Big River lyrics list
- Act 1
- Overture/Do Ya Wanna Go to Heaven
- Waitin' for the Light to Shine
- Hand for the Hog
- I, Huckleberry, Me
- Muddy Water
- River in the Rain
- When the Sun Goes Down in the South
- Act 2
- Royal Nonesuch
- Worlds Apart
- How Blest We Are
- You Oughta Be Here With Me
- Leavin's Not the Only Way to Go
- Waitin' for the Light to Shine (Reprise)
- Free at Last
- Muddy Water (Reprise)
Big River Description
Release date: 1985.
Type: Broadway musical.
Cambridge, Massachusetts took the show in 1984 and in the same year, during one month the show played in San Diego, California.
The Broadway hosted this play over 1005 shows from 1985 to 1987, in Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Director was Des McAnuff, Janet Watson was responsible for the choreography, and the actors were as follows: J. Short, R. Auberjonois, J. L. Warren, B. Gunton, P. Cohenour, J. Goodman, G. Connell, D. Jenkins, S. Browning & R. Richardson.
Her Majesty's Theatre took the show in 1989, in Melbourne.
In 2003, the resurrection of the musical took place and had as many as 28 previews. Jeff Calhoun was both the director and choreographer of this musical. American Airlines Theatre hosted it this time. Now the play has been much less successful than the previous one – only 67 shows. But it has just a completely different format. This version differed with following – it included the deaf actors in the cast (the role of Huck was no exception), who participated in a team on a par with those who can hear normally. And so all the people could touch the wonderful world of theater, staging was accompanied with sign language. Gestures, articulation, and everything else was done more expressive, but at the same time, organically fitted to the entire entourage.
The role of Mark Twain performed by the same actor who played Huckleberry on Broadway – Daniel H. Jenkins.
National tour took place in the period from June 2004 to May 2005 and was reformatted for such a display. Almost everyone who took part in the musical on Broadway, also participated in this traveling theater. Completion of it was in DC, where the musical ran two more months in Washington.
2008 – another year to return of the play, when it was going a little less than one season, in the autumn, under the guidance of Rob Ruggiero.