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Ambassador Theatre, (9/20/1978 - 10/07/1979)
First Preview: Sep 14, 1978 Total Previews: 7
Opening Date: Sep 20, 1978    
Closing Date: Oct 07, 1979 Total Performances: 439

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway

Production Staff [See More]
Produced by Ashton Springer; Produced in association with Frank C. Pierson and Jay J. Cohen; Associate Producer: John N. Hart Jr.
Conceived by Julianne Boyd; Music by Eubie Blake; Lyrics by Noble Sissle, Andy Razaf, Johnny Brandon, F. E. Miller and Jim Europe; Music arranged by Danny Holgate; Musical Director: Vicki Carter; Music orchestrated by Neal Tate; Choral arrangements by Chapman Roberts
Directed by Julianne Boyd; Choreography and Musical Staging by Billy Wilson; Choreography and Tap Choreography by Henry LeTang
Scenic Design by Karl Eigsti; Costume Design by Bernard Johnson; Lighting Design by William Mintzer; Sound Design by Lou Gonzalez; Make-Up Design by Michael Craig Robinson
General Manager: Theatre Management Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Robert Ossenfort
Production Supervisor: Ron Abbott; Production Stage Manager: Clifton Turner Davis; Stage Manager: Kimako
Musical Supervisor: Danny Holgate; Conducted by Vicki Carter; Associate Conductor: Frank Anderson; Piano: Vicki Carter and Frank Anderson; Guitar-Harmonica, Banjo: Rudy Stevenson; Drums: Percy Brice; Bass, Tuba: Gregory Maker; Trumpet, Flugel Horn: E.V. Perry; Lead Trumpet: Ernest Royal; Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute: Zane Paul; Trombone: Arthur Hamilton
General Press Representative: Max Eisen; Press Assistant: Frances Trevens; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates; Dance Captain: Lonnie McNeil
Ethel Beatty
Terry Burrell
Leslie Dockery
Lynnie Godfrey
Gregory Hines
Maurice Hines
Mel Johnson, Jr.
Lonnie McNeil
Janet Powell
Marion Ramsey
Alaina Reed
Jeffrey V. Thompson
Understudies: Terry Burrell (Performer), Skip Cunningham (Performer) and Nathan Jennings, Jr. (Performer)
Tony Award®
1979 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Eubie Blake; Lyrics by Noble Sissle, Andy Razaf, Johnny Brandon, F. E. Miller and Jim Europe
1979 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Gregory Hines
1979 Best Choreography [nominee]
Henry LeTang
1979 Best Choreography [nominee]
Billy Wilson
Drama Desk Award
1979 Outstanding Musical [nominee]
Produced by Ashton Springer; Produced in association with Frank C. Pierson and Jay J. Cohen
1979 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Lynnie Godfrey
1979 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Henry LeTang
1979 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Billy Wilson
Theatre World
winner 1979 Award [recipient]
Gregory Hines
music by Eubie Blake; lyrics by Noble Sissle
(Unless otherwise noted)
Goodnight Angeline (Prologue)
Charleston Rag (Prologue)
Shuffle Along
In Honeysuckle Time
I'm Just Wild About Harry
Baltimore Buzz (Mime Staged by Dana Manno)
Daddy (Won't You Please Come Home) (Musical Staging by Julianne Boyd)
There's a Million Little Cupids in the Sky
I'm a Great Big Baby
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
My Handyman Ain't Handy Anymore
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Low Down Blues
Gee, I Wish I Had Someone to Rock Me in the Cradle of Love (Duet Arrangement by Vicki Carter)
I'm Just Simply Full of Jazz
High Steppin' Days
(lyrics by Johnny Brandon)
Dixie Moon
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Roll Jordan
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Memories of You
(lyrics by Andy Razaf)
If You've Never Been Vamped by a Brownskin, You've Never Been Vamped at All
You Got to Git the Gittin While the Gittin's Good
(lyrics by F. E. Miller)
Oriental Blues
I'm Craving for That Kind of Love (Musical Staging by Julianne Boyd)
Hot Feet
Goodnight Angeline