facebook youtube twitter Pinterest

IBDB: Internet Broadway Database
The Broadway League

Official Broadway League sites:

Quick Search For:   In This Category:  

The Gospel at Colonus   

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (3/24/1988 - 5/15/1988)
First Preview: Mar 11, 1988 Total Previews: 15
Opening Date: Mar 24, 1988    
Closing Date: May 15, 1988 Total Performances: 61

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; Arthur Rubin: Vice-President)
Produced by Dodger Productions, Liza Lorwin, Louis Busch Hager, Playhouse Square Center and Fifth Avenue Productions; Associate Producer: The Boys' and Girls' Club of Newark, Inc.
Originally produced by the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Music by Bob Telson; Book by Lee Breuer; Lyrics by Lee Breuer; Based on "Oedipus at Colonus," "Oedipus Rex," and "Antigone" by Sophocles; Sophocles' "Oedipus at Colonus" and "Antigone" adapted by Robert Fitzgerald; Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex" and "Antigone" adapted by Dudley Fitts
Directed by Lee Breuer
Production and Set Design by Alison Yerxa; Costume Design by Ghretta Hynd; Lighting Design by Julie Archer; Sound Design by David Hewitt and Ron Lorman
Executive Producer: David, Strong, Warner, Inc.; Company Manager: Douglas C. Baker
Production Stage Manager: Peter Glazer; Stage Manager: Susan Green; Assistant Stage Mgr: Dwight R. B. Cook
Guitar: Sam Butler, Jr.; Drums: Leroy Clouden; Organ: Butch Heyward; Piano and Synthesizer: Bob Telson; Trombone: David Sacks; Saxophones: John Hagen; Trumpet: Chris Royal; Bass: Lincoln Schleifer; Alto Saxophone and Slide Guitar: Josh Shneider; Harmonica: Don Brooks
General Press Representative: The Joshua Ellis Office; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates
Morgan Freeman
Sam Butler, Jr.
The Singer
Kevin Davis
J. J. Farley and the Soul Stirrers
Clarence Fountain and the Five Blind Boys of Alabama
The Institutional Radio Choir
Martin Jacox
Carolyn Johnson-White
The Choir Soloist
Robert Earl Jones
Reverend Earl F. Miller
Isabell Monk
J. D. Steele
Guest Choir Director
Jevetta Steele
The J. D. Steele Singers
Understudies: James Carter (Oedipus), Jim Craven (Messenger, Polyneices, Theseus), Hayward Gregory (The Singer), Parthea Hill (The Choir Soloist), Reverend Earl F. Miller (Messenger), Pamela Poitier (Antigone) and Carl Williams, Jr. (Creon)
Tony Award®
1988 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Lee Breuer
Pulitzer Prize
1985 for Drama [nominee]
Lyrics by Lee Breuer; Music by Bob Telson; Book by Lee Breuer
music by Bob Telson; lyrics by Lee Breuer
ACT 1 Sung By
Live Where You Can Ismene and Choir
Fair Colonus Singer
Stop, Do Not Go On The Singer and Soul Stirrers
Who Is This Man? Choragos and Messenger
How Shall I See You Through My Tears? Ismene and the J. D. Steele Singers
A Voice Foretold Oedipus, Five Blind Boys and The Singer
No Never Choragos and Soul Stirrers
All My Heart's Desire Oedipus, Five Blind Boys, Choir, Creon and Messenger
Numberless Are the World's Wonders Steele Singers, Guest Choir Director and Janice Steele Choir
ACT 2 Sung By
Lift Me Up Oedipus and Five Blind Boys
Evil Chorus and The Choir Soloist
You Break My Heart The Singer and Singers
Oh Sunlight of No Light The Singer
Eternal Sleep Soul Stirrers
Lift Him Up Choir and The Choir Soloist
Now Let the Weeping Cease Soul Stirrers, Choir and Ensemble