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Li'l Abner   

St. James Theatre , (11/15/1956 - 7/12/1958)
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Opening Date:Nov 15, 1956   
Closing Date:Jul 12, 1958 Total Performances:693

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts.
Setting: Dogpatch, U.S.A. and Washington, D.C.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank and Michael Kidd
Book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank; Based on cartoon characters by Al Capp; Music by Gene de Paul; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer; Musical Direction and Continuity: Lehman Engel; Vocals by Lehman Engel; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Ballet Music Arranged by Genevieve Pitot
Directed by Michael Kidd; Choreographed by Michael Kidd
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Lighting Design by William and Jean Eckart
General Manager: Joseph Harris
Production Stage Manager: Terence Little; Stage Manager: Lawrence N. Kasha
Music Copyist: Thomas Brown; Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: Max Eisen; Advertising: Ingram Ash
Edith Adams Daisy Mae
Stubby Kaye Marryin' Sam
Peter Palmer L'il Abner
Charlotte Rae Mammy Yokum
Howard St. John Gen. Bullmoose
William Lanteau Available Jones
Joe E. Marks Pappy Yokum
Julie Newmar Stupefyin' Jones
Stanley Simmonds Dr. Rasmussen T. Finsdale
Carmen Alvarez Moonbeam McSwine
Margaret Baxter Singer
Chad Block Hairless Joe
Don Braswell Singer
Marc Breaux Romeo Scragg
Dr. Schleifitz
Joan Cherof Singer
Pat Creighton Wife
Grover Dale Dancer
Lanier Davis President
State Department Man
Lillian D'Honau Wife
Bonnie Evans Wife
Joyce Gladmond Singer
Jan Gunnar Ensemble
Bern Hoffman Earthquake McGoon
Hope Holiday Wife
Maureen Hopkins Dancer
Jane House Singer
James Hurst Clem Scragg
Radio Commentator
James J. Jeffries Butler
Lucky Kargo Ensemble
Robert Karl Dancer
Barbara Klopfer Dancer
Mario Lamm Ensemble
Ralph Linn Dr. Krogmeyer
Tina Louise Appassionata Von Climax
Richard Maitland Government Man
Jack Matthew Crony
Radio Commentator
Robert McClure Crony
Radio Commentator
Anthony Mordente Lonesome Polecat
Reed Morgan Ensemble
Al Nesor Evil Eye Fleagle
Oran Osburn Mayor Dawgmeat
Tom Panko Dancer
Louise Pearl Singer
Christy Peterson Dancer
George Reeder Colonel
Dr. Smithborn
George Ritner Singer
Anthony Saverino Alf Scragg
Jeanette Scovotti Singer
Sharon Shore Dancer
Ted Thurston Senator Phogbound
Aldo Ventura Ensemble
Rebecca Vorno Dancer
Robert Weinsko Ensemble
Deedee Wood Wife
Understudies: Bob Barry (Pappy Yokum), Lanier Davis (Dr. Rasmussen T. Finsdale, Senator Phogbound), Lillian D'Honau (Stupefyin' Jones), Joyce Gladmond (Daisy Mae), Hope Holiday (Mammy Yokum), James Hurst (L'il Abner), James J. Jeffries (Marryin' Sam, Senator Phogbound), Robert Karl (Evil Eye Fleagle), Ralph Linn (Available Jones), Oran Osburn (Earthquake McGoon, Gen. Bullmoose) and Deedee Wood (Appassionata Von Climax)
Theatre World
nominee 1958 Award [recipient]
Wynne Miller
nominee 1957 Award [recipient]
Peter Palmer
Tony Award®
winner 1957 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Edith Adams
 1957 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Alvin Colt
winner 1957 Best Choreography [winner]
Michael Kidd
music by Gene de Paul; lyrics by Johnny Mercer
ACT 1Sung By
A Typical Day Dogpatchers
If I Had My Druthers L'il Abner and Cronies
If I Had My Druthers (Reprise)Daisy Mae
Jubilation T. Cornpone Marryin' Sam and Dogpatchers
Rag Offen the Bush Dogpatchers
Namely You Daisy Mae and L'il Abner
Unnecessary Town L'il Abner, Daisy Mae and Dogpatchers
What's Good for General Bullmoose Secretaries
The Country's in the Very Best of Hands L'il Abner and Marryin' Sam
Sadie Hawkins Day (Ballet) Dogpatchers
ACT 2Sung By
Oh Happy Day Dr. Finsdale, Dr. Smithborn, Dr. Krogmeyer and Dr. Schleifitz
I'm Past My Prime Daisy Mae and Marryin' Sam
Love in a Home L'il Abner and Daisy Mae
Progress Is the Root of All Evil Gen. Bullmoose
Progress Is the Root of All Evil (Reprise)Gen. Bullmoose
Put 'Em Back Wives
Namely You (Reprise)Daisy Mae
The Matrimonial Stomp Marryin' Sam and Dogpatchers
Finale Entire Company