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Slices of Black Theatre
Program 901
Original Airdate: 10/20/1978

Subject Keywords
Afro-American musicians
Afro-American singers
Afro-American theater
Afro-American women
Music - Performance

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Alston, Barbara
Blue, Peggy
Garnett, Chip
Larke, Paula
Prymus, Ken

Corporate Names
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Not Enuf (theatrical production)
Raisin in the Sun, A (theatrical production of)
Wiz, The (theatrical production)

Program Description
Program focusses on African American theater, with an emphasis on the national tour of the Broadway musical The Wiz. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with members of Wiz cast Ken Prymus (the Lion), Peggy Blue (Aunty Em), and Kamal (a former member of the National Center of Afro-American Artists who plays the "Wiz") about their professional careers prior to their engagement with the touring company, their professional goals, whether or not The Wiz is a new adaptation of Baum's text, and what they have enjoyed about working on The Wiz. Program includes musical performances by "Wiz" guests and previously aired studio performances by Chip Garnett (Duke Ellington's song "Sophisticated Lady," which he performed in the Broadway production of "Bubbling Brown Sugar"), and Barbara Alston and Paula Larke (who both performed in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Not Enuf by Ntozake Shange).

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Peggy Blue
Ken Prymus

Kamal (actor / musician)
Barbara Alston (actor)
Peggy Blue (actor / musician)
Chip Garnett (vocalist)
Paula Larke (actor / musician)
Ken Prymus (actor / musician)

Tom Balhatchet (audio)
Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Kissette Bundy (assistant cameraman)
Nancy Carey (intern)
Basil Chigas (assistant cameraman)
Brian Clarke (assistant director)
Vern Coleman (audio)
Dennis Correia (video)
David Crane (videotape recordist)
Mary Lou Cronin (audio)
Leo Demers (videotape recordist)
Doug DeVitt (videotape recordist)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Randy Gray (lighting assistant)
Randy Gray (assistant cameraman)
Keith Handyside (video)
Dick Heller (director - program segment)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Eric Himes (director - program segment)
Dick Holden (camera)
David Hutton (videotape recordist)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Tiit Koppel (camera)
Frank Lane (camera)
Larry LeCain (camera)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Greg MacDonald (camera)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (lighting director)
John MacKnight (videotape recordist)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Richard McGonagle (assistant cameraman)
Jim McKenna (stage manager)
Milan Merher (videotape recordist)
Wil Morton (audio)
Chas Norton (lighting director)
Lindsey O'Brien (assistant cameraman)
John Plausse (lighting director)
John Plausse (lighting assistant)
John Plausse (camera)
George Rivera (production assistant)
Bruce Shah (director - program segment)
Fred Simons (videotape recordist)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Lee Smith (camera)
David St. Onge (videotape recordist)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
John L. Sullivan (lighting director)
Robert Tomaselli (camera)
Skip Wareham (stage manager)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Mitch Water (lighting assistant)
Mitch Waters (camera)
Conrad White (director - program segment)
Conrad White (stage manager)
Bob Wilson (stage manager)
Bob Wilson (camera)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06081
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01562
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01562A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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