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Brooks Atkinson Theatre , (11/24/1997 - 2/01/1998)
First Preview:Oct 28, 1997 Total Previews:25
Opening Date:Nov 24, 1997   
Closing Date:Feb 01, 1998 Total Performances:79

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman Emeritus; James L. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President)
Produced by Kenneth Waissman and Bryan Bantry; Associate Producer: Sharleen Cooper Cohen
Conceived by Marion J. Caffey; Music orchestrated by Daryl Waters; Dance arrangements by Daryl Waters; Musical Director: Lon Hoyt; Vocal arrangements by Michael McElroy; Featuring songs by Marvin Gaye ("Dancing in the Street"), William Stevenson ("Dancing in the Street"), Ivy Joe Hunter ("Dancing in the Street"), Brian Holland ("(Love is Like a) Heat Wave"), Herbert Lamont Dozier ("(Love is Like a) Heat Wave"), Edward Holland, Jr. ("(Love is Like a) Heat Wave"), Norman J. Whitfield ("Psychedelic Shack", "Cloud Nine"), Barrett Strong ("Psychedelic Shack", "Cloud Nine"), Herman Griffith ("Can I?"), Hal Davis ("Can I?"), Sylvester Stewart ("Dance to the Music", "Hot Fun in the Summertime", "I Want to Take You Higher"), James Brown ("Please, Please, Please"), Johnny Terry ("Please, Please, Please"), Harvey Schmidt ("Try to Remember"), Kenneth Gamble ("Me & Mrs. Jones", "I Wanna Know Your Name","Love Train"), Leon Huff ("Me & Mrs. Jones", "I Wanna Know Your Name","Love Train"), Cary Gilbert ("Me and Mrs. Jones"), Thomas Bell ("Betcha by Golly Wow"), Marvin Hamlisch ("The Way We Were"), Les Carter ("Good Old Acapella"), Susan Carter ("Good Old Acapella"), Stevie Wonder ("Love's in Need of Love Today"), William (Smokey) Robinson, Jr. ("Get Ready", "The Track of My Tears"), Marvin Tarplin ("The Track of My Tears"), Warren Moore ("The Track of My Tears"), Rudy Clark ("It's in His Kiss (Shoop Shoop Song)"), Robert Feldman ("My Boyfriend's Back"), Gerald Goldstein ("My Boyfriend's Back"), Richard Gottehrer ("My Boyfriend's Back"), Alonzo Tucker ("Baby Workout"), Jackie Wilson ("Baby Workout"), Bill Withers ("Grandma's Hands"), Alex North ("Unchained Melody"), Neil Young ("Ohio"), Jimi Hendrix ("Machine Gun"), Don McLean ("American Pie"), Greg Perry ("Want Ads"), Norman Johnson ("Want Ads"), Barney Perkins ("Want Ads"), Eugene Record ("Oh Girl"), Frederick J. Perren ("Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel"), Kenneth St. Lewis ("Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel"), James D. Weatherly ("Midnight Train To Georgia"), John Fogerty ("Proud Mary"), Isaac Hayes ("Hold On I'm Coming", "Soul Man"), David Porter ("Hold On I'm Coming", "Soul Man"), Antonio Reid ("End of the Road"), Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds ("End of the Road"), Daryl Simmons ("End of the Road"), Jimmy Campbell ("Try a Little Tenderness") and Reg Connelly ("Try a Little Tenderness"); Featuring songs with lyrics by Marvin Gaye ("Dancing in the Street"), William Stevenson ("Dancing in the Street"), Ivy Joe Hunter ("Dancing in the Street"), Brian Holland ("(Love is Like a) Heat Wave"), Herbert Lamont Dozier ("(Love is Like a) Heat Wave"), Edward Holland, Jr. ("(Love is Like a) Heat Wave"), Norman J. Whitfield ("Psychedelic Shack", "Cloud Nine"), Barrett Strong ("Psychedelic Shack", "Cloud Nine"), Herman Griffith ("Can I?"), Hal Davis ("Can I?"), Sylvester Stewart ("Dance to the Music", "Hot Fun in the Summertime", "I Want to Take You Higher"), James Brown ("Please, Please, Please"), Johnny Terry ("Please, Please, Please"), Tom Jones ("Try to Remember"), Kenneth Gamble ("Me & Mrs. Jones", "I Wanna Know Your Name","Love Train"), Leon Huff ("Me & Mrs. Jones", "I Wanna Know Your Name","Love Train"), Cary Gilbert ("Me and Mrs. Jones"), Linda Creed ("Betcha by Golly Wow"), Alan Bergman ("The Way We Were"), Marilyn Bergman ("The Way We Were"), Les Carter ("Good Old Acapella"), Susan Carter ("Good Old Acapella"), Stevie Wonder ("Love's in Need of Love Today"), William (Smokey) Robinson, Jr. ("Get Ready", "The Track of My Tears"), Marvin Tarplin ("The Track of My Tears"), Warren Moore ("The Track of My Tears"), Rudy Clark ("It's in His Kiss (Shoop Shoop Song)"), Robert Feldman ("My Boyfriend's Back"), Gerald Goldstein ("My Boyfriend's Back"), Richard Gottehrer ("My Boyfriend's Back"), Alonzo Tucker ("Baby Workout"), Jackie Wilson ("Baby Workout"), Bill Withers ("Grandma's Hands"), Hy Zaret ("Unchained Melody"), Neil Young ("Ohio"), Jimi Hendrix ("Machine Gun"), Don McLean ("American Pie"), Greg Perry ("Want Ads"), Norman Johnson ("Want Ads"), Barney Perkins ("Want Ads"), Eugene Record ("Oh Girl"), Frederick J. Perren ("Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel"), Kenneth St. Lewis ("Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel"), James D. Weatherly ("Midnight Train To Georgia"), John Fogerty ("Proud Mary"), Isaac Hayes ("Hold On I'm Coming", "Soul Man"), David Porter ("Hold On I'm Coming", "Soul Man"), Antonio Reid ("End of the Road"), Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds ("End of the Road") and Daryl Simmons ("End of the Road")
Staged by Marion J. Caffey
Scenic Design by Neil Peter Jampolis; Costume Design by Jonathan Bixby; Sound Design by Jonathan Deans; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer; Hair Design by Maury Hopson; Make-Up Design by Sandy Linter
General Manager: The Charlotte Wilcox Company; Company Manager: Dave Harris
Production Stage Manager: Robert Mark Kalfin; Technical Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi and Neil Mazzella; Stage Manager: Jimmie Lee Smith; Assistant Stage Mgr: CJay Hardy
Musical Supervisor: Daryl Waters; Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Conducted by Lon Hoyt; Associate Conductor: Ronald Metcalfe
Casting: Peter Wise & Associates; Press Representative: The Pete Sanders Group and Pete Sanders; Marketing: Nancy Richards; Icon illustration by Joe Eula; Original Poster and Title Design by J. Michael Matthews; Special Photography by Patrick Demarchelier; Dance Captain: Debra Walton; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Press Associate: Glenna Freedman
Cast
Victor Trent Cook Chip
Carol Dennis The Narrator
Mrs. Cynthia
Eugene Fleming Clarence
Stacy Francis Susan
Jose Llana Jessie-Lee
Catherine Morin Sukki
C. E. Smith C. J.
Debra Walton Debbie
Understudies: CJay Hardy (Debbie, Sukki, Susan), Jamie (C. J., Chip, Clarence, Jessie-Lee) and Toni SeaWright (Mrs. Cynthia, The Narrator)

ACT 1Sung By
Dancing in the Street
(music by Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson and Ivy Joe Hunter; lyrics by Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson and Ivy Joe Hunter)
The Company
Dance to the Music
(music by Sylvester Stewart; lyrics by Sylvester Stewart)
The Company
Try To Remember/The Way We Were Mrs. Cynthia
The Way You Do the Things You Do
(music by William Robinson and Robert Rogers; lyrics by William Robinson and Robert Rogers)
Clarence and The Guys
Good Old Acapella C. J. and The Company
I Wanna Know Your Name
(music by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff; lyrics by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff)
Chip and The Guys
My Boyfriend's Back
(music by Robert Feldman, Gerald Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer; lyrics by Robert Feldman, Gerald Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer)
Sukki, Debbie and Susan
It's in His Kiss (Shoop Shoop Song)
(music by Rudy Clark; lyrics by Rudy Clark)
Susan, Sukki and Debbie
Hot Fun in The Summertime The Company
Baby Workout
(music by Alonzo Tucker and Jackie Wilson; lyrics by Alonzo Tucker and Jackie Wilson)
Jessie-Lee and The Company
Dance Chant
(lyrics by André De Shields)
The Company
Baby Workout (Reprise)
(music by Alonzo Tucker and Jackie Wilson; lyrics by Alonzo Tucker and Jackie Wilson)
Jessie-Lee and The Company
Grandma's Hands Mrs. Cynthia, C. J. and Debbie
Dancing in the Street (Reprise)
(music by Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson and Ivy Joe Hunter; lyrics by Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson and Ivy Joe Hunter)
Clarence and The Company
(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave Sukki, Debbie and Susan
Please, Please, Please C. J. and The Company
Unchained Melody C. J.
Good Old Acapella (Reprise)C. J. and The Guys
Grandma's Hands (Reprise)Mrs. Cynthia
Psychedelic Shack
(music by Norman J. Whitfield and Barrett Strong; lyrics by Norman J. Whitfield and Barrett Strong)
The Company
I Want to Take You Higher
(music by Sylvester Stewart; lyrics by Sylvester Stewart)
The Company
Cloud Nine
(music by Norman J. Whitfield and Barrett Strong; lyrics by Norman J. Whitfield and Barrett Strong)
The Company
I Want to Take You Higher (Reprise)
(music by Sylvester Stewart; lyrics by Sylvester Stewart)
The Company
Love's in Need of Love Today
(music by Stevie Wonder; lyrics by Stevie Wonder)
Mrs. Cynthia
Ohio/Machine Gun Jessie-Lee and The Company
American Pie
(music by Don McLean; lyrics by Don McLean)
Mrs. Cynthia
Love's In Need of Love Today/American Pie (Reprise)The Company
ACT 2Sung By
Get Ready Chip and The Company
Wand Ads
(music by Greg Perry, Barney Perkins and Norman Johnson; lyrics by Greg Perry, Barney Perkins and Norman Johnson)
Susan, Sukki and Debbie
Love Train
(music by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff; lyrics by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff)
Clarence and The Guys
Oh Girl
(music by Eugene Record; lyrics by Eugene Record)
Jessie-Lee and The Guys
Betcha By Golly Wow
(music by Thomas Bell and Linda Creed; lyrics by Thomas Bell and Linda Creed)
Chip and The Guys
Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel
(music by Frederick J. Perren and Kenneth St. Lewis; lyrics by Frederick J. Perren and Kenneth St. Lewis)
The Guys
The Tracks of My Tears
(music by Marvin Tarplin, William (Smokey) Robinson, Jr. and Warren Moore; lyrics by Marvin Tarplin, William (Smokey) Robinson, Jr. and Warren Moore)
Susan
Can I?
(music by Herman Griffith and Hal Davis; lyrics by Herman Griffith and Hal Davis)
Chip
Midnight Train to Georgia
(music by James D. Weatherly; lyrics by James D. Weatherly)
Mrs. Cynthia, Clarence, Jessie-Lee and C. J.
Me and Mrs. Jones The Guys
Proud Mary
(music by John Fogerty; lyrics by John Fogerty)
Debbie, Sukki and Susan
Hold On I'm Coming
(music by Isaac Hayes and David Porter; lyrics by Isaac Hayes and David Porter)
C. J. and Clarence
Soul Man
(music by Isaac Hayes and David Porter; lyrics by Isaac Hayes and David Porter)
C. J. and Clarence
End of the Road
(music by Antonio Reid, Daryl Simmons and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds; lyrics by Antonio Reid, Daryl Simmons and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds)
Mrs. Cynthia and The Company
Love Train (Reprise)
(music by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff; lyrics by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff)
The Company