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Carnival!   

Imperial Theatre, (4/13/1961 - 12/15/1962)
Winter Garden Theatre, (12/20/1962 - 1/05/1963)
First Preview: Apr 12, 1961 Total Previews: 2
Opening Date: Apr 13, 1961    
Closing Date: Jan 05, 1963 Total Performances: 719

Category: Musical, Puppets, Original, Broadway
Setting: The outskirts of a town in Southern Europe.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by David Merrick
Book by Michael Stewart; Based on material by Helen Deutsch; Originally based upon a story entitled "The Seven Souls of Clement O'Reilly" by Paul Gallico; Music by Bob Merrill; Lyrics by Bob Merrill; Musical Director: Saul Schechtman; Vocal arrangements by Saul Schechtman; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Directed by Gower Champion; Choreographed by Gower Champion; Associate Choreographer: Gene Bayliss
Scenic Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Costume Design by Freddy Wittop; Lighting Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Puppets created and supervised by Tom Tichenor; Coiffures by Michel Kazan
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Richard Grayson
Production Supervisor: Neil Hartley; Stage Manager: Charles Blackwell
Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek
Designer and supervisor of magic and illusion: Roy Benson
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: David Powers; Casting: Michael Shurtleff; Production Associate: Robert Schear; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Fred Golden
Cast
Anna Maria Alberghetti
Lili
Kaye Ballard
The Incomparable Rosalie
Henry Lascoe
Mr. Schlegel
James Mitchell
Marco the Magnificent
Pierre Olaf
Jacquot
Jerry Orbach
Paul Berthalet
Carrot Top
Horrible Henry
Renardo
Margueritte
Christine Bartel
Gloria Zuwicki
Nicole Barth
Harem Girl
Blue Bird
C.B. Bernard
Band
Jennifer Billingsley
Bear Girl
Blue Bird
Martin Brothers
Juggler
Carvel Carter
Wardrobe Mistress
Dean Crane
Stilt-Walker
Aerialist
Bob Dixon
Clown
Igors Gavon
Dr. Glass
Anita Gillette
Gypsy
Tony Gomez
Roustabout
Will Lee
Grobert
Luba Lisa
Princess Olga
Peter Lombard
Band
Iva March
Harem Girl
Blue Bird
George Marcy
Roustabout
Miguelito
June Meshonek
Greta Schlegel
Bob Murray
Cyclist
Mary Ann Niles
Gladys Zuwicki
Johnny Nola
Roustabout
Harry Lee Rogers
Clown
Beti Seay
Harem Girl
Blue Bird
Buff Shurr
Roustabout
Paul Sydell
Dog Trainer
Pat Tolson
Strongman
Standby: Anita Gillette (Lili)
Understudies: Alvin Beam (Roustabout), Carvel Carter (The Incomparable Rosalie), Igors Gavon (Carrot Top, Horrible Henry, Margueritte, Paul Berthalet, Renardo), Paula Lloyd (Princess Olga), Peter Lombard (Dr. Glass), George Marcy (Marco the Magnificent), Michel Moinot (Jacquot) and Woody Romoff (Grobert, Mr. Schlegel)
Tony Award®
1962 Best Musical [nominee]
Book by Michael Stewart; Based on material by Helen Deutsch; Music by Bob Merrill; Lyrics by Bob Merrill; Produced by David Merrick
1962 Best Author of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Michael Stewart; Based on material by Helen Deutsch
winner 1962 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Anna Maria Alberghetti
1962 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Pierre Olaf
winner 1962 Best Scenic Design [winner]
Will Steven Armstrong
1962 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Gower Champion
1962 Best Producer of a Musical [nominee]
David Merrick
music by Bob Merrill; lyrics by Bob Merrill
ACT 1 Sung By
Direct from Vienna The Incomparable Rosalie, Greta Schlegel and Carnival People
A Very Nice Man Lili
Fairyland Puppets
I've Got to Find a Reason Paul Berthalet
Mira Lili
Sword, Rose and Cape Marco the Magnificent and Roustabouts
Humming The Incomparable Rosalie and Mr. Schlegel
Yes, My Heart Lili and Roustabouts
Everybody Likes You Paul Berthalet
Magic, Magic Marco the Magnificent, The Incomparable Rosalie and Lili
Tanz Mit Mir The Bluebird Girls
Carnival Ballet Lili, Carnival People and Townspeople
Mira (Reprise) Lili
Theme from "Carnival" Lili and Puppets
ACT 2 Sung By
Yum Ticky Lili and Puppets
The Rich Lili and Puppets
Theme from "Carnival" (Reprise) Lili and Puppets
Beautiful Candy Lili, Puppets and Vendors
Her Face Paul Berthalet
Grand Imperial Cirque de Paris Jacquot and Carnival People
I Hate Him Lili
Her Face (Reprise) Paul Berthalet
Grand Imperial Cirque de Paris (Reprise) Carnival People
Always Always You Marco the Magnificent and The Incomparable Rosalie
She's My Love Paul Berthalet