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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 Bosley Fiorello LaGuardia
Howard Da Silva Ben Marino
Mark Dawson Floyd
a cop
Nathaniel Frey Morris
office manager
Ellen Hanley Thea
the sweatshop workers' leader
Pat Stanley Dora
Marie's friend
Patricia Wilson Marie
Fiorello's secretary
Bob Bernard 1st Heckler
Elaine Cancilla Dancer
Charlene Carter Dancer
David Collyer Mr. Zappatella
Frederic Downs Senator
Barbara Gilbert Singer
H. F. Green Mr. Lopez
Ellen Harris Dancer
Patricia Harty Dancer
Bob Holiday Neil
law clerk
Del Horstmann Announcer
2nd Player
Scott Hunter 1st Man
Ron Husmann 4th Player
Deedy Irwin Florence
Bob LaCrosse Dancer
Mara Landi Secretary
David London 5th Player
Tough Man
Lynda Lynch Dancer
Jim Maher 3rd Heckler
Gregg Owen Dancer
Julian Patrick 6th Player
Ginny Perlowin Singer
Patsy Peterson Singer
Lowell Purvis Dancer
Michael Quinn 3rd Player
Dellas Rennie Dancer
Eileen Rodgers
Broadway debut
Mitzi Travers
Lynn Ross Sophie
Silver Saundors Singer
Michael Scrittorale 2nd Heckler
Frankie Scarpini
2nd Man
Stanley Simmonds Ed Peterson
Dan Siretta Dancer
Joseph Toner Seedy Man
4th Heckler
Judge Carter
Pat Turner Nina
Helen Verbit Mrs. 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 1Sung By
On the Side of the Angels Neil (law clerk), Morris (office manager) and Marie (Fiorello's secretary)
Politics and Poker Ben Marino and Politicians
Unfair Fiorello LaGuardia, Dora (Marie's friend) and Girls
Marie's Law Marie (Fiorello's secretary) and Morris (office manager)
The Name's LaGuardia Fiorello LaGuardia and Company
The Bum Won Ben Marino and Politicians
I Love A Cop Dora (Marie's friend)
I Love A Cop (Reprise)Dora (Marie's friend) and Floyd (a cop)
Till Tomorrow Thea (the sweatshop workers' leader) and Company
Home Again Company
ACT 2Sung By
When Did I Fall In Love Thea (the sweatshop workers' leader)
Gentleman Jimmy Mitzi Travers and Dancing Girls
Gentleman Jimmy (Reprise)Company
Little Tin Box Ben Marino and Politicians
The Very Next Man Marie (Fiorello's secretary)
The Very Next Man (Reprise)Marie (Fiorello's secretary)
Finale Company