Comin' Uptown

Musical - Original

Winter Garden Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: December 4, 1979
  • Opening Date: December 20, 1979
  • Closing Date: January 27, 1980
  • Previews: 19
  • Performances: 45

Music: Garry Sherman

Lyrics: Peter Udell

Book: Peter Udell, Philip Rose


This musical update of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol recasts Scrooge as a contemporary Harlem slumlord.


Opening Night Cast

Gregory Hines in Comin' Uptown Gregory Hines Scrooge
Tiger Haynes Marley
Larry Marshall in Comin' Uptown Larry Marshall Christmas Past
Tenant's Representative
Robert Jackson Christmas Future
Saundra McClain Christmas Present
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Philip Rose Book
  Peter Udell Book
  Garry Sherman Music
  Peter Udell Lyrics
  Philip Rose Director
  Michael Peters Choreographer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1979 - 1980

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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Actor in a Musical Gregory Hines Nominee
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