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TV infomercial for COPA Hair Relaxer (2000)

Wrote, directed, and choreographed the musical "Soul Possessed" which was originally commissioned by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. "Soul Possessed" is a dance drama set in the Bayous of Louisiana, drawing on all of the music and dance traditions of Africa, Native America, Spain, and France that converged and co-existed in this unique southern state. Allen, along with Arturo Sandoval and James Ingram composed the music and lyrics of this production. The musical made its southern regional debut at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia in late summer 2000.

In 1995 directed the ballet "Pepito's Story" which was commissioned by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Arturo Sandoval composed the music for this production.

Won a Drama Desk Award in 1979.

Won two Essence Awards in 1992 and 1995.

Received the first Lena Horne Award for Career Achievement at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards.

She was nominated for a Tony Award for the title role in Bob Fosse's Broadway musical "Sweet Charity".

TV Commercial for Office Depot (2002)

(November 2002): Plays The Queen in "Pearl" musical by James Ingram, Diane Louie and Debbie Allen (Geffen Playhouse, Westwood, California, USA).

(May 2, 1983) She performed in the revue, "Parade of Stars," at the Palace Theatre on Broadway in New York CIty, New York for the Actors' Fund Benefit with Eddie Albert, Edward Asner, Lauren Bacall, Harry Belafonte, Milton Berle, George Burns, David Cassidy, Dick Cavett, Carol Channing, Pam Dawber, Sandy Duncan, Bonnie Franklin, Jack Gilford, Gregory Hines, Ann Jillian, Larry Kert, Richard Kiley, Jack Klugman, Linda Lavin, Michele Lee, Rich Little, Dorothy Loudon, Lee Meredith, Jeanne Moreau, Ann Reinking, Dinah Shore, Jean Stapleton, Gwen Verndon, Fred Waring, James Whitmore, Shelley Winters, and MIchael York in the cast. Hildy Parks was the writer. John Kander and Fred Ebb were composers. Michael Frayn wrote the book. Robert Randolph was set designer. Alvin Colt was costume designer. Elliott Lawrence was musical director. Albert Stephenson was special musical stager. Clark Jones was director. Alexander H. Cohen was producer.

(May 18 to August 26, 1973) She acted in the musical, "Raisin," at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. with Virginia Capers, Joe Morton, Ernestine Jackson, Ralph Carter, Robert Jackson, Helen Martin, Shezwae Powell, Eugene Little, Aristide Pereira, Chuck Thorpes, Kofi Burbridge, Loretta Abbott, Herb Downer, Al Perryman, Ted Ross and Richard Sanders in the cast. Robert Nemiroff and Charlotte Zaltzberg wrote the book. Judd Woldin was composer. Robert Brittain was lyricist. Based on the play by Lorraine Hansberry. Robert U. Taylor was set designer. Bernard Johnson was costume designer. Donald McKayle was choreographer and director. Robert Nemiroff was also producer.


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