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Cabin in the Sky   

 
Martin Beck Theatre , (10/25/1940 - 3/08/1941)
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Opening Date:Oct 25, 1940   
Closing Date:Mar 08, 1941 Total Performances:156

Category: Musical, Fantasy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: The Jacksons' Home Somewhere in the South; The Head Man's Office in Hades; The Pearly Gates


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Martin Beck
Produced by Albert Lewis and Vinton Freedley
Music by Vernon Duke; Book by Lynn Root; Lyrics by John La Touche; Vocal arrangements by Hugh Martin; Musical Director: Max Meth; Music orchestrated by Domenico Savino, Charles Cook, Fod Livingston and Nathan Van Cleve; Based on a story "Little Joe" by Lynn Root
Directed by Albert Lewis; Staged by George Balanchine; Choreographed by George Balanchine
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Boris Aronson
Cast
Talley Beattey Katherine Dunham Dancer
Wilson Bradley Messenger Boy
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Claude Brown Katherine Dunham Dancer
Georgia Burke Lily
Dick Campbell Domino Johnson
Rebecca Champion J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Rita Christiana Katherine Dunham Dancer
Helen Dowdy J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Todd Duncan The Lawd's General
Katherine Dunham Georgia Brown
Earl Edwards Second Henchman
Lucille Ellis Katherine Dunham Dancer
Maurice Ellis Third Henchman
Jiene Moxzer Harris Katherine Dunham Dancer
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Rex Ingram Lucifer, Jr.
Clarence Jacobs J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
J. Louis Johnson John Henry
J. Rosamond Johnson Brother Green
Lawaune Kennard Katherine Dunham Dancer
Ella MacLashley J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Fradye Marshall J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Alexander McDonald Katherine Dunham Dancer
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Roberta McLaurin Katherine Dunham Dancer
Arthur McLean J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Al Moore Dude
Jieno Moxzer Imp
Rajah Ohardieno Imp
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Evelyn Pilcher Katherine Dunham Dancer
Eulabel Riley J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Carmencita Romero Katherine Dunham Dancer
Edith Ross Katherine Dunham Dancer
Archie Savage Katherine Dunham Dancer
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Louis Sharp Dr. Jones
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Al Stokes Devil's Messenger
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Earl Sydnor First Henchman
J. Emanuel Vanderhans Katherine Dunham Dancer
Laura Vaughns J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Candido Vicenti Katherine Dunham Dancer
Ethel Waters Petunia Jackson
Lavinia Williams Katherine Dunham Dancer
Milton Williams Fleetfoot
Dooley Wilson "Little Joe" Jackson
Thomas Woosley Katherine Dunham Dancer
music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by John Latouche
ACT 1Sung By
The General's Song The Lawd's General and Saints
Pay Heed The Lawd's General and Saints
Taking a Chance on Love Petunia Jackson
Cabin in the Sky Petunia Jackson and "Little Joe" Jackson
Holy Unto the Lord Petunia Jackson, "Little Joe" Jackson, Brother Green and Churchmembers
Dem Bones Petunia Jackson, J. Rosamond Johnson Singer and Churchmembers
Do What You Wanna Do Lucifer, Jr. and Imps
Taking a Chance on Love (Reprise)Petunia Jackson and "Little Joe" Jackson
ACT 2Sung By
Fugue The Lawd's General and Saints
My Old Virginia Home on the Nile Petunia Jackson and "Little Joe" Jackson
Love Me Tomorrow Georgia Brown and "Little Joe" Jackson
Love Turned the Light Out Petunia Jackson
Honey in the Honeycomb Georgia Brown and Boys
Savannah Petunia Jackson