Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
Lucky Sambo (1925). Musical comedy [all Black cast]. Music by Porter Grainger and Freddie Johnson. Book by Porter Grainger and Freddie Johnson. Lyrics by Porter Grainger
credit] and Freddie Johnson. Musical Director: Fred Tunstall. Choreographed by Freddie Johnson. Scenic Design by Cirker & Robbins. Directed by Leigh Whipper
credit] and Freddie Johnson. New Colonial Theatre: 6 Jun 1925- 13 Jun 1925 (7 performances). Cast: Abdeen M. Ali, Lottie Ames, Mae Barnes, Mildred Brown, Joe Byrd, Brownie Campbell, Billy Ewing, Margaret Fiall, James Gaines, Porter Grainger (as "Hitt Keys"), James Harrison, Westley Hill, Johnny Hudgins, Freddie Johnson, Adelaide Jones, Louis Keene, Evelyn Keyes, Florence Laster, Amelia Loomis, Roberta Lowery, Creola Mays, Grace Michael, Julia F. Mitchell, Anna Moore, Gertie Moore, Monette Moore, Tim Moore (as "Sambo Jenkins"), Edith Oliver, Arthur Porter, Clarence Robinson, David Robinson, Charley Saltus, Alice Samons, Julie Sanchez, Edward Shinault, Jean Starr, Elizabeth Still, Herbert Walker, Anna White, Jerry Wiley, "Happy" Williams, Dorothy Wilson, Lena Wilson, Edna Young. Produced by Harlem Productions, Inc.
Hot Rhythm (1930). Musical revue. Book by Ballard MacDonald
, Edward Hurley, Will Morrissey. Lyrics by Porter Grainger
, Donald Heywood; Music by Porter Grainger, Donald Heywood. Directed by William Morrissey and Nat Cash. Times Square Theatre: 21 Aug 1930- Oct 1930 (closing date unknown/68 performances). Cast: Mae Barnes, Madeline Belt, Arthur Bryson, Ina Duncan, Laura Duncan, Mel Duncan, Nora Green, Revella Hughes, Johnny Lee Long, Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham
], Sam(my) Paige, Hilda Perleno, Eddie Rector, Inez Seeley, Simms and Bowie, Al Vigal, Edith Wilson, George Wiltshire. Produced by Max Rudnick.
Brown Buddies (1930). Musical.
Yeah Man (1932). Special production/Revue [all Black cast]. Music by Al Wilson, Charles Weinberg, Ken Macomber
and Porter Grainger
. Book by Leigh Whipper
and Billy Mills. Lyrics by Al Wilson, Charles Weinberg, Ken Macomber and Porter Grainger. Musical Director: Billy Butler. Music orchestrated by Billy Butler, Charles L. Cooke and Lorenzo Caldwell. Choreographed by Marcus Slayter. Directed by Walter Campbell. Park Lane Theatre: 26 May 1932- 27 May 1932 (2 performances). Cast: "Yeah Man" Stevedores, Eloise Bennett, Walter Brogsdale, Annie Davis, Harry Fiddler, Russell Graves, Bernice Gray, Adele Hargraves, Helen Heartwell, Rose Henderson, Millie Holmes, Jack Hutchins, Jarahal, Larry Lorear, The Melodee Four, Billy Mills, Mantan Moreland
(as "Brother Soblack/The Beer Parader/Patient/Lowddown"), Hilda Perleno, Pansey Peryment, Peggy Phillips, Harry Priolieu, Rastus, Eddie Rector, Roy, Marcus Slayter, Shorty Snowden, Leigh Whipper
(as "Razor Jim/Racketeer/Ticket Agent"), Lily Yuen. Produced by Walter Campbell and Jesse Wank.
[Posthumous] Ain't Misbehavin' (1978).
[Posthumous] Ain't Misbehavin' (1988).
[Posthumous] Black and Blue (1989).
[Posthumous] Elaine Stritch At Liberty (2002). Special. Constructed by John Lahr
. Reconstructed by Elaine Stritch. Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick
. Musical Director: Rob Bowman
. Featuring songs by Jerome Kern
("All In Fun"), Stephen Sondheim
Baby," "I'm Still Here," "The Little Things You Do Together" and "The Ladies Who Lunch"), George Gershwin
("But Not For Me"), Noel Coward
("If Love Were All," "I've Been To A Marvelous Party" and "Why Do The Wrong People Travel?"), Irving Berlin
("Can You Use Any Money Today?" and "There's No Business Like Show Business"), Carl Sigman
("Civilization"), Richard A. Whiting
("Hooray For Hollywood"), Porter Grainger
("I Want A Long Time Daddy"), Richard Rodgers
("Something Good" and "Zip"), Jule Styne
("The Party's Over" and "There Never Was A Baby Like My Baby") and Albert Hague
("This Is All Very New To Me"). Featuring songs with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
("All In Fun"), Ira Gershwin
("But Not For Me"), Bob Hilliard ("Civilization"), Johnny Mercer
("Hooray For Hollywood"), Betty Comden
("The Party's Over" and "There Never Was A Baby Like My Baby"), Adolph Green
("The Party's Over" and "There Never Was A Baby Like My Baby"), Arnold Horwitt
("This Is All Very New To Me") and Lorenz Hart
("Zip"). Directed by George C. Wolfe. Neil Simon Theater: 6 Feb 2002- 21 Feb 2002 (11 performances). Produced by John Schreiber, Creative Battery and Margo Lion. Produced in association with Dede Harris, Morton Swinsky, Cheryl Wiesenfeld and The Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival (George C. Wolfe: Producer. Rosemarie Tichler: Artistic Producer. Mark Litvin: Managing Director). Associate Producer: Roy Furman, Jay Furman, Mark Krantz and Charles Flateman.
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