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The River Niger   

 
Brooks Atkinson Theatre, (3/27/1973 - 11/25/1973)
First Preview: Mar 23, 1973 Total Previews: 4
Opening Date: Mar 27, 1973    
Closing Date: Nov 25, 1973 Total Performances: 280

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: The present, early February. Harlem in NYC, the Williams's brownstone on 133rd St., between Lenox and 7th ave.



Production Staff
Produced by The Negro Ensemble Company (Douglas Turner Ward, Robert Hooks and Gerald S. Krone, Founders)
Written by Joseph A. Walker; Incidental music by Dorothy Dinroe
Directed by Douglas Turner Ward
Scenic Design by Gary James Wheeler; Costume Design by Edna Watson; Lighting Design by Shirley Prendergast
Production Stage Manager: Garland Lee Thompson
Scenery Supervisor: Edward Burbridge; Costume Supervisor: Edward Burbridge
Press Representative: Howard Atlee, Charles E. House and Chuck Artesona; Press Associate: Clarence Allsopp
Cast
Graham BrownDr. Dudley Stanton
Jothan CallinsBass Player
Wyatt DavisVoice of Lt. Staples
Frances FosterGrandma Wilhelmina Brown
Dean IrbyAl
Saundra McClainGail
Neville RichenMo
Les RobertsJeff Williams
Roxie RokerMattie Williams
Lennal WainwrightChips
Douglas Turner WardJohnny Williams
Charles WeldonSkeeter
Grenna WhitakerAnn Vanderguild
Understudies: Taurean Blacque, Barbara Clarke, Arthur French and Louise Heath
Tony Award®
winner 1974 Best Play [winner] 
 Written by Joseph A. Walker ;  Produced by The Negro Ensemble Company (Douglas Turner Ward, Robert Hooks and Gerald S. Krone, Founders)
 1974 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Douglas Turner Ward
 1974 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Roxie Roker
Drama Desk Award
winner 1973 Most Promising Playwright [winner] 
 Written by Joseph A. Walker