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Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death   
Tunes From Blackness

 
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (10/20/1971 - 11/13/1971)
Ambassador Theatre, (11/17/1971 - 7/30/1972)
First Preview: Oct 08, 1971 Total Previews: 10
Opening Date: Oct 20, 1971    
Closing Date: Jul 30, 1972 Total Performances: 581

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Here. Now.



Production Staff
Produced by Eugene V. Wolsk, Charles Blackwell, Emanuel Azenberg and Robert Malina; Associate Producer: Howard Friedman
Music by Melvin Van Peebles; Lyrics by Melvin Van Peebles; Book by Melvin Van Peebles; Musical direction and supervision: Harold Wheeler
Directed by Gilbert Moses
Scenic Design by Kert F. Lundell; Costume Design by Bernard Johnson; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein; Sound Design by Jack Shearing
Production Stage Manager: Nate Barnett; Stage Manager: Helaine Head
Musician: Harold Wheeler, Arthur Jenkins, Richard Pratt, Bill Salter, Lloyd Davis, Charles Sullivan and Robert Corten
Press Representative: Merle Debuskey and Faith Greer
Cast
Barbara AlstonPerformer
Toney BrealondPerformer
Marilyn ColemanPerformer
Bill DukePerformer
Gloria EdwardsPerformer
Joe FieldsPerformer
Clebert FordPerformer
Arthur FrenchPerformer
Minnie GentryPerformer
Carl GordonPerformer
Albert HallPerformer
Jimmy HayesonPerformer
Sati JamalPerformer
Lauren JonesPerformer
Garrett MorrisPerformer
Madge WellsPerformer
Ralph WilcoxPerformer
Dick Anthony WilliamsPerformer
Beatrice WindePerformer
Theatre World
winner 1972 Award [recipient] 
  Beatrice Winde
Tony Award®
 1972 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Eugene V. Wolsk , Charles Blackwell , Emanuel Azenberg and Robert Malina
 1972 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Melvin Van Peebles
 1972 Best Original Score [nominee] 
 Music by Melvin Van Peebles ;  Lyrics by Melvin Van Peebles
 1972 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Beatrice Winde
 1972 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Kert F. Lundell
 1972 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Martin Aronstein
 1972 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Gilbert Moses
Drama Desk Award
winner 1972 Outstanding Set Design [winner] 
 Scenic Design by Kert F. Lundell
winner 1972 Most Promising Book [winner] 
 Book by Melvin Van Peebles
winner 1972 Most Promising Director [winner] 
 Directed by Gilbert Moses
Just Don't Make No Sense
Coolest Place in Town
You Can Get Up Before Noon Without Being a Square
Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Come Raising Your Leg on Me
You Gotta Be Holdin Out Five Dollars on Me
Sera Sera Jim
Catch That on the Corner
The Dozens
Funky Girl on Motherless Broadway
Tenth and Greenwich
Heh Heh (Chuckle) Good Mornin' Sunshine
You Ain't No Astronaut
Three Boxes of Longs Please
Lily Done the Zampoughi Every Time I Pulled Her Coattail
I Got the Blood
Salamaggi's Birthday
Come on Feet Do Your Thing
Put a Curse on You