MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 29, 1968
Closing Date
Jul 01, 1972
1st Preview
Apr 11, 1968
1st Preview
Apr 11, 1968
Performances
1,750
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Biltmore Theatre
(Apr 29, 1968 - Jul 01, 1972)

Setting
The 1960s. The East Village.

Theatre Owned / Operated by David J. Cogan
Produced by Michael Butler
Originally produced by Natoma
Book by Gerome Ragni and James Rado; Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado; Music by Galt MacDermot; Musical Director: Galt MacDermot
Directed by Tom O'Horgan; Dance Director: Julie Arenal; Assistant Director: Glen Nielsen
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Nancy Potts; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Robert Kiernan; Hair and Wig Design by Wig City Salons; Hair Stylist for Messrs. Butler, Ragni and Rado: Roberto Vega; Assistant to Miss Potts: Robert Pusilo, Steve Atha and Mart Aldre
Executive Producer: Bertrand Castelli; Company Manager: Ronald Bruguiere
Production Stage Manager: Fred Reinglas; Stage Manager: Michael Maurer
Music Contractor: Herb Harris; Supervisor / Copyist: Irving Raymond; Musical Coordinator: Rick Shorter; Conducted by Galt MacDermot; Electric Piano: Galt MacDermot; Guitar: Alan Fontaine and Charlie Brown; Guitar and Bass: Jimmy Lewis; Clarinet and Saxaphone: Zane Paul Zacharoff; Trumpet: Donald Leight and Eddie Williams; Percussion: Warren Chaisson; Drums: Leo Morris; Alternate Conductor: Neal Tate; Alternate Electric Piano: Neal Tate
Press Representative: Robert Ganshaw, Michael F. Goldstein Inc. and Tom Trenkle; International Press Representatives: Gifford / Wallace, Inc.; Production Coordinator: Cara Robin; Advertising: Fred Golden and The Blaine Thompson Company; Company Astrologer: Maria Crummere; Company Card Reader: Earl Scott; Poster Design by Ruspoli-Rodriguez; Company Photographer: Dagmar
Sergeant
 
Member of the Tribe
Abraham Lincoln
 
Member of the Tribe
Jeanie
 
Mother
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Mother
 
General Grant
Waitress
 
Parent
 
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Sheila
 
Tourist Couple
 
Young Recruit
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Dionne
Member of the Tribe
 
Principal
 
Member of the Tribe
Claude
Berger
 
Principal
 
Tourist Couple
 
Parent
 
Member of the Tribe
 
Father
 
Principal
Standby: Seth Allen (Claude)
Understudies: Lorrie Davis (Jeanie), Diane Keaton (Sheila) and Suzannah Norstrand (Jeanie)

Biltmore Theatre (Apr 29, 1968 - Jul 01, 1972)

Musical Director: Margaret Harris; Assistant Musical Dir.: Mitch Kerper; Music arranged by Denzil A. Miller, Jr.
Assistant Director: Dan Sullivan and Wesley Fata
Sound Consultant: Abe Jacob
Assistant Co. Mgr: Mario De Maria; Company Manager: William Orton, David W. Payne and Richard Osorio
Drums: Idris Mohammad and Rick Cutler; Conducted by Margaret Harris and Denzil A. Miller, Jr.; Electric Piano: Margaret Harris; Electric Keyboards: Denzil A. Miller, Jr.; Bass: Jerry Jemmott; Assistant Conductor: Jerry Jemmott; Trumpet: Chris Alpert and Richard Hurwitz; Baritone Sax and Reeds: Danny Bank; Electric Guitar: Brian Koonin; Rhythm and Electric Guitar: Billy Butler; Percussion and Hand Drums: Mohammad Abdullah
Press Representative: David Rothenberg, Mary Bryant and John A. Prescott; Advertising: Richard A. Kenerson Associates; Furs by Jay Furs

Cast

Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
 
Tourist Couple
Crissy
Jul 1971 - Nov 14, 1971
Member of the Tribe
Sergeant
 
Member of the Tribe
Parent
 
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Mother
 
Member of the Tribe
 
Sergeant
Beverly Ann Bremers
Broadway debut
Sheila
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
 
Father
 
Principal
 
Member of the Tribe
General Grant
 
Member of the Tribe
 
Woof
Crissy
 
Jeanie
Parent
 
Member of the Tribe
 
Principal
Member of the Tribe
 
Dionne
Member of the Tribe
 
Tourist Couple
Berger
Tourist Couple
 
Member of the Tribe
Berger
Young Recruit
 
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Mother
Member of the Tribe
General Grant
 
Member of the Tribe
Principal
 
Young Recruit
 
Principal
 
Member of the Tribe
Young Recruit
 
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Principal
 
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Parent
 
Member of the Tribe
 
Principal
 
Member of the Tribe
Father
 
Principal
 
General Grant
 
Parent
Mother
 
Member of the Tribe
 
Hud
 
Sergeant
 
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Dionne
 
Member of the Tribe
 
Abraham Lincoln
Member of the Tribe
Principal
 
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Sheila
 
Young Recruit
 
Member of the Tribe
Dionne
Claude
? - Jul 01, 1972
 
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Sheila
Jul 1968 - ?
General Grant
 
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Young Recruit
 
Member of the Tribe
Berger
 
Principal
 
Tourist Couple
 
Parent
 
Member of the Tribe
 
General Grant
Member of the Tribe
 
Tourist Couple
 
Young Recruit
 
General Grant
 
Member of the Tribe
Sheila
Jan 1969 - ?
 
Member of the Tribe
 
Hud
 
Father
 
Principal
 
Sergeant
Member of the Tribe
Claude
Member of the Tribe
 
Claude
 
Woof
General Grant
 
Mother
 
Young Recruit
Member of the Tribe
Claude
 
General Grant
 
Member of the Tribe
Sheila
Oct 1969 - ?
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Waitress
 
Member of the Tribe
 
Claude
Waitress
 
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
 
Father
 
Principal
 
Waitress
 
Parent
Principal
 
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Dionne
 
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
 
Father
 
Sergeant
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
 
Claude
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
 
Member of the Tribe
Jeanie
 
Mother
 
Member of the Tribe
Mother
 
Tourist Couple
 
Member of the Tribe
 
Member of the Tribe
 
Tourist Couple
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Member of the Tribe
Sheila
 
Member of the Tribe
 
Parent
Ben Vereen
Broadway debut
Claude
Member of the Tribe
 
Waitress
 
Abraham Lincoln
 
Member of the Tribe
 
Member of the Tribe
Crissy
 
Member of the Tribe
 
Member of the Tribe
 
Father
Member of the Tribe
Understudies: Bobby Alessi (Woof), John Aman (Berger), Robalee Barnes (Hud), Kay Beckett (Crissy), Eugene Blythe (Berger), Alan Braunstein (Claude), Obie Bray (Hud), Keith Carradine (Claude), Peppy Castro (Berger), Linda Compton (Jeanie, Crissy), Zenobia Conkerite (Jeanie), Dell Cunningham (Claude), Lorrie Davis (Hud), Cliff De Young (Claude), Denise Delapenha (Sheila, Dionne), Arthur Dillingham (Hud), Debi Dye (Crissy), Candice Earley (Crissy), Stephen Fenning (Woof), Robbie Ferguson (Hud), Jim Fields (Hud), Steve Gamet (Young Recruit), George Garcia (Berger, Hud), Robert Golden (Berger), Gloria Goldman (Sheila), Nat Grant (Hud), Walter Harris (Young Recruit), Fluffer Hirsch (Woof), Paul Jabara (Tourist Couple, Woof), Jonathan Johnson (Claude, Woof), Ursuline Kairson (Sheila), Marjorie LiPari (Crissy), Clifford Lipson (Berger), Heather MacRae (Sheila), Larry Marshall (Berger, Hud), Robin McNamara (Woof), Richard Kim Milford (Claude), Melba Moore (Sheila), Dolores Morris (Dionne), Debbie Offner (Crissy), Angie Ortega (Jeanie), Sakinah (Dionne), Dale Soules (Crissy), Oatis Stephens (Berger), Tom Stovall (Claude), George Turner (Hud), Martha Velez (Sheila), Ben Vereen (Hud), Valerie Williams (Jeanie) and Kathrynann Wright (Sheila, Jeanie)
music by Galt MacDermot; lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Act 1
Sung By
Aquarius
Ron and Company
Donna
Berger and Company
Hashish
Company
Sodomy
Woof and Company
Colored Spade
Hud and Company
Manchester
Claude and Company
Ain't Got No
Woof, Hud, Dionne and Company
I Believe In Love
Sheila
Air
Jeanie, Crissy, Dionne and Company
Initials
Company
I Got Life
Claude and Company
Going Down
Berger and Company
Hair
Claude, Berger and Company
My Conviction
Tourist Lady and Company
Easy To Be Hard
Sheila
Don't Put It Down
Berger, Steve and Woof
Frank Mills
Crissy
Be-In
Company
Where Do I Go
Claude and Company
Dead End (added after Broadway opening)
Dionne, Leata, Emmaretta, Suzannah and Joe
Act 2
Sung By
Electric Blues
Suzannah, Leata, Steve and Paul
Black Boys
Martha, Suzannah and Natalie
White Boys
Dionne, Lorrie and Emmaretta
Walking in Space
Company
Abie Baby
Hud, Ron, Jim and Lorrie
Three-Five-Zero-Zero
Company
What A Piece Of Work Is Man
Ron and Walter
Good Morning Starshine
Sheila, Dionne and Company
The Bed
Company
The Flesh Failures (Let The Sun Shine In)
Claude, Sheila, Dionne and Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1969 Nominee
Book by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Music by Galt MacDermot
Lyrics by James Rado
Produced by Michael Butler
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1969 Nominee
Directed by Tom O'Horgan

Drama Desk Award

Vernon Rice-Drama Desk Award

1968 Winner
Music byfor his music Galt MacDermot(for his music)
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