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Swing It   

Adelphi Theatre, (7/22/1937 - 9/01/1937)
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Opening Date: Jul 22, 1937    
Closing Date: Sep 01, 1937 Total Performances: 36

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Comments: Production performed six nights a week, no matinees.



Production Staff
Produced by Variety Theatre unit of The WPA Federal Theatre Project (Frank Merlin: Producer)
Music by Eubie Blake and Milton Reddie; Book by Cecil Mack; Lyrics by Milton Reddie and Cecil Mack; Musical Director: Lorenzo Calduel; Music orchestrated by Lorenzo Calduel
Staged by Cecil Mack and Jack Mason; Dances and ensembles by Benny Johnson and Miriam Schiller
Scenic Design by Walter Walden and Victor Zanoff; Costume Design by Maxine Jones and Alexander Jones
Assistant to Mr. Calduel: Harry Ferguson and Paul Heinberger
Cast
Leo Bailey
Smoky
Proprietor of the Cockroach Cafe
Norman Barksdale
Bill
A Piano Player
George Booker
Gabby
First Mate of the Liza Jane
James Boxwell
Jasper
Plantation Foreman
Marion Brantley
Ethel
An Entertainer
Herbert Brown
Ensemble
Anita Bush
Amy
Harlem Society Reporter
Cliff Carter
Ensemble
Walter Crumbley
Nate Smith
Captain of the Susan Belle
Edna Deas
Ensemble
Sherman Dirkson
Bob
Steve's Partner
Grace Driver
Ensemble
Genora English
Mame
A Gal from Memphis
Frances Everett
Sadie
Captain Smith's daughter
John Fortune
Jamaica Joe
Hot-Corn Man
Edward Frye
Jake Frye
Captain of the Liza Jane
Dorothy Gee
Ensemble
Allen George
Ensemble
James Green
Dusty
Ed Hall
Ensemble
Mabel Hamilton
Ensemble
Bobby Jackson
Ensemble
Frank Jackson
Flatfut
Levee Cop
Ensemble
Henry Jines
Rusty
Bennie Johnson
Ensemble
Ruth La Marr
Ensemble
Lawrence Lomax
Swipes
Bartender
Joe Loomis
Bud
First Mate of the Susan Belle
Roberta Lowery
Ensemble
Goldie Martien
Ensemble
James B. McRiley
Ensemble
Ernest Mickens
Skadmoose
First Deckhand of the Liza Jane
James Mordecai
Ginger
Heading for Harlem
Joe Northern
Ensemble
Ralph Northern
Ensemble
Sam Owens
Ensemble
Cora Parks
"Mom" Brown
Fried-Chicken Vendor
Frederika Phoenix
Ensemble
Edna Ricks
Ensemble
J. Flashe Riley
Ensemble
Ollie Schoonmaker
Ensemble
Viola Smith
Ensemble
George St. Clair
Ensemble
Fannie Suber
Ensemble
Sonny Thompson
Steve
A Gambling Man
Dorothy Turner
Su San
A Chinese Girl
Ensemble
Richard Webb
Smoky
Proprietor of the Cockroach Cafe
Olena Williams
Gladys
Cabaret Queen
Nat Wilson
Ensemble
Al Young
Chin Chin
Chinese Cook
Sheriff
Billy Young
Ensemble
Blanche Young
Miranda
Frye's Best Half
music by Milton Reddie and Eubie Blake; lyrics by Cecil Mack and Milton Reddie
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Jollification Ensemble
The Susan Belle and The Liza Jane Gabby and Ensemble
What Do I Want With Love? Ginger and Eight Levee Chicks
It's the Truth in Me Bill, Flatfut, Mame, Skadmoose, Swipes, Jasper and Ensemble
Blah-Blah-Blah-Blah Jake Frye and Gabby
Ain't We Got Love Sadie, Bob, Dancing Ensemble and Singing Ensemble
Old Time Swing Ethel
Shine
(music by Ford Dabney; lyrics by Cecil Mack and Lew Brown)
Ensemble
Green and Blue Gladys
By the Sweat of Your Brow Jasper and Ensemble
I Believe Ensemble
By the Sweat of Your Brow (Reprise)
Captain, Mate and Crew Jake Frye, Gabby and Men's Ensemble
Farewell Dixieland Entire Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Sons and Daughters of the Sea Skadmoose, Singing Ensemble and Eight Dancing Girls
Levee Ladies Ensemble
Huggin an' Muggin' Mame, Ginger, Dancing Ensemble and Singing Ensemble
The Conspirators Nate Smith, Bud and Sheriff
Down With Frye Nate Smith, Bud and Sheriff
I Praise Sue Bud
Spirit of Rhythm Ensemble
Jungle Swing Jasper
Jungle Love Ensemble
Rhythm Is a Racket Steve and Bob
Swing Wedding Ensemble