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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


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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
Cast
Gregory Hines Scrooge
Kevin Babb Tiny Tim
Ensemble
Shirley Black-Brown Crachit Daughter
Ensemble
Deborah Lynn Bridges Salvation Army Trio Member
Trio Member
Ensemble
Deborah Burrell Salvation Army Trio Member
Trio Member
Ensemble
Roslyn Burrough Ensemble
Barbara Christopher Ensemble
Duane Davis Young Scrooge
Ensemble
Loretta Devine Young Mary
Ronald Dunham Ensemble
Milton Grayson Ensemble
Tiger Haynes Marley
Robert Jackson Minister
Christmas Future
Linda James Ensemble
Kevin Jeff Ensemble
Jenifer Lewis Salvation Army Trio Member
Trio Member
Ensemble
Carol Lynn Maillard Martha Crachit
Ensemble
Allison R. Manson Crachit Daughter
Ensemble
Esther Marrow Gospel Singer
Ensemble
Larry Marshall Tenant's Representative
Christmas Past
Saundra McClain Mary
Recreation Center Director
Christmas Present
Virginia McKinzie Mrs. Crachit
Deacon's Wife
Frances Lee Morgan Time
Ensemble
Raymond Patterson Ensemble
Vernal Polson Young Scrooge's Assistant
Ensemble
John Russell Bob Crachit
Deacon
Gloria Sauve Ensemble
Eric Sawyer Ensemble
Kiki Shepard Ensemble
Faruma Williams Ensemble
Ned Wright Reverend Byrd
Ensemble
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 1Sung By
Christmas Is Comin' Uptown Christmas Shopper, Trio and Scrooge
Somebody's Got To Be the Heavy Scrooge
Christmas Is Comin' Uptown (Reprise)Christmas Shoppers
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Scrooge
Get Your Act Together Marley
Lifeline
(music by Willie Strickland )
Christmas Past and Trio
What Better Time for Love Scrooge and Young Mary
It Won't Be Long Gospel Singer and Congregation
What I'm Gonna Do for You Scrooge
What Better Time for Love (Reprise)Scrooge and Young Mary
Get Down Brother, Get Down Christmas Present and The Presents
Sing a Christmas Song Carolers
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 2Sung By
Nobody Really Do Christmas Future and Trio
Goin', Gone Christmas Future
Get Down Brother, Get Down (Reprise)Cratchit Family and Mourners
One Way Ticket to Hell Trio
Nobody Really Do (Reprise)Christmas Future and Trio
Born Again Scrooge
Born Again (Reprise)Scrooge and Company