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Billy Rose Theatre, (12/27/1972 - 1/07/1973)
First Preview: Total Previews: 2
Opening Date: Dec 27, 1972    
Closing Date: Jan 07, 1973 Total Performances: 14

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Not too long ago in South Georgia.

Production Staff
Produced by Philip Rose
Music by Gary Geld; Lyrics by Peter Udell; Book by Ossie Davis, Philip Rose and Peter Udell; Based on the play "Purlie Victorious" by Ossie Davis; Music orchestrated by Garry Sherman and Luther Henderson; Dance arrangements by Luther Henderson
Directed by Philip Rose; Choreographed by Louis Johnson
Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
Stage Manager: Lou Rodgers; Production Stage Manager: Steven Zweigbaum
Choral Arranger: Garry Sherman and Luther Henderson; Musical Supervisor: Garry Sherman; Conducted by Charles Austin
Press Representative: Merle Debuskey and Maurice Turet
Robert GuillaumePurlie
Patti JoLutiebelle
Darlene BlackburnDancer
Deborah Lynn BridgesDancer
Laura CooperMissy
Raphael GilbertDancer
DeMarest GreySinger
Linda GriffinDancer
Every HayesField Hand
Sherman HemsleyGitlow
Reggie JacksonDancer
Swing Dancer
Barbara JoySinger
Ursuline KairsonSinger
Alton LathropDancer
Helen MartinIdella
Robert MartinDancer
Karen E. McDonaldDancer
Lonnie McNeilField Hand
Shirley MonroeChurch Soloist
Douglas NorwickCharlie
Debbie PalmerDancer
Andre PeckDancer
Zelda PulliamDancer
Alfred RageSinger
Beverly G. RobnettSinger
Ted RossField Hand
Frances SalisburySinger
Vanessa ShawSinger
Art WallaceOl' Cap'n
David WeatherspoonSinger
Joe WilliamsSinger
Standby: Joe Hammil (Charlie) and Bill Nunnery (Ol' Cap'n)
Understudies: Ra Joe Darby (Purlie), DeMarest Grey (Lutiebelle), Barbara Joy (Missy), Ursuline Kairson (Lutiebelle), Alfred Rage (Gitlow), Beverly G. Robnett (Missy), Ted Ross (Gitlow) and Frances Salisbury (Idella)
music by Gary Geld; lyrics by Peter Udell
ACT 1 Sung By
Walk Him Up the StairsEntire Company
New Fangled Preacher ManPurlie
Skinnin' a CatGitlow and Field Hands
The Harder They FallPurlie and Lutiebelle
Charlie's SongsCharlie
Big Fish, Little FishOl' Cap'n and Charlie
I Got LoveLutiebelle
Great White FatherCotton Pickers
Skinnin' a Cat (Reprise) Gitlow and Charlie
Down HomePurlie and Missy
ACT 2 Sung By
First Thing Monday Mornin'Cotton Pickers
He Can Do It Missy and Lutiebelle
The Harder They Fall (Reprise) Gitlow, Lutiebelle and Missy
The World Is Comin' to a StartCharlie and Company
Walk Him Up the Stairs (Reprise) Entire Company