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Cabin in the Sky   

Martin Beck Theatre, (10/25/1940 - 3/08/1941)
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Opening Date: Oct 25, 1940    
Closing Date: Mar 08, 1941 Total Performances: 156

Category: Musical, Fantasy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: The Jacksons' Home Somewhere in the South; The Head Man's Office in Hades; The Pearly Gates

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Martin Beck
Produced by Albert Lewis; Produced in association with Vinton Freedley
Music by Vernon Duke; Book by Lynn Root; Lyrics by John La Touche; Vocal arrangements by Hugh Martin; Musical Director: Max Meth; Music orchestrated by Domenico Savino, Charles Cook, Fud Livingston and Nathan Van Cleve; Based on a story "Little Joe" by Lynn Root
Staged by George Balanchine; Dialogue Directed by Albert Lewis; Choreographed by George Balanchine
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Boris Aronson
General Manager: Joseph Goldin; Company Manager: John Yorke
Stage Manager: Paul Porter; Assistant Stage Mgr: Arthur Lewis
General Press Representative: Karl N. Bernstein; Associate Press Representative: Alfred H. Tamarin
Talley Beattey
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Wilson Bradley
Messenger Boy
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Claude Brown
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Georgia Burke
Dick Campbell
Domino Johnson
Rebecca Champion
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Rajah Chardieno
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Rita Christiana
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Helen Dowdy
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Todd Duncan
The Lawd's General
Katherine Dunham
Georgia Brown
Earl Edwards
Second Henchman
Lucille Ellis
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Maurice Ellis
Third Henchman
Jieno Moxzer Harris
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Rex Ingram
Lucifer, Jr.
Clarence Jacobs
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
J. Louis Johnson
John Henry
J. Rosamond Johnson
Brother Green
Lawaune Kennard
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Ella MacLashley
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Fradye Marshall
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Alexander McDonald
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Roberta McLaurin
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Arthur McLean
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Al Moore
Evelyn Pilcher
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Eulabel Riley
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Carmencita Romero
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Edith Ross
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Archie Savage
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Louis Sharp
Dr. Jones
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Al Stokes
Devil's Messenger
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Earl Sydnor
First Henchman
J. Emanuel Vanderhans
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Laura Vaughns
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Candido Vicenti
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Ethel Waters
Petunia Jackson
Lavinia Williams
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Milton Williams
Dooley Wilson
"Little Joe" Jackson
Thomas Woosley
Katherine Dunham Dancer
music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by John Latouche
ACT 1 Sung By
The General's Song The Lawd's General and Saints
Pay Heed The Lawd's General and Saints
Taking a Chance on Love Petunia Jackson
Cabin in the Sky Petunia Jackson and "Little Joe" Jackson
Holy Unto the Lord Petunia Jackson, "Little Joe" Jackson, Brother Green and Churchmembers
Dem Bones Petunia Jackson, J. Rosamond Johnson Singer and Churchmembers
Do What You Wanna Do Lucifer, Jr. and Imps
Taking a Chance on Love (Reprise) Petunia Jackson and "Little Joe" Jackson
ACT 2 Sung By
Fugue The Lawd's General and Saints
My Old Virginia Home on the Nile Petunia Jackson and "Little Joe" Jackson
Egyptian Ballet The Dunham Dancers
It's Not So Good To Be Bad The Lawd's General
Love Me Tomorrow Georgia Brown and "Little Joe" Jackson
Love Turned the Light Out Petunia Jackson
Lazy Steps The Dunham Dancers
Boogy Woogy The Dunham Dancers
Honey in the Honeycomb Georgia Brown and Boys
Savannah Petunia Jackson