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About the Show

A classic, serious Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on a story by Ferenc Molnar.

Story: Billy Bigelow, a traveling carnival man, and Julie Jordan, a local factory worker are going to have a child. Desperate for money, Billy attempts to rob a bank and is killed.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Richard Rodgers
Lyricist and Librettist: Oscar Hammerstein II

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Majestic Theatre
Opening Night: Apr 19, 1945
Total Performances: 890
Original Cast: John Raitt, Jan Clayton, Jean Darling, Eric Mattson, Christine Johnson, Murvyn Vye, Bambi Linn and Russell Collins
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Choreographer: Agnes De Mille
Musical Director: Joseph Littau
Orchestrations: Don Walker
Scenic and Lighting Design: Jo Mielziner
Costume Design: Miles White

1949 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Majestic Theatre
Opening Night: Feb 22, 1949
Total Performances: 32
Original Cast: Anthony Aleo, Ross Chetwynd, Mario De Laval, Ruth Devorin, Stephen Douglas, Warren Harr, Christine Johnson, Diane Keith, Kenneth Knapp, Louise Larabee, Kenneth MacKenzie, Eric Mattson, Margot Moser, Richmond Page, Mavis Ray, Jean Rogers, Evelyn Ross, Audrey Sabetti, Bobra Suiter, Calvin Thomas, Jay Velie, Iva Withers, Dusty Worrall
Choreographer: Agnes De Mille
Scenic and Lighting Design: Jo Mielziner
Costume Design: Miles White

1954 Broadway Revival
Theatre: City Center
Opening Night: Jun 2, 1954
Total Performances: 79
Original Cast: Boris Aplon, Don Blackey, Stanley Carlson, John Conte, Barbara Cook, Russell Goodwin, Jean Handzlik, Winifred Heidt, Bambi Linn, James Martindale, Chris Robinson, Jo Sullivan, Dusty Worrall
Director: William Hammerstein
Choreographer: Agnes De Mille
Scenic Design: Oliver Smith
Costume Design: John Boyt
Lighting Design: Jean Rosenthal

1957 Broadway Revival
Theatre: City Center
Opening Night: Sep 11, 1957
Total Performances: 24
Original Cast: Barbara Cook, Robert Eckles, Joan Eheman, Larry Fuller, Howard Keel, Bambi Linn, Kay Medford, James Mitchell, Victor Moore, Russell Nype, Marie Powers, Pat Stanley
Director: John Fearnley and Robert Pagent
Choreographer: Agnes De Mille
Musical Director: Julius Rudel
Scenic Design: Oliver Smith
Costume Design: Florence Klotz
Lighting Design: Peggy Clark

1994 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Opening Night: Mar 24, 1994
Total Performances: 337
Original Cast: Duane Boutté, Robert Breuler, Sandra Brown, Kate Buddeke, Natascia A. Díaz, Rebecca Eichenberger, Michael Hayden, Alexia Hess, Lacey Hornkohl, Brian d'Arcy James, Jeffrey James, Eddie Korbich, Keri Lee, Audra Ann McDonald, Sally Murphy, Paula Newsome, Devin Richards, Dana Stackpole, Fisher Stevens, Endalyn Taylor-Shellman, Shirley Verrett
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Choreographer: Sir Kenneth MacMillan
Musical Director: Eric Stern
Orchestrations: William David Brohn
Scenic Design: Bob Crowley
Costume Design: Bob Crowley
Lighting Design: Paul Pyant

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