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Murder at the Vanities   

New Amsterdam Theatre, (9/12/1933 - 11/1933)
Majestic Theatre, (11/06/1933 - 3/10/1934)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Sep 12, 1933    
Closing Date: Mar 10, 1934 Total Performances: 207

Category: Musical, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: The entire action of the play takes place between the finale of the Saturday matinee and the finale


Production Staff
Produced by Earl Carroll
Book by Earl Carroll and Rufus King; Additional dialogue by Eugene Conrad; Lyrics by Edward Heyman; Additional lyrics by Ned Washington, Paul Francis Webster and Herman Hupfeld; Music by Richard Meyers; Additional music by Victor Young, John J. Loeb, Herman Hupfeld and John W. Green; Musical Director: Ray Kavanaugh; Music orchestrated by Edward Powell and Hans Spialek
Entire production directed by Earl Carroll; Dialogue staged by Burk Symon; Dances by Chester Hale; Additional dance arrangements by Ned McGurn
Scenery projections by Max Teuber; Costume Design by Brymer
General Manager: James H. Carroll
Stage Director: Howard Deighton; Stage Manager: Jack Kelly
Press Representative: Milton Lazarus
Cast
James Rennie
Inspector Ellory
Homicide Squad
Sybil Aarons
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Janet Abbott
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ednamay Adair
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Jean Adair
Madame Tanqueray
Wardrobe Mistress
Wiley Adams
Fred
a Police Officer
Ernestine Anderson
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Renee Armour
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Charles Ashley
Charles
The Stage Manager
Olga Baklanova
Sonya Sonya
William Balfour
Noomhouse
Night Watchman
DeDon Blumier
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Mickey Braatz
Doris
a Dancer
Eileen Burns
Scrubwoman
Marion Callahan
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Earl Carroll
Cameo appearance (his only time on stage as an actor)

Eunice Coleman
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Amby Costello
Cornish
Police Chauffeur
James Coughlin
Fred Bernie
the Electrician
Robert Cummings
Jack Purdy
Carpenter
Sylvia Curry
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Dorothy Dawes
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Nancy Dolan
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Patsy Drew
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Lew Eckels
Mr. Kerrick
Assistant District Attorney
Caja Eric
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Muriel Evans
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
William Fay
Biggers
Day Doorman
Betty French
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Paul Gerrish
The Skater
Dolores Grant
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Flo Harris
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Patricia Hayward
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ruth Hillard
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Billy House
Walter Buck
Assistant Stage Manager
Charles G. Johnson
Greeves
an Ambulance Driver
Joyce Johnson
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Constance Jordan
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Elise Joyce
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Marie Kahrkahn
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Evelyn Kelly
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Irene Kelly
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Alice Kerwin
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Frank Kingdon
Mr. Martin
the General Manager
Evelyn Knapp
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ben Lackland
Billy Slade
Al Lee
A Bostonian
Sari Leone
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ben Lewis
Mack
a Police Officer
Lewis & Van
The Dancers
Bela Lugosi
Siebenkase
Mackie & Lavallie
The Blottos
Helen Madison
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Francis X. Mahoney
Tom
Assistant Property Man
June Mahr
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ruth Mann
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Adeline Martin
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ruth Miller
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Woods Miller
Woods Miller
Villi Milli
Vila
a Vanities Girl
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Pauline Moore
Liane Ware
a Vanities Girl
Kay Murphy
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Martha Murray
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Alice Nelson
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Hazel Nevin
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Gay Orlova
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Anita Patterson
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Dorothy Plant
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Martha Pryor
Mrs. Foreman
Assistant Wardrobe Mistress
Helena Rapport
Scrubwoman
Naomi Ray
Miss Jones
Police Department
F. Raymond
Williams
a Police Officer
June Raymond
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Lorna Rode
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Elsie Rossi
Elsie
a Vanities Girl
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ann Rothey
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Alma Saunders
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Leone Sedalle
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Marion Semler
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Samuel Shaw
Another Bostonian
Phil M. Sheridan
Winchester
an Actor
Laurie Shevlin
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Lisa Silbert
Hulda
Sonya's Maid
Francine Sinclaire
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Anya Taranda
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Walker Thornton
Officer Johnson
Edwin Vickery
Moore
Property Man
Una Vilon
Una Vilon
Emily Von Hoven
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Beryl Wallace
Hope Carol
a Vanities Girl
Ferne Ward
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Marie Warren
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Al Webster
Manger
Homicide Squad
Joan Webster
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Barbara Winchester
Scrubwoman
Evelyn Witt
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
music by Richard Myers; lyrics by Edward Heyman
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
We're Going to Be Dramatic Girls
Sweet Madness
(music by Victor Young; lyrics by Ned Washington)
Woods Miller
Virgins Wrapped in Cellophane
(music by John J. Loeb; lyrics by Paul Francis Webster)
Girls
You Love Me Sonya Sonya
Fans Girls
Me For You Forever Woods Miller
ACT 2 Sung By
Who Committed the Murder Hope Carol (a Vanities Girl) and Girls
Savage Serenade
(music by Herman Hupfeld; lyrics by Herman Hupfeld)
Una Vilon and Girls