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Polonaise   

 
Alvin Theatre, (10/06/1945 - 12/02/1945)
Adelphi Theatre, (12/03/1945 - 1/12/1946)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Oct 06, 1945    
Closing Date: Jan 12, 1946 Total Performances: 113

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: West Point in 1783, New York, Crawcow, Poland, The Manor House, The Hayfield, The Royal Palace in Warsaw, The Battle of Macijowice, Volkoff's Headquarters, and Philadelphia



Production Staff
Produced by W. Horace Schmidlapp; Produced in association with Harry Bloomfield
Music by Frédéric Chopin; Book by Gottfried Reinhardt and Anthony Veiller; Lyrics by John La Touche; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Musical Director: Ignace Strasfogel; Choral Director: Irving Landau; Adaptations and Original Numbers by Bronislaw Kaper
Directed by Stella Adler; Choreographed by David Lichine
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Mary Grant
General Manager: Rube Bernstein
Stage Manager: Frank Hall; Assistant Stage Mgr: Mildred Sherman
Adapted from music by Frédéric Chopin
Press Representative: Karl N. Bernstein and Martha Dreiblatt
Cast
Marta EggerthMarisha
Jan KiepuraGeneral Thaddeus Kosciusko
Harry BannisterGeneral Boris Volfoff
Rose InghramCountess Ludwika Zaleski
Tania RiabouchinskaTecla
Rex WeberSergeant Wacek Zapolski
Walter F. ApplerCount Gronski
Lewis AppletonPeniatowski
Male Singer
Eileen AyersFemale Singer
Oakley BaileyMale Singer
Barbara BarlowFemale Singer
Virginia BarnesThe Ballerina
"Exchange of Lovers"
Female Dancer
Joan BartelsFemale Singer
Larry BeckButcher
Male Singer
Allen BindlerMale Singer
Hubert BlandMale Dancer
May BlockFemale Dancer
Oliver BoersmaMale Singer
Jane CollenetteFemale Dancer
Joan CollenetteThe Ballerina
"Exchange of Lovers"
Martin CookePrivate Motherwell
Blacksmith
Male Singer
Jean CummingFemale Singer
Ann DennisFemale Singer
Josef DraperGeneral Washington
Count Casimir Zaleski
Victor DuntieryMale Dancer
Bettye DurrenceFemale Dancer
Sidney FosterPianist
Gary GreenPotocki
Male Singer
Jean HarrisThe Ballerina
"Exchange of Lovers"
Female Dancer
Leigh HoffmanFemale Singer
Raynor HowellMale Singer
Sergei IsmaeloffThe Highwayman
"Exchange of Lovers"
Male Dancer
Brooks JacksonMale Dancer
Candy JonesPrincess Margarita
Pamela KastnerFemale Dancer
Martin KraftMale Dancer
Alicia KrugFemale Dancer
Sidney LawsonPrivate Tompkins
Male Singer
Martin LewisColonel Hale
Arthur LincolnPrivate Skinner
Male Singer
Dorothy LoveThe Ballerina
"Exchange of Lovers"
Female Dancer
James MacCollKing Stanislaus Augustus
Leta MaureePrincess Lydia
Mary McQuadeFemale Singer
Ruthanna MitchellFemale Dancer
Tangi NicelliMale Dancer
Shaun O'BrienThe Prince
"Exchange of Lovers"
Male Dancer
Larry O'DellPriest
Male Singer
Rem OlmstedWladek
Ruth RiekmanThe Princess
"Exchange of Lovers"
Female Dancer
John SchmidtCaptain Adams
Male Singer
Martin SchneiderMale Dancer
Dorothy ScottFemale Dancer
Sherry ShadburnePrincess Lania
Otto SimanekMale Singer
Andrew ThurstonKollontaj
Male Singer
Michael VertzilousMale Singer
Hilda WagnerFemale Dancer
Martha Emma WatsonPrincess Anna
Jeanette WeissFemale Singer
Mary WoodleyFemale Singer
music by Frédéric Chopin; lyrics by John La Touche
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Autumn SongsMarisha, Wladek and Peasants
Laughing Bells
(music by Bronislaw Kaper)
Tecla and Sergeant Wacek Zapolski
O Heart of My CountryGeneral Thaddeus Kosciusko
Stranger
(music by Bronislaw Kaper)
Marisha
Au Revoir, Soldier
(music by Bronislaw Kaper)
Countess Ludwika Zaleski
Mazurek
(music by Bronislaw Kaper)
General Thaddeus Kosciusko
MazurkaTecla, Wladek and Peasants
Hay, Hay, HaySergeant Wacek Zapolski
Moonlight SoliloquyTecla
Just for TonightGeneral Thaddeus Kosciusko and Marisha
Finale
ACT 2 Sung By
GavotteCourtiers
Exchange of LoversCorps de Ballet
An Imperial ConferenceKing Stanislaus Augustus, Count Gronski and Princess Lydia
PolonaiseEnsemble
Now I Know Your Face By HeartGeneral Thaddeus Kosciusko and Marisha
The Next Time I Care
(music by Bronislaw Kaper)
Countess Ludwika Zaleski
Tecla's MoodTecla and Girls
Next Time I Care
(music by Bronislaw Kaper)
Countess Ludwika Zaleski and Marisha
I Wonder as I WanderMarisha
Battle Ballet
Wait for TomorrowGeneral Thaddeus Kosciusko
Finale