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Brown Buddies   

Liberty Theatre, (10/07/1930 - 1/10/1931)
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Opening Date: Oct 07, 1930    
Closing Date: Jan 10, 1931 Total Performances: 111

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: St. Louis and France from 1917 to 1920

Production Staff
Produced by Padrae Inc. and Marty Forkins
Music by Joe Jordan; Lyrics by Millard Thomas; Book by Carl Rickman; Music orchestrated by Joe Jordan and Charles L. Cooke; Musical Director: Charles L. Cooke; Additional numbers by Shelton Brooks, Porter Grainger, James C. Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson, Edward G. Nelson, Ned Reed, George A. Little, Arthur Sizemore, Bob Joffe and Dave Oppenheim
Staged by Ralph Rose; Musical Staging by Addison Carey and Charles Davis
Scenic Design by Theodore Kahn and Edward Sundquist; Costume Design by Brooks and Ida Bell
Walter BrogsdaleBill Jones
Shelton BrooksDeacon Siccomore
Ada BrownMammy Johnson
Edgar BrownA Guard
Putney DandridgeUkelele Kid
Maurice EllisPete Jackson
William E. FountaineLieutenant Pugh
Adelaide HallBetty Lou Johnson
Ethel JacksonMabel
Sam JonesA Policeman
"Little Ferdie" LewisHamfat
James A. LillardCaptain Andrews
John MasonSpider Bruce
Thomas MoseleyMathews
Red and StuggyPrivates Red and Struggy
Bill RobinsonSam Wilson
Nancy SharpeA Woman
Alma SmithJessie Watkins
Hank SmithA Trumpeter
Carroll TateMedical Officer
Pete ThompsonOrderly
Archie TomsA Corporal
Andrew TribbleGeorge Brown
Joseph WillisHoustin Charlie
Thomas WyeY.M.C.A. Man
music by Joe Jordan; lyrics by Millard Thomas
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Gettin' OffUkelele Kid and Jessie Watkins
(music by Ned Reed; lyrics by Bob Joffe)
Sam Wilson and Betty Lou Johnson
Brown BuddiesSam Wilson and Boys
When a Black Man's Blue
(music by Edward G. Nelson and Arthur Sizemore; lyrics by Edward G. Nelson and George A. Little)
Mammy Johnson and Boys
Sugar CaneUkelele Kid and Jessie Watkins
My Blue Melody (I Hate Myself for Falling in Love with You)
(music by Abner Silver; lyrics by Dave Oppenheim)
Betty Lou Johnson
Carry OnCaptain Andrews and Entire Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Dance Away Your Sins
(music by James C. Johnson; lyrics by James C. Johnson)
Mammy Johnson and Ensemble
I Lost Everything Losing YouLieutenant Pugh
Sweetie MineDixie Dancing Girls
Give Me a Man Like That
(music by Arthur Sizemore; lyrics by George A. Little)
Betty Lou Johnson
Betty Lou
(lyrics by George A. Little)
Mammy Johnson
In Missouria
(music by Ned Reed; lyrics by Ned Reed)
Ukelele Kid and Boys
TapsSam Wilson and Girls