53 minutes | Feb 2, 2021

We Gotta Make It Through The Winter

You'll be "glad that you were born" as hosts Bobby and Kristina discuss 1982's Seven Brides For Seven Brothers on episode three of My Favorite Flop.   ABOUT SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Based on the beloved 1954 MGM musical film of the same name, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers tells the story of backwoodsman Adam Pontipee and his six brothers and their quest to find wives in 1850s Oregon. The musical features a book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay, music by Gene de Paul, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn. It is an adaption of the short story "The Sobbin' Women," by Stephen Vincent Benét, which is, in turn, based on the Ancient Roman legend of The Rape of the Sabine Women. The show's 1978-79 premiere tour, featuring Howard Keel and Jane Powell reprising their roles from the original film, closed before reaching Broadway. A second touring production was launched in 1981, this time starring pop star Debby Boone, and traveled for eighteen months before finally opening on Broadway in July 1982, only to close three days and five performances later. A subsequent West End production had a six-week limited engagement run in 1985, with a further five and a half week run at The Prince of Wales Theatre. Revised versions of the musical have met with success in U.S. regional theaters and in amateur productions on both sides of the Atlantic.   Original Broadway Cast Debby Boone as Milly David-James Carroll as Adam Jeanne Bates as Mrs. Bixby Jeff Calhoun as Daniel Cheryl Crandall as Townsperson Fred Curt as Mr. Bixby D. Scot Davidge as Benjmain Nancy Fox as Alice Gino Gaudio as Mr. Perkins Russell Giesenschlag as Jeb James Horvath as Luke Linda Hoxit as Sarah Marylou Hume as Dorcas' Sister Manette LaChance as Dorcas Kevin McCready as Zeke Gary Moss as Matt Jan Mussetter as Liza Sha Newman as Ruth David Pavlosky as Townsboy Craig Peralta as Gideon Michael Ragan as Frank Jeffrey Reynolds as Ephraim Jack Ritschel as Preacher Conley Schnaterbeck as Indian Sam Singhaus as Townsperson Marykatherine Somers as Mrs. Perkins Don Steffy as Carl Clark Sterling as Joel Stephanie Stromer as Townsperson Lara Teeter as Caleb Laurel van der Linde as Martha Swings: Sam Singhaus and Stephanie Stromer
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