MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Oct 23, 1961
Closing Date
Nov 18, 1961
Performances
32
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
54th Street Theatre
(Oct 23, 1961 - Nov 18, 1961)

Setting
A village in West Africa. The present.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Alfred De Liagre, Jr.
Book by Robert Alan Aurthur; Music by Richard Adler; Lyrics by Richard Adler; Music orchestrated by Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal; Musical and Choral Direction by Colin Romoff; Dance arrangements by John Morris
Directed by Robert Lewis; Choreographed by Agnes de Mille
Scenic Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Costume Design by Motley; Lighting Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Assistant to Will Steven Armstrong: Lloyd Burlingame; Wig Design by Bob Kelly; Assistant to Motley: Thea Neu
General Manager: C. Edwin Knill; Company Manager: Charles Gnys
Production Stage Manager: James E. Wall; Stage Manager: Arthur Marlowe and William Weaver
Drummer: Montego Joe and Robert Crowder; Music Contractor: Hal Hastings; Assistant Conductor: John Berkman; Music Copyist Supervisor: Bert Clayton Williams
Press Representative: Frank Goodman and Ben Washer; Technical Consultant: Albert Opoku (Courtesy of the Government of Ghana); Press Assistant: Fred Weterick; Assistant to the Director: Judd Mathison; Asst. to the Choreographer: Mavis Ray; Choral Assistant to Mr. Romoff: Joseph Crawford
Kwamina (Peter)
Blair
Nana Mwalla
Obitsebi
Singer
Dancer
Dancer
Dancer
Singer
Dancer
Dancer
Mammy Trader
 
Singer
Singer
Dancer
Singer
Singer
Singer
 
Singer
Singer
Dancer
Singer
Dancer
Policeman
 
Dancer
Dancer
Singer
Dancer
Singer
Policeman
 
Dancer
Singer
Dancer
Singer
Standby: Elizabeth Hubbard (Eve)
Understudies: Vaughn Fubler (Kojo), Mary Louise (Alla), Clark Morgan (Nana Mwalla, Akufo, Obitsebi), Helen Phillips (Mammy Trader), Rawn Spearman (Kwamina (Peter)), George Tipton (Ako), Glory Van Scott (Naii) and William Weaver (Blair)
music by Richard Adler; lyrics by Richard Adler
Act 1
Sung By
The Cocoa Bean Song
Ako, Singers and the Company
Welcome Home
Singers, the Company and Spear Dancers
The Sun Is Beginning to Crow
The Company
Did You Hear That?
Eve and Kwamina (Peter)
You're As English As
Eve
Seven Sheep, Four Red Shirts, and a Bottle of Gin
Akufo, Singers, Dancer and the Company
Nothing More to Look Forward To
Ako and Naii
What's Wrong With Me?
Eve
Something Big
Kwamina (Peter) and the Company
Ordinary People
Eve and Kwamina (Peter)
A Man Can Have No Choice
Obitsebi
What Happened to Me Tonight?
Eve
Act 2
Sung By
One Wife
Mammy Trader, Alla, Singers and Dancers
Nothing More to Look Forward To (Reprise)
Naii
Something Big (Reprise)
The Company
Another Time, Another Place
Eve
Fetish
Obitsebi and Dancers

Tony Award®

 

Best Composer

1962 Nominee
Music by Richard Adler
Lyrics by Richard Adler
 

Best Costume Design

1962 Nominee
Costume Design by Motley

Best Choreography

2020 Winner
Choreographed by Agnes de Mille
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