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Imperial Theatre , (4/23/1959 - 6/18/1960)
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Opening Date:Apr 23, 1959   
Closing Date:Jun 18, 1960 Total Performances:472

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: The western town of Bottleneck. Just before the turn of the century.

Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by David Merrick; Produced in association with Max Brown; Produced by arrangement with Universal Pictures
Book by Leonard Gershe; Based on the story by Max Brand; Music by Harold Rome; Lyrics by Harold Rome; Musical Director: Lehman Engel; Vocal arrangements by Lehman Engel; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Genevieve Pitot
Directed by Michael Kidd; Choreographed by Michael Kidd
Production Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Hair Design by Ernest Adler; Assistant Prod. Design: William Pitkin; Assistant Costume Design: Frank Spencer
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Joe Roth
Production Stage Manager: Neil Hartley; General Stage Manager: Leonard Patrick; Stage Manager: Ben Janney; Assistant Stage Mgr: Neil Laurence
Assistant to Mr. Rome: Karen Gustafson; Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: David Powers and Bud Westman; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Fred Golden; Assistant to Mr. Kidd: Deedee Wood, Marc Breaux and Shelah Hackett
Dolores Gray Frenchy
Andy Griffith Destry
Scott Brady Kent
Jack Beaber Cowboy
Chad Block Stage Driver
Marc Breaux Gyp Watson
Kent's Gang
Lynne Broadbent Rose Lovejoy Girl
Joan Broderick Rose Lovejoy Girl
Shelly Chaplan One of Frenchy's Girls
Don Crabtree Prologue
Mel Davidson Cowboy
Lanier Davis Prologue
Lillian D'Honau One of Frenchy's Girls
Ralph Farnworth Townsperson
Maria Graziano Townsperson
Shelah Hackett Rose Lovejoy Girl
Maureen Hopkins One of Frenchy's Girls
Bettye Jenkins One of Frenchy's Girls
Jillana One of Frenchy's Girls
Betty Kent Townsperson
Al Lanti Cowboy
Rosetta LeNoire Clara
David London Prologue
Ken Malone Cowboy
Ray Mason Bartender
Shelia Mathews Townsperson
Don McHenry Mayor Slade
Andrina Miller One of Frenchy's Girls
May Muth Mrs. Claggett
Shirley Nelson One of Frenchy's Girls
Oran Osburn Sheriff Keogh
Frank Pietri Cowboy
Jack Prince Wash
John Ray Cowboy
George Reeder Rockwell
Kent's Gang
Adriane Rogers One of Frenchy's Girls
Larry Roquemore Cowboy
Reiko Sato Ming Li
Rose Lovejoy Girl
Sharon Shore Dimples
Rose Lovejoy Girl
Libi Staiger Chloe
Carol Stevens Rose Lovejoy Girl
Swen Swenson Bugs Watson
Kent's Gang
Merritt Thompson Cowboy
Nolan Van Way Prologue
Jack Tyndell
Carol Warner One of Frenchy's Girls
Elizabeth Watts Rose Lovejoy
Standby: Libi Staiger (Frenchy)
Understudies: Don Crabtree (Wash), Ray Mason (Mayor Slade), May Muth (Chloe, Clara, Rose Lovejoy), George Reeder (Gyp Watson), Larry Roquemore (Bugs Watson, Rockwell) and Nolan Van Way (Destry, Kent)
Tony Award®
 1960 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Andy Griffith
 1960 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Dolores Gray
winner 1960 Best Choreography [winner]
Michael Kidd
 1960 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Michael Kidd
music by Harold Rome; lyrics by Harold Rome
ACT 1Sung By
Bottleneck Patrons of the Last Chance Saloon
Ladies Frenchy and Girls
Hoop-de-Dingle Wash and Patrons of the Saloon
Tomorrow Morning Destry
Ballad of the Gun Destry and Wash
The Social Townspeople, Gyp Watson (Kent's Gang), Bugs Watson (Kent's Gang) and Rockwell (Kent's Gang)
I Know Your Kind Frenchy
I Hate Him Frenchy
Paradise Alley Cowboys and The Rose Lovely Girls
Anyone Would Love you Destry and Frenchy
Once Knew a Fella Destry, Wash and Friends
Every Once in a While Gyp Watson (Kent's Gang), Bugs Watson (Kent's Gang), Rockwell (Kent's Gang), Cowboys and Saloon Girls
Fair Warning Frenchy
ACT 2Sung By
Are You Ready, Gyp Watson? Friends of Gyp Watson
Not Guilty The Jury
Only Time Will Tell Destry
Respectability Rose Lovejoy and Girls
That Ring on the Finger Frenchy and Girls
Once Knew a Fella (Reprise)Destry and Frenchy
I say Hello Frenchy