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Shubert Theatre, (5/07/1953 - 6/25/1955)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: May 07, 1953    
Closing Date: Jun 25, 1955 Total Performances: 892

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Paris, 1893.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Operated by Affiliated Theatre Building Co., Inc.
Produced by Feuer & Martin
Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter; Book by Abe Burrows; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Genevieve Pitot; Additional Orchestrations by Robert Noeltner
Directed by Abe Burrows; Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Michael Kidd
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Motley; Hair and Wig Design by Ronald De Mann
Managing Executive: Monty Shaff; Company Manager: Joseph Harris
Production Stage Manager: Henri Caubisens; Stage Manager: Herman Magidson
Music Contractor: Henry Topper
General Press Representative: Karl Bernstein; Casting: Ira Bernstein; Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson
Cast
Lilo
La Mome Pistache
Hans Conried
Boris Adzinidzinadze
Peter Cookson
Judge Aristide Forestier
Gwen Verdon
Claudine
Eve
"The Garden of Eden"
C. K. Alexander
Judge Paul Barriere
Sheila Arnold
Customer
Meredith Baylis
Dancer
Ralph Beaumont
Policeman
Dancer
Leopard
"The Garden of Eden"
Socrates Birsky
Policeman
Dancer
Inchworm
"The Garden of Eden"
Michael Cavallaro
Registrar
Doctor
Mary Ann Cohan
Gabrielle
David Collyer
Bailiff
Joe Cusanelli
Policeman
Cafe Customer
Michael De Marco
Policeman
Dancer
Shelah Hackett
Dancer
Flamingo
"The Garden of Eden"
Ina Hahn
Dancer
Inchworm
"The Garden of Eden"
Ferdinand Hilt
Second Waiter
Customer
Prosecutor
Clarence Hoffman
Waiter
Jean Kraemer
Celestine
Dania Krupska
Mimi
Dancer
Al Lanti
Dancer
Frog
"The Garden of Eden"
Vera Lee
Dancer
Frog
"The Garden of Eden"
Phil Leeds
Theophile
Bert May
Dancer
Snake
"The Garden of Eden"
Tom Panko
Dancer
Sea Horse
"The Garden of Eden"
Arthur Partington
Dancer
Flamingo
"The Garden of Eden"
Robert Penn
Hercule
Eddie Phillips
Dancer
Penguin
"The Garden of Eden"
Richard Purdy
Etienne
Beverly Purvin
Marie
Erik Rhodes
Hilaire Jussac
Arthur Rubin
Policeman
Second
Michael Scrittorale
Dancer
Kangaroo
"The Garden of Eden"
Jon Silo
Policeman
Cafe Waiter
Beverly Tassoni
Dancer
Kangaroo
"The Garden of Eden"
David Thomas
Court President
Henri Marceaux
Customer
Pat Turner
Model
Dancer
Leopard
"The Garden of Eden"
Ruth Vernon
Dancer
Sea Horse
"The Garden of Eden"
Deedee Wood
Jailer
Dancer
Penguin
"The Garden of Eden"
Understudies: Michael Cavallaro (Etienne), David Collyer (Judge Paul Barriere), Rita Dmitri (La Mome Pistache), Ferdinand Hilt (Hilaire Jussac, Judge Aristide Forestier), Clarence Hoffman (Hercule), Phil Leeds (Boris Adzinidzinadze), Jon Silo (Theophile) and Deedee Wood (Claudine)
Tony Award®
winner 1954 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Gwen Verdon
winner 1954 Best Choreography [winner]
Michael Kidd
Theatre World
winner 1953 Award [recipient]
Gwen Verdon
music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter
ACT 1 Sung By
Maidens Typical of France The Laundresses
Never Give Anything Away La Mome Pistache
C'est Magnifique La Mome Pistache and Aristide
Quadrille Dance Claudine, Laundresses, Friends and Dancer
Come Along With Me Hilaire Jussac and Boris Adzinidzinadze
Live and Let Live La Mome Pistache
I Am In Love Aristide
If You Loved Me Truly Boris Adzinidzinadze, Claudine, Theophile, Hercule, Etienne, Gabrielle, Celestine and Marie
Montmartre Singing Ensemble
Garden of Eden Ballet Eve ("The Garden of Eden"), Inchworms, Flamingos, Kangaroos, Penguins, Sea Horses, Frogs, Leopards and Snake
Allez-Vous En La Mome Pistache
ACT 2 Sung By
Never, Never Be An Artist Boris Adzinidzinadze, Theophile, Etienne and Model
It's All Right With Me Aristide
Every Man Is a Stupid Man La Mome Pistache
The Apaches Claudine and Dancers
I Love Paris La Mome Pistache
Can-Can La Mome Pistache, Claudine and Laundresses
Finale Entire Company