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Raisin   

 
46th Street Theatre , (10/18/1973 - 12/28/1974)
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre , (1/13/1975 - 12/07/1975)
First Preview:Oct 10, 1973 Total Previews:9
Opening Date:Oct 18, 1973   
Closing Date:Dec 07, 1975 Total Performances:847

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The 1950s. Chicago.


Production Staff
Produced by Robert Nemiroff and Robert Nemiroff; Associate Producer: Sydney Lewis, Jack Friel, Sydney Lewis and Jack Friel
Music by Judd Woldin and Judd Woldin; Lyrics by Robert Brittan and Robert Brittan; Book by Robert Nemiroff, Charlotte Zaltzberg, Robert Nemiroff and Charlotte Zaltzberg; Based on the play "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry and Lorraine Hansberry; Incidental arrangements by Dorothea Freitag and Dorothea Freitag; Dance arrangements by Judd Woldin and Judd Woldin; Music orchestrated by Al Cohn and Robert M. Freedman; Vocal arrangements by Joyce Brown, Howard A. Roberts, Howard A. Roberts and Joyce Brown; Musical Director: Howard A. Roberts
Directed by Donald McKayle and Donald McKayle; Choreographed by Donald McKayle and Donald McKayle
Scenic Design by Robert U. Taylor and Robert U. Taylor; Costume Design by Bernard Johnson and Bernard Johnson; Lighting Design by William Mintzer and William Mintzer
Production Stage Manager: Helaine Head; Stage Manager: Anthony Neely and Nate Barnett
Conducted by Howard A. Roberts
Press Representative: Max Eisen, Maurice Turet and Barbara Eisen
Cast
Loretta Abbott Victim
Deborah Allen Beneatha Younger
Elaine Beener Bar Girl
People of the Southside
Chief Bey African Drummer
Glenn Brooks People of the Southside
Walter P. Brown Willie Harris
Karen Burke People of the Southside
Virginia Capers Lena Younger
Paul Carrington People of the Southside
Ralph Carter Travis Younger
Herb Downer Pastor
Marilyn Hamilton People of the Southside
Ernestine Jackson Ruth Younger
Robert Jackson Joseph Asagai
Don Jay People of the Southside
Eugene Little People of the Southside
Helen Martin Mrs. Johnson
Joe Morton Walter Lee Younger
Marenda Perry Pastor's Wife
People of the Southside
Al Perryman Pusher
Zelda Pulliam People of the Southside
Renne Rose People of the Southside
Ted Ross Bobo Jones
Richard Sanders Karl Linder
Chuck Thorpe People of the Southside
Gloria Turner People of the Southside
Tony Award®
winner 1974 Best Musical [winner]
Produced by Robert Nemiroff
 1974 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Robert Nemiroff and Charlotte Zaltzberg
 1974 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Judd Woldin; Lyrics by Robert Brittan
 1974 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Joe Morton
winner 1974 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Virginia Capers
 1974 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Ralph Carter
 1974 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Ernestine Jackson
 1974 Best Choreography [nominee]
Donald McKayle
 1974 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Donald McKayle
Theatre World
nominee 1974 Award [recipient]
Ralph Carter
nominee 1974 Award [recipient]
Ernestine Jackson
nominee 1974 Award [recipient]
Joe Morton
music by Judd Woldin; lyrics by Robert Brittan
ACT 1Sung By
Prologue Company
Man Say Walter Lee Younger
Whose Little Angry Man Ruth Younger
Runnin' to Meet the Man Walter Lee Younger and Company
A Whole Lotta Sunlight Mama
Booze Bar Girl, Bobo Jones, Walter Lee Younger, Willie Harris and Company
Alaiyo Asagai and Beneatha Younger
African Dance Beneatha Younger, Walter Lee Younger and Company
Sweet Time Ruth Younger and Walter Lee Younger
You Done Right Walter Lee Younger
ACT 2Sung By
He Come Down This Morning Pastor, Pastor's Wife, Mama and Mrs. Johnson
It's a Deal Walter Lee Younger
Sweet Time (Reprise)Ruth Younger and Walter Lee Younger
Sidewalk Tree Travis Younger
Not Anymore Walter Lee Younger, Ruth Younger and Beneatha Younger
Alaiyo (Reprise)Asagai
It's a Deal (Reprise)Walter Lee Younger
Measure the Valleys Mama
He Come Down This Morning (Reprise)Company