Betsey Brown, [a rhythm and blues musical]: 2nd readingAdditional title: Betsey Brown (Musical)Additional title: New York Shakespeare Festival recordings collection
NamesCarroll, Baikida, 1947- (Lyricist)Mann, Emily (Director)Mann, Emily (Librettist)Shange, Ntozake (Librettist)Shange, Ntozake (Lyricist)Carroll, Baikida, 1947- (Lyricist)
New York Shakespeare Festival recordings collection
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1978-08-24
Table of Contents[Part 1]: Act 1. Betsey's theme -- Steppin' out -- Cotillion -- Rise and shine -- Morning jump -- His African queen -- Vida's rag -- Stick with me -- Living in ease -- What's fast -- Kiss song -- Enough -- Trio (excerpt, cut abruptly). [Part 2]: Act 1. Prayer -- Morning jump (Reprise) -- Carrie -- Morning jump (Reprise) -- I call't her out -- Love is -- Intermission (Betsey's theme). Act 2. Contemplate your high points -- I sho' do like to grow things -- He'll never let you down -- Stick enough.[Part 3] Act 2. This is our house -- Mama's home -- Runaway -- Regina's lament -- The city -- Don't leave me -- Love is (Finale)
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LTC 6581
TopicsShange, Ntozake -- Betsey BrownMusicals
GenresMusicLive sound recordings
NotesCreation/production credits: music by Baikida Carroll ; book by Ntozake Shange and Emily Mann ; lyrics by Ntozake Shange and Baikida Carroll.Content: Separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival records; for papers, see the Billy Rose Theatre Collection, *T-Mss 1993-028; for sheet music and scores, see the Music Division, JPB 04-03.Creation/production credits: Emily Mann, director.Venue: Recorded live Public Theater, New York, New York 1987 August 24.Acquisition: Gift; The New York Shakespeare Festival and Gail Merrifield Papp; 1993.Action: Cassettes auditioned 8/5/08 CMRContent: Forms part of: New York Shakespeare Festival recordings collection.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 2 audiocassettes (144 min., 12 sec.) : analog, stereo, Dolby
DescriptionThis is the full recording of the second reading performance of the musical "Betsey Brown, a rhythm and blues musical" at the Public Theater. This musical was based on the novel "Betsey Brown" by Ntozake Shange, but it was not produced by New York Shakespeare Festival. The musical was eventually premiered in 1989 at the WHYY Forum Theatre in Philadelphia.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16945546RLIN/OCLC: 244097609Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 90b6e540-b3db-0133-fe5b-3c07547a230f
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