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

 
Alvin Theatre, (9/09/1982 - 11/07/1982)
First Preview: Aug 31, 1982 Total Previews: 11
Opening Date: Sep 09, 1982    
Closing Date: Nov 07, 1982 Total Performances: 69

Category: Musical, Revival, Broadway



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler; Associate Producer: Jerry R. Moore; Co - Producer: Urban Arts Theatre (Anita MacShane, Producing Director)
Music by Alex Bradford; Lyrics by Alex Bradford; Additional music by Micki Grant; Additional lyrics by Micki Grant; Music orchestrated by H. B. Barnum; Dance music by H. B. Barnum; Musical Director: Michael Powell; Music arranged by Michael Powell; Conceived from the Book of St. Matthew by Vinnette Carroll
Entire Production Directed by Vinnette Carroll; Choreographed by Talley Beatty; Choreography restaged by Ralf Paul Haze
Scenic Design by William Schroder; Costume Design by William Schroder; Lighting Design by Richard Winkler; Sound Design by R. Shepard and J. Esher; Ms. LaBelle's Hair by Norma Harris
General Manager: Alecia Parker and Patricia M. Morinelli; Company Manager: Stephanie S. Hughley
Production Stage Manager: Robert Borod; Stage Manager: Jonathan Weiss; Assistant Stage Mgr: Leslie Hardesty Sisson
Piano: Michael Powell; Conducted by Michael Powell; Organ and Synthesizer: Robert (Butch) Sam; Assistant Conductor: Robert (Butch) Sam; Bass: Jerry Beckles; Percussionist: Juan J. Gutierrez; Trumpet and Trombone: Butch Ingram; Woodwinds: James Ingram; Drums: John Ingram; Trumpet and Flugelhorn: Robert T. Ingram; Guitar: William Ingram
General Press Representative: Owen Levy; Production Coordinator: Daniel F. Kearns; National Press Representative: Burnham-Callaghan Associates; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates and Winner Communications, Inc.; Dance Captain: Ralf Paul Haze; Photographer: Martha Swope
Cast
Al GreenPerformer
Patti LaBellePerformer
Julius Richard BrownPerformer
Nora ColePerformer
Jamil K. GarlandPerformer
Elijah GillPerformer
L. Michael GrayPerformer
Ralf Paul HazePerformer
Cynthia HenryPerformer
The Bobby HillPerformer
Rufus E. JacksonPerformer
Elmore JamesPerformer
Linda JamesPerformer
Tommi JohnsonPerformer
Janice Nunn NelsonPerformer
Dwayne PhelpsPerformer
QuincellaPerformer
Kiki ShepardPerformer
Leslie Hardesty SissonPerformer
Marilynn WinbushPerformer
Tony Award®
 1983 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Al Green
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 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; 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
I Love You So Much Jesus
The Band