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Black Picture Show   

 
Vivian Beaumont Theatre , (1/06/1975 - 2/09/1975)
First Preview:Dec 20, 1974 Total Previews:21
Opening Date:Jan 06, 1975   
Closing Date:Feb 09, 1975 Total Performances:41

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: A hospital psychiatric unit, Bronx, NY.


Production Staff
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer); Associate Producer: Bernard Gersten
Written by Bill Gunn; Featuring songs by Sam Waymon; Featuring songs with lyrics by Sam Waymon
Directed by Bill Gunn
Scenic Design by Peter Harvey; Costume Design by Judy Dearing; Lighting Design by Roger Morgan
Production Stage Manager: Dyanne Hochman; Stage Manager: Osborne E. Scott, Jr.
Vocalist and Keyboards: Sam Waymon; Conducted by Sam Waymon
Press Representative: Merle Debuskey and Faith Geer
Cast
Marvin Beck Hospital Attendant
Graham Brown Norman
Carol Cole Rita
Albert Hall J.D.
William Leet Hospital Attendant
Linda Miller Jane
Paul-David Richards Philippe
Dick Anthony Williams Alexander
Understudies: Ethel Ayler (Rita), Hilary Beane (Jane), Bill Cobbs (Alexander, J.D.), Doug Rowe (Hospital Attendant, Philippe) and Tucker Smallwood (J.D.)
Tony Award®
 1975 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Dick Anthony Williams
 1975 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Linda Miller
Theatre World
nominee 1975 Award [recipient]
Linda Miller
Drama Desk Award
 1975 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Dick Anthony Williams