Betsey Brown, [a rhythm and blues musical]: 2nd reading

More Details Cite This Item

View this item elsewhere:

Title
Betsey Brown, [a rhythm and blues musical]: 2nd reading
Additional title: Betsey Brown (Musical)
Additional title: New York Shakespeare Festival recordings collection
Names
Carroll, Baikida, 1947- (Lyricist)
Mann, Emily (Director)
Mann, Emily (Librettist)
Shange, Ntozake (Librettist)
Shange, Ntozake (Lyricist)
Carroll, Baikida, 1947- (Lyricist)
Collection

New York Shakespeare Festival recordings collection

Dates / Origin
Date 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 locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC 6581
Topics
Shange, Ntozake -- Betsey Brown
Musicals
Genres
Music
Live sound recordings
Notes
Creation/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 CMR
Content: Forms part of: New York Shakespeare Festival recordings collection.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 2 audiocassettes (144 min., 12 sec.) : analog, stereo, Dolby
Description
This 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 Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16945546
RLIN/OCLC: 244097609
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 90b6e540-b3db-0133-fe5b-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1978: Created
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Betsey Brown, [a rhythm and blues musical]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/92b961a0-b3db-0133-122b-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Betsey Brown, [a rhythm and blues musical]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 26, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/92b961a0-b3db-0133-122b-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1978). Betsey Brown, [a rhythm and blues musical] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/92b961a0-b3db-0133-122b-3c07547a230f

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/92b961a0-b3db-0133-122b-3c07547a230f | title= (sound recording) Betsey Brown, [a rhythm and blues musical], (1978) }} |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=April 26, 2019 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lennox, and Tilden Foundation}}</ref>

Betsey Brown, [a rhythm and blues musical]