PlayOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 14, 1993
Closing Date
Dec 12, 1993
1st Preview
Nov 03, 1993
1st Preview
Nov 03, 1993
Previews
15
Performances
33
PlayOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Royale Theatre
(Nov 14, 1993 - Dec 12, 1993)

Setting
In and around Eastern Kentucky. 1775 - 1975.

Comments
16 complete, 2-part cycles

Written by Robert Schenkkan; Incidental music by James Ragland
Directed by Warner Shook; Assistant Director: Jerri Lee Young
Scenic Design by Michael Olich; Costume Design by Frances Kenny; Lighting Design by Peter Maradudin; Sound Design by James Ragland; Associate Lighting Design: York Kennedy; Associate Sound Design: Bruce D. Cameron; Assistant Scenic Design: Norm Scrivner; Assistant Costume Design: Holly Poe Durbin
Production Stage Manager: Joan Toggenburger; Technical Supervisor: Christopher C. Smith; Production Supervisor: Bonnie Panson; Stage Manager: Tracy Crum; Assistant Stage Mgr: John Lovick
Fight direction by Randy Kovitz; Dramaturg: Tom Bryant; Casting: Pat McCorkle; General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Dialect Coach: Judi Dickerson; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.
Dragging Canoe
 
Joe Talbert (1792)
Rebecca's father
 
Judge Goddard
 
Patrick Rowen (1861)
Jed's grandfather
 
Union Colonel
 
Gus Slocum
 
Doctor
 
Preacher
 
James Talbert Winston (1954)
owner, Blue Star Mining Co.
 
James Talbert Winston (1975)
Morning Star (1776)
 
Star Rowen (1792)
 
Star (1819)
 
Julia Anne Talbert (1861)
Richard's daughter
 
Lallie Rowen (1890)
Mary Anne's mother
 
Mother Jones
Sallie (1792)
 
Sallie Biggs (1819)
 
Sureta Biggs (1920)
Cassius' wife
 
Lana Toller
Joshua's secretary
Rebecca Talbert (1792)
a neighbor
 
Rose Anne Talbert (1861)
Richard's daughter
 
Mary Anne Rowen (younger) (1890)
 
Lucy
Zachariah Rowen (1819)
Patrick's son
 
Randall Talbert (1861)
Richard's only son
 
Carl Dawkins
 
Joshua Rowen Jackson (1920)
son of Mary Anne
Jeremiah
 
Richard Talbert (1861)
land owner, son of Jeremiah Talbert
 
J. T. Wells
 
Andrew Talbert Winston
a mine boss
 
Sheriff Ray Blanko
Michael Rowen (1775)
 
Michael Rowen (1776)
 
Michael Rowen (1792)
 
Ezekiel Rowen (1861)
Jed's father
 
Jed Rowen (1890)
Mary Anne's father
 
Gun Thug
 
Joshua Rowen (1954)
President, UMW District #16
 
Joshua Rowen (1975)
 
Jessie Biggs
Sallie's son, also a slave
 
Boatman
 
Cassius Biggs (1920)
miner/bootlegger
 
Franklin Biggs (1954)
owner of Biggs & Son
 
Franklin Biggs (1975)
Patrick Rowen (1792)
Michael's son
 
Patrick Rowen (1819)
 
Tommy Nolan
 
Silus
a miner
 
Scott Rowen (1954)
son of Joshua and new UMW district field rep
 
Ezekiel Rowen (1819)
Patrick's son
 
Jed Rowen (1861)
 
Tommy Jackson (1890)
 
Abe Steinman
 
Calvin Hayes
a local president in District #16
 
Frank
Earl Tod
 
Deputy Grey
 
Sharecropper #1
 
William Clark Quantrill
 
Tommy Jackson (1920)
husband of Mary Ann
 
Stucky
District #16 security officer
 
Steve
Joleen Rowen (1861)
Jed's mother
 
Mary Anne Rowen (older) (1890)
 
Mary Anne Rowen Jackson (1920)
 
Margaret Rowen (1954)
wife of Joshua
Cherokee Warrior
 
Rebel #2
 
Chuck
a local president in District #16
 
Ensemble
Deputy O'Sullivan
 
Union Soldier #1
 
Man in the Woods
 
Greg
a local president in District #16
 
Bob Smalley
Blue Star Mine guard
 
Ensemble
Cherokee Warrior
 
Sharecropper #2
 
Ensemble
Patrick Page
Broadway debut
Cherokee Warrior
 
Rebel #1
 
Mackie
a miner
 
Gun Thug
 
Mike
a local president in District #16
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Guitar Player
 
Banjo Player
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Cherokee Warrior
 
Union Soldier #2
 
Jefferson Biggs (1954)
son of Franklin
 
Ensemble
Understudies: Stephen Lee Anderson (Sam, Ezekiel Rowen (1819), Jed Rowen (1861), Tommy Jackson (1890), Abe Steinman, Calvin Hayes, Frank, Earl Tod, Deputy Grey, Sharecropper #1, Tommy Jackson (1920), Stucky, Steve), Michael Hartman (Dragging Canoe, Joe Talbert (1792), Judge Goddard, Patrick Rowen (1861), Union Colonel, Gus Slocum, Doctor, Preacher, James Talbert Winston (1954), James Talbert Winston (1975)), Philip Lehl (Zachariah Rowen (1819), Randall Talbert (1861), Carl Dawkins, Joshua Rowen Jackson (1920), Sam, Ezekiel Rowen (1819), Jed Rowen (1861), Tommy Jackson (1890), Abe Steinman, Calvin Hayes, Frank), Patrick Page (Jeremiah, Richard Talbert (1861), J. T. Wells, Andrew Talbert Winston, Sheriff Ray Blanko, Patrick Rowen (1792), Patrick Rowen (1819), Tommy Nolan, Silus, Scott Rowen (1954)), Larry Paulson (Ensemble), Susan Pellegrino (Morning Star (1776), Star Rowen (1792), Star (1819), Julia Anne Talbert (1861), Lallie Rowen (1890), Mother Jones, Joleen Rowen (1861), Mary Anne Rowen (older) (1890), Mary Anne Rowen Jackson (1920), Margaret Rowen (1954)), Jennifer Rohn (Rebecca Talbert (1792), Rose Anne Talbert (1861), Mary Anne Rowen (younger) (1890), Lucy), Novel Sholars (Sallie (1792), Sallie Biggs (1819), Sureta Biggs (1920), Lana Toller) and Lee Simon, Jr. (Taskwan, Jessie Biggs, Boatman, Cassius Biggs (1920), Franklin Biggs (1954), Franklin Biggs (1975))

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1992 Winner
Written by Robert Schenkkan

Drama Desk Award

 
 

Outstanding Actor in a Play

1994 Nominee
Stacy Keach
 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play

1994 Nominee
Gregory Itzin
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