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Kwamina   

 
54th Street Theatre , (10/23/1961 - 11/18/1961)
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Opening Date:Oct 23, 1961   
Closing Date:Nov 18, 1961 Total Performances:32

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A village in West Africa. The present.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Alfred De Liagre, Jr.
Book by Robert Alan Aurthur; Music by Richard Adler; Lyrics by Richard Adler; Music orchestrated by Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal; Musical and Choral Direction by Colin Romoff; Dance arrangements by John Morris
Directed by Robert Lewis; Choreographed by Agnes De Mille
Scenic Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Costume Design by Motley; Lighting Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Assistant to Will Steven Armstrong: Lloyd Burlingame; Wig Design by Bob Kelly; Assistant to Motley: Thea Neu
General Manager: C. Edwin Knill; Company Manager: Charles Gnys
Production Stage Manager: James E. Wall; Stage Manager: Arthur Marlowe and William Weaver
Drummer: Montego Joe and Robert Crowder; Music Contractor: Hal Hastings; Assistant Conductor: John Berkman; Music Copyist Supervisor: Bert Clayton Williams
Press Representative: Frank Goodman and Ben Washer; Technical Consultant: Albert Opoku (Courtesy of the Government of Ghana); Press Assistant: Fred Weterick; Assistant to the Director: Judd Mathison; Asst. to the Choreographer: Mavis Ray; Choral Assistant to Mr. Romoff: Joseph Crawford
Cast
Terry Carter Kwamina (Peter)
Sally Ann Howes Eve
Ethel Ayler Naii
Norman Barrs Blair
Rex Ingram Nana Mwalla
Brock Peters Obitsebi
Issa Arnal Singer
Joseph Attles Akufo
Pepsi Bethel Dancer
Hope Clarke Dancer
Zebedee Collins Dancer
Joseph Crawford Singer
Doris deMendez Dancer
Doreese DuQuan Singer
Julius Fields Dancer
Renaye Fubler Child
Vaughn Fubler Child
Scott Gibson Singer
Frank Glass Dancer
Altovise Gore Dancer
Robert Guillaume Ako
Victoria Harrison Singer
Lillian Hayman Mammy Trader
Singer
Lee Hooper Singer
Louis Johnson Dancer
Wanza L. King Singer
Mary Louise Singer
James Lowe Singer
Minnie Marshall Dancer
Rosalie Maxwell Alla
Singer
John Miles Singer
Charles Moore Dancer
Clark Morgan Singer
Joan Peters Dancer
Helen Phillips Singer
Ronald Platts Policeman
Dancer
Mike Quashie Dancer
Charles Queenan Dancer
Lucinda Ransom Dancer
Mal Scott Singer
Joan Seabrook Dancer
Ainsley Sigmond Kojo
Rawn Spearman Singer
Phillip Stamps Dancer
Barbara Ann Teer Dancer
Edward Thomas Policeman
Dancer
George Tipton Singer
Glory Van Scott Dancer
Gordon Watkins Singer
Myrna White Dancer
Arthur Wright Singer
Camille Yarborough Dancer
Standby: Elizabeth Hubbard (Eve)
Understudies: Vaughn Fubler (Kojo), Mary Louise (Alla), Clark Morgan (Akufo, Nana Mwalla, Obitsebi), Helen Phillips (Mammy Trader), Rawn Spearman (Kwamina (Peter)), George Tipton (Ako), Glory Van Scott (Naii) and William Weaver (Blair)
Tony Award®
 1962 Best Composer [nominee]
Music by Richard Adler; Lyrics by Richard Adler
 1962 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Motley
 1962 Best Choreography [nominee]
Agnes De Mille
music by Richard Adler; lyrics by Richard Adler
ACT 1Sung By
The Cocoa Bean Song Ako, Singers and the Company
Welcome Home Singers, the Company and Spear Dancers
The Sun Is Beginning to Crow The Company
Did You Hear That? Eve and Kwamina (Peter)
You're As English As Eve
Seven Sheep, Four Red Shirts, and a Bottle of Gin Akufo, Singers, Dancer and the Company
Nothing More to Look Forward To Ako and Naii
What's Wrong With Me? Eve
Something Big Kwamina (Peter) and the Company
Ordinary People Eve and Kwamina (Peter)
A Man Can Have No Choice Obitsebi
What Happened to Me Tonight? Eve
ACT 2Sung By
One Wife Mammy Trader, Alla, Singers and Dancers
Nothing More to Look Forward To (Reprise)Naii
Something Big (Reprise)The Company
Another Time, Another Place Eve
Fetish Obitsebi and Dancers