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Carnival!   

 
Imperial Theatre , (4/13/1961 - 12/15/1962)
Winter Garden Theatre , (12/20/1962 - 1/05/1963)
First Preview:Apr 12, 1961 Total Previews:2
Opening Date:Apr 13, 1961   
Closing Date:Jan 05, 1963 Total Performances:719

Category: Musical, Puppets, Original, Broadway
Setting: The outskirts of a town in Southern Europe.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by David Merrick
Book by Michael Stewart; Based on material by Helen Deutsch; Originally based upon a story entitled "The Seven Souls of Clement O'Reilly" by Paul Gallico; Music by Bob Merrill; Lyrics by Bob Merrill; Musical Director: Saul Schechtman; Vocal arrangements by Saul Schechtman; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Directed by Gower Champion; Choreographed by Gower Champion; Associate Choreographer: Gene Bayliss
Scenic Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Costume Design by Freddy Wittop; Lighting Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Puppets created and supervised by Tom Tichenor; Coiffures by Michel Kazan
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Richard Grayson
Production Supervisor: Neil Hartley; Stage Manager: Charles Blackwell
Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek
Designer and supervisor of magic and illusion: Roy Benson
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: David Powers; Casting: Michael Shurtleff; Production Associate: Robert Schear; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Fred Golden
Cast
Anna Maria Alberghetti Lili
Kaye Ballard The Incomparable Rosalie
Henry Lascoe Mr. Schlegel
James Mitchell Marco the Magnificent
Pierre Olaf Jacquot
Jerry Orbach Paul Berthalet
Carrot Top
Horrible Henry
Renardo
Margueritte
Christine Bartel Gloria Zuwicki
Nicole Barth Harem Girl
Blue Bird
C.B. Bernard Band
Jennifer Billingsley Bear Girl
Blue Bird
Martin Brothers Juggler
Carvel Carter Wardrobe Mistress
Dean Crane Stilt-Walker
Aerialist
Bob Dixon Clown
Igors Gavon Dr. Glass
Anita Gillette Gypsy
Tony Gomez Roustabout
Will Lee Grobert
Luba Lisa Princess Olga
Peter Lombard Band
Iva March Harem Girl
Blue Bird
George Marcy Roustabout
Miguelito
June Meshonek Greta Schlegel
Bob Murray Cyclist
Mary Ann Niles Gladys Zuwicki
Johnny Nola Roustabout
Harry Lee Rogers Clown
Beti Seay Harem Girl
Blue Bird
Buff Shurr Roustabout
Paul Sydell Dog Trainer
Pat Tolson Strongman
Standby: Anita Gillette (Lili)
Understudies: Alvin Beam (Roustabout), Carvel Carter (The Incomparable Rosalie), Igors Gavon (Carrot Top, Horrible Henry, Margueritte, Paul Berthalet, Renardo), Paula Lloyd (Princess Olga), Peter Lombard (Dr. Glass), George Marcy (Marco the Magnificent), Michel Moinot (Jacquot) and Woody Romoff (Grobert, Mr. Schlegel)
Tony Award®
 1962 Best Musical [nominee]
Book by Michael Stewart; Based on material by Helen Deutsch; Music by Bob Merrill; Lyrics by Bob Merrill; Produced by David Merrick
 1962 Best Author of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Michael Stewart; Based on material by Helen Deutsch
winner 1962 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Anna Maria Alberghetti
 1962 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Pierre Olaf
winner 1962 Best Scenic Design [winner]
Will Steven Armstrong
 1962 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Gower Champion
 1962 Best Producer of a Musical [nominee]
David Merrick
music by Bob Merrill; lyrics by Bob Merrill
ACT 1Sung By
Direct from Vienna The Incomparable Rosalie, Greta Schlegel and Carnival People
A Very Nice Man Lili
Fairyland Puppets
I've Got to Find a Reason Paul Berthalet
Mira Lili
Sword, Rose and Cape Marco the Magnificent and Roustabouts
Humming The Incomparable Rosalie and Mr. Schlegel
Yes, My Heart Lili and Roustabouts
Everybody Likes You Paul Berthalet
Magic, Magic Marco the Magnificent, The Incomparable Rosalie and Lili
Tanz Mit Mir The Bluebird Girls
Carnival Ballet Lili, Carnival People and Townspeople
Mira (Reprise)Lili
Theme from "Carnival" Lili and Puppets
ACT 2Sung By
Yum Ticky Lili and Puppets
The Rich Lili and Puppets
Theme from "Carnival" (Reprise)Lili and Puppets
Beautiful Candy Lili, Puppets and Vendors
Her Face Paul Berthalet
Grand Imperial Cirque de Paris Jacquot and Carnival People
I Hate Him Lili
Her Face (Reprise)Paul Berthalet
Grand Imperial Cirque de Paris (Reprise)Carnival People
Always Always You Marco the Magnificent and The Incomparable Rosalie
She's My Love Paul Berthalet