Cry For Us All
From the music writer of “Man of La Mancha”, Mitch Leigh, based on the critically acclaimed play “Hogan’s Goat”, we bring you “Cry For Us All”. A dramatic musical telling the stories of Irish immigrants living in Brooklyn in the late 1800’s. Somehow this hefty beast of a show was on Broadway at the same time as Hair and 1776, which is something to marvel at. Grab your tissues and tune in for a truly wonderful ride.
Featured Recording: Cry For Us All Original Broadway Cast Recording – Project 3 Total Sound Stereo - 1970
For the rights to produce the show, your best bet is to contact Mitch Leigh’s estate.
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http://theatreaficionado.blogspot.com/2009/10/cry-for-us-all.html (random blog about this show that gave some background)
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/17/theater/mitch-leigh-man-of-la-mancha-composer-dies-at-86.html https://www.nytimes.com/1972/07/11/archives/robert-weede-exmet-baritone-who-starred-on-broadway-dies.htm https://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/16/theater/16diener.html Other NY Times https://www.nytimes.com/1969/11/05/archives/baritone-leaves-idle-met-for-broadway-musical.html (The opera guy initial cast as the lead) https://www.nytimes.com/1970/04/09/archives/theater-musicalizing-hogans-goat-alfreds-work-staged-as-cry-for-us.html (Times Review) https://www.nytimes.com/1968/03/03/archives/music-man-to-go-straight.html (Mitch Leigh mentions that he's working on a musical based on Hogan's Goat 2 years prior to it opening)
Youtube No clips, but here's Mitch Leigh's ad for his community:
Cigarette commercial with Mitch Leigh's hit!