Hallelujah, Baby!

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  • Georgina is a talented, beautiful and ambitious African American woman, determined to have a career. Overcoming many obstacles, she rises to stardom. She makes her way through the Great Depression, World War II, and the beginning of the civil rights movement. Her mother advises her to “keep her place” as a maid on a South Carolina estate, but Georgina negotiates the blocks to stardom from her negative and opportunistic mother. She encounters the racism that pervades society and show business.

    Two men vie for Georgina’s attention. Harvey, who is white, is able to provide opportunities for her. Her fiancé Clem, who is a black train porter, cannot help her on her journey. By the 1950s, she is a successful singer in an expensive night club. However, Clem has become an Army captain and then a civil rights activist and challenges Georgina’s life goals.

  • Music by Jule Styne
    Lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden
    Book by Arthur Laurents
    Productions: 1967 Broadway
    Awards:
    Tony Award for Best Musical
    Tony for Composer and Lyricist

  • Instrumentation: 21 Parts

    3 Violins
    2 Cello
    1 Bass (Electric, Acoustic & Tuba)
    1 Reed I: Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax Soprano Sax and Alto flute
    1 Reed II: Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet Alto Sax and Soprano Sax
    1 Reed III: Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Tenor Sax and Soprano Sax
    1 Reed IV: Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon & Tenor Sax
    1 Reed V: Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax & Bass Saxophone
    1 Horn
    1 Trumpets I & II (doubling Flugelhorn)
    1 Trumpet III (doubling Flugelhorn)
    1 Trumpet IV
    1 Trombone I (Tenor)
    1 Trombone II (Tenor)
    1 Trombone III (Bass)
    1 Percussion I
    Trap Set (Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Tom Tom, Hi-Hat, Suspended Cymbals), Wood Blocks
    Cowbells, Triangle
    1 Percussion II
    Snare Drum, Field Drum, Bass Drum, (with Cymbal attached), Piatti, Suspended Cymbal,
    Timpani (2), Bells, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Triangle, Wood Block, Bongo Drums, Ratchet,
    Tambourine, Slapstick, Wind Whistle (Mouth Siren) Maracas, Scratcher
    1 Guitar/Banjo
    1 Piano/Celeste/Organ

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score
    1       Prompt Book

  • (In order of Appearance)

    Georgina
    Momma
    Clem
    Provers
    Harvey
    Mary
    Captain Yankee
    Mr. Calhoun
    Stagehands
    Wardrobe Woman
    Mr. Charles
    Mrs. Charles
    Prince
    Princess
    Tip
    Tap
    Sugar Daddy
    Waiters
    Couples
    Chorines
    Bouncer
    Mistress
    Master
    Actors
    Director
    Ethel
    Official
    Breadliners
    Brenda
    Beau
    Apple Annie
    Winston
    Timmy
    Dan
    A White G.I.
    3 Girls (1 Black)
    Another G.I.
    White Sergeant
    Four Black G.I.s
    White Couple (on bus)
    Black person (on bus)
    Bus Driver
    Other Soldiers and Civilians (Black and White, on bus)
    2 Nightclub Captains
    Black & White Couples (dancing in club)
    Hostess
    Maria
    Suzanne
    Justin
    Dancers
    Black Maid (job applicant)

  • HALLELUJAH, BABY! opened on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre on April 26, 1967 and played for 293 performances starring Leslie Uggams.

    Awards (1968)

    5 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Music & Lyrics, Actor, Actress and Featured Actress.
    The Theatre World Award for outstanding debut performance (Leslie Uggams)

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