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I Had a Ball   

Martin Beck Theatre, (12/15/1964 - 6/12/1965)
First Preview: Dec 08, 1964 Total Previews:
Opening Date: Dec 15, 1964    
Closing Date: Jun 12, 1965 Total Performances: 199

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around Coney Island, on the Fourth of July and sixty days later. The present.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Martin Beck Estate; Martin Beck Theatre General Manager: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by Joseph Kipness
Book by Jerome Chodorov; Music by Jack Lawrence and Stan Freeman; Lyrics by Jack Lawrence and Stan Freeman; Musical Director: Pembroke Davenport; Vocal arrangements by Pembroke Davenport; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Luther Henderson
Directed by Lloyd Richards; Choreographed by Onna White
Scenic Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann
General Manager: Philip Adler; Company Manager: S.M. Handelsman
Production Stage Manager: Mortimer Halpern; Stage Manager: Nathan Caldwell, Jr.; Technical Consultant: Jules Fischer
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Morris Stonzek; Head Copyist: Thomas P. Brown
Press Representative: Robert Ganshaw; Dance Captain: Marty Allen; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates
Buddy HackettGarside
Richard KileyStan The Shpieler
Rosetta LeNoireMa Maloney
The Alley Gang
Luba LisaAddie
Karen MorrowJeannie
Al NesorGimlet
The Alley Gang
Steve RolandBrooks
Ted ThurstonOfficer Millhauser
Jack WakefieldJoe The Muzzler
The Alley Gang
Conrad YamaGeorge Osaka
The Alley Gang
Marty AllenLifeguard
Doria AvilaDancer
Bob BernardDancer
Miriamne BurtonSinger
Jacqueline CarolSinger
Jacque DeanSinger
Eugene EdwardsSinger
Mary EharaDancer
Marilyn FederSinger
Herb FieldsSinger
Ray GilbertDancer
Murray GoldkindSinger
Sheldon GolombChild
Marvin GoodisSinger
Edward J. HeimDancer
Gary HublerDancer
Scott HunterDancer
Nathaniel JonesJimmy
Gina KayeChild
Sandra LeinDancer
Shirley LeinwandSinger
Nancy LynchDancer
Patti MarianoDancer
Lispet NelsonSinger
Alice ShanahanDancer
John SharpeDancer
June Eve StoryDancer
Herb SurfaceSinger
Patti Ann WatsonDancer
John WheelerSinger
Standby: Charles Braswell (Brooks, Stan The Shpieler)
Understudies: Bob Bernard (Joe The Muzzler), Miriamne Burton (Ma Maloney), Lispet Nelson (Jeannie), June Eve Story (Addie, Morocco), Herbert Surface (Gimlet) and John Wheeler (George Osaka, Officer Millhauser)
Tony Award®
 1965 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Luba Lisa
Theatre World
winner 1965 Award [recipient] 
  Luba Lisa
ACT 1 Sung By
Coney Island, U.S.A.Joe The Muzzler (The Alley Gang), Ma Maloney (The Alley Gang), George Osaka (The Alley Gang), Gimlet (The Alley Gang), Coney Characters, Tourists and Children
The Other Half of MeStan The Shpieler
Red-Blooded American BoyBrooks and the Alley Gang
I Got Everything I WantJeannie
Think BeautifulMa Maloney (The Alley Gang), Jeannie, Joe The Muzzler (The Alley Gang), George Osaka (The Alley Gang), Gimlet (The Alley Gang) and Ensemble
Addie's At It AgainAddie, Joe The Muzzler (The Alley Gang), George Osaka (The Alley Gang) and Gimlet (The Alley Gang)
FaithStan The Shpieler, the Alley Gang, Children and Ensemble
Can It Be Possible?Stan The Shpieler, Jeannie, Brooks, Addie and Garside
ACT 2 Sung By
The Neighborhood SongMa Maloney (The Alley Gang), the Alley Gang and Coney Characters
The Affluent SocietyStan The Shpieler and Brooks
Boys, Boys, BoysAddie and Lifeguards
Fickle Finger of FateStan The Shpieler
I Had a BallJeannie, the Alley Gang, Morocco and Coney Characters
You Deserve MeGarside, Brooks and Addie
You Deserve Me (Reprise) Garside
Tunnel of Love ChaseGarside, Stan The Shpieler, Jeannie, Officer Millhauser and Ensemble