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Phoenix Theatre, (11/23/1954 - 1/02/1955)
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Opening Date: Nov 23, 1954    
Closing Date: Jan 02, 1955 Total Performances: 48

Category: Musical, Original, Off-Broadway
Description: A Ballad in three acts
Setting: North River Tunnel Works and the surrounding neighborhood in downtown New York in the late 1880's

Production Staff
Produced by The Phoenix Theatre (T. Edward Hambleton: Co-Founder and Managing Director; Norris Houghton: Co-Founder); Produced by special arrangement with Rachel Productions
Written by Earl Robinson and Waldo Salt; Based on "St. Columba and the River" by Theodore Dreiser; Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay; Musical Director: Ben Steinberg
Directed by Howard Da Silva; Choreographed by Sophie Maslow
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Toni Ward; Lighting Design by Howard Bay; Assistant Lighting Design: Ralph Holmes
General Manager: Carl Fisher; Company Manager: Nat Parnes
Production Manager: Robert Woods; Production Stage Manager: Bernard Gersten; Stage Manager: Richard Blofson
Press Representative: Ned Armstrong
Betty Ageloff
Girl with a Ball
Mordecai Bauman
Leon Bibb
Sam on the Stick
David Brooks
Tim Cavanaugh
John Carter
Air Lock Foreman
Jack Cassidy
Johnny O'Sullivan
Douglas Collins
Bill Clayton
Robert DeCormier
Gordon Dilworth
Eliot Feld
Small Fry
Elliot Freeman
Mareda Gaither
Ginny Cayton
Alice Ghostley
Sheela Cavanaugh
David Hooks
Night Shift Foreman
Mary Kane
Mary Novak
Michael Kermoyan
Joe Novak
Muriel Manings
Peter Maravell
Betty Oakes
Katie O'Sullivan
Stephanie Scourby
Sandhog Wife
Doree Simmons
Sandhog Wife
Rodester Timmons
Andy Cayton
Paul Ukena
Fred Burger
Mitzi Wilson
Sandhog Wife
David Winters
Ring Leader

ACT 1 Sung By
Come Down Chorus
Some Said They Were Crazy Chorus
Stand Back Policeman
Hey Joe Kids
Johnny's Cursing Song Johnny O'Sullivan
Come and Be Married Girl with a Ball
Johnny O Johnny O'Sullivan and Katie O'Sullivan
Good Old Days Sharkey and Kids
Song of the Bends Tim Cavanaugh, Fred Burger, Joe Novak and Andy Cayton
By the Glenside Sheela Cavanaugh
High Air Chorus
Work Song Tim Cavanaugh, Fred Burger and Sam on the Stick
28 Men Chorus
ACT 2 Sung By
Sandhog Song Henderson, Chorus and Kids
Sweat Song Tim Cavanaugh
Fugue on a Hot Afternoon in a Small Flat Tim Cavanaugh, Johnny O'Sullivan, Sheela Cavanaugh and Katie O'Sullivan
T-w-i-n-s Tim Cavanaugh, Fred Burger, Andy Cayton and Joe Novak
Katie O'Sullivan Tim Cavanaugh, Fred Burger, Andy Cayton, Joe Novak, Sharkey and Kids
Johnny O (Reprise) Johnny O'Sullivan and Katie O'Sullivan
28 Men (Reprise) Chorus
High Air (Reprise) Chorus
Some Said They Were Crazy (Reprise) Chorus
Sing Sorrow Chorus
You Want to Mourn Sheela Cavanaugh and Sandhogs' Wives
ACT 3 Sung By
Ma, Ma, Where's My Dad? Kids
Greathead Shield Bill Clayton and Kids
Waiting for the Men Sheela Cavanaugh, Mary Novak and Ginny Cayton
28 Men (Reprise) Chorus
Greathead Shield (Reprise) Sam on the Stick
Ring Iron Chorus
Johnny's Cursing Song (Reprise) Johnny O'Sullivan
Stand Back Chorus and Policeman
Johnny O (Reprise) Johnny O'Sullivan and Katie O'Sullivan
Oh, Oh, Oh, O'Sullivan Fred Burger, Andy Cayton, Joe Novak and Bill Clayton
Sandhog Song Chorus