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Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1939   

 
Hudson Theatre, (2/11/1939 - 2/18/1939)
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Opening Date: Feb 11, 1939    
Closing Date: Feb 18, 1939 Total Performances: 9

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway



Production Staff
Produced by Lew Leslie
Book by Lew Leslie; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Choreographed by Rube Bloom
Scenic Design by Mabel A. Buell; Costume Design by Frances Feist
Cast
Gilbert AdkinsBaritones and Basses
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Leona AveryAlto
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Joyce BeasleyPerformer
Verona BlackburnVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Atta BlakePerformer
Al BledgerVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Juanita BoisseauDancing Chorus
Eva BradleyDancing Chorus
Marion BrownVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Ralph BrownPerformer
Joe ByrdPerformer
Beryl ClarkeVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Robert ClarkeBaritones and Basses
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Gladys ClaytonDancing Chorus
Marian ColemanSoprano
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Muriel CookDancing Chorus
Gaylord CrawfordTenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Rosetta CrawfordAlto
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Gladys CrowderWhitey's Lindy Hoppers
Joe DanielsWhitey's Lindy Hoppers
Madelyn DonableDancing Chorus
William DownesWhitey's Lindy Hoppers
Dr. Sausage and His Five Pork ChopsSpecialty
Shorty EddieWhitey's Lindy Hoppers
Horatio EdwardsBaritones and Basses
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Marion EgberDancing Chorus
Bobby EvansPerformer
Mae FrancisBlackbirds Beauties
Billie FrenchBlackbirds Beauties
Richard GrantTenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Violet GrayVan Grona's Swing Ballet
George GreenidgeWhitey's Lindy Hoppers
Kate HallSoprano
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Hamtree HarringtonPerformer
Cleo HayesDancing Chorus
Coleman HillVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Walter HilliardTenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Lena HornePerformer
Louisa HowardSoprano
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Edith HurdVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Joyce JamesWhitey's Lindy Hoppers
Ann JohnsonWhitey's Lindy Hoppers
Dorothy JonesVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Mickey JonesWhitey's Lindy Hoppers
Rosalie KingAlto
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Larri LauriaBaritones and Basses
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Jerry LawsTenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
James LoganTenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Dewey MarkhamPerformer
Ruthena MatsonAlto
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Norman McConnyPerformer
Norma MillerPerformer
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Tim MoorePerformer
Lucia MosesDancing Chorus
Beryl MurrayVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Frank RileyBaritones and Basses
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Lorenza RobersonPerformer
Marguerite RobinsonSoprano
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Marie RobinsonDancing Chorus
Renu RomaVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Edith RossVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Zelda SheltonSoprano
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Evelyn SheppardDancing Chorus
Peggy SheppardDancing Chorus
Baby SimmonsDancing Chorus
Edna SlattenBlackbirds Beauties
Hazel SpenceVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Hettie StephensVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Catherine StevensonBlackbirds Beauties
Wahneta TalleyVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Jennie TaylorAlto
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Williard TaylorVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Mary TennantVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Elizabeth ThompsonVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Thelma WaltonBlackbirds Beauties
Charles WelchTenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Billy WilliamsWhitey's Lindy Hoppers
Lavinia WilliamsVan Grona's Swing Ballet
Rosetta WilliamsBlackbirds Beauties

ACT 1
Children of the Earth
Rhapsody in Blue
Name It and It's Yours
Jo Jo, the Cannibal Kid
Thursday
Frankie and Johnny
Swing Stuck
ACT 2
Dixie Isn't Dixie Any More
You're So Indifferent
I Did It for the Red, White and Blue
Shake Your Bluesies With Dancing Shoesies