The First

Original Broadway Production (1981)

Production Info

Previews: October 19, 1981 (33 prev.)
Opening November 17, 1981
Closing: December 13, 1981
Length of Run: 37 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Director
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Choreography

Cast

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

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • 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

  • 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

Additional Musical Numbers Lists

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Production Info

Previews: October 19, 1981 (33 prev.)
Opening November 17, 1981
Closing: December 13, 1981
Length of Run: 37 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Venues

Main Run

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