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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; Associate Producer: Sydney Lewis and Jack Friel
Music by Judd Woldin; Lyrics by Robert Brittan; Book by Robert Nemiroff and Charlotte Zaltzberg; Based on the play "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry; Incidental arrangements by Dorothea Freitag; Dance arrangements by Judd Woldin; Music orchestrated by Al Cohn and Robert M. Freedman; Musical Director: Howard A. Roberts; Vocal arrangements by Howard A. Roberts and Joyce Brown
Directed by Donald McKayle; Choreographed by Donald McKayle
Scenic Design by Robert U. Taylor; Costume Design by Bernard Johnson; Lighting Design by 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
Loretta AbbottVictim
Deborah AllenBeneatha Younger
Elaine BeenerBar Girl
People of the Southside
Chief BeyAfrican Drummer
Glenn BrooksPeople of the Southside
Walter P. BrownWillie Harris
Karen BurkePeople of the Southside
Virginia CapersLena Younger
Paul CarringtonPeople of the Southside
Ralph CarterTravis Younger
Herb DownerPastor
Marilyn HamiltonPeople of the Southside
Ernestine JacksonRuth Younger
Robert JacksonJoseph Asagai
Don JayPeople of the Southside
Eugene LittlePeople of the Southside
Helen MartinMrs. Johnson
Joe MortonWalter Lee Younger
Marenda PerryPastor's Wife
People of the Southside
Al PerrymanPusher
Zelda PulliamPeople of the Southside
Renne RosePeople of the Southside
Ted RossBobo Jones
Richard SandersKarl Linder
Chuck ThorpePeople of the Southside
Gloria TurnerPeople of the Southside
Theatre World
winner 1974 Award [recipient] 
  Ralph Carter
winner 1974 Award [recipient] 
  Ernestine Jackson
winner 1974 Award [recipient] 
  Joe Morton
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
music by Judd Woldin; lyrics by Robert Brittan
ACT 1 Sung By
Man SayWalter Lee Younger
Whose Little Angry ManRuth Younger
Runnin' to Meet the ManWalter Lee Younger and Company
A Whole Lotta SunlightMama
BoozeBar Girl, Bobo Jones, Walter Lee Younger, Willie Harris and Company
AlaiyoAsagai and Beneatha Younger
African DanceBeneatha Younger, Walter Lee Younger and Company
Sweet Time Ruth Younger and Walter Lee Younger
You Done RightWalter Lee Younger
ACT 2 Sung By
He Come Down This MorningPastor, Pastor's Wife, Mama and Mrs. Johnson
It's a DealWalter Lee Younger
Sweet Time (Reprise) Ruth Younger and Walter Lee Younger
Sidewalk TreeTravis Younger
Not AnymoreWalter Lee Younger, Ruth Younger and Beneatha Younger
Alaiyo (Reprise) Asagai
It's a Deal (Reprise) Walter Lee Younger
Measure the ValleysMama
He Come Down This Morning (Reprise) Company