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Vivian Beaumont Theatre , (4/26/1999 - 8/29/1999)
Ambassador Theatre , (9/07/1999 - 1/09/2000)
First Preview:Apr 22, 1999 Total Previews:5
Opening Date:Apr 26, 1999   
Closing Date:Jan 09, 2000 Total Performances:284

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Comments: When this production transferred from its non-profit run to its commercial run, producers, managers, and others associated with the transfer received new production credits. These individuals are included on the replacement/transfer page.


Production Staff [Collapse]
Produced by Eric Krebs, Jonathan Reinis, Lawrence Horowitz, Anita Waxman, Elizabeth Williams, CTM Productions (David Jiranek, David Weil, Cricket Hooper) and Anne Strickland Squadron; Produced in association with Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer); Associate Producer: Electric Factory Concerts, Adam Friedson, David Friedson, Richard Martini, Marcia Roberts and Murray Schwartz
Originally produced by Crossroads Theatre Company, San Diego Repertory Theatre and Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Originally produced at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts; First presented in New York at the New Victory Theatre by The New 42nd Street Inc.
Book by Charles Bevel, Lita Gaithers, Randal Myler, Ron Taylor and Dan Wheetman
Directed by Randal Myler; Movement by Donald McKayle; Based on an original idea by Ron Taylor; Musical Direction: Jim Ehinger
Scenic Design by Robin Sanford Roberts; Lighting Design by Don Darnutzer; Sound Design by Edward Cosla
General Manager: Eric Krebs and Jonathan Shulman; Company Manager: Bob Reilly
Production Stage Manager: Doug Hosney; Stage Manager: Mark C. Sharp
Bass: Kevin Cooper; Keyboards: Jim Ehinger; Backup Vocals: Debra Laws; Guitar: Tony Mathews; Saxophone, Horns: Charlie Rhythm; Percussion: Daryll Whitlow; Music Preparation: Emily Grishman
Vocal Direction by Lita Gaithers; Production Associate: Ron Taylor; Press Representative: James L.L. Morrison and Tom D'Ambrosio; Marketing: Pro-Marketing; Dramaturg: Lenora Inez Brown; Advertising: Grey Entertainment, Inc. and Jon Bierman; Logo and Design: Fraver
Cast
"Mississippi" Charles Bevel Performer
Gretha Boston Performer
Carter Calvert Performer
Debra Laws Performer
Eloise Laws Performer
Gregory Porter Performer
Ron Taylor Performer
Dan Wheetman Performer
Understudy: Debra Laws (Performer)
Tony Award®
 1999 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Eric Krebs, Jonathan Reinis, Lawrence Horowitz, Anita Waxman, Elizabeth Williams, CTM Productions (David Jiranek, David Weil, Cricket Hooper) and Anne Strickland Squadron; Produced in association with Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer); Originally produced by Crossroads Theatre Company, San Diego Repertory Theatre and Alabama Shakespeare Festival
 1999 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Charles Bevel, Lita Gaithers, Randal Myler, Ron Taylor and Dan Wheetman
 1999 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Ron Taylor
 1999 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Gretha Boston
Drama Desk Award
 1999 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Ron Taylor
 1999 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Gretha Boston
 1999 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Eloise Laws
 1999 Outstanding Musical Revue [nominee]
Produced by Eric Krebs, Jonathan Reinis, Lawrence Horowitz, Anita Waxman, Elizabeth Williams, CTM Productions (David Jiranek, David Weil, Cricket Hooper) and Anne Strickland Squadron; Produced in association with Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)