Revue - Original

Ambassador Theatre

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  • First Preview: September 14, 1978
  • Opening Date: September 20, 1978
  • Closing Date: October 7, 1979
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 439

Lyrics: Andy Razaf, F. E. Miller, Johnny Brandon, Noble Sissle

Music: Eubie Blake


Songs by the African-American composer Eubie Blake, best-known for the 1921 all-black revue Shuffle Along, are performed in this revue.


Opening Night Production Credits

  Eubie Blake Music
  Noble Sissle Lyrics
  Andy Razaf Lyrics
  Johnny Brandon Lyricist
  F. E. Miller Lyrics
  Julianne Boyd Director
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Outstanding Choreography Billy Wilson
Henry LeTang
1979 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Lynnie Godfrey Nominee
1979 Outstanding Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Special Award Maurice Hines Winner
1979 Special Award Gregory Hines Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Theatre World Award Gregory Hines Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Choreography Henry LeTang
Billy Wilson
1979 Featured Actor in a Musical Gregory Hines Nominee
1979 Original Score Eubie Blake
Noble Sissle
Andy Razaf
F. E. Miller
Johnny Brandon
James Reese Europe
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