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Inacent Black   
a heaven-sent comedy

 
Biltmore Theatre, (5/06/1981 - 5/17/1981)
First Preview: Apr 23, 1981 Total Previews: 14
Opening Date: May 06, 1981    
Closing Date: May 17, 1981 Total Performances: 14

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Rydell Estate Mansion in Old Westbury, Long Island and New York City. Spring, 1980.



Production Staff
Theatre Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander; Theatre Owned by The Biltmore Theatre Corp.-Sharcar, Inc. (David J. Cogan: President)
Produced by Gloria Hope Sher, Marjorie Moon and Jay J. Cohen; Produced in association with Zaida Coles Edley and Spirit Will Productions, Inc.
Originally produced by the Billie Holiday Theatre
Written by A. Marcus Hemphill; Incidental music and lyrics by Gene McFadden, John Whitehead and Melba Moore
Directed by Mikell Pinkney
Scenic Design by Felix E. Cochren; Costume Design by Marty Pakledinaz; Lighting Design by Tim Phillips; Sound Design by Joseph Donohue; Hair Design by Gene Sheppard; Make-Up Consultant: Raymond Shelton
Executive Producer: Ashton Springer; General Manager: Theatre Management Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Mary Card; Assistant Co. Mgr: Young T. Hughley, Jr.
Production Stage Manager: Ed Cambridge; Stage Manager: David Blackwell
Conducted by Barry Eastmond
General Press Representative: Jacksina and Freedman; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates; Photographer: Marcus De Voe
Cast
Melba MooreInacent Black
Ed CambridgeVoice of Hamilton Rydell
Rosanna CarterWaitress
Lorey HayesSally-Baby Washington
Reginald Vel JohnsonMarv Rydell
Gregory MillerHelwin Rydell
Barbara MontgomeryMama Essie Rydell
Ronald "Smokey" StevensPretty Pete
Count StovallCharles Rydell
Bruce StricklandPercy Rydell
Joyce SylvesterCarmen Casteel
Understudies: Nora Cole (Carmen Casteel, Sally-Baby Washington), Elaine Graham (Inacent Black) and Skip Waters (Charles Rydell, Helwin Rydell, Percy Rydell)