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Shinbone Alley   

Broadway Theatre, (4/13/1957 - 5/25/1957)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Apr 13, 1957    
Closing Date: May 25, 1957 Total Performances: 49

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Shinbone Alley and its Environs.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Peter Lawrence
Book by Joe Darion and Mel Brooks; Based on the "archie and mehitabel" stories by Don Marquis; Music by George Kleinsinger; Lyrics by Joe Darion; Music and Choral Direction by Maurice Levine; Music orchestrated by George Kleinsinger; Additional orchestrations by Irwin Kostal; Additional Musical Routines by John Morris
Production Supervised by Sawyer Falk; Choreographed by Joe Alexander and Rod Alexander
Production Design by Eldon Elder; Costume Design by Motley; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Hair Design by Ernest Adler
General Manager: Elias Goldin
Production Stage Manager: Morty Halpern; Stage Manager: Julian Barry and Gilbert Cates
Music Materials under supervision of Arnold Arnstein; Orchestra Manager: Morris Stonzek
Production Associate: Jerry Leider; Press Representative: George Ross; Press Associate: Madi Blitzstein; Advertising: Ingram Ash
Cast
Eddie Bracken
archy
Eartha Kitt
mehitabel
Jacques d'Amboise
Frankie
Dancer
Gwen Harmon
Jail Crony
Edie
Lady Bug
Singer
George S. Irving
Big Bill
Allegra Kent
Penny
Dancer
Ross Martin
Broadway
Erik Rhodes
Tyone T. Tattersal
Dorothy Aull
Ricky
Lady Bug
Singer
Julian Barry
Voice of Newspaperman
Cathryn Damon
Jail Crony
Rusty
Dancer
Jack Eddleman
Harry
Singer
Don Farnworth
Fighting Dog
Dancer
Gene Gavin
Fighting Dog
Dancer
Carolyn George
Dancer
Harold E. Gordon
Fighting Dog
Dancer
Reri Grist
Phyllis
Singer
Carmen Gutierrez
Jail Crony
Gladys
Dancer
Buzz Halliday
Jail Crony
Lady Bug
Singer
Lillian Hayman
Mother
Singer
Moses LaMarr
Butch
Singer
Bruce MacKay
Bartender
Singer
James Marley
"Copper"
Singer
Larry Montaigne
Blackie
Albert Popwell
Tall Cat
Dancer
Jack Rains
Singer
Nora Reho
Jail Crony
Dancer
Howard Roberts
Buzz
Singer
Dorothy Scott
Dancer
James Tarbutton
Tall Cat
Dancer
Elizabeth Taylor
Jail Crony
Dancer
Claude Thompson
Fighting Dog
Dancer
Elmarie Wendel
Jail Crony
Singer
Myrna White
Dancer
David Winters
Shorty
Dancer
Standby: Larry Montaigne, Tom Poston (archy) and Chita Rivera (mehitabel)
Tony Award®
1958 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Motley
music by George Kleinsinger; lyrics by Joe Darion
ACT 1 Sung By
What Do We Care? mehitabel and Singing and Dancing Ensemble
Toujours Gai mehitabel
Queer Little Insect mehitabel and reprised by archy
Big Bill Big Bill and Ladies of the Dancing Ensemble
True Romance mehitabel and Big Bill
The Lightning Bug Song archy
I gotta be Broadway and archy
Flotsam and Jetsam archy and mehitabel
Come to Mee-ow Tyone T. Tattersal
Suicide Song archy
Shinbone Alley Big Bill and Denizens of Shinbone Alley
ACT 2 Sung By
The Moth Song archy
A Woman Wouldn't Be a Woman mehitabel and Ensemble
The Lullaby mehitabel and the Singing Girls
What the Hell mehitabel
Pretty Kitty Singing Girls and mehitabel
Way Down Blues mehitabel
The Lady Bug Song Lady Bugs
Be a Pussycat mehitabel
Quiet Street archy
Toujours Gai (Reprise) archy, mehitabel and Ensemble