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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
Graham Brown Dr. Dudley Stanton
Jothan Callins Bass Player
Wyatt Davis Voice of Lt. Staples
Frances Foster Grandma Wilhelmina Brown
Dean Irby Al
Saundra McClain Gail
Neville Richen Mo
Les Roberts Jeff Williams
Roxie Roker Mattie Williams
Lennal Wainwright Chips
Douglas Turner Ward Johnny Williams
Charles Weldon Skeeter
Grenna Whitaker Ann 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