Opening Date
Mar 24, 1988
Closing Date
May 15, 1988
1st Preview
Mar 11, 1988
1st Preview
Mar 11, 1988


Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
(Mar 24, 1988 - May 15, 1988)

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; Assistant Lighting Design: Michael Chybowski
Executive Producer: David, Strong, Warner, Inc.; General Manager: Arthur Rubin; Company Manager: Douglas C. Baker; Assistant Co. Mgr: Frier McCollister
Production Supervisor: Neil Mazzella; 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 and Michael Anderson; Photographer: Martha Swope and Associates
The Singer
The Choir Soloist
Guest Choir Director
Understudies: James Carter (Oedipus), Jim Craven (Messenger, Theseus, Polyneices), Hayward Gregory (The Singer), Parthea Hill (The Choir Soloist), Reverend Earl F. Miller (Messenger), Pamela Poitier (Antigone) and Carl Williams, Jr. (Creon)

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Mar 24, 1988 - May 15, 1988)


Institutional Radio Choir [Chorus]
Institutional Radio Choir [Chorus]
Institutional Radio Choir [Chorus]
Institutional Radio Choir [Chorus]
Institutional Radio Choir [Chorus]
music by Bob Telson; lyrics by Lee Breuer
Act 1
Sung By
Live Where You Can
Ismene and Choir
Fair Colonus
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
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

Tony Award®


Best Book of a Musical

1988 Nominee
Book by Lee Breuer

Pulitzer Prize


for Drama

1985 Nominee
Lyrics by Lee Breuer
Book by Lee Breuer
Music by Bob Telson
Week Ending Gross % Gross Pot. Attendance % Capacity # Previews # Perf.
Statistics supplied are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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