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Rialto Theatre , (6/02/1982 - 7/18/1982)
First Preview:May 20, 1982 Total Previews:13
Opening Date:Jun 02, 1982   
Closing Date:Jul 18, 1982 Total Performances:53

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Setting: A hotel in Chicago...1938.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Operated by Loubern Broadway, Inc.
Produced by Mitchell Maxwell, Alan J. Schuster, Fred H. Krones and Mē Entertainment, Inc.; Associate Producer: Joshua Silver and Elaine Brownstein
Musical Director: Chapman Roberts; Vocal arrangements by Chapman Roberts; Co - Musical Dir.: Sy Johnson; Music arranged by Sy Johnson; Music orchestrated by Sy Johnson; Additional Vocal Arrangements by Sy Johnson
Conceived by Sheldon Epps; Directed by Sheldon Epps
Scenic Design by John Falabella; Costume Design by David Murin; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Sound Design by Bill Merrill; Associate Lighting Design: Jeff Davis
General Manager: Mē Entertainment, Inc.; Company Manager: Paul Matwiow
Production Stage Manager: Zoya Wyeth; Stage Manager: William D. Buxton, Jr.
Musical Supervisor: Chapman Roberts; Conducted by Charles Coleman
Casting: Chapman Roberts and Jim Pitt; General Press Representative: Jacksina and Freedman; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Poster and Graphics: Todd Ruff
Cast
Jean Du Shon Woman #3
Debbie Shapiro Woman #2
Leslie Uggams Woman #1
Charles Coleman Saloon Singer
Standbys: David Brunetti (Saloon Singer) and Ann Duquesnay (Woman #1, Woman #2, Woman #3)
Tony Award®
 1983 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Mitchell Maxwell, Alan J. Schuster, Fred H. Krones and Mē Entertainment, Inc.

ACT 1Sung By
Blue Blue
(music by Bessie Smith; lyrics by Bessie Smith)
The Company
Four Walls (and One Dirty Window) Blues
(music by Willard Robison; lyrics by Willard Robison)
Saloon Singer
I've Got a Date With a Dream
(music by Harry Revel; lyrics by Mack Gordon)
Woman #1 and Woman #2
These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You
(music by Harry Link and Jack Strachey; lyrics by Holt Marvell)
Woman #1
New Orleans Hop Scop Blues
(music by Geo. W. Thomas; lyrics by Geo. W. Thomas)
Woman #3
It Makes My Love Come Down
(music by Bessie Smith; lyrics by Bessie Smith)
Woman #1, Woman #2 and Woman #3
Copenhagen
(music by Charlie Davis; lyrics by Walter Melrose)
Woman #2
Wild Women Don't Have the Blues
(music by Ida Cox; lyrics by Ida Cox)
Saloon Singer
Lover Man
(music by Jimmy Davis, Roger "Ram" Ramirez and Jimmy Sherman; lyrics by Jimmy Davis, Roger "Ram" Ramirez and Jimmy Sherman)
Woman #1
Take Me for a Buggy Ride
(music by Leola Wilson and Wesley Wilson; lyrics by Leola Wilson and Wesley Wilson)
Woman #3
Willow Weep for Me
(music by Ann Ronell; lyrics by Ann Ronell)
Woman #2
Kitchen Man
(music by Andy Razaf and Alex Bellenda; lyrics by Andy Razaf and Alex Bellenda)
Woman #3
Low
(music by Vernon Duke, Milton Drake and Ben Oakland; lyrics by Vernon Duke, Milton Drake and Ben Oakland)
Woman #1
Take It Right Back
(music by H. Grey; lyrics by H. Grey)
Woman #1, Woman #2 and Woman #3
ACT 2Sung By
Wild Women Don't Have the Blues (Reprise)
(music by Ida Cox; lyrics by Ida Cox)
The Band
Blues in the Night
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
Woman #1 and Woman #2
Dirty No Gooder Blues
(music by Bessie Smith; lyrics by Bessie Smith)
Woman #3
When a Woman Loves a Man
(music by Bernard Hanighen and Gordon Jenkins; lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
Saloon Singer
Am I Blue
(music by Harry Akst; lyrics by Grant Clarke)
Woman #1, Woman #2 and Woman #3
Rough and Ready Man
(music by Alberta Hunter; lyrics by Alberta Hunter)
Woman #1
Reckless Blues
(music by Bessie Smith; lyrics by Bessie Smith)
Woman #2
Wasted Life Blues
(music by Bessie Smith; lyrics by Bessie Smith)
Woman #3
Baby Doll
(music by Bessie Smith; lyrics by Bessie Smith)
Saloon Singer
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
(music by Jimmy Cox; lyrics by Jimmy Cox)
Woman #1, Woman #2 and Woman #3
I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Ted Koehler)
Woman #1, Woman #2 and Woman #3
Blue Blue (Reprise)
(music by Bessie Smith; lyrics by Bessie Smith)
Woman #1, Woman #2 and Woman #3
Blues in the Night (Reprise)
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
Woman #1, Woman #2 and Woman #3