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The Barrier   

 
Broadhurst Theatre , (11/02/1950 - 11/04/1950)
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Opening Date:Nov 02, 1950   
Closing Date:Nov 04, 1950 Total Performances:4

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: A rural Georgia community between noon and night of a hot Summer day.


Production Staff
Produced by Michael Myerberg and Joel Spector
Music by Jan Meyerowitz; Book by Langston Hughes; Lyrics by Langston Hughes; Musical Director: Herbert Zipper
Staged by Doris Humphrey; Choreographed by Charles Weidman and Doris Humphrey
Scenic Design by H.A. Condell
Stage Manager: John Paul
Cast
Dolores Bowman Livonia
servant at Albamar
Marc Breaux Young Norwood Dancer
Dance Sequence
Wilton Clary Bert
younger son of Col. Tom and Cora
Richard Dennis Fred Higgins
a friend of Norwood
John Diggs Houseman
Helene Ellis The Bride
Dance Sequence
Reri Grist Maid
Lorenzo Herrera William
a son of Col. Tom and Cora
Stuart Hodes Assistant to the Undertaker
Charlotte Holloman Sally
a daughter of Col. Tom and Cora
Young Cora Singer
Dance Sequence
Jesse Jacobs Undertaker
Josephine Keene Young Cora Dancer
Dance Sequence
Muriel Rahn Cora Lewis
Col. Tom housekeeper
Robert Tankersley Plantation Storekeeper
Victor Thorley Talbot
overseer at Albamar Plantation
Lawrence Tibbett Colonel Thomas Norwood
Young Norwood Singer
Dance Sequence
Laurence Watson Sam
the butler at Albamar
music by Jan Meyerowitz; lyrics by Langston Hughes
ACT 1Sung By
September Sunlight William (a son of Col. Tom and Cora) and Sally (a daughter of Col. Tom and Cora)
City Theme Livonia (servant at Albamar)
But, Colonel Tom Cora Lewis (Col. Tom housekeeper) and Colonel Thomas Norwood
I Just Wanted to Tell You Goodbye Sally (a daughter of Col. Tom and Cora) and Colonel Thomas Norwood
Little Girl Goodbye Negroes
You Should Have Married Again Fred Higgins (a friend of Norwood)
Help Me, Lawd Cora Lewis (Col. Tom housekeeper) and William (a son of Col. Tom and Cora)
It's a Wonderful Day Bert (younger son of Col. Tom and Cora)
You Are Not Your Father's Son Cora Lewis (Col. Tom housekeeper) and Bert (younger son of Col. Tom and Cora)
ACT 2Sung By
Flesh of My Flesh, Bone of My Bone Colonel Thomas Norwood
Trio Cora Lewis (Col. Tom housekeeper), Bert (younger son of Col. Tom and Cora) and Colonel Thomas Norwood
My Father's Own House Colonel Thomas Norwood, Bert (younger son of Col. Tom and Cora) and Cora Lewis (Col. Tom housekeeper)
Damn You, Colonel Tom Cora Lewis (Col. Tom housekeeper)
I Don't Want to Die Sam (the butler at Albamar)
The First Time I Was Yours in the Dark Cora Lewis (Col. Tom housekeeper)
And From the Earth a Sweetness Rose Sally (a daughter of Col. Tom and Cora) and Colonel Thomas Norwood
Go to Sleep Sally (a daughter of Col. Tom and Cora)
Finale (Mercy, Lawd) Cora Lewis (Col. Tom housekeeper) and Bert (younger son of Col. Tom and Cora)