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The Barrier   

Broadhurst Theatre, (11/02/1950 - 11/04/1950)
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Opening Date: Nov 02, 1950    
Closing Date: Nov 04, 1950 Total Performances: 4

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: A rural Georgia community between noon and night of a hot Summer day.


Production Staff
Produced by Michael Myerberg and Joel Spector
Music by Jan Meyerowitz; Book by Langston Hughes; Lyrics by Langston Hughes; Musical Director: Herbert Zipper
Staged by Doris Humphrey; Choreographed by Charles Weidman and Doris Humphrey
Scenic Design by H.A. Condell
Stage Manager: John Paul
Cast
Dolores Bowman
Livonia
servant at Albamar
Marc Breaux
Young Norwood Dancer
Dance Sequence
Wilton Clary
Bert
younger son of Col. Tom and Cora
Richard Dennis
Fred Higgins
a friend of Norwood
John Diggs
Houseman
Helene Ellis
The Bride
Dance Sequence
Reri Grist
Maid
Lorenzo Herrera
William
a son of Col. Tom and Cora
Stuart Hodes
Assistant to the Undertaker
Charlotte Holloman
Sally
a daughter of Col. Tom and Cora
Young Cora Singer
Dance Sequence
Jesse Jacobs
Undertaker
Josephine Keene
Young Cora Dancer
Dance Sequence
Muriel Rahn
Cora Lewis
Col. Tom housekeeper
Robert Tankersley
Plantation Storekeeper
Victor Thorley
Talbot
overseer at Albamar Plantation
Lawrence Tibbett
Colonel Thomas Norwood
Young Norwood Singer
Dance Sequence
Laurence Watson
Sam
the butler at Albamar
music by Jan Meyerowitz; lyrics by Langston Hughes
ACT 1 Sung By
September Sunlight Williama son of Col. Tom and Cora and Sallya daughter of Col. Tom and Cora
City Theme Livoniaservant at Albamar
But, Colonel Tom Cora LewisCol. Tom housekeeper and Colonel Thomas Norwood
I Just Wanted to Tell You Goodbye Sallya daughter of Col. Tom and Cora and Colonel Thomas Norwood
Little Girl Goodbye Negroes
You Should Have Married Again Fred Higginsa friend of Norwood
Help Me, Lawd Cora LewisCol. Tom housekeeper and Williama son of Col. Tom and Cora
It's a Wonderful Day Bertyounger son of Col. Tom and Cora
You Are Not Your Father's Son Cora LewisCol. Tom housekeeper and Bertyounger son of Col. Tom and Cora
ACT 2 Sung By
Flesh of My Flesh, Bone of My Bone Colonel Thomas Norwood
Trio Cora LewisCol. Tom housekeeper, Bertyounger son of Col. Tom and Cora and Colonel Thomas Norwood
My Father's Own House Colonel Thomas Norwood, Bertyounger son of Col. Tom and Cora and Cora LewisCol. Tom housekeeper
Damn You, Colonel Tom Cora LewisCol. Tom housekeeper
I Don't Want to Die Samthe butler at Albamar
The First Time I Was Yours in the Dark Cora LewisCol. Tom housekeeper
And From the Earth a Sweetness Rose Sallya daughter of Col. Tom and Cora and Colonel Thomas Norwood
Go to Sleep Sallya daughter of Col. Tom and Cora
Finale (Mercy, Lawd) Cora LewisCol. Tom housekeeper and Bertyounger son of Col. Tom and Cora