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Comin' Uptown   

Winter Garden Theatre, (12/20/1979 - 1/27/1980)
First Preview: Dec 04, 1979 Total Previews: 19
Opening Date: Dec 20, 1979    
Closing Date: Jan 27, 1980 Total Performances: 45

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Ridgely Bullock and Albert W. Selden; Produced in association with Columbia Pictures; Associate Producer: Leslie K. Bullock, Anthony Weymouth and Kimako
Book by Philip Rose and Peter Udell; Music by Garry Sherman; Lyrics by Peter Udell; Based on "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens; Musical Director: Howard Roberts; Music orchestrated by Garry Sherman; Vocal arrangements by Garry Sherman; Dance arrangements by Timothy Graphenreed; Additional Choral arrangements by Howard Roberts; Featuring songs by Willie Strickland
Directed by Philip Rose; Choreographed by Michael Peters; Associate Choreographer: Frances Lee Morgan
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Ann Emonts; Lighting Design by Gilbert V. Hemsley, Jr.; Sound Design by Jack Shearing; Hair Design by Breelun Daniels and Michael Craig Robinson; Make-Up Design by Breelun Daniels and Michael Craig Robinson; Assistant to Mr. Wagner: John Kasarda
General Manager: Jay Kingwill; Company Manager: Louise M. Bayer
Production Stage Manager: Mortimer Halpern; Stage Manager: Nate Barnett; Assistant Stage Mgr: Lisa Blackwell
Assistant Conductor: Lloyd Mayers
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Casting: Lynda Watson; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne
Gregory HinesScrooge
Kevin BabbTiny Tim
Shirley Black-BrownCrachit Daughter
Deborah Lynn BridgesSalvation Army Trio Member
Trio Member
Deborah BurrellSalvation Army Trio Member
Trio Member
Roslyn BurroughEnsemble
Barbara ChristopherEnsemble
Duane DavisYoung Scrooge
Loretta DevineYoung Mary
Ronald DunhamEnsemble
Milton GraysonEnsemble
Tiger HaynesMarley
Robert JacksonMinister
Christmas Future
Linda JamesEnsemble
Kevin JeffEnsemble
Jenifer LewisSalvation Army Trio Member
Trio Member
Carol Lynn MaillardMartha Crachit
Allison R. MansonCrachit Daughter
Esther MarrowGospel Singer
Larry MarshallTenant's Representative
Christmas Past
Saundra McClainMary
Recreation Center Director
Christmas Present
Virginia McKinzieMrs. Crachit
Deacon's Wife
Frances Lee MorganTime
Raymond PattersonEnsemble
Vernal PolsonYoung Scrooge's Assistant
John RussellBob Crachit
Gloria SauveEnsemble
Eric SawyerEnsemble
Kiki ShepardEnsemble
Faruma WilliamsEnsemble
Ned WrightReverend Byrd
Understudies: Prudence Darby (Ensemble), Kevin Jeff (Christmas Future), Carol Lynn Maillard (Young Mary), Larry Marshall (Scrooge), Otis Sallid (Christmas Past, Ensemble), Gloria Sauve (Christmas Present, Mrs. Crachit) and Ned Wright (Marley)
Tony Award®
 1980 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Gregory Hines
music by Garry Sherman; lyrics by Peter Udell
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Christmas Is Comin' UptownChristmas Shopper, Trio and Scrooge
Somebody's Got To Be the HeavyScrooge
Christmas Is Comin' Uptown (Reprise) Christmas Shoppers
Now I Lay Me Down to SleepScrooge
Get Your Act TogetherMarley
(music by Willie Strickland )
Christmas Past and Trio
What Better Time for LoveScrooge and Young Mary
It Won't Be LongGospel Singer and Congregation
What I'm Gonna Do for YouScrooge
What Better Time for Love (Reprise) Scrooge and Young Mary
Get Down Brother, Get DownChristmas Present and The Presents
Sing a Christmas SongCarolers
Sing a Christmas Song (Reprise) Cratchit Family and Carolers
What Better Time for Love (Reprise) Tiny Tim and Family
Have I Finally Found My Heart?Scrooge
ACT 2 Sung By
Nobody Really DoChristmas Future and Trio
Goin', GoneChristmas Future
Get Down Brother, Get Down (Reprise) Cratchit Family and Mourners
One Way Ticket to HellTrio
Nobody Really Do (Reprise) Christmas Future and Trio
Born AgainScrooge
Born Again (Reprise) Scrooge and Company