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BARBARA RUBENSTEIN (Judy, Dutch's Girl], graduate of Northwestern University's theatre department has appeared both on Broadway and Off in shows ranging from Shakespeare to rock to improvisational comedy. Her credits include the New York Shakespeare Film Festival's production of Much Ado About Nothing, Viola in Your Own Thing, Dulcie in the National Company of The Boyfriend and The Mad Show.

VERNON WASHINGTON (Bill, Time Man, Bumpy, Emcee) graduated from the Wholter O. Robinson School of Drama. During World War II, he produced, wrote and directed the army musical Ready, Front, At Ease. His stage credits include Raison in the Sun, The Dutchman, Trails of Brother Jero, Strong Breed, Scuba Duba, Boseman and Lena, and Midnight Special. The Hustler and World at night are some of the films he was in, and he was seen on such television shows as The Naked City, Hawk: Sit Down, Shut Up, or Get Out; and Change at 125th Street.

ANTHONY WHITEHOUSE  (Tony, Waiter, Dutch) left Follanbee, West Virginia, five years ago for New York to become the villain in such plays as Medea, Silver Queen Saloon, Dracula, The Bundle Man, and Long Black Gloves. The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3; and Report to the Commissioner. On television Mr. Whitehouse can be seen in the series Somerset. 

NEWTON WINTERS (Ray, Sugar Marks Mr. Solitude) Mr. Winters' Broadway debut.

LOFTEN MITCHELL (Book) also wrote the plays A Land Beyond the River, Ballad For For Bimshire, Ballad of the Winter Soldiers, and Tell Pharoah. His books include, Voices of Black Drama and The Stubborn Old Lady. He received the 1958 - 59 Guggenheim Award for Creative writing in Drama and the 1969 Harlem Cultural Council Award for Literary Contributions. In 1970 he authored a study The Afro-Philadelphian.

ROBERT M. COOPER (Director-Producer) is a graduate of the Goodman Theatre; as an actor, director, producer he has been active in practically every musical comedy; from Childrens' Theatre to contemporary drama to Industrial shows; in addition to theatre he has worked in every medium: TV, radio, recordings, films and night clubs all over the U.S. and abroad. This is Mr. Cooper's first Broadway Show.
 
BILLY WILSON (Choreography, Musical Staging) internationally knowned dancer, Choreographer and director, appeared on Broadway in Carmen Jones, Bells Are Ringing, Jamaica ; and West Side Story in London; was principal dancer with The National Ballet of Holland; directed and choreographed Harvard's Hasty Pudding; staged The Trojans for Sarah Caldwell, and works for the Boston Symphony; is Brandeis University Theatre
professor-in residence; choreographed Emmy Award winning NET children's show Zoom; and is currently director/choreographer of the new all black Broadway-bound Guys and Dolls.
 
DANNY HOLGATE (Musical Director, Arranger, Composer) made his Broadway conducting 
debut with Don't Bother Me, I can't Cope and later Rainbow Jones. He was the arranger for the Yul Brynner production Home Sweet Homer. His film credits include I Could Never and A Piece of Action. He has also done musical arrangements for such performers as Lena Horne, Cab Calloway Alexis Smith and Jerry Butler. He has toured and recorded with his own jazz trio.

CLARKE DUNHAM (Set Designer) has designed more than 300 productions since he made his professional debut in 1956 while still a student. He won the Maharam Award for both scenery and lighting for the prize winning musical The Me Nobody Knows, and the Joseph Jefferson Award for Twentieth Century. His other New York shows include MacBird, revivals of Waltz of the toreadors, The Iceman Cometh, How to Steal an Election, The Girl in the Freudian Slip, A Place for Polly, and the Ninety Day Mistress.

BARRY ARNOLD (Lighting Designer) designed the lighting for Godspell, Alan Schneider's production] Waiting for Godot, Lorraine Hansberry's, To Be Young Gifted and Black, 
The President's Daughter, and the Multi-Gravitational Experiment Group in Paris. 
Some of his many off-Broadway credits include Smile, Smile, Smile; and Spoon River Anthology. 

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