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Roberta   

 
New Amsterdam Theatre , (11/18/1933 - 7/21/1934)
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Opening Date:Nov 18, 1933   
Closing Date:Jul 21, 1934 Total Performances:295

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in a prologue and two acts
Setting: Fraternity House at Haverhill College, U.S.A.


Production Staff
Produced by Max Gordon
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Otto Harbach; from the novel "Gowns by Roberta" by Alice Duer Miller; Lyrics by Otto Harbach; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett; Musical Director: Victor Baravalle
Choreographed by Jose Limon; Uncredited Director: Hassard Short
Scenic Design by Clark Robinson; Gowns Designed by Madame Tafel; Furs Designed by Max Koch; Costume Design by Kiviette; Uncredited Lighting Design by Hassard Short
General Manager: Ben A. Boyar
Stage Manager: Frank Hall; Assistant Stage Mgr: George Djimos and William Torpey
Conducted by Max Meth
Press Representative: Howard S. Benedict
Cast
Barbara Adams Mannequin
Ray Adams California Collegian
Berenice Alaire Sidonie
the Presser
Leon Alton Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Michael Alvarez Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Dorothy Atkins Mannequin
Bob Barrett Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Elsie Behrens Debutante
Norma Butler Debutante
Sally Bynum Mannequin
California Collegians Huckleberry Haines' Orchestra
Phyllis Cameron Mannequin
Barbara Child Mannequin
Bobette Christine Angele
the Assistant
Florence Chumbecos Mannequin
Aida Conkey Debutante
Lola De Lille Mannequin
George Djimos The Singer at Cafe Russe
Bert Doughty Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Jack Douglas Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Rene Du Plessis California Collegian
Jane Evans Mrs. Teale
the Mother
Rose Gale Mannequin
Bob Gray Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Helen Gray Sophie Teale
the Debutante
Sydney Greenstreet Lord Henry Delves
the Friend of Roberta
William Hain Ladislaw
the Doorman
Bunny Hallow Debutante
Ruth Hamilton Mannequin
Vernon Hammer Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Buddy Hertelle Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Bob Hope Huckleberry Haines
the Crooner
Ed Jerome M. Leroux
the Solicitor
Edna Johnson Mannequin
Alan Jones California Collegian
Lillian Lamonte Mannequin
Dorothy Lane Debutante
Catherine Laughlin Mannequin
Fred MacMurray California Collegian
Raymond E. Middleton John Kent
the Fullback
Evelyn Monte Debutante
Herb Montei California Collegian
John Muccio Member of Alpha Beta Pi
George Murphy Billy Boyden
the Hoofer
Nayan Pearce Luella
the Model
John Peters Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Carole Renwick Debutante
Lyda Roberti Mme. Nunez
(Clementina Scharwenka), the Star Customer
Josephine Roberts Mannequin
Marion Ross Mme. Grandet
the Fitter
Jim Ryan Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Tania Sania Mannequin
Stanislaw Sarmatoff The Proprietor of Cafe Russe
Ruth Shaw Debutante
Gretchen Sherman The Buyer
Tamara Stephanie
The Manager of Roberta's
Fay Templeton Aunt Minnie
(Trade Name, Roberta), the Modiste
William Torpey The Bartender
Rosalie Trego Debutante
Mavis Walsh Marie
the Stylist
Sandra Walters Mannequin
Clara Waring Mannequin
Virginia Whitmore The Flower Girl
Mannequin
Barbara Williams Debutante
Lou Wood California Collegian
Neil Wood California Collegian
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Otto Harbach
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

Let's Begin Billy Boyden (the Hoofer) and Ensemble
Alpha, Beta, Pi Huckleberry Haines (the Crooner), Billy Boyden (the Hoofer), John Kent (the Fullback) and Ensemble
You're Devastating Huckleberry Haines (the Crooner)
Let's Begin (Reprise)Billy Boyden (the Hoofer), John Kent (the Fullback), Huckleberry Haines (the Crooner) and Male Ensemble
ACT 1Sung By
You're Devastating (Reprise)Stephanie (The Manager of Roberta's)
Yesterdays Aunt Minnie ((Trade Name, Roberta), the Modiste)
Something's Got to Happen Mme. Nunez ((Clementina Scharwenka), the Star Customer), Huckleberry Haines (the Crooner) and John Kent (the Fullback)
The Touch of Your Hand Stephanie (The Manager of Roberta's) and Ladislaw (the Doorman)
I'll Be Hard to Handle
(lyrics by Bernard Dougall)
Mme. Nunez ((Clementina Scharwenka), the Star Customer)
ACT 2Sung By
Hot Spot Mme. Nunez ((Clementina Scharwenka), the Star Customer), Billy Boyden (the Hoofer), Marie (the Stylist), Angele (the Assistant) and Luella (the Model)
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Stephanie (The Manager of Roberta's)
Let's Begin (Reprise)Huckleberry Haines (the Crooner) and Stephanie (The Manager of Roberta's)
Something's Got to Happen (Reprise)Mme. Nunez ((Clementina Scharwenka), the Star Customer) and John Kent (the Fullback)
Let's Begin (Reprise)Huckleberry Haines (the Crooner), John Kent (the Fullback), Mme. Nunez ((Clementina Scharwenka), the Star Customer) and Lord Henry Delves (the Friend of Roberta)
Don't Ask Me Not to Sing Huckleberry Haines (the Crooner) and California Collegians
The Touch of Your Hand (Reprise)
I'll Be Hard to Handle
(lyrics by Bernard Dougall)
Mme. Nunez ((Clementina Scharwenka), the Star Customer)