Opening Date

Nov 20, 1971

Closing Date

Dec 02, 1972

MusicalComedyOriginalNational Tour

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

The credits for this production have not yet been completed or verified.
Setting
South Georgia. Not too long ago.

Produced by Philip Rose
Book by Ossie Davis, Philip Rose and Peter Udell; Music by Gary Geld; Lyrics by Peter Udell; Based on the play "Purlie Victorious" by Ossie Davis; Orchestration and Choral Arrangments by Garry Sherman and Luther Henderson; Dance arrangements by Luther Henderson
Directed by Philip Rose; Choreographed by Louis Johnson
Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton; Hair Design by Ernest Adler
General Manager: Walter Fried; Company Manager: Helen Richards
Production Stage Manager: Mortimer Halpern; Stage Manager: Jerry Laws; Assistant Stage Mgr: Ra Joe Darby
Musical Supervisor: Garry Sherman; Conducted by Joyce Brown
Press Representative: Merle Debuskey, Maurice Turet and Irene Gandy; Photographer: Friedman-Abeles
Lutiebelle
Ol' Cap'n
Charlie
Singer
Dancer
Singer
Dancer
Dancer
Singer
Idella
Field Hand
 
Dancer
Church Soloist
 
Singer
Dancer
Dancer
Dancer
Singer
Dancer
Dancer
Field Hand
 
Singer
Singer
Dancer
Field Hand
 
Dancer
Swing: Ted Goodridge
Understudies: Ra Joe Darby (Purlie), DeMarest Grey (Lutiebelle), James Hall (Ol' Cap'n, Charlie), Synthia Jackson (Lutiebelle), Barbara Joy (Missy), Ted Ross (Gitlow) and Frances Salisbury (Idella)

Cast

Field Hand
Singer
Dancer
Charlie
Dancer
Dancer
Singer
Standby: Laura Cooper (Missy, Idella)
Understudies: John Hammil (Charlie), Bill Nunnery (Ol' Cap'n) and Joni Palmer (Lutiebelle)
music by Gary Geld; lyrics by Peter Udell
Act 1
Sung By
Walk Him Up the Stairs
Company
New Fangled Preacher Man
Purlie
Skinnin' a Cat
Gitlow and Field Hands
Purlie
Lutiebelle
The Harder They Fall
Purlie and Lutiebelle
Charlie's Songs: The Barrels of War/The Unborn Love
Charlie
Big Fish, Little Fish
Ol' Cap'n and Charlie
I Got Love
Lutiebelle
Great White Father
Cotton Pickers
Skinnin' a Cat
Gitlow and Charlie
Down Home
Purlie and Missy
Act 2
Sung By
First Thing Monday Mornin'
Cotton Pickers
He Can Do It
Missy and Lutiebelle
The Harder They Fall (Reprise)
Gitlow, Lutiebelle and Missy
The World Is Comin' to a Start
Charlie and Company
Walk Him Up the Stairs (Reprise)
Company
Filter by:
City

Engagement Dates

Theatre

City and State

Nov 27, 1972 - Dec 02, 1972
Baltimore, MD
Nov 20, 1972 - Nov 25, 1972
Wilmington, DE
Oct 24, 1972 - Nov 18, 1972
Philadelphia, PA
Oct 17, 1972 - Oct 22, 1972
Indianapolis, IN
Oct 09, 1972 - Oct 14, 1972
Cincinnati, OH
Sep 26, 1972 - Oct 07, 1972
St. Louis, MO
Jun 22, 1972 - Sep 24, 1972
Chicago, IL
May 16, 1972 - Jun 17, 1972
Detroit, MI
May 01, 1972 - May 13, 1972
Baltimore, MD
Mar 13, 1972 - Apr 29, 1972
Washington, DC
Feb 28, 1972 - Mar 11, 1972
Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 14, 1972 - Feb 26, 1972
Cleveland, OH
Jan 24, 1972 - Feb 12, 1972
Toronto, ON
Jan 18, 1972 - Jan 23, 1972
New Haven, CT
Dec 20, 1971 - Jan 16, 1972
Boston, MA
Nov 20, 1971 - Dec 19, 1971
Philadelphia, PA