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The Show is On   

 
Winter Garden Theatre , (12/25/1936 - 7/17/1937)
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Opening Date:Dec 25, 1936   
Closing Date:Jul 17, 1937 Total Performances:236

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Description: A revue in two acts


Production Staff
Produced by Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.)
Sketches by David Freedman; "Mr. Gielgud Passes By" by Moss Hart; Music mostly by Vernon Duke; Lyrics mostly by Ted Fetter; Additional music by Hoagy Carmichael, Arthur Schwartz, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Herman Hupfeld, Will Irwin and Richard Rodgers; Additional lyrics by Stanley Adams, Howard Dietz, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg, Herman Hupfeld, Norman Zeno and Lorenz Hart; Music orchestrated by Gordon Jenkins; Additional orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett and Hans Spialek
Staged by Vincente Minnelli; Conceived by Vincente Minnelli; Sketches directed by Edward Clarke Lilley; Choreographed by Robert Alton; "Casanova" choreographed by Harry Losee
Production Design by Vincente Minnelli
Conducted by Gordon Jenkins
Cast
Marion Allen Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Vera Allen Desdemona
Prologue
Sybil Hutchins
Titania
Niesa
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Mrs. Smith
Box Office
Tatiana
Tovarich
Aunt Ophelia
Cakewalk
Supporting Cast
The Reading of the Play
Gene Ashley "Josephine Waters" Performer
Gracie Barrie "The Show is On" Performer
"Now" Performer
"Casanova" Performer
"Long As You've Got Your Health" Performer
Eliza
Cakewalk
"By Strauss" Performer
"The Show Goes On" Performer
Hazel Boffinger The Broth
Prologue
Page Girl
Buy Yourself a Balloon
Supporting Cast
The Reading of the Play
Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Kenneth Bostock Casanova's Major Domo
Casanova
Roy Campbell's Continentals The Angels of the Show
Prologue
"Parade Night" Performer
Mary Ann Carr The Grand Duchess
Casanova
Marie Carroll Juliet
Prologue
Fanny
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Mrs. Jackson
Tovarich
Supporting Cast
The Reading of the Play
Andre Charise The Grand Duke
Casanova
Simon Legree
Cakewalk
Pierre
The Reading of the Play
Dorothy Daly Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Doris Donaldson The Spirit of '76
Burlesque
Helen Ecklund Third Girl
Burlesque
Hugh Ellsworth Casanova's Secretary
Casanova
Lawyer Marks
Cakewalk
Peggy Gallimore The Three Witches
Prologue
The Spirit of '76
Burlesque
Reginald Gardiner Shakespeare
Prologue
Prime Minister
Titania
Al Fleegle
(There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine)
John Gielgud
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
"Strawcuffsky" Performer
Flyde Twitch
The Reading of the Play
Mr. Higgins
Taxes! Taxes!
"Burlesque" Announcer
Paul Haakon "Now" Dancer
Casanova
Casanova
Pearl Harris The Three Witches
Prologue
Topsy
Cakewalk
Irene Kelly Madame Pompadour
Burlesque
Jerrie Koban Casanova's Mistress
Casanova
Second Girl
Burlesque
Bert Lahr Ronald Taylor
Titania
"Song of the Woodman" Performer
A Critic
Box Office
Mihael
Tovarich
"Woof" Performer
Bert Larrimore
Taxes! Taxes!
Putty Nose
Burlesque
"Epilogue" Performer
Jane Lane First Girl
Burlesque
Beatrice Lillie Go Go Benuti
(There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine)
Mrs. Slemp
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Treasurer
Box Office
"Buy Yourself a Balloon" Performer
Mlle. Leonore
The Reading of the Play
"Josephine Waters" Performer
A Strip Teaser
Burlesque
"Epilogue" Performer
Mitzi Mayfair "What Has He Got?" Performer
"Long as You've Got Your Health" Dancer
"By Strauss" Dancer
"Little Old Lady" Performer
Jack McCauley King Lear
Prologue
Gielgud's Manager
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Brooks Hall
Box Office
A Visitor
Tovarich
Armand
The Reading of the Play
The Straight Man
Burlesque
June McNulty The Three Witches
Prologue
Gertrude Medwin Queen Elizabeth
Burlesque
Jean Moorehead Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Marion Murray Cleopatra
Prologue
The Spirit of '76
Burlesque
Gifford Nash Brutus
Prologue
Irate Gentleman
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Fred Nay Uncle Tom
Cakewalk
"Josephine Waters" Performer
Mortimer O'Brien Gildenstern
Prologue
The Cardinal
Casanova
Warren Bruce
The Reading of the Play
Paul Owen Romeo
Prologue
Sir Walter Raleigh
Burlesque
Mary Phillips Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Mischa Pompianov Marc Antony
Prologue
Casanova's Valet
Casanova
"Josephine Waters" Performer
Ralph Riggs Shylock
Prologue
Gielgud's Valet
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Mr. Brentwood
Box Office
Mr. Jackson
Tovarich
Skeggs
Cakewalk
The Producer
The Reading of the Play
Crunch
Taxes! Taxes!
Major Domo
Burlesque
Harry Rogue Caesar's Ghost
Prologue
Polly Rose Maid
Prologue
Richard Satterfield Othello
Prologue
Robert Shafer "Now" Performer
"Parade Night" Performer
"By Strauss" Performer
Sherry Stuart Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Evelyn Thawl Ophelia
Prologue
"Now" Dancer
The Modern Girl
Casanova
Little Eva
Cakewalk
Williem Van Loon Rosencranz
Prologue
Stage Manager
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
The Doge of Venice
Casanova
Chloe
Cakewalk
Alphonse
The Reading of the Play
"Josephine Waters" Performer
Charles Walters "What Has He Got?" Performer
"Long as You've Got Your Health" Dancer
Malcolm St. Clair
Cakewalk
"Little Old Lady" Performer
Mildred Webb Casanova's Maid
Casanova
Duke Williams Fan Bearer
Prologue

ACT 1Sung By
Prologue
(music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics by Howard Dietz)
Ensemble
The Show Is On
(music by Hoagy Carmichael; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Now
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
(There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine)
(music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Lorenz Hart)
What Has He Got?
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Ensemble
Song of the Woodman
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
Casanova
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Long As You've Got Your Health
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and Norman Zeno)
Buy Yourself a Balloon
(music by Herman Hupfeld; lyrics by Herman Hupfeld)
Parade Night
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by Norman Zeno)
the Continentals
Cakewalk
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by Norman Zeno)
Ensemble
ACT 2Sung By
By Strauss
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
Woof
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by Norman Zeno)
Little Old Lady
(music by Hoagy Carmichael; lyrics by Stanley Adams)
Girls
Josephine Waters
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
The Show Is On (Reprise)
(music by Hoagy Carmichael; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Girls
Epilogue
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Entire Company