MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Oct 24, 1963
Closing Date
Aug 08, 1964
1st Preview
Oct 23, 1963
1st Preview
Oct 23, 1963
Previews
2
Performances
330
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Broadhurst Theatre
(Oct 24, 1963 - Aug 08, 1964)

Setting
A western state from dawn to midnight of a summer day in a time of drought.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by David Merrick; Produced with the cooperation of Rainbow Ventures, Inc.
Book by N. Richard Nash; Music by Harvey Schmidt; Lyrics by Tom Jones; Based on the play "The Rainmaker" by N. Richard Nash; Musical Director: Donald Pippin; Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay; Dance arrangements by William Goldenberg; Vocal arrangements by Robert DeCormier; Assistant Musical Dir.: Frederick Vogelgesang; Assistant to Mr. Kay: Bill Stegmeyer
Directed by Joseph Anthony; Choreographed by Agnes de Mille
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Motley; Lighting Design by John Harvey; Hair Design by Michel Kazan; Assistant to Mr. Smith: Robin Wagner
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Ethel Davis; Assistant to Mr. Schlissel: David Payne
Production Stage Manager: Bill Ross; Stage Manager: Charles Blackwell; Assistant Stage Mgr: May Muth; Production Supervisor: Neil Hartley
Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek; Music Copyist: Bob Haring, Jr.
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Press Representative: David Powers; Secretary to Mr. Merrick: Helen Nickerson; Dance Captain: Vernon Lusby; Advertising: Fred Golden; Assistant to the Director: Ann McIntosh; Asst. to the Choreographer: Mavis Ray
Bill Starbuck
Lizzie Curry
H. C. Curry
Noah Curry
Jimmy Curry
Snookie
Townsperson
Townsperson
Townsperson
Geshy Toops
Townsperson
Townsperson
Mrs. Jensen
 
Townsperson
Townsperson
Gil Demby
 
Townsperson
Belinda
Townsperson
Olive Barrow
 
Townsperson
Townsperson
Wally Skacks, III
 
Townsperson
Townsperson
Townsperson
Townsperson
Townsperson
Townsperson
Bo Dollivan
 
Townsperson
Wally Skacks
 
Townsperson
Townsperson
Phil Mackey
Townsperson
Mr. Curtis
Maurine Toops
 
Townsperson
Townsperson
Townsperson
Townsperson
Standby: Joan Fagan (Lizzie Curry) and Seth Riggs (Bill Starbuck)
Understudies: Don Crabtree (Noah Curry), Jerry Dodge (Jimmy Curry), Vernon Lusby (Toby), Carl Nicholas (Toby), Stan Page (File), Robert Shepard (H. C. Curry) and Florence Willson (Snookie)

Broadhurst Theatre (Oct 24, 1963 - Aug 08, 1964)

Assistant Stage Mgr: Seth Riggs; Stage Manager: May Muth

Cast

Wally Skacks, III
Hannah
Lizzie Curry
Apr 23, 1964 - ?
Mr. Curtis
Gil Demby
music by Harvey Schmidt; lyrics by Tom Jones
Act 1
Sung By
Another Hot Day
File and Townspeople
Lizzie's Coming Home
H. C. Curry, Noah Curry and Jimmy Curry
Love, Don't Turn Away
Lizzie Curry
Poker Polka
File, H. C. Curry and Noah Curry
Hungry Men
Townspeople
The Rain Song
Bill Starbuck and Townspeople
You're Not Foolin' Me
Lizzie Curry and Bill Starbuck
Raunchy
Lizzie Curry and H. C. Curry
A Man and a Woman
Lizzie Curry and File
Old Maid
Lizzie Curry
Act 2
Sung By
Everything Beautiful Happens at Night
Toby, Jimmy Curry, Snookie and Townspeople
Melisande
Bill Starbuck
Simple Little Things
Lizzie Curry
Little Red Hat
Snookie and Jimmy Curry
Is It Really Me?
Lizzie Curry and Bill Starbuck
Wonderful Music
File, Bill Starbuck and Lizzie Curry
The Rain Song (Reprise)
Full Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Composer and Lyricist

1964 Nominee
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1964 Nominee
Inga Swenson
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1964 Nominee
Will Geer
 

Best Direction (Musical)

1964 Nominee
Directed by Joseph Anthony
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