Amen Corner

Musical - Original

Nederlander Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: November 1, 1983
  • Opening Date: November 10, 1983
  • Closing Date: December 4, 1983
  • Previews: 12
  • Performances: 28

Music: Garry Sherman

Lyrics: Peter Udell

Book: Peter Udell, Philip Rose


A Harlem pastor must deal with a rebellious congregation, a son who has lost his faith, and the return of her long-estranged husband who is ready to die, in this musical adaptation of James Baldwin's play.


Opening Night Cast

Rhetta Hughes Margaret Alexander
Keith Lorenzo Amos David
Ruth Brown Odessa
Roger Robinson in Amen Corner Roger Robinson Luke
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Philip Rose Book
  Peter Udell Book
  Garry Sherman Music
  Peter Udell Lyrics
  Philip Rose Director
  Al Perryman Choreographer
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Actress in a Musical Rhetta Hughes Nominee
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