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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: South Georgia. Not too long ago.

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 Guillaume Purlie
Patti Jo Lutiebelle
Darlene Blackburn Dancer
Deborah Lynn Bridges Dancer
Laura Cooper Missy
Raphael Gilbert Dancer
DeMarest Grey Singer
Linda Griffin Dancer
Every Hayes Field Hand
Sherman Hemsley Gitlow
Reggie Jackson Dancer
Swing Dancer
Barbara Joy Singer
Ursuline Kairson Singer
Alton Lathrop Dancer
Helen Martin Idella
Robert Martin Dancer
Karen E. McDonald Dancer
Lonnie McNeil Field Hand
Shirley Monroe Church Soloist
Douglas Norwick Charlie
Debbie Palmer Dancer
Andre Peck Dancer
Zelda Pulliam Dancer
Alfred Rage Singer
Beverly G. Robnett Singer
Ted Ross Field Hand
Frances Salisbury Singer
Vanessa Shaw Singer
Art Wallace Ol' Cap'n
David Weatherspoon Singer
Joe Williams Singer
Standbys: 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 1Sung By
Walk Him Up the Stairs Entire Company
New Fangled Preacher Man Purlie
Skinnin' a Cat Gitlow and Field Hands
Purlie Lutiebelle
The Harder They Fall Purlie and Lutiebelle
Charlie's Songs Charlie
Big Fish, Little Fish Ol' Cap'n and Charlie
I Got Love Lutiebelle
Great White Father Cotton Pickers
Skinnin' a Cat (Reprise)Gitlow and Charlie
Down Home Purlie and Missy
ACT 2Sung 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 Start Charlie and Company
Walk Him Up the Stairs (Reprise)Entire Company