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Martin Beck Theatre , (4/03/1961 - 6/24/1961)
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Opening Date:Apr 03, 1961   
Closing Date:Jun 24, 1961 Total Performances:96

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: 400 B.C. Athens.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Martin Beck Estate; Martin Beck Theatre General Manager: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by Lee Guber
Book by Fred Saidy and Henry Mayers; Based on "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes; Based on stories of Greek mythology by Bullfinch; Story by E.Y. Harburg; Music by Jacques Offenbach; Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg; Musical Director: Robert DeCormier; Vocal arrangements by Robert DeCormier; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Hershy Kay; Dance arrangements by Gerald Alters
Directed by Cyril Ritchard; Choreographed by Dania Krupska
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by Robert Fletcher; Lighting Design by William and Jean Eckart; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann
General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss; Business Manager: Albert H. Rosen
Production Stage Manager: Henri Caubisens; Stage Manager: Herman Magidson
Musical research by Jay Gorney; Electronic Tonalities by Louis Barron and Bebe Barron; Music Contractor: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Bill Doll; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates
Cyril Ritchard Chief of State
A Heckler
A Gay Blade
A Wine Smuggler
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
A Playwright
An Ambassador
Janice Rule Diana
Dran Seitz Lysistrata
Bruce Yarnell General Kinesias
Bill Atkinson Dancer
Don Atkinson A Herald
Ellen Berse Singer
Bonnie Brandon Dancer
Candace Caldwell Dancer
David Canary Hector
Joy Claussen
Broadway debut
Don Crabtree 2d Minister
Grant Delaney Dancer
Norma Donaldson Daphne
Victor Duntiere Dancer
Natasha Grishin Dancer
Judith Haskell Dancer
Lisa James Dancer
Gloria Kaye Dancer
Lainie Kazan Theodora
Michael Kermoyan Jupiter
Jeff Killion Singer
Louis Kosman Dancer
Leonora Lanzillotti Singer
Lu Leonard Juno
Susan May Dancer
Paul Merrill Singer
Rita Metzger Phoebe
Carmen Morales Dancer
Theodore Morill Singer
John Napier Captain Crito
Janice Painchaud Rhodope
Alton Ruff 1st Courier
Kenneth Scott Dancer
Ron Sequoio Dancer
Elaine Spaulding Singer
Ron Stratton 2d Courier
Ted Thurston 1st Minister
Arthur Tookoyan Singer
Mark Tully Singer
Maura K. Wedge Spartan Woman
John Wheeler Ataraxohymonides
Nancy Windsor Sentinal
Richard Winter 3d Minister
Standby: Leila Martin (Diana, Lysistrata)
Understudies: David Canary (Apollo, Captain Crito), Renato Cibelli (2d Minister, Jupiter), Judith Haskell (Diana), Lainie Kazan (Juno, Myrrhina, Spartan Woman), Michael Kermoyan (General Kinesias), Rita Metzger (Amaryllis, Aphrodite), Alton Ruff (Mercury), Ted Thurston (A Gay Blade, A Heckler, A Playwright, A Wine Smuggler, An Ambassador, Chief of State, Pluto, The Pied Piper of Hamelin), Arthur Tookoyan (3d Minister, Sergeant), Maura K. Wedge (Phoebe) and John Wheeler (1st Minister, Bacchus)
Tony Award®
 1962 Best Choreography [nominee]
Dania Krupska
Theatre World
nominee 1961 Award [recipient]
Bruce Yarnell
music by Jacques Offenbach; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
ACT 1Sung By
Cheers For the Hero Ensemble
The Glory That is Greece Chief of State, General Kinesias and Ensemble
The Happiest Girl in the World Lysistrata and General Kinesias
The Greek Marine Chief of State, Ministers and Soldiers
Shall We Say Farewell Lysistrata
Never Be-Devil the Devil Pluto
Whatever They May Be Diana and the Gods
Eureka Jupiter and the Gods
Diana's Arrival in Athens Diana
The Oath Lysistrata and Women
The Happiest Girl in the World (Reprise)Dancer
Diana's Transformation Pluto, Diana and Two Suitors
Vive la Virtue! Pluto and Diana
Adrift on a Star Lysistrata and General Kinesias
The Happiest Girl in the World (Reprise)Lysistrata and General Kinesias
Finale Lysistrata, General Kinesias and Ensemble
ACT 2Sung By
That'll Be the Day Men
How Soon, Oh Moon? Lysistrata, Sentinal and Women
Love-Sick Serenade Pluto and Myrrhina
Five Minutes of Spring General Kinesias, Lysistrata and Diana
The Greek Marine (Reprise)Soldiers
Five Minutes of Spring (Reprise)Soldiers
Never Trust a Virgin Pluto and Women
Entrance of the Courtesans Women
The Pied Piper's Can-Can Pluto and Dancers
Vive la Virtue! (Reprise)Pluto and Diana
Finale Entire Company