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Take Me Along   

 
Shubert Theatre , (10/22/1959 - 12/17/1960)
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Opening Date:Oct 22, 1959   
Closing Date:Dec 17, 1960 Total Performances:448

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: A Connecticut town. 1906.
Comments: On layoff from July 9 - August 1, 1960


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by David Merrick
Book by Joseph Stein and Robert Russell; Based on the play "Ah, Wilderness" by Eugene O'Neill; Music by Bob Merrill; Lyrics by Bob Merrill; Musical Director: Lehman Engel; Vocal arrangements by Lehman Engel; Ballet and incidental music by Laurence Rosenthal; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang
Directed by Peter Glenville; Choreographed by Onna White
Production Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Miles White; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Assistant to Oliver Smith: William Pitkin; Assistant to Miles White: Ann Roth; Production Assistant to Jean Rosenthal: Anne Sullivan
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Vince McKnight
Production Stage Manager: Lucia Victor; Stage Manager: Charles Blackwell; Production Supervisor: Neil Hartley
Head Copyist: Thomas Brown; Orchestra Contractor: Morris Stonzek
Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson, David Powers and Ted Goldsmith; Casting: Michael Shurtleff; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Fred Golden; Asst. to the Choreographer: Tom Panko; Chief Electrician: Al Alloy
Cast
Jackie Gleason Sid Davis
Essie's brother
Eileen Herlie Lily Miller
Nat's sister
Walter Pidgeon Nat Miller
editor of the Centerville Globe
Una Merkel Essie Miller
Nat's wife
Robert Morse Richard Miller
Nat's younger son
Nicole Barth Townswoman
Alvin Beam Townsman
Chad Block Townsman
Charles Bolender The Beardsley Dwarf
Frank Borgman Townsman
Renee Byrns Townswoman
John Carter Townsman
Jack Collins Bartender
Peter Conlow Wint
Arthur's friend
Lyn Connorty Townswoman
James Cresson Arthur Miller
Richard's older bother, at Yale
Barbara Doherty Townswoman
Katia Geleznova Townswoman
Arlene Golonka Belle
a travelling artiste for hire
Luke Halpin Tommy Miller
Valerie Harper Lady Entertainer
Townswoman
Lee Howard Patron of the bar
Townsman
Diana Hunter Lady Entertainer
Townswoman
Jack Konzal Patron of the bar
Townsman
Elna Laun Patron of the bar
Townswoman
Paula Lloyd Patron of the bar
Camille
Townswoman
Susan Luckey Muriel Macomber
Macomber's daughter and friend to Richard
Nancy Lynch Townswoman
Bill McDonald The Salesman
Townsman
Rae McLean Salome
Lady Entertainer
Townswoman
Henry Michel Townsman
Fred Miller David Macomber
dry goods store owner
Jack Murray Townsman
John Nola Townsman
Zeme North Mildred Miller
the youngest Miller
Janice Painchaud Patron of the bar
Townswoman
Rusty Parker Townsman
Bill Richards Townsman
Harry Lee Rogers Townsman
Bill Starr Townsman
Walter Strauss Townsman
Jimmy Tarbutton Townsman
Pat Tolson Patron of the bar
Townsman
Gene Varrone The Drunk
Townsman
Marc West Townsman
Standbys: Dort Clark (Sid Davis) and Ruth Warrick (Essie Miller, Lily Miller)
Understudies: Nicole Barth (Belle), Frank Borgman (Bartender), John Carter (Arthur Miller), Lyn Connorty (Mildred Miller), Bill McDonald (Wint), Zeme North (Muriel Macomber), Bill Starr (Richard Miller) and Gene Varrone (David Macomber)
Tony Award®
 1960 Best Musical [nominee]
Book by Joseph Stein and Robert Russell; Music by Bob Merrill; Lyrics by Bob Merrill; Produced by David Merrick
winner 1960 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Jackie Gleason
 1960 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Robert Morse
 1960 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Walter Pidgeon
 1960 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Eileen Herlie
 1960 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Miles White
 1960 Best Choreography [nominee]
Onna White
 1960 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Peter Glenville
 1960 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Lehman Engel
 1960 Best Stage Technician [nominee]
Al Alloy
music by Bob Merrill; lyrics by Bob Merrill
ACT 1Sung By
The Parade Nat Miller (editor of the Centerville Globe) and Townspeople
Oh, Please Nat Miller (editor of the Centerville Globe), Essie Miller (Nat's wife), Lily Miller (Nat's sister) and Family
I Would Die Muriel Macomber (Macomber's daughter and friend to Richard) and Richard Miller (Nat's younger son)
Sid, Ol' Kid Sid Davis (Essie's brother) and Townspeople
Staying Young Nat Miller (editor of the Centerville Globe)
I Get Embarrassed Sid Davis (Essie's brother) and Lily Miller (Nat's sister)
We're Home Lily Miller (Nat's sister)
Take Me Along Sid Davis (Essie's brother) and Nat Miller (editor of the Centerville Globe)
For Sweet Charity Sid Davis (Essie's brother), Nat Miller (editor of the Centerville Globe), Lady Entertainers and Townspeople
Pleasant Beach House Wint (Arthur's friend)
That's How It Starts Richard Miller (Nat's younger son)
ACT 2Sung By
The Beardsley Ballet Richard Miller (Nat's younger son), Muriel Macomber (Macomber's daughter and friend to Richard), The Beardsley Dwarf, Salome and Ensemble
Oh, Please (Reprise)Nat Miller (editor of the Centerville Globe) and Essie Miller (Nat's wife)
Promise Me a Rose Lily Miller (Nat's sister) and Sid Davis (Essie's brother)
Staying Young (Reprise)Nat Miller (editor of the Centerville Globe)
Little Green Snake Sid Davis (Essie's brother)
Nine O'Clock Richard Miller (Nat's younger son)
But Yours Sid Davis (Essie's brother) and Lily Miller (Nat's sister)
Take Me Along (Reprise)Lily Miller (Nat's sister), Sid Davis (Essie's brother) and Townspeople