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Honky Tonk Nights    How Billy Sampson and Company Left Hell's Kitchen for the Promised Land and What They Found There

Biltmore Theatre, (8/07/1986 - 8/09/1986)
First Preview: Jun 23, 1986 Total Previews: 14
Opening Date: Aug 07, 1986    
Closing Date: Aug 09, 1986 Total Performances: 4

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: SAMPSON'S MUSIC HALL, on a winter evening, New York City's Hell's Kitchen, 1912. THE PROMISED LAND SALOON, summer, Harlem, 1922.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Murray Hill Investments, Inc.
Produced by Edward H. Davis and Allen M. Shore; Produced in association with Marty Feinberg and Schellie Archbold
Book by Ralph Allen and David Campbell; Lyrics by Ralph Allen and David Campbell; Music by Michael Valenti; Musical Director: George Broderick; Vocal arrangements by George Broderick; Music orchestrated by Jim Tyler; Dance arrangements by David Krane
Directed by Ernest O. Flatt; Choreographed by Ernest O. Flatt; Associate Choreographer: Toni Kaye
Scenic Design by Robert Cothran; Costume Design by Mardi Philips; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Jack Mann; Hair Design by Marc Daniels
Production Stage Manager: Larry Forde; Stage Manager: Mark Rubinsky; Production Supervisor: Jeremiah Harris
Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press
Casting: Stuart Howard Associates; General Press Representative: Mark Goldstaub Public Relations; Dance Captain: Robin Kersey; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Bert Andrews
Kaman Adilifu
Sampson Philharmonia Member
Susan Beaubian
Countess Aida
George Broderick
Sampson Philharmonia Member
Teresa Burrell
Lily Meadows
M. Demby Cain
Montgomery Boyd
Lloyd Culbreath
Sparks Roberts
John Gale
Sampson Philharmonia Member
Yolanda Graves
Ruby Bush
Ira Hawkins
Billy Sampson
Robert Keller
Sampson Philharmonia Member
Robin Kersey
Kitty Stark
David Krane
Sampson Philharmonia Member
Ivy Vine
Gregory Maker
Sampson Philharmonia Member
Joe Morton
Barney Walker
Charles Bernard Murray
Keith Rozie
Winston Grey
James Sedlar
Sampson Philharmonia Member
Andrew Stein
Sampson Philharmonia Member
Danny Strayhorn
Armistead Sampson
Reginald Vel Johnson
George Gooseberry
Quinten White
Sampson Philharmonia Member
Understudies: Susan Beaubian (Lily Meadows), Lloyd Culbreath (Armistead Sampson), Yolanda Graves (Ivy Vine), Julia Lema-Jackson (Countess Aida, Kitty Stark, Ruby Bush), Charles Bernard Murray (Montgomery Boyd, Sparks Roberts, Winston Grey), Keith Rozie (Billy Sampson, George Gooseberry) and Danny Strayhorn (Barney Walker)
music by Michael Valenti; lyrics by Ralph Allen and David Campbell
ACT 1 Sung By
The Honky Tonk Nights Rag (or Professor Walker and His Solo Symphony) The Sampson Philharmonia
Honky Tonk Nights Sampson and His Company
Hot and Bothered Lily Meadows
Roll with the Punches Barney Walker, Armistead Sampson, Countess Aida, Ivy Vine, Kitty Stark and Ruby Bush
Lily of the Alley Billy Sampson, Winston Grey, Montgomery Boyd, Sparks Roberts, Barney Walker and Lily Meadows
Choosing a Husband's a Delicate Thing Armistead Sampson, Barney Walker and George Gooseberry
Little Dark Bird Lily Meadows
Withered Irish Rose Barney Walker
A Lush Ballad Billy Sampson
Withered Irish Rose Armistead Sampson
A Lush Ballad Countess Aida
Withered Irish Rose George Gooseberry
A Lush Ballad Ivy Vine
Withered Irish Rose Montgomery Boyd and Lily Meadows
Eggs Barney Walker and Lily Meadows
A Ticket to the Promised Land The Sampson Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Overture: The Promised Land The Pyromaniacs
Stomp the Blues Away The Sampson Company
I've Had It Barney Walker and Lily Meadows
The Sampson Beauties Ivy Vine, Kitty Stark and Ruby Bush
The Reform Song Barney Walker, George Gooseberry and Armistead Sampson
I Took My Time Lily Meadows
The Brothers Vendetto Barney Walker, George Gooseberry and Armistead Sampson
A Man of Many Parts Barney Walker
Finale The Sampson Company