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The Desert Song   

 
Casino Theatre , (11/30/1926 - circa. 10/1927)
Century Theatre , (10/10/1927 - circa. 11/1927)
Imperial Theatre , (11/02/1927 - 1/07/1928)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Nov 30, 1926   
Closing Date:Jan 07, 1928 Total Performances:471

Category: Musical, Operetta, Original, Broadway
Description: An operetta in two acts
Setting: Northern Africa.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by J. J. Shubert; Theatre Leased by Shubert Theatre Corporation (Lee and J. J. Shubert, Directors)
Produced by Laurence Schwab and Frank Mandel
Music by Sigmund Romberg; Book by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel; Musical Director: Hilding Anderson and Oscar Bradley; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Otto Harbach; Featuring songs with lyrics by Edward Smith
Book directed by Arthur Hurley; Musical Numbers Staged by Robert Connelly
Scenic Design by Woodman Thompson; Modern costumes designed by Vyvyan Donner; Costume Design by Mark Mooring
General Manager: Charles L. Hertzman; Company Manager: Roy Seibert
Stage Manager: O. J. Vanasse; Assistant Stage Mgr: Talbot Vaughn
Press Representative: Milton Raison
Cast
Tatiana Amazar Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Florence Baker Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Albert Baron Sergeant La Vergne
Helen Bourne Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Nellie Breen Susan
General Birabeau's ward
Nat Broffman Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Eddie Buzzell Benjamin Kidd
Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald
Marion Case French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Rachel May Clark Neri
Edna Coates French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Albert Coiner Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Morton Croswell Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Glen Dale Captain Paul Fontaine
John Daly Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Charles Davis Sergeant DuBassac
Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Bobbe Decker French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Native Dancer
Betty DeFest French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Jack Edwards Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
William Ehlers Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Vance Elliott Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Edmund Elton General Birabeau
Governor of a French Moroccan Province
Lyle Evans Ali Ben Ali
Caid of a Riff Tribe
B. Flack Servant of Birabeau
Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Grace Fleming French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Native Dancer
Peter Flomp Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Beatrice Fox French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
William D. Galpen Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Nathan Goodman Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Blanche Granby French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Native Dancer
Alan H. Green Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Robert Halliday Pierre Birabeau
General Birabeau's son
John Hammond Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Eileen Hargraves Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
E.A. Harker Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Soldier of Ali
Betty Holmes Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Kathlyn Huss Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Margaret Irving Clementina
a Spanish "lady"
Jack Kiernan Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Soldier of Ali
Armand King Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Gladys Lake French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Elmira Lane Ethel
Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Dorothy Lee Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
John Lister Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Betty Lomax French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Ethel Lorraine French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
June Lovewell Native Dancer
French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Maude Lydiate French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Robey Lyle Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Mildred Mann Native Dancer
French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Charles Mantia Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Soldier of Ali
Gertrude McKinley Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Earle Mitchell Hassi
Charles Morgan Hadji
Gertrude Napp French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Native Dancer
Z. Norman Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Patricia O'Connell Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
William O'Neal Sid El Kar
the Red Shadow's Lieutenant
Valerie Petrie French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Cornelius Pichler Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Elmer Pichler Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Pearl Regay Azuri
Clementine Rigeau Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Victor Rosales Servant of Birabeau
Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Rowena Scott Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Winifred Seale French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Native Dancer
Vivienne Segal Margot Vonvalet
Helen Shepard French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Morris Siegel Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Philip Snyder Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Soldier of Ali
Jack Spiegel Soldier of Ali
Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
George St. John Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
John Stanley Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Hilda Steiner Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Miriam Stockton Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Audree Van Lieu French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
O. J. Vanasse Mindar
Talbot Vaughn Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Bernice Walder French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Harold Westcott Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Almajane Wilday Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Raymond Winfield Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
music by Sigmund Romberg; lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
High on a Hill
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant) and Riffs
The Riff Song
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Red Shadow, Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant) and Riffs
Margot
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Captain Paul Fontaine and Soldiers
I'll Be a Buoyant Girl
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Susan (General Birabeau's ward)
Why Did We Marry Soldiers?
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Soldiers' Wives
French Military Marching Song
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Vonvalet and Ensemble
Romance
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Vonvalet and Soldiers' Wives
Then You Will Know
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son) and Margot Vonvalet
I Want a Kiss
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Captain Paul Fontaine, Margot Vonvalet, Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son) and Ensemble
It
(lyrics by Edward Smith)
Benjamin Kidd (Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald), Susan (General Birabeau's ward) and Girls
The Desert Song
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son) and Margot Vonvalet
ACT 2Sung By
My Little Castagnette
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Clementina (a Spanish "lady") and Girls
Song of the Brass Key
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Clementina (a Spanish "lady") and Girls
One Good Boy Gone Wrong
(lyrics by Edward Smith)
Benjamin Kidd (Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald) and Clementina (a Spanish "lady")
Eastern and Western Love
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Let Love Go
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Ali Ben Ali (Caid of a Riff Tribe) and Men
One Flower in Your Garden
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Sid El Kar (the Red Shadow's Lieutenant) and Men
One Alone Pierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son) and Men
The Sabre Song Margot Vonvalet
Farewell Riffs
All Hail to the General Margot Vonvalet, Captain Paul Fontaine, General Birabeau (Governor of a French Moroccan Province) and Girls
Let's Have a Love Affair Benjamin Kidd (Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald), Susan (General Birabeau's ward) and Girls