Revisit Leslie Uggams in the Tony-Winning Hallelujah, Baby! | Playbill

From the Archives Revisit Leslie Uggams in the Tony-Winning Hallelujah, Baby! Featuring a book by Arthur Laurents and music by Jule Styne, the Tony-winning musical opened on Broadway April 26, 1967.
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Leslie Uggams and Cast Friedman-Abeles/New York Public Library

The Tony-winning Broadway musical Hallelujah, Baby!, which made a star out of a young Leslie Uggams, officially opened on Broadway April 26, 1967, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The musical, which traced one ageless woman's journey through the African-American struggle for equality, won the Tony Award for Best Musical.

Hallelujah, Baby! features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Burt Shevelove directed the Broadway original that ran for 293 performances.

Check out photos from the production below.

Look Back at Hallelujah, Baby! on Broadway

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