Opening Date

Oct 25, 1994

Closing Date

Aug 06, 1995

MusicalOriginalNational Tour

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

The credits for this production have not yet been completed or verified.
Setting
The Jungle Inn - a lowdown club somewhere's 'tween Heaven 'n' Hell. The eve of Jelly Roll Morton's death.

Comments
Prior to the launch of this tour, this production was presented by the Tennessee Repertory Theatre at the Polk Theater at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, TN from September 8 through 24, 1994.

Book by George C. Wolfe; Music by Jelly Roll Morton; Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead; Musical adaptation and additional music by Luther Henderson; Music orchestrated by Luther Henderson; Musical Director: Linda Twine
Directed by George C. Wolfe; Tap Choreography by Maurice Hines; Choreographed by Hope Clarke; Associate Director: Hope Clarke
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Hair Design by Jeffrey Frank; Mask and Puppet Design by Barbara Pollitt
Production Stage Manager: Michael E. Harrod; Assistant Stage Mgr: Keith Crowningshield
Musical Coordinator: Seymour Red Press
Jelly Roll Morton
Anita
Young Jelly
Chimney Man
Jack the Bear
Ancestor
 
One of "The Crowd"
A Honey
A Melrose Brother
Ancestor
 
One of "The Crowd"
Too-Tight Nora
 
A Sister
 
One of "The Crowd"
Miss Mamie
Buddy Bolden
Foot-in-Yo-Ass Sam
 
One of "The Crowd"
A Melrose Brother
Gran Mimi
A Sister
 
One of "The Crowd"
One of "The Crowd"
Three Finger Jake
Ancestor
 
One of "The Crowd"
Ancestor
 
One of "The Crowd"
One of "The Crowd"
Understudy: Keith Crowningshield (A Melrose Brother)
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Engagement Dates

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City and State

Aug 01, 1995 - Aug 06, 1995
San Diego, CA
Jul 04, 1995 - Jul 30, 1995
San Francisco, CA
Jun 20, 1995 - Jul 02, 1995
Denver, CO
Jun 06, 1995 - Jun 18, 1995
Seattle, WA
May 19, 1995 - May 21, 1995
South Bend, IN
May 16, 1995 - May 18, 1995
Lexington, KY
May 02, 1995 - May 14, 1995
New Haven, CT
Apr 25, 1995 - Apr 30, 1995
Atlanta, GA
Apr 18, 1995 - Apr 23, 1995
Chicago, IL
Apr 04, 1995 - Apr 16, 1995
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mar 23, 1995 - Apr 02, 1995
Wilmington, DE
Mar 21, 1995 - Mar 22, 1995
Greenville, SC
Mar 14, 1995 - Mar 19, 1995
Washington, DC
Mar 07, 1995 - Mar 12, 1995
Baltimore, MD
Feb 28, 1995 - Mar 05, 1995
St. Louis, MO
Feb 24, 1995 - Feb 26, 1995
Iowa City, IA
Feb 21, 1995 - Feb 23, 1995
Des Moines, IA
Feb 17, 1995 - Feb 19, 1995
East Lansing, MI
Feb 14, 1995 - Feb 15, 1995
Champaign, IL
Feb 14, 1995 - Feb 15, 1995
Champaign, IL
Feb 10, 1995 - Feb 12, 1995
Buffalo, NY
Feb 07, 1995 - Feb 08, 1995
Schenectady, NY
Jan 31, 1995 - Feb 05, 1995
Tempe, AZ
Jan 24, 1995 - Jan 29, 1995
Pasadena, CA
Jan 20, 1995 - Jan 22, 1995
Palm Desert, CA
Jan 18, 1995 - Jan 19, 1995
Tucson, AZ
Jan 10, 1995 - Jan 15, 1995
Cincinnati, OH
Jan 03, 1995 - Jan 08, 1995
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 27, 1994 - Jan 01, 1995
Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 20, 1994 - Dec 25, 1994
Houston, TX
Dec 16, 1994 - Dec 18, 1994
St. Petersburg, FL
Dec 07, 1994 - Dec 12, 1994
Minneapolis, MN
Nov 29, 1994 - Dec 04, 1994
Costa Mesa, CA
Nov 08, 1994 - Nov 20, 1994
Boston, MA
Nov 01, 1994 - Nov 06, 1994
New Orleans, LA
Oct 25, 1994 - Oct 30, 1994
Hartford, CT