Opening Date

Nov 01, 2009

Closing Date

Dec 26, 2010

MusicalRevivalNational Tour


Act I: The early sixties. Act II: The early seventies. Various cities throughout the U.S.

Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett; This production originally produced in South Korea by Chunsoo Shin
Book by Tom Eyen; Music by Henry Krieger; Lyrics by Tom Eyen; Additional Material by Willie Reale; Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Musical Director: Sam Davis; Vocal arrangements by David Chase and Cleavant Derricks; Featuring songs with lyrics by Scott Cutler, Anne Preven and Beyoncé Knowles
Directed and Choreographed by Robert Longbottom; Choreographed by Shane Sparks; Associate Director/Choreographer: Courtney Young; Associate Co-Choreographer: Galen Hooks
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners; Media Design by Howard Werner/Lightswitch; Hair Design by Paul Huntley; Make-Up Design by Angelina Avallone; Associate Lighting Design: John Demous; Associate Sound Design: Daniel Erdberg; Associate Media Design: Jason Lindahl; Associate Wig & Hair Designer: Giovanna Calabretta; Associate Make-Up Design: Lazaro Arencibia; Assistant Scenic Design: David Peterson; Assistant Costume Design: Rachel Attridge; Assistant Lighting Design: Ben Travis; Moving Light Programmer: David Arch
General Manager: Alan Wasser, Allan Williams and Aaron Lustbader; Assistant Gen. Mgr: Mark Barna and Mark Barna; Company Manager: Michael Sanfilippo; Assistant Co. Mgr: Zarinah Washington
Technical Supervisor: David Benken; Production Manager: David Benken and Rose Palombo; Production Stage Manager: Ray Gin; Stage Manager: Amber Dickerson; Assistant Stage Mgr: Robert T. Bones
Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Conducted by Sam Davis; Assistant Conductor: Alvin Hough, Jr.; Keyboard: Alvin Hough, Jr.; Drummer: Trevor Holder; Bass: Jason Langley; Guitar: Dave Matos; Synthesizer Programmer: Randy Cohen; Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation
Casting: Jay Binder and Mark Brandon; Press & Marketing: Type A Marketing; National Press Representative: The Hartman Group; Booking & Engagement Management: AWA Touring; Advertising: HMS Media, Stevens Advertising Associates and Cosmic Designer; Website Design: Situation Marketing; Dance Captain: Brittney Griffin; Assistant Dance Captain: Kimberly Marable; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Effie Melody White
C.C. White
James Thunder Early
Michelle Morris
Deena Jones
Curtis Taylor, Jr.
Lorrell Robinson
Stepp Sister
Stepp Sister
Pit Singer
Effie Melody White
Appeared in film sequence only
Appeared in film sequence only
Tiny Joe Dixon
Mr. Morgan
a nightclub owner
Stepp Sister
Stepp Sister
a press agent
Appeared in film sequence only
Little Albert
Understudies: Felicia Boswell (Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson), Tallia Brinson (Michelle Morris), Patrice Covington (Effie Melody White), Talitha Farrow (Effie Melody White), James Harkness (Curtis Taylor, Jr., Marty), Margaret Hoffman (Deena Jones), Chauncey Jenkins (C.C. White), Jared Joseph (James Thunder Early, Marty), Nikki Kimbrough (Lorrell Robinson), Brittany Lewis (Michelle Morris), Douglas Lyons (James Thunder Early) and Jarran Muse (Curtis Taylor, Jr., C.C. White)
Musical Director: Alvin Hough, Jr.
Company Manager: Matthew Sherr
Assistant Stage Mgr: Tiffany N. Robinson
Conducted by Alvin Hough, Jr.; Assistant Conductor: Darrell Alston; Keyboard: Darrell Alston


Tiny Joe Dixon
Mr. Morgan
Understudies: Kelcy Griffin (Michelle Morris), Grasan Kingsberry (Curtis Taylor, Jr., Marty) and Terrance Lemar Thomas (C.C. White)
music by Henry Krieger; lyrics by Tom Eyen
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Sung By
I'm Looking for Something
Stepp Sisters
Goin' Downtown
Little Albert and the Tru-Tones
Takin' the Long Way Home
Tiny Joe Dixon
Move (You're Steppin' on My Heart)
Effie Melody White, Deena Jones and Lorrell Robinson
Fake Your Way to the Top
James Thunder Early, Effie Melody White, Deena Jones and Lorrell Robinson
Cadillac Car
Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early, C.C. White, Marty, Effie Melody White, Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Company
Steppin' to the Bad Side
Curtis Taylor, Jr., C.C. White, James Thunder Early, Wayne, Lorrell Robinson, Effie Melody White, Deena Jones and Company
Party, Party
Effie Melody White, Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early, Lorrell Robinson and Company
I Want You Baby
James Thunder Early, Effie Melody White, Deena Jones and Lorrell Robinson
Effie Melody White, C.C. White, Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early, Deena Jones and Lorrell Robinson
Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Effie Melody White
Press Conference
Deena Jones, Curtis Taylor, Jr. and Company
Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Effie Melody White
It's All Over
Curtis Taylor, Jr., Effie Melody White, Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, C.C. White, Michelle Morris and James Thunder Early
And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
Effie Melody White
Act 2
Sung By
What Love Can Do
Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, Michelle Morris, C.C. White, Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early and Company
I Am Changing
Effie Melody White
One More Picture Please
Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, Michelle Morris and Photographers
You Are My Dream
Curtis Taylor, Jr. and Deena Jones
Got to Be Good Times
Five Tuxedos
Ain't No Party
Lorrell Robinson and James Thunder Early
I Meant You No Harm
James Thunder Early, Lorrell Robinson, Deena Jones, C.C. White and Michelle Morris
The Rap
James Thunder Early, Curtis Taylor, Jr. and Lorrell Robinson
I Miss You Old Friend
Effie Melody White and C.C. White
One Night Only
Effie Melody White
One Night Only (Reprise)
Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, Michelle Morris and Company
I'm Somebody
Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Michelle Morris
Deena Jones and Effie Melody White
Hard to Say Goodbye
Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Michelle Morris
Effie Melody White, Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson and Michelle Morris
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Engagement Dates


City and State

Dec 21, 2010 - Dec 26, 2010
Detroit, MI
Dec 14, 2010 - Dec 19, 2010
Buffalo, NY
Nov 30, 2010 - Dec 05, 2010
Memphis, TN
Nov 23, 2010 - Nov 28, 2010
West Palm Beach, FL
Nov 16, 2010 - Nov 21, 2010
Tampa, FL
Nov 09, 2010 - Nov 14, 2010
Charlotte, NC
Nov 02, 2010 - Nov 07, 2010
Indianapolis, IN
Oct 26, 2010 - Oct 31, 2010
Nashville, TN
Oct 12, 2010 - Oct 17, 2010
Atlanta, GA
Aug 24, 2010 - Sep 26, 2010
San Francisco, CA
Aug 10, 2010 - Aug 15, 2010
Greenville, SC
Jul 20, 2010 - Jul 25, 2010
Kansas City, MO
Jun 29, 2010 - Jul 18, 2010
Dallas, TX
Jun 22, 2010 - Jun 27, 2010
Philadelphia, PA
Jun 08, 2010 - Jun 20, 2010
Cincinnati, OH
Apr 20, 2010 - May 02, 2010
Costa Mesa, CA
Apr 13, 2010 - Apr 18, 2010
Portland, OR
Apr 06, 2010 - Apr 11, 2010
Seattle, WA
Feb 23, 2010 - Apr 04, 2010
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 16, 2010 - Feb 21, 2010
Columbus, OH
Feb 02, 2010 - Feb 14, 2010
Boston, MA
Jan 19, 2010 - Jan 31, 2010
Chicago, IL
Jan 12, 2010 - Jan 17, 2010
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 05, 2010 - Jan 10, 2010
Milwaukee, WI
Dec 29, 2009 - Jan 03, 2010
Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 14, 2009 - Dec 27, 2009
Baltimore, MD
Nov 01, 2009 - Dec 06, 2009
New York, NY