Musical - Original

Imperial Theatre

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  • Opening Date: October 31, 1957
  • Closing Date: April 11, 1959
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 555

Lyrics: E.Y. Harburg

Book: E.Y. Harburg, Fred Saidy

Music: Harold Arlen


A Jamaican woman dreams of moving to New York City, despite her boyfriend's contentment with the island life, in Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy's musical.


Opening Night Cast

Lena Horne in Jamaica Lena Horne Savannah
Ricardo Montalban in Jamaica Ricardo Montalban Koli
Adelaide Hall Grandma Obeah
Josephine Premice Ginger
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Opening Night Production Credits

E.Y. Harburg E.Y. Harburg Book
Fred Saidy Fred Saidy Book
  Harold Arlen Music
E.Y. Harburg E.Y. Harburg Lyrics
  Robert Lewis Director
  Jack Cole Choreographer
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Actor in a Musical Ricardo Montalban Nominee
1958 Actress in a Musical Lena Horne Nominee
1958 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Miles White Nominee
1958 Featured Actor in a Musical Ossie Davis Nominee
1958 Featured Actress in a Musical Josephine Premice Nominee
1958 Musical   Nominee
1958 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Oliver Smith Nominee
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