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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn   

 
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.



Production Staff [See More]
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
Cast
Shirley BoothCissy
Johnny JohnstonJohnny Nolan
Nathaniel FreyHarry
Nomi MittyFrancie
Marcia Van Dyke
Broadway debut
Katie
Lou Wills, Jr.Petey
Ruth AmosMae
Elaine BarrowSinger
Marta BecketGirl in Mae's Place
Dancer
Jordan BentleyAloysius
Val ButtignolDancer
Joe CalvanAllie
Claudia CampbellAnnie
Art CarrollSalesman
Singer
William CarsonSinger
Terry CastagnaSinger
John ConnoughtonChild
Jane CopelandGirl in Mae's Place
Singer
Harland DixonOld Clothes Man
Judge
Donn DriverDancer
Donald DuerrEdgie
Child
Celine FlanaganMaudie
Child
Johnny FordSinger
Alan GilbertHick
Jeanne GrantSinger
Dody HeathHildy
Joan KibrigGirl in Mae's Place
Singer
Albert LinvilleSwanswine
Buzzie MartinChild
Howard MartinJunior
Child
James McCrackenSinger
Iona McKenzieGirl in Mae's Place
Dancer
Patti MilliganChild
John MooneySinger
David NewmanDancer
Janet ParkerFlorence
Billy ParsonsWillie
Beverly PurvinDella
Girl in Mae's Place
Singer
Frank SeaboltDancer
Mary StatzGirl in Mae's Place
Dancer
Kenneth UttSinger
Marc WestDancer
Bruno WickMax
Eleanor WilliamsSinger
Roland WoodMoriarty
Doris WrightDancer
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
winner 1951 Award [recipient] 
  Marcia Van Dyke
music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics by Dorothy Fields
ACT 1 Sung By
PaydayThe Company
Mine Til MondayJohnny Nolan, Hildy and Company
Mine Til Monday (Reprise) Aloysius, Hildy, Petey, Allie and Willie
Make the Man Love MeKatie and Johnny Nolan
I'm Like a New BroomJohnny Nolan and Friends
I'm Like a New Broom (Reprise) Johnny Nolan and Friends
Look Who's DancingKatie, 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 MondayAloysius
Love Is the ReasonCissy
Mine Next MondayHildy
Love Is the ReasonHildy and Della
If You Haven't Got a SweetheartDancer and Company
I'll Buy You a StarJohnny Nolan and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
That's How It GoesOld Clothes Man, Maudie, Moriarty and Company
He Had RefinementCissy
Growing PainsJohnny Nolan and Francie
Is That My Prince?Cissy and Swanswine
Halloween (Ballet)Johnny Nolan, Petey, Allie, Willie, Dancer, Child and Singer
Don't Be AfraidJohnny 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