MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
May 05, 1955
Closing Date
Oct 12, 1957
Performances
1,019
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
46th Street Theatre
(May 05, 1955 - May 04, 1957)
Adelphi Theatre
(May 06, 1957 - Oct 12, 1957)

Setting
Washington, D.C., some time in the future.

Produced by Frederick Brisson, Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince; Produced in association with Albert B. Taylor
Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop; From the novel "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant" by Douglass Wallop; Dance arrangements by Roger Adams; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Musical Director: Hal Hastings
Directed by George Abbott; Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Bob Fosse
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by William and Jean Eckart; Sound Design by Harry Green; Assistant to the Designer (Scenery): Klaus Holm; Assistant to the Designer (Costumes): Hazel Roy
General Manager: Carl Fisher; Company Manager: Richard Horner
Stage Manager: Robert Evans, James Hammerstein and Fred Hearn; Technical Advisor on Fabrics: William Winokur
Music Contractor: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Howard Newman and Reuben Rabinovitch; Casting: Judith Abbott and Betty Wharton; Electrician: Harry Green; Asst. to the Choreographer: Zoya Leporska; Master Carpenter: Fred Feller
Joe Hardy
Lola
May 05, 1955 - Nov 24, 1956
Applegate
Gloria Thorpe
Meg Boyd
Singer
Van Buren
Singer
Dancer
Child
Teen-Ager
 
Singer
Dancer
Dancer
Singer
Dancer
Singer
 
Commissioner
 
Singer
Miss Weston
 
Singer
Dancer
Dancer
Singer
Dancer
Henry
 
Dancer
 
Postmaster
 
Singer
Singer
Guard
 
Dancer
Dancer
Sohovik
 
Dancer
Joe Boyd
Sister
May 05, 1955 - Sep 04, 1956
Singer
Dancer
Understudies: Fred Bryan (Joe Boyd), Betty Carr (Lola), Robert Evans (Sohovik), Nathaniel Frey (Applegate), Janet Hayes (Meg Boyd), Janie Janvier (Doris), William Joyce (Smokey), Joan Keenan (Sister), Al Lanti (Van Buren), Albert Linville (Welch), Susan Lovell (Gloria Thorpe), Ralph Lowe (Joe Hardy) and Ralph Strane (Rocky)

46th Street Theatre (May 05, 1955 - May 04, 1957)

Hair Styling for Miss Verdon: Ronald De Mann
Stage Manager: Dan Sattler

Cast

Sheila Bond
During Gwen Verdon's vacation
Lola
Jun 04, 1956 - Jun 16, 1956
Lola
Nov 26, 1956 - Jun 15, 1957
Applegate
Rocky
Dancer
Van Buren
Rocky

Adelphi Theatre (May 06, 1957 - Oct 12, 1957)

Cast

Lola
Jun 17, 1957 - ?
Gloria Thorpe
Vernon
 
Postmaster
Henry
Sohovik
Smokey
Sister
Understudy: Devra Korwin (Lola)
music by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler; lyrics by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler
Act 1
Sung By
Six Months Out of Every Year
Meg Boyd, Joe Boyd, Baseball Fans and Baseball Widows
Goodbye, Old Girl
Joe Boyd and Joe Hardy
Heart
Van Buren, Rocky, Smokey and Vernon
Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, Mo.
Gloria Thorpe and Baseball Players
A Man Doesn't Know
Joe Hardy
A Little Brains, A Little Talent
Lola
A Man Doesn't Know (Reprise)
Joe Hardy and Meg Boyd
Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets)
Lola
Not Meg
Applegate and Gossips
Who's Got the Pain? (Song and Dance)
Lola and Sohovik
The American League
The Downtown Fan Club
Act 2
Sung By
The Game
Rocky, Smokey and Baseball Players
Heart (Reprise)
Sister, Children and Singer
Near To You
Joe Hardy and Meg Boyd
Those Were the Good Old Days
Applegate
Two Lost Souls
Lola, Joe Hardy, Guys and Dolls
A Man Doesn't Know (Reprise)
Meg Boyd and Joe Boyd

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1956 Winner
Book by Douglass Wallop and George Abbott
Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Produced by Frederick Brisson, Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince; Produced in association with Albert B. Taylor

Best Actor in a Musical

1956 Winner
Ray Walston
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1956 Nominee
Stephen Douglass

Best Actress in a Musical

1956 Winner
Gwen Verdon

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1956 Winner
Russ Brown
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1956 Nominee
Rae Allen

Best Choreography

1956 Winner
Choreographed by Bob Fosse

Conductor and Musical Director

1956 Winner
Musical Director: Hal Hastings

Stage Technician

1956 Winner
Electrician: Harry Green
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