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Half a Sixpence   

Broadhurst Theatre, (4/25/1965 - 7/16/1966)
First Preview: Apr 15, 1965 Total Previews: 4
Opening Date: Apr 25, 1965    
Closing Date: Jul 16, 1966 Total Performances: 511

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Folkstone, England. The turn of the century.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Allen-Hodgdon, Inc., Stevens Productions, Inc. and Harold Fielding; Associate Producer: Jane C. Nussbaum
Book by Beverley Cross; Music by David Heneker; Lyrics by David Heneker; Based on "Kipps" by H. G. Wells; Musical Director: Stanley Lebowsky; Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis; Music orchestrated by Jim Tyler; Dance arrangements and orchestrations by Robert Prince; Opening ballet music composed by Robert Prince
Directed by Gene Saks; Choreographed by Onna White; Assistant Choreographer: Tom Panko
Scenic Design by Loudon Sainthill; Costume Design by Loudon Sainthill; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Costume Supervision: Jane Greenwood
General Manager: Victor Samrock; Company Manager: Ben Rosenberg
Production Stage Manager: Terence Little; Stage Manager: Ernest Austin; Assistant Stage Mgr: William Larsen
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Morris Stonzek
General Press Representative: Bill Doll & Company, Inc.; Press Representative: Robert Ganshaw, Midori Tsuji and Bob Ullman; Casting: Terry Fay; Dance Captain: Eleonore Treiber
Cast
Tommy Steele
Arthur Kipps
Sean Allan
Photographer
Singer
Norman Allen
Buggins
Diane Blair
Dancer
Sterling Clark
Boy Student
Dancer
John Cleese
Young Walshingham
Helen's brother
Fred Cline
2nd Reporter
Singer
Grover Dale
Pearce
Lynn Fields
Dancer
Robert Gorman
Photographer Asst.
Singer
James Grout
Chitterlow
Michele Hardy
Flo
Reby Howells
Emma
Rosanna Huffman
Girl Student
Singer
Polly James
Ann Pornick
Robert Karl
Dancer
Glenn Kezer
Singer
Reid Klein
1st Reporter
Singer
John Knapp
Singer
William Larsen
Carshot
Sally Lee
Victoria
Will Mackenzie
Sid Pornick
Mercer McLeod
Mr. Shalford
Constance Moffit
Singer
Max Norman
Singer
Carrie Nye
Helen Walsingham
Alan Peterson
Dancer
Louise Quick
Kate
Ann Rachel
Gwendolin
Singer
Sally Ransone
Dancer
Carol Richards
Singer
Trescott Ripley
Mrs. Botting
Ron Schwinn
Dancer
Ann Shoemaker
Mrs. Walsingham
Bill Stanton
Dancer
Eleonore Treiber
Laura
Understudies: Diane Blair (Emma, Kate), Sterling Clark (Pearce), Grover Dale (Arthur Kipps), Robert Gorman (Boy Student), Reby Howells (Ann Pornick, Flo), Robert Karl (Buggins), John Knapp (Carshot, Young Walshingham), William Larsen (Chitterlow, Mr. Shalford), Constance Moffit (Mrs. Botting), Sally Ransone (Laura, Victoria), Carol Richards (Girl Student), Trescott Ripley (Mrs. Walsingham), Ron Schwinn (Sid Pornick) and Eleonore Treiber (Helen Walsingham)
Tony Award®
1965 Best Musical [nominee]
Book by Beverley Cross; Music by David Heneker; Lyrics by David Heneker; Produced by Allen-Hodgdon, Inc., Stevens Productions, Inc. and Harold Fielding
1965 Best Composer and Lyricist [nominee]
Music by David Heneker; Lyrics by David Heneker
1965 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Tommy Steele
1965 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
James Grout
1965 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Carrie Nye
1965 Best Choreography [nominee]
Onna White
1965 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Gene Saks
1965 Best Producer of a Musical [nominee]
Allen-Hodgdon, Inc.
1965 Best Producer of a Musical [nominee]
Stevens Productions, Inc.
1965 Best Producer of a Musical [nominee]
Harold Fielding
1965 Best Author (Musical) [nominee]
Book by Beverley Cross

ACT 1 Sung By
All in The Cause of Economy Arthur Kipps, Sid Pornick, Buggins and Pearce
Half A Sixpence Arthur Kipps and Ann Pornick
Money to Burn Arthur Kipps, Laura and The Men
A Proper Gentleman Arthur Kipps, Sid Pornick, Buggins, Pearce and Shopgirls
She's Too Far Above Me Arthur Kipps
If The Rain's Got To Fall Arthur Kipps, Pearce, Sid Pornick, Buggins, Shopgirls, Singers and Dancers
The Old Military Canal Singers
ACT 2 Sung By
A Proper Gentleman (Reprise) Arthur Kipps, Mrs. Walsingham, Helen Walsingham, Mrs. Botting, Young Walshingham (Helen's brother) and Party Guests
Long Ago Arthur Kipps and Ann Pornick
Flash Bang Wallop Arthur Kipps, Ann Pornick, Chitterlow, Mr. Shalford, Pearce, Sid Pornick, Buggins, Shopgirls and Singers
I Know What I Am Ann Pornick
The Party's On The House Arthur Kipps, Pearce, Sid Pornick, Buggins, Shopgirls, Singers and Dancers
Half A Sixpence (Reprise) Arthur Kipps and Ann Pornick
All in The Cause of Economy (Reprise) Flo, Pearce, Sid Pornick and Buggins
Finale Entire Company