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Imperial Theatre , (5/03/1956 - 10/19/1957)
Broadway Theatre , (10/21/1957 - 12/14/1957)
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Opening Date:May 03, 1956   
Closing Date:Dec 14, 1957 Total Performances:676

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: San Francisco; Napa, California; and Tony's home and barn. 1927.


Production Staff
Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden and Lynn Loesser
Book by Frank Loesser; Based on "They Knew What They Wanted" by Sidney Howard; Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Orchestra and choral direction by Herbert Greene
Staged by Joseph Anthony; Choreographed by Dania Krupska
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Motley; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner
General Manager: Max Allentuck; Company Manager: Joseph Harris
Production Stage Manager: Henri Caubisens; Stage Manager: Terence Little; Assistant Stage Mgr: Arthur Rubin
Music Contractor: Al Nano; Assistant Conductor: Sam Farber
Press Representative: Arthur Cantor and Robert Ganshaw
Cast
Jo Sullivan Rosabella
Richard Torigi Tony Alternate
Robert Weede Tony
Susan Johnson Cleo
Shorty Long Herman
Mona Paulee Marie
Myrna Aaron Waitress
Neighbor
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Arthur Arney All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Ken Ayers All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Zina Bethune Tessie
Helon Blount Neighbor
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Theodora Brandon All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Betsy Bridge All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Lee Cass The Cashier
The Postman
Bob Daley Neighbor
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Thelma Dare All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Lanier Davis All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Henry Director Neighbor
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Ralph Farnworth The Bus Driver
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Rico Froehlich Pasquale
Beverly Gaines Waitress
Neighbor
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Alan Gilbert Clem
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Russell Goodwin The Priest
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Marlyn Greer Waitress
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Norris Greer The Brakeman
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
John Henson Jake
Ciccio
Richard Hermany All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Keith Kaldenberg The Doctor
Athan Karras All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Walter Kelvin All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Jerry Kurland All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Roy Lazarus Al
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Art Lund Joe
Martha Mathes Waitress
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Carolyn Maye All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Meri Miller Waitress
Country Girl
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Genevieve Owens All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Arthur Partington All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Louis Polacek Max
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Hunter Ross Neighbor
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Arthur Rubin Giuseppe
Patti Schmidt All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
John Sharpe City Boy
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Lillian Shelby Neighbor's Lady
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Toba Sherwood All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Marjorie Smith Neighbor's Lady
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Christopher Snell Gussie
Evans Thornton All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Lois Van Pelt Neighbor's Lady
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Understudies: Ken Ayers (The Doctor), Helon Blount (Cleo), Ralph Farnworth (Ciccio), John Henson (Herman), Walter Kelvin (The Cashier), Carolyn Maye (Rosabella), Barbara Myers (Gussie, Tessie), Louis Polacek (Giuseppe, The Postman), Lillian Shelby (Marie), Ted Thurston (Pasquale) and Richard Torigi (Tony)
Tony Award®
 1957 Best Musical [nominee]
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden and Lynn Loesser
 1957 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Robert Weede
 1957 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Jo Sullivan
 1957 Best Choreography [nominee]
Dania Krupska
 1957 Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Orchestra and choral direction by Herbert Greene
 1957 Best Direction [nominee]
Joseph Anthony
Theatre World
nominee 1956 Award [recipient]
Susan Johnson
music by Frank Loesser; lyrics by Frank Loesser
ACT 1Sung By
Ooh! My Feet! Cleo
I Know How It Is Rosabella and Cleo
Seven Million Crumbs Cleo
I Don't Know (The Letter) Rosabella
Maybe He's Kind of Crazy Cleo
Somebody, Somewhere Rosabella
The Most Happy Fella Tony and Company
A Long Time Ago Marie and Tony
Standing on the Corner Herman, Jake, Clem and Al
Joey, Joey, Joey Joe
Soon You Gonna Leave Me, Joe Tony
Rosabella Tony
Abbondanza Pasquale, Giuseppe and Jake
Plenty Bambini Tony
Sposalizio Giuseppe, Jake, Pasquale and Company
Special Delivery! (I Seen Her at the Station) The Postman
Benvenuta Pasquale, Jake and Giuseppe
Aren't You Glad? Rosabella
No Home, No Job Rosabella
Don't Cry Joe
ACT 2Sung By
Fresno Beauties / Cold and Dead Ensemble, Joe and Rosabella
Love and Kindness The Doctor
Happy to Make Your Acquaintance Tony, Rosabella and Cleo
I Don't Like This Dame Marie and Cleo
Big D Herman, Cleo and Ensemble
How Beautiful the Days Tony, Rosabella and Joe
Young People Marie, Tony and Ensemble
Warm All Over Rosabella
Old People Gotta Tony
I Like Everybody Herman and Cleo
I Love Him / I Know How It Is Rosabella and Cleo
Like a Woman Loves a Man Rosabella and Tony
My Heart Is So Full of You Tony and Rosabella
Hoedown Tony, Rosabella and Ensemble
Mamma, Mamma Tony
ACT 3Sung By
Abbondanza (Reprise)Pasquale, Giuseppe and Ciccio
Goodbye, Darlin' / I Like Everybody (Reprise)Cleo and Herman
Song of a Summer Night The Doctor and Ensemble
Please Let Me Tell You Rosabella
Tell Tony and Rosabella Goodbye for Me (Tony's Thoughts) Joe
She Gonna Come Home Wit' Me Tony
Nobody's Ever Gonna Love You Marie and Tony
I Made a Fist Cleo and Herman
Finale Tony, Rosabella and Ensemble