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Alvin Theatre , (4/19/1951 - 12/08/1951)
First Preview:Apr 18, 1951 Total Previews:2
Opening Date:Apr 19, 1951   
Closing Date:Dec 08, 1951 Total Performances:267

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Brooklyn around the turn of the century.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by Herman Bernstein
Produced by George Abbott; Produced in association with Robert Fryer
Book by Betty Smith and George Abbott; Based on the novel by Betty Smith; Music by Arthur Schwartz; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields; Music arranged by Joe Glover and Robert Russell Bennett; Musical Director: Max Goberman; Ballet Music Arranged by Oscar Kosarin
Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by Herbert Ross; Uncredited show doctoring by Jerome Robbins
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Wig Design by Alfred Barris
General Manager: Charles Harris; Company Manager: Joseph Harris
General Stage Manager: Robert E. Griffith; Stage Manager: Terence Little
Musical Supervisor: Jay Blackton; Music Contractor: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Richard Maney, Frank Goodman and Henry Senber; Casting: Judith Abbott
Shirley Booth Cissy
Johnny Johnston Johnny Nolan
Nathaniel Frey Harry
Nomi Mitty Francie
Marcia Van Dyke
Broadway debut
Lou Wills, Jr. Petey
Ruth Amos Mae
Elaine Barrow Singer
Marta Becket Girl in Mae's Place
Jordan Bentley Aloysius
Val Buttignol Dancer
Joe Calvan Allie
Claudia Campbell Annie
Art Carroll Salesman
William Carson Singer
Terry Castagna Singer
John Connoughton Child
Jane Copeland Girl in Mae's Place
Harland Dixon Old Clothes Man
Donn Driver Dancer
Donald Duerr Edgie
Celine Flanagan Maudie
Johnny Ford Singer
Alan Gilbert Hick
Jeanne Grant Singer
Dody Heath Hildy
Joan Kibrig Girl in Mae's Place
Albert Linville Swanswine
Buzzie Martin Child
Howard Martin Junior
James McCracken Singer
Iona McKenzie Girl in Mae's Place
Patti Milligan Child
John Mooney Singer
David Newman Dancer
Janet Parker Florence
Billy Parsons Willie
Beverly Purvin Della
Girl in Mae's Place
Frank Seabolt Dancer
Mary Statz Girl in Mae's Place
Kenneth Utt Singer
Marc West Dancer
Bruno Wick Max
Eleanor Williams Singer
Roland Wood Moriarty
Doris Wright Dancer
Understudies: Elaine Barrow (Katie), Art Carroll (Aloysius), Jane Copeland (Mae), Donn Driver (Allie, Judge, Petey), Marie Foster (Cissy), Alan Gilbert (Johnny Nolan), Patti Milligan (Francie), Beverly Purvin (Hildy) and Kenneth Utt (Harry, Moriarty)
Theatre World
nominee 1951 Award [recipient]
Marcia Van Dyke
music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics by Dorothy Fields
ACT 1Sung By
Payday The Company
Mine Til Monday Johnny Nolan, Hildy and Company
Mine Til Monday (Reprise)Aloysius, Hildy, Petey, Allie and Willie
Make the Man Love Me Katie and Johnny Nolan
I'm Like a New Broom Johnny Nolan and Friends
I'm Like a New Broom (Reprise)Johnny Nolan and Friends
Look Who's Dancing Katie, Cissy, Johnny Nolan, Allie, Willie, Petey, Girl in Mae's Place and Dancers
Look Who's Dancing (Reprise)Friends
Make the Man Love Me (Reprise)Katie
Mine Next Monday Aloysius
Love Is the Reason Cissy
Mine Next Monday Hildy
Love Is the Reason Hildy and Della
If You Haven't Got a Sweetheart Dancer and Company
I'll Buy You a Star Johnny Nolan and Company
ACT 2Sung By
That's How It Goes Old Clothes Man, Maudie, Moriarty and Company
He Had Refinement Cissy
Growing Pains Johnny Nolan and Francie
Is That My Prince? Cissy and Swanswine
Halloween (Ballet) Johnny Nolan, Petey, Allie, Willie, Dancer, Child and Singer
Don't Be Afraid Johnny Nolan
I'm Like a New Broom (Reprise)Johnny Nolan
Love Is the Reason (Reprise)Cissy and Harry
Look Who's Dancing (Reprise)Harry and Child
If You Haven't Got a Sweetheart (Reprise)The Company