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Shubert Theatre , (11/18/1961 - 2/24/1962)
First Preview:Nov 16, 1961 Total Previews:3
Opening Date:Nov 18, 1961   
Closing Date:Feb 24, 1962 Total Performances:113

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: 1904, Vienna.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden
Book by Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin; Music by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz; Lyrics by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz; Suggested by "Anatol" by Arthur Schnitzler; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Vocal arrangements by Herbert Greene; Musical Director: Herbert Greene; Dance arrangements by Robert Starer
Directed by Gerald Freedman; Musical Staging by Herbert Ross
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann
General Manager: Max Allentuck; Company Manager: Milton Pollack
Production Stage Manager: Kermit Kegley; Stage Manager: Cliff Cothren
Associate Conductor: Karen Gustafson; Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff; Supervisor Copyist: Mathilde Pincus
Magical Illusions Created and Designed by Jack Adams
General Press Representative: Dick Weaver; Casting: Lillian Stein
Walter Chiari Anatol
Barbara Cook Liesl Brandel
Jules Munshin Max
Loring Smith Herr Brandel
Jack Adams The Great Gaston
Elizabeth Allen Magda
Kip Andrews Dancing Ensemble
Ken Ayers Singing Ensemble
Loyce Baker Singing Ensemble
Jeanne Bal Helene
Karoly Barta Dancing Ensemble
Joan Bishop Singing Ensemble
Bonnie Brandon Dancing Ensemble
June Card Singing Ensemble
Carolyn Clark Dancing Ensemble
Sterling Clark Usher
Dancing Ensemble
Thatcher Clarke Dancing Ensemble
Yvonne Constant Mimi
Leonard Elliott Franz
Luce Ennis Singing Ensemble
Marion Fels Dancing Ensemble
Carol Flemming Dancing Ensemble
Leslie Franzos Dancing Ensemble
Rico Froehlich Otto
Russell Goodwin Waiter
Singing Ensemble
Jeanne Grant Singing Ensemble
Bettye Jenkins Dancing Ensemble
Patrick King Dancing Ensemble
Ray Kirchner Dancing Ensemble
Louis Kosman Dancing Ensemble
Ted Lambrinos Waiter
Singing Ensemble
Lu Leonard Frau Brandel
Carl Nicholas Headwaiter
Singing Ensemble
Hal Norman Waiter
Singing Ensemble
Carole O'Hara Singing Ensemble
Doris Ortiz Dancing Ensemble
Michael Quinn Proprietor
Singing Ensemble
Nancy Radcliffe Singing Ensemble
Tony Russo Singing Ensemble
Joanne Spiller Anna
Singing Ensemble
Michel Stuart Dancing Ensemble
Gerald Teijelo Photographer
Dancing Ensemble
Eleonore Treiber Dancing Ensemble
Aura Vainio Grandmother
Dancing Ensemble
Jenny Workman Dancing Ensemble
Standby: Stephen Elliott (Anatol)
Understudies: June Card (Mimi), Luce Ennis (Liesl Brandel), Rico Froehlich (Franz, The Great Gaston), Michael Quinn (Herr Brandel), Nancy Radcliffe (Anna, Helene) and Joanne Spiller (Frau Brandel)
Tony Award®
 1962 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Elizabeth Allen
 1962 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Oliver Smith
winner 1962 Best Costume Design [winner]
Lucinda Ballard
 1962 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Herbert Greene
ACT 1Sung By
What A Charming Couple Ensemble
Why Go Anywhere at All? Helene
Bring Your Darling Daughter Max and Ensemble
Now I'm Ready for a Frau Anatol and Max
Magic Moment Liesl Brandel
Who Can? You Can Anatol and Liesl Brandel
Oh, Mein Liebchen Ensemble
The Label on the Bottle Liesl Brandel
This Kind of a Girl Anatol and Liesl Brandel
The Bloom Is Off the Rose Max and Male Ensemble
Who Can? You Can (Reprise)Ensemble
Now I'm Ready for a Frau (Reprise)Anatol
Magic Moment (Reprise)Liesl Brandel
ACT 2Sung By
I'm Glad I'm Single Max and Male Ensemble
I'm Glad I'm Single (Reprise)Male Ensemble
Now I'm Ready for a Frau (Reprise)Anatol and Max
Something You Never Had Before Liesl Brandel
You Will Never Be Lonely Frau Brandel, Herr Brandel and Ensemble
You're Not the Type Anatol and Liesl Brandel
Come A-Wandering With Me Magda and Male Dancers
I Never Had a Chance Anatol
I Wouldn't Marry You Liesl Brandel
For the First Time Anatol