It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

April 26, 1999 - August 29, 1999

Ambassador Theatre

September 7, 1999 - January 9, 2000

Previews Began: April 22, 1999

Opening Night: April 26, 1999

Closing Night: January 9, 2000

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Music: Multiple Artists

Lyrics: Multiple Artists

Book: Charles Bevel

Randal Myler

Dan Wheetman

Lita Gaithers

Ron Taylor

From African chants and Delta spirituals to the urban electricity of a Chicago nightclub, from dusty backroads bluegrass to the twang of a country juke joint, It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues is a stirring retrospective of blues classics that summons the true soul of American music. Over two dozen musical numbers are included, among them “I’m Your Hoochie-Coochie Man,” “Goodnight, Irene,” “Fever,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” and “Let the Good Times Roll.” Tony-Award nominated for Best Musical, It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues has played to rave reviews all over the country and is cherished as an original American art form.

Musical Numbers

Odun De
Niwah Wechi
Blood Done Signed My Name
Raise Them Up Higher
Danger Blues
Black Woman
I’m Gonna Do What the Spirit Says Do
I’ve Been Living with the
Blues Man
-My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
-“T” for Texas
Who Broke the Lock?
My Man Rocks Me
St. Louis Blues.
Now I’m Gonna Be Bad
Walkin’ Blues
Come On In My Kitchen
Cross Road Blues
I Know I’ve Been Changed
Child of the Most High King
Children, Your Line Is Draggin’
Catch On Fire

Let the Good Times Roll
Sweet Home Chicago
Wang Dang Doodle
Someone Else Is Steppin’ In
Please Don’t Stop Him
I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man
Crawlin’ King Snake
Mind Your Own Business
Walkin’ After Midnight
I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
The Thrill Is Gone
I Put A Spell On You
Candy Man
Good Night, Irene
Strange Fruit
Someday We’ll All Be Free
Members Only
Let the Good Times Roll (Reprise)


“Mississippi” Charles Bevel                          Performer
Gretha Boston                                              Performer
Carter Calvert                                              Performer
Debra Laws                                                  Performer
Eloise Laws                                                   Performer
Gregory Porter                                             Performer
Ron Taylor                                                    Performer
Dan Wheetman                                            Performer

Understudy: Debra Laws (Performer)

Lawrence Clayton                                        Performer
C. E. Smith                                                   Performer
Ann Duquesnay                                            Performer
Sean McCourt                                              Performer
Christiane Noll                                             Performer
Ken Page                                                      Performer