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Truly Blessed   
A Musical Celebration of Mahalia Jackson

 
Longacre Theatre , (4/22/1990 - 5/20/1990)
First Preview:Apr 12, 1990 Total Previews:12
Opening Date:Apr 22, 1990   
Closing Date:May 20, 1990 Total Performances:33

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Howard Hurst, Philip Rose and Sophie Hurst; Produced in association with Frankie Hewitt
Originally produced by Ford's Theatre
Conceived by Queen Esther Marrow; Written by Queen Esther Marrow; Based on the life of Mahalia Jackson; Music by Queen Esther Marrow; Lyrics by Queen Esther Marrow; Additional music by Reginald Royal; Additional lyrics by Reginald Royal; Music orchestrated by Joseph Joubert; Featuring songs by Thomas A. Dorsey, Johnny Lange, Milton Ager, Joseph Joubert and Mahalia Jackson; Featuring songs with lyrics by Thomas A. Dorsey, Johnny Lange, Jack Yellen and Mahalia Jackson
Directed by Robert Kalfin; Choreographed by Larry Vickers
Scenic Design by Fred Kolo; Lighting Design by Fred Kolo; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Hair Design by Michael Robinson; Make-Up Design by Michael Robinson; Costume Design by Andrew B. Marlay
Executive Producer: Philip Rose and Howard Hurst; General Manager: Charlotte Wilcox
Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris Associates; Production Supervisor: Mortimer Halpern; Production Stage Manager: Kenneth Hanson; Stage Manager: Janice C. Lane; Assistant Stage Mgr: Tina Fabrique
Musical Supervisor: Joseph Joubert; Conducted by Aaron Graves; Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press; Assistant Conductor: Willard Meeks; Organ: Willard Meeks; Bass: Konrad Adderly; Drums: Brian Grice
General Press Representative: The Joshua Ellis Office; Dance Captain: Lawrence Hamilton; Advertising: Russek Advertising; Casting: Jillian Childers Hewitt; Photographer: Martha Swope and Eric Stephen Jacobs; Press Representative: Jackie Green
Cast
Queen Esther Marrow Mahalia Jackson
Lynette G. DuPré
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Doug Eskew
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Carl Hall Ensemble
Gwen Stewart Ensemble
Understudies: Lynette G. DuPré (Mahalia Jackson) and Tina Fabrique (Ensemble, Mahalia Jackson)
music by Queen Esther Marrow; lyrics by Queen Esther Marrow
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1
I Found the Answer
(music by Johnny Lange; lyrics by Johnny Lange)
St. Louis Blues
It's Amazing What God Can Do
(music by Reginald Royal; lyrics by Reginald Royal)
On the Battlefield for My Lord/Glory Hallelujah (Medley)
He May Not Come When You Want Him
Lord, I'm Determined
Happy Days Are Here Again (from CHASING RAINBOWS film)
(music by Milton Ager; lyrics by Jack Yellen)
Precious Lord
(music by Thomas A. Dorsey; lyrics by Thomas A. Dorsey)
Jesus Remembers When Others Forgot
(music by Joseph Joubert; lyrics by Thomas A. Dorsey)
Thank You for the Change in My Life
Come on Children, Let's Sing
ACT 2
Even Me
Didn't It Rain
Wade in the Water/Old Ship of Zion/Battle Hymn of the Republic/I've Been 'Buked/Soon I Will Be Done (Spiritual Medley)
His Gift to Me
(music by Reginald Royal; lyrics by Reginald Royal)
Move on up a Little Higher
(music by Mahalia Jackson; lyrics by Mahalia Jackson)
Rusty Bell
Truly Blessed
(music by Reginald Royal; lyrics by Reginald Royal)
He's Got the Whole World in His Hand (Traditional; adapted by Geoff Love)