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Shinbone Alley   

 
Broadway Theatre , (4/13/1957 - 5/25/1957)
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Opening Date:Apr 13, 1957   
Closing Date:May 25, 1957 Total Performances:49

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Shinbone Alley and its Environs.


Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Peter Lawrence
Book by Joe Darion and Mel Brooks; Based on the "archie and mehitabel" stories by Don Marquis; Music by George Kleinsinger; Lyrics by Joe Darion; Music and Choral Direction by Maurice Levine; Music orchestrated by George Kleinsinger; Additional orchestrations by Irwin Kostal; Additional Musical Routines by John Morris
Production Supervised by Sawyer Falk; Choreographed by Joe Alexander and Rod Alexander
Production Design by Eldon Elder; Costume Design by Motley; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Hair Design by Ernest Adler; Assistant to Eldon Elder: Betty Coe Armstrong and Jesse F. Beers, Jr.; Assistant to Motley: Michael Travis
General Manager: Elias Goldin
Production Stage Manager: Morty Halpern; Stage Manager: Julian Barry and Gilbert Cates
Music Materials under supervision of Arnold Arnstein; Orchestra Manager: Morris Stonzek; Assistant Conductor: Frederick Vogelgesang
Production Associate: Jerry Leider; Press Representative: George Ross; Press Associate: Madi Blitzstein; Production Assistant: Frances Lewis; Asst. to the Choreographer: Arthur Mitchell; Advertising: Ingram Ash
Cast
Eddie Bracken archy
Eartha Kitt mehitabel
Jacques d'Amboise Frankie
Dancer
Gwen Harmon Jail Crony
Edie
Lady Bug
Singer
George S. Irving Big Bill
Allegra Kent Penny
Dancer
Ross Martin Broadway
Erik Rhodes Tyone T. Tattersal
Dorothy Aull Ricky
Lady Bug
Singer
Julian Barry Voice of Newspaperman
Cathryn Damon Jail Crony
Rusty
Dancer
Jack Eddleman Harry
Singer
Don Farnworth Fighting Dog
Dancer
Gene Gavin Fighting Dog
Dancer
Carolyn George Dancer
Harold E. Gordon Fighting Dog
Dancer
Reri Grist Phyllis
Singer
Carmen Gutierrez Jail Crony
Gladys
Dancer
Buzz Halliday Jail Crony
Lady Bug
Singer
Lillian Hayman Mother
Singer
Moses LaMarr Butch
Singer
Bruce MacKay Bartender
Singer
James Marley "Copper"
Singer
Larry Montaigne Blackie
Albert Popwell Tall Cat
Dancer
Jack Rains Singer
Nora Reho Jail Crony
Dancer
Howard Roberts Buzz
Singer
Dorothy Scott Dancer
James Tarbutton Tall Cat
Dancer
Elizabeth Taylor Jail Crony
Dancer
Claude Thompson Fighting Dog
Dancer
Elmarie Wendel Jail Crony
Singer
Myrna White Dancer
David Winters Shorty
Dancer
Standbys: Larry Montaigne, Tom Poston (archy) and Chita Rivera (mehitabel)
Tony Award®
 1958 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Motley
music by George Kleinsinger; lyrics by Joe Darion
ACT 1Sung By
What Do We Care? mehitabel and Singing and Dancing Ensemble
Toujours Gai mehitabel
Queer Little Insect mehitabel and reprised by archy
Big Bill Big Bill and Ladies of the Dancing Ensemble
True Romance mehitabel and Big Bill
The Lightning Bug Song archy
I gotta be Broadway and archy
Flotsam and Jetsam archy and mehitabel
Come to Mee-ow Tyone T. Tattersal
Suicide Song archy
Shinbone Alley Big Bill and Denizens of Shinbone Alley
ACT 2Sung By
The Moth Song archy
A Woman Wouldn't Be a Woman mehitabel and Ensemble
The Lullaby mehitabel and the Singing Girls
What the Hell mehitabel
Pretty Kitty Singing Girls and mehitabel
Way Down Blues mehitabel
The Lady Bug Song Lady Bugs
Be a Pussycat mehitabel
Quiet Street archy
Toujours Gai (Reprise)archy, mehitabel and Ensemble