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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 Rennie Inspector Ellory
Homicide Squad
Sybil Aarons The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Janet Abbott The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ednamay Adair The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Jean Adair Madame Tanqueray
Wardrobe Mistress
Wiley Adams Fred
a Police Officer
Ernestine Anderson The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Renee Armour The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Charles Ashley Charles
The Stage Manager
Olga Baklanova Sonya Sonya
William Balfour Noomhouse
Night Watchman
DeDon Blumier The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Mickey Braatz Doris
a Dancer
Eileen Burns Scrubwoman
Marion Callahan The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Earl Carroll
Cameo appearance (his only time on stage as an actor)
Eunice Coleman The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Amby Costello Cornish
Police Chauffeur
James Coughlin Fred Bernie
the Electrician
Robert Cummings Jack Purdy
Carpenter
Sylvia Curry The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Dorothy Dawes The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Nancy Dolan The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Patsy Drew The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Lew Eckels Mr. Kerrick
Assistant District Attorney
Caja Eric The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Muriel Evans The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
William Fay Biggers
Day Doorman
Betty French The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Paul Gerrish The Skater
Dolores Grant The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Flo Harris The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Patricia Hayward The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ruth Hillard The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Billy House Walter Buck
Assistant Stage Manager
Charles G. Johnson Greeves
an Ambulance Driver
Joyce Johnson The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Constance Jordan The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Elise Joyce The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Marie Kahrkahn The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Evelyn Kelly The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Irene Kelly The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Alice Kerwin The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Frank Kingdon Mr. Martin
the General Manager
Evelyn Knapp The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ben Lackland Billy Slade
Al Lee A Bostonian
Sari Leone The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ben Lewis Mack
a Police Officer
Lewis & Van The Dancers
Bela Lugosi Siebenkase
Mackie & Lavallie The Blottos
Helen Madison The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Francis X. Mahoney Tom
Assistant Property Man
June Mahr The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ruth Mann The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Adeline Martin The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ruth Miller The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Woods Miller Woods Miller
Villi Milli Vila
a Vanities Girl
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Pauline Moore Liane Ware
a Vanities Girl
Kay Murphy The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Martha Murray The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Alice Nelson The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Hazel Nevin The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Gay Orlova The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Anita Patterson The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Dorothy Plant The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Martha Pryor Mrs. Foreman
Assistant Wardrobe Mistress
Helena Rapport Scrubwoman
Naomi Ray Miss Jones
Police Department
F. Raymond Williams
a Police Officer
June Raymond The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Lorna Rode The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Elsie Rossi Elsie
a Vanities Girl
The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Ann Rothey The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Alma Saunders The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Leone Sedalle The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Marion Semler The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Samuel Shaw Another Bostonian
Phil M. Sheridan Winchester
an Actor
Laurie Shevlin The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Lisa Silbert Hulda
Sonya's Maid
Francine Sinclaire The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Anya Taranda The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Walker Thornton Officer Johnson
Edwin Vickery Moore
Property Man
Una Vilon Una Vilon
Emily Von Hoven The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Beryl Wallace Hope Carol
a Vanities Girl
Ferne Ward The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Marie Warren The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Al Webster Manger
Homicide Squad
Joan Webster The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
Barbara Winchester Scrubwoman
Evelyn Witt The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
music by Richard Myers; lyrics by Edward Heyman
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
We're Going to Be Dramatic Girls
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 Me Sonya Sonya
Fans Girls
Me For You Forever Woods Miller
ACT 2Sung By
Who Committed the Murder Hope Carol (a Vanities Girl) and Girls
Savage Serenade
(music by Herman Hupfeld; lyrics by Herman Hupfeld)
Una Vilon and Girls