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Cadillac Winter Garden Theatre, (5/12/2002 - 5/12/2002)
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Opening Date: May 12, 2002    
Closing Date: May 12, 2002 Total Performances: 2

Category: Special, Benefit, Revival, Broadway
Setting: An island in the French Antilles. Night, in a storm.
Comments: The Original Broadway Cast Reunion. Benefit for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by Andrew Kato and Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS; Associate Producer: Michael Kumor
Book by Lynn Ahrens; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Music by Stephen Flaherty; Based on the novel "My Love, My Love" by Rosa Guy; Musical Director: Steve Marzullo; Music arranged by Michael Starobin; Vocal and dance arrangements and musical continuity by Stephen Flaherty
Benefit staging by Gerry McIntyre; Originally directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele
Costume Coordinator: Emilio Sosa; Lighting Design by Ed McCarthy; Sound Consultant: Craig Cassidy; Make-Up Design by Bianca Alexander; Bianca Alexander for MAC Cosmetics
Company Manager: Scott T. Stevens
Production Stage Manager: Kimberly Russell; Assistant Stage Mgr: Samuel-Moses Jones and Bryan Landrine
Casting: Alan Filderman; Creative Consultant: Ira Weitzman; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing: The Walton Group; Photographer: Marc Bryan-Brown; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Assistant to the Director: Tim Connell
In memory of Calvin Gooding; In honor of LaChanze; A portion of the proceeds will go to The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
Cast
Natalie Venetia BelconErzulie
Goddess of Love
Monique CintronAndrea
Jerry DixonDaniel
Sheila GibbsMama Euralie
LaChanzeTi Moune
Kecia LewisAsaka
Mother of the Earth
Afi McClendonSpecial Guest
Gerry McIntyreArmand
Milton Craig NealyAgwe
God of Water
Eric RileyPapa Ge
Demon of Death
Malika SamuelLittle Ti Moune
Lillias WhiteSpecial Guest
Ellis E. WilliamsTonton Julian
music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
We DanceStorytellers
One Small GirlMama Euralie, Tonton Julian, Little Ti Moune and Storytellers
Waiting for LifeTi Moune and Storytellers
And the Gods Heard Her PrayerAsaka (Mother of the Earth), Agwe (God of Water), Papa Ge (Demon of Death) and Erzulie (Goddess of Love)
RainAgwe (God of Water) and Storytellers
PrayTi Moune, Tonton Julian, Mama Euralie, Guard and Storytellers
Forever YoursTi Moune, Daniel and Papa Ge (Demon of Death)
The Sad Tale of the BeauxhommesArmand and Storytellers
Ti MouneMama Euralie, Tonton Julian and Ti Moune
Mama Will ProvideAsaka (Mother of the Earth) and Storytellers
Waiting for Life (Reprise) Ti Moune
Some SayStorytellers
The Human HeartErzulie (Goddess of Love) and Storytellers
Pray (Reprise) Storytellers
Some GirlsDaniel
The BallAndrea, Daniel, Ti Moune and Storytellers
Forever Yours (Reprise) Papa Ge (Demon of Death), Ti Moune, Tonton Julian and Storytellers
A Part of UsMama Euralie, Little Ti Moune, Tonton Julian and Storytellers
Why We Tell the StoryStorytellers