MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 10, 1983
Closing Date
Dec 04, 1983
1st Preview
Nov 01, 1983
1st Preview
Nov 01, 1983
Previews
12
Performances
28
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Nederlander Theatre
(Nov 10, 1983 - Dec 04, 1983)

Setting
A sanctified storefront church in Harlem and in the adjoining apartment. The early 1960s.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
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; Assistant Lighting Design: Susan A. White
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; Logo Design by Fraver
Margaret Alexander
Pastor of the Church
David
Margaret's son
Odessa
Margaret's older sister
Luke
Margaret's husband
Member of the Congregation
 
Dancer
Sister Moore
elder of church
Brother Boxer
elder of the church
Member of the Congregation
 
Dancer
Member of the Congregation
Member of the Congregation
Member of the Congregation
Member of the Congregation
Member of the Congregation
 
Dancer
Member of the Congregation
Member of the Congregation
Sister Boxer
elder of the church
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)
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

Tony Award®

 

Best Actress in a Musical

1984 Nominee
Rhetta Hughes
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