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Doctor Jazz   

 
Winter Garden Theatre, (3/19/1975 - 3/22/1975)
First Preview: Feb 04, 1975 Total Previews: 42
Opening Date: Mar 19, 1975    
Closing Date: Mar 22, 1975 Total Performances: 5

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: New Orleans, Chicago and other places



Production Staff
Produced by Cyma Rubin
Music by Buster Davis and Luther Henderson; Lyrics by Buster Davis; Book by Buster Davis; Music orchestrated by Dick Hyman and Sy Oliver; Dance arrangements by Luther Henderson; Musical Director: Buster Davis; Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis; Associate Musical Dir.: Joyce Brown; Additional music by Jack Coogan, King Oliver, Howard Melrose, J. L. Morgan, Eubie Blake, E. Ray Goetz, Harry Von Tilzer, A. J. Piron, Swanstone and McCarren; Additional lyrics by Jack Coogan, King Oliver, Howard Melrose, J. L. Morgan, Eubie Blake, E. Ray Goetz, Harry Von Tilzer, A. J. Piron, Swanstone and McCarren; Incidental music by Luther Henderson
Directed by Donald McKayle; Choreographed by Donald McKayle; Assistant Choreographer: Gail Benedict
Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Lighting Design by Feder; Sound Design by Abe Jacob
Production Stage Manager: Michael Turque; Stage Manager: Marnel Sumner; Production Supervisor: John Berry
Musician: George Davis, Jr., Dennis Drury, John Gill, Vince Giordano, Haywood Henry, Danny Moore, Sam Pilafian, Candy Ross, Bob Stewart, Warren Vache, Jr., Earl Williams, Francis Williams and Allan Vache
Press Representative: David Powers; Costume Coordinator: David Toser; Scenic Coordinator: Mason Arvold
Cast
Bobby VanSteve Anderson
Lola FalanaEdna Mae Sheridan
Lillian HaymanGeorgia Sheridan
Gail BenedictHarriet's Girl
Dancer
James BraetSinger
Sarah ColemanHarriet's Girl
Showgirl
Annie Joe EdwardsGeorgia's Girl
Singer
Paul EichelHenry
Rudy
Harry
Singer
Quitman Fludd IIISpasm Band Member
Dancer
Maggy GorrillHarriet's Girl
Dancer
Marian HaraldsonSinger
Bob HeathDancer
Bruce HeathMember of "The Group"
Spasm Band Member
Dancer
David HodoDancer
Bonita JacksonGeorgia's Girl
Member of "The Group"
Dancer
Kitty JonesHarriet's Girl
Showgirl
Jack LandronJonathan Jackson Jr.
Michael LitchefeldDancer
Evelyn McCauleySinger
Héctor Jaime MercadoLead Dancer
Spasm Band Member
Diana MirrasHarriet's Girl
Dancer
Sally NealHarriet's Girl
Member of "The Group"
Dancer
Peggy PopeHarriet Lee
Yolanda RavenHarriet's Girl
Member of "The Group"
Dancer
Catherine RiceHarriet's Girl
Dancer
Michele SimmonsGeorgia's Girl
Member of "The Group"
Dancer
Dan StrayhornDancer
Eron TaborPete
Singer
Jeff VeazeySpasm Band Member
Dancer
Understudies: Marshall Blake (Swing Dancer), Annie Joe Edwards (Georgia Sheridan), Quitman Fludd III (Jonathan Jackson Jr.), Evelyn McCauley (Harriet Lee), Sally Neal (Edna Mae Sheridan), Jo Ann Ogawa (Swing Dancer) and Eron Tabor (Steve Anderson)
Theatre World
winner 1975 Award [recipient] 
  Lola Falana
Tony Award®
 1975 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Lola Falana
 1975 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Raoul Pène Du Bois
 1975 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Donald McKayle
music by Buster Davis; lyrics by Buster Davis
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Doctor Jazz
(music by King Oliver and Howard Melrose; lyrics by King Oliver and Howard Melrose)
Steve Anderson, Musicians and Spasm Band
We've Got ConnectionsSteve Anderson, Georgia Sheridan and Harriet Lee
Georgia Shows 'em HowGeorgia Sheridan and Georgia's Girls
Cleopatra Had a Jazz Band
(music by J. L. Morgan; lyrics by Jack Coogan)
Steve Anderson and Ballyhoo Band
Juba DanceEdna Mae Sheridan and Spasm Band
Charleston Rag
(music by Eubie Blake; lyrics by Eubie Blake)
Jonathan's Band and Harriet's Girls
I've Got Elgin Watch Movements in My HipsEdna Mae Sheridan
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me
(music by Swanstone, McCarren and J. L. Morgan; lyrics by Swanstone, McCarren and J. L. Morgan)
Ballyhoo Band
Good-Time Flat Blues
(music by A. J. Piron; lyrics by A. J. Piron)
Georgia Sheridan
Evolution PapaEdna Mae Sheridan, Lead Dancer and Troupe
Rehearsal TapGroup
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave to Me (Reprise)
(music by Swanstone, McCarren and J. L. Morgan; lyrics by Swanstone, McCarren and J. L. Morgan)
Steve Anderson
I Love It
(music by E. Ray Goetz and Harry Von Tilzer; lyrics by E. Ray Goetz and Harry Von Tilzer)
Edna Mae Sheridan
Anywhere the Wind BlowsSteve Anderson
ACT 2 Sung By
Those 'Sheik-of-Araby' BluesSingers and Dancers
Look Out for LilEdna Mae Sheridan and Dancers
Swanee StrutSteve Anderson
All I Want Is My Black Baby BackEdna Mae Sheridan
Everybody Leaves YouSteve Anderson
Free and EasyEdna Mae Sheridan and Company
I Love It (Reprise)
(music by E. Ray Goetz and Harry Von Tilzer; lyrics by E. Ray Goetz and Harry Von Tilzer)
Steve Anderson and Edna Mae Sheridan