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Cabin in the Sky   

 
Martin Beck Theatre, (10/25/1940 - 3/08/1941)
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Opening Date: Oct 25, 1940    
Closing Date: Mar 08, 1941 Total Performances: 156

Category: Musical, Fantasy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: The Jacksons' Home Somewhere in the South; The Head Man's Office in Hades; The Pearly Gates



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Martin Beck
Produced by Albert Lewis; Produced in association with Vinton Freedley
Music by Vernon Duke; Book by Lynn Root; Lyrics by John La Touche; Vocal arrangements by Hugh Martin; Musical Director: Max Meth; Music orchestrated by Domenico Savino, Charles Cook, Fud Livingston and Nathan Van Cleve; Based on a story "Little Joe" by Lynn Root
Staged by George Balanchine; Dialogue Directed by Albert Lewis; Choreographed by George Balanchine
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Boris Aronson
General Manager: Joseph Goldin; Company Manager: John Yorke
Stage Manager: Paul Porter; Assistant Stage Mgr: Arthur Lewis
General Press Representative: Karl N. Bernstein; Associate Press Representative: Alfred H. Tamarin
Cast
Talley BeatteyKatherine Dunham Dancer
Wilson BradleyMessenger Boy
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Claude BrownKatherine Dunham Dancer
Georgia BurkeLily
Dick CampbellDomino Johnson
Rebecca ChampionJ. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Rajah ChardienoImp
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Rita ChristianaKatherine Dunham Dancer
Helen DowdyJ. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Todd DuncanThe Lawd's General
Katherine DunhamGeorgia Brown
Earl EdwardsSecond Henchman
Lucille EllisKatherine Dunham Dancer
Maurice EllisThird Henchman
Jieno Moxzer HarrisImp
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Rex IngramLucifer, Jr.
Clarence JacobsJ. Rosamond Johnson Singer
J. Louis JohnsonJohn Henry
J. Rosamond JohnsonBrother Green
Lawaune KennardKatherine Dunham Dancer
Ella MacLashleyJ. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Fradye MarshallJ. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Alexander McDonaldImp
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Roberta McLaurinKatherine Dunham Dancer
Arthur McLeanJ. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Al MooreDude
Evelyn PilcherKatherine Dunham Dancer
Eulabel RileyJ. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Carmencita RomeroKatherine Dunham Dancer
Edith RossKatherine Dunham Dancer
Archie SavageImp
Katherine Dunham Dancer
Louis SharpDr. Jones
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Al StokesDevil's Messenger
J. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Earl SydnorFirst Henchman
J. Emanuel VanderhansKatherine Dunham Dancer
Laura VaughnsJ. Rosamond Johnson Singer
Candido VicentiKatherine Dunham Dancer
Ethel WatersPetunia Jackson
Lavinia WilliamsKatherine Dunham Dancer
Milton WilliamsFleetfoot
Dooley Wilson"Little Joe" Jackson
Thomas WoosleyKatherine Dunham Dancer
music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by John Latouche
ACT 1 Sung By
The General's SongThe Lawd's General and Saints
Pay HeedThe Lawd's General and Saints
Taking a Chance on LovePetunia Jackson
Cabin in the SkyPetunia Jackson and "Little Joe" Jackson
Holy Unto the LordPetunia Jackson, "Little Joe" Jackson, Brother Green and Churchmembers
Dem BonesPetunia Jackson, J. Rosamond Johnson Singer and Churchmembers
Do What You Wanna DoLucifer, Jr. and Imps
Taking a Chance on Love (Reprise) Petunia Jackson and "Little Joe" Jackson
ACT 2 Sung By
FugueThe Lawd's General and Saints
My Old Virginia Home on the NilePetunia Jackson and "Little Joe" Jackson
Egyptian BalletThe Dunham Dancers
It's Not So Good To Be BadThe Lawd's General
Love Me TomorrowGeorgia Brown and "Little Joe" Jackson
Love Turned the Light OutPetunia Jackson
Lazy StepsThe Dunham Dancers
Boogy WoogyThe Dunham Dancers
Honey in the HoneycombGeorgia Brown and Boys
SavannahPetunia Jackson