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

 
Ambassador Theatre , (6/02/1980 - 9/07/1980)
Belasco Theatre , (9/09/1980 - 10/12/1980)
First Preview:May 30, 1980 Total Previews:4
Opening Date:Jun 02, 1980   
Closing Date:Oct 12, 1980 Total Performances:149

Category: Musical, Revival, Broadway


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Tom Mallow; Produced in association with James Janek
Originally produced by the Urban Arts Theatre (Anita MacShane, Producing Director)
Conceived from the Book of St. Matthew by Vinnette Carroll; Music by Alex Bradford; Lyrics by Alex Bradford; Additional music by Micki Grant; Additional lyrics by Micki Grant; Dance Music by H. B. Barnum; Musical Director: Michael Powell; Music orchestrated by H. B. Barnum
Entire production directed by Vinnette Carroll; Choreographed by Talley Beatty
Scenic Design by William Schroder; Costume Design by William Schroder; Lighting Design by Richard Winkler; Sound Design by Abe Jacob
General Manager: James Janek; Company Manager: Sheila R. Phillips
Production Supervisor: Jerry R. Moore and Richard Martini; Production Stage Manager: Robert Borod; Stage Manager: Robert Charles; Technical Consultant: Bob Hungerford
Piano: Michael Powell; Conducted by Michael Powell; Drums: Howard Grate; Organ and Synthesizer: Robert (Butch) Sam; Percussionist: Juan J. Gutierrez; Guitar and Guitar Synthesizer: Henry Grate; Bass: Jerry Beckles; Trumpet and Flugelhorn: David Schneck and Jimmy Owens; Saxaphone and Flute: Pat Perrone
Artistic Production Coordinator: Ralph Farrington; General Press Representative: Max Eisen; Press Representative: Barbara Glenn, Irene Gandy and Francine L. Trevens; Dance Captain: Ralph Farrington; Photographer: Martha Swope and Jay Thompson
Cast
Adrian Bailey Performer
Swing Dancer
Julius Richard Brown Performer Alternate
Cleavant Derricks Performer Alternate
Sheila Ellis Performer
Ralph Farrington Performer
Jamil K. Garland Performer
Elijah Gill Performer
William-Keebler Hardy, Jr. Performer
Jennifer-Yvette Holliday Performer
Linda James Performer
Swing Dancer
Garry Q. Lewis Performer
Linda Morton Performer
Kiki Shepard Performer
Leslie Hardesty Sisson Performer
Jai Oscar St. John Performer
Ray Stephens Performer
Quincella Swyningan Performer
Faruma S. Williams Performer
Marilynn Winbush Performer
Linda E. Young Performer
Drama Desk Award
 1981 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Jennifer-Yvette Holliday
music by Alex Bradford; lyrics by Alex Bradford
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1
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 Know I Have to Leave Here
Be Careful Whom You Kiss
Trial
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
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
Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down
Beatitudes (Reprise)
(music by Micki Grant; lyrics by Micki Grant)
ACT 2
Didn't I Tell You
When the Power Comes
Everybody Has His Own Way
Down By the Riverside
I Love You So Much Jesus
The Band