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Eugene O'Neill Theatre , (4/08/1992 - 5/02/1993)
First Preview:Mar 20, 1992 Total Previews:19
Opening Date:Apr 08, 1992   
Closing Date:May 02, 1993 Total Performances:445

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway


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Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Produced by Cameron Mackintosh
Originally produced at The Theatre Royal, Stratford East
Written by Clarke Peters; Vocal arrangements by Chapman Roberts; Musical Director: Reginald Royal; Music orchestrated by Neil McArthur; Assistant Musical Dir.: Joseph Joubert; Music by Louis Jordan; Lyrics by Louis Jordan; Featuring songs by Leo Hickman ("Early in the Morning"), Dallas Bartley ("Early in the Morning"), Jerry Breslen ("Five Guys Named Moe"), Jon Hendricks ("Messy Bessy"), Lora Lee ("Pettin' and Pokin'"), Busby Meyers ("What's the Use of Getting Sober"), Browley Bri ("Dad Gum Your Hide Boy"), Fleecie Moore ("Let the Good Times Roll", "Caldonia", "Beware, Brother, Beware"), Sam Theard ("Let the Good Times Roll"), Jo Greene ("Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"), Bill Davis ("Azure Te"), Don Wolf ("Azure Te"), Joan Whitney ("Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens"), Billy Austin ("Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?" (w/Louis Jordan)), Ellis Walsh ("Saturday Night Fish Fry" (w/Louis Jordan)), Spencer Lee ("Reet, Petite and Gone" (w/Louis Jordan)), Vaughn Horton ("Choo, Choo, Ch'Boogie"), Denver Darling ("Choo, Choo, Ch'Boogie"), Milton Gabler ("Choo, Choo, Ch'Boogie"), Sid Robin ("Look Out, Sister", "I Know What I've Got" (w/Louis Jordan)), Robert D. Emmerich ("Hurry Home"), Buddy Bernier ("Hurry Home"), Joseph Meyer ("Hurry Home"), Johnny Lange ("Safe, Sane and Single" (w/Louis Jordan)), Hy Heath ("Safe, Sane and Single" (w/Louis Jordan)), Morry Lasco ("Beware, Brother, Beware"), Dick Adams ("Beware, Brother, Beware"), Dr. Walt Merrick ("Push Ka Pi Shi Pie" (w/Louis Jordan)), Joe Willoughby ("Push Ka Pi Shi Pie" (w/Louis Jordan)), Jimmy Van Heusen ("Life Is So Peculiar"), R. McCoy ("If I Had Any Sense"), C. Singleton ("If I Had Any Sense") and Claude Demetrius ("I Like 'Em Fat Like That" (w/Louis Jordan)); Featuring songs with lyrics by Leo Hickman ("Early in the Morning"), Dallas Bartley ("Early in the Morning"), Larry Wynn ("Five Guys Named Moe"), Jon Hendricks ("Messy Bessy"), Lora Lee ("Pettin' and Pokin'"), Busby Meyers ("What's the Use of Getting Sober"), Browley Bri ("Dad Gum Your Hide Boy"), Fleecie Moore ("Let the Good Times Roll", "Caldonia", "Beware, Brother, Beware"), Sam Theard ("Let the Good Times Roll"), Bill Davis ("Azure Te"), Don Wolf ("Azure Te"), Alex J. Kramer ("Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens"), Jo Greene ("Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"), Ellis Walsh ("Saturday Night Fish Fry" (w/Louis Jordan)), Billy Austin ("Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?" (w/Louis Jordan)), Vaughn Horton ("Choo, Choo, Ch'Boogie"), Denver Darling ("Choo, Choo, Ch'Boogie"), Milton Gabler ("Choo, Choo, Ch'Boogie"), Sid Robin ("Look Out, Sister", "I Know What I've Got" (w/Louis Jordan)), Joseph Meyer ("Hurry Home"), Robert D. Emmerich ("Hurry Home"), Buddy Bernier ("Hurry Home"), Johnny Lange ("Safe, Sane and Single" (w/Louis Jordan)), Hy Heath ("Safe, Sane and Single" (w/Louis Jordan)), Morry Lasco ("Beware, Brother, Beware"), Dick Adams ("Beware, Brother, Beware"), Dr. Walt Merrick ("Push Ka Pi Shi Pie" (w/Louis Jordan)), Joe Willoughby ("Push Ka Pi Shi Pie" (w/Louis Jordan)), Johnny Burke ("Life Is So Peculiar"), R. McCoy ("If I Had Any Sense"), C. Singleton ("If I Had Any Sense"), Claude Demetrius ("I Like 'Em Fat Like That" (w/Louis Jordan)) and Spencer Lee ("Reet, Petite and Gone" (w/Louis Jordan))
Directed by Charles Augins; Choreographed by Charles Augins; Associate Director: Richard Jay-Alexander; Associate Choreographer: David Cameron
Scenic Design by Tim Goodchild; Lighting Design by Andrew Bridge; Costume Design by Noel Howard; Sound Design by Tony Meola and Autograph; Associate Scenic Design: Paul Weimer; Associate Costume Design: Richard Schurkamp; Associate Lighting Design: Vivien Leone; Associate Sound Design: Marie Renee Foucher
Executive Producer: Richard Jay-Alexander; General Manager: Alan Wasser; Company Manager: Michael Sanfilippo; Associate Gen. Mgr: Allan Williams
Technical Production Manager: Jake Bell and John H. Paull, III; Production Stage Manager: Marybeth Abel; Stage Manager: Gwendolyn M. Gilliam and Roumel Reaux
Musical Supervisor: Chapman Roberts and Reginald Royal; Piano: Reginald Royal; Bass: Luico Hopper; Drums: Brian Kirk; Trumpet & Flugal Horn: Reggie Pittman; Trombone: Gregory Charles Royal; Saxophone & Clarinet: Mark Gross
Casting: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; General Press Representative: The Publicity Office; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Production Assistant: Beverly Jenkins
Cast
Jerry Dixon Nomax
Doug Eskew Big Moe
Milton Craig Nealy Four-Eyed Moe
Kevin Ramsey No Moe
Jeffrey D. Sams Eat Moe
Glenn Turner Little Moe
Understudies: Phillip Gilmore (Eat Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Nomax), W. Ellis Porter (Four-Eyed Moe, Little Moe, No Moe) and Michael-Leon Wooley (Big Moe, Eat Moe)
Tony Award®
 1992 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Cameron Mackintosh
 1992 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Written by Clarke Peters

ACT 1
Early in the Morning
(music by Louis Jordan, Leo Hickman and Dallas Bartley; lyrics by Louis Jordan, Leo Hickman and Dallas Bartley)
Five Guys Named Moe
(music by Larry Wynn and Jerry Breslen; lyrics by Larry Wynn and Jerry Breslen)
Beware Brother Beware
(music by Morry Lasco, Dick Adams and Fleecie Moore; lyrics by Morry Lasco, Dick Adams and Fleecie Moore)
I Like 'em Fat Like That
(music by Claude Demetrius and Louis Jordan; lyrics by Claude Demetrius and Louis Jordan)
Messy Bessy
(music by Jon Hendricks; lyrics by Jon Hendricks)
Pettin' and Pokin'
(music by Lora Lee; lyrics by Lora Lee)
Life Is So Peculiar (from MR. MUSIC film)
(music by Johnny Burke and James Van Heusen; lyrics by Johnny Burke and James Van Heusen)
I Know What I've Got
(music by Sid Robin and Louis Jordan; lyrics by Sid Robin and Louis Jordan)
Azure Te
(music by Bill Davis and Don Wolf; lyrics by Bill Davis and Don Wolf)
Safe, Sane and Single
(music by Louis Jordan, Johnny Lange and Hy Heath; lyrics by Louis Jordan, Johnny Lange and Hy Heath)
Push Ka Pi Shi Pie
(music by Joe Willoughby, Louis Jordan and Dr. Walt Merrick; lyrics by Joe Willoughby, Louis Jordan and Dr. Walt Merrick)
ACT 2
Saturday Night Fish Fry
(music by Ellis Walsh and Louis Jordan; lyrics by Ellis Walsh and Louis Jordan)
What's the Use of Getting Sober
(music by Busby Meyers; lyrics by Busby Meyers)
If I Had Any Sense
(music by R. McCoy and C. Singleton; lyrics by R. McCoy and C. Singleton)
Dad Gum Your Hide Boy
(music by Browley Bri; lyrics by Browley Bri)
Let the Good Times Roll
(music by Fleecie Moore and Sam Theard; lyrics by Fleecie Moore and Sam Theard)
Reet, Petite and Gone
(music by Spencer Lee and Louis Jordan; lyrics by Spencer Lee and Louis Jordan)
Caldonia
(music by Fleecie Moore; lyrics by Fleecie Moore)
Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
(music by Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer; lyrics by Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer)
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
(music by Jo Greene; lyrics by Jo Greene)
Choo, Choo, Ch'boogie
(music by Vaughn Horton, Denver Darling and Milton Gabler; lyrics by Vaughn Horton, Denver Darling and Milton Gabler)
Look Out Sister
(music by Sid Robin and Louis Jordan; lyrics by Sid Robin and Louis Jordan)
Hurry Home
(music by Joseph Meyer, Buddy Bernier and Robert Emmerich; lyrics by Joseph Meyer, Buddy Bernier and Robert Emmerich)
Is You Is or Is You Ain't Ma' Baby
(music by Billy Austin and Louis Jordan; lyrics by Billy Austin and Louis Jordan)
Five Guys Named Moe (Reprise)
(music by Larry Wynn and Jerry Breslen; lyrics by Larry Wynn and Jerry Breslen)