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Simply Heavenly   

 
Playhouse Theatre, (8/20/1957 - 10/12/1957)
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Opening Date: Aug 20, 1957    
Closing Date: Oct 12, 1957 Total Performances: 62

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts and seventeen scenes
Setting: Harlem, U.S.A.



Production Staff
Produced by Abe Enklewitz and Vincent Cerow
Book by Langston Hughes; Music by David Martin; Lyrics by Langston Hughes; Music orchestrated by David Martin; Musical Director: Sticks Evans
Directed by Joshua Shelley
Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey; Lighting Design by Raymond Sovey
Company Manager: Nat Parnes
Production Stage Manager: Larry Parker; Stage Manager: Laurence Olvin
Press Representative: David Lipsky and Philip Bloom
Cast
Marilyn BerryJoyce Lane
John BouieMelon
Dagmar CraigMrs. Caddy
Nurse
Party Guest
Anne EnglishZarita
Maxwell GlanvilleBig Boy
Cop
Wilhelmina GrayMadam Butler
Stanley GreeneBoyd
Charles HarriganJohn Jasper
Allegro KaneCharacter
Brownie McGheeGitfiddle
Claudia McNeilMamie
Charles McRaeBodiddly
Willie PritchettBar Pianist
Melvin StewartSimple
Duke WilliamsHopkins
Josephine WoodsArcie
music by David Martin; lyrics by Langston Hughes
ACT 1 Sung By
Love Is Simply HeavenlyJoyce Lane
Let Me Take You for a RideZarita and Simple
Broken String BluesGitfiddle
Did You Ever Hear the Blues?Mamie, Melon and Bar Characters
I'm Gonna Be John HenrySimple
ACT 2 Sung By
When I'm in a Quiet MoodMamie and Melon
Look for the Morning StarZarita
Let's Ball AwhileZarita and Ensemble
The Men in my LifeZarita
I'm a Good Old GirlMamie
Look for the Morning Star (Reprise) Ensemble