle Harp
a robber
Elaine HausmanA Raven
Benjamin HendricksonBig Harp
the head of a robber
Alternate
Alan KaufmanThe Fiddler
Kevin KlineJamie Lockhart
a robber
Patti LuPoneRosamund
Musgrove's daughter
Anderson MatthewsBig Harp
the head of a robber
Richard OomsTom Plymale
neighbor
Mary Lou RosatoSalome
Musgrove's second wife
David SchrammClemment Musgrove
a rich planter
Norman SnowMike Fink
a flatboatman
Roy K. StevensJohn Oglesby
neighbor
Nicolas SurovyBilly Brenner
neighbor
Michael TolaydoHerman McLaughlin
neighbor
Understudies: Brooks Baldwin (Goat), Glynis Bell (Salome), Cynthia Dickason (A Raven, Airie), Peter Dvorsky (Neighbor), Sandra Halperin (Rosamund), Elaine Hausman (Goat's Mother), Anderson Matthews (Neighbor), Richard Ooms (Clemment Musgrove), Norman Snow (Little Harp), Nicolas Surovy (Jamie Lockhart, Mike Fink) and Michael Tolaydo (Neighbor)
Tony Award®
 1976 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Alfred Uhry
 1976 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Patti LuPone
Drama Desk Award
 1976 Outstanding Musical/Book [nominee] 
 Produced by The Acting Company (John Houseman, Artistic Director; Margot Harley, Producing Director; Porter Van Zandt, Executive Director) ;  Book by Alfred Uhry
 1976 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Patti LuPone
 1976 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Mary Lou Rosato
 1976 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 
  Donald Saddler
 1976 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 
 Entire production directed by Gerald Freedman
 1976 Unique Theatrical Experience [nominee] 
 Produced by The Acting Company (John Houseman, Artistic Director; Margot Harley, Producing Director; Porter Van Zandt, Executive Director)
music by Robert Waldman; lyrics by Alfred Uhry
ACT 1 Sung By
With StyleJamie Lockhart (a robber) and Company
The Real Mike FinkJamie Lockhart (a robber), Clemment Musgrove (a rich planter) and Mike Fink (a flatboatman)
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
Sleepy ManRosamund (Musgrove's daughter)