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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
Adrian BaileyPerformer
Swing Dancer
Julius Richard BrownPerformer
Cleavant DerricksPerformer
Sheila EllisPerformer
Ralph FarringtonPerformer
Jamil K. GarlandPerformer
Elijah GillPerformer
William-Keebler Hardy, Jr.Performer
Jennifer-Yvette HollidayPerformer
Linda JamesPerformer
Swing Dancer
Garry Q. LewisPerformer
Linda MortonPerformer
Kiki ShepardPerformer
Leslie Hardesty SissonPerformer
Jai Oscar St. JohnPerformer
Ray StephensPerformer
Quincella SwyninganPerformer
Faruma S. WilliamsPerformer
Marilynn WinbushPerformer
Linda E. YoungPerformer
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)

(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
(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; lyrics by Micki Grant)
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)
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