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Purlie   

Billy Rose Theatre, (12/27/1972 - 1/07/1973)
First Preview: Total Previews: 2
Opening Date: Dec 27, 1972    
Closing Date: Jan 07, 1973 Total Performances: 14

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Not too long ago in South Georgia.


Production Staff
Produced by Philip Rose
Music by Gary Geld; Lyrics by Peter Udell; Book by Ossie Davis, Philip Rose and Peter Udell; Based on the play "Purlie Victorious" by Ossie Davis; Music orchestrated by Garry Sherman and Luther Henderson; Dance arrangements by Luther Henderson
Directed by Philip Rose; Choreographed by Louis Johnson
Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
Stage Manager: Lou Rodgers; Production Stage Manager: Steven Zweigbaum
Choral Arranger: Garry Sherman and Luther Henderson; Musical Supervisor: Garry Sherman; Conducted by Charles Austin
Press Representative: Merle Debuskey and Maurice Turet
Cast
Robert Guillaume
Purlie
Patti Jo
Lutiebelle
Darlene Blackburn
Dancer
Deborah Lynn Bridges
Dancer
Laura Cooper
Missy
Raphael Gilbert
Dancer
DeMarest Grey
Singer
Linda Griffin
Dancer
Every Hayes
Field Hand
Dancer
Sherman Hemsley
Gitlow
Reggie Jackson
Dancer
Swing Dancer
Barbara Joy
Singer
Ursuline Kairson
Singer
Alton Lathrop
Dancer
Helen Martin
Idella
Robert Martin
Dancer
Karen E. McDonald
Dancer
Lonnie McNeil
Field Hand
Dancer
Shirley Monroe
Church Soloist
Singer
Douglas Norwick
Charlie
Debbie Palmer
Dancer
Andre Peck
Dancer
Zelda Pulliam
Dancer
Alfred Rage
Singer
Beverly G. Robnett
Singer
Ted Ross
Field Hand
Singer
Frances Salisbury
Singer
Vanessa Shaw
Singer
Art Wallace
Ol' Cap'n
David Weatherspoon
Singer
Joe Williams
Singer
Standby: Joe Hammil (Charlie) and Bill Nunnery (Ol' Cap'n)
Understudies: Ra Joe Darby (Purlie), DeMarest Grey (Lutiebelle), Barbara Joy (Missy), Ursuline Kairson (Lutiebelle), Alfred Rage (Gitlow), Beverly G. Robnett (Missy), Ted Ross (Gitlow) and Frances Salisbury (Idella)
music by Gary Geld; lyrics by Peter Udell
ACT 1 Sung By
Walk Him Up the Stairs Entire Company
New Fangled Preacher Man Purlie
Skinnin' a Cat Gitlow and Field Hands
Purlie Lutiebelle
The Harder They Fall Purlie and Lutiebelle
Charlie's Songs Charlie
Big Fish, Little Fish Ol' Cap'n and Charlie
I Got Love Lutiebelle
Great White Father Cotton Pickers
Skinnin' a Cat (Reprise) Gitlow and Charlie
Down Home Purlie and Missy
ACT 2 Sung By
First Thing Monday Mornin' Cotton Pickers
He Can Do It Missy and Lutiebelle
The Harder They Fall (Reprise) Gitlow, Lutiebelle and Missy
The World Is Comin' to a Start Charlie and Company
Walk Him Up the Stairs (Reprise) Entire Company