Hallelujah, Baby!

Hallelujah, Baby!

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Hallelujah, Baby!

Hallelujah, Baby!

Overview

Through the struggles and triumphs of a determined, talented, and resilient leading lady, Hallelujah, Baby! celebrates the African American experience in the first half of the 20th century. Arthur Laurents’ inventive book follows Georgina Franklin as she rises from domestic work in the 1920s to stardom in the late 1960s—all without aging a day. The glorious score by Jule Styne, with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, includes “My Own Morning,” “I Don’t Know Where She Got It,” “Being Good,” and the title song.

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Details

  • Genre: Experimental, Docudrama/Historic
  • Time Period: 1960s, 1950s, 1940s / WWII, 1930s, 1920s, 1910s / WWI
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Arthur Laurents

Arthur Laurents (1917-2011) was the author of musical plays such as West Side Story, Gypsy, Anyone Can Whistle, Do I Hear A Waltz?, Hallelujah Baby! (1967 Tony Award For Best Musical) and Nick & Nora; and the screenplays The Snake Pit, Rope, Caught, Anastasia, Bonjour Tristes ...

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Jule Styne

Jule Styne (1905-1994) made Broadway sing for 50 years with shows including High Button Shoes; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Hazel Flagg; Gypsy; Peter Pan; Bells Are Ringing; Do Re Mi; Subways Are For Sleeping; Funny Girl; Fade Out-Fade In; Hallelujah, Baby!; The Red Shoes; and D ...

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Betty Comden

Betty Comden (1917-2006) was an award-winning screenwriter, librettist and lyricist, co-writing with her longtime creative partner, Adolph Green. Comden and Green had a groundbreaking partnership of over 60 years, winning Tony Awards for their lyrics and/or librettos for Appl ...

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Adolph Green

Adolph Green (1914-2002) was an award-winning screenwriter, librettist and lyricist, co-writing with his longtime creative partner, Betty Comden. Comden and Green had a groundbreaking partnership of over 60 years, winning Tony Awards for their lyrics and/or librettos for Appl ...

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