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The Boy Friend   

 
Royale Theatre, (9/30/1954 - 11/26/1955)
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Opening Date: Sep 30, 1954    
Closing Date: Nov 26, 1955 Total Performances: 485

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: 1926. Nice, France.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Magoro Operating Corporation
Produced by Feuer & Martin; Associate Producer: Monty Shaff and Arthur Lewis
Book by Sandy Wilson; Music by Sandy Wilson; Lyrics by Sandy Wilson; Music orchestrated by Ted Royal and Charles L. Cooke; Musical Director: Anton Coppola
Directed by Cy Feuer; Choreographed by John Heawood
Scenic Design by Reginald Wooley; Costume Design by Reginald Wooley; Supervising Scenic Designer: Feder; Supervising Lighting Designer: Feder; Supervising Costume Designer: Robert Mackintosh; Hair Design by Ron De Mann
Company Manager: Michael Goldreyer
Production Stage Manager: Ira Bernstein; Stage Manager: Charles Pratt, Jr.; Assistant Stage Mgr: Marge Ellis
Conducted by Paul McGrane; Music Contractor: Louis Topper
General Press Representative: Karl Bernstein; Casting: Ira Bernstein; Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Robert Ganshaw; Dance Captain: Merritt Thompson
Cast
Julie Andrews
Broadway / American debut
Polly
John HewerTony
Jimmy AlexPhillipe
Ruth AltmanMadame Dubonnet
Eric BerryPercival Browne
Mickey CalinGuest
Stella ClaireFay
Lolita
Lyn ConnortySusanne
Douglas DeaneGendarme
Marge EllisGuest
Paulette GirardHortense
Geoffrey HibbertLord Brockhurst
Dilys LayDulcie
Vincent LynneCharles
Moyna MacGillLady Brockhurst
Phoebe MackayGuest
Berkley MarshMonica
Millicent MartinNancy
Joe MilanMarcel
Pepe
Jerry NewbyPierre
Lyn RobertWaiter
Bob ScheererBobby Van Husen
Buddy SchwabAlphonse
Ann WakefieldMaisie
Understudies: Leonard Ceeley (Percival Browne), Lyn Connorty (Nancy), Douglas Deane (Tony), Marge Ellis (Hortense), Rose Ingraham (Madame Dubonnet), Vincent Lynne (Pierre), Phoebe Mackay (Lady Brockhurst), Berkley Marsh (Nancy), Millicent Martin (Dulcie, Fay, Lolita, Maisie), Jerry Newby (Bobby Van Husen), John Perri (Alphonse), Deborah Remsen (Polly) and Buddy Schwab (Marcel, Pepe)
Theatre World
winner 1955 Award [recipient] 
  Julie Andrews
music by Sandy Wilson; lyrics by Sandy Wilson
ACT 1 Sung By
Perfect Young LadiesHortense, Nancy, Maisie, Fay and Dulcie
The Boy FriendPolly, Maisie, Dulcie, Fay, Nancy, Marcel, Pierre and Alphonse
Won't You Charleston with Me?Maisie and Bobby Van Husen
Fancy ForgettingMadame Dubonnet and Percival Browne
I Could Be Happy with You Polly and Tony
The Boy Friend
ACT 2 Sung By
Sur La PlageMaisie, Bobby Van Husen, Fay, Marcel, Dulcie, Alphonse, Nancy, Pierre, Monica and Phillipe
A Room in BloomsburryPolly and Tony
You Don't Want to Play with Me BluesMadame Dubonnet, Percival Browne, Fay, Dulcie, Nancy and Monica
Safety in NumbersMaisie, Bobby Van Husen, Marcel, Pierre and Alphonse
FinaleEntire Company
ACT 3 Sung By
RivieraMaisie, Bobby Van Husen, Fay, Marcel, Dulcie, Alphonse, Nancy, Pierre, Monica and Phillipe
It's Never Too Late to Fall in LoveLord Brockhurst and Dulcie
Carnival TangoDanced by Pepe and Lolita
Poor Little PierretteMadame Dubonnet and Polly
FinaleEntire Company