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Imperial Theatre, (5/11/1937 - 5/15/1937)
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Opening Date: May 11, 1937    
Closing Date: May 15, 1937 Total Performances: 7

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Suite in the Waldmore; Motor Entrance; Corridor; Crystal Bar; Dick's Apartment; The Walk in the Waldmore; Passageway; Solarium; Emergency Exit.



Production Staff
Produced by Charles H. Abramson
Music by Dave Stamper; Book by Fred Herendeen; Lyrics by Fred Herendeen; Based on "Taxi Fare" by Fred Herendeen; Additional music by Henry Russell; Additional lyrics by Morry Olsen; Musical Director: Louis Gress; Music orchestrated by Paul Sprosty
Choreographed by Robert Sanford; Staged by Alexander Leftwich
Scenic Design by Frederick Fox; Costume Design by Jenkins
Cast
Leslie AustinRichard Hope, Sr.
Phyllis AveryGoldie
James BabbittBobbie
Bob BorgerDr. Sommers
Lillian CarsonSally
Violet CarsonEdithe
William ChalmersDoorman
Jack CliffordHenry Warrenton
Ethel Barrymore ColtPenelope Halchester
Margie ConradiMargie
Vicki CummingsMarion Brown
Jack CurryFootman
Frew DonaldHortense Chatfield
John DonaldsonRichard Hope, Jr.
Elsie EdwardsElsie
Audrey ElliottMary Ann Miller
Eddie Foy, Jr.Bubbles Wilson
JoanneJune
Hilda KnightGertrude Devereaux
Helen LeftwichElizabeth Hope
Fay LongHelene Windsor
Verna LongDorothy Charters
Helen MartinEvy
Dilys MilesEva
Bill PillickChauffeur
Bob RiceHenry Monroe
Lucille RichSunny
Henry RussellTeddy Barber
Frances SmithChorus
Julie SterlingEvangeline Landreth
Frances ThressViolet Manning
Virda TwifordEve
Benay VenutaLillian Mahoney
Doris VintonBillie
Jules WaltonJuly
Jack WhittridgeElmer Traun
music by Dave Stamper; lyrics by Fred Herendeen
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
I'm Leaving the Bad Girls for GoodBubbles Wilson
Selling a SongLillian Mahoney
Sub-Debs' First FlingJune and July
The Dying SwanElmer Traun
The Three R's
(music by Henry Russell and Morry Olsen; lyrics by Henry Russell and Morry Olsen)
Men of Gotham
A Million DollarsMarion Brown and Richard Hope, Sr.
Eddy-MacLillian Mahoney and Bubbles Wilson
A Boy, a Girl, a MoonMarion Brown and Richard Hope, Sr.
ACT 2 Sung By
Strictly ConfidentialBubbles Wilson and Elmer Traun
Minsky
(music by Morry Olsen and Henry Russell; lyrics by Morry Olsen and Henry Russell)
Men of Gotham
Minsky (Reprise)
(music by Morry Olsen and Henry Russell; lyrics by Morry Olsen and Henry Russell)
Lillian Mahoney and Bubbles Wilson
A Boy, a Girl, a Moon (Reprise) Marion Brown and Richard Hope, Sr.
My Lady's HandMarion Brown and Elmer Traun
Man About TownGertrude Devereaux
Paying OffBubbles Wilson and Pages
The Echo of a SongMen of Gotham, June and July
What Are You Going to Do About Love?Lillian Mahoney
A Million Dollars (Reprise) Entire Company