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Bells Are Ringing   

 
Shubert Theatre, (11/29/1956 - 12/13/1958)
Alvin Theatre, (12/15/1958 - 3/07/1959)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Nov 29, 1956    
Closing Date: Mar 07, 1959 Total Performances: 924

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts.
Setting: 1956. New York City.



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization and Affiliated Theatre Building Co., Inc.
Produced by The Theatre Guild
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Music by Jule Styne; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett; Vocal arrangements and direction by Herbert Greene and Buster Davis; Dance arrangements by John Morris; Incidental music by John Morris
Directed by Jerome Robbins; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse; Assistant Choreographer: Robert Tucker
Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark
General Manager: Peter Davis
General Stage Manager: Charles Atkin; Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Production Supervisor: Jerome Whyte; Assistant Stage Mgr: Fred Smith
Music Contractor: Sol Gusikoff; Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff; Assistant Conductor: Frank Nowicki
Assistant to Mr. Du Bois: Willa Kim and Waldo Angelo
General Press Representative: Nat Dorfman; Press Representative: John L. Toohey and Max Gendel; Casting: Ruth Frankenstein
Cast
Judy HollidayElla Peterson
Sydney ChaplinJeff Moss
Pam AbbottSinger
Frank AletterBlake Barton
Doria AvilaDancer
Joanne BirksSinger
Dort ClarkInspector Barnes
Frank DerbasDancer
Norma DoggettOlga
Dancer
Phyllis DorneDancer
Don EmmonsDancer
Peter GennaroCarl
Frank GreenCharles Bessemer
Another Actor
Singer at Night Club
Singer
Eddie HeimTelephone Man
Master of Ceremonies
Dancer
George S. IrvingLarry Hastings
Patti KarrDancer
Kasimir KokichOther Man
Dancer
Eddie LawrenceSandor
Marc LeonSinger
Urylee LeonardosSinger
Jeannine MastersonMrs. Mallet
Singer
David McDanielMaitre D'Hotel
Singer
Paul MichaelSinger
Frank MiltonLudwig Smiley
Barbara NewmanDancer
Tom O'SteenJoey
Dancer
Julian PatrickSinger
John PerkinsMan from Corvello Mob
Nancy PerkinsDancer
Ellen RayCarol
Michelle ReinerMichelle
Singer
Marsha RiversDancer
Steve RolandSinger
Paul Arnold
Donna SandersMadame Grimaldi
Singer
Jean StapletonSue
Willy SumnerDancer
Ed ThompsonWaiter
Singer
Beryl TowbinDancer
Ben VargasDancer
Ann WallaceDancer
Bernie WestDr. Kitchell
Jack WestonFrancis
Pat WilkesGwynne
Billy WilsonDancer
Gordon WoodburnPolice Officer
Singer
Standby: Phyllis Newman (Ella Peterson)
Understudies: Frank Green (Paul Arnold), George S. Irving (Sandor), Hal Linden (Jeff Moss), Jeannine Masterson (Olga), David McDaniel (Blake Barton), Frank Milton (Dr. Kitchell), Marge Redmond (Ella Peterson), Michelle Reiner (Sue), Steve Roland (Larry Hastings, Ludwig Smiley, Man from Corvello Mob, Voice in Advertisement), Willy Sumner (Francis), Beryl Towbin (Carol, Gwynne), Ben Vargas (Carl) and Gordon Woodburn (Inspector Barnes)
Theatre World
winner 1957 Award [recipient] 
  Sydney Chaplin
Tony Award®
 1957 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by The Theatre Guild ;  Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green ;  Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green ;  Music by Jule Styne
winner 1957 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Judy Holliday
winner 1957 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Sydney Chaplin
music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
ACT 1 Sung By
Bells Are RingingCompany
It's a Perfect RelationshipElla Peterson
On My OwnJeff Moss and Ensemble
You've Got To Do ItJeff Moss
It's A Simple Little SystemSandor and Ensemble
Is It a Crime?Ella Peterson
Hello, Hello There!Ella Peterson, Jeff Moss and Ensemble
I Met a GirlJeff Moss and Ensemble
Long Before I Knew YouElla Peterson and Jeff Moss
ACT 2 Sung By
Mu-Cha-ChaCarl and Ella Peterson
Just in TimeJeff Moss, Ella Peterson and Ensemble
Drop That NameElla Peterson and Ensemble
The Party's OverElla Peterson
SalzbergSue and Sandor
The Midas TouchSinger, Boys and Girls
Long Before I Knew You (Reprise) Jeff Moss
I'm Going BackElla Peterson
FinaleCompany