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The Beauty Part   

 
Music Box Theatre , (12/26/1962 - 2/23/1963)
Plymouth Theatre , (2/25/1963 - 3/09/1963)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Dec 26, 1962   
Closing Date:Mar 09, 1963 Total Performances:85

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A play in two acts
Setting: Weatherwax library. April Monkhood's apartment. Office of Hyacinth Beddoes Laffoon. Goddard Quagmeyer's studio. Mrs. Younghusband's Employment Agency. Fingerhead's kitchen. Nelson Smedley's conservatory. Whirlaway Scenic Studios. L.A. courtroom.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Irving Berlin
Produced by Michael Ellis; Produced in association with Edmund Anderson
Written by S. J. Perelman; Incidental music by Don Walker; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Musical Director: Abba Bogin
Directed by Noel Willman; Gorilla choreography by Jonathan Lucas
Scenic Design by William Pitkin; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Lighting Design by William Pitkin; Hair Design by Ernest Adler; Jewelry created by Sam Kramer; Assistant to Mr. Willman: William Strom
General Manager: Elias Goldin; Company Manager: Leonard A. Mulhern
Production Stage Manager: Perry Bruskin; Stage Manager: Bruce Laffey; Assistant Stage Mgr: Maurice Brenner
Music Contractor: Emory Davis
General Press Representative: Robert Ullman; Press Representative: Anne Woll; Casting: Jerri Kenneally; Advertising: Fred Golden; Assistant to the Director: Walter Perner, Jr.
Organ and pianos courtesy of The Wurlitzer Company
Cast
Bert Lahr Milo Leotard Allardyce DuPlessis Weatherwax
Hyacinth Beddoes Laffoon
Harry Hubris
Nelson Smedley
Judge Herman J. Rinderbrust
Alice Ghostley Octavia Weatherwax
Kitty Entrail
Grace Fingerhead
Charlotte Rae Gloria Krumgold
Mrs. Younghusband
Rowena Inchcape
Mrs. Lafcadio Mifflin
Maurice Brenner Camera Man
David Doyle Mike Mulroy
Bunce
Maurice Blount
Curtis Fingerhead
Wagnerian
Hanratty
Patricia Englund April Munkhood
Gil Gardner Van Lennep
Fish-Market Boy
Elmo
Policeman
Secretary
Sean Garrison Rob Roy Fruitwell
Larry Hagman Lance Weatherwax
William LeMassena Hagedorn
Boris Pickwick
Emmett Stagg
Hennepin
Bailiff
Joseph Leon Goddard Quagmeyer
Arnold Soboloff Vishnu
Vernon Equinox
Rukeyser
Joe Gourielli
Fiddle Viracola Chenille Schreiber
Sherry Quicklime
Court Stenographer
Marie Wallace Roxanna DeVilbiss
Bernie West Sam Fussfeld
Seymour Krumgold
Wormser
Poteat
Standbys: Patricia Ripley (Gloria Krumgold, Grace Fingerhead, Kitty Entrail, Mrs. Lafcadio Mifflin, Mrs. Younghusband, Octavia Weatherwax, Rowena Inchcape) and Bernie West (Harry Hubris, Hyacinth Beddoes Laffoon, Judge Herman J. Rinderbrust, Milo Leotard Allardyce DuPlessis Weatherwax, Nelson Smedley)
Understudies: Wallace Acton (Bailiff, Boris Pickwick, Camera Man, Curtis Fingerhead, Emmett Stagg, Hanratty, Joe Gourielli, Maurice Blount, Poteat, Rukeyser, Sam Fussfeld, Van Lennep, Vernon Equinox, Vishnu), Maurice Brenner (Bunce, Hagedorn, Hennepin, Seymour Krumgold, Wagnerian), Gil Gardner (Lance Weatherwax, Rob Roy Fruitwell), William LeMassena (Mike Mulroy), Fiddle Viracola (April Munkhood, Roxanna DeVilbiss) and Marie Wallace (Chenille Schreiber, Sherry Quicklime)
Tony Award®
 1963 Best Actor in Play [nominee]
Bert Lahr
 1963 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Alice Ghostley