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Bubbling Brown Sugar   

ANTA Playhouse, (3/02/1976 - 12/31/1977)
First Preview: Feb 20, 1976 Total Previews: 12
Opening Date: Mar 02, 1976    
Closing Date: Dec 31, 1977 Total Performances: 766

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Setting: Harlem. Today and between 1920 and 1940.


Production Staff [See More]
Produced by J. Lloyd Grant, Richard Bell, Robert M. Cooper and Ashton Springer; Produced in association with Moe Septee Inc.
Originally produced by Media House; Originally presented by AMAS Repertory Theatre (Rosetta Le Noire, Founder and Artistic Director)
Book by Loften Mitchell; Based on a concept by Rosetta LeNoire; Additional music by Danny Holgate, Emme Kemp and Lillian Lopez; Choral arrangements by Chapman Roberts; Musical Director: Danny Holgate
Directed by Robert M. Cooper; Choreographed by Billy Wilson
Scenic Design by Clarke Dunham; Lighting Design by Barry Arnold; Costume Design by Bernard Johnson; Projection Design by Lucie D. Grosvenor and Clarke Dunham; Sound Design by Joel S. Fichman; Hair Design by Gene Sheppard and Stanley James
General Manager: Ashton Springer; Company Manager: Carolyne A. Jones
Production Stage Manager: Sam Ellis; Production Supervisor: I. Mitchell Miller
Based on a concept by Neal Tate; Pianist: Neal Tate; Music Contractor: Rudy Stevenson; Guitar and Flute: Rudy Stevenson
General Press Representative: Max Eisen; Press Representative: Barbara Glenn and Fred Hoot; Photographer: Bert Andrews
Cast
Joseph Attles
Checkers
Dusty
Avon Long
John Sage
Rusty
Josephine Premice
Irene Paige
Vivian Reed
Marsha
Young Irene
Ethel Beatty
Ella
Carolyn Byrd
Carolyn
Gospel Lady
Female Nightclub Singer
Chip Garnett
Jim
Male Nightclub Singer
Barry Preston
Charlie
Count
Barbara Rubenstein
Judy
Dutch's Girl
Vernon Washington
Bill
Time Man
Bumpy
Emcee
Murphy Cross
Chorus
Nedra Dixon
Chorus
Karen Grannum
Broadway debut
Norma
Charlise Harris
Laura
Millard Hurley
Dance Alternate
Emme Kemp
Chorus
Alton Lathrop
Gene
Gospel Lady's Son
One of the Solitunes
Lonnie McNeil
Skip
Young Checkers
One of the Solitunes
Carol Pennyfeather
Dance Alternate
Stanley Ramsey
Chorus
Dyann Robinson
Helen
Anthony Whitehouse
Tony
Waiter
Dutch
Newton Winters
Broadway debut
Ray
Young Sage
One of the Solitunes
Standby: Vernon Washington (John Sage, Rusty)
Understudies: David Bryant (Bill, Bumpy, Checkers, Dusty, Emcee, Time Man), Carolyn Byrd (Marsha, Young Irene), Murphy Cross (Dutch's Girl, Judy), Nedra Dixon (Ella), Karen Grannum (Marsha, Young Irene), Charlise Harris (Helen), Millard Hurley (Gene, Gospel Lady's Son), Emme Kemp (Carolyn, Female Nightclub Singer, Gospel Lady, Irene Paige), E. Lynn Nickerson (Charlie, Count, Dutch, Tony, Waiter) and Stanley Ramsey (Jim, Male Nightclub Singer)
Tony Award®
1976 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by J. Lloyd Grant, Richard Bell, Robert M. Cooper and Ashton Springer; Produced in association with Moe Septee Inc.
1976 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Vivian Reed
1976 Best Choreography [nominee]
Billy Wilson
Drama Desk Award
1976 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Barry Preston
winner 1976 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Vivian Reed
1976 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Billy Wilson
1976 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee]
Bernard Johnson
Theatre World
winner 1976 Award [recipient]
Chip Garnett
winner 1976 Award [recipient]
Vivian Reed

ACT 1
Harlem '70
(music by Danny Holgate; lyrics by Loften Mitchell)
Bubbling Brown Sugar
(music by Danny Holgate, Emme Kemp and Lillian Lopez; lyrics by Danny Holgate, Emme Kemp and Lillian Lopez)
That's What Harlem Is to Me
(music by Russell Wooding and Paul Denniker; lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Bill Robinson Specialty
Harlem Sweet Harlem
(music by Danny Holgate; lyrics by Loften Mitchell)
Nobody
(music by Alex Rogers; lyrics by Bert Williams)
Goin' Back in Time
(music by Danny Holgate)
Some of These Days
(music by Shelton Brooks; lyrics by Shelton Brooks)
Moving Uptown
(music by Danny Holgate; lyrics by Loften Mitchell and Emme Kemp)
Strolling
(music by Danny Holgate)
I'm Gonna Tell God All My Troubles (Traditional)
His Eye Is on the Sparrow
(music by Charles H. Gabriel; lyrics by Civilla Durfee Martin)
Swing Low Sweet Chariot (Traditional)
Sweet Georgia Brown
(music by Maceo Pinkard; lyrics by Maceo Pinkard)
Honeysuckle Rose
(music by Thomas "Fats" Waller; lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Stormy Monday Blues
(music by Earl "Fatha" Hines; lyrics by Earl "Fatha" Hines)
Rosetta
(music by Earl "Fatha" Hines; lyrics by Earl "Fatha" Hines)
Sophisticated Lady
(music by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills; lyrics by Mitchell Parish)
In Honeysuckle Time, when Emaline said she'd be mine
(music by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake; lyrics by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake)
Solitude
(music by Duke Ellington; lyrics by Irving Mills and Eddie deLange)
C'mon Up to Jive Time
(music by Danny Holgate)
Stompin' at the Savoy
(music by Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson and Chick Webb; lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Take the 'A' Train
(music by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn; lyrics by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn)
ACT 2
Harlem - Time
(music by Danny Holgate)
Love Will Find a Way
(music by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake; lyrics by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake)
Dutch's Song
(music by Emme Kemp; lyrics by Emme Kemp)
Brown Gal
(music by Avon Long and Lil Armstrong; lyrics by Avon Long and Lil Armstrong)
Pray for the Lights to Go Out
(music by Renton Tunnah and Will E. Skidmore; lyrics by Renton Tunnah and Will E. Skidmore)
I Got It Bad
(music by Duke Ellington; lyrics by Paul Webster)
Harlem Makes Me Feel!
(music by Emme Kemp; lyrics by Emme Kemp)
Jim, Jam, Jumpin' Jive
(music by Cab Calloway; lyrics by Cab Calloway)
There'll Be Some Changes Made
(music by W. Benton Overstreet and Billy Higgins; lyrics by W. Benton Overstreet and Billy Higgins)
God Bless the Child
(music by Arthur Herzog, Jr. and Billie Holiday; lyrics by Arthur Herzog, Jr. and Billie Holiday)
It Don't Mean a Thing
(music by Duke Ellington; lyrics by Irving Mills)