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Helen Hayes Theatre , (4/21/1992 - 5/02/1992)
First Preview:Apr 07, 1992 Total Previews:19
Opening Date:Apr 21, 1992   
Closing Date:May 02, 1992 Total Performances:13

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Setting: The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club, New Orleans - with a side trip to the Bayou. Mardi Gras.


Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Martin Markinson and Donald Tick
Produced by Judy Gordon, Dennis Grimaldi, Allen M. Shore and Martin Markinson; Associate Producer: Nicholas Evans, Donald Tick, Mary Ellen Ashley and Irving Welzer
Music arranged by Allen Toussaint; Musical Director: Allen Toussaint; Music orchestrated by Allen Toussaint; Music Advisor: Jerry Wexler and Charles Neville; Traditional song arranged by The Wild Magnolias ("Tu Way Pocky Way"); Featuring songs by Paul Barbarin ("Bourbon Street Parade"), Allen Toussaint ("Mr. Mardi Gras", "Fun Time", "Mother-in-Law", "Working in a Coal Mine", "Tribute to Fess" ["Thank You Lord"], "We All Need Love"), Kenny Nolan ("Lady Marmalade"), Dorothy LaBostrie ("Don't Mess with My Man"), Norman Johnson ("It Will Stand"), Naomi Neville ("Lipstick Traces on a Cigarette", "All These Things"), Huey P. Smith ("Rockin Pneumonia", "Sea Cruise"), C. Lewis ("Ya Ya"), Mad Musicians ("My Feet Can't Fail Me Now"), Jesse Hill ("Oh Poo Pah Doo"), Roy Montrell ("Mellow Sax"), Hank Williams ("Jambalaya (on the Bayou)"), Chris Kenner ("I Like it Like That"), Mac Rebennack ("Walk on Gilded Splinters", "Black Widow Spider", "Mos Scocious", "Such a Night", "Dance the Night Away with You"), Boyd Atkins ("Heebie Jeebies"), James Crawford, Jr. ("Jockomo"), Theodore Dollis ("Golden Crown"), Lola Ann Callum ("Chicken Shack Boogie"), Amos Milburn ("Chicken Shack Boogie"), Blue Lu Barker ("Don't You Feel My Leg"), Danny Barker ("Don't You Feel My Leg"), Doc Pomus ("Dance the Night Away with You"), Donny Kees ("Down in New Orleans"), Jim Weatherly ("Down in New Orleans"), C. Williams ("I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll"), S. Williams ("I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll"), Arthur Neville, Jr. ("Fire on the Bayou"), Leo Nocentelli ("Fire on the Bayou"), Cyril Neville ("Fire on the Bayou"), Joseph Modliste ("Fire on the Bayou"), George Porter, Jr. ("Fire on the Bayou"), George Davis ("Tell It Like It Is"), Lee Diamond ("Tell It Like It Is"), Adolph Smith ("You're the One"), Cosmo Matassa ("You're the One"), The Wild Magnolias ("Injuns Here We Come"), Wilson Turbinton ("Injuns Here We Come"), Baxter Taylor, III, Clarence Lewis, Lee Dorsey and Morgan Robinson; Featuring songs with lyrics by Paul Barbarin ("Bourbon Street Parade"), Kenny Nolan ("Lady Marmalade"), Dorothy LaBostrie ("Don't Mess with My Man"), Norman Johnson ("It Will Stand"), Naomi Neville ("Lipstick Traces on a Cigarette", "All These Things"), Huey P. Smith ("Rockin Pneumonia", "Sea Cruise"), C. Lewis ("Ya Ya"), Mad Musicians ("My Feet Can't Fail Me Now"), Jesse Hill ("Oh Poo Pah Doo"), Hank Williams ("Jambalaya (on the Bayou)"), Chris Kenner ("I Like it Like That"), Mac Rebennack ("Walk on Gilded Splinters", "Black Widow Spider", "Mos Scocious", "Such a Night", "Dance the Night Away with You"), Boyd Atkins ("Heebie Jeebies"), James Crawford, Jr. ("Jockomo"), Theodore Dollis ("Golden Crown"), Lola Ann Callum ("Chicken Shack Boogie"), Amos Milburn ("Chicken Shack Boogie"), Blue Lu Barker ("Don't You Feel My Leg"), Danny Barker ("Don't You Feel My Leg"), Doc Pomus ("Dance the Night Away with You"), Donny Kees ("Down in New Orleans"), Jim Weatherly ("Down in New Orleans"), C. Williams ("I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll"), S. Williams ("I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll"), Lee Diamond ("Tell It Like It Is"), George Davis ("Tell It Like It Is"), Adolph Smith ("You're the One"), Cosmo Matassa ("You're the One"), The Wild Magnolias ("Injuns Here We Come"), Wilson Turbinton ("Injuns Here We Come"), Roy Montrell ("Mellow Sax") and Allen Toussaint ("Mr. Mardi Gras", "Fun Time", "Mother-in-Law", "Working in a Coal Mine", "Tribute to Fess" ["Thank You Lord"], "We All Need Love")
Directed by Alan Weeks; Choreographed by Alan Weeks; Conceived by Judy Gordon; Associate Director: Bruce Heath
Scenic Design by David Mitchell; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Associate Costume Design: Wallace G. Lane, Jr.; Associate Sound Design: Richard Dunning; Special Costume Assistants: Mitchell Bloom and Robert Jackson
General Manager: Brent Peek Productions; Company Manager: Kip Makkonen
Production Supervisor: Mary Porter Hall; Stage Manager: David H. Bosboom; Technical Director: John Bettini
Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Allen Toussaint; Associate Conductor: Carl Maultsby; Production Pianist: Carl Maultsby
Magic Consultant: R. J. Lewis; Special Costume Assistant: Robert Jackson
Casting: Alan Filderman; Press Representative: Springer Associates, Inc.; Dance Captain: Bruce Anthony Davis; Advertising: Grey Entertainment & Media; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Cast
Keith Robert Bennett Wonder Boy #1
Deborah Burrell-Cleveland Queen
Lawrence Clayton King
Eugene Fleming Jester
Michael McElroy Sorcerer
Vivian Reed Enchantress
Nikki Rene Princess
Allen Toussaint Performer
Tarik Winston Wonder Boy #2
Understudies: Frederick J. Boothe (King, Sorcerer), Bruce Anthony Davis (Jester, Wonder Boy #1, Wonder Boy #2) and Mona Wyatt (Enchantress, Princess, Queen)
Tony Award®
 1992 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Vivian Reed

ACT 1Sung By
Tu Way Pocky Way (Traditional) Jester
Open Up Band
Mr. Mardi Gras
(music by Allen Toussaint; lyrics by Allen Toussaint)
Company
Piano Solo Allen Toussaint
Chicken Shack Boogie
(music by Lola Ann Callum and Amos Milburn; lyrics by Lola Ann Callum and Amos Milburn)
Jester and Company
Lady Marmalade
(music by Kenny Nolan; lyrics by Kenny Nolan)
Enchantress, Sorcerer and Company
Don't You Feel My Leg
(music by Danny Barker and Blue Lu Barker; lyrics by Danny Barker and Blue Lu Barker)
Queen, King, Jester and Sorcerer
You Can Have My Husband (Don't Mess with My Man)
(music by Dorothy LaBostrie; lyrics by Dorothy LaBostrie)
Enchantress
Fun Time
(music by Allen Toussaint; lyrics by Allen Toussaint)
Wonder Boy #1 and Wonder Boy #2
It Will Stand
(music by Norman Johnson; lyrics by Norman Johnson)
Company
Mother-in-Law
(music by Allen Toussaint; lyrics by Allen Toussaint)
Company
Working in a Coal Mine
(music by Allen Toussaint; lyrics by Allen Toussaint)
Company
Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette)
(music by Naomi Neville; lyrics by Naomi Neville)
Company
Rockin' Pneumonia
(music by Huey P. Smith; lyrics by Huey P. Smith)
Company
(Sittin' in) Ya Ya
(music by Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis and Morgan Robinson; lyrics by Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis and Morgan Robinson)
Company
Feet Don't Fail Me Now (My Feet Can't Fail Me Now)
(music by Mad Musicians; lyrics by Mad Musicians)
Wonder Boy #1 and Wonder Boy #2
Ooh Poo Pa Doo
(music by Jesse Hill; lyrics by Jesse Hill)
Jester
Dance the Night (Away with You)
(music by Doc Pomus and Mac Rebennack; lyrics by Doc Pomus and Mac Rebennack)
Jester
Such a Night
(music by Mac Rebennack; lyrics by Mac Rebennack)
King and Queen
All These Things
(music by Naomi Neville; lyrics by Naomi Neville)
Enchantress and Sorcerer
Mellow Sax
(music by Roy Montrell; lyrics by Roy Montrell)
Princess, Saxophonist and Company
Sea Cruise
(music by Huey P. Smith; lyrics by Huey P. Smith)
Enchantress, Queen and Princess
Jambalaya (on the Bayou)
(music by Hank Williams; lyrics by Hank Williams)
Jester and Company
ACT 2Sung By
Tu Way Pocky Way (Traditional) (Reprise)Jester
Bourbon Street Parade
(music by Paul Barbarin; lyrics by Paul Barbarin)
Company
(I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None o' This) Jelly Roll
(music by Spencer Williams and Clarence Williams; lyrics by Spencer Williams and Clarence Williams)
Wonder Boy #1 and Wonder Boy #2
Heebie Jeebie Dance
(music by Boyd Atkins; lyrics by Boyd Atkins)
Princess, Queen and Enchantress
I Like It Like That
(music by Chris Kenner; lyrics by Chris Kenner)
Jester and Company
Fiyou on the Bayou
(music by Arthur Neville, Jr. and Leo Nocentelli; lyrics by Arthur Neville, Jr. and Leo Nocentelli)
Company
Marie Laveau
(music by Shel Silverstein and Baxter Taylor, III; lyrics by Shel Silverstein and Baxter Taylor, III)
Enchantress
Walk on Gilded Splinters
(music by Mac Rebennack; lyrics by Mac Rebennack)
Company
Black Widow Spider
(music by Mac Rebennack; lyrics by Mac Rebennack)
King
Tell It Like It Is
(music by Lee Diamond and George Davis; lyrics by Lee Diamond and George Davis)
Queen and King
You're the One
(music by Adolph Smith and Cosmo Matassa; lyrics by Adolph Smith and Cosmo Matassa)
Queen and King
Let the Good Times Roll
(music by Leonard Lee; lyrics by Leonard Lee)
Company
Challenge Dance Jester, King, Sorcerer, Wonder Boy #1 and Wonder Boy #2
Mos Scoscious
(music by Mac Rebennack; lyrics by Mac Rebennack)
Sorcerer and Princess
We All Need Love
(music by Allen Toussaint; lyrics by Allen Toussaint)
Enchantress
Tu Way Pocky Way (Traditional) (Reprise)Jester
Injuns Here We Come
(music by The Wild Magnolias and Wilson Turbinton; lyrics by The Wild Magnolias and Wilson Turbinton)
Wonder Boy #1 and Company
Golden Crown
(music by Theodore Dollis; lyrics by Theodore Dollis)
Company
Jockomo
(music by James Crawford, Jr.; lyrics by James Crawford, Jr.)
Company
Hey Mama Company
(When the) Saints Go Marchin' In Company