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It's So Nice to Be Civilized   

Martin Beck Theatre, (6/03/1980 - 6/08/1980)
First Preview: May 13, 1980 Total Previews: 23
Opening Date: Jun 03, 1980    
Closing Date: Jun 08, 1980 Total Performances: 8

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Sweetbitter Street over a weekend in later summer.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President)
Produced by Jay Julien, Arnon Milchan and Larry Kalish; Associate Producer: Danny Holgate
Based on a showcase originally produced at AMAS Musical Theatre, Inc. (Rosetta Le Noire, Founder and Artistic Director)
Book by Micki Grant; Music by Micki Grant; Lyrics by Micki Grant; Musical Director: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson; Music orchestrated by Danny Holgate and Neal Tate; Dance arrangements by Carl Maultsby; Choral arrangements by Tasha Thomas
Directed by Frank Corsaro; Choreographed by Mabel Robinson
Scenery and Visuals by Charles E. Hoefler; Costume Design by Ruth Morley; Lighting Design by Charles E. Hoefler and Ralph Madero; Sound Design by Palmer Shannon; Hair Design by Phyllis Della
Company Manager: John Larson
Production Stage Manager: Jack Gianino; Stage Manager: Carolyn Greer; Assistant Stage Mgr: Paul Harman
Conducted by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson; Assistant Conductor: William Gregg Hunter; Music Contractor: Rudy Stevenson
General Press Representative: The Merlin Group, Ltd.; Dance Captain: Steiv Semien; Casting: June Archibald; Advertising: The Entertainment Group and J. Walter Thompson; Photographer: Michael Morse; Press Representative: Cheryl Sue Dolby, Sandra Manley, Marguerite Wolfe, Eileen McMahon and Glen Gary
Mabel King
Vivian Reed
Daria Atanian
Obba Babatundé
Paul Binotto
Sharon K. Brooks
P.L. Brown
Deborah Burrell
Vickie D. Chappell
Jean Cheek
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Donna Drake
Eugene Edwards
Reverend Williams
Paul Harman
Carol Lynn Maillard
Allison Reneé Manson
Dance Alternate
Esther Marrow
Stephen Pender
Mr. Anderson
Wellington Perkins
Dwayne Phelps
Steiv Semien
Dance Alternate
Larry Stewart
Robert Stoeckle
Dan Strayhorn
Juanita Grace Tyler
Understudies: Sharon K. Brooks (Mother, Sissy), P.L. Brown (Reverend Williams), Deborah Burrell (LuAnne), Jean Cheek (Grandma), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Blade, Larry, Sharky), Paul Harman (Joe, Mr. Anderson), Allison Reneé Manson (Mother) and Esther Marrow (Mollie)
music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant
ACT 1 Sung By
Step Into My World Ensemble
Keep Your Eye On The Red Sharky
Wake-up, Sun Sharky and Mollie
Subway Rider Ensemble
God Help Us Larry and LuAnne
Who's Going to Teach the Children? Grandma
Out On The Street Ensemble
Welcome, Mr. Anderson Blade and Gang
Why Can't Me and You? Mr. Anderson
Why Can't Me and You? (Reprise) Sissy and Mr. Anderson
Out On The Street (Reprise) Ensemble
When I Rise Reverend Williams
Alice Joe
Terrible Tuesday Crybaby
World Keeps Going Round Mollie and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Antiquity Ensemble
I've Still Got My Bite Grandma
Look At Us Larry and LuAnne
Keep Your Eye On The Red Sharky
It's So Nice To Be Civilized Mollie and Sharky
The American Dream Mr. Anderson
Jub Jub Adam & The Three Faces of Eve
Bright Lights Eve
Step Into My World Sharky and Eve
Like A Lady Mollie
Me and Jesus Grandma
Pass A Little Love Around Ensemble