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Keep Off the Grass   

 
Broadhurst Theatre, (5/23/1940 - 6/29/1940)
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Opening Date: May 23, 1940    
Closing Date: Jun 29, 1940 Total Performances: 44

Category: Musical, Revue, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A Musical Revue in Two Acts, 30 Scenes



Production Staff
Produced by Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.)
Music by James McHugh; Lyrics by Al Dubin and Howard Dietz; Sketches by Mort Lewis, Parke Levy, Alan Lipscott, S. Jay Kaufman and Panama & Frank; Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek and Don Walker; Vocal arrangements by Anthony R. Morelli; Miss O'Brien's arrangements by Arthur Wilson
Stage Directed by Fred De Cordova; Book directed by Edward Duryea Dowling; Choreographed by George Balanchine
Scenic Design by Nat Karson; Costume Design by Nat Karson; Lighting Design by Edward Duryea Dowling
Company Manager: John J. Garrity
Stage Manager: Chet O'Brien; Assistant Stage Mgr: Leslie Vines
Conducted by John McManus
Assistant to Mr. Balancine: Edward Sinclair; General Press Representative: C. P. Greneker; Press Representative: Reuben Rabinovitch
Cast
Larry Adler"The Old Park Bench" Singer
"Toscanini, Stokowski and Me" Assistant
Ray ArnettDancing Young Man
Billie BerniceDancing Young Lady
Mimi BerryDancing Young Lady
BlondieDorothy Thompson
Misinformation, Please
Peanuts Bohn"The Cabby's Serenade" Singer
Dr. Gillespie
The Tree Doctor
Park Stroller
The Fountain
The Valet
A Fugitive From Esquire
"The Old Park Bench" Singer
First Gravedigger
Shakespeare's-A-Poppin
Art Lover
Museum Piece
"Toscanini, Stokowski and Me" Assistant
Ray Bolger"Crazy as a Loon" Singer/Dancer
Thirsty Man
The Fountain
"A Latin Tune, A Manhattan Moon, and You Singer
"A Latin Tune, A Manhattan Moon, and You Dancer
"Rhett, Scarlett & Ashley" Singer
"Old Jitterbug" Singer
"Old Jitterbug" Dancer
"Raffles" Dancer
The Tiger
Hormones
"This is Winter" Dancer
Betty Bruce"I'll Applaud You With My Feet" Singer/Dancer
"A Latin Tune, A Manhattan Moon, and You Singer
"A Latin Tune, A Manhattan Moon, and You Dancer
"Look Out For My Heart" Dancer
"Raffles" Dancer
Virginia BurkeThe Morelli Singers
Martha BurnettBird Lover
Birds
The Morelli Singers
Imogen CarpenterPark Stroller
The Fountain
Bird Lover
Birds
The Morelli Singers
Ilka ChaseShe
Romantique
Thirsty Woman
The Fountain
Juliet
Shakespeare's-A-Poppin
"Rhett, Scarlett & Ashley" Singer
Art Lover
Museum Piece
Gloria ClareDancing Young Lady
Harriet ClarkeDancing Young Lady
John CoyDancing Young Man
Margie DaleDancing Young Lady
Maude DavisPlaygoer
Shakespeare's-A-Poppin
The Interloper
Birds
Bela de Tuscan"Look Out For My Heart" Fencer
Joanna de Tuscan"Look Out For My Heart" Fencer
Fred Deming"Raffles" Dancer
Dancing Young Man
Helen DevlinDancing Young Lady
Henry Dick"Raffles" Dancer
La Motte DodsonAnnouncer
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Jimmy DuranteDr. Kildare
The Tree Doctor
The Fugitive
A Fugitive From Esquire
Clifton Fadiman
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McSwindle
Shakespeare's-A-Poppin
"Rhett, Scarlett & Ashley" Singer
Guide
Museum Piece
"Toscanini, Stokowski and Me" Conductor
Mulligan
Hormones
Hugh Ellsworth"This Is Spring" Dancer
"A Latin Tune, A Manhattan Moon, and You Dancer
"Clear Out of This World" Dancer
"Look Out For My Heart" Dancer
"This is Winter" Dancer
Esta ElmanPark Stroller
The Fountain
Bird Lover
Birds
The Morelli Singers
Jane Froman"This Is Spring" Singer
The Girl
Two in a Taxi
"Clear Out of This World" Singer
"Look Out For My Heart" Singer
"This is Winter" Singer
Gloria GaffeyDancing Young Lady
Peggy GallimoreDancing Young Lady
Jackie Gleason"The Cabby's Serenade" Singer
Dr. Christian
The Tree Doctor
The Cop
The Fountain
The Valet
A Fugitive From Esquire
"The Old Park Bench" Singer
Tybalt
Shakespeare's-A-Poppin
Art Lover
Museum Piece
"Toscanini, Stokowski and Me" Assistant
A Salesman
Hormones
JiggsF.P.A.
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Emmett Kelly"The Cabby's Serenade" Singer
"The Old Park Bench" Singer
Art Lover
Museum Piece
La Motte Dodson's MonkeysPerformer
Ann LassDancing Young Lady
Lynn LawrencePark Stroller
The Fountain
Bird Lover
Birds
The Morelli Singers
June Le RoyDancing Young Lady
June LeroyDancing Young Lady
Jose LimonPerformer
Peggy LittlejohnDancing Young Lady
LouieOscar Levant
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Lois MartinDancing Young Lady
Mary Joan MartinDancing Young Lady
John McAuleyDr. Bush
The Tree Doctor
He
Romantique
Billings
Shakespeare's-A-Poppin
Margery Moore"This Is Spring" Dancer
"A Latin Tune, A Manhattan Moon, and You Dancer
"Clear Out of This World" Dancer
"Old Jitterbug" Dancer
"Raffles" Dancer
"This is Winter" Dancer
Hal Neiman"The Cabby's Serenade" Singer
Commissioner
The Tree Doctor
Park Attendant
The Fountain
The Valet
A Fugitive From Esquire
"The Old Park Bench" Singer
White
Shakespeare's-A-Poppin
Art Lover
Museum Piece
"Toscanini, Stokowski and Me" Assistant
Virginia O'BrienPerformer
Sunnie O'Dea"Crazy as a Loon" Singer/Dancer
"Old Jitterbug" Singer
"Old Jitterbug" Dancer
PatsyAnn Sheridan
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PercyGypsy Rose Lee
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Jane Gray PetriDancing Young Lady
Nan RaeThe Lecturer
Birds
Jerry RobbinsDancing Young Man
Robert ShackletonDr. Watson
The Tree Doctor
Park Stroller
The Fountain
The Boy
Two in a Taxi
"Clear Out of This World" Singer
"Look Out For My Heart" Singer
Art Lover
Museum Piece
Jerry ShepherdDancing Young Man
Bob Sidney"The Cabby's Serenade" Singer
Park Stroller
The Fountain
"Raffles" Dancer
Dancing Young Man
SlatsJohn Kieran
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Jane StarnerThe Morelli Singers
Aileen StonePark Stroller
The Fountain
Bird Lover
Birds
The Morelli Singers
Sylvia StoneThe Morelli Singers
Saint SubberBootblack
The Fountain
Art Lover
Museum Piece
Frances TannehillPark Stroller
The Fountain
Bird Lover
Birds
The Morelli Singers
Lee TannenDancing Young Man
The ToreadorsPerformer
TonyJoe DiMaggio
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Daphne Vane"This Is Spring" Dancer
"A Latin Tune, A Manhattan Moon, and You Dancer
"Clear Out of This World" Dancer
"Raffles" Dancer
"This is Winter" Dancer
Sid Walker"The Cabby's Serenade" Singer
Dr. Cyclops
The Tree Doctor
The Valet
A Fugitive From Esquire
"The Old Park Bench" Singer
Art Lover
Museum Piece
"Toscanini, Stokowski and Me" Assistant
Mimi WalthersDancing Young Lady
Don Weissmuller"Raffles" Dancer
Dancing Young Man

ACT 1
The Cabby's Serenade
This Is Spring
Crazy As a Loon
A Fugitive from Esquire
I'll Applaud (You) With My Feet
Two in a Taxi
Rhett, Scarlett & Ashley
A Latin Tune, a Manhattan Moon, and You
Clear Out of This World
ACT 2
Look Out for My Heart
(I"m an) Old Jitterbug
I'm in the Mood
Raffles
The Old Park Bench (Reprise)
This Is Winter