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Ambassador Theatre, (9/20/1978 - 10/07/1979)
First Preview: Sep 14, 1978 Total Previews: 7
Opening Date: Sep 20, 1978    
Closing Date: Oct 07, 1979 Total Performances: 439

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway

Production Staff
Produced by Ashton Springer; Produced in association with Frank C. Pierson and Jay J. Cohen; Associate Producer: John N. Hart Jr.
Conceived by Julianne Boyd; Music by Eubie Blake; Lyrics by Noble Sissle, Andy Razaf, Johnny Brandon, F. E. Miller and Jim Europe; Music arranged by Danny Holgate; Musical Director: Vicki Carter; Music orchestrated by Neal Tate; Choral arrangements by Chapman Roberts
Directed by Julianne Boyd; Choreographed by Billy Wilson; Choreography and tap choreography by Henry LeTang
Scenic Design by Karl Eigsti; Costume Design by Bernard Johnson; Lighting Design by William Mintzer; Sound Design by Lou Gonzalez
Production Supervisor: Ron Abbott; Production Stage Manager: Donald Christy; Stage Manager: Harrison Avery
Musical Supervisor: Danny Holgate; Conducted by Vicki Carter; Associate Conductor: Frank Anderson; Piano: Vicki Carter and Frank Anderson; Guitar-Harmonica, Banjo, Flute: Rudy Stevenson; Drums: Percy Brice; Bass, Tuba: Gregory Maker; Trumpet, Flugel Horn: E.V. Perry; Lead Trumpet: Ernest Royal; Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute: Zane Paul; Trombone: Arthur Hamilton
Press Representative: Max Eisen and Francine L. Trevens
Ethel BeattyPerformer
Terry BurrellPerformer
Leslie DockeryPerformer
Lynnie GodfreyPerformer
Gregory HinesPerformer
Maurice HinesPerformer
Mel Johnson, Jr.Performer
Lonnie McNeilPerformer
Janet PowellPerformer
Marion RamseyPerformer
Alaina ReedPerformer
Jeffrey V. ThompsonPerformer
Understudies: Deborah Burrell (Performer), Skip Cunningham (Performer), Leslie Dockery (Performer), David Jackson (Performer), Nathan Jennings, Jr. (Performer), Jenifer Lewis (Performer), Carol Lynn Maillard (Performer) and Bernard J. Marsh (Performer)
Theatre World
winner 1979 Award [recipient] 
  Gregory Hines
Tony Award®
 1979 Best Original Score [nominee] 
 Music by Eubie Blake ;  Lyrics by Noble Sissle , Andy Razaf , Johnny Brandon , F. E. Miller and Jim Europe
 1979 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Gregory Hines
 1979 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Henry LeTang
 1979 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Billy Wilson
Drama Desk Award
 1979 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Ashton Springer ;  Produced in association with Frank C. Pierson and Jay J. Cohen
 1979 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Lynnie Godfrey
 1979 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 
  Henry LeTang
 1979 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 
  Billy Wilson
music by Eubie Blake; lyrics by Noble Sissle
(Unless otherwise noted)

Goodnight Angeline
Charleston Rag
Shuffle Along
In Honeysuckle Time
I'm Just Wild About Harry
Baltimore Buzz
Daddy (Won't You Please Come Home)
There's a Million Little Cupids in the Sky
I'm a Great Big Baby
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
My Handyman Ain't Handy Anymore
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Low Down Blues
Gee, I Wish I Had Someone to Rock Me in the Cradle of Love
I'm Just Simply Full of Jazz
High Steppin' Days
(lyrics by Johnny Brandon)
Dixie Moon
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Roll Jordan
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Memories of You
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
If You've Never Been Vamped by a Brownskin, You've Never Been Vamped at All
You Got to Git the Gittin While the Gittin's Good
(lyrics by F. E. Miller)
Oriental Blues
I'm Craving for That Kind of Love
Hot Feet
Goodnight Angeline