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Shubert Theatre , (5/07/1953 - 6/25/1955)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:May 07, 1953   
Closing Date:Jun 25, 1955 Total Performances:892

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Paris, 1893.


Production Staff
Theatre Operated by Affiliated Theatre Building Co., Inc.
Produced by Feuer & Martin
Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter; Book by Abe Burrows; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Genevieve Pitot; Additional Orchestrations by Robert Noeltner
Directed by Abe Burrows; Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Michael Kidd
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Motley; Hair and Wig Design by Ronald De Mann; Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey
Managing Executive: Monty Shaff; Company Manager: Joseph Harris
Production Stage Manager: Henri Caubisens; Stage Manager: Herman Magidson; Assistant Stage Mgr: David Collyer
Music Contractor: Henry Topper
General Press Representative: Karl Bernstein; Casting: Ira Bernstein; Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson
Cast
Lilo La Mome Pistache
Hans Conried Boris Adzinidzinadze
Peter Cookson Judge Aristide Forestier
Gwen Verdon Claudine
Eve
"The Garden of Eden"
C. K. Alexander Judge Paul Barriere
Sheila Arnold Customer
Meredith Baylis Dancer
Ralph Beaumont Policeman
Dancer
Leopard
"The Garden of Eden"
Socrates Birsky Policeman
Dancer
Inchworm
"The Garden of Eden"
Michael Cavallaro Registrar
Doctor
Mary Ann Cohan Gabrielle
David Collyer Bailiff
Joe Cusanelli Policeman
Cafe Customer
Michael De Marco Policeman
Dancer
Shelah Hackett Dancer
Flamingo
"The Garden of Eden"
Ina Hahn Dancer
Inchworm
"The Garden of Eden"
Ferdinand Hilt Second Waiter
Customer
Prosecutor
Clarence Hoffman Waiter
Jean Kraemer Celestine
Dania Krupska Mimi
Dancer
Al Lanti Dancer
Frog
"The Garden of Eden"
Vera Lee Dancer
Frog
"The Garden of Eden"
Phil Leeds Theophile
Bert May Dancer
Snake
"The Garden of Eden"
Tom Panko Dancer
Sea Horse
"The Garden of Eden"
Arthur Partington Dancer
Flamingo
"The Garden of Eden"
Robert Penn Hercule
Eddie Phillips Dancer
Penguin
"The Garden of Eden"
Richard Purdy Etienne
Beverly Purvin Marie
Erik Rhodes Hilaire Jussac
Arthur Rubin Policeman
Second
Michael Scrittorale Dancer
Kangaroo
"The Garden of Eden"
Jon Silo Policeman
Cafe Waiter
Beverly Tassoni Dancer
Kangaroo
"The Garden of Eden"
David Thomas Court President
Henri Marceaux
Customer
Pat Turner Model
Dancer
Leopard
"The Garden of Eden"
Ruth Vernon Dancer
Sea Horse
"The Garden of Eden"
Deedee Wood Jailer
Dancer
Penguin
"The Garden of Eden"
Understudies: Michael Cavallaro (Etienne), David Collyer (Judge Paul Barriere), Rita Dmitri (La Mome Pistache), Ferdinand Hilt (Hilaire Jussac, Judge Aristide Forestier), Clarence Hoffman (Hercule), Phil Leeds (Boris Adzinidzinadze), Jon Silo (Theophile) and Deedee Wood (Claudine)
Tony Award®
winner 1954 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Gwen Verdon
winner 1954 Best Choreography [winner]
Michael Kidd
Theatre World
nominee 1953 Award [recipient]
Gwen Verdon
music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter
ACT 1Sung By
Maidens Typical of France The Laundresses
Never Give Anything Away La Mome Pistache
C'est Magnifique La Mome Pistache and Aristide
Quadrille Dance Claudine, Laundresses, Friends and Dancer
Come Along With Me Hilaire Jussac and Boris Adzinidzinadze
Live and Let Live La Mome Pistache
I Am In Love Aristide
If You Loved Me Truly Boris Adzinidzinadze, Claudine, Theophile, Hercule, Etienne, Gabrielle, Celestine and Marie
Montmartre Singing Ensemble
Garden of Eden Ballet Eve ("The Garden of Eden"), Inchworms, Flamingos, Kangaroos, Penguins, Sea Horses, Frogs, Leopards and Snake
Allez-Vous En La Mome Pistache
ACT 2Sung By
Never, Never Be An Artist Boris Adzinidzinadze, Theophile, Etienne and Model
It's All Right With Me Aristide
Every Man Is a Stupid Man La Mome Pistache
The Apaches Claudine and Dancers
I Love Paris La Mome Pistache
Can-Can La Mome Pistache, Claudine and Laundresses
Finale Entire Company