Amen Corner

Nederlander Theatre

Previews Began: November 1, 1983

Opening Night: November 10, 1983

Closing Night: December 4, 1983

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Music: Garry Sherman

Lyrics: Peter Udell

Book: Philip Rose

Peter Udell

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.

Musical Numbers

Amen Corner……………………………Margaret Alexander
That Woman Can’t Play No Piano………David, Friends
In the Real World………………………………Brother Boxer
You Ain’t Gonna Pick Up Where You Left Off….Luke,
                                                     Margaret Alexander
In the Real World (Reprise)…………………..Sister Boxer
We Got a Good Thing Goin’…………………..Luke, David
In His Own Good Time………………………..Sister Boxer,
                                                               Brother Boxer,
                                                                Sister Moore,
                                                                         Odessa,
                                                                Congregation
Heat Sensation……………………………………………….Luke
Everytime We Call It Quits……………………………..Luke

Entr’acte………………………………………………..Orchestra
Somewhere Close By…………………………………..Odessa
Leanin’ on the Lord……..Sister Moore, Brother Boxer,
                                                    Sister Boxer, Odessa,
                                                                Congregation
I’m Already Gone…………………………………………..David
Love Dies Hard………………………..Margaret Alexander
Everytime We Call It Quits (Reprise)………………Luke,
                                                     Margaret Alexander
Rise Up and Stand Again…………..Margaret Alexander

CAST

Rhetta Hughes                             Margaret Alexander
                                                    Pastor of the Church
Keith Lorenzo Amos                                            David
Ruth Brown                                                       Odessa
Roger Robinson                                                     Luke
Loretta Abbott               Member of the Congregation
                                                                          Dancer
Jean Cheek                                               Sister Moore
Chuck Cooper                                        Brother Boxer
Leslie Dockery               Member of the Congregation
                                                                          Dancer
Cheryl Freeman             Member of the Congregation
Gene Lewis                    Member of the Congregation
Denise Morgan              Member of the Congregation
Lewis Robinson              Member of the Congregation
Renee Rose                    Member of the Congregation
                                                                          Dancer
Vanessa Shaw                Member of the Congregation
Jeffrey V. Thompson      Member of the Congregation
Helena-Joyce Wright                                Sister Boxer

Swings: Venida Evans, Leonard Piggee