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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 Van Steve Anderson
Lola Falana Edna Mae Sheridan
Lillian Hayman Georgia Sheridan
Gail Benedict Harriet's Girl
Dancer
James Braet Singer
Sarah Coleman Harriet's Girl
Showgirl
Annie Joe Edwards Georgia's Girl
Singer
Paul Eichel Henry
Rudy
Harry
Singer
Quitman Fludd III Spasm Band Member
Dancer
Maggy Gorrill Harriet's Girl
Dancer
Marian Haraldson Singer
Bob Heath Dancer
Bruce Heath Member of "The Group"
Spasm Band Member
Dancer
David Hodo Dancer
Bonita Jackson Georgia's Girl
Member of "The Group"
Dancer
Kitty Jones Harriet's Girl
Showgirl
Jack Landron Jonathan Jackson Jr.
Michael Litchefeld Dancer
Evelyn McCauley Singer
Héctor Jaime Mercado Lead Dancer
Spasm Band Member
Diana Mirras Harriet's Girl
Dancer
Sally Neal Harriet's Girl
Member of "The Group"
Dancer
Peggy Pope Harriet Lee
Yolanda Raven Harriet's Girl
Member of "The Group"
Dancer
Catherine Rice Harriet's Girl
Dancer
Michele Simmons Georgia's Girl
Member of "The Group"
Dancer
Dan Strayhorn Dancer
Eron Tabor Pete
Singer
Jeff Veazey Spasm 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)
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
Theatre World
nominee 1975 Award [recipient]
Lola Falana
music by Buster Davis; lyrics by Buster Davis
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung 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 Connections Steve Anderson, Georgia Sheridan and Harriet Lee
Georgia Shows 'em How Georgia 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 Dance Edna 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 Hips Edna 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 Papa Edna Mae Sheridan, Lead Dancer and Troupe
Rehearsal Tap Group
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 Blows Steve Anderson
ACT 2Sung By
Those 'Sheik-of-Araby' Blues Singers and Dancers
Look Out for Lil Edna Mae Sheridan and Dancers
Swanee Strut Steve Anderson
All I Want Is My Black Baby Back Edna Mae Sheridan
Everybody Leaves You Steve Anderson
Free and Easy Edna 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