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What Makes Sammy Run?   

54th Street Theatre, (2/27/1964 - 6/12/1965)
First Preview: Feb 25, 1964 Total Previews: 3
Opening Date: Feb 27, 1964    
Closing Date: Jun 12, 1965 Total Performances: 540

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts.
Setting: New York and Hollywood. A generation ago.

Production Staff [See More]
Produced by Joseph Cates and Cates Brothers; Produced in association with Beresford Productions, Ltd.
Book by Budd Schulberg and Stuart Schulberg; Music by Ervin M. Drake; Lyrics by Ervin M. Drake; Based on the novel by Budd Schulberg; Musical Director: Lehman Engel; Vocal arrangements by Lehman Engel; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Dance arrangements by Arnold Goland
Directed by Abe Burrows; Musical Staging by Matt Mattox
Scenic Design by Herbert Senn and Helen Pond; Costume Design by Noel Taylor; Lighting Design by Herbert Senn and Helen Pond
Company Manager: Leonard Mulhern
Stage Manager: Robert Maxwell; Production Manager: George Thorn; Production Supervisor: Robert Weiner
Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek; Supervising Copyist: Mathilde Pincus
Advertising: Blaine-Thompson; Press Representative: Gertrude Kirschner and Violet Welles
Diaan Ainslee
Dancing Ensemble
Robert Alda
Al Manhaim
Darrell J. Askey
Singing Ensemble
Mace Barrett
Seymour Glick
Jean L. Blanchard
Dancing Ensemble
Lillian Bozinoff
Singing Ensemble
Nancy Carnegie
Dancing Ensemble
George Coe
Julian Blumberg
Natalie Costa
Singing Ensemble
Graciela Daniele
Rita Rio
John Dorrin
Singing Ensemble
Richard France
Tracy Clark
Arny Freeman
Sidney Fineman
Barbara Gine
Dancing Ensemble
Marco Gomez
Dancing Ensemble
Lavinia Hamilton
Dancing Ensemble
Judith Hastings
Singing Ensemble
Buck Heller
Dancing Ensemble
Nat Horne
Dancing Ensemble
Sally Ann Howes
Kit Sargent
Walter Klavun
H.L Harrington
Jack Kresy
Dancing Ensemble
Steve Lawrence
Sammy Glick
Bernice Massi
Laurette Harrington
Bob Maxwell
Technical Advisor
Edward McNally
Lucky Dugan
Barry Newman
Sheik Orsini
Bella Shalom
Dancing Ensemble
Jamie Simmons
Singing Ensemble
Ralph Stantley
Richard Terry
Singing Ensemble
Maralyn Thoma
Dancing Ensemble
Ralph Vucci
Singing Ensemble
Swings: Lynn Gremmler and Doug Spingler
Standby: Mace Barrett (Al Manhaim), Richard France (Sammy Glick) and Judith Hastings (Kit Sargent)
Understudies: Barbara Andrews (Rita Rio), Natalie Costa (Laurette Harrington), Warren Galjour (Lucky Dugan), Grant Lashley (Tracy Clark), Edward McNally (O'Brien), Dom Salinaro (Sheik Orsini), Ralph Stantley (H.L Harrington, Sidney Fineman), Richard Terry (Seymour Glick) and Richard Via (Julian Blumberg)
Tony Award®
1964 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Steve Lawrence
1964 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Lehman Engel
music by Ervin M. Drake; lyrics by Ervin M. Drake
ACT 1 Sung By
A New Pair of Shoes Sammy Glick, Al Manhaim and Ensemble
You Help Me Sammy Glick and Al Manhaim
A Tender Spot Kit Sargent
Lites--Camera--Platitude Sammy Glick, Kit Sargent and Al Manhaim
My Hometown Sammy Glick
Monsoon Rita Rio, Tracy Clark and Ensemble
I See Something Laurette Harrington and Sammy Glick
Maybe Some Other Time Kit Sargent and Al Manhaim
You Can Trust Me Sammy Glick
A Room Without Windows Kit Sargent and Sammy Glick
Kiss Me No Kisses Kit Sargent and Sammy Glick
ACT 2 Sung By
I Feel Humble Sammy Glick, Sheik Orsini and Ensemble
Something to Live For Kit Sargent
Paint a Rainbow Rita Rio, Tracy Clark and Ensemble
You're No Good Laurette Harrington and Sammy Glick
Something to Live For (Reprise) Al Manhaim
My Hometown (Reprise) Sammy Glick
The Friendliest Thing Laurette Harrington
Wedding of the Year Ensemble
Some Days Everything Goes Wrong Sammy Glick