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Susanna, Don't You Cry   

Martin Beck Theatre, (5/22/1939 - 5/27/1939)
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Opening Date: May 22, 1939    
Closing Date: May 27, 1939 Total Performances: 5

Category: Musical, Romance, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Covington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, San Francisco, and New York City
Comments: Part of The American Lyric Theatre Repertory Season.

Production Staff
Produced by American Lyric Theatre (Robert Edmond Jones, Managing Director); Produced in association with The League of Composers
Special arrangements by Hans Spialek; Book by Sarah Newmeyer and Clarence Loomis; Lyrics by Stephen Foster; Music by Stephen Foster; Musical Director: Lee Pattison; Chorus under the direction of May Valentine
Staged by José Ruben
Scenic Design by Robert Edmond Jones; Lighting Design by Robert Edmond Jones
Based on melodies of Stephen Foster; Conducted by Andre Polah
Jay AmissMinstrel
Avis AndrewsAngie
James ArmstrongSecond Houseman
Leona AveryHall Johnson Choir
Marguerite AveryHall Johnson Choir
Trevor BannisterHall Johnson Choir
Michael BartlettCarter Reynolds
Mabel BergenHall Johnson Choir
Beulah BlakeChorus
Lawrence BoltonJeb Martin
Jonathan BriceFirst Houseman
Oscar BrooksHall Johnson Choir
Maudina BrownHall Johnson Choir
Frank ChamberlinBradley
Peter ChambersStage Doorman
James ChartrandChorus
Robert ChisholmJonathan Lamphrey
Angela ChopeChorus
Richard ClarkA Young Composer
Robert ClarkeLem
Leslie ColesHall Johnson Choir
Lee CouchMinstrel
Caryl CraneChorus
George DicksonHall Johnson Choir
Diana DonnenwirthJeannie June (Age 4)
Viola DrakeHall Johnson Choir
Frances EarnestChorus
Edward EdmonsonHall Johnson Choir
Dorothy EssigChorus
Isabel GerardChorus
Ruth GibbsHall Johnson Choir
Louis GilbertHall Johnson Choir
James GillisChorus
Winfred GordonHall Johnson Choir
Richard HaleJonathan Lamphrey
Bettina HallSusan Eliot
Claudia HallHall Johnson Choir
Edgar HallHall Johnson Choir
George H. HallHall Johnson Choir
Geraldine HamiltonChorus
Wyer Owens HandyHall Johnson Choir
Cathryn HarveyChorus
Lansing HatfieldBrian Tolliver
Adolph HendersonHall Johnson Choir
Karl HollyChorus
J. Louis JohnsonCato
Janice JoyceChorus
Charlotte JuniusHall Johnson Choir
Walter KeyesHall Johnson Choir
John KirkGrandfather
Clair KramerMinstrel
Mildred LassiterHall Johnson Choir
Ernice LawrenceChorus
Donald LeeChorus
George LesseyJudge Bland
Telete LesterChorus
Ross LockwoodChorus
Merle MaddernMrs. Bland
Ralph MagelssonBrian Tolliver
Hope ManningEulalie Bland
Edward MarshallMinstrel
William MendeMinstrel
Helen MestelleGrandmother
Mary Lou
Eunice NorthrupChorus
Newman OdonHall Johnson Choir
Helen OliverChorus
Mary PerryMrs. Stoddard
Juanita PolkHall Johnson Choir
Claudia ReillyHall Johnson Choir
Helen ReneeJeannie June (Age 8)
Paul RobertsRandy
Luther SaxonHall Johnson Choir
Lawrence SiegleChorus
Allen StewartChorus
Alice TobinChorus
William VaughanHall Johnson Choir
Elinor WaldonChorus
Benveta WashingtonHall Johnson Choir
Jean WatsonChorus
Roland Wheatle, Jr.Hall Johnson Choir
Philip WhitfieldMinstrel
Marjorie WilliamsonChorus
Ray YeatesHall Johnson Choir
music by Stephen Foster; lyrics by Stephen Foster
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Ah, May the Red Rose Live AlwayBrian Tolliver
(Oh!) Susanna, Don't You CryBrian Tolliver and Chorus
Turn Not AwayCarter Reynolds and Susan Eliot
Under the Willow She's SleepingEulalie Bland and Hall Johnson Choir
EulalieEulalie Bland and Hall Johnson Choir
The Voice of Bygone DaysHall Johnson Choir
(Oh) LemuelAngie
Go Down to the Cotton FieldsLem
Beautiful DreamerCarter Reynolds
Open Thy Lattice, LoveMinstrel and Chorus
Come Where My Love Lies DreamingValentine Chorus
Sweet Emerald IsleBrian Tolliver
Where Shall I Turn?Susan Eliot
Somebody's Coming to See Me TonightEulalie Bland
Gentle AnnieEulalie Bland and Hall Johnson Choir
Glendy BurkeHall Johnson Octette
AngelineAngie, Lem and Hall Johnson Choir
ACT 2 Sung By
Ring de BanjoJonathan Lamphrey and Minstrels
Sweet SummertimeCarter Reynolds
My Old Kentucky HomeJonathan Lamphrey and Minstrels
Some Folks DoMinstrels
(Oh) Lemuel (Reprise) Minstrels
Camptown RacesMinstrels
Louisiana BelleJonathan Lamphrey, Minstrels and Angie
Farewell, My EulalieJonathan Lamphrey
Why Have My Loved Ones Gone?Susan Eliot
Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts
(music by Clarence Loomis; lyrics by Clarence Loomis)
Susan Eliot and Lem
Soft Be Thy SlumbersHall Johnson Choir
We'll Put for the SouthHall Johnson Choir
Village BellsAngie and Hall Johnson Choir
(I Dream of) Jeannie With the Light Brown HairCarter Reynolds