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Susanna, Don't You Cry   

Martin Beck Theatre, (5/22/1939 - 5/27/1939)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: May 22, 1939    
Closing Date: May 27, 1939 Total Performances: 5

Category: Musical, Romance, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Covington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, San Francisco, and New York City
Comments: Part of The American Lyric Theatre Repertory Season.



Production Staff
Produced by American Lyric Theatre (Robert Edmond Jones, Managing Director); Produced in association with The League of Composers
Special arrangements by Hans Spialek; Book by Sarah Newmeyer and Clarence Loomis; Lyrics by Stephen Foster; Music by Stephen Foster; Musical Director: Lee Pattison; Chorus under the direction of May Valentine
Staged by José Ruben
Scenic Design by Robert Edmond Jones; Lighting Design by Robert Edmond Jones
Based on melodies of Stephen Foster; Conducted by Andre Polah
Cast
Jay Amiss
Minstrel
Avis Andrews
Angie
James Armstrong
Second Houseman
Leona Avery
Hall Johnson Choir
Marguerite Avery
Hall Johnson Choir
Trevor Bannister
Hall Johnson Choir
Michael Bartlett
Carter Reynolds
Mabel Bergen
Hall Johnson Choir
Beulah Blake
Chorus
Lawrence Bolton
Jeb Martin
Jonathan Brice
First Houseman
Oscar Brooks
Hall Johnson Choir
Maudina Brown
Hall Johnson Choir
Frank Chamberlin
Bradley
Peter Chambers
Stage Doorman
Minstrel
James Chartrand
Chorus
Robert Chisholm
Jonathan Lamphrey
Angela Chope
Chorus
Richard Clark
A Young Composer
Robert Clarke
Lem
Leslie Coles
Hall Johnson Choir
Lee Couch
Minstrel
Caryl Crane
Chorus
George Dickson
Hall Johnson Choir
Diana Donnenwirth
Jeannie June (Age 4)
Viola Drake
Hall Johnson Choir
Frances Earnest
Chorus
Edward Edmonson
Hall Johnson Choir
Dorothy Essig
Chorus
Isabel Gerard
Chorus
Ruth Gibbs
Hall Johnson Choir
Louis Gilbert
Hall Johnson Choir
James Gillis
Chorus
Winfred Gordon
Hall Johnson Choir
Richard Hale
Jonathan Lamphrey
Bettina Hall
Susan Eliot
Claudia Hall
Hall Johnson Choir
Edgar Hall
Hall Johnson Choir
George H. Hall
Hall Johnson Choir
Geraldine Hamilton
Chorus
Wyer Owens Handy
Hall Johnson Choir
Cathryn Harvey
Chorus
Lansing Hatfield
Brian Tolliver
Adolph Henderson
Hall Johnson Choir
Karl Holly
Chorus
J. Louis Johnson
Cato
Janice Joyce
Chorus
Charlotte Junius
Hall Johnson Choir
Walter Keyes
Hall Johnson Choir
John Kirk
Grandfather
Clair Kramer
Minstrel
Mildred Lassiter
Hall Johnson Choir
Ernice Lawrence
Chorus
Donald Lee
Chorus
George Lessey
Judge Bland
Telete Lester
Chorus
Ross Lockwood
Chorus
Merle Maddern
Mrs. Bland
Ralph Magelsson
Brian Tolliver
Hope Manning
Eulalie Bland
Edward Marshall
Minstrel
William Mende
Minstrel
Helen Mestelle
Grandmother
Ghost
Mary Lou
Eunice Northrup
Chorus
Newman Odon
Hall Johnson Choir
Helen Oliver
Chorus
Mary Perry
Mrs. Stoddard
Juanita Polk
Hall Johnson Choir
Claudia Reilly
Hall Johnson Choir
Helen Renee
Jeannie June (Age 8)
Paul Roberts
Randy
Minstrel
Luther Saxon
Hall Johnson Choir
Lawrence Siegle
Chorus
Allen Stewart
Chorus
Alice Tobin
Chorus
William Vaughan
Hall Johnson Choir
Elinor Waldon
Chorus
Benveta Washington
Hall Johnson Choir
Jean Watson
Chorus
Roland Wheatle, Jr.
Hall Johnson Choir
Philip Whitfield
Minstrel
Marjorie Williamson
Chorus
Ray Yeates
Hall Johnson Choir
music by Stephen Foster; lyrics by Stephen Foster
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Ah, May the Red Rose Live Alway Brian Tolliver
(Oh!) Susanna, Don't You Cry Brian Tolliver and Chorus
Turn Not Away Carter Reynolds and Susan Eliot
Under the Willow She's Sleeping Eulalie Bland and Hall Johnson Choir
Eulalie Eulalie Bland and Hall Johnson Choir
The Voice of Bygone Days Hall Johnson Choir
(Oh) Lemuel Angie
Go Down to the Cotton Fields Lem
Beautiful Dreamer Carter Reynolds
Open Thy Lattice, Love Minstrel and Chorus
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming Valentine Chorus
Sweet Emerald Isle Brian Tolliver
Where Shall I Turn? Susan Eliot
Somebody's Coming to See Me Tonight Eulalie Bland
Gentle Annie Eulalie Bland and Hall Johnson Choir
Glendy Burke Hall Johnson Octette
Angeline Angie, Lem and Hall Johnson Choir
ACT 2 Sung By
Ring de Banjo Jonathan Lamphrey and Minstrels
Sweet Summertime Carter Reynolds
My Old Kentucky Home Jonathan Lamphrey and Minstrels
Some Folks Do Minstrels
(Oh) Lemuel (Reprise) Minstrels
Camptown Races Minstrels
Louisiana Belle Jonathan Lamphrey, Minstrels and Angie
Farewell, My Eulalie Jonathan Lamphrey
Why Have My Loved Ones Gone? Susan Eliot
Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts
(music by Clarence Loomis; lyrics by Clarence Loomis)
Susan Eliot and Lem
Soft Be Thy Slumbers Hall Johnson Choir
We'll Put for the South Hall Johnson Choir
Village Bells Angie and Hall Johnson Choir
(I Dream of) Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair Carter Reynolds