MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 25, 1985
Closing Date
Sep 20, 1987
1st Preview
Apr 05, 1985
1st Preview
Apr 05, 1985
Previews
22
Performances
1,005
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
(Apr 25, 1985 - Sep 20, 1987)

Setting
Along the Mississippi River Valley, sometime in the 1840's.

Music by Roger Miller; Lyrics by Roger Miller; Book by William Hauptman; Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain; Music orchestrated by Steven Margoshes and Danny Troob; Dance and Incidental Music: John Richard Lewis; Musical Director: Linda Twine; Vocal arrangements by Linda Twine
Production Staged by Des McAnuff; Choreographed by Janet Watson; Assistant to Mrs Watson: Andrew Asnes
Scenic Design by Heidi Landesman; Costume Design by Patricia McGourty; Lighting Design by Richard Riddell; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Angela Gari; Make-Up Design by Ann Belsky; Associate Scenic Design: Robert Shaw; Assistant to Mr. Riddell: Susan A. White
General Manager: David, Strong, Warner, Inc.; Company Manager: Sandra Carlson
Production Stage Manager: Frank Hartenstein; Stage Manager: Steven Adler; Assistant Stage Mgr: Marianne Cane
Musical Supervisor: Danny Troob; Assistant Conductor: Kenneth Kosek; Harmonica: Don Brooks; Guitar, Banjo: John Guth; Fiddle: Kenny Kosek; Trombone: Bruce Bonvissuto; Drums: Vinnie Johnson; Bass: Jeffrey Ganz; Trumpet: Lowell J. Hershey; Guitar: Scott Kuney; Woodwind: Robert Steen; Piano: Linda Twine
Sound Effects by John Kilgore
Stage Movement by B. H. Barry; Fight direction by B. H. Barry; Casting: Stanley Soble and Jason La Padura; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc., Joshua Ellis, Adrian Bryan-Brown, Keith Sherman and Cindy Valk; Photographer: Martha Swope; Vocal Coach: Marge Rivingston; Dialect Coach: Tim Monich; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi
Miss Watson
 
Woman in Shanty
 
Harmonia Player
Man on a Skiff
 
Lafe
 
Counselor Robinson
 
Hired Hand
 
Andy
 
Man in the Crowd
 
Hired Hand
 
Ensemble
Widow Douglas
 
Sally Phelps
Judge Thatcher
 
Man on a Skiff
 
Harvey Wilkes
 
Silas Phelps
Mary Jane Wilkes
Apr 05, 1985 - Jul 07, 1985
Mark Twain
 
Doctor
Alice
the Wilkes' slave
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Pap Finn
 
Sheriff Bell
 
Hired Hand
 
Ensemble
The King
Susan Wilkes
Jo Harper
 
Joanna Wilkes
Man on a Skiff
 
Ensemble
Huckleberry Finn
Bill
a Servant
 
Ensemble
Tom Sawyer
Alice's Daughter
 
Ensemble
Ben Rogers
 
Ensemble
 
Hank
 
A Young Fool
Understudies: Elmore James (Jim), George Merritt (Ensemble) and Andrew Hill Newman (Huckleberry Finn, Ensemble)

Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Apr 25, 1985 - Sep 20, 1987)

Assistant Co. Mgr: Jill Hurwitz
Production Stage Manager: Steven Adler (Jan 1987 - Jul 1987); Assistant Stage Mgr: Karen Armstrong, Neal Jones and James Dawson; Stage Manager: Marianne Cane
Bass: Ron Raffio

Cast

Tom Sawyer
Aug 22, 1985 - Apr 05, 1987
Tom Sawyer
Apr 07, 1987 - ?
Ensemble
Judge Thatcher
Ben Rogers
 
Hank
 
Young Fool
Dick
circa. Apr 1987 - Sep 20, 1987
 
Andy
circa. Apr 1987 - Sep 20, 1987
 
Man in the Crowd
circa. Apr 1987 - Sep 20, 1987
 
Hired Hand
circa. Apr 1987 - Sep 20, 1987
 
Ensemble
circa. Apr 1987 - Sep 20, 1987
Pap Finn
Sep 03, 1985 - ?
 
Sheriff Bell
Sep 03, 1985 - ?
 
Hired Hand
Sep 03, 1985 - ?
 
Ensemble
Sep 03, 1985 - ?
Mary Jane Wilkes
Sep 03, 1985 - Oct 13, 1985
Pap Finn
Apr 22, 1986 - Nov 1986
 
Sheriff Bell
 
Hired Hand
 
Ensemble
Mary Jane Wilkes
Jul 09, 1985 - Sep 01, 1985
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn
Huckleberry Finn
Oct 21, 1986 - ?
 
Counselor Robinson
 
Hired Hand
 
Man on a Skiff
The Duke
Jan 07, 1986 - ?
Ben Rogers
 
Hank
 
A Young Fool
 
Ensemble
Mark Twain
Ben Rogers
 
Hank
 
Young Fool
 
Ensemble
The Duke
Sep 02, 1985 - ?
Alice
the Wilkes' slave
 
Ensemble
Miss Watson
 
Harmonia Player
 
Woman in Shanty
Ensemble
 
Man on a Skiff
Marin Mazzie
Broadway debut
Mary Jane Wilkes
Oct 15, 1985 - Sep 20, 1987
The King
Jul 08, 1986 - ?
The Duke
Sep 02, 1986 - ?
Jim
Jun 01, 1986 - ?
Pap Finn
Nov 11, 1986 - ?
Huckleberry Finn
Apr 07, 1986 - ?
Pap Finn
Dec 09, 1986 - ?
 
Ensemble
Dec 09, 1986 - ?
 
Counselor Robinson
 
Hired Hand
Jim
Feb 21, 1986 - ?
The Duke
Oct 08, 1985 - ?
 
Ensemble
Alice
the Wilkes' slave
Understudies: Jon Ehrlich (Huckleberry Finn, Ensemble), Romain Frugé (Huckleberry Finn, Ensemble), Susan Glaze (Ensemble, Mary Jane Wilkes), Peggy Harmon (Ensemble), Elmore James , Neal Jones (Huckleberry Finn), Linda Kerns (Ensemble), Russell Leib (Duke, Preacher), Jimmy Lockett (Jim), William McClary (Preacher, King, Duke, Teacher in the Prologue, Ensemble), George Merritt (Jim), John Cameron Mitchell (Huckleberry Finn), Yvonne Over (Ensemble), Robert Sevra (King, Preacher, Ensemble) and William Youmans (Duke, Preacher)
music by Roger Miller; lyrics by Roger Miller
Act 1
Sung By
Do You Want to Go to Heaven?
The Company
The Boys
Tom Sawyer and The Gang
Waiting for the Light to Shine
Huckleberry Finn
Guv'ment
Pap
Hand for the Hog
Tom Sawyer
I, Huckleberry, Me
Huckleberry Finn
Muddy Water
Jim and Huckleberry Finn
Crossing Over
Slaves and Overseer
River in the Rain
Huckleberry Finn and Jim
When the Sun Goes Down in the South
Duke, King and Huckleberry Finn
Act 2
Sung By
The Royal Nonesuch
Duke and Company
Worlds Apart
Jim and Huckleberry Finn
Arkansas
A Young Fool
How Blest We Are
Alice's Daughter and Company
You Oughta Be Here with Me
Mary Jane Wilkes, Susan Wilkes and Joanna Wilkes
How Blest We Are (Reprise)
Company
Leaving's Not the Only Way to Go
Mary Jane Wilkes, Jim and Huckleberry Finn
Waiting for the Light to Shine (Reprise)
Huckleberry Finn
Free At Last
Jim
River in the Rain (Reprise)
Huckleberry Finn and Jim
Muddy Water (Reprise)
Company

Tony Award®

Best Musical

Best Book of a Musical

1985 Winner
Book by William Hauptman

Best Original Score

1985 Winner
Music by Roger Miller
Lyrics by Roger Miller

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1985 Winner
Ron Richardson
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Best Scenic Design

1985 Winner
Scenic Design by Heidi Landesman
 

Best Costume Design

1985 Nominee
Costume Design by Patricia McGourty

Best Lighting Design

1985 Winner
Lighting Design by Richard Riddell

Best Direction of a Musical

1985 Winner
Staged by Des McAnuff

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1985 Winner
Ron Richardson
 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1985 Nominee
Daniel H. Jenkins

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1985 Winner
René Auberjonois
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1985 Nominee
Patti Cohenour

Outstanding Orchestration

1985 Winner
Music orchestrated by Steven Margoshes and Danny Troob

Outstanding Lyrics

1985 Winner
Lyrics by Roger Miller

Outstanding Music

1985 Winner
Music by Roger Miller
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1985 Nominee
Costume Design by Patricia McGourty

Outstanding Lighting Design

1985 Winner
Lighting Design by Richard Riddell

Outstanding Set Design

1985 Winner
Scenic Design by Heidi Landesman

Theatre World

Award

1985 Recipient
Patti Cohenour
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