The First

Original Broadway Production (1981)

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Cast Highlights

Red Barber
Leo Durocher
Branch Rickey
Jackie Robinson
Cool Minnie Edwards
Rachel Isum
Casey Higgins
Hilda Chester

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Musical Numbers

Act One

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  • Overture .... Orchestra
  • Jack Roosevelt Robinson .... Branch Rickey and Leo Durocher
  • National Pastime, The .... Cool Minnie, Jackie Robinson, Junkyard Jones and The Monarchs
  • Will We Ever Know Each Other .... Jackie Robinson and Rachel Isum
  • First, The .... Jackie Robinson
  • Bloat .... Leo Durocher and Reporters and The Dodgers
  • It Ain't Gonna Work .... Casey Higgins, Clyde Sukeforth and The Dodgers
  • Brooklyn Dodger Strike, The .... Rickey and Durocher
  • Jack Roosevelt Robinson (Reprise) .... Rickey
  • First, The (Reprise) .... Rachel Isum

Act Two

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  • Entr'acte .... Orchestra
  • Is This Year Next Year? .... Noonan (the maitre'd), Eunice (the cigarette girl), Huey (a waiter), Frog (a busboy) and Sorrentino (a busboy)
  • You Do-Do-Do-It Good! .... Cool Minnie, Jackie Robinson, The Monarchs, Ruby (on the right) and Opal (on the left)
  • Is This Year Next Year? (Reprise) .... Branch Rickey, Holmes, The Reporters, Clyde Sukeforth and The Dodgers
  • There Are Days and There Are Days .... Rachel Isum
  • It's a Beginning .... Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey and Rachel Isum
  • Opera Ain't Over, The .... Noonan (the maitre'd), The Regulars, All the Dodgers, Branch Rickey, Hilda Chester and The Fans

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