Waltz of the Stork

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Waltz of the Stork is a semi-autobiographical play written and originally performed by Melvin Van Peebles.[1] It also featured his son Mario Van Peebles. The play originally ran for four months in 1982.[2] It ran from January 5, 1982 to May 23, 1982.[3]

The song "The Apple Stretching", featured in this play, was later covered by Grace Jones, and released as a single. In 2008, a film based on the play, Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha, was released, directed by Van Peebles.



  • There
  • And I Love You
  • The Apple Stretching
  • Tender Understanding (written by Ted Hayes)
  • The Apple Stretching
  • My Love Belongs To You
  • Weddings And Funerals (written by Mark Barkan)
  • On 115
  • Play It As It Lays
  • Shoulders To Lean On


  1. ^ Waltz of the Stork review in New York Magazine
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen (1984-07-16). "THEATER: 'STORK BOOGIE,' BY MELVIN VAN PEEBLES". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 
  3. ^ Dietz, Dan (2016-02-18). The Complete Book of 1980s Broadway Musicals. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9781442260924. 
  4. ^ League, The Broadway. "Waltz of the Stork | IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". www.ibdb.com. Retrieved 2016-05-09.