A Musical in 2 Acts, 4 Scenes. Book by Ketti Frings and Peter Udell. Based on the play "Look Homeward Angel" by Ketti Frings, adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Wolfe. Music by Gary Geld. Lyrics by Peter Udell.
Minskoff Theater, Broadway - Opened 10th May, 1978: closed 13th May, 1978 (5 performances)
It is early autumn of 1916 at the Gant boarding house and 17 year old Eugene Gant is about to leave the home that has become a prison for his family. His father seeks sanctuary in drink and trying to carve the winged grace of an angel in stone. His mother devotes herself to the boarding house and its meager rewards. His tubercular brother is doomed, and his sister is a drudge.
After a brief affair with a pretty boarder, Eugene rushes toward a brighter future.
- Angel Theme - Orchestra
- All the Comforts of Home - Boarders
- Like the Eagles Fly - Ben Gant
- Make a Little Sunshine - Eliza Gant, Eugene Gant, Ben Gant
- Fingers and Toes - W.O. Gant, Tim Laughran, Reed McKinney, Joe Tarkington
- Fatty - Ben Gant
- Astoria Gloria - Fatty Pert and Boarders
- Railbird - Eugene Gant
- If I Ever Loved Him - Laura James
- A Dime Ain't Worth a Nickel - Ben Gant, Fatty Pert
- I Got a Dream to Sleep On - Eugene Gant
- Drifting - Eliza Gant
- I Can't Believe It's You - W.O. Gant, Madam Victoria
- Feelin' Loved - Eugene Gant, Laura James
- A Medley - Ben, Fatty, Eliza, Laura
- Tomorrow I'm Gonna Be Old - W.O. Gant
- Feelin' Loved (Reprise) - Eugene and Laura
- How Do You Say Goodbye - Laura
- Gant's Waltz - W.O. Gant and Eliza Gant
- Like the Eagles Fly (Reprise) - Eugene Gant
- Helen Gant
- Ben Gant
- Mrs. Fatty Pert
- Mrs. Snowden
- Eugene Gant
- Eliza Gant
- Will Pentland
- Florry Mangle
- Mrs. Clatt
- Jake Clatt
- Mr. Farrell
- Miss Brown
- Laura James
- W. O. Gant
- Dr. Maguire
- Joe Tarkington
- Reed McKinney
- Tim Laughran
- Madame Victoria
Scenes and Settings
The action takes place in Altamount, North Carolina, during the autumn of 1916.
- The Dixieland Boarding Home.
- Scene I: Gant's marble yard and shop; one week later.
- Scene 2: Dixieland Boarding House; that evening.
- Scene 3: Dixieland; two weeks later, just before dawn.