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[[clipping from Playbill publication]] THE BROADWAY THEATRE BROADWAY AT 53rd STREET EMERGENCY NOTICE: In the event of an alert, remain in your seats. A competent staff has been trained for this emergency. Keep calm. You will receive information and instructions from the stage. F.H. La GUARDIA, Mayor FIRE NOTICE: The exit indicated by a red light and sign nearest to the seat you occupy is the shortest route to the street. In the event of fire please do not run-WALK TO THAT EXIT. Patrick Walsh, Fire Commissioner and Chief of Department THE PLAYBILL A WEEKLY PUBLICATION OF PLAYBILL INCORPORATED Week beginning Sunday, May 27, 1945 Matinees Saturday and Sunday JOHN WILDBERG presents BILL ROBINSON in MEMPHIS BOUND A New Musical Comedy with AVON LONG Lyrics and Music by Don Walker and Clay Warnick Book by Albert Barker and Sally Benson (With gratitude to W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan) Sheila Guys Ida James Thelma Carpenter Delta Rhythm Boys Ada Brown Billy Daniels Frank Wilson Ann Robinson Edith Wilson Production Directed by Robert Ross Dances by Al White, Jr. Scenery Designed and Lighted by George Jenkins Costumes Designed by Lucinda Ballard Charles Sanford, Conductor Orchestrations by Don Walker Vocal Arrangements by Clay Warnick Assistant to Mr. Ross, Eva Jessye [[blue arrow]] Production Under the Personal Supervision of VINTON FREEDLEY [[/clipping from Playbill publication]] [[clipping from Playbill publication]] CAST (In order of their appearance) HECTOR...WILLIAM C. SMITH MELISSA CARTER (Aunt Mel)...EDITH WILSON CHLOE...ANN ROBINSON ROY BAGGOTT...BILLY DANIELS MRS. PARADISE...ADA BROWN LILY VALENTINE...SHEILA GUYS PENNY PARADISE...IDA JAMES HENNY PARADISE...THELMA CARPENTER MR. FINCH...FRANK WILSON WINFIELD CARTER (Windy)...AVON LONG PILOT MERIWETHER (Pops)...BILL ROBINSON TIMMY...TIMOTHY GRACE SHERIFF McDANIELS...OSCAR PLANTE [[BLUE ARROW]] EULALIA...JOY MERRIMORE SARABELLE...HARRIET JACKSON BILL...CHARLES WELCH GABRIEL...WILLIAM DILLARD CHERUBS...GEORGIA ANN TIMMONS, MARLIENE STRONG DELTA RHYTHM BOYS...TRAVERSE CRAWFORD, RENE DE KNIGHT, CARL JONES, KELSEY PHARR, LEE GAINES [[/clipping from Playbill publication]] [[newswpaper clipping]] Ida James [[image: photo of woman]] In "Memphis Bound," musical comedy at the Broadway. 'MEMPHIS BOUND.' A new musical comedy starring Bill Robinson, presented by John Wildberg at the Broadway Theater, May 24, 1945. Lyrics and music by Don Walker and Clay Warnick. Book by Albert Barker and Sally Benson (with gratitude to W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan). Production directed by Robert Ross. Dances by Al White Jr. Scenery designed and lighted by George Jenkins. Costumes designed by Lucinda Ballard. Production under supervisions of Vinton Freedley. The cast: Hector...William C. Smith Melissa Carter (Aunt Mel)...Edith Wilson Chloe...Ann Robinson Roy Baggott...Billy Daniels Mrs. Paradise...Ada Brown Lily Valentine...Sheila Guys Penny Paradise...Ida James Henny Paradise...Thelma Carpenter Mr. Finch...Frank Wilson Winfield Carter (Windy)...Avon Long Pilot Meriwether (Pops)...Bill Robinson Timmy...Timothy Grace Sheriff McDaniels...Oscar Plante Eulalia...Joy Merrimore [[blue arrow]] Sarabelle...Harriet Jackson Bill...Charles Welch Gabriel...William Dillard Cherubs: Georgia Ann Timmons, Marliene Strong, Delta Rhythm Boys...Traverse Crawford, Rene De Knight, Carl Jones, Kelsey Pharr, Lee Gaines. [[/newswpaper clipping]] [[scrap of newspaper]] SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 1945 [[/scrap of newspaper]] [[note]] Working with these stars before graduating from college gave me confidence. Eva Jessye spots me & convinced John Wildberg that altho' I have no "up tempo" song to audition with, I could back the work musically.. [[/note]]
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