Dictionary of the Black Theatre: Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Selected Harlem Theatre

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PREER, EVELYN ( 1896-1932). Preer, a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, joined the Lafayette Stock Company when she moved to New York City. She later distinguished herself in the Ethiopian Art Company's The Chip Woman's Fortune,* Salome, and A Comedy of Errors in 1917. Still later, she moved to Hollywood and appeared in several silent films, including The Devil's Disciple ( 1926). She returned to Broadway for a brief run in Rang Tang* in 1927.

Reference: " Evelyn Preer" File, PFL/TC.

PRICE, GILBERT ( 1942- ). Price began his career in Fly Blackbird* in 1962 and has since graced the stage of several musical comedies. His clear, strong voice often stops the show whenever he appears. After winning a Theatre World Award for Jerico-Jim Crow* ( 1964), he moved to Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse The Roar of Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd ( 1965), where he sang "Feeling Good." He also won Tony Award nominations for Lost in the Stars* ( 1972) and The Night That Made America Famous ( 1975).

Credits: Fly Blackbird ( 1962); Jerico-Jim Crow; A Midsummer Night's Dream ( 1964); The Roar of Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd ( 1965); Promenade ( 1969); Slow Dance on the Killing Ground ( 1970); Six ( 1971); Lost in the Stars ( 1972); The Night That Made America Famous ( 1975); 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue ( 1976); Timbuktu!* ( 1978).

Reference: " Gilbert Price" File, PFL/TC.


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RAZAF, ANDY ( 1896-1973). Razaf, noted for his classic double-entendre lyrics, was born in Madagascar as Andreamenentania Paul Razafinkeriefo. His collaborators included both Eubie Blake* and Fats Waller.* Razaf contributed lyrics to Keep Shufflin* ( 1928), Hot Chocolates* ( 1929), and Blackbirds of 1930.* His lyrics were revisited in such recent hits as Bubbling Brown Sugar* ( 1976), Ain't Misbehavin* ( 1978), and Eubie!* ( 1979). Among his hits are "Memories of You" and "My Handyman Ain't Handy No More."

Reference: Kimball Robert, and William Bolcom, Reminiscing with Sissle and Blake, New York: Viking Press, 1973.

RICHARDS, BEAH (?- ). Richards of Vicksburg, Mississippi, first studied drama at Dillard University in New Orleans. Her parents, encouraged by her talent, sent her to study at the Globe Theatre in San

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Notes xi
  • INTRODUCTION: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BLACK THEATRE xiii
  • Part 1: THE SHOWS 1
  • A 3
  • B 11
  • B 49
  • E 57
  • F 72
  • G 90
  • H 94
  • H 96
  • H 122
  • H 142
  • H 163
  • H 173
  • H 179
  • H 181
  • Part II: PERSONALITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS 183
  • A 185
  • B 186
  • C 193
  • D 199
  • D 202
  • D 203
  • G 209
  • H 212
  • I 220
  • J 221
  • K 227
  • K 229
  • K 230
  • N 238
  • O 240
  • P 240
  • P 242
  • P 246
  • P 250
  • P 252
  • W 253
  • Appendix I: A CHRONOLOGY OF THE BLACK THEATRE 267
  • Appendix II: A DISCOGRAPHY OF THE BLACK THEATRE 279
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 281
  • NAME INDEX 289
  • PLAY AND FILM INDEX 326
  • SONG INDEX 338
  • NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS 357
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