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Kwamina   

54th Street Theatre, (10/23/1961 - 11/18/1961)
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Opening Date: Oct 23, 1961    
Closing Date: Nov 18, 1961 Total Performances: 32

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A village in West Africa. The present.


Production Staff [See More]
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; Wig Design by Bob Kelly
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; Music Copyist Supervisor: Bert Clayton Williams
Press Representative: Frank Goodman and Ben Washer; Technical Consultant: Albert Opoku (Courtesy of the Government of Ghana)
Cast
Terry Carter
Kwamina (Peter)
Sally Ann Howes
Eve
Ethel Ayler
Naii
Norman Barrs
Blair
Rex Ingram
Nana Mwalla
Brock Peters
Obitsebi
Issa Arnal
Singer
Joseph Attles
Akufo
Pepsi Bethel
Dancer
Hope Clarke
Dancer
Zebedee Collins
Dancer
Joseph Crawford
Singer
Doris deMendez
Dancer
Doreese DuQuan
Singer
Julius Fields
Dancer
Renaye Fubler
Child
Vaughn Fubler
Child
Scott Gibson
Singer
Frank Glass
Dancer
Altovise Gore
Dancer
Robert Guillaume
Ako
Victoria Harrison
Singer
Lillian Hayman
Mammy Trader
Singer
Lee Hooper
Singer
Louis Johnson
Dancer
Wanza L. King
Singer
Mary Louise
Singer
James Lowe
Singer
Minnie Marshall
Dancer
Rosalie Maxwell
Alla
Singer
John Miles
Singer
Charles Moore
Dancer
Clark Morgan
Singer
Joan Peters
Dancer
Helen Phillips
Singer
Ronald Platts
Policeman
Dancer
Mike Quashie
Dancer
Charles Queenan
Dancer
Lucinda Ransom
Dancer
Mal Scott
Singer
Joan Seabrook
Dancer
Ainsley Sigmond
Kojo
Rawn Spearman
Singer
Phillip Stamps
Dancer
Barbara Ann Teer
Dancer
Edward Thomas
Policeman
Dancer
George Tipton
Singer
Glory Van Scott
Dancer
Gordon Watkins
Singer
Myrna White
Dancer
Arthur Wright
Singer
Camille Yarborough
Dancer
Standby: Elizabeth Hubbard (Eve)
Understudies: Vaughn Fubler (Kojo), Mary Louise (Alla), Clark Morgan (Akufo, Nana Mwalla, Obitsebi), Helen Phillips (Mammy Trader), Rawn Spearman (Kwamina (Peter)), George Tipton (Ako), Glory Van Scott (Naii) and William Weaver (Blair)
Tony Award®
1962 Best Composer [nominee]
Music by Richard Adler; Lyrics by Richard Adler
1962 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Motley
1962 Best Choreography [nominee]
Agnes De Mille
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