MusicalRevueOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 08, 1992
Closing Date
May 02, 1993
1st Preview
Mar 20, 1992
1st Preview
Mar 20, 1992
Previews
19
Performances
445
MusicalRevueOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
(Apr 08, 1992 - May 02, 1993)

Produced by Cameron Mackintosh
Originally produced at The Theatre Royal, Stratford East
Written by Clarke Peters; Vocal arrangements by Chapman Roberts; Musical Director: Reginald Royal; Music orchestrated by Neil McArthur; Assistant Musical Dir.: Joseph Joubert; Music by Louis Jordan; Lyrics by Louis Jordan; Featuring songs by Leo Hickman ("Early in the Morning"), Dallas Bartley ("Early in the Morning"), Jerry Breslen ("Five Guys Named Moe"), Jon Hendricks ("Messy Bessy"), Lora Lee ("Pettin' and Pokin'"), Busby Meyers ("What's the Use of Getting Sober"), Browley Bri ("Dad Gum Your Hide Boy"), Fleecie Moore ("Let the Good Times Roll", "Caldonia", "Beware, Brother, Beware"), Sam Theard ("Let the Good Times Roll"), Jo Greene ("Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"), Bill Davis ("Azure Te"), Don Wolf ("Azure Te"), Joan Whitney ("Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens"), Billy Austin ("Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?" (w/Louis Jordan)), Ellis Walsh ("Saturday Night Fish Fry" (w/Louis Jordan)), Spencer Lee ("Reet, Petite and Gone" (w/Louis Jordan)), Vaughn Horton ("Choo, Choo, Ch'Boogie"), Denver Darling ("Choo, Choo, Ch'Boogie"), Milton Gabler ("Choo, Choo, Ch'Boogie"), Sid Robin ("Look Out, Sister", "I Know What I've Got" (w/Louis Jordan)), Robert D. Emmerich ("Hurry Home"), Buddy Bernier ("Hurry Home"), Joseph Meyer ("Hurry Home"), Johnny Lange ("Safe, Sane and Single" (w/Louis Jordan)), Hy Heath ("Safe, Sane and Single" (w/Louis Jordan)), Morry Lasco ("Beware, Brother, Beware"), Dick Adams ("Beware, Brother, Beware"), Dr. Walt Merrick ("Push Ka Pi Shi Pie" (w/Louis Jordan)), Joe Willoughby ("Push Ka Pi Shi Pie" (w/Louis Jordan)), Jimmy Van Heusen ("Life Is So Peculiar"), R. McCoy ("If I Had Any Sense"), C. Singleton ("If I Had Any Sense") and Claude Demetrius ("I Like 'Em Fat Like That" (w/Louis Jordan)); Featuring songs with lyrics by Leo Hickman ("Early in the Morning"), Dallas Bartley ("Early in the Morning"), Larry Wynn ("Five Guys Named Moe"), Jon Hendricks ("Messy Bessy"), Lora Lee ("Pettin' and Pokin'"), Busby Meyers ("What's the Use of Getting Sober"), Browley Bri ("Dad Gum Your Hide Boy"), Fleecie Moore ("Let the Good Times Roll", "Caldonia", "Beware, Brother, Beware"), Sam Theard ("Let the Good Times Roll"), Bill Davis ("Azure Te"), Don Wolf ("Azure Te"), Alex J. Kramer ("Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens"), Jo Greene ("Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"), Ellis Walsh ("Saturday Night Fish Fry" (w/Louis Jordan)), Billy Austin ("Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?" (w/Louis Jordan)), Vaughn Horton ("Choo, Choo, Ch'Boogie"), Denver Darling ("Choo, Choo, Ch'Boogie"), Milton Gabler ("Choo, Choo, Ch'Boogie"), Sid Robin ("Look Out, Sister", "I Know What I've Got" (w/Louis Jordan)), Joseph Meyer ("Hurry Home"), Robert D. Emmerich ("Hurry Home"), Buddy Bernier ("Hurry Home"), Johnny Lange ("Safe, Sane and Single" (w/Louis Jordan)), Hy Heath ("Safe, Sane and Single" (w/Louis Jordan)), Morry Lasco ("Beware, Brother, Beware"), Dick Adams ("Beware, Brother, Beware"), Dr. Walt Merrick ("Push Ka Pi Shi Pie" (w/Louis Jordan)), Joe Willoughby ("Push Ka Pi Shi Pie" (w/Louis Jordan)), Johnny Burke ("Life Is So Peculiar"), R. McCoy ("If I Had Any Sense"), C. Singleton ("If I Had Any Sense"), Claude Demetrius ("I Like 'Em Fat Like That" (w/Louis Jordan)) and Spencer Lee ("Reet, Petite and Gone" (w/Louis Jordan))
Directed by Charles Augins; Choreographed by Charles Augins; Associate Director: Richard Jay-Alexander; Associate Choreographer: David Cameron
Scenic Design by Tim Goodchild; Lighting Design by Andrew Bridge; Costume Design by Noel Howard; Sound Design by Tony Meola and Autograph; Associate Scenic Design: Paul Weimer; Associate Costume Design: Richard Schurkamp; Associate Lighting Design: Vivien Leone; Associate Sound Design: Marie Renee Foucher
Executive Producer: Richard Jay-Alexander; General Manager: Alan Wasser; Company Manager: Michael Sanfilippo; Associate Gen. Mgr: Allan Williams
Technical Production Manager: Jake Bell and John H. Paull, III; Production Stage Manager: Marybeth Abel; Stage Manager: Gwendolyn M. Gilliam and Roumel Reaux
Musical Supervisor: Chapman Roberts and Reginald Royal; Piano: Reginald Royal; Bass: Luico Hopper; Drums: Brian Kirk; Trumpet & Flugal Horn: Reggie Pittman; Trombone: Gregory Charles Royal; Saxophone & Clarinet: Mark Gross
Casting: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; General Press Representative: The Publicity Office; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Production Assistant: Beverly Jenkins
Nomax
Big Moe
Four-Eyed Moe
No Moe
Eat Moe
Little Moe
Understudies: Phillip Gilmore (Nomax, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe), W. Ellis Porter (Four-Eyed Moe, No Moe, Little Moe) and Michael-Leon Wooley (Big Moe, Eat Moe)

Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Apr 08, 1992 - May 02, 1993)

Assistant Musical Dir.: Gordon Twist
Stage Manager: Beverly Jenkins (Aug 23, 1992 - ?); Production Stage Manager: Gwendolyn M. Gilliam (Aug 23, 1992 - ?)

Cast

Nomax
Dec 22, 1992 - May 02, 1993
Understudies: Jeffrey Polk (Big Moe, No Moe, Little Moe) and David Andrew White (Big Moe, No Moe, Eat Moe)
Act 1
Early in the Morning
(music by Dallas Bartley, Leo Hickman and Louis Jordan; lyrics by Dallas Bartley, Leo Hickman and Louis Jordan)
Five Guys Named Moe
(music by Jerry Breslen and Larry Wynn; lyrics by Jerry Breslen and Larry Wynn)
Beware Brother Beware
(music by Dick Adams, Morry Lasco and Fleecie Moore; lyrics by Dick Adams, Morry Lasco and Fleecie Moore)
I Like 'em Fat Like That
(music by Claude Demetrius and Louis Jordan; lyrics by Claude Demetrius and Louis Jordan)
Messy Bessy
(music by Jon Hendricks; lyrics by Jon Hendricks)
Pettin' and Pokin'
(music by Lora Lee; lyrics by Lora Lee)
Life Is So Peculiar
(music by Johnny Burke and James Van Heusen; lyrics by Johnny Burke and James Van Heusen)
I Know What I've Got
(music by Louis Jordan and Sid Robin; lyrics by Louis Jordan and Sid Robin)
Azure Te
(music by Bill Davis and Don Wolf; lyrics by Bill Davis and Don Wolf)
Safe, Sane and Single
(music by Hy Heath, Louis Jordan and Johnny Lange; lyrics by Hy Heath, Louis Jordan and Johnny Lange)
Push Ka Pi Shi Pie
(music by Louis Jordan, Dr. Walt Merrick and Joe Willoughby; lyrics by Louis Jordan, Dr. Walt Merrick and Joe Willoughby)
Act 2
Saturday Night Fish Fry
(music by Louis Jordan and Ellis Walsh; lyrics by Louis Jordan and Ellis Walsh)
What's the Use of Getting Sober
(music by Busby Meyers; lyrics by Busby Meyers)
If I Had Any Sense
(music by R. McCoy and C. Singleton; lyrics by R. McCoy and C. Singleton)
Dad Gum Your Hide Boy
(music by Browley Bri; lyrics by Browley Bri)
Let the Good Times Roll
(music by Fleecie Moore and Sam Theard; lyrics by Fleecie Moore and Sam Theard)
Reet, Petite and Gone
(music by Louis Jordan and Spencer Lee; lyrics by Louis Jordan and Spencer Lee)
Caldonia
(music by Fleecie Moore; lyrics by Fleecie Moore)
Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
(music by Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney; lyrics by Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney)
Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
(music by Jo Greene; lyrics by Jo Greene)
Choo, Choo, Ch'boogie
(music by Denver Darling, Milton Gabler and Vaughn Horton; lyrics by Denver Darling, Milton Gabler and Vaughn Horton)
Look Out Sister
(music by Louis Jordan and Sid Robin; lyrics by Louis Jordan and Sid Robin)
Is You Is or Is You Ain't Ma' Baby
(music by Billy Austin and Louis Jordan; lyrics by Billy Austin and Louis Jordan)
Five Guys Named Moe (Reprise)
(music by Jerry Breslen and Larry Wynn; lyrics by Jerry Breslen and Larry Wynn)

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1992 Nominee
Produced by Cameron Mackintosh
 

Best Book of a Musical

1992 Nominee
Written by Clarke Peters
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