Big River

Musical - Original

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 5, 1985
  • Opening Date: April 25, 1985
  • Closing Date: September 20, 1987
  • Previews: 22
  • Performances: 1005

Lyrics: Roger Miller

Music: Roger Miller

Book: William Hauptman

Synopsis

In Roger Miller and William Hauptman's musical adaptation of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, rebellious teenager Huck takes off on a raft with runaway slave Jim, encountering conmen, an orphaned family and bigotry along the way.

 

Opening Night Cast

Daniel Jenkins in Big River Daniel Jenkins Huckleberry Finn
Ron Richardson Jim
René Auberjonois in Big River René Auberjonois The Duke
Evalyn Baron Harmonia Player
Woman in Shanty
Miss Watson
Susan Browning Widow Douglas
Sally Phelps
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Opening Night Production Credits

  William Hauptman Book
  Roger Miller Music
  Roger Miller Lyrics
Des McAnuff Des McAnuff Production Staged
  Janet Watson Choreographer
  Heidi Ettinger Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1985 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Ron Richardson Winner
1985 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Daniel Jenkins Nominee
1985 Outstanding Costume Design Patricia McGourty Nominee
1985 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical John Short Nominee
1985 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Bob Gunton Nominee
1985 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical John Goodman Nominee
1985 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical René Auberjonois Winner
1985 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Patti Cohenour Nominee
1985 Outstanding Lighting Design Richard Riddell Winner
1985 Outstanding Lyrics Roger Miller Winner
1985 Outstanding Music Roger Miller Winner
1985 Outstanding Orchestrations Steve Margoshes
Daniel Troob
Winner
1985 Outstanding Set Design Heidi Ettinger Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1985 Theatre World Award Patti Cohenour Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1985 Book of a Musical William Hauptman Winner
1985 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Patricia McGourty Nominee
1985 Direction of a Musical Des McAnuff Winner
1985 Featured Actor in a Musical Daniel Jenkins Nominee
1985 Featured Actor in a Musical René Auberjonois Nominee
1985 Featured Actor in a Musical Ron Richardson Winner
1985 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Richard Riddell Winner
1985 Musical   Winner
1985 Original Score Roger Miller Winner
1985 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Heidi Ettinger Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Sep. 20, 1987 16 $150,224
-
$0 $25.13
-
5979
1018
8
0
73.42% 0.00%
Sep. 13, 1987 15 $150,224
-
-$12,243 $25.13
-
5979
1018
8
0
73.42% 2.37%
Sep. 6, 1987 14 $162,467
-
-$25,426 $28.08
-
5786
1018
8
0
71.05% -7.35%
Aug. 30, 1987 13 $187,893
-
- $29.43
-
6385
1018
8
0
78.40% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $650,808
-
  $26.94 24129
32576
32
0
74.07 %  
Cumulative
  $25,918,125
-
  $32.81
$0.00
783628
977280
960
0
80.18 %  
 
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