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New Girl in Town   

 
46th Street Theatre, (5/14/1957 - 5/24/1958)
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Opening Date: May 14, 1957    
Closing Date: May 24, 1958 Total Performances: 431

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Near the waterfront, New York City, at the turn of the century.



Production Staff [Collapse]
Produced by Frederick Brisson, Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
Book by George Abbott; Based on the play "Anna Christie" by Eugene O'Neill; Music by Bob Merrill; Lyrics by Bob Merrill; Musical Director: Hal Hastings; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Roger Adams
Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by Bob Fosse
Production Design by Rouben Ter-Arutunian; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann
General Manager: Carl Fisher
Production Stage Manager: Fred Hebert; Stage Manager: Dennis Murray; Assistant Stage Mgr: John Ford
Press Representative: Reuben Rabinovitch and Helen Richards
Cast
Gwen VerdonAnna
Thelma RitterMarthy
Del AndersonOscar
Singer
John AristidesMasher
Dancer
Robert BakanicDancer
Lulu BatesLily
Claiborne CaryDancer
Edgar DanielsHenry
Singer
Drusilla DavisFlo
Dancer
Mark DawsonBartender
Dorothy DushockDancer
Pat FerrierMoll
Dancer
Herb FieldsReporter
Singer
John FordKrimp
Singer
Stokey GraySmith
Singer
H. F. GreenSeaman
Politician
Singer
Jean HandzlikMrs. Hammacher
Singer
Harvey HohneckerDancer
Deedy IrwinViolet
Singer
Harvey JungDancer
Jeff KillionJohnson
Singer
Marie KolinDancer
Mara LandiPearl
Singer
Ripple LewisDowling
Singer
Mara LynnKatie
Dancer
Ethel MartinDancer
Ray MasonSvenson
Singer
Dale MoredaDancer
Rita NobleBartender
Singer
Ivy
John NolaDancer
Ginny PerlowinRose
Singer
Joan PetlackDancer
Eddie PhillipsPete
Dancer
Louis PolacekWaiter
Singer
Cameron Prud'hommeChris
Michael QuinnAlderman
Singer
Alton RuffDancer
Dorothy StinnetteMrs. Smith
Singer
George WallaceMat
Ann WilliamsMrs. Dowling
Singer
Tony Award®
 1958 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by George Abbott ;  Music by Bob Merrill ;  Lyrics by Bob Merrill ;  Produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
winner 1958 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Thelma Ritter
winner 1958 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Gwen Verdon
 1958 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Cameron Prud'homme
 1958 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Bob Fosse
music by Bob Merrill; lyrics by Bob Merrill
ACT 1 Sung By
Roll Yer Socks UpSeaman, Dancers and Singers
Anna LillaChris
Sunshine GirlOscar, Pete and Bartender
On the FarmAnna
FlingsMarthy, Lily and Katie
It's Good to Be AliveAnna
Look at 'ErMat
It's Good to Be Alive (Reprise) Mat
Yer My Friend, Aintcha?Marthy and Chris
Did You Close Your Eyes?Anna and Mat
At the Check Apron BallDancers and Singers
There Ain't No Flies on MeAnna and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Ven I ValseAnna, Chris and Dancers
Sunshine Girl (Reprise) Dancers and Singers
If That Was LoveAnna
Chess and CheckersMarthy, Dancers and Singers
Look at 'Er (Reprise) Mat