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Helen Hayes Theatre , (12/18/1970 - 8/28/1971)
Longacre Theatre , (9/15/1971 - 11/14/1971)
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Opening Date:Dec 18, 1970   
Closing Date:Nov 14, 1971 Total Performances:378

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: New York's Ghetto, Present time
Comments: "These are children's voices from the ghetto. In their struggle lies their hope, and ours. They are the voices of change."


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Produced by Jeff Britton; Produced in association with Sagittarius Productions, Inc.
Music by Gary William Friedman; Lyrics by Will Holt; Adapted by Robert H. Livingston and Herb Schapiro; Based on the book "The Me Nobody Knows" edited by Stephen M. Joseph; Original idea by Herb Schapiro; Additional lyrics by Herb Schapiro; Music arranged by Gary William Friedman; Music orchestrated by Gary William Friedman; Musical Director: Edward Strauss
Directed by Robert H. Livingston; Musical Numbers Staged by Patricia Birch
Scenic Design by Clarke Dunham; Lighting Design by Clarke Dunham; Costume Design by Patricia Quinn Stuart
General Manager: Malcolm Allen and Jose Véga
Production Stage Manager: Martha Knight; Stage Manager: Jason Travis and G. Dean
Music Preparation: Scott Fisher; Music published by Tommy Valando
Media Design and Photography: Stan Goldberg and Mopsy; Assistant to the Producer: Erlinda Zetlin; Publicity Director: Samuel J. Friedman; Press Representative: Louise Ment; Associate to the Producer: Sidney Annis; Photographer: Bert Andrews; Casting: Erlinda Zetlin; Advertising: Ingram Ash, Matthew Serino and The Blaine Thompson Company
Cast
Beverly Ann Bremers Catherine
Northern J. Calloway Lloyd
Irene Cara Lillie Mae
Gerri Dean Melba
José Fernández
Broadway debut
Carlos
Douglas Grant Benjamin
Melanie Henderson Rhoda
Kevin Lindsay
Broadway debut
William
Paul Mace Donald
Laura Michaels Lillian
Carl Thoma
Broadway debut
Clorox
Hattie Winston Nell
Understudies: Roy Bailey, Lenny Bari, Edloe, Giancarlo Esposito and Elaine Petricoff
Tony Award®
 1971 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Jeff Britton
 1971 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Adapted by Robert H. Livingston and Herb Schapiro
 1971 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Gary William Friedman
 1971 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Robert H. Livingston
 1971 Best Lyrics [nominee]
Lyrics by Will Holt
Drama Desk Award
winner 1970 Most Promising Musical Writer [winner]
Music by Gary William Friedman; Lyrics by Will Holt
music by Gary William Friedman; lyrics by Will Holt
ACT 1Sung By
Dream Babies Melba
Light Sings William and Company
This World Company
Numbers Company
What Happens to Life Lillian and Lloyd
Take Hold the Crutch Nell and Company
Flying Milk and Runaway Plates Benjamin and Company
I Love What the Girls Have Donald
How I Feel Catherine and Carlos
If I Had A Million Dollars Company
ACT 2Sung By
Fugue for Four Girls Lillie Mae, Catherine, Lillian and Nell
Rejoice Clorox
Sounds Nell and Catherine
The Tree Carlos
Robert, Alvin, Wendell and Jo Jo Rhoda, Lillian, Lillie Mae and William
Jail-Life Walk Donald, Lloyd, Clorox and Carlos
Something Beautiful Rhoda
Black Benjamin, Clorox, Lillie Mae, Lloyd, Melba, Nell, Rhoda and William
The Horse Lloyd
Let Me Come in Company
War Babies Lloyd