Me and Bessie

Musical - Original

Ambassador Theatre (October 22, 1975 - November 29, 1975)
Edison Theatre (December 03, 1975 - December 05, 1976)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 18, 1975
  • Opening Date: October 22, 1975
  • Closing Date: December 5, 1976
  • Previews: 2
  • Performances: 453

Book: Will Holt, Linda Hopkins


The life of legendary blues singer Bessie Smith is recalled, and her songs are sung, in a tribute put together by Will Holt and Linda Hopkins. The latter actress acts as narrator of Smith's life and sings her songs.


Opening Night Cast

Linda Hopkins Bessie Smith
Gerri Dean Woman
Lester Wilson Man
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Will Holt Book
  Linda Hopkins Book
  Robert Greenwald Director
  Howlett Smith Musical Director
  Lester Wilson Special Dance Sequences
  Donald Harris Scenic Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Unique Theatrical Experience   Nominee
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