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The Civil War

The Civil War

by Frank Wildhorn, Jack Murphy and Gregory Boyd

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The Civil War

The Civil War




A new musical about the American Civil War from Union, Confederate, and slave perspectives.


Story:

Sojourner Truth, Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman, Sullivan Ballou, Frederick Douglass, Hanna Ropes, R.E. Lee, Henry Kyd Douglas of the 2nd Virginia), Henry Pearson of the 6th New Hampshire, and others tell of the horrors, loneliness and tragedies that made up the American civil war.


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Composer

Composer and Librettist
Frank Wildhorn

Lyricist

Lyricist
Jack Murphy

Librettist

Librettist
Gregory Boyd



  • Premiere

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
St. James Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 22, 1999
Total Performances
61
Original Cast
Larry Gatlin, Bebe Winans, John Ayres, Moses Braxton Jr., Mike Eldred, Steve Gannon, Dawana Gudger-Richardson, Keith Byron Kirk, Michael Lanning, Debra Winans, Royal Reed, Clay Roberts, Amy Rutberg, Roy Richardson Jr., Carolyn Saxon, Bart Shatto, Marlayna Syms
Director
Jerry Zaks
Choreographer
Luis Perez
Musical Director
Jeff Lams
Orchestrations
Kim Scharnberg
Scenic Design
Douglas W. Schmidt
Costume Design
William Ivey Long
Lighting Design
Paul Gallo

Musical Numbers
Brother, My Brother
By the Sword/Sons of Dixie
Peculiar Institution
If Praying Were Horses
Missing You (My Bill)
Judgement Day
Virginia
Freedom's Child
Old Gray Coat
I Never Knew His Name
Father, How Long
Someday
How Many Devils
I'll Never Pass This Way Again
Candle in the Window
River Jordan
Sarah
The Honor of Your Name
Northbound Train
The Glory






CDs

CD
1998 Studio Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Other

Merchandise




1999 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Original Musical Score

1999 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Michel Bell
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Cheryl Freeman
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Lighting Design

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