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The First Breeze of Summer   

Palace Theatre, (6/10/1975 - 7/20/1975)
First Preview: Jun 07, 1975 Total Previews: 3
Opening Date: Jun 10, 1975    
Closing Date: Jul 20, 1975 Total Performances: 48

Category: Play, All Black Cast, Original, Broadway
Setting: A small city in the Northeast. The Present.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by The Negro Ensemble Company (Douglas Turner Ward, Robert Hooks and Gerald S. Krone, Founders); Produced in collaboration with Woodie King, Jr.
Premiered on March 2, 1975 at St. Mark's Playhouse
Written by Leslie Lee
Directed by Douglas Turner Ward
Scenic Design by Edward Burbridge; Costume Design by Mary Mease Warren; Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
General Manager: Dorothy Olim Associates, Inc.
Production Stage Manager: Horacena J. Taylor; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jerry Cleveland; Technical Advisor: Mitch Miller
General Press Representative: Howard Atlee; Production Coordinator: Steve Carter; Advertising: Krone-Olim Advertising, Inc.
Ethel Ayler
Charles Brown
Nate Edwards
Carl Crudup
Sam Greene
Peter DeMaio
Joe Drake
Frances Foster
Moses Gunn
Milton Edwards
Bebe Drake Hooks
Gloria Townes
Janet League
Anthony McKay
Briton Woodward
Barbara Montgomery
Aunt Edna
Lou Leabengula Myers
Reverend Mosely
Lou Edwards
Douglas Turner Ward
Harper Edwards
Understudies: Jerry Cleveland (Understudy), Bill Cobbs (Understudy), Bebe Drake Hooks (Understudy), Lou Leabengula Myers (Understudy), Petronia (Understudy), Roland Sanchez (Understudy), Martha Short-Goldsen (Understudy) and Samm-Art Williams (Understudy)