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A new musical based on Mark Twain's novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Story: Though trying to stay "respectable," Huckleberry Finn, runs into trouble when his father, Pap, returns to town. Huck is forced to fake his own death to escape and joins up with another on the run - Jim, a slave in the search for freedom. As they head down the river, they get sucked into scams involving two "aristocrats," one of which lands Jim in chains once again and Huck and Tom Sawyer join together to free him.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer and Lyricist: Roger Miller
Librettist: William Hauptman

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Eugene O'Neill Theatre
Opening Night: Apr 25, 1985
Total Performances: 1,005
Original Cast: Daniel Jenkins, Ron Richardson, John Goodman, Bob Gunton, Rene Auberjonois, John Short, Patti Cohenour, William Youmans, Peggy Harmon and Andi Henig
Director: Des McAnuff
Choreographer: Janet Watson
Musical Director: Linda Twine
Orchestrations: Steven Margoshes and Danny Troob
Scenic Design: Heidi Landesman
Costume Design: Patricia McGourty
Lighting Design: Richard Riddell
Hair Design: Angela Gari

Broadway Revival
Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
Opening Night: Jul 24, 2003
Total Performances: 67
Original Cast: Michael Arden, Scott Barnhardt, Walter Charles, Christina Ellison Dunams, Gina Ferrall, Phyllis Frelich, Tyrone Giordano, Daniel H. Jenkins, Lyle Kanouse, Rod Keller, Troy Kotsur, Michael McElroy, Drew McVety, Ryan Schlect, Iosif Schneiderman, Gwen Stewart, Melissa Van Der Schyff and Alexandria Wailes
Director: Jeff Calhoun
Choreographer: Jeff Calhoun
Musical Director: Steven Landau
Scenic Design: Ray Klausen
Costume Design: David R. Zyla
Lighting Design: Michael Gilliam

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