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Where's Charley?   

 
St. James Theatre , (10/11/1948 - 9/09/1950)
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Opening Date:Oct 11, 1948   
Closing Date:Sep 09, 1950 Total Performances:792

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Summer, 1892.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by the 138 West 48th St. Theatre Co., Inc.
Produced by Cy Feuer and Ernest H. Martin; Produced in association with Gwen Rickard
Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Book by George Abbott; Based on the play "Charley's Aunt" by Brandon Thomas; Music orchestrated by Ted Royal, Hans Spialek and Phil Lang; Vocal arrangements and direction by Gerry Dolin; Musical Director: Max Goberman
Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by George Balanchine
Scenic Design by David Ffolkes; Costume Design by David Ffolkes
General Manager: Leo Rose
Production Stage Manager: Robert Griffith; Stage Manager: Dan Sattler
Music Contractor: Henry Topper
General Press Representative: Karl Bernstein; Press Representative: Mary March
Cast
Ray Bolger Charley Wykeham
Horace Cooper Mr. Spettigue
Paul England Sir Francis Chesney
Jane Lawrence Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez
Allyn Ann McLerie Amy Spettigue
Doretta Morrow Kitty Verdun
Byron Palmer Jack Chesney
Rae Abruzzo Singer
John Allen Singer
Marian Baird Singer
Robert Baird Singer
Vicki Barrett Dancer
Mary Alice Bingham Dancer
James Bird Singer
Douglas Deane Reggie
Dancer
Geraldine Delaney Dancer
Alex Dunaeff Dancer
Marge Ellis Dancer
George Enke Dancer
Marie Foster Patricia
Dancer
John Friend Dancer
A Professor
Dan Gallagher Singer
Bobby Harrell Dancer
Bob Held Singer
Jane Judge Singer
Edgar Kent Wilkinson
Ray Kyle Dancer
James Lane Photographer
John Lynds Brassett
Cornell MacNeil Singer
Marcia Maier Dancer
Betty Oakes Singer
Eleanor Parker Singer
Hazel Patterson Dancer
Stowe Phelps Singer
Katharine Reeve Singer
Walter Rinner Dancer
Nina Starkey Dancer
Susan Stewart Dancer
Gloria Sullivan Singer
Ernest Taylor Singer
Bill Weber Dancer
Irene Weston Singer
Ken Whelan Dancer
Understudies: James Bird (Photographer, Reggie), Douglas Deane (Charley Wykeham), Marie Foster (Amy Spettigue), Dan Gallagher (Sir Francis Chesney), James Lane (Mr. Spettigue), Cornell MacNeil (Jack Chesney), Betty Oakes (Kitty Verdun), Stowe Phelps (Brassett), Katharine Reeve (Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez) and Ernest Taylor (Wilkinson)
Theatre World
nominee 1949 Award [recipient]
Allyn Ann McLerie
nominee 1949 Award [recipient]
Byron Palmer
Tony Award®
winner 1949 Best Actor (Musical) [winner]
Performer: Ray Bolger
music by Frank Loesser; lyrics by Frank Loesser
ACT 1Sung By
The Years Before Us Students
Better Get Out of Here Charley Wykeham, Amy Spettigue, Kitty Verdun and Jack Chesney
The New Ashmolean Marching Society and Students' Conservatory Band Jack Chesney, Amy Spettigue, Kitty Verdun, Dancer, Student and Young Ladies
My Darling, My Darling Jack Chesney and Kitty Verdun
Make a Miracle Charley Wykeham and Amy Spettigue
Serenade with Asides Mr. Spettigue
Lovelier Than Ever Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez, Sir Francis Chesney, Students and Young Ladies
The Woman in His Room Amy Spettigue
Pernambuco Charley Wykeham, Amy Spettigue and the "Pernambucans"
ACT 2Sung By
Where's Charley? Jack Chesney, Singers, Students and Young Ladies
Once in Love with Amy Charley Wykeham
The Gossips Patricia, Dancer and Singers
At the Red Rose Cotillion Jack Chesney, Kitty Verdun and Guests