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It's So Nice to Be Civilized   

 
Martin Beck Theatre, (6/03/1980 - 6/08/1980)
First Preview: May 13, 1980 Total Previews: 23
Opening Date: Jun 03, 1980    
Closing Date: Jun 08, 1980 Total Performances: 8

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Sweetbitter Street over a weekend in later summer.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President)
Produced by Jay Julien, Arnon Milchan and Larry Kalish; Associate Producer: Danny Holgate
Based on a showcase originally produced at AMAS Musical Theatre, Inc. (Rosetta Le Noire, Founder and Artistic Director)
Book by Micki Grant; Music by Micki Grant; Lyrics by Micki Grant; Musical Director: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson; Music orchestrated by Danny Holgate and Neal Tate; Dance arrangements by Carl Maultsby; Choral arrangements by Tasha Thomas
Directed by Frank Corsaro; Choreographed by Mabel Robinson
Scenery and Visuals by Charles E. Hoefler; Costume Design by Ruth Morley; Lighting Design by Charles E. Hoefler and Ralph Madero; Sound Design by Palmer Shannon; Hair Design by Phyllis Della
Company Manager: John Larson
Production Stage Manager: Jack Gianino; Stage Manager: Carolyn Greer; Assistant Stage Mgr: Paul Harman
Conducted by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson; Assistant Conductor: William Gregg Hunter; Music Contractor: Rudy Stevenson
General Press Representative: The Merlin Group, Ltd.; Dance Captain: Steiv Semien; Casting: June Archibald; Advertising: The Entertainment Group and J. Walter Thompson; Photographer: Michael Morse; Press Representative: Cheryl Sue Dolby, Sandra Manley, Marguerite Wolfe, Eileen McMahon and Glen Gary
Cast
Mabel KingGrandma
Vivian ReedMollie
Daria AtanianEnsemble
Obba BabatundéSharky
Paul BinottoEnsemble
Sharon K. BrooksEnsemble
P.L. BrownEnsemble
Deborah BurrellMother
Vickie D. ChappellSissy
Jean CheekEnsemble
Vondie Curtis-HallEnsemble
Donna DrakeEnsemble
Eugene EdwardsReverend Williams
Paul HarmanEnsemble
Carol Lynn MaillardLuAnne
Allison Reneé MansonDance Alternate
Esther MarrowEnsemble
Stephen PenderMr. Anderson
Wellington PerkinsEnsemble
Dwayne PhelpsEnsemble
Steiv SemienDance Alternate
Larry StewartLarry
Robert StoeckleJoe
Dan StrayhornBlade
Juanita Grace TylerEnsemble
Understudies: Sharon K. Brooks (Mother, Sissy), P.L. Brown (Reverend Williams), Deborah Burrell (LuAnne), Jean Cheek (Grandma), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Blade, Larry, Sharky), Paul Harman (Joe, Mr. Anderson), Allison Reneé Manson (Mother) and Esther Marrow (Mollie)
music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant
ACT 1 Sung By
Step Into My WorldEnsemble
Keep Your Eye On The RedSharky
Wake-up, SunSharky and Mollie
Subway RiderEnsemble
God Help UsLarry and LuAnne
Who's Going to Teach the Children?Grandma
Out On The StreetEnsemble
Welcome, Mr. AndersonBlade and Gang
Why Can't Me and You?Mr. Anderson
Why Can't Me and You? (Reprise) Sissy and Mr. Anderson
Out On The Street (Reprise) Ensemble
When I RiseReverend Williams
AliceJoe
Terrible TuesdayCrybaby
World Keeps Going RoundMollie and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
AntiquityEnsemble
I've Still Got My BiteGrandma
Look At UsLarry and LuAnne
Keep Your Eye On The RedSharky
It's So Nice To Be CivilizedMollie and Sharky
The American DreamMr. Anderson
Jub JubAdam & The Three Faces of Eve
Bright LightsEve
Step Into My WorldSharky and Eve
Like A Lady Mollie
Me and JesusGrandma
Pass A Little Love AroundEnsemble