Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Big River - 1985 - Broadway

Based on the novel Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The production is based on the 2003 Broadway staging by the Roundabout Theatre Company and the American Deaf West Theatre. Huckleberry Finn narrates the story of Huck, a young man who takes a long journey to accompany an escaped slave named Jim on his quest for freedom. In the process, Huck learns a great deal about himself and about the developing country around him.



The show blends American Sign Language (ASL) with traditional choreography and staging, affording a unique opportunity for deaf and hearing actors to work collaboratively and provide accessibility to a wider audience. In this adaptation, every line and lyric is simultaneously performed in spoken (or sung) English and ASL, and interwoven with music, dance, and storytelling techniques from both hearing and deaf cultures.

Schedule

Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
230 West 49th St.
pixeltracker
Category:
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2021
 Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab today announced upcoming staged readings of “Alice’s Wonderland: A New Musical,” a musical adventure with book, music and lyrics by J. Quinton Johnson and Julia Riew.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2021
Peninsula Players Theatre has announced that Linda Fortunato succeeded Greg Vinkler as the theater's new artistic director this week. Fortunato was appointed by the Board of Directors earlier this year when Vinkler announced he was stepping down from administrative duties at the end of the 2021 season.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2021
The Link Theatre Company in collaboration with the Delta Symphony Orchestra will present a concert version of the acclaimed Broadway musical, Ragtime, written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and Tony Award-winning playwright, Terrence McNally.
by Ricky Pope - Oct 7, 2021
I took a second look at OLD SOULS. I’m glad I went. I would say about 80% of the show was the same as it was at Don’t Tell Mama. But with new songs, the new configuration of the band, and being in a room that is designed for rock and roll, OLD SOULS  was a very different experience. Everything about the show was tighter, more in the groove, more amped up, and a more authentic representation of Chinnock & Harris. The two men have different approaches to classic rock. Jared Chinnock is a more bombastic performer whereas Evan Buckley Harris is more laid back. In their Don’t Tell Mama show, the difference in their styles was obvious in some discrepancies in phrasing. In this new incarnation of the show, they seem to have met each other in the middle. Chinnock has found a more lyrical quality in his stratospheric tenor and Harris has found places to let loose and wail. They have found their voice as a group.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 6, 2021
Today's top stories: Disney Princess: The Concert Tour cancels all 2021 performances, first look at Hadestown on tour, A Christmas Carol touring cast announced, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021
This month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Team BWW - Oct 16, 2021
Who are some of Broadway's greatest set designers? Which scenic designers have won the most Tony Awards? Read more about some of the greatest behind the scenes employees of Broadway and study up on ten iconic set designers from Broadway history.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2021
In the sequel to Nunsense and Nuncrackers, Dan Goggin's endearing, eccentric nuns sing zesty tunes with a country-and-western twang.
by Student Blogger: Bea Mienik - Oct 13, 2021
Welcome to Bea's NYCC Speed Interview Series! As I attended New York Comic Con 2021 (October 7-10, 2021), I did a series of short interviews with influential creators. For issue #8, here's a speed interview with James C. Mulligan, an artist for The Walt Disney Company. His paintings are collected by impressive names, including (but not limited to!) Johnny Depp, Roger Daltrey, Neil Patrick Harris, (the late) Hugh Hefner, Chuck Liddel and the Presley family. Before his current work with Disney, he performed in national Broadway tours.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2021
CHICKEN & BISCUITS officially opens on October 10, at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Meet the cast here and learn more about who is starring in this new play!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 7, 2021
“From the beginning, the making of this album was all about self-exploration and the joys that come from leaning into my own inner compass and pushing myself in ways that I never had before,” shares Shaw.
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2021
Adrienne shared a lot of laughs as she heard stories from Derrick Cobey's Broadway journey! In this episode, we talk about Derrick's frustrating journey with agents, his Broadway premiere in The Scottsboro Boys and his love of regional theatre. 
by Nicole Rosky - May 15, 2021
Enjoy songs from musicals like: Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Into the Woods, Nine, Merrily We Roll Along, Aspects of Love, La Cage Aux Folles, Starlight Express, Big River, 42nd Street, Little Shop of Horrors, The Rink, Grand Hotel, and so many more!
by A.A. Cristi - May 14, 2021
Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris’ Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ organizations. 
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 5, 2021
Tina Burner has already taken New York and now the fire is spreading. The self-proclaimed 'Manhattan monster with a heart of gold' is burning up the competition on Season 13 of RuPaul's Drag Race, constantly drawing on her rich background in performing and calling on inspiration from the city she calls home.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 28, 2021
Spring has officially sprung, and the beautiful weather and longer days are giving us plenty to sing about! To celebrate, we've curated a complete playlist about springtime. From April showers to May flowers, sing along to get your spirits up just in time for June start bustin' out all over!
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 3, 2021
Then, this winter, Shaw will hit the road again starting December 4th in Atlanta, GA with performances in Tennessee, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. He’ll also be stopping at Bowery Ballroom in New York City on December 17th and then will close out the run in Washington, DC on December 18th.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2021
Ford's Theatre today announced the launch of The Lincoln Legacy Commissions—a new play development initiative for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) playwrights that explores racial history and social justice in the United States and gives voice to lesser-known historical figures and their contributions to American life. Playwrights Pearl Cleage, Rickerby Hinds, Nambi E. Kelley, Dominic Taylor and Charlayne Woodard comprise the inaugural writers of The Lincoln Legacy Commissions.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2021
Revival Theatre Company has announced the performers appearing Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Orchestra Iowa's 'Brucemorchestra XIV: An Evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein' performed on the front lawn of the historic Brucemore mansion in Cedar Rapids.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021
A free community screening of UPSTAIRS INFERNO will be held at The Woodland in Maplewood, NJ on June 12th, 2021. Two weeks following the screening, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, musical, will be presented at the same location June 25th and 26th, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2021
The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance has appointed acclaimed musical theater artist and educator Michael McElroy as the new chair of the school's top-ranking Department of Musical Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021
Peninsula Players Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for “Talley’s Folly” by Lanford Wilson. “Talley’s Folly” highlights one evening in the courtship of two unlikely lovers, Matt Friedman and Sally Talley, portrayed by Peninsula Players Theatre veteran actors and real-life husband and wife, Sean and Linda Fortunato. 
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 24, 2021
Which Broadway overtures stand out as ovation-worthy? Below, BroadwayWorld has gathered 50 of our favorites, from classics like Carousel and My Fair Lady, to modern musicals like Urinetown and The Drowsy Chaperone.
by Ricky Pope - Jul 22, 2021
There are some people who just bring joy wherever they go. People who, just by the force of their personality, make things feel safe and kind and fun. Jelani Remy (Ain't Too Proud, The Lion King, Smokey Joe's Cafe) is just that sort of person, as he proved tonight in his solo show THIS IS MY MOMENT at Feinstein's 54 Below. Although his show started as something rather autobiographical, about halfway through he discarded the device and just sang songs that were joyful and that showcased his marvelous, rangy voice.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2021
In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Newsies!
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 12, 2021
Back for a second year, the PORCH PERFORMANCES series adds exceptional new talents to this year's lineup.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021
Edmund Bagnell, 1st Violinist & vocalist of the internationally acclaimed group Well-Strung, will bring his new solo show Happy Days Are Here Again, directed by and co-written with Michael Schiralli, to the Crown & Anchor’s P-Town lineup for a summer-long run this season from July 6 - August 31.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2021
Two of Chicago's playwrights are spreading their wings to show work in the virtual theatre format. Emma S. Rund and John Joseph Enright are two of seven playwrights whose plays are featured in an anthology of short plays from Future Publishing House.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2021
Next up in First Stage's Through Our Lens 2021 Virtual Season of Plays will be Arthur Miller's powerful and timely drama THE CRUCIBLE. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award and inspired by the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s, the play takes audiences back to a fictionalized account of the Salem, Massachusetts witch trials that took place during the years 1692 and 1693.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 25, 2021
Shaw initially planted the seeds for his new solo songs as he toured behind The Revivalists’ 2018 acclaimed album Take Good Care, playing to sold-out venues and their biggest festival crowds to date (including opening for The Rolling Stones).
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2021
Producing Artistic Director of North Carolina Theatre and former resident director for the Broadway, Touring and Las Vegas productions of “Mamma Mia!”, Raleigh's Eric Woodall, will be a featured storyteller in Bucks County Playhouse's “Word of Mouth” live stream, that debuts, Sunday, February 28 at 7 pm. 
by Debbie Hall - Feb 18, 2021
Former Broadway star and Las Vegas performer, composer, and arranger Jimmy Lockett enjoyed his time performing and entertaining audiences. While his career thrived, Jimmy has always followed another one of his dreams. He has been a martial arts devotee (now a 7th-degree black belt) since he was a child and has provided free martial arts instruction to underprivileged families in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 17, 2021
Today (February 17) in live streaming: Patrick Page visits Backstage Live, Melissa Manchester's Birthday bash on Stars in the House, and more!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 16, 2021
Johnny Cash: Forever Words (Expanded Edition) includes the original album released in 2018, along with 18 new tracks. The record was compiled by Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, who recently discovered lost lyrics, poems and letters that his father had written.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 15, 2021
Today's top stories: Laura Osnes' concert, as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3pm, Webber plays a Valentine's Day medley, and more!
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2021
The Playbillies have released a cover of the 'Elephant Love Medley' from Moulin Rouge in collaboration with many of their friends from the Broadway community. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse will present a virtual Script in Hand playreading of “A Sherlock Carol,” a new, mystery mashup featuring familiar characters from the literature of Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021
The New York Youth Symphony Musical Theater Songwriting Program (NYYS) and Director Anna K. Jacobs have announced the 2021/2022 Season. Heading into its fourth season the NYYS Musical Theater Songwriting program is specially designed to lead students through a range of musical theater songwriting processes. 
by Stephi Wild - Aug 21, 2021
HE PLAYS THE VIOLIN stars Edmund Bagnell, 1st violinist and vocalist of the internationally acclaimed string quartet Well-Strung. Through stories and song, the evening celebrates all things music: from classical to standards, pop to broadway—and of course, with a good dose of fiddle thrown in.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 2, 2021
Carole Demas will host Broadway actor Cris Groenendaal on LIVE FROM SKYLIGHT RUN on August 6th
by Ricky Pope - Aug 19, 2021
Chinnock and Harris are a study in contrasts. Jared Chinnock is a small, wiry, blond, tenor, guitar player with a Welsh accent. His style is percussive and dramatic. Evan Buckley Harris is a tall, dark-haired, baritone pianist. His style is more lyrical and laid-back. But for all their differences, their voices blend beautifully. It was a pleasure to hear them harmonize.  They also clearly enjoy playing together. Their onstage chemistry is very fraternal.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 6, 2021
Hussian College's all-puppet version of Urinetown The Musical will premiere online April 16th at 7PM PST. This student-led limited engagement is a HCLA
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2021
Celebration Theatre Company makes its Orlando Fringe debut with an original musical by the up and coming playwright, Andrew Barret Cox. HEXED: A Femme Rock Musical will take the stage for its first performance on May 19.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2021
On Thursday, May 6th, 2021, at 8PM, the Rand Family and many popular and talented Broadway performers invite you to “plug in for PH” as they shine a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 6th annual “Breathless on Broadway” in celebration of WORLD PH DAY. 
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 21, 2021
Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has just announced updates to All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre, in which schools and theatres around the world are empowered to locally produce and perform an exclusive musical revue featuring songs from MTI’s beloved shows over the weekend of November 12, 2021.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 19, 2021
In 1998, Mitchell wrote (along with composer Stephen Trask) and starred in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, an Obie Award-winning off-Broadway rock musical about a genderqueer East German rock musician chasing after an ex-lover who plagiarized her songs.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 19, 2021
Platinum-selling singer, songwriter, musician, and producer David Shaw has released the official music video for his new single “Got Me Feeling Good” off his debut self-titled solo album.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2021
Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 6th annual Belting for Life (formerly known as Chris' Birthday Belt Fest), an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, one of the nation's largest LGBTQ organizations.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 13, 2021
A second season of last year's popular concert series features more stars than one could have thought possible, as live entertainment returns to the area.