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Blues for Mister Charlie   

 
ANTA Playhouse, (4/23/1964 - 8/29/1964)
First Preview: Apr 14, 1964 Total Previews: 8
Opening Date: Apr 23, 1964    
Closing Date: Aug 29, 1964 Total Performances: 148

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: A small Southern town. The present and the past.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by ANTA, Inc.
Produced by The Actors Studio
Originally produced by The Actors Studio Theatre
Written by James Baldwin
Directed by Burgess Meredith
Production Design by Feder; Lighting Design by Feder; Sound Design by Ferris Goodson
General Manager: Arthur Waxman; Company Manager: Eugene V. Wolsk; Assistant Co. Mgr: Ronald Bruguiere
Production Stage Manager: John Strasberg; Stage Manager: Martin Gold; Assistant Stage Mgr: Otis Young and Wayne Grice
Musical Coordinator: Robert Cordier
General Press Representative: Samuel Lurie; Assistant to the Director: Ira Cirker and Talley Beatty; Creative Consultant: Jerome Smith; Press Representative: Judith S. Davidson; Press Assistant: Stanley F. Kaminsky; Advertising: Fred Golden
Cast
Billie AllenTownsperson
Joe Don BakerEllis
David Baldwin
Broadway debut
Lorenzo
Dick BradfordThe State
Frankie (Downbeat) BrownDisc Jockey
Drummer
Pat CorleyCourt Stenographer
Townsperson
Al Freeman, Jr.Richard Henry
Wayne GriceTom
Ann HennesseyLillian
Pat HingleParnell
Lincoln KilpatrickPete
Rosetta LeNoireMother Henry
John McCurryPapa D
Grachan Moncur IIITrombonist
Townsperson
Bill MoorRev. Phelps
Townsperson
Patricia QuinnSusan
Pat RandallHazel
Pearl ReynoldsTownsperson
Percy RodriguesRev. Meridian Henry
Diana SandsJuanita
Rip TornLyle Britten
Ralph WaiteJudge
Ralph
Ann WedgeworthJo Britten
Clyde WilliamsArthur
Otis Young
Broadway debut
Ken
Counsel for the Beareaved
Understudies: Billie Allen (Juanita), Joe Don Baker (Court Stenographer, Judge, Rev. Phelps), Dick Bradford (Parnell), Pat Corley (Ellis, Ralph, Rev. Phelps), Wayne Grice (Counsel for the Beareaved, Lorenzo, Pete), Hilda Haynes (Mother Henry), John McCurry (Rev. Meridian Henry), Grachan Moncur III (Arthur, Ken, Tom), Bill Moor (Ralph, The State), Patricia Quinn (Jo Britten), Ralph Waite (Lyle Britten), Richard Ward (Papa D, Rev. Meridian Henry) and Otis Young (Richard Henry)
Tony Award®
 1964 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Diana Sands