- It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues
name= It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues
book= Charles Bevel, Lita Gaithers, Randal Myler, Ron Taylor and Dan Wheetman
basis=An original idea by Ron Taylor
1999 Off Broadway
"It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues" is a musical revue written by Charles Bevel, Lita Gaithers, Randal Myler, Ron Taylor, and Dan Wheetman. It was originally produced at The
Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and later presented by the Crossroads Theatre Company, in association with San Diego Repertory Theatreand Alabama Shakespeare Festivalin New York.
The revue traces the history of "
blues" music with more than three dozen songs. Ron Taylor acted as singing narrator. It was directed by Randal Mylerwith movement by Donald McKayle.
"It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues" started as a Denver Center Theater Company school touring show in circa 1994. ["The Denver Post", Sandra C. Dillard, p. I-01, November 7, 1999] The Denver Center production played at the
Arena Stage(Washington, D.C.), in November 1996. It subsequently opened in New Yorkat the New Victory Theaterin March 1999 for a limited run, and then transferred to Broadway. It opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatreon April 26, 1999, transferred to the Ambassador Theatreon 9/7/1999, and ran until January 9, 2000, with 284 performances.
*Mississippi" Charles Bevel
*Dan WheetmanOn-stage 6-member band, musical director Dan Wheetman, with
"Sources: "The Washington Post", Lloyd Rose, D01, November 22, 1996 and "Curtain Up" review, April 1999"
*"Come On in My Kitchen"
*"Crawlin' King Snake"
*"I Can't Stop Loving You"
*"His Eye Is on the Sparrow"
*"Someone Else is Stepping In"
*"Walking After Midnight"
Awards and nominations
*Best Musical (nominee)
*Best Book of a Musical (Charles Bevel, Lita Gaithers, Randal Myler, Ron Taylor, and Dan Wheetman) (nominee)
*Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Ron Taylor) (nominee)
*Best Featured Actress in a Musical Gretha Boston (nominee) ;
Drama Desk Award
*Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Ron Taylor) (nominee)
*Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical :Gretha Boston (nominee) :Eloise Laws (nominee)
*Outstanding Musical Revue (nominee)
* [http://www.curtainup.com/nothbutb.html Curtain Up review]
* [http://www.lortel.org/LLA_archive/index.cfm?search_by=show&id=301 "It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues"] at the Internet Off Broadway Database
*ibdb title|id=8379|title=It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B02E6DE1739F932A35757C0A96F958260 "New York Times" review, April 1, 1999]
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