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Civil War, The Musical Lyrics

Civil War, The Lyrics

  1. Act 1
  2. A House Divided
  3. Freedom's Child
  4. By The Sword/Sons Of Dixie
  5. Tell My Father
  6. The Peculiar Institution
  7. If Prayin' Were Horses
  8. Greenback
  9. Missing You (My Bill)
  10. Judgment Day
  11. Father, How Long?
  12. Someday
  13. I'll Never Pass This Way Again
  14. How Many Devils?
  15. Act 2
  16. Virginia
  17. Candle in the Window
  18. Oh! Be Joyful!
  19. Five Boys
  20. The Hospital
  21. If Prayin' Were Horses (reprise)
  22. River Jordan
  23. Sarah
  24. The Honor of Your Name
  25. Greenback (reprise)
  26. Northbound Train
  27. Last Waltz for Dixie
  28. The Glory

Civil War, The description

The premiere of the musical took place in 1998 in Houston, Texas, as a pre-Broadway run. Production came on Broadway in 1999, opening at St. James Theatre. Gregory Boyd was the director, George Faison was responsible for the music and Nick Corley was an art director. The composition of cast was: L. Eder, K. B. Kirk, B. Leavel, J. Lenat, C. Jenkins, M. Bogart & M. Lanning.

Recording of songs from the musical has been performed a year later, in 1999, and reached 48th place in the national charts of albums. Hootie & the Blowfish participated in recording of songs for a full collection that was on 2 CDs.

April 1999 – June 1999 was a period of musical play on Broadway, which showed 61 final regular performances & 35 preliminary. Jerry Zaks was the director, Luis Perez choreographed. Original cast in the Broadway were: M. Bell, M. Bogart, L. Burmester, G. Chiasson, L. Clayton, D. Clemmons, M. Eldred, D. M. Felty, C. Freeman, A. Galde, H. Harris, C. Jenkins, K. B. Kirk, M. Lanning, B. Leavel, D. M. Lutken, M. Midgette, G. Miller, I. Molloy, W. W. Pretlow, J. Price, R. Reed, R. Ruffin, J. Sawyer, R. Sharpe, B. Shatto, R. Weber & C. White.

US tour came after pretty fast, opening in 2000. Of the original 28 actors, only 15 took part on the roadshow, nearly halving the number. It had played so that the same actor might display several characters on the stage. The director was Stephen Rayne.

Washington, D. C. received a musical in 2009, from March to May in the renovated Ford's Theatre, with director Jeff Calhoun, a fairly big-name director of musicals, which has very, very long list of awards and nominations – Outer Critics Circle Award, Craig Noel Award, Drama League Circle Award, Helen Hayes Award, Ovation & LA Drama, Critics Circle Award, San Diego Theatre Critics, LA Weekly Theater Award, Ovation Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, Tony, BackStage West Garland Award, Drama Desk.
Release date: 1998
Last Update:January, 13th 2016


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