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Amen Corner   

 
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.


Production Staff [See More]
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 Hughes Margaret Alexander
Pastor of the Church
Keith Lorenzo Amos David
Margaret's son
Ruth Brown Odessa
Margaret's older sister
Roger Robinson Luke
Margaret's husband
Loretta Abbott Member of the Congregation
Dancer
Jean Cheek Sister Moore
elder of church
Chuck Cooper Brother Boxer
elder of the church
Leslie Dockery Member of the Congregation
Dancer
Cheryl Freeman Member of the Congregation
Gene Lewis Member of the Congregation
Denise Morgan Member of the Congregation
Lewis Robinson Member of the Congregation
Renee Rose Member of the Congregation
Dancer
Vanessa Shaw Member of the Congregation
Jeffrey V. Thompson Member of the Congregation
Helena-Joyce Wright Sister 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 1Sung By
Amen Corner Margaret Alexander (Pastor of the Church)
That Woman Can't Play No Piano David (Margaret's son) and Friends
In the Real World Brother Boxer (elder of the church)
You Ain't Gonna Pick Up Where You Left Off Margaret 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 Time Sister Boxer (elder of the church), Brother Boxer (elder of the church), Sister Moore (elder of church), Odessa (Margaret's older sister) and Congregation
Heat Sensation Luke (Margaret's husband)
Everytime We Call It Quits Luke (Margaret's husband)
ACT 2Sung By
Entr'acte Orchestra
Somewhere Close By Odessa (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 Gone David (Margaret's son)
Love Dies Hard Margaret 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 Again Margaret Alexander (Pastor of the Church)