Simply Heavenly

Name: 85th Street Playhouse
Address: 150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024
Production Information
Number of performances: 44
Opening date: May 21, 1957

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Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Langston Hughes Playwright
David Martin Music
Langston Hughes Lyricist
Joshua Shelley Director
Charles Brandon Set Designer
Norman Blumenfeld Lighting Designer
Paul Lewis Production Manager
Bill Prock Production Manager
Bill Heyer Vocal Arrangements

Actor Role
Ethel Ayler Zarita
Lawson Bates Hopkins
Marilyn Berry Joyce Lane
John Bouie Melon
Javotte S. Greene Mrs. Caddy / Nurse / Party Guest
Stanley Greene Boyd
Charles Harrigan John Jasper
Alma Hubbard Madame Butler
Allegro Kane Character
Claudia McNeil Mamie
Charles A. McRae Bodiddly
Willie Pritchett Bar Pianist
Pierre Rayon Big Boy
Melvin Stewart Simple
Ray Thompson Gitfiddle
Josephine Woods Arcie
Transferred to the Playhouse Theatre on Broadway for an August 20, 1957 opening. Transferred back Off-Broadway to the Renata Theatre for a November 8, 1957 opening.