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54th Street Theatre, (10/23/1961 - 11/18/1961)
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Opening Date: Oct 23, 1961    
Closing Date: Nov 18, 1961 Total Performances: 32

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A village in West Africa. The present.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Alfred De Liagre, Jr.
Book by Robert Alan Aurthur; Music by Richard Adler; Lyrics by Richard Adler; Music orchestrated by Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal; Musical and Choral Direction by Colin Romoff; Dance arrangements by John Morris
Directed by Robert Lewis; Choreographed by Agnes De Mille
Scenic Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Costume Design by Motley; Lighting Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Wig Design by Bob Kelly
General Manager: C. Edwin Knill; Company Manager: Charles Gnys
Production Stage Manager: James E. Wall; Stage Manager: Arthur Marlowe and William Weaver
Drummer: Montego Joe and Robert Crowder; Music Contractor: Hal Hastings; Music Copyist Supervisor: Bert Clayton Williams
Press Representative: Frank Goodman and Ben Washer; Technical Consultant: Albert Opoku (Courtesy of the Government of Ghana)
Terry CarterKwamina (Peter)
Sally Ann HowesEve
Ethel AylerNaii
Norman BarrsBlair
Rex IngramNana Mwalla
Brock PetersObitsebi
Issa ArnalSinger
Joseph AttlesAkufo
Pepsi BethelDancer
Hope ClarkeDancer
Zebedee CollinsDancer
Joseph CrawfordSinger
Doris deMendezDancer
Doreese DuQuanSinger
Julius FieldsDancer
Renaye FublerChild
Vaughn FublerChild
Scott GibsonSinger
Frank GlassDancer
Altovise GoreDancer
Robert GuillaumeAko
Victoria HarrisonSinger
Lillian HaymanMammy Trader
Lee HooperSinger
Louis JohnsonDancer
Wanza L. KingSinger
Mary LouiseSinger
James LoweSinger
Minnie MarshallDancer
Rosalie MaxwellAlla
John MilesSinger
Charles MooreDancer
Clark MorganSinger
Joan PetersDancer
Helen PhillipsSinger
Ronald PlattsPoliceman
Mike QuashieDancer
Charles QueenanDancer
Lucinda RansomDancer
Mal ScottSinger
Joan SeabrookDancer
Ainsley SigmondKojo
Rawn SpearmanSinger
Phillip StampsDancer
Barbara Ann TeerDancer
Edward ThomasPoliceman
George TiptonSinger
Glory Van ScottDancer
Gordon WatkinsSinger
Myrna WhiteDancer
Arthur WrightSinger
Camille YarboroughDancer
Standby: Elizabeth Hubbard (Eve)
Understudies: Vaughn Fubler (Kojo), Mary Louise (Alla), Clark Morgan (Akufo, Nana Mwalla, Obitsebi), Helen Phillips (Mammy Trader), Rawn Spearman (Kwamina (Peter)), George Tipton (Ako), Glory Van Scott (Naii) and William Weaver (Blair)
Tony Award®
 1962 Best Composer [nominee] 
 Music by Richard Adler ;  Lyrics by Richard Adler
 1962 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
 1962 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Agnes De Mille
music by Richard Adler; lyrics by Richard Adler
ACT 1 Sung By
The Cocoa Bean SongAko, Singers and the Company
Welcome HomeSingers, the Company and Spear Dancers
The Sun Is Beginning to CrowThe Company
Did You Hear That?Eve and Kwamina (Peter)
You're As English AsEve
Seven Sheep, Four Red Shirts, and a Bottle of GinAkufo, Singers, Dancer and the Company
Nothing More to Look Forward ToAko and Naii
What's Wrong With Me?Eve
Something BigKwamina (Peter) and the Company
Ordinary PeopleEve and Kwamina (Peter)
A Man Can Have No ChoiceObitsebi
What Happened to Me Tonight?Eve
ACT 2 Sung By
One WifeMammy Trader, Alla, Singers and Dancers
Nothing More to Look Forward To (Reprise) Naii
Something Big (Reprise) The Company
Another Time, Another PlaceEve
FetishObitsebi and Dancers