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Black and Blue   

 
Minskoff Theatre , (1/26/1989 - 1/20/1991)
First Preview:Dec 27, 1988 Total Previews:32
Opening Date:Jan 26, 1989   
Closing Date:Jan 20, 1991 Total Performances:829

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; Arthur Rubin: Vice-President); Theatre Owned / Operated by Minskoff Organization
Produced by Mel Howard and Donald K. Donald; Associate Producer: Marilynn LeVine
Originally created at Theatre Musical de Paris
Music orchestrated by Sy Johnson; Music arranged by Sy Johnson; Additional arrangements by Luther Henderson; Additional orchestrations by Luther Henderson
Conceived by Claudio Segovia and Héctor Orezzoli; Directed by Claudio Segovia and Héctor Orezzoli; Choreographed by Cholly Atkins, Henry LeTang, Frankie Manning and Fayard Nicholas; Assistant Choreographer: Dianne Walker
Scenery conceived by Claudio Segovia and Héctor Orezzoli; Costumes conceived by Claudio Segovia and Héctor Orezzoli; Lighting conceived by Claudio Segovia and Héctor Orezzoli; Lighting Design by Neil Peter Jampolis and Jane Reisman; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Hair Design by Jean-Luc Don Vito; Make-Up Design by Jean-Luc Don Vito
General Manager: Norman Rothstein and Robert A. Buckley; Associate Gen. Mgr: Julie Crosby
Production Stage Manager: Alan Hall; Technical Supervisor: Peter Fulbright; Stage Manager: Ruth E. Rinklin
Conducted by Leonard Oxley; Guitar: Billy Butler; Clarinet: Bill Easley and Haywood Henry; Bass: Al McKibbon; Piano: Sir Roland Hanna and Leonard Oxley; Trumpet: Stephen Furtaldo, Virgil Jones, Jake Porter and Emory Thompson; Alto Saxophone: Jerome Richardson; Drums: Grady Tate; Violin: Claude Williams; Trombone: Britt Woodman; Musical Coordinator: Red Press; Musical Supervisor: Sy Johnson
Press Representative: P.R. Partners; Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; Advertising: Nappi / Eliran Advertising, Ltd.; Photographer: Martha Swope and Ken Howard; Casting Associate: Jessica Gilburne
Cast
Ruth Brown Singer
Linda Hopkins Singer
Carrie Smith Singer
Frederick J. Boothe Dancer
Bunny Briggs Hoofer
Ralph Brown Hoofer
Lon Chaney Hoofer
Rashamella Cumbo Dancer
Eugene Fleming Dancer
Tanya Gibson Dancer
Cyd Glover Younger Generation
Savion Glover Younger Generation
Germaine Goodson Dancer
Angela Hall Dancer
Kyme Dancer
Ted Levy Dancer
Valerie Macklin Dancer
Bernard Manners Dancer
Deborah Mitchell Dancer
Van Porter Dancer
Kevin Ramsey Dancer
Ken Roberson Dancer
Jimmy Slyde Hoofer
Valerie E. Smith Dancer
Dormeshia Sumbry Younger Generation
Dianne Walker Hoofer
Melvin Washington Dancer
Standbys: Melba Joyce (Singer) and Tarik Winston (Younger Generation)
Tony Award®
 1989 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Mel Howard and Donald K. Donald
winner 1989 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Ruth Brown
 1989 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Linda Hopkins
 1989 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Bunny Briggs
 1989 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Savion Glover
 1989 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Claudio Segovia
 1989 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Héctor Orezzoli
winner 1989 Best Costume Design [winner]
Claudio Segovia
winner 1989 Best Costume Design [winner]
Héctor Orezzoli
 1989 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Neil Peter Jampolis
 1989 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Jane Reisman
winner 1989 Best Choreography [winner]
Cholly Atkins
winner 1989 Best Choreography [winner]
Henry LeTang
winner 1989 Best Choreography [winner]
Frankie Manning
winner 1989 Best Choreography [winner]
Fayard Nicholas
 1989 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Claudio Segovia
 1989 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Héctor Orezzoli
Drama Desk Award
 1989 Outstanding Musical [nominee]
Produced by Mel Howard and Donald K. Donald
 1989 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee]
Jane Reisman
 1989 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee]
Neil Peter Jampolis

ACT 1Sung By
I'm a Woman
(music by Ellas McDaniel; lyrics by Ellas McDaniel)
Linda, Ruth and Carrie
Royal Garden Blues
(music by S. Williams and C. Williams)
The Musicians
St. Louis Blues
(music by W. C. Handy; lyrics by W. C. Handy)
Ruth
Everybody Loves My Baby
(music by Spencer Williams; lyrics by Jack Palmer)
The Dancers
After You've Gone
(music by J. Turner Layton; lyrics by Henry Creamer)
Linda, Bernard and The Male Dancers
If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sittin' on It
(music by Andy Razaf and Alex Hill; lyrics by Andy Razaf and Alex Hill)
Ruth
I Want a Big Butter and Egg Man
(music by Percy Venable and Louis Armstrong)
Carrie, Kevin, Ted and Eugene
Rhythm Is Our Business
(music by Jimmie Lunceford and Saul Chaplin; lyrics by Sammy Cahn)
Savion, Cyd and Dormeshia
Mystery Song
(music by Duke Ellington; lyrics by Irving Mills)
Tanya, Rashamella and Valerie Smith
Stompin' at the Savoy
(music by Benny Goodman, Chick Webb and Edgar Sampson; lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Jimmy
I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Ted Koehler)
Carrie
Black and Tan Fantasy
(music by Duke Ellington and Bubber Miley)
Bunny and The Dancers
Come Sunday
(music by Duke Ellington)
Linda
Daybreak Express
(music by Duke Ellington)
The Musicians
T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
(music by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins; lyrics by Porter Grainger and Everett Robbins)
Ruth and Linda
That Rhythm Man
(music by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Harry Brooks; lyrics by Andy Razaf)
The Dancers
ACT 2Sung By
Swinging
(music by Sy Johnson)
The Dancers
Wednesday Night Hop
(music by Leslie Johnakins and Andy Kirk; lyrics by Leslie Johnakins and Andy Kirk)
The Dancers
Cry Like a Baby
(music by Big Maybelle Smith and Leroy Kirkland; lyrics by Big Maybelle Smith and Leroy Kirkland)
Linda
Memories of You
(music by Eubie Blake; lyrics by Andy Razaf)
Diane, Bernard and Kevin
Body and Soul
(music by John Green; lyrics by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour and Frank Eyton)
Ruth
I'm Confession'
(music by Doc Daugherty and Ellis Reynolds; lyrics by Al J. Nieburg)
Kyme, Bernard, Kevin, Fred and Ted
East St. Louis Toodle-oo
(music by Duke Ellington and Bubber Miley)
Ralph and Lon
Am I Blue
(music by Harry Akst; lyrics by Grant Clarke)
Carrie
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
(music by Jimmy McHugh; lyrics by Dorothy Fields)
Angela, Eugene and The Dancers
In a Sentimental Mood
(music by Duke Ellington; lyrics by Manny Curtis and Irving Mills)
Bunny
Black and Blue
(music by Thomas "Fats" Waller; lyrics by Andy Razaf and Harry Brooks)
Ruth, Linda, Carrie, Jimmy and Bunny