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Cover to original cast albumBring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk

a Rap/Tap discourse on the Staying Power of the Beat (Musical Revue) in 2 acts, 6 scenes; Based on an idea by Savion Glover and George C. Wolfe; libretto by Reg E. Gaines; Music by Daryl Waters, Zaine Mark and Ann Duquesnay

Ambassador Theatre, New York 24 April, 1996 (1123 perfs)

Synopsis

The show tells the history of African-Americans from slavery to the present through dance, specifically tap.

Musical Numbers:

For identification purposes the names quoted are from the original Broadway Cast

  1. IN 'DA BEGINNING
  2. BRING IN'DA NOISE, BRING IN 'DA FUNK - Full Company
  3. THE DOOR TO ISLE GORÉE- Jeffrey
  4. SLAVE SHIPS - Ann & Savion
  5. SOM'THIN' FROM NUTHIN' - Baakari, Dulé, Jimmy, Vincent, Ann, Jeffrey
  6. THE CIRCLE STOMP - Dulé, Jason, Jimmy, Omar, Ann and Jeffrey
  7. THE PAN HANDLERS - Jared & Raymond
  8. URBANIZATION
  9. THE LYNCHING BLUES - Dulé, Ann & Company
  10. CHICAGO BOUND - Savion, Ann & Company
  11. SHIFTING SOUNDS - Jeffrey
  12. INDUSTRIALIZATION - Savion, Baakari, Dulé, Jimmy, Omar, Jared, Raymond
  13. QUITTIN' TIME - Mark
  14. THE CHICAGO RIOT RAG - Baakari, Dulé, Jimmy, Omar, Jared
  15. I GOT THE BEAT/DARK TOWER - Ann, Jeffrey & Company
  16. THE WHIRLIGIG STOMP - Full Company
  17. WHERE'S THE BEAT? The Voice: Mark / The Chanteuse: Ann. The Kid: Jason. Grin & Flash: Jimmy & Omar. Uncle Huck-A-Buck: Dulé. Lil Dahlin: Baakari
  18. NOW THAT'S TAP - Grin & Flash
  19. THE UNCLE HUCK-A-BUCK SONG - Uncle Huck-A-Buck & Lil Dahlin w/the Company
  20. KID GO! Kid & Company
  21. THE LOST BEAT SWING Chanteuse & Company
  22. GREEN, CHANEY, BUSTER, SLYDE - Baakari
  23. STREET CORNER SYMPHONY
    1956-THEM CONKHEADS - Full Company
    1967-HOT FUN - Ann, Jeffrey & Company
    1977-BLACKOUT - Baakari, Dulé, Jimmy, Omar
    1987-GOSPEL/HIP HOP RANT - Ann, Jeffrey, Baakari
  24. NOISE/FUNK
  25. DRUMMIN'- Jared, Raymond
  26. TAXI - Baakari, Jimmy, Dulé, Omar
  27. CONVERSATIONS - Jared, Raymond, Baakari, Jimmy, Dulé, Omar
  28. HITTIN' - Baakari, Dulé, Jimmy, Omar, Jared, Raymond, Jeffrey
  29. BRING IN 'DA NOISE/BRING IN 'DA FUNK (Reprise) - Full Company

     

Discography:

Original Broadway Cast recording - RCA Victor 09026-68565-2