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Johnny Brandon

JOHNNY BRANDON

  (1925 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Youdelman Robert Atty   

Johnny Brandon's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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below is a list of Johnny Brandon's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Ain't Doin' Nothin' But Singin' My Song         Back In the Big Time         Benedictus         Billy Noname         Cindy         Euble         Helen         Love! Love! Love!         Maid To Measure         More You Get the More You Want, The         Sing Me Sunshine         Suddenly the Music Starts         That's What's Happening, Baby



Ain't Doin' Nothin' But Singin' My Song

Ain't Doin' Nothin' But Singin' My Song
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Notes:
Music by Johnny Brandon; lyrics by Johnny Brandon; book by Johnny Brandon

1st Produced:
-    1982

Organisations:
R E Richardson Productions, NY,

1st Published:
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Music:
Original cast recording: Original Cast Records (9602) 1996

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  8            Other:  -

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Back In the Big Time

Synopsis:
a former black vaudeville dancer gets the chance of a comeback

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1st Produced:
South Street Theatre, New York    1986

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Genre:
Musical

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Benedictus

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Billy Noname

Billy Noname
musical play has a 'vividly exultant vitality and a varied and delightful score by Johnny Brandon that make it genuinely exciting to watch" -Richard Watts, New York Post. It is the odyssey of a now successful black American writer who, having found his own place In the sun, is deeply troubled that his voice is perhaps not clearly heard with those of his brothers who demand Freedom now" To find out where he should go from here he retraces his life from the day of his conception in a street rape in Bay alley, a southern ghetto, on the night Joe Louis became heavyweight champ of the world in 1937. Most of the joy - and there is plenty of it - Is in the good and powerful songs. This all black musical is so buoyant that its effect lasts several hours after the house lights come up." -edith Oliver, New Yorker.

Notes:
Music And lyrics by Johnny Brandon; book by William Wellington Mackey

1st Produced:
Truck And Warehouse Theatre, New York    1970

Organisations:
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1st Published:
R e Richardson Productions, NY,    -

Music:
Original cast recording: Original Cast Records (9545) 1970

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  7            Other:  optional chorus

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Cindy

Cindy
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Notes:
Music And lyrics Johnny Brandon; book Joe Sauter; book Mike Sawyer

1st Produced:
Gate Theatre, New York    19 Mar 1964

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Tams-Witmark, NY,    -

Music:
Original cast recording: aBC (OC 2) 1964

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Euble

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1st Produced:
Broadway    -

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1st Published:
ashton Springer, NY,    -

Music:
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Genre:
co-lyricist

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Helen

Synopsis:
Concerns Helen of Troy and what might have happened to her when she could no longer launch a thousand ships, and her laid-back husband, King Menelaus, who much to her annoyance, has decided that his duelling days are over. She becomes involved with a subversive band of young Trojans who are to kidnap Menelaus and hold him for ransom as reparations for the sacking of Troy

Notes:
book, Lucia Victor

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Genre:
Musical comedy Musical

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Love! Love! Love!

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1st Produced:
Astor Place Theatre, NYC    -

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Maid To Measure

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1st Produced:
Cambridge Theatre, London    -

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Genre:
lyrics

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More You Get the More You Want, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
book, Dan Owens

1st Produced:
Black Theatre Alliance, NYC    -

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Sing Me Sunshine

Synopsis:
Based on Peg 0' My Heart by J. Hartley Manners. Updated to the 1930s. Peg, the originally Irish-American heroine who upsets a snobbish upper-class British family, in this musical version is portrayed as an afro-American, with rather more pungent but equally satisfying romantic results.

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1st Produced:
Off-Broadway, New York    1974

Organisations:
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1st Published:
R e Richardson Productions, NY,    -

Music:
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Genre:
Musical Comedy Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  7 principles

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Suddenly the Music Starts

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1st Published:
R e Richardson Productions, NY,    -

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That's What's Happening, Baby

Synopsis:
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Notes:
book, Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse

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Genre:
book

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