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Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1939   

Hudson Theatre, (2/11/1939 - 2/18/1939)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Feb 11, 1939    
Closing Date: Feb 18, 1939 Total Performances: 9

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway


Production Staff
Produced by Lew Leslie
Book by Lew Leslie; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Choreographed by Rube Bloom
Scenic Design by Mabel A. Buell; Costume Design by Frances Feist
Cast
Gilbert Adkins
Baritones and Basses
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Leona Avery
Alto
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Joyce Beasley
Performer
Verona Blackburn
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Atta Blake
Performer
Al Bledger
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Juanita Boisseau
Dancing Chorus
Eva Bradley
Dancing Chorus
Marion Brown
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Ralph Brown
Performer
Joe Byrd
Performer
Beryl Clarke
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Robert Clarke
Baritones and Basses
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Gladys Clayton
Dancing Chorus
Marian Coleman
Soprano
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Muriel Cook
Dancing Chorus
Gaylord Crawford
Tenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Rosetta Crawford
Alto
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Gladys Crowder
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Joe Daniels
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Madelyn Donable
Dancing Chorus
William Downes
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Dr. Sausage and His Five Pork Chops
Specialty
Shorty Eddie
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Horatio Edwards
Baritones and Basses
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Marion Egber
Dancing Chorus
Bobby Evans
Performer
Mae Francis
Blackbirds Beauties
Billie French
Blackbirds Beauties
Richard Grant
Tenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Violet Gray
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
George Greenidge
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Kate Hall
Soprano
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Hamtree Harrington
Performer
Cleo Hayes
Dancing Chorus
Coleman Hill
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Walter Hilliard
Tenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Lena Horne
Performer
Louisa Howard
Soprano
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Edith Hurd
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Joyce James
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Ann Johnson
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Dorothy Jones
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Mickey Jones
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Rosalie King
Alto
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Larri Lauria
Baritones and Basses
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Jerry Laws
Tenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
James Logan
Tenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Dewey Markham
Performer
Ruthena Matson
Alto
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Norman McConny
Performer
Norma Miller
Performer
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Tim Moore
Performer
Lucia Moses
Dancing Chorus
Beryl Murray
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Frank Riley
Baritones and Basses
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Lorenza Roberson
Performer
Marguerite Robinson
Soprano
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Marie Robinson
Dancing Chorus
Renu Roma
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Edith Ross
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Zelda Shelton
Soprano
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Evelyn Sheppard
Dancing Chorus
Peggy Sheppard
Dancing Chorus
Baby Simmons
Dancing Chorus
Edna Slatten
Blackbirds Beauties
Hazel Spence
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Hettie Stephens
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Catherine Stevenson
Blackbirds Beauties
Wahneta Talley
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Jennie Taylor
Alto
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Williard Taylor
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Mary Tennant
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Elizabeth Thompson
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Thelma Walton
Blackbirds Beauties
Charles Welch
Tenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Billy Williams
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Lavinia Williams
Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Rosetta Williams
Blackbirds Beauties

ACT 1
Children of the Earth
Rhapsody in Blue
Name It and It's Yours
Jo Jo, the Cannibal Kid
Thursday
Frankie and Johnny
Swing Stuck
ACT 2
Dixie Isn't Dixie Any More
You're So Indifferent
I Did It for the Red, White and Blue
Shake Your Bluesies With Dancing Shoesies