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Brown Buddies   

Liberty Theatre , (10/07/1930 - 1/10/1931)
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Opening Date:Oct 07, 1930   
Closing Date:Jan 10, 1931 Total Performances:111

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: St. Louis and France from 1917 to 1920

Production Staff
Produced by Padrae Inc. and Marty Forkins
Music by Joe Jordan; Lyrics by Millard Thomas; Book by Carl Rickman; Music orchestrated by Joe Jordan and Charles L. Cooke; Musical Director: Charles L. Cooke; Additional numbers by Shelton Brooks, Porter Grainger, James C. Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson, Edward G. Nelson, Ned Reed, George A. Little, Arthur Sizemore, Bob Joffe and Dave Oppenheim
Staged by Ralph Rose; Musical Staging by Addison Carey and Charles Davis
Scenic Design by Theodore Kahn and Edward Sundquist; Costume Design by Brooks and Ida Bell
Walter Brogsdale Bill Jones
Shelton Brooks Deacon Siccomore
Ada Brown Mammy Johnson
Edgar Brown A Guard
Putney Dandridge Ukelele Kid
Maurice Ellis Pete Jackson
William E. Fountaine Lieutenant Pugh
Adelaide Hall Betty Lou Johnson
Ethel Jackson Mabel
Sam Jones A Policeman
"Little Ferdie" Lewis Hamfat
James A. Lillard Captain Andrews
John Mason Spider Bruce
Thomas Moseley Mathews
Red and Stuggy Privates Red and Struggy
Bill Robinson Sam Wilson
Nancy Sharpe A Woman
Alma Smith Jessie Watkins
Hank Smith A Trumpeter
Carroll Tate Medical Officer
Pete Thompson Orderly
Archie Toms A Corporal
Andrew Tribble George Brown
Joseph Willis Houstin Charlie
Thomas Wye Y.M.C.A. Man
music by Joe Jordan; lyrics by Millard Thomas
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1Sung By
Gettin' Off Ukelele Kid and Jessie Watkins
(music by Ned Reed; lyrics by Bob Joffe)
Sam Wilson and Betty Lou Johnson
Brown Buddies Sam Wilson and Boys
When a Black Man's Blue
(music by Edward G. Nelson and Arthur Sizemore; lyrics by Edward G. Nelson and George A. Little)
Mammy Johnson and Boys
Sugar Cane Ukelele Kid and Jessie Watkins
My Blue Melody (I Hate Myself for Falling in Love with You)
(music by Abner Silver; lyrics by Dave Oppenheim)
Betty Lou Johnson
Carry On Captain Andrews and Entire Company
ACT 2Sung By
Dance Away Your Sins
(music by James C. Johnson; lyrics by James C. Johnson)
Mammy Johnson and Ensemble
I Lost Everything Losing You Lieutenant Pugh
Sweetie Mine Dixie Dancing Girls
Give Me a Man Like That
(music by Arthur Sizemore; lyrics by George A. Little)
Betty Lou Johnson
Betty Lou Mammy Johnson
In Missouria
(music by Ned Reed; lyrics by Ned Reed)
Ukelele Kid and Boys
Taps Sam Wilson and Girls