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Your Arms Too Short to Box With God   
A Soaring Celebration in Song and Dance

 
Lyceum Theatre , (12/22/1976 - 11/13/1977)
Eugene O'Neill Theatre , (11/16/1977 - 1/01/1978)
First Preview:Dec 20, 1976 Total Previews:5
Opening Date:Dec 22, 1976   
Closing Date:Jan 01, 1978 Total Performances:429

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway


Production Staff
Produced by Frankie Hewitt and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Music by Alex Bradford; Additional music by Micki Grant; Book by Vinnette Carroll; Lyrics by Alex Bradford; Additional lyrics by Micki Grant; Conceived from the Gospel of St. Matthew by Vinnette Carroll
Directed by Vinnette Carroll; Choreographed by Talley Beatty
Scenic Design by William Schroder; Costume Design by William Schroder; Lighting Design by Gilbert V. Hemsley, Jr.
Production Stage Manager: Haig Shepherd; Stage Manager: Robert Charles
Keyboards: Denzil A. Miller, Jr.; Drums: Howard Grate; Percussion: Howard Hirsch; Horns: Bob Fortunato; Guitar: Van J. Gibbs; Reeds: Pat Perrone; Bass: Thomas Michael Stevens
Press Representative: Henry Luhrman Associates, Anne Obert Weinberg and Terry M. Lilly
Cast
Adrian Bailey Performer
Salome Bey Performer
Deborah Lynn Bridges Performer
Sharon Brooks Performer
Clinton Derricks-Carroll Performer
Thelma Drayton Swing Dancer
Sheila Ellis Performer
Ralph Farrington Swing Dancer
Thomas Jefferson Fouse Jr. Performer
Michael Gray Performer
Cardell Hall Performer
Delores Hall Performer
William-Keebler Hardy, Jr. Performer
The Bobby Hill Performer
Edna M. Krider Performer
Héctor Jaime Mercado Performer
Mabel Robinson Performer
William Thomas, Jr. Performer
Leone Washington Performer
Derek Williams Performer
Marilynn Winbush Performer
Tony Award®
 1977 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Vinnette Carroll
winner 1977 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Delores Hall
 1977 Best Choreography [nominee]
Talley Beatty
 1977 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Vinnette Carroll
music by Alex Bradford; lyrics by Alex Bradford
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

Beatitudes
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
We're Gonna Have a Good Time
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
There's a Stranger in Town
Do You Know Jesus?/He's a Wonder
Just a Little Bit of Jesus Goes a Long Way
We Are the Priests and Elders
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
Something is Wrong in Jerusalem
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
It Was Alone
I Ain't Had My Fill
Be Careful Whom You Kiss
I Know I Have to Leave Here
It's Too Late
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
Judas Dance
(music by H. B. Barnum)
Your Arms Too Short to Box with God
Give Us Barabbas
See How They Done My Lord
Come on Down
That's What the Bible Say
Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down
Beatitudes (Reprise)
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
Didn't I Tell You
When the Power Comes
As Long As I Live
Everybody Has His Own Way
I Love You So Much Jesus
I Left My Sins Behind Me
On That Day
The Band