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Murder at the Vanities   

 
New Amsterdam Theatre, (9/12/1933 - 11/1933)
Majestic Theatre, (11/06/1933 - 3/10/1934)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Sep 12, 1933    
Closing Date: Mar 10, 1934 Total Performances: 207

Category: Musical, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: The entire action of the play takes place between the finale of the Saturday matinee and the finale



Production Staff
Produced by Earl Carroll
Book by Earl Carroll and Rufus King; Additional dialogue by Eugene Conrad; Lyrics by Edward Heyman; Additional lyrics by Ned Washington, Paul Francis Webster and Herman Hupfeld; Music by Richard Meyers; Additional music by Victor Young, John J. Loeb, Herman Hupfeld and John W. Green; Musical Director: Ray Kavanaugh; Music orchestrated by Edward Powell and Hans Spialek
Entire production directed by Earl Carroll; Dialogue staged by Burk Symon; Dances by Chester Hale; Additional dance arrangements by Ned McGurn
Scenery projections by Max Teuber; Costume Design by Brymer
Cast
James RennieInspector Ellory
Homicide Squad
Sybil AaronsThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Janet AbbottThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ednamay AdairThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Jean AdairMadame Tanqueray
Wardrobe Mistress
Wiley AdamsFred
a Police Officer
Ernestine AndersonThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Renee ArmourThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Charles AshleyCharles
The Stage Manager
Olga BaklanovaSonya Sonya
William BalfourNoomhouse
Night Watchman
DeDon BlumierThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Mickey BraatzDoris
a Dancer
Eileen BurnsScrubwoman
Marion CallahanThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Earl Carroll
Cameo appearance (his only time on stage as an actor)

Eunice ColemanThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Amby CostelloCornish
Police Chauffeur
James CoughlinFred Bernie
the Electrician
Robert CummingsJack Purdy
Carpenter
Sylvia CurryThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Dorothy DawesThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Nancy DolanThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Patsy DrewThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Lew EckelsMr. Kerrick
Assistant District Attorney
Caja EricThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Muriel EvansThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
William FayBiggers
Day Doorman
Betty FrenchThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Paul GerrishThe Skater
Dolores GrantThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Flo HarrisThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Patricia HaywardThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ruth HillardThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Billy HouseWalter Buck
Assistant Stage Manager
Charles G. JohnsonGreeves
an Ambulance Driver
Joyce JohnsonThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Constance JordanThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Elise JoyceThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Marie KahrkahnThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Evelyn KellyThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Irene KellyThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Alice KerwinThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Frank KingdonMr. Martin
the General Manager
Evelyn KnappThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ben LacklandBilly Slade
Al LeeA Bostonian
Sari LeoneThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ben LewisMack
a Police Officer
Lewis & VanThe Dancers
Bela LugosiSiebenkase
Mackie & LavallieThe Blottos
Helen MadisonThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Francis X. MahoneyTom
Assistant Property Man
June MahrThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ruth MannThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Adeline MartinThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ruth MillerThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Woods MillerWoods Miller
Villi MilliVila
a Vanities Girl
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Pauline MooreLiane Ware
a Vanities Girl
Kay MurphyThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Martha MurrayThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Alice NelsonThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Hazel NevinThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Gay OrlovaThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Anita PattersonThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Dorothy PlantThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Martha PryorMrs. Foreman
Assistant Wardrobe Mistress
Helena RapportScrubwoman
Naomi RayMiss Jones
Police Department
F. RaymondWilliams
a Police Officer
June RaymondThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Lorna RodeThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Elsie RossiElsie
a Vanities Girl
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ann RotheyThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Alma SaundersThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Leone SedalleThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Marion SemlerThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Samuel ShawAnother Bostonian
Phil M. SheridanWinchester
an Actor
Laurie ShevlinThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Lisa SilbertHulda
Sonya's Maid
Francine SinclaireThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Anya TarandaThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Walker ThorntonOfficer Johnson
Edwin VickeryMoore
Property Man
Una VilonUna Vilon
Emily Von HovenThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Beryl WallaceHope Carol
a Vanities Girl
Ferne WardThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Marie WarrenThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Al WebsterManger
Homicide Squad
Joan WebsterThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Barbara WinchesterScrubwoman
Evelyn WittThe Most Beautiful Girls in the World
music by Richard Myers; lyrics by Edward Heyman
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
We're Going to Be DramaticGirls
Sweet Madness
(music by Victor Young; lyrics by Ned Washington)
Woods Miller
Virgins Wrapped in Cellophane
(music by John J. Loeb; lyrics by Paul Francis Webster)
Girls
You Love MeSonya Sonya
FansGirls
Me For You ForeverWoods Miller
ACT 2 Sung By
Who Committed the MurderHope Carol (a Vanities Girl) and Girls
Savage Serenade
(music by Herman Hupfeld; lyrics by Herman Hupfeld)
Una Vilon and Girls