facebook youtube twitter Pinterest

IBDB: Internet Broadway Database
The Broadway League
 

Official Broadway League sites:

 
Quick Search For:   In This Category:  

Jamaica   

Imperial Theatre, (10/31/1957 - 4/11/1959)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Oct 31, 1957    
Closing Date: Apr 11, 1959 Total Performances: 555

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Pigeon Island, a mythical island off Jamaica. Time, the present.
Comments: On layoff from June 28 - August 11, 1958.



Production Staff [See More]
Produced by David Merrick
Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy; Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg; Musical Direction, Continuity, and Vocals by Lehman Engel; Dance Music and Additional Vocals by Peter Matz; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang
Directed by Robert Lewis; Choreographed by Jack Cole
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Miles White; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Hair Stylist: Ernest Adler
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Vince McKnight
Production Stage Manager: Neil Hartley; Stage Manager: Charles Blackwell
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: David Powers; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Fred Golden
Cast
Lena Horne
Broadway debut
Savannah
Ricardo Montalban
Koli
Adelaide Hall
Grandma Obeah
Josephine Premice
Ginger
Joe Adams
Joe Nashua
Alvin Ailey
Lead Dancer
Ethel Ayler
Island Woman
Islander
Adelaide Boatner
Island Woman
Islander
George Boreland
Islander
Hugh Bryant
Islander
Herb Coleman
Islander
Jayne Craddock
Islander
Ossie Davis
Cicero
Hugh Dilworth
Hucklebuck
Islander
Norma Donaldson
Islander
Patricia Dunn
Islander
Doris Galiber
Islander
Frank Glass
Islander
Harold Gordon
Islander
Lavinia Hamilton
Islander
Sandra Hinton
Islander
Nat Horne
Islander
Albert Johnson
Islander
Chailendra Jones
Islander
Cristyne Lawson
Lead Dancer
Tony Martinez
1st Ship's Officer
Islander
Audrey Mason
Islander
Jim McMillan
Islander
Charles Moore
Islander
Sally Neal
Islander
Pearl Reynolds
Islander
Erik Rhodes
The Governor
Allen Richards
Dock Worker
Islander
Augustine Rios
Quico
Alan Shayne
Radio Announcer
Christine Spencer
Islander
Carolyn Stanford
Islander
Claude Thompson
Islander
Roy Thompson
Snodgrass
Islander
Ben Vargas
Islander
Jacqueline Walcott
Islander
James E. Wall
Lancaster
Billy Wilson
Islander
Barbara Wright
Islander
Michael Wright
2nd Ship's Officer
Islander
Understudies: Ethel Ayler (Savannah), Charles Blackwell (Joe Nashua), Adelaide Boatner (Grandma Obeah), Hugh Bryant (Koli, Radio Announcer), Virginia Capers (Grandma Obeah), Herb Coleman (Quico), Alan Shayne (Koli, The Governor), Roy Thompson (Joe Nashua), Jacqueline Walcott (Ginger) and James E. Wall (Cicero)
Tony Award®
1958 Best Musical [nominee]
Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy; Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg; Produced by David Merrick
1958 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Ricardo Montalban
1958 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Lena Horne
1958 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Ossie Davis
1958 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Josephine Premice
1958 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Oliver Smith
1958 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Miles White
music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
ACT 1 Sung By
Savannah Koli and Fishermen
Savannah's Wedding Day Grandma Obeah and Islanders
Pretty to Walk With Savannah
Push the Button Savannah
Incompatibility Koli, Quico and Island Men
Little Biscuit Cicero and Ginger
Cocoanut Sweet Grandma Obeah and Savannah
Pity the Sunset Koli and Savannah
Yankee Dollar Ginger and Islanders
What Good Does It Do? Koli, Cicero and Quico
Monkey in the Mango Tree Koli and Fishermen
Take It Slow, Joe Savannah
Ain't It the Truth Savannah
ACT 2 Sung By
Leave the Atom Alone Ginger and Islanders
Cocoanut Sweet (Reprise) Savannah
For Every Fish Grandma Obeah and Fishermen
I Don't Think I'll End It All Today Savannah, Koli and Islanders
Napoleon Savannah
Ain't It the Truth (Reprise) Savannah and Islanders
Savannah (Reprise) Savannah, Koli and Islanders
   
LiveBroadway