MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Jun 02, 1980
Closing Date
Oct 12, 1980
1st Preview
May 30, 1980
1st Preview
May 30, 1980
Previews
4
Performances
149
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Ambassador Theatre
(Jun 02, 1980 - Sep 07, 1980)
Belasco Theatre
(Sep 09, 1980 - Oct 12, 1980)

This production is a return engagement of Your Arms Too Short to Box With God (Dec 22, 1976 - Jan 01, 1978)

Produced by Tom Mallow; Produced in association with James Janek
Conceived from the Book of St. Matthew by Vinnette Carroll; Music by Alex Bradford; Lyrics by Alex Bradford; Additional music by Micki Grant; Additional lyrics by Micki Grant; Dance Music by H. B. Barnum; Musical Director: Michael Powell; Music orchestrated by H. B. Barnum
Entire production directed by Vinnette Carroll; Choreographed by Talley Beatty
Scenic Design by William Schroder; Costume Design by William Schroder; Lighting Design by Richard Winkler; Sound Design by Abe Jacob
General Manager: James Janek; Company Manager: Sheila R. Phillips
Production Supervisor: Jerry R. Moore and Richard Martini; Production Stage Manager: Robert Borod; Stage Manager: Robert Charles; Assistant Stage Mgr: Ralph Farrington; Technical Consultant: Bob Hungerford
Piano: Michael Powell; Conducted by Michael Powell; Drums: Howard Grate; Assistant Conductor: Howard Grate; Organ and Synthesizer: Robert (Butch) Sam; Percussionist: Juan J. Gutierrez; Guitar and Guitar Synthesizer: Henry Grate; Bass: Jerry Beckles; Trumpet and Flugelhorn: David Schneck and Jimmy Owens; Saxaphone and Flute: Pat Perrone
Artistic Production Coordinator: Ralph Farrington; General Press Representative: Max Eisen; Press Representative: Barbara Glenn, Irene Gandy and Francine L. Trevens; Dance Captain: Ralph Farrington; Photographer: Martha Swope and Jay Thompson
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music by Alex Bradford; lyrics by Alex Bradford
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Beatitudes
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
We're Gonna Have a Good Time
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
There's a Stranger in Town
Do You Know Jesus?/He's a Wonder
Just a Little Bit of Jesus Goes a Long Way
We Are the Priests and Elders
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
Something is Wrong in Jerusalem
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
It Was Alone/I Know I Have to Leave Here
Be Careful Whom You Kiss
Trial
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
It's Too Late
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
Judas Dance
(music by H. B. Barnum)
Your Arms Too Short to Box with God
Give Us Barabbas
See How They Done My Lord
Come on Down
Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down
Beatitudes (Reprise)
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
Act 2
Didn't I Tell You
When the Power Comes
Everybody Has His Own Way
Down By the Riverside
I Love You So Much Jesus
The Band

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1981 Nominee
Jennifer-Yvette Holliday
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