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Broadhurst Theatre, (11/23/1959 - 5/06/1961)
Broadway Theatre, (5/09/1961 - 10/28/1961)
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Opening Date: Nov 23, 1959    
Closing Date: Oct 28, 1961 Total Performances: 795

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts
Setting: New York City. Shortly before World War One and ten years later.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott; Music by Jerry Bock; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; Musical Director: Hal Hastings; Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal; Dance arrangements by Jack Elliott
Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by Peter Gennaro
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by William and Jean Eckart; Lighting Design by William and Jean Eckart; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann; Wig Design by Alfred Barris
General Manager: Carl Fisher
Production Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Stage Manager: Bert Wood
Copyist Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus
Press Representative: Sol Jacobson, Lewis Harmon and Jack Toohey; Casting: Judith Abbott; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Poster Design by Fay Gage
Tom BosleyFiorello LaGuardia
Howard Da SilvaBen Marino
Mark DawsonFloyd
a cop
Nathaniel FreyMorris
office manager
Ellen HanleyThea
the sweatshop workers' leader
Pat StanleyDora
Marie's friend
Patricia WilsonMarie
Fiorello's secretary
Bob Bernard1st Heckler
Elaine CancillaDancer
Charlene CarterDancer
David CollyerMr. Zappatella
Frederic DownsSenator
Barbara GilbertSinger
H. F. GreenMr. Lopez
Ellen HarrisDancer
Patricia HartyDancer
Bob HolidayNeil
law clerk
Del HorstmannAnnouncer
2nd Player
Scott Hunter1st Man
Ron Husmann4th Player
Deedy IrwinFlorence
Bob LaCrosseDancer
Mara LandiSecretary
David London5th Player
Tough Man
Lynda LynchDancer
Jim Maher3rd Heckler
Gregg OwenDancer
Julian Patrick6th Player
Ginny PerlowinSinger
Patsy PetersonSinger
Lowell PurvisDancer
Michael Quinn3rd Player
Dellas RennieDancer
Eileen Rodgers
Broadway debut
Mitzi Travers
Lynn RossSophie
Silver SaundorsSinger
Michael Scrittorale2nd Heckler
Frankie Scarpini
2nd Man
Stanley SimmondsEd Peterson
Dan SirettaDancer
Joseph TonerSeedy Man
4th Heckler
Judge Carter
Pat TurnerNina
Helen VerbitMrs. Pomerantz
Standby: Harvey Lembeck (Fiorello LaGuardia)
Understudies: David Collyer (Ben Marino, Morris), Patricia Harty (Dora), Ron Husmann (Neil), Mara Landi (Mrs. Pomerantz), Jack McMinn (2nd Player, 3rd Player, 4th Player, 5th Player, 6th Player), Ginny Perlowin (Thea), Patsy Peterson (Mitzi Travers) and Eileen Rodgers (Marie)
Tony Award®
winner 1960 Best Musical [winner] 
 Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott ;  Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick ;  Music by Jerry Bock ;  Produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
winner 1960 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Tom Bosley
 1960 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Howard Da Silva
 1960 Best Scenic Design (Musical) [nominee] 
 Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart
 1960 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Peter Gennaro
winner 1960 Best Direction of a Musical [winner] 
  George Abbott
 1960 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee] 
 Musical Director: Hal Hastings
Pulitzer Prize
winner 1960 for Drama [winner] 
 Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott ;  Music by Jerry Bock ;  Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
ACT 1 Sung By
On the Side of the AngelsNeil (law clerk), Morris (office manager) and Marie (Fiorello's secretary)
Politics and PokerBen Marino and Politicians
UnfairFiorello LaGuardia, Dora (Marie's friend) and Girls
Marie's LawMarie (Fiorello's secretary) and Morris (office manager)
The Name's LaGuardiaFiorello LaGuardia and Company
The Bum WonBen Marino and Politicians
I Love A CopDora (Marie's friend)
I Love A Cop (Reprise) Dora (Marie's friend) and Floyd (a cop)
Till TomorrowThea (the sweatshop workers' leader) and Company
Home AgainCompany
ACT 2 Sung By
When Did I Fall In LoveThea (the sweatshop workers' leader)
Gentleman JimmyMitzi Travers and Dancing Girls
Gentleman Jimmy (Reprise) Company
Little Tin BoxBen Marino and Politicians
The Very Next ManMarie (Fiorello's secretary)
The Very Next Man (Reprise) Marie (Fiorello's secretary)