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Music Box Theatre , (10/30/1949 - 7/01/1950)
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Opening Date:Oct 30, 1949   
Closing Date:Jul 01, 1950 Total Performances:281

Category: Musical, Tragedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Present.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Irving Berlin and The Estate of Sam H. Harris
Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson; Elmer Rice; Robert E. Sherwood; Kurt Weill; John F. Wharton)
Book by Maxwell Anderson; Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson; Music by Kurt Weill; Based on the novel "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton; Music orchestrated by Kurt Weill; Music arranged by Kurt Weill
Production Supervised by Rouben Mamoulian; Directed by Rouben Mamoulian; Choreographed by La Verne French
Scenic Design by George Jenkins; Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone; Johannesburg backdrop by Horace Armistead; Assistant to Mr. Jenkins: Leo Kerz
Business Manager: Victor Samrock
General Stage Manager: Andy Anderson; Stage Manager: Edward Brinkmann; Assistant Stage Mgr: Roy Allen
Conducted by Maurice Levine; Choral Group trained by Maurice Levine; Orchestra Manager: Morris Stonzek; Viola: Ted Isreal and Alexander Solomon; Cello: Leopold Teraspulsky and Shepard Coleman; Bass: William Finebloom; Flute, Clarinet, 1st Saxaphone: Don Hammond; Oboe, Clarinet, Tenor Saxaphone: Jack Cressy; Bassoon, Clarinet, Alto Saxaphone: Maurice Kogan; Trumpet: Mannie Cohen; Piano: Irving Schlein; Harp: Nancy Uber; Percussion: William Kessler
Press Representative: William Fields; Assistant Press Representative: Walter Alford and Arthur Cantor; Production Coordinator: Alan Anderson; Assistant to Mr. Mamoulian on casting: Edward Brinkmann
Cast
Roy Allen William
Leslie Banks James Jarvis
LaCoste Brown Singer
Robert Byrn Policeman
Singer
Sibol Cain Singer
Herbert Coleman Alex
Warren Coleman John Kumalo
Joseph Crawford Singer
Todd Duncan Stephen Kumalo
La Verne French The Young Man
Russell George Singer
William Greaves Matthew Kumalo
Charles Grunwell Eland
Sheila Guyse Linda
Mabel Hart The Young Woman
Georgette Harvey Mrs. M'kize
Alma Hubbard Singer
Joseph James Answerer
Singer
Gertrude Jeanette Grace Kumalo
Mark Kramer White Man
Singer
Moses La Mar Singer
Elen Longone Singer
Paul Mario Singer
William Marshall Hlabeni
Inez Matthews Irina
Julian Mayfield Absalom Kumalo
Robert McFerrin Villager
Singer
June McMechen Singer
Charles McRae Paulus
John Morley Arthur Jarvis
Van Prince Johannes Pafuri
Biruta Ramoska White Woman
Singer
Judson Rees Edward Jarvis
Elayne Richards Nita
Frank Roane Leader
Jerome Shaw Foreman
The Guard
Gloria Smith Rose
William C. Smith Jared
Singer
Guy Spaull The Judge
Christine Spencer Singer
John W. Stanley Burton
Constance Stokes Singer
Joseph Theard Singer
Lucretia West Singer
Understudies: Roy Allen (Johannes Pafuri), Sibol Cain (Linda), Yvonne Coleman (Nita), William Davidson (Alex), William Greaves (Absalom Kumalo), Georgette Harvey (Grace Kumalo), Joseph James (Stephen Kumalo), William Marshall (John Kumalo, Stephen Kumalo), Van Prince (Matthew Kumalo), Richard Rhoades (Edward Jarvis), Jerome Shaw (Arthur Jarvis, Burton, Eland), William C. Smith (John Kumalo), Guy Spaull (James Jarvis), Christine Spencer (Irina), John W. Stanley (The Judge) and Lucretia West (Mrs. M'kize)
music by Kurt Weill; lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
ACT 1Sung By
The Hills of Ixtapo Leader and Singers
Thousands of Miles Stephen Kumalo
Train to Johannesburg Leader and Singers
The Search Stephen Kumalo, Leader and Singers
The Little Grey House Stephen Kumalo and Singers
Who'll Buy? Linda
Trouble Man Irina
Murder in Parkwold Singers
Fear Singers
Lost in the Stars Stephen Kumalo and Singers
ACT 2Sung By
The Wild Justice Leader and Singers
O Tixo, Tixo, Help Me Stephen Kumalo
Stay Well Irina
Cry, the Beloved Country Leader and Singers
Big Mole Alex
A Bird of Passage Villager and Singers
Thousands of Miles (Reprise)Singers