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The First Breeze of Summer   

Palace Theatre, (6/10/1975 - 7/20/1975)
First Preview: Jun 07, 1975 Total Previews: 3
Opening Date: Jun 10, 1975    
Closing Date: Jul 20, 1975 Total Performances: 48

Category: Play, All Black Cast, Original, Broadway
Setting: A small city in the Northeast. The Present.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by The Negro Ensemble Company (Douglas Turner Ward, Robert Hooks and Gerald S. Krone, Founders); Produced in collaboration with Woodie King, Jr.
Premiered on March 2, 1975 at St. Mark's Playhouse
Written by Leslie Lee
Directed by Douglas Turner Ward
Scenic Design by Edward Burbridge; Costume Design by Mary Mease Warren; Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton
General Manager: Dorothy Olim Associates, Inc.
Production Stage Manager: Horacena J. Taylor; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jerry Cleveland; Technical Advisor: Mitch Miller
General Press Representative: Howard Atlee; Production Coordinator: Steve Carter; Advertising: Krone-Olim Advertising, Inc.
Ethel AylerHattie
Charles BrownNate Edwards
Carl CrudupSam Greene
Peter DeMaioJoe Drake
Frances FosterGremmer
Moses GunnMilton Edwards
Bebe Drake HooksGloria Townes
Janet LeagueLucretia
Anthony McKayBriton Woodward
Barbara MontgomeryAunt Edna
Lou Leabengula MyersReverend Mosely
ReynoLou Edwards
Douglas Turner WardHarper Edwards
Understudies: Jerry Cleveland (Understudy), Bill Cobbs (Understudy), Bebe Drake Hooks (Understudy), Lou Leabengula Myers (Understudy), Petronia (Understudy), Roland Sanchez (Understudy), Martha Short-Goldsen (Understudy) and Samm-Art Williams (Understudy)
Tony Award®
 1976 Best Play [nominee] 
 Written by Leslie Lee ;  Produced by The Negro Ensemble Company (Douglas Turner Ward, Robert Hooks and Gerald S. Krone, Founders)