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Your Arms Too Short to Box With God    A Soaring Celebration in Song and Dance

Lyceum Theatre, (12/22/1976 - 11/13/1977)
Eugene O'Neill Theatre, (11/16/1977 - 1/01/1978)
First Preview: Dec 20, 1976 Total Previews: 5
Opening Date: Dec 22, 1976    
Closing Date: Jan 01, 1978 Total Performances: 429

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Production Staff
Produced by Frankie Hewitt and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Music by Alex Bradford; Additional music by Micki Grant; Book by Vinnette Carroll; Lyrics by Alex Bradford; Additional lyrics by Micki Grant; Conceived from the Gospel of St. Matthew by Vinnette Carroll
Directed by Vinnette Carroll; Choreographed by Talley Beatty
Scenic Design by William Schroder; Costume Design by William Schroder; Lighting Design by Gilbert V. Hemsley, Jr.
Production Stage Manager: Haig Shepherd; Stage Manager: Robert Charles
Keyboards: Denzil A. Miller, Jr.; Drums: Howard Grate; Percussion: Howard Hirsch; Horns: Bob Fortunato; Guitar: Van J. Gibbs; Reeds: Pat Perrone; Bass: Thomas Michael Stevens
Press Representative: Henry Luhrman Associates, Anne Obert Weinberg and Terry M. Lilly
Adrian Bailey
Salome Bey
Deborah Lynn Bridges
Sharon Brooks
Clinton Derricks-Carroll
Thelma Drayton
Swing Dancer
Sheila Ellis
Ralph Farrington
Swing Dancer
Thomas Jefferson Fouse Jr.
Michael Gray
Cardell Hall
Delores Hall
William-Keebler Hardy, Jr.
The Bobby Hill
Edna M. Krider
Héctor Jaime Mercado
Mabel Robinson
William Thomas, Jr.
Leone Washington
Derek Williams
Marilynn Winbush
Tony Award®
1977 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Vinnette Carroll
winner 1977 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Delores Hall
1977 Best Choreography [nominee]
Talley Beatty
1977 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Vinnette Carroll
music by Alex Bradford; lyrics by Alex Bradford
(Unless otherwise noted)
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
We're Gonna Have a Good Time
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
There's a Stranger in Town
Do You Know Jesus?/He's a Wonder
Just a Little Bit of Jesus Goes a Long Way
We Are the Priests and Elders
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
Something is Wrong in Jerusalem
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
It Was Alone
I Ain't Had My Fill
Be Careful Whom You Kiss
I Know I Have to Leave Here
It's Too Late
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
Judas Dance
(music by H. B. Barnum)
Your Arms Too Short to Box with God
Give Us Barabbas
See How They Done My Lord
Come on Down
That's What the Bible Say
Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down
Beatitudes (Reprise)
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
Didn't I Tell You
When the Power Comes
As Long As I Live
Everybody Has His Own Way
I Love You So Much Jesus
I Left My Sins Behind Me
On That Day
The Band