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Nederlander Theatre, (11/10/1983 - 12/04/1983)
First Preview: Nov 01, 1983 Total Previews: 12
Opening Date: Nov 10, 1983    
Closing Date: Dec 04, 1983 Total Performances: 28

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A sanctified storefront church in Harlem and in the adjoining apartment. The early 1960s.



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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Prudhomme Productions, Ltd., Edward Mann, Judith Henry, Joel Goldstein and Gil Gerard; Associate Producer: Philip Rose
Music by Garry Sherman; Lyrics by Peter Udell; Book by Philip Rose and Peter Udell; Based on the play "The Amen Corner" by James Baldwin; Music orchestrated by Garry Sherman and Dunn Pearson; Vocal arrangements by Garry Sherman; Dance arrangements by George Butcher; Musical Director: Margaret Harris; Assistant Musical Dir.: Joseph Joubert
Directed by Philip Rose; Choreographed by Al Perryman
Scenic Design by Karl Eigsti; Costume Design by Felix E. Cochren; Lighting Design by Shirley Prendergast; Hair Design by Breelun Daniels; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald
General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc.; Associate Gen. Mgr: Charlotte W. Wilcox; Company Manager: Helen V. Meier
Production Manager: Mortimer V. Halpern; Stage Manager: Dwight R. B. Cook and Sherry Lambert; Production Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris
Music Contractor: Sharp Music, Inc.
General Press Representative: Fred Nathan & Associates; Dance Captain and Choreographic Assistant: Loretta Abbott; Casting: Lynda Watson; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi
Cast
Rhetta HughesMargaret Alexander
Pastor of the Church
Keith Lorenzo AmosDavid
Margaret's son
Ruth BrownOdessa
Margaret's older sister
Roger RobinsonLuke
Margaret's husband
Loretta AbbottMember of the Congregation
Dancer
Jean CheekSister Moore
elder of church
Chuck CooperBrother Boxer
elder of the church
Leslie DockeryMember of the Congregation
Dancer
Cheryl FreemanMember of the Congregation
Gene LewisMember of the Congregation
Denise MorganMember of the Congregation
Lewis RobinsonMember of the Congregation
Renee RoseMember of the Congregation
Dancer
Vanessa ShawMember of the Congregation
Jeffrey V. ThompsonMember of the Congregation
Helena-Joyce WrightSister Boxer
elder of the church
Swings: Venida Evans and Leonard Piggee
Understudies: Venida Evans (Odessa), Cheryl Freeman (Sister Boxer), Gene Lewis (Luke), Denise Morgan (Margaret Alexander), Lewis Robinson (David), Vanessa Shaw (Sister Moore) and Jeffrey V. Thompson (Brother Boxer)
Tony Award®
 1984 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Rhetta Hughes
music by Garry Sherman; lyrics by Peter Udell
ACT 1 Sung By
Amen CornerMargaret Alexander (Pastor of the Church)
That Woman Can't Play No PianoDavid (Margaret's son) and Friends
In the Real WorldBrother Boxer (elder of the church)
You Ain't Gonna Pick Up Where You Left OffMargaret Alexander (Pastor of the Church) and Luke (Margaret's husband)
In the Real World (Reprise) Sister Boxer (elder of the church)
We Got a Good Thing Goin'Luke (Margaret's husband) and David (Margaret's son)
In His Own Good TimeSister Boxer (elder of the church), Brother Boxer (elder of the church), Sister Moore (elder of church), Odessa (Margaret's older sister) and Congregation
Heat SensationLuke (Margaret's husband)
Everytime We Call It QuitsLuke (Margaret's husband)
ACT 2 Sung By
Entr'acteOrchestra
Somewhere Close ByOdessa (Margaret's older sister)
Leanin' on the Lord Sister Moore (elder of church), Brother Boxer (elder of the church), Sister Boxer (elder of the church), Odessa (Margaret's older sister) and Congregation
I'm Already GoneDavid (Margaret's son)
Love Dies HardMargaret Alexander (Pastor of the Church)
Everytime We Call It Quits (Reprise) Luke (Margaret's husband) and Margaret Alexander (Pastor of the Church)
Rise Up and Stand AgainMargaret Alexander (Pastor of the Church)