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Amen Corner   

Nederlander Theatre, (11/10/1983 - 12/04/1983)
First Preview: Nov 01, 1983 Total Previews: 12
Opening Date: Nov 10, 1983    
Closing Date: Dec 04, 1983 Total Performances: 28

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A sanctified storefront church in Harlem and in the adjoining apartment. The early 1960s.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Prudhomme Productions, Ltd., Edward Mann, Judith Henry, Joel Goldstein and Gil Gerard; Associate Producer: Philip Rose
Music by Garry Sherman; Lyrics by Peter Udell; Book by Philip Rose and Peter Udell; Based on the play "The Amen Corner" by James Baldwin; Music orchestrated by Garry Sherman and Dunn Pearson; Vocal arrangements by Garry Sherman; Dance arrangements by George Butcher; Musical Director: Margaret Harris; Assistant Musical Dir.: Joseph Joubert
Directed by Philip Rose; Choreographed by Al Perryman
Scenic Design by Karl Eigsti; Costume Design by Felix E. Cochren; Lighting Design by Shirley Prendergast; Hair Design by Breelun Daniels; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald
General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc.; Associate Gen. Mgr: Charlotte W. Wilcox; Company Manager: Helen V. Meier
Production Manager: Mortimer V. Halpern; Stage Manager: Dwight R. B. Cook and Sherry Lambert; Production Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris
Music Contractor: Sharp Music, Inc.
General Press Representative: Fred Nathan & Associates; Dance Captain and Choreographic Assistant: Loretta Abbott; Casting: Lynda Watson; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi
Rhetta Hughes
Margaret Alexander
Pastor of the Church
Keith Lorenzo Amos
Margaret's son
Ruth Brown
Margaret's older sister
Roger Robinson
Margaret's husband
Loretta Abbott
Member of the Congregation
Jean Cheek
Sister Moore
elder of church
Chuck Cooper
Brother Boxer
elder of the church
Leslie Dockery
Member of the Congregation
Cheryl Freeman
Member of the Congregation
Gene Lewis
Member of the Congregation
Denise Morgan
Member of the Congregation
Lewis Robinson
Member of the Congregation
Renee Rose
Member of the Congregation
Vanessa Shaw
Member of the Congregation
Jeffrey V. Thompson
Member of the Congregation
Helena-Joyce Wright
Sister Boxer
elder of the church
Swings: Venida Evans and Leonard Piggee
Understudies: Venida Evans (Odessa), Cheryl Freeman (Sister Boxer), Gene Lewis (Luke), Denise Morgan (Margaret Alexander), Lewis Robinson (David), Vanessa Shaw (Sister Moore) and Jeffrey V. Thompson (Brother Boxer)
Tony Award®
1984 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Rhetta Hughes
music by Garry Sherman; lyrics by Peter Udell
ACT 1 Sung By
Amen Corner Margaret Alexander
That Woman Can't Play No Piano David and Friends
In the Real World Brother Boxer
You Ain't Gonna Pick Up Where You Left Off Margaret Alexander and Luke
In the Real World (Reprise) Sister Boxer
We Got a Good Thing Goin' Luke and David
In His Own Good Time Sister Boxer, Brother Boxer, Sister Moore, Odessa and Congregation
Heat Sensation Luke
Everytime We Call It Quits Luke
ACT 2 Sung By
Entr'acte Orchestra
Somewhere Close By Odessa
Leanin' on the Lord Sister Moore, Brother Boxer, Sister Boxer, Odessa and Congregation
I'm Already Gone David
Love Dies Hard Margaret Alexander
Everytime We Call It Quits (Reprise) Luke and Margaret Alexander
Rise Up and Stand Again Margaret Alexander