The story of Jackie Robinson, who became the first African-American to play baseball in the major leagues when he was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, is musicalized by Bob Brush, Martin Charnin and Joel Siegel.
Opening Night Cast
|David Alan Grier||Jackie Robinson|
|Red Barber||Red Barber|
|Steven Bland||Equipment Manager
|Steven Boockvor||Swanee Rivers|
Opening Night Production Credits
|David Chapman||Scenic Design|
Shows That Opened That Season: 1981 - 1982
- "Master Harold"...and the Boys.
- Pump Boys and Dinettes
- Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
- An Evening with Dave Allen
Drama Desk Award
|1982||Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical||Lonette McKee||Nominee|
|1982||Outstanding Set Design||David Chapman||Nominee|
|1982||Theatre World Award||David Alan Grier||Winner|
|1982||Book of a Musical||Joel Siegel
|1982||Direction of a Musical||Martin Charnin||Nominee|
|1982||Featured Actor in a Musical||David Alan Grier||Nominee|