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Honky Tonk Nights   
How Billy Sampson and Company Left Hell's Kitchen for the Promised Land and What They Found There

 
Biltmore Theatre, (8/07/1986 - 8/09/1986)
First Preview: Jun 23, 1986 Total Previews: 14
Opening Date: Aug 07, 1986    
Closing Date: Aug 09, 1986 Total Performances: 4

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: SAMPSON'S MUSIC HALL, on a winter evening, New York City's Hell's Kitchen, 1912. THE PROMISED LAND SALOON, summer, Harlem, 1922.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Murray Hill Investments, Inc.
Produced by Edward H. Davis and Allen M. Shore; Produced in association with Marty Feinberg and Schellie Archbold
Book by Ralph Allen and David Campbell; Lyrics by Ralph Allen and David Campbell; Music by Michael Valenti; Musical Director: George Broderick; Vocal arrangements by George Broderick; Music orchestrated by Jim Tyler; Dance arrangements by David Krane
Directed by Ernest O. Flatt; Choreographed by Ernest O. Flatt; Associate Choreographer: Toni Kaye
Scenic Design by Robert Cothran; Costume Design by Mardi Philips; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Jack Mann; Hair Design by Marc Daniels
Production Stage Manager: Larry Forde; Stage Manager: Mark Rubinsky; Production Supervisor: Jeremiah Harris
Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press
Casting: Stuart Howard Associates; General Press Representative: Mark Goldstaub Public Relations; Dance Captain: Robin Kersey; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Bert Andrews
Cast
Kaman AdilifuSampson Philharmonia Member
Susan BeaubianCountess Aida
George BroderickSampson Philharmonia Member
Teresa BurrellLily Meadows
M. Demby CainMontgomery Boyd
Lloyd CulbreathSparks Roberts
John GaleSampson Philharmonia Member
Yolanda GravesRuby Bush
Ira HawkinsBilly Sampson
Robert KellerSampson Philharmonia Member
Robin KerseyKitty Stark
David KraneSampson Philharmonia Member
KymeIvy Vine
Gregory MakerSampson Philharmonia Member
Joe MortonBarney Walker
Charles Bernard MurrayPatron
Keith RozieWinston Grey
James SedlarSampson Philharmonia Member
Andrew SteinSampson Philharmonia Member
Danny StrayhornArmistead Sampson
Reginald Vel JohnsonGeorge Gooseberry
Quinten WhiteSampson Philharmonia Member
Understudies: Susan Beaubian (Lily Meadows), Lloyd Culbreath (Armistead Sampson), Yolanda Graves (Ivy Vine), Julia Lema-Jackson (Countess Aida, Kitty Stark, Ruby Bush), Charles Bernard Murray (Montgomery Boyd, Sparks Roberts, Winston Grey), Keith Rozie (Billy Sampson, George Gooseberry) and Danny Strayhorn (Barney Walker)
music by Michael Valenti; lyrics by Ralph Allen and David Campbell
ACT 1 Sung By
The Honky Tonk Nights Rag (or Professor Walker and His Solo Symphony)The Sampson Philharmonia
Honky Tonk NightsSampson and His Company
Hot and BotheredLily Meadows
Roll with the Punches Barney Walker, Armistead Sampson, Countess Aida, Ivy Vine, Kitty Stark and Ruby Bush
Lily of the AlleyBilly Sampson, Winston Grey, Montgomery Boyd, Sparks Roberts, Barney Walker and Lily Meadows
Choosing a Husband's a Delicate ThingArmistead Sampson, Barney Walker and George Gooseberry
Little Dark BirdLily Meadows
Withered Irish RoseBarney Walker
A Lush BalladBilly Sampson
Withered Irish RoseArmistead Sampson
A Lush BalladCountess Aida
Withered Irish RoseGeorge Gooseberry
A Lush BalladIvy Vine
Withered Irish RoseMontgomery Boyd and Lily Meadows
EggsBarney Walker and Lily Meadows
A Ticket to the Promised LandThe Sampson Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Overture: The Promised LandThe Pyromaniacs
Stomp the Blues AwayThe Sampson Company
I've Had ItBarney Walker and Lily Meadows
The Sampson BeautiesIvy Vine, Kitty Stark and Ruby Bush
The Reform SongBarney Walker, George Gooseberry and Armistead Sampson
I Took My TimeLily Meadows
The Brothers VendettoBarney Walker, George Gooseberry and Armistead Sampson
A Man of Many PartsBarney Walker
FinaleThe Sampson Company