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Helen Hayes Theatre , (4/21/1992 - 5/02/1992)
First Preview:Apr 07, 1992 Total Previews:19
Opening Date:Apr 21, 1992   
Closing Date:May 02, 1992 Total Performances:13

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Setting: The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club, New Orleans - with a side trip to the Bayou. Mardi Gras.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Martin Markinson and Donald Tick
Produced by Judy Gordon, Dennis Grimaldi, Allen M. Shore and Martin Markinson; Associate Producer: Nicholas Evans, Donald Tick, Mary Ellen Ashley and Irving Welzer
Music arranged by Allen Toussaint; Musical Director: Allen Toussaint; Music orchestrated by Allen Toussaint; Music Advisor: Jerry Wexler and Charles Neville; Traditional song arranged by The Wild Magnolias ("Tu Way Pocky Way")
Directed by Alan Weeks; Choreographed by Alan Weeks; Conceived by Judy Gordon; Associate Director: Bruce Heath
Scenic Design by David Mitchell; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald
General Manager: Brent Peek Productions; Company Manager: Kip Makkonen
Production Supervisor: Mary Porter Hall; Stage Manager: David H. Bosboom; Technical Director: John Bettini
Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Allen Toussaint; Associate Conductor: Carl Maultsby
Magic Consultant: R. J. Lewis
Casting: Alan Filderman; Press Representative: Springer Associates, Inc.; Dance Captain: Bruce Anthony Davis; Advertising: Grey Entertainment & Media
Cast
Keith Robert Bennett Wonder Boy #1
Deborah Burrell-Cleveland Queen
Lawrence Clayton King
Eugene Fleming Jester
Michael McElroy Sorcerer
Vivian Reed Enchantress
Nikki Rene Princess
Allen Toussaint Performer
Tarik Winston Wonder Boy #2
Understudies: Frederick J. Boothe (King, Sorcerer), Bruce Anthony Davis (Jester, Wonder Boy #1, Wonder Boy #2) and Mona Wyatt (Enchantress, Princess, Queen)
Tony Award®
 1992 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Vivian Reed

ACT 1Sung By
Tu Way Pocky Way (Traditional) Jester
Open Up Band
Mr. Mardi Gras
(music by Allen Toussaint; lyrics by Allen Toussaint)
Company
Piano Solo Allen Toussaint
Chicken Shack Boogie
(music by Lola Ann Callum and Amos Milburn; lyrics by Lola Ann Callum and Amos Milburn)
Jester and Company
Lady Marmalade
(music by Kenny Nolan; lyrics by Kenny Nolan)
Enchantress, Sorcerer and Company
Don't You Feel My Leg
(music by Danny Barker and Blue Lu Barker; lyrics by Danny Barker and Blue Lu Barker)
Queen, King, Jester and Sorcerer
You Can Have My Husband (Don't Mess with My Man)
(music by Dorothy LaBostrie; lyrics by Dorothy LaBostrie)
Enchantress
Fun Time
(music by Allen Toussaint; lyrics by Allen Toussaint)
Wonder Boy #1 and Wonder Boy #2
It Will Stand
(music by Norman Johnson; lyrics by Norman Johnson)
Company
Mother-in-Law
(music by Allen Toussaint; lyrics by Allen Toussaint)
Company
Working in a Coal Mine
(music by Allen Toussaint; lyrics by Allen Toussaint)
Company
Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette)
(music by Naomi Neville; lyrics by Naomi Neville)
Company
Rockin' Pneumonia
(music by Huey P. Smith; lyrics by Huey P. Smith)
Company
(Sittin' in) Ya Ya
(music by Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis and Morgan Robinson; lyrics by Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis and Morgan Robinson)
Company
Feet Don't Fail Me Now (My Feet Can't Fail Me Now)
(music by Mad Musicians; lyrics by Mad Musicians)
Wonder Boy #1 and Wonder Boy #2
Ooh Poo Pa Doo
(music by Jesse Hill; lyrics by Jesse Hill)
Jester
Dance the Night (Away with You)
(music by Doc Pomus and Mac Rebennack; lyrics by Doc Pomus and Mac Rebennack)
Jester
Such a Night
(music by Mac Rebennack; lyrics by Mac Rebennack)
King and Queen
All These Things
(music by Naomi Neville; lyrics by Naomi Neville)
Enchantress and Sorcerer
Mellow Sax
(music by Roy Montrell; lyrics by Roy Montrell)
Princess, Saxophonist and Company
Sea Cruise
(music by Huey P. Smith; lyrics by Huey P. Smith)
Enchantress, Queen and Princess
Jambalaya (on the Bayou)
(music by Hank Williams; lyrics by Hank Williams)
Jester and Company
ACT 2Sung By
Tu Way Pocky Way (Traditional) (Reprise)Jester
Bourbon Street Parade
(music by Paul Barbarin; lyrics by Paul Barbarin)
Company
(I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None o' This) Jelly Roll
(music by Spencer Williams and Clarence Williams; lyrics by Spencer Williams and Clarence Williams)
Wonder Boy #1 and Wonder Boy #2
Heebie Jeebie Dance
(music by Boyd Atkins; lyrics by Boyd Atkins)
Princess, Queen and Enchantress
I Like It Like That
(music by Chris Kenner; lyrics by Chris Kenner)
Jester and Company
Fiyou on the Bayou
(music by Arthur Neville, Jr. and Leo Nocentelli; lyrics by Arthur Neville, Jr. and Leo Nocentelli)
Company
Marie Laveau
(music by Shel Silverstein and Baxter Taylor, III; lyrics by Shel Silverstein and Baxter Taylor, III)
Enchantress
Walk on Gilded Splinters
(music by Mac Rebennack; lyrics by Mac Rebennack)
Company
Black Widow Spider
(music by Mac Rebennack; lyrics by Mac Rebennack)
King
Tell It Like It Is
(music by Lee Diamond and George Davis; lyrics by Lee Diamond and George Davis)
Queen and King
You're the One
(music by Adolph Smith and Cosmo Matassa; lyrics by Adolph Smith and Cosmo Matassa)
Queen and King
Let the Good Times Roll
(music by Leonard Lee; lyrics by Leonard Lee)
Company
Challenge Dance Jester, King, Sorcerer, Wonder Boy #1 and Wonder Boy #2
Mos Scoscious
(music by Mac Rebennack; lyrics by Mac Rebennack)
Sorcerer and Princess
We All Need Love
(music by Allen Toussaint; lyrics by Allen Toussaint)
Enchantress
Tu Way Pocky Way (Traditional) (Reprise)Jester
Injuns Here We Come
(music by The Wild Magnolias and Wilson Turbinton; lyrics by The Wild Magnolias and Wilson Turbinton)
Wonder Boy #1 and Company
Golden Crown
(music by Theodore Dollis; lyrics by Theodore Dollis)
Company
Jockomo
(music by James Crawford, Jr.; lyrics by James Crawford, Jr.)
Company
Hey Mama Company
(When the) Saints Go Marchin' In Company