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Don't Play Us Cheap!   

 
Ethel Barrymore Theatre , (5/16/1972 - 9/30/1972)
First Preview:May 12, 1972 Total Previews:
Opening Date:May 16, 1972   
Closing Date:Sep 30, 1972 Total Performances:164

Category: Musical, Fantasy, Original, Broadway
Setting: A couple of days before tomorrow. Here.


Production Staff
Produced by Melvin Van Peebles
Music by Melvin Van Peebles; Lyrics by Melvin Van Peebles; Book by Melvin Van Peebles
Directed by Melvin Van Peebles
Scenic Design by Kert F. Lundell; Costume Design by Bernard Johnson; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein
Production Stage Manager: Charles Blackwell; Stage Manager: Charles Briggs
Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler
Press Representative: Michael Alpert and Arthur Rubine
Cast
Thomas Anderson Mr. Percy
Joshie Jo Armstead Mrs. Washington
Nate Barnett Harold Johnson
Rat
Frank Carey Mr. Johnson
Cockroach
Robert Dunn Mr. Bowser
Rhetta Hughes Earnestine
Joe Keyes Jr. Trinity
Mabel King Mrs. Bowser
Avon Long David
Geo. "Oopee" McCurn Mr. Washington
Esther Rolle Miss Maybell
Jay Vanleer Mrs. Johnson
Standby: Jozella Reed (Earnestine, Miss Maybell, Mrs. Bowser, Mrs. Washington)
Tony Award®
 1973 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Melvin Van Peebles
 1973 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Avon Long
ACT 1Sung By
Some Days It Seems That It Just Don't Even Pay to Get Out of Bed Rat and Cockroach
Break That Party David and Trinity
8 Day Week Mr. Percy and Company
Saturday Night Company
I'm a Bad Character Trinity and Company
You Cut Up the Clothes in the Closet of My Dreams Mrs. Washington
It Makes No Difference Miss Maybell and Company
Quittin Time Mr. Washington and Company
ACT 2Sung By
Ain't Love Grand Earnestine and Company
The Book of Life Mr. Bowser and Company
Ain't Love Grand (Reprise)Earnestine
Know Your Business Miss Maybell
Big Future The Johnsons
Break That Party (Reprise)David and Trinity
Feast on Me Mrs. Bowser and Company
The Phoney Game David and Company
Smash Him Company