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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre , (1/29/1986 - 2/16/1986)
First Preview:Jan 16, 1986 Total Previews:13
Opening Date:Jan 29, 1986   
Closing Date:Feb 16, 1986 Total Performances:24

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Allen Spivak and Larry Magid; Associate Producer: Stanley Kay
Narrations written by Jeffrey V. Thompson and Marion Ramsey; Musical Director: Frank Owens; Dance arrangements by Frank Owens and Thom Bridwell; Additional orchestrations by Charles Green, Chris White and Fred Norman
Conceived by Maurice Hines; Directed by Maurice Hines; Choreographed by Maurice Hines; Assistant Choreographer: Mercedes Ellington
Scenic Design by Tom McPhillips; Lighting Design by Marc B. Weiss; Costume Design by Ellen Lee; Wig Design by Cody Armstrong; Sound Consultant: Otts Munderloh
General Manager: Roy A. Somlyo; Company Manager: Jodi Moss
Production Supervisor: Beverley Randolph; Production Stage Manager: Gwendolyn M. Gilliam; Stage Manager: Jerry Cleveland
Musical Supervisor: Frank Owens; Music Consultant: Stanley Kay
Film Design: Prometheus Productions
General Press Representative: Michael Alpert and Ruth Jaffe; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Promotions: Marketing Entertainment Group of America, Inc.; Dance Captain: Sheila D. Barker
Cast
Maurice Hines Performer
Alisa Gyse Performer
Lawrence Hamilton Performer
Tommi Johnson Performer
Marion Ramsey Performer
Jeffrey V. Thompson Performer
Sheila D. Barker Ensemble
Toni-Maria Chalmers Ensemble
Leon Evans Ensemble
Robert H. Fowler Ensemble
Michael Franks Ensemble
Lovette George Ensemble
Ruthanna Graves Ensemble
Yolanda Graves Ensemble
Emera Hunt Ensemble
Lisa Ann Malloy Ensemble
Delphine T. Mantz Ensemble
Gerry McIntyre Ensemble
Christopher T. Moore Ensemble
Elise Neal Ensemble
Leesa M. Osborn Ensemble
Marishka Shanice Phillips Ensemble
R. Lachanze Sapp Ensemble
Cheryl Ann Scott Ensemble
Darius Keith Williams Ensemble
Leslie Williams-Jenkins Ensemble
Understudies: Leon Evans (Performer), Robert Fowler (Performer), Michael Franks (Performer), Yolanda Graves (Performer) and Gerry McIntyre (Performer)
Tony Award®
 1986 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Maurice Hines

ACT 1
Swing That Music
(music by Louis Armstrong and Horace Gerlach; lyrics by Louis Armstrong and Horace Gerlach)
Cotton Club Stomp
(music by Duke Ellington)
Daybreak Express
(music by Duke Ellington)
Tap Along with Me
(music by Frank Owens)
Dinah
(music by Harry Akst; lyrics by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young)
When Your Lover Has Gone
(music by E. A. Swan; lyrics by E. A. Swan)
Ill Wind (from COTTON CLUB PARADE)
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Ted Koehler)
Body and Soul (from THREE'S A CROWD)
(music by Johnny Green; lyrics by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour and Frank Eyton)
Stormy Weather
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Ted Koehler)
Diga Diga Doo (from BLACKBIRDS OF 1928)
(music by Jimmy McHugh; lyrics by Dorothy Fields)
Lady Be Good
(music by George Gershwin)
Jim Jam Jumpin'
(music by Cab Calloway)
Let's Get Together
(music by Chick Webb)
A-Tisket, A-Tasket
(music by Ella Fitzgerald and Van Alexander; lyrics by Ella Fitzgerald and Van Alexander)
Jumpin' at the Woodside
(music by Count Basie)
ACT 2
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
(music by Frankie Lymon and Morris Levy; lyrics by Frankie Lymon and Morris Levy)
His Eye Is on the Sparrow (Traditional)
Amazing Grace (Traditional)
Just a Closer Walk with Thee (Traditional)
Old Landmark
(music by M. A. Brunner; lyrics by M. A. Brunner)
You Send Me
(music by Sam Cooke; lyrics by Sam Cooke)
Blueberry Hill
(music by Al Lewis, Larry Stock and Vincent Rose; lyrics by Al Lewis, Larry Stock and Vincent Rose)
Tutti Frutti
(music by Richard Penniman, Dorothy LaBostrie and Joe Lubin; lyrics by Richard Penniman, Dorothy LaBostrie and Joe Lubin)
Johnny B. Goode
(music by Chuck Berry; lyrics by Chuck Berry)
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
(music by Carole King and Jerry Goffin; lyrics by Carole King and Jerry Goffin)
Be My Baby
(music by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry; lyrics by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry)
Don't Mess with Bill
(music by Smokey Robinson; lyrics by Smokey Robinson)
Dancin' in the Streets
(music by Marvin Gaye, Ivy Joe Hunter and William Stevenson; lyrics by Marvin Gaye, Ivy Joe Hunter and William Stevenson)
Stop! in the Name of Love
(music by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland; lyrics by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland)
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
(music by Eddie Holland and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Eddie Holland and Norman J. Whitfield)
Proud Mary
(music by John C. Fogarty; lyrics by John C. Fogarty)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder Medley)
(music by Stevie Wonder and Leon Evans; lyrics by Stevie Wonder and Leon Evans)
Keep on Running (Stevie Wonder Medley)
(music by Stevie Wonder and Leon Evans; lyrics by Stevie Wonder and Leon Evans)
Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder Medley)
(music by Stevie Wonder and Leon Evans; lyrics by Stevie Wonder and Leon Evans)
Do I Do (Stevie Wonder Medley)
(music by Stevie Wonder and Leon Evans; lyrics by Stevie Wonder and Leon Evans)
Express
(music by B. T. Express; lyrics by B. T. Express)
1999
(music by Prince; lyrics by Prince)