Don’t Play Us Cheap: Musical Info & Synopsis


Don’t Play Us Cheap is a musical that brings the vibrant energy of Harlem to the stage. Set in the heart of New York City, the story follows a handful of Harlem citizens as they navigate love, friendship, and happiness. Don’t Play Us Cheap touches on themes of nightlife, relationships, dating, and jealousy, while mixing a bit of fantasy into the narrative as well.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1972)

Cast Size: 12

Genre: Fantasy

Setting: “Present” / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics/Book: Melvin Van Peebles

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1972)➝


1970s, Black Artists, FantasyGospelJazzSolo Composer

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