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The Barrier   

 
Broadhurst Theatre, (11/02/1950 - 11/04/1950)
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Opening Date: Nov 02, 1950    
Closing Date: Nov 04, 1950 Total Performances: 4

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: A rural Georgia community between noon and night of a hot Summer day.



Production Staff
Produced by Michael Myerberg and Joel Spector
Music by Jan Meyerowitz; Book by Langston Hughes; Lyrics by Langston Hughes; Musical Director: Herbert Zipper
Staged by Doris Humphrey; Choreographed by Charles Weidman and Doris Humphrey
Scenic Design by H.A. Condell
Stage Manager: John Paul
Cast
Dolores BowmanLivonia
servant at Albamar
Marc BreauxYoung Norwood Dancer
Dance Sequence
Wilton ClaryBert
younger son of Col. Tom and Cora
Richard DennisFred Higgins
a friend of Norwood
John DiggsHouseman
Helene EllisThe Bride
Dance Sequence
Reri GristMaid
Lorenzo HerreraWilliam
a son of Col. Tom and Cora
Stuart HodesAssistant to the Undertaker
Charlotte HollomanSally
a daughter of Col. Tom and Cora
Young Cora Singer
Dance Sequence
Jesse JacobsUndertaker
Josephine KeeneYoung Cora Dancer
Dance Sequence
Muriel RahnCora Lewis
Col. Tom housekeeper
Robert TankersleyPlantation Storekeeper
Victor ThorleyTalbot
overseer at Albamar Plantation
Lawrence TibbettColonel Thomas Norwood
Young Norwood Singer
Dance Sequence
Laurence WatsonSam
the butler at Albamar
music by Jan Meyerowitz; lyrics by Langston Hughes
ACT 1 Sung By
September SunlightWilliam (a son of Col. Tom and Cora) and Sally (a daughter of Col. Tom and Cora)
City ThemeLivonia (servant at Albamar)
But, Colonel TomCora Lewis (Col. Tom housekeeper) and Colonel Thomas Norwood
I Just Wanted to Tell You GoodbyeSally (a daughter of Col. Tom and Cora) and Colonel Thomas Norwood
Little Girl GoodbyeNegroes
You Should Have Married AgainFred Higgins (a friend of Norwood)
Help Me, LawdCora Lewis (Col. Tom housekeeper) and William (a son of Col. Tom and Cora)
It's a Wonderful DayBert (younger son of Col. Tom and Cora)
You Are Not Your Father's SonCora Lewis (Col. Tom housekeeper) and Bert (younger son of Col. Tom and Cora)
ACT 2 Sung By
Flesh of My Flesh, Bone of My BoneColonel Thomas Norwood
TrioCora Lewis (Col. Tom housekeeper), Bert (younger son of Col. Tom and Cora) and Colonel Thomas Norwood
My Father's Own HouseColonel Thomas Norwood, Bert (younger son of Col. Tom and Cora) and Cora Lewis (Col. Tom housekeeper)
Damn You, Colonel TomCora Lewis (Col. Tom housekeeper)
I Don't Want to DieSam (the butler at Albamar)
The First Time I Was Yours in the DarkCora Lewis (Col. Tom housekeeper)
And From the Earth a Sweetness RoseSally (a daughter of Col. Tom and Cora) and Colonel Thomas Norwood
Go to SleepSally (a daughter of Col. Tom and Cora)
Finale (Mercy, Lawd)Cora Lewis (Col. Tom housekeeper) and Bert (younger son of Col. Tom and Cora)