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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 AmazarSoldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Florence BakerSoldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Albert BaronSergeant La Vergne
Helen BourneSoldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Nellie BreenSusan
General Birabeau's ward
Nat BroffmanSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Eddie BuzzellBenjamin Kidd
Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald
Marion CaseFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Rachel May ClarkNeri
Edna CoatesFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Albert CoinerSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Morton CroswellSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Glen DaleCaptain Paul Fontaine
John DalySoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Charles DavisSergeant DuBassac
Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Bobbe DeckerFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Native Dancer
Betty DeFestFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Jack EdwardsSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
William EhlersSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Vance ElliottSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Edmund EltonGeneral Birabeau
Governor of a French Moroccan Province
Lyle EvansAli Ben Ali
Caid of a Riff Tribe
B. FlackServant of Birabeau
Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Grace FlemingFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Native Dancer
Peter FlompSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Beatrice FoxFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
William D. GalpenSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Nathan GoodmanSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Blanche GranbyFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Native Dancer
Alan H. GreenSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Robert HallidayPierre Birabeau
General Birabeau's son
John HammondSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Eileen HargravesSoldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
E.A. HarkerSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Soldier of Ali
Betty HolmesSoldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Kathlyn HussSoldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Margaret IrvingClementina
a Spanish "lady"
Jack KiernanSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Soldier of Ali
Armand KingSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Gladys LakeFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Elmira LaneEthel
Soldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Dorothy LeeSoldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
John ListerSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Betty LomaxFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Ethel LorraineFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
June LovewellNative Dancer
French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Maude LydiateFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Robey LyleSoldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Mildred MannNative Dancer
French Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Charles MantiaSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Soldier of Ali
Gertrude McKinleySoldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Earle MitchellHassi
Charles MorganHadji
Gertrude NappFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Native Dancer
Z. NormanSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Patricia O'ConnellSoldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
William O'NealSid El Kar
the Red Shadow's Lieutenant
Valerie PetrieFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Cornelius PichlerSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Elmer PichlerSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Pearl RegayAzuri
Clementine RigeauSoldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Victor RosalesServant of Birabeau
Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Rowena ScottSoldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Winifred SealeFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Native Dancer
Vivienne SegalMargot Bonvalet
Helen ShepardFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Morris SiegelSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Philip SnyderSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Soldier of Ali
Jack SpiegelSoldier of Ali
Soldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
George St. JohnSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
John StanleySoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Hilda SteinerSoldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Miriam StocktonSoldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Audree Van LieuFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
O. J. VanasseMindar
Talbot VaughnSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Bernice WalderFrench Girl/Spanish Cabaret Girl
Harold WestcottSoldier of the French Legion/Member of the Red Shadow's Band
Almajane WildaySoldier's Wife/Lady of the Brass Key
Raymond WinfieldSoldier 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 1 Sung 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 Bonvalet and Ensemble
Romance
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Margot Bonvalet 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 Bonvalet
I Want a Kiss
(lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel)
Captain Paul Fontaine, Margot Bonvalet, 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 Bonvalet
ACT 2 Sung 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 AlonePierre Birabeau (General Birabeau's son) and Men
The Sabre SongMargot Bonvalet
FarewellRiffs
All Hail to the GeneralMargot Bonvalet, Captain Paul Fontaine, General Birabeau (Governor of a French Moroccan Province) and Girls
Let's Have a Love AffairBenjamin Kidd (Society Correspondent of the Paris Herald), Susan (General Birabeau's ward) and Girls