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The Swing Mikado   

New Yorker Theatre, (3/01/1939 - 4/29/1939)
44th Street Theatre, (5/01/1939 - 5/20/1939)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Mar 01, 1939    
Closing Date: May 20, 1939 Total Performances: 86

Category: Musical, All Black Cast,Operetta, Original, Broadway
Setting: A Coral Island in the Pacific.


Production Staff
Produced by Federal Theatre Project of The WPA
Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Based on "The Mikado" by W. S. Gilbert; Conceived by Harry Minturn; Swing orchestrations by Charles Levy; Swing arrangments by Gentry Warden; Vocal Director: Viola Hill; Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert
Directed by Harry Minturn; Choreographed by Sammy Dyer; Assistant Choreographer: Hazel Davis
Scenic Design by Clive A. Rickabaugh; Costume Design by John Pratt; Lighting Design by Oscar Ryan
Company Manager: George Morley
Stage Manager: Dan Seymour
Lyrics adapted by Harry Minturn; Conducted by Edward Wurtzebach
Press Representative: Campbell B. Casad
Cast
Deloise Alexander
Dancer
Chorus
Jack Arnold
Chorus
James Arnold
Quintet
Oarsman
Asa Barnes
Dancer
Chorus
George Bateman
Quintet
Body-Guard
Chorus
Alfred Bean
Dancer
John Bean
Dancer
Alice Biddix
Dancer
Chorus
Gladys Boucree
Yum-Yum
Wilma Bowen
Dancer
Chorus
Paul Bradney
Dancer
Chorus
Alice Brooks
Dancer
Chorus
Marion Brooks
Dancer
Chorus
Clara Brown
Chorus
William Burns
Quintet
Fan-Bearer
Chorus
Lloyd Cabbell
Chorus
Georgia Carpenter
Chorus
William Carr
Quintet
Fan-Bearer
Chorus
Mabel Carter
Peep-Bo
Geraldine Clark
Dancer
Chorus
Joseph Clark
Oarsman
Chorus
Samuel Clark
Oarsman
Chorus
Maurice Cooper
Nanki-Poo
Abie Crawford
Chorus
Margaret Cross
Chorus
Frankie Fambro
Pitti-Sing
Edward Fraction
The Mikado
William Franklin
Pooh-Bah
Isabel Futrell
Chorus
Ashton Gorham
Quintet
Body-Guard
Chorus
Percy Grace
Dancer
Chorus
Herman Greene
Ko-Ko
Willard Gregg
Chorus
James Harris
Dancer
Chorus
Helen Howard
Chorus
John Hughes
Oarsman
Chorus
Charles Johnson
Chorus
Elvira Johnson
Chorus
Tillie Johnson
Chorus
Harry Jones
Chorus
Rebecca Jones
Chorus
Martin Logan
Dancer
Chorus
Rose Long
Chorus
Raymond Lowe
Oarsman
Chorus
Martin Lucas
Chorus
Scott Manning
Oarsman
Chorus
Harry Mitchell
Chorus
Ronald Montgomery
Chorus
Vivian Morrison
Chorus
Lulubelle Mosby
Dancer
Chorus
Eddie Mae Nance
Dancer
Shelby Nichols
Chorus
Vivian Parker
Chorus
Hettie Reed
Chorus
Emmett Richardson
Chorus
Irwin Richardson
Chorus
Ernest Roberts
Chorus
James Smith
Dancer
Albert Stanley
Chorus
Clara Strickland
Dancer
Chorus
Mercedes Taliaferro
Chorus
Mabel Walker
Katisha
Theodore Ward
Chorus
Lewis White
Pish-Tush
Paul Williams
Chorus
Woody Wilson
Dancer
Chorus
Ernest Woodson
Chorus
Jack Wright
Dancer
Chorus
Beatrice Yancy
Dancer
Chorus
music by Arthur Sullivan; lyrics by William S. Gilbert
ACT 1 Sung By
A Wandering Minstrel Nanki-Poo and Male Chorus
Our Great Mikado Pish-Tush and Male Chorus
Young Man Despair Pooh-Bah, Pish-Tush and Nanki-Poo
Behold the Lord High Executioner Ko-Ko and Male Chorus
I've Got a Little List Ko-Ko and Male Chorus
Three Little Maids from School Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Peep-Bo and Girls Chorus
So Pardon Us Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Peep-Bo, Pooh-Bah, Pish-Tush and Girls Chorus
Were You Not to Ko-Ko Plighted Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo
I Am So Proud Ko-Ko, Pooh-Bah and Pish-Tush
ACT 2 Sung By
Braid the Raven Hair Pitti-Sing and Girls Chorus
Moon Song (The Moon and I) Yum-Yum and Quintet
Madrigal Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Nanki-Poo and Pish-Tush
Here's a How-de-do Yum-Yum, Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko
The Mikado Katisha and The Mikado
I'm the Emperor of Japan The Mikado and Chorus
The Criminal Cried Ko-Ko, Pitti-Sing and Pooh-Bah
A Is Happy The Mikado, Pooh-Bah, Pitti-Sing, Ko-Ko and Katisha
Flowers That Bloom in the Spring Pitti-Sing, Ko-Ko, Katisha, Pooh-Bah, Nanki-Poo, Dancers and Quintet
Titwillow Ko-Ko
There Is Beauty in the Bellows of the Blast Katisha and Ko-Ko