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The Gospel at Colonus   

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (3/24/1988 - 5/15/1988)
First Preview: Mar 11, 1988 Total Previews: 15
Opening Date: Mar 24, 1988    
Closing Date: May 15, 1988 Total Performances: 61

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; Arthur Rubin: Vice-President)
Produced by Dodger Productions, Liza Lorwin, Louis Busch Hager, Playhouse Square Center and Fifth Avenue Productions; Associate Producer: The Boys' and Girls' Club of Newark, Inc.
Originally produced by the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Music by Bob Telson; Book by Lee Breuer; Lyrics by Lee Breuer; Based on "Oedipus at Colonus," "Oedipus Rex," and "Antigone" by Sophocles; Sophocles' "Oedipus at Colonus" and "Antigone" adapted by Robert Fitzgerald; Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex" and "Antigone" adapted by Dudley Fitts
Directed by Lee Breuer
Production and Set Design by Alison Yerxa; Costume Design by Ghretta Hynd; Lighting Design by Julie Archer; Sound Design by David Hewitt and Ron Lorman
Executive Producer: David, Strong, Warner, Inc.; Company Manager: Douglas C. Baker
Production Stage Manager: Peter Glazer; Stage Manager: Susan Green; Assistant Stage Mgr: Dwight R. B. Cook
Guitar: Sam Butler, Jr.; Drums: Leroy Clouden; Organ: Butch Heyward; Piano and Synthesizer: Bob Telson; Trombone: David Sacks; Saxophones: John Hagen; Trumpet: Chris Royal; Bass: Lincoln Schleifer; Alto Saxophone and Slide Guitar: Josh Shneider; Harmonica: Don Brooks
General Press Representative: The Joshua Ellis Office; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates
Morgan FreemanMessenger
Sam Butler, Jr.The Singer
Kevin DavisPolyneices
J. J. Farley and the Soul StirrersChoragos
Clarence Fountain and the Five Blind Boys of AlabamaOedipus
The Institutional Radio ChoirChorus
Martin JacoxChoragos
Carolyn Johnson-WhiteThe Choir Soloist
Robert Earl JonesCreon
Reverend Earl F. MillerTheseus
Isabell MonkAntigone
J. D. SteeleGuest Choir Director
Jevetta SteeleIsmene
The J. D. Steele SingersIsmene
Understudies: James Carter (Oedipus), Jim Craven (Messenger, Polyneices, Theseus), Hayward Gregory (The Singer), Parthea Hill (The Choir Soloist), Reverend Earl F. Miller (Messenger), Pamela Poitier (Antigone) and Carl Williams, Jr. (Creon)
Tony Award®
 1988 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Lee Breuer
Pulitzer Prize
 1985 for Drama [nominee] 
 Lyrics by Lee Breuer ;  Music by Bob Telson ;  Book by Lee Breuer
music by Bob Telson; lyrics by Lee Breuer
ACT 1 Sung By
Live Where You CanIsmene and Choir
Fair ColonusSinger
Stop, Do Not Go OnThe Singer and Soul Stirrers
Who Is This Man?Choragos and Messenger
How Shall I See You Through My Tears?Ismene and the J. D. Steele Singers
A Voice ForetoldOedipus, Five Blind Boys and The Singer
No NeverChoragos and Soul Stirrers
All My Heart's DesireOedipus, Five Blind Boys, Choir, Creon and Messenger
Numberless Are the World's WondersSteele Singers, Guest Choir Director and Janice Steele Choir
ACT 2 Sung By
Lift Me UpOedipus and Five Blind Boys
EvilChorus and The Choir Soloist
You Break My HeartSingers and The Singer
Oh Sunlight of No LightThe Singer
Eternal SleepSoul Stirrers
Lift Him UpChoir and The Choir Soloist
Now Let the Weeping CeaseSoul Stirrers, Choir and Ensemble