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Winter Garden Theatre , (4/01/1943 - 1/25/1944)
Imperial Theatre , (1/25/1944 - 7/22/1944)
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Opening Date:Apr 01, 1943   
Closing Date:Jul 22, 1944 Total Performances:553

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway


Production Staff
Produced by Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.); Produced in association with Alfred Bloomingdale and Lou Walters; Produced by arrangement with Billie Burke Ziegfeld
Music by Ray Henderson; Additional music by Dan White; Sketches by Lester Lee, Jerry Seelen, Bud Pearson, Les White, Joseph Erens, Charles Sherman, Harry Young, Lester Lawrence, Baldwin Bergersen, Ray Golden, Sid Kuller, William K. Wells and Harold J. Rome; Additional lyrics by Buddy Burston; Lyrics by Jack Yellen; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Orchestra under the direction of John McManus; Additional material by Joseph Erens
Entire production devised and staged by John Murray Anderson; Choreographed by Robert Alton; Dialogue directed by Arthur Pierson and Fred De Cordova; Production Supervised by Harry A. Kaufman
Scenic Design by Watson Barratt; Costume Design by Miles White; Assistant to Watson Barratt: Albert A. Ostrander; Assistant to Miles White: Mary Grant
Company Manager: Phil Adler
Technical Director: Carlton Winkler; Stage Manager: Fred DeCordova and Danny Brennan; Production Manager: Archie Thomson
General Publicity Director: C. P. Greneker; Associate Press Representative: Howard Newman; Assistant to Mr. Anderson: Saint Subber
Cast
Milton Berle Cecil
Counter Attack
J. Pierswift Armour
The Merchant of Venison
Perry Johnson
Loves-A-Poppin'
Escamillio
Carmen in Zoot
Charlie Grant
Mr Grant Goes To Washington
"Hold That Smile" Dancer
"The Micromaniac" Singer
Ilona Massey "Thirty-Five Summers Ago" Singer
"Love Songs are Made in the Night" Singer
Gertrude Olsen
Loves-A-Poppin'
Michala
Carmen in Zoot
"Hindu Serenade" Singer
"Hold That Smile" Dancer
Arthur Treacher Godfrey
Good God Godfrey
Crumpet
Loves-A-Poppin'
Don Jose
Carmen in Zoot
Himself
Once a Butler
"Hold That Smile" Dancer
Jack Allen Dancing Boy
Ray Arnett Dancing Boy
Carolyn Ayres Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Congregation
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
Christine Ayres "Prologue" Performer
"Love Songs are Made in the Night" Dancer
A Fortune Teller
Carmen in Zoot
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singer/Dancer
"Back to the Farm" Singer
Bea Bailey Ziegfeld Follies Show Girl
Bil Baird Still Another Character
Cora Baird Performer
Jim Barron "Prologue" Performer
Dancing Boy
Robert Bay A Rhythmaire
Ben Yost's Vi-Kings "Prologue" Performers
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Singers
Picadors
Milton Berle "The Micromaniac" Singer
Mary Alice Bigham Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Oliver Boersma "Prologue" Performer
Doris Brent Ziegfeld Follies Show Girl
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singer/Dancer
Veronica Byrnes Ziegfeld Follies Show Girl
Josine Cagle Ziegfeld Follies Show Girl
Imogen Carpenter "Prologue" Performer
"This Is It" Singer
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Singer
"Hold That Smile" Singer
Skippy Cekan Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Virginia Cheneval Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Jack Cole The Groom
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
"Hindu Serenade" Dancer
Ann Connolly Ziegfeld Follies Show Girl
Ray Cook Dancing Boy
Bob Copsy "Prologue" Performer
Dancing Boy
Bruce Davison Dancing Boy
Grace De Witt Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Betty Douglas Ziegfeld Follies Show Girl
Penny Edwards "Prologue" Performer
"This Is It" Dancer
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Dancer
Nadine Gae "Prologue" Performer
"This Is It" Dancer
"Love Songs are Made in the Night" Dancer
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Dancer
The Bull
Carmen in Zoot
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singer/Dancer
"Hold That Smile" Singer
Mary Ganley "Prologue" Performer
"This Is It" Dancer
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Dancer
"Hold That Smile" Dancer
Arthur Grahl Dancing Boy
David Gray Dancing Boy
Victor Griffin A Rhythmaire
Eleanor Hall Ziegfeld Follies Show Girl
Patricia Hall "This Is It" Dancer
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Dancer
Edward Hayes A Ben Yost's Vi-King
Manfred Hecht A Ben Yost's Vi-King
Marilyn Hightower Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Congregation
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singer/Dancer
Gretchen Houser Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Howard Jackson A Ben Yost's Vi-King
Jerry Jansley The Bellringer
Jerry Koban Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Yvonne Kummer Ziegfeld Follies Show Girl
Rebecca Lee The Bride
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
"Hindu Serenade" Dancer
Kay Lewis Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
"Carmen in Zoot" Prologue Performer
Ray Long "Love Songs are Made in the Night" Dancer
A Smuggler
Carmen in Zoot
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singer/Dancer
Howard Ludwig Dancing Boy
Edmund Lyndeck A Ben Yost's Vi-King
Bubbles Mandel Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Jay Martin "Prologue" Performer
"Love Songs are Made in the Night" Singer
"Carmen in Zoot" Prologue Performer
"Hindu Serenade" Singer
"Hold That Smile" Singer
Arthur Maxwell "This Is It" Singer
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Singer
Jack McCauley The Hero
Mr. Tappen
Good God Godfrey
Mr. Andrews
Counter Attack
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singer/Dancer
Mr. Smith
Once a Butler
Hotel Manager
Mr Grant Goes To Washington
Mary McDonnell Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Congregation
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
Earle McVeigh "Prologue" Performer
A Character
Katherine Meskill Mrs. Tappen
Good God Godfrey
His Wife
Once a Butler
Mary Grant
Mr Grant Goes To Washington
Virginia Miller Bridesmaid
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
"Hindu Serenade" Dancer
Dean Murphy Mime
Janie New Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Marianne O'Brien Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Michael Pober "Prologue" Performer
Dancing Boy
Renee Riley Ziegfeld Follies Show Girl
Robert Rippy A Ben Yost's Vi-King
Dixie Roberts "Prologue" Performer
"This Is It" Dancer
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Dancer
Ruth Rowan Bridesmaid
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
"Hindu Serenade" Dancer
Sue Ryan Mrs. Andrews
Counter Attack
"The Saga of Carmen" Singer
Carmen
Carmen in Zoot
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singer/Dancer
"Back to the Farm" Singer
Charles Senna Another Character
Bell Boy
Mr Grant Goes To Washington
Robert Shaw A Rhythmaire
Rosaleen Simpson Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Sgt. Tom Smith Dancing Boy
Betty Stuart Ziegfeld Follies Show Girl
Theodore Teddick A Ben Yost's Vi-King
Rose Teed Ziegfeld Follies Show Girl
The Jansleys Performer
The Rhythmaires "Love Songs are Made in the Night" Dancers
"This Is It" Dancers
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Dancers
Matadors
Carmen in Zoot
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singers/Dancers
Mimi Walthers Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Congregation
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
Don Weissmuller A Rhythmaire
Ila Marie Wilson Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Tommy Wonder "Prologue" Performer
"This Is It" Dancer
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Dancer
A Toreador
Carmen in Zoot
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singer/Dancer
"Hold That Smile" Singer
Doris York Ziegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
music by Ray Henderson; lyrics by Jack Yellen
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Thirty Five Summers Ago Ilona Massey, Jay Martin, Ziegfeld Follies Show Girls and Yost's Vi-Kings
This Is It Arthur Maxwell and Imogen Carpenter
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
(music by Baldwin Bergersen)
The Groom (The Wedding of a Solid Sender), The Bride (The Wedding of a Solid Sender), Bridesmaids and Congregation (The Wedding of a Solid Sender)
Love Songs Are Made in the Night Ilona Massey and Jay Martin
Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee Arthur Maxwell, Imogen Carpenter, Yost's Vi-Kings and Ziegfeld Follies Show Girls
The Saga of Carmen Sue Ryan
ACT 2Sung By
Swing Your Lady, Mr Hemingway Sue Ryan, Ray Long and The Rhythmaires
Back to the Farm
(music by Dan White; lyrics by Buddy Burston)
Sue Ryan, Christine Ayers and Ziegfeld Follies Show Girls
Hindu Serenade Ilona Massey and Jay Martin
The Micromaniac
(music by Harold Rome; lyrics by Harold Rome)
Milton Berle
Hold That Smile Nadine Gae, Tommy Wonder, Jay Martin and Imogen Carpenter