MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 17, 1981
Closing Date
Dec 13, 1981
1st Preview
Oct 19, 1981
1st Preview
Oct 19, 1981
Previews
33
Performances
37
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Martin Beck Theatre
(Nov 17, 1981 - Dec 13, 1981)

Setting
Between August, 1945 and September, 1947.

Produced by Zev Bufman, Neil Bogart, Michael Harvey and Peter A. Bobley; Associate Producer: Roger Luby
Book by Joel Siegel; Music by Bob Brush; Lyrics by Martin Charnin; Written in collaboration with Martin Charnin; Music orchestrated by Luther Henderson; Dance arrangements by Luther Henderson; Vocal arrangements by Joyce Brown
Directed by Martin Charnin; Choreographed by Alan Johnson
Scenic Design by David Chapman; Costume Design by Carrie Robbins; Lighting Design by Marc B. Weiss; Sound Design by Louis Shapiro
General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: James G. Mennen
Production Stage Manager: Peter Lawrence; Stage Manager: Jim Woolley; Assistant Stage Mgr: David Blackwell and Sarah Whitham; Technical Director: Arthur Siccardi
Musical Conductor: Mark Hummel; Musical Supervisor: Luther Henderson; Score published by MPL Communications, Inc.; Music Contractor: Ted Sommer and Martin Grupp; Woodwinds: William Slapin, Edward Salkin, Robert Magnuson, Mauricio Smith and Frank Santagata; Trumpet: Francis Bonny, Jimmy Owens and Leo Ball; Trombone: Jim Pugh, Keith O'Quinn and Garfield Fobbs; Percussion: Richard Brown ; Horn: Greg Williams; Cello: Anne Callahan; Drums: Dennis Mackrel; Guitar: Bernard Grobman ; Bass: William Stanley
Authentic baseball gloves and catcher's mitt loaned by Barry Halper
Consultant: Rachel Robinson; Dance Captain: Steven Boockvor; General Press Representative: Fred Nathan & Associates; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne; Casting: Simon & Kumin Casting, Inc.; Photographer: Martha Swope
Red Barber
3rd Baseman
 
Equipment Manager
 
Passenger
 
Cuban Reporter
 
Fan
Swanee Rivers
Cool Minnie
Frog
a busboy
 
Dodger Coach
 
Brian Waterhouse
Passenger
 
Eddie Stanky
 
Brooklyn Trainer
 
Reds Fan
 
Pittsburgh Pirate
Girl
at bar
 
Passenger
 
A Girl at the Bar
 
Dodger Wife
 
Hilda Chester
Eunice
the cigarette girl
 
Bucky
 
Redcap
 
Fan
 
Minister
Junkyard Jones
 
Dr. Johnson
Sorrentino
a busboy
 
Umpire
 
Trainer
 
Philadelphia Reporter
Clyde Sukeforth
Jackie Robinson
Passenger
 
Dodger Rookie
 
Brooklyn Eagle Photographer
 
Pittsburgh Pirate
Huey
a waiter
 
Dodger Coach
 
Sheriff
 
Philadelphia Reporter
Passenger
 
Fan
 
Opal
on the left
Branch Rickey
Passenger
 
A Girl at the Bar
 
Dodger Wife
Passenger
 
Fan
 
Ruby
on the right
Rachel Isum
Casey Higgins
Soldier
at bar
 
Passenger
 
Pee Wee Reese
Bartender
at bar
 
Hatrack Harris
 
Passenger
 
Cuban Reporter
 
Fan
 
Minister
Jimmy Powers
 
Passenger
 
Reds Fan
Softball
 
Minister
Noonan
the maitre'd
Leo Durocher
Understudies: Steven Boockvor (Casey Higgins), Bill Buell (Clyde Sukeforth), Stephen Crain (Pee Wee Reese), Michael Edward-Stevens (Junkyard Jones), Margaret Lamée (Eunice, Hilda Chester), Jacqueline Lowe (Rachel Isum, Cool Minnie's Girl), Rodney Saulsberry (Jackie Robinson), Sam Stoneburner (Noonan), Paul Cook Tartt (Cool Minnie) and George D. Wallace (Branch Rickey)

Martin Beck Theatre (Nov 17, 1981 - Dec 13, 1981)

Conducted by Rachel Robinson
Press Representative: Eileen McMahon, Patt Dale and Jan Greenberg

Cast

Dodger Fan
Dodger Fan
Dodger Fan
Dodger Fan
Dodger Fan
Dodger Fan
Tommy Holmes
music by Bob Brush; lyrics by Martin Charnin
Act 1
Sung By
Jack Roosevelt Robinson
Branch Rickey and Leo Durocher
The National Pastime
Cool Minnie, Jackie Robinson, Junkyard Jones and The Monarchs
Will We Ever Know Each Other
Jackie Robinson and Rachel Isum
The First
Jackie Robinson
Bloat
Leo Durocher and Reporters and The Dodgers
It Ain't Gonna Work
Casey Higgins, Clyde Sukeforth and The Dodgers
The Brooklyn Dodger Strike
Rickey and Durocher
Jack Roosevelt Robinson (Reprise)
Rickey
The First (Reprise)
Rachel Isum
Act 2
Sung By
Is This Year Next Year?
Noonan, Eunice, Huey, Frog and Sorrentino
You Do-Do-Do-It Good
Cool Minnie, Jackie Robinson, The Monarchs, Ruby and Opal
Is This Year Next Year? (Reprise)
Branch Rickey, Holmes, The Reporters, Clyde Sukeforth and The Dodgers
There Are Days and There Are Days
Rachel Isum
It's A Beginning
Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey and Rachel Isum
The Opera Ain't Over
Noonan, The Regulars, All the Dodgers, Branch Rickey, Hilda Chester and The Fans

Tony Award®

 

Best Book of a Musical

1982 Nominee
Book by Joel Siegel
Written in collaboration with Martin Charnin
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1982 Nominee
David Alan Grier
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1982 Nominee
Directed by Martin Charnin

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1982 Nominee
Lonette McKee
 

Outstanding Set Design

1982 Nominee
Scenic Design by David Chapman

Theatre World

Award

1982 Recipient
David Alan Grier
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