I Have a Dream

An evening of theatre and music based on the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ambassador Theatre, (9/20/1976 - 12/05/1976)

First Preview: Sep 14, 1976
Opening Date: Sep 20, 1976
Closing Date: Dec 05, 1976
Total Previews: 8
Total Performances: 88

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: 1955-1968.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)

Produced by Frank Von Zerneck and Mike Wise; Produced in association with Frankie Hewitt and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President); Produced by arrangement with Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Social Change; Associate Producer: Pat Lang and Theatre Now, Inc.

Conceived by Robert Greenwald; Book adapted by Josh Greenfeld; Based on the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Musical Director: Fred Gripper

Directed by Robert Greenwald; Assistant to the Director: Amy Bloch

Scenic Design by Donald Harris; Costume Design by Terence Tam Soon; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein

General Manager: James Walsh; Company Manager: Ronald Bruguiere

Production Stage Manager: David Clive; Stage Manager: Janyce Ann Wagner

Press Representative: Michael Alpert Public Relations and Carl Samrock; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson; Photographer: Martha Swope and Earl Robbin; East Coast Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; West Coast Casting: Julie Von Zerneck

Opening Night Cast

Billy Dee WilliamsDr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Judyann ElderThe Woman
Ramona BrooksSinger / Actress
Clinton Derricks-CarrollSinger / Actor
Sheila EllisSinger / Actress
Millie FosterSinger / Actress
Leata GallowaySinger / Actress

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Ambassador Theatre

(9/20/1976 - 12/5/1976)


Moses Gunn
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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