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Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1939   

 
Hudson Theatre , (2/11/1939 - 2/18/1939)
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Opening Date:Feb 11, 1939   
Closing Date:Feb 18, 1939 Total Performances:9

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway


Production Staff
Produced by Lew Leslie
Book by Lew Leslie; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Choreographed by Rube Bloom
Scenic Design by Mabel A. Buell; Costume Design by Frances Feist
Cast
Gilbert Adkins Baritones and Basses
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Leona Avery Alto
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Joyce Beasley Performer
Verona Blackburn Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Atta Blake Performer
Al Bledger Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Juanita Boisseau Dancing Chorus
Eva Bradley Dancing Chorus
Marion Brown Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Ralph Brown Performer
Joe Byrd Performer
Beryl Clarke Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Robert Clarke Baritones and Basses
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Gladys Clayton Dancing Chorus
Marian Coleman Soprano
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Muriel Cook Dancing Chorus
Gaylord Crawford Tenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Rosetta Crawford Alto
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Gladys Crowder Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Joe Daniels Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Madelyn Donable Dancing Chorus
William Downes Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Dr. Sausage and His Five Pork Chops Specialty
Shorty Eddie Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Horatio Edwards Baritones and Basses
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Marion Egber Dancing Chorus
Bobby Evans Performer
Mae Francis Blackbirds Beauties
Billie French Blackbirds Beauties
Richard Grant Tenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Violet Gray Van Grona's Swing Ballet
George Greenidge Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Kate Hall Soprano
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Hamtree Harrington Performer
Cleo Hayes Dancing Chorus
Coleman Hill Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Walter Hilliard Tenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Lena Horne Performer
Louisa Howard Soprano
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Edith Hurd Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Joyce James Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Ann Johnson Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Dorothy Jones Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Mickey Jones Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Rosalie King Alto
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Larri Lauria Baritones and Basses
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Jerry Laws Tenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
James Logan Tenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Dewey Markham Performer
Ruthena Matson Alto
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Norman McConny Performer
Norma Miller Performer
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Tim Moore Performer
Lucia Moses Dancing Chorus
Beryl Murray Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Frank Riley Baritones and Basses
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Lorenza Roberson Performer
Marguerite Robinson Soprano
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Marie Robinson Dancing Chorus
Renu Roma Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Edith Ross Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Zelda Shelton Soprano
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Evelyn Sheppard Dancing Chorus
Peggy Sheppard Dancing Chorus
Baby Simmons Dancing Chorus
Edna Slatten Blackbirds Beauties
Hazel Spence Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Hettie Stephens Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Catherine Stevenson Blackbirds Beauties
Wahneta Talley Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Jennie Taylor Alto
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Williard Taylor Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Mary Tennant Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Elizabeth Thompson Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Thelma Walton Blackbirds Beauties
Charles Welch Tenor
J. Rosamund Johnson's Choir
Billy Williams Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Lavinia Williams Van Grona's Swing Ballet
Rosetta Williams Blackbirds Beauties

ACT 1
Children of the Earth
Rhapsody in Blue
(music by George Gershwin)
Name It and It's Yours
(music by Sammy Fain; lyrics by Mitchell Parish)
Jo Jo, the Cannibal Kid
(music by Rube Bloom; lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
Thursday
(music by Louis Haber; lyrics by Dorothy Sachs)
Frankie and Johnny
Swing Stuck
(music by Vic Mizzy; lyrics by Irving Taylor)
ACT 2
Dixie Isn't Dixie Any More
(music by Rube Bloom; lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
You're So Indifferent
(music by Sammy Fain; lyrics by Mitchell Parish)
I Did It for the Red, White and Blue
(music by Rube Bloom; lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
Shake Your Bluesies With Dancing Shoesies
(music by Louis Haber; lyrics by Dorothy Sachs)