Amas History :: 1970-1979 (partial listing)

Reminiscing with Sissie and Blake: 1973-1976
conceived by Rosetta LeNoire; book by Louis Johnson; music and lyrics by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle; directed and choreographed by Louis Johnson

Bubbling Brown Sugar: 1973-1976
conceived by Rosetta LeNoire; book by Loften Mitchell; choreographed by Fred Benjamin; directed by Robert M. Cooper
+ Broadway Commercial Transfer

Come Laugh and Cry with Langston Hughes: 1976-1977
an original musical revue choreographed by Eugene Little; directed by Rosetta LeNoire

Save the Seeds, Darling: 1976-1977
book by Helen Powers; music by Bill Brohn; directed by Arthur Whitelaw

Bojangles!: 1976-1977
book by Norman Mitgang; music from the repertoire of Bill Robinson; choreographed by Frank Hatchett; directed by Ira Cirker

Ragtime Blues: 1976-1977
book and lyrics by Mitch Douglas; music by Scott Joplin; choreography by Dennis Karr; directed by Jay Binder

Boston, Boston: 1977-1978
book by William M. Maher; music by Bill Brohn; lyrics by Mr. Brohn and Mr. Maher; directed and choreographed by Mr. Maher

Adam, The Life of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: 1977-1978
book by June Ahlert; music and lyrics by Richard Ahlert

Beowulf: 1977-1978
book and lyrics by Betty Jane Rylie; music by Victor Davies; directed and choreographed by Voigt Kempson


Suddenly the Music Starts: 1978-1979
a musical revue by Johnny Brandon; choreographed by Henry Le Tang; musical staging by Mr. Le Tang and Lucia Victor

It's So Nice to Be Civilized: 1978-1979
book, music and lyrics by Micki Grant; choreographed by Fred Benjamin; directed by Jeffrey Dunn

Helen: 1978-1979
book by Lucia Victor; music and lyrics by Johnny Brandon; directed by Lucia Victor


Sparrow in Flight, The Story of Ethel waters: 1978-1979
conceived by Rosetta LeNoire; book by Charles Fuller; choreographed by Bernard Johnson; directed by Dean Irby

Mama I Want to Sing: 1979-1980
book and lyrics by Vy Higginsen; lyrics and additional story by Key Wydro; music by Richard Tee; directed by Duane L. Jones
+ Off-Broadway Commercial Transfer

Jam, A Jazz Odyssey: 1979-1980
book by Johnny Greeted; choreographed by Dennis J. Shearer; directed by William Mooney


Dunbar: 1979-1980
adapted by Ayanna; lyrics by Lonnie Hewitt and Paul Lawrence Dunbar; music by Paul Tilman Smith and Quitman Flood, III; directed by Ron Stacker Thompson

Before the Flood: 1979-1980
book by Rudy Gray; lyrics by Paul Piteo, music by David Blake; choreographed by Mabel Robinson; directed by Billie Allen

And Still I Rise: 1979-1980
book and lyrics by Maya Angelou; music by Lalo Schifrin; directed by Maya Angelou