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John Murray Anderson's Almanac    A Musical Harlequinade

Imperial Theatre, (12/10/1953 - 6/26/1954)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Dec 10, 1953    
Closing Date: Jun 26, 1954 Total Performances: 229

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Michael Grace, Stanley Gilkey and Harry Rigby
Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; Sketches by Jean Kerr, Sumner Locke-Elliott, Arthur Macrae, Herbert Farjeon, Lauri Wylie and Billy K. Wells; Musical Director: Buster Davis; Music orchestrated by Ted Royal; Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis; Dance arrangements by Gerald Alters
Entire Production Devised and Staged by John Murray Anderson; Sketches Directed by Cyril Ritchard; Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Donald Saddler
Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Costume Design by Thomas Becher
Company Manager: Manning Gurian
Production Stage Manager: Arthur Barkow; Stage Manager: Perry Bruskin and Dennis Murray
Press Representative: Sol Jacobson and Lewis Harmon
Cast
Harry Belafonte
Singer of "Mark Twain"
Singer of "Acorn in the Meadow"
Singer of "Hold 'Em Joe"
Polly Bergen
Singer of "The Earth and the Sky"
Meg
Hope You Come Back
Singer of "I Dare to Dream"
Singer of "Fini"
La Loge
Billy DeWolfe
David
My Cousin Who?
Mrs. B
European Express
Laurie
Hope You Come Back
The Butler
Dinner for One
Cornelius
La Pistachio
The Butler
Dinner for One
Hermione Gingold
Miss Reingold
The Coronation
The Cellist
The Cello
Mrs. A
European Express
Amy
Hope You Come Back
Singer of "Which Witch?"
The Lady
Dinner for One
Bobo
La Pistachio
Amy
Hope You Come Back
Orson Bean
Mike Hammer
Don Brown's Body
The New Manager
Cartoon
Singer of "Merry Little Minuet"
Chinese Monologue performer
Carleton Carpenter
Harlequin
Prologue: Harlequinade
The Pierrot of 1953
You're So Much a Part of Me
Man
Don Brown's Body
The Song Plugger
Tin Pan Alley
Singer & Dancer, "When Am I Going to Meet Your Mother?"
Nanci Crompton
Columbine
Prologue: Harlequinade
The Nightingale
The Nightingale and the Rose
Beth
Hope You Come Back
The Bouquet
Ziegfeldiana
Elaine Dunn
The Pierrette of 1953
You're So Much a Part of Me
Jo
Hope You Come Back
Singer & Dancer, "When Am I Going to Meet Your Mother?"
James Jewell
Pierrot
Prologue: Harlequinade
Singer of "Nightingale, Bring Me a Rose"
Celia Lipton
Pierrette
Prologue: Harlequinade
Rebecca
My Cousin Who?
The Story Teller
The Nightingale and the Rose
Singer of "If Every Month Were June"
Ziegfeldiana
Harry Mimmo
Puncinello
Prologue: Harlequinade
Jimmy Albright
Pierrot Ensemble
Prologue: Harlequinade
Butler
My Cousin Who?
Guest at the Ball
The Nightingale and the Rose
Lee Becker
Pierrette Ensemble
Prologue: Harlequinade
Train Bearer
Ziegfeldiana
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Hank Brunjes
Pierrot Ensemble
Prologue: Harlequinade
Bridegroom
The Coronation
Guest at the Ball
The Nightingale and the Rose
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Ronald Cecill
Pierrot Ensemble
Prologue: Harlequinade
Bridegroom
The Coronation
Butler
My Cousin Who?
Guest at the Ball
The Nightingale and the Rose
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Dean Crane
Pierrot Ensemble
Prologue: Harlequinade
Witch Doctor
My Cousin Who?
The Student
The Nightingale and the Rose
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Imelda De Martin
Pierrette Ensemble
Prologue: Harlequinade
Train Bearer
Ziegfeldiana
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Dorothy Dushock
Pierrette Ensemble
Prologue: Harlequinade
Guest at the Ball
The Nightingale and the Rose
Train Bearer
Ziegfeldiana
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Jay Harnick
Bridegroom
The Coronation
Chorus
Don Brown's Body
The Man in the Box
La Loge
Sedan Chair Bearer
Harry Mimmo
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Colleen Hutchins
Queen
The Coronation
Chorus
Don Brown's Body
Guest at the Ball
The Nightingale and the Rose
The Spring Bride
Ziegfeldiana
Second Secretary
Cartoon
Dancer in "Hold 'Em Joe"
Larry Kert
Bridegroom
The Coronation
Chorus
Don Brown's Body
Sedan Chair Bearer
Harry Mimmo
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Bob Kole
Bridegroom
The Coronation
Chorus
Don Brown's Body
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Gerard Leavitt
Pierrot Ensemble
Prologue: Harlequinade
Bridegroom
The Coronation
The Prince
The Nightingale and the Rose
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Greb Lober
Pierrette Ensemble
Prologue: Harlequinade
Guest at the Ball
The Nightingale and the Rose
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Tina Louise
Queen
The Coronation
Chorus
Don Brown's Body
Guest at the Ball
The Nightingale and the Rose
Lady
Harry Mimmo
Ralph McWilliams
Pierrot Ensemble
Prologue: Harlequinade
Bridegroom
The Coronation
Butler
My Cousin Who?
Guest at the Ball
The Nightingale and the Rose
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Kay Medford
Sally Duprey
Don Brown's Body
Marmee
Hope You Come Back
First Secretary
Cartoon
Fifi
La Pistachio
Jacqueline Mickles
Queen
The Coronation
Chorus
Don Brown's Body
The Autumn Bride
Ziegfeldiana
Lady
Harry Mimmo
Illona Murai
Pierrette Ensemble
Prologue: Harlequinade
Louise
My Cousin Who?
Dancer in "Hold 'Em Joe"
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Margot Myers
Pierrette Ensemble
Prologue: Harlequinade
The Coquette
The Nightingale and the Rose
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Gwen Neilson
Pierrette Ensemble
Prologue: Harlequinade
Maid
My Cousin Who?
Guest at the Ball
The Nightingale and the Rose
Train Bearer
Ziegfeldiana
George Reeder
Bridegroom
The Coronation
Chorus
Don Brown's Body
Guest at the Ball
The Nightingale and the Rose
Dancer in "Hold 'Em Joe"
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Siri
Chorus
Don Brown's Body
Guest at the Ball
The Nightingale and the Rose
The Summer Bride
Ziegfeldiana
Gloria Smith
Pierrette Ensemble
Prologue: Harlequinade
Guest at the Ball
The Nightingale and the Rose
Dancer in "Hold 'Em Joe"
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Millard Thomas
Guitarist for "Mark Twain"
Kenneth Urmston
Butler
My Cousin Who?
Singer in "Tin Pan Alley"
Monique Van Vooren
Queen
The Coronation
Chorus
Don Brown's Body
Guest at the Ball
The Nightingale and the Rose
The Winter Bride
Ziegfeldiana
Lady
Harry Mimmo
Dancer in "Hold 'Em Joe"
Toni Wheelis
Maid
My Cousin Who?
Understudies: Imelda De Martin (Beth, Columbine, The Bouquet, The Nightingale), Kenneth Harvey (Cornelius, David, Laurie, Mrs. B, The Butler), Larry Kert (Dancer, Harlequin, Man, Singer, The Pierrot of 1953, The Song Plugger), Gwen Neilson (Dancer, Jo, Singer, The Pierrette of 1953), Alice Pearce (Amy, Bobo, Miss Reingold, Mrs. A, Singer, The Cellist, The Lady) and Toni Wheelis (Dancer, Jo, Singer, The Pierrette of 1953)
Theatre World
winner 1954 Award [recipient]
Orson Bean
winner 1954 Award [recipient]
Harry Belafonte
Tony Award®
winner 1954 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Harry Belafonte
music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1
Harlequinade
Queen for a Day
You're So Much a Part of Me
I Dare to Dream
(music by Michael Grace and Carl Tucker; lyrics by Sammy Gallup)
The Cello
(music by Charles Zwar; lyrics by Leslie Julian Jones)
Mark Twain
(music by Harry Belafonte; lyrics by Harry Belafonte)
Nightingale, Bring Me a Rose
(music by Henry Sullivan; lyrics by John Murray Anderson)
My Love Is A Wanderer
(music by Bart Howard; lyrics by Bart Howard)
Tin Pan Alley
(music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Joseph McCarthy)
Mammy Songs
(music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Joseph McCarthy)
Rhythm Songs
(music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Joseph McCarthy)
Torch Songs
(music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Joseph McCarthy)
Patriotic Songs
(music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Joseph McCarthy)
Merry Little Minuet
(music by Sheldon Harnick; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick)
Hope You Come Back
ACT 2
If Every Month Were June
(music by Henry Sullivan; lyrics by John Murray Anderson)
Which Witch
(music by Charles Zwar; lyrics by Alan Melville)
Fini
Acorn in the Meadow
When Am I Going to Meet Your Mother?
Hold 'Em Joe
(music by Harry Belafonte; lyrics by Harry Belafonte)
The Earth and Sky
(music by John Rox; lyrics by John Rox)