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The Show is On   

 
Winter Garden Theatre , (9/18/1937 - 10/02/1937)
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Opening Date:Sep 18, 1937   
Closing Date:Oct 02, 1937 Total Performances:17

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Description: A revue in two acts
This production is a return engagement of The Show is On (12/25/1936 - 7/17/1937)


Production Staff
Produced by Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.)
Sketches by David Freedman; "Mr. Gielgud Passes By" by Moss Hart; Music mostly by Vernon Duke; Lyrics mostly by Ted Fetter; Additional music by Hoagy Carmichael, Arthur Schwartz, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Herman Hupfeld, Will Irwin and Richard Rodgers; Additional lyrics by Stanley Adams, Howard Dietz, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg, Herman Hupfeld, Norman Zeno and Lorenz Hart; Music orchestrated by Gordon Jenkins; Additional orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett and Hans Spialek
Staged by Vincente Minnelli; Conceived by Vincente Minnelli; Sketches directed by Edward Clarke Lilley; Choreographed by Robert Alton; "Casanova" choreographed by Harry Losee
Production Design by Vincente Minnelli
Conducted by Gordon Jenkins
Cast
Marion Allen Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Gene Ashley The Cardinal
Casanova
Chloe
Cakewalk
Mildred Baker The Spirit of '76
Burlesque
Muriel Baker The Three Witches
Prologue
Jack Barrett Shylock
Prologue
The Doge of Venice
Casanova
Hazel Boffinger The Broth
Prologue
Page Girl
Buy Yourself a Balloon
Supporting Cast
The Reading of the Play
Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Kenneth Bostock Rosencranz
Prologue
Casanova's Major Domo
Casanova
Charles Bowers Performer
Letitia Bring The Spirit of '76
Burlesque
Edward Browne Uncle Tom
Cakewalk
Roy Campbell's Continentals The Angels of the Show
Prologue
"Parade Night" Performer
Mary Ann Carr The Grand Duchess
Casanova
Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Andre Charise The Grand Duke
Casanova
Simon Legree
Cakewalk
Armand
The Reading of the Play
Roy Cropper "Now" Performer
"By Strauss" Performer
John Edwards Brutus
Prologue
Hugh Ellsworth Casanova's Secretary
Casanova
Lawyer Marks
Cakewalk
John Englert "Long as You've Got Your Health" Dancer
Jack Good "What Has He Got?" Performer
Malcolm St. Clair
Cakewalk
"Little Old Lady" Performer
Jack Goode "Long as You've Got Your Health" Dancer
Jack C. Grey The Spirit of '76
Burlesque
Pearl Harris The Three Witches
Prologue
Robert Herring Stage Manager
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Eugene Howard Mr. Higgins
Taxes! Taxes!
Radio Announcer
A Lesson in French
"Parade Night" Performer
The Straight Man
Burlesque
"Epilogue" Performer
Willie Howard Bert Larrimore
Taxes! Taxes!
Professor Pierre Ginsburg
A Lesson in French
Mihael
Tovarich
"Song of the Woodman" Performer
Putty Nose
Burlesque
"Epilogue" Performer
Vivian Howe Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Barbara Hunter The Three Witches
Prologue
Rose King Go Go Benuti
(There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine)
Mrs. Slemp
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
"Buy Yourself a Balloon" Performer
Mlle. Leonore
The Reading of the Play
Miss Abernathy
Animals Past and Present
A Strip Teaser
Burlesque
"Epilogue" Performer
Jerrie Koban Casanova's Mistress
Casanova
Second Girl
Burlesque
Terry Lawlor "The Show is On" Performer
"Now" Performer
"Casanova" Performer
"Long As You've Got Your Health" Performer
Eliza
Cakewalk
"By Strauss" Performer
Lyda Sue Leeds "What Has He Got?" Performer
"Long as You've Got Your Health" Dancer
"By Strauss" Dancer
"Little Old Lady" Performer
Arnold Lenhart Gildenstern
Prologue
Warren Bruce
The Reading of the Play
Dave Mallen King Lear
Prologue
Crunch
Taxes! Taxes!
Gielgud's Valet
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Mr. Jackson
Tovarich
Skeggs
Cakewalk
The Producer
The Reading of the Play
Major Domo
Burlesque
Jack McCauley "Animals Past and Present" Announcer
John McCauley Shakespeare
Prologue
Al Fleegle
(There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine)
John Gielgud
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
A Visitor
Tovarich
Flyde Twitch
The Reading of the Play
"Burlesque" Announcer
Gertrude Medwin Queen Elizabeth
Burlesque
Evelyn Mills Little Eva
Cakewalk
Jean Moorehead Casanova's Maid
Casanova
First Girl
Burlesque
Della Muir Madame Pompadour
Burlesque
Marion Murray Cleopatra
Prologue
Third Girl
Burlesque
Gifford Nash Irate Gentleman
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Paul Owen Romeo
Prologue
Alphonse
The Reading of the Play
Sir Walter Raleigh
Burlesque
Mischa Pompianov Marc Antony
Prologue
Harry Rogue Caesar's Ghost
Prologue
Casanova's Valet
Casanova
Polly Rose Juliet
Prologue
Fanny
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Mrs. Jackson
Tovarich
Supporting Cast
The Reading of the Play
Richard Satterfield Othello
Prologue
Usher
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Ruth Scheim "Long as You've Got Your Health" Dancer
Clare Scott Topsy
Cakewalk
Laurie Shevlin Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Marcella Swanson Desdemona
Prologue
Niesa
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Tatiana
Tovarich
Supporting Cast
The Reading of the Play
Peggy Thomas Aunt Ophelia
Cakewalk
Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Demetrios Vilan "Now" Dancer
Casanova
Casanova
Mildred Webb Ophelia
Prologue
"Now" Dancer
The Modern Girl
Casanova
Duke Williams Fan Bearer
Prologue
Chic York Gielgud's Manager
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Pierre
The Reading of the Play
Prof. Stanislouse McCupcake
Animals Past and Present
"Epilogue" Performer

ACT 1Sung By
Prologue
(music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics by Howard Dietz)
Ensemble
The Show Is On
(music by Hoagy Carmichael; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
(There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine)
(music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Lorenz Hart)
Go Go Benuti ((There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine))
Now
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
What Has He Got?
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Ensemble
Casanova
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Long As You've Got Your Health
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and Norman Zeno)
Buy Yourself a Balloon
(music by Herman Hupfeld; lyrics by Herman Hupfeld)
Parade Night
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by Norman Zeno)
the Continentals
Cakewalk
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by Norman Zeno)
Ensemble
ACT 2Sung By
By Strauss
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
Song of the Woodman
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
Little Old Lady
(music by Hoagy Carmichael; lyrics by Stanley Adams)
Girls
Epilogue
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Entire Company