Doctor Jazz

Musical - Original

Winter Garden Theatre

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  • First Preview: February 4, 1975
  • Opening Date: March 19, 1975
  • Closing Date: March 22, 1975
  • Previews: 42
  • Performances: 5

Lyrics: Buster Davis

Book: Buster Davis

Music: Buster Davis, Luther Henderson


The story of a young jazz musician serves as the backdrop for the birth of jazz in America.


Opening Night Cast

Bobby Van Steve Anderson
Lola Falana Edna Mae Sheridan
Lillian Hayman Georgia Sheridan
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Buster Davis Book
  Buster Davis Music
  Luther Henderson Music
  Buster Davis Lyrics
  Donald McKayle Director
  Donald McKayle Choreographer
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Theatre World Award Lola Falana Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Actress in a Musical Lola Falana Nominee
1975 Choreography Donald McKayle Nominee
1975 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Raoul Pène Du Bois Nominee
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