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Bells Are Ringing   

Shubert Theatre , (11/29/1956 - 12/13/1958)
Alvin Theatre , (12/15/1958 - 3/07/1959)
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Opening Date:Nov 29, 1956   
Closing Date:Mar 07, 1959 Total Performances:924

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts.
Setting: 1956. New York City.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization and Affiliated Theatre Building Co., Inc.
Produced by The Theatre Guild
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Music by Jule Styne; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett; Vocal arrangements and direction by Herbert Greene and Buster Davis; Dance arrangements by John Morris; Incidental music by John Morris
Directed by Jerome Robbins; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse
Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark
General Manager: Peter Davis
General Stage Manager: Charles Atkin; Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Production Supervisor: Jerome Whyte
Music Contractor: Sol Gusikoff; Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff
General Press Representative: Nat Dorfman; Press Representative: John L. Toohey and Max Gendel
Judy Holliday Ella Peterson
Sydney Chaplin Jeff Moss
Pam Abbott Singer
Frank Aletter Blake Barton
Doria Avila Dancer
Joanne Birks Singer
Dort Clark Inspector Barnes
Frank Derbas Dancer
Norma Doggett Olga
Phyllis Dorne Dancer
Don Emmons Dancer
Peter Gennaro Carl
Frank Green Charles Bessemer
Another Actor
Singer at Night Club
Eddie Heim Telephone Man
Master of Ceremonies
George S. Irving Larry Hastings
Patti Karr Dancer
Kasimir Kokich Other Man
Eddie Lawrence Sandor
Marc Leon Singer
Urylee Leonardos Singer
Jeannine Masterson Mrs. Mallet
David McDaniel Maitre D'Hotel
Paul Michael Singer
Frank Milton Ludwig Smiley
Barbara Newman Dancer
Tom O'Steen Joey
Julian Patrick Singer
John Perkins Man from Corvello Mob
Nancy Perkins Dancer
Ellen Ray Carol
Michelle Reiner Michelle
Marsha Rivers Dancer
Steve Roland Singer
Paul Arnold
Donna Sanders Madame Grimaldi
Jean Stapleton Sue
Willy Sumner Dancer
Ed Thompson Waiter
Beryl Towbin Dancer
Ben Vargas Dancer
Ann Wallace Dancer
Bernie West Dr. Kitchell
Jack Weston Francis
Pat Wilkes Gwynne
Billy Wilson Dancer
Gordon Woodburn Police Officer
Standby: Phyllis Newman (Ella Peterson)
Understudies: Frank Green (Paul Arnold), George S. Irving (Sandor), Hal Linden (Jeff Moss), Jeannine Masterson (Olga), David McDaniel (Blake Barton), Frank Milton (Dr. Kitchell), Marge Redmond (Ella Peterson), Michelle Reiner (Sue), Steve Roland (Larry Hastings, Ludwig Smiley, Man from Corvello Mob, Voice in Advertisement), Willy Sumner (Francis), Beryl Towbin (Carol, Gwynne), Ben Vargas (Carl) and Gordon Woodburn (Inspector Barnes)
Theatre World
nominee 1957 Award [recipient]
Sydney Chaplin
Tony Award®
 1957 Best Musical [nominee]
Lyrics by Betty Comden
winner 1957 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Judy Holliday
winner 1957 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Sydney Chaplin
music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
ACT 1Sung By
Bells Are Ringing Company
It's a Perfect Relationship Ella Peterson
On My Own Jeff Moss and Ensemble
You've Got To Do It Jeff Moss
It's A Simple Little System Sandor and Ensemble
Is It a Crime? Ella Peterson
Hello, Hello There! Ella Peterson, Jeff Moss and Ensemble
I Met a Girl Jeff Moss and Ensemble
Long Before I Knew You Ella Peterson and Jeff Moss
ACT 2Sung By
Mu-Cha-Cha Carl and Ella Peterson
Just in Time Jeff Moss, Ella Peterson and Ensemble
Drop That Name Ella Peterson and Ensemble
The Party's Over Ella Peterson
Salzberg Sue and Sandor
The Midas Touch Singer, Boys and Girls
Long Before I Knew You (Reprise)Jeff Moss
I'm Going Back Ella Peterson
Finale Company