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Lost in the Stars   

 
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.



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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
Business Manager: Victor Samrock
General Stage Manager: Andy Anderson; Stage Manager: Edward Brinkmann
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 Feinbloom; 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; Production Coordinator: Alan Anderson
Cast
Roy AllenWilliam
Leslie BanksJames Jarvis
LaCoste BrownSinger
Robert ByrnPoliceman
Singer
Sibol CainSinger
Herbert ColemanAlex
Warren ColemanJohn Kumalo
Joseph CrawfordSinger
Todd DuncanStephen Kumalo
La Verne FrenchThe Young Man
Russell GeorgeSinger
William GreavesMatthew Kumalo
Charles GrunwellEland
Sheila GuyseLinda
Mabel HartThe Young Woman
Georgette HarveyMrs. M'kize
Alma HubbardSinger
Joseph JamesAnswerer
Singer
Gertrude JeanetteGrace Kumalo
Mark KramerWhite Man
Singer
Moses La MarSinger
Elen LongoneSinger
Paul MarioSinger
William MarshallHlabeni
Inez MatthewsIrina
Julian MayfieldAbsalom Kumalo
Robert McFerrinVillager
Singer
June McMechenSinger
Charles McRaePaulus
John MorleyArthur Jarvis
Van PrinceJohannes Pafuri
Biruta RamoskaWhite Woman
Singer
Judson ReesEdward Jarvis
Elayne RichardsNita
Frank RoaneLeader
Jerome ShawForeman
The Guard
Gloria SmithRose
William C. SmithJared
Singer
Guy SpaullThe Judge
Christine SpencerSinger
John W. StanleyBurton
Constance StokesSinger
Joseph TheardSinger
Lucretia WestSinger
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 1 Sung By
The Hills of IxtapoLeader and Singers
Thousands of MilesStephen Kumalo
Train to JohannesburgLeader and Singers
The SearchStephen Kumalo, Leader and Singers
The Little Grey HouseStephen Kumalo and Singers
Who'll Buy?Linda
Trouble ManIrina
Murder in ParkwoldSingers
FearSingers
Lost in the StarsStephen Kumalo and Singers
ACT 2 Sung By
The Wild JusticeLeader and Singers
O Tixo, Tixo, Help MeStephen Kumalo
Stay WellIrina
Cry, the Beloved CountryLeader and Singers
Big MoleAlex
A Bird of PassageVillager and Singers
Thousands of Miles (Reprise) Singers