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Pins and Needles   

Labor Stage Theatre, (11/27/1937 - Closing date unknown)
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Opening Date: Nov 27, 1937    
Closing Date: Jun 22, 1940 Total Performances: 1108

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Comments: Renamed "Pins and Needles 1939" and "Pins and Needles 1940" later in the run



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Labor Stage Inc.
Produced by Labor Stage Inc.; Presented by International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Original Production Staged by Charles Friedman
Music mostly by Harold J. Rome; Lyrics mostly by Harold J. Rome; Book by Arthur Arent, Marc Blitzstein, Emmanuel Eisenberg, Charles Friedman, David Gregory, Joseph Schrank, Arnold B. Horwitt, John Latouche and Harold J. Rome; Music arranged by George Davis and Baldwin Bergersen; Featuring songs with lyrics by Arthur Kramer, John La Touche, Arnold B. Horwitt and Charles Friedman; Featuring songs by Bernece Kazounoff
Dance Director: Gluck Sandor; Choreographed by Benjamin Zemach; Entire Production under the Direction of Robert H. Gordon; Special Numbers Staged by Felicia Sorel; Dances Directed by Adele Jerome
Scenic Design by S. Syrjala
Pianists: George Davis and Baldwin Bergersen
Press Representative: Lee Mason
Cast
Lydia Annucci
Performer
Sol Babchin
Performer
Sadie Bershadsky
Prize Winner
Invited Guest
Mama
Mrs. Dalyrymple's Aunt
Anne Brown
Prize Winner
Performer
Invited Guest
Miss Beamish
Mrs. Clubhouse
Mrs. Dalyrymple III
Gerald Cameron
Stage Manager
Harry Clark
Performer
Sam Dratch
Boss
Papa
The German Envoy
Al Eben
Mussolini
Performer
Third 100% American
Man with Carriage
The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Bureaucrash
Zitta Edinburgh
Performer
Anthony Fazio
Singer
A Guard
Tillie Feldman
Performer
Irene Fox
Performer
Sandra Gelman
Performer
Eugene Goldstein
Performer
Hyman Goldstein
Performer
Enzo Grassi
Performer
Nina Harary
Performer
Performer
Hattie Hausdorf
Performer
Tony Heath
Boy
Banker
Chamberlain
Lynne Jaffee
Invited Guest
Girl
The Expert
Harry Kadison
General
Cop
Hyman Kaplan
Performer
Rose Kaufman
Prize Winner
Performer
Secretary
Passersby
Bella Kinburn
Performer
Al Levy
Boy
Performer
Bernadotte
Couple
Mrs. Dalyrymple's Nephew
May Martin
Performer
Murray Modick
Speaker
Performer
Union Man
Park Attendant
The Japanese Envoy
Mr. Stallalong
Japanese
Doorman
Betty Morrison
Performer
Miriam Morrison
Performer
Jean Newman
Performer
Rose Newmark
Performer
Olive Pearman
Passersby
Performer
Grace Quatropani
Prize Winner
Invited Guest
Passersby
Singer
Girl
Joseph Roth
Performer
Ruth Rubinstein
Performer
Performer
Fred Schmidt
Schmaltz
Performer
Man on Bench
The Prime Minister
Retailer
A Storm Trooper
A Guard
Paul Seymour
Performer
Isaac Sides
Performer
Sidney Sklar
Performer
Mae Spiegel
Performer
Beatty Uretsky
Performer
Millie Weitz
Girl
Invited Guest
Singer
Lena
music by Harold J. Rome; lyrics by Harold J. Rome
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
First Impression Entire Company
Why sing of Skies Above? Boys and Girls
Public Enemy No. 1 Sung by Jean Nicita
The General is Unveiled General, Speaker, Secretary and Invited Guests
Sunday in the Park Papa, Mama, Boy, Girl, Cop, Balloon Man, Vendor, Couple, Man with Carriage, Lonesome Guy, Park Attendant, Radical, Man on Bench and Passersby
Dear Beatrice Fairfax Sung by Millie Weitz
Britannia Waives the Rules
(music by Bernece Kazounoff; lyrics by John La Touche and Arnold B. Horwitt)
The Prime Minister, The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, The Secretary of State for War, The First Lord of the Admiralty, The German Envoy, The Japanese Envoy and Miss Beamish
Men Awake Singers and Dance Group
ACT 2 Sung By
Lorelei On the Rocks
(music by Bernece Kazounoff; lyrics by John La Touche)
Die Lorelei and A Storm Trooper
Lesson In Etiquette The Expert
What Good is Love? Sung by Grace Quatropani
One Big Union for Two Girls and Boys
Vassar Girl Finds a Job Sung by Millie Weitz
Four Little Angels of Peace Chamberlain, Mussolini, Japanese and Hitler
Slumming Party Mrs. Dalyrymple III, Mrs. Dalyrymple's Protege, Mrs. Dalyrymple's Nephew, Mrs. Dalyrymple's Aunt, Mrs. Dalyrymple's Uncle and Mrs. Dalyrymple's Chauffeur
We've Just Begun
(lyrics by Harold J. Rome and Charles Friedman)
Entire Company