Raisin

46th Street Theatre

October 18, 1973 - December 28, 1974

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

January 13, 1975 - December 7, 1975

Previews Began: October 10, 1973

Opening Night: October 18, 1973

Closing Night: December 7, 1975

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Music: Judd Woldin

Lyrics: Robert Brittan

Book: Robert Nemiroff

Charlotte Zaltzberg

Walter Younger and his mother struggle over how best to use his late father’s insurance money in this musical adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun. Walter hopes to use it to open a liquor store and mother Lena is eager to move her family out of Chicago’s black ghetto.

Musical Numbers

Prologue…………………………………………………..Company
Man Say…………………………………..Walter Lee Younger
Whose Little Angry Man…………………….Ruth Younger
Runnin’ to Meet the Man…………Walter Lee Younger,
                                                                       Company
A Whole Lotta Sunlight………………………………….Mama
Booze……..Bar Girl, Bobo Jones, Walter Lee Younger,
                                                Willie Harris, Company
Alaiyo………………………………Asagai, Beneatha Younger
African Dance…………………………….Beneatha Younger,
                                                     Walter Lee Younger,
                                                                       Company
Sweet Time……….Ruth Younger, Walter Lee Younger
You Done Right………………………..Walter Lee Younger

He Come Down This Morning….Pastor, Pastor’s Wife,
                                                    Mama, Mrs. Johnson
It’s a Deal…………………………………Walter Lee Younger
Sweet Time (Reprise)………………………..Ruth Younger,
                                                     Walter Lee Younger
Sidewalk Tree………………………………….Travis Younger
Not Anymore…….Walter Lee Younger, Ruth Younger,
                                                        Beneatha Younger
Alaiyo (Reprise)…………………………………………….Asagai
It’s a Deal (Reprise)…………………..Walter Lee Younger
Measure the Valleys………………………………………Mama
He Come Down This Morning (Reprise)…….Company

CAST

Virginia Capers                                       Lena Younger
Ernestine Jackson                                   Ruth Younger
Joe Morton                                    Walter Lee Younger
Deborah Allen                                  Beneatha Younger
Ralph Carter                                         Travis Younger
Robert Jackson                                        Joseph Asagai
Helen Martin                                           Mrs. Johnson
Loretta Abbott                                                    Victim
Elaine Beener                                                   Bar Girl
                                                People of the Southside
Chief Bey                                          African Drummer
Glenn Brooks                          People of the Southside
Walter P. Brown                                       Willie Harris
Karen Burke                            People of the Southside
Paul Carrington                       People of the Southside
Herb Downer                                                      Pastor
Marilyn Hamilton                    People of the Southside
Don Jay                                    People of the Southside
Eugene Little                          People of the Southside
Marenda Perry                                         Pastor’s Wife
                                                People of the Southside
Al Perryman                                                       Pusher
Zelda Pulliam                          People of the Southside
Renee Rose                              People of the Southside
Ted Ross                                                      Bobo Jones
Richard Sanders                                         Karl Linder
Chuck Thorpe                         People of the Southside
Gloria Turner                          People of the Southside

Understudies: Will Mott (Karl Linder)

Paul Carrington                                    Travis Younger
Herb Downer                                          Joseph Asagai
Darren Green                                       Travis Younger
Irving Barnes                                               Bobo Jones
Milt Grayson                                                       Pastor
Clinton Keen                           People of the Southside
Edward M. Love, Jr.                People of the Southside
Will Mott                                                     Karl Linder
Vanessa Shaw                         People of the Southside
Talbert Stanislaus                   People of the Southside
Chuck Thorpe                                                    Pusher
Eric Townsley                         People of the Southside
Alyce Elizabeth Webb                             Pastor’s Wife
                                                People of the Southside
Autris Paige                                  Walter Lee Younger
Mary Seymour                                        Ruth Younger
                                                   10/28/75 – 12/7/75
Arnetia Walker                                Beneatha Younger

Standby: Barbara Montgomery (Lena Younger)

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