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Winter Garden Theatre , (11/01/1951 - 10/04/1952)
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Opening Date:Nov 01, 1951   
Closing Date:Oct 04, 1952 Total Performances:350

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: New York City
Comments: On layoff from August 3 - August 31, 1952.


Production Staff
Produced by Paula Stone and Michael Sloane
Music by Johnny Mercer; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer; Book by Hy S. Kraft; Vocal arrangements and direction by Hugh Martin; Musical Director: Harold Hastings; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Featuring songs by Bill Finnigan
Directed by Jack Donohue; Choreographed by Ron Feitcher
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Alvin Colt
Company Manager: Joe Roth; General Manager: Harry Zevin
Production Stage Manager: Fred Hebert; Stage Manager: Danny Brennan; Assistant Stage Mgr: Louis De Mangus
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Meyer Davis
Production Associate: Harry Zevin; General Press Representative: Bill Doll
Cast
Phil Silvers Jerry Biffle
Jack Albertson Vic Davis
Florence Baum Sales Girl
Dancer
Marion Burke Model
Singer
Dean Campbell Announcer
Singer
Nikki Cellini Dancer
Zachary A. Charles Russ Wiswell
Donald Covert Stagehand
Photographer
Singer
Sara Dillon Bubble Girl
Elevator Operator
Singer
Lindy Doherty Cliff Lane
Herbie Faye Moe
Joey Faye Pinky
Herb Fields Photographer
Singer
Joan Fields Customer
Featured Dancer
Ed Hanley Danny
Mary Harmon A Passing Girl
Singer
Ken Harvey TV Technician
Photographer
Singer
Bradford Hatton Mr. Parker
Claude Heater Juggler
Singer
Eve Hebert Script Girl
Sales Girl
Dancer
Betsy Holland Customer
Miss Pillsbury
Singer
Bill Joyce Dancer
B.J. Keating Customer
Singer
Bob Kole Singer
John Laverty Dancer
Hal Loman Featured Dancer
Douglas Luther Customer
Dr. Leroy
Singer
Judy Lynn Sally Peters
George Marci Dancer
Rose Marie Betty Dillon
Don McKay Photographer
Singer
Ted (Sport) Morgan Ted (Sport) Morgan
Basha Regis Model
The Magician's Assistant
Bob Scheerer Tommy
Dance Team
Laurel Shelby Customer
Singer
Judy Sinclair The Widow
Singer
Joy Skylar Sales Girl
Dancer
Gloria Smith "Bubbles"
Dancer
Vivian Smith Dancer
Walter Stane Dancer
Bill Sumner Dancer
Thelma Tadlock Dancer
Johnny Trama A Man
Ken Urmston Dancer
Walter Wahl Walter
Polly Ward Sales Girl
Dance Team
Dancer
Beverly Weston Bubble Girl
Singer
Understudies: Jack Albertson (Jerry Biffle), Danny Brennan (Danny), Dean Campbell (Cliff Lane), Donald Covert (Walter), Louis De Mangus (Russ Wiswell), Sara Dillon (Sally Peters), Ed Hanley (Moe, Pinky), Ken Harvey (Vic Davis), Hal Loman (Tommy), George Marci (Featured Dancer), Gloria Smith (Featured Dancer) and Hope Zee (Betty Dillon)
Tony Award®
winner 1952 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Phil Silvers
music by Johnny Mercer; lyrics by Johnny Mercer
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
The Man of the Year This Week Ensemble
You're So Beautiful That - Cliff Lane
Top Banana Jerry Biffle, Vic Davis, Cliff Lane, Pinky and Moe
Elevator Song Ensemble
Hail to MacCracken's Ensemble
Only If You're in Love Cliff Lane and Sally Peters
My Home Is in My Shoes Tommy and Ensemble
I Fought Every Step of the Way
(music by Johnny Mercer and Bill Finnigan)
Betty Dillon
O.K. for TV Jerry Biffle, Vic Davis, Sally Peters, Pinky, Moe, Danny and Russ Wiswell
Slogan Song Jerry Biffle, Betty Dillon, Vic Davis, Sally Peters, Cliff Lane, Tommy, Pinky, Moe, Danny, Russ Wiswell and Mr. Parker
Meet Miss Blendo Entire Company
ACT 2Sung By
Sans Souci
(music by Johnny Mercer and Bill Finnigan)
Betty Dillon, Featured Dancer and Ensemble
A Dog Is a Man's Best Friend Jerry Biffle, Ted (Sport) Morgan and The Grenadiers
That's For Sure Cliff Lane, Sally Peters and Ensemble
Be My Guest
A Word Is Day Jerry Biffle and Betty Dillon
Top Banana Ballet Jerry Biffle and Ensemble
Finale Entire Company