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Minskoff Theatre, (3/13/1973 - 9/08/1974)
First Preview: Mar 01, 1973 Total Previews: 13
Opening Date: Mar 13, 1973    
Closing Date: Sep 08, 1974 Total Performances: 594

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: The piano store; the music room of the Marshall estate; 9th Avenue; Madame Lucy's salon; the Palais Royale; outside the marquee tent; the Italian garden.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Minskoff Organization; Minskoff Theatre Managing Director: Albert W. Selden; Minskoff Theatre General Manager: Walter Fried; Minskoff Theatre Manager: Gino Giglio
Produced by Harry Rigby, Albert W. Selden and Jerome Minskoff; Associate Producer: Steven Beckler
Music by Harry Tierney; Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy; Additional lyrics by Charles Gaynor, Otis Clements and Jack Lloyd; Additional music by Charles Gaynor and Otis Clements; Book by Hugh Wheeler and Joseph Stein; Book from an adaptation by Harry Rigby; Based on the original play by James Montgomery; Music and Vocal Direction: Jack Lee; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns; Dance arrangements by Wally Harper; Incidental music by Wally Harper
Directed by Gower Champion; Musical Staging by Peter Gennaro
Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Miss Reynolds' costumes by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by David F. Segal; Sound Design by Tony Alloy; Make-Up Design by Nicholas Guerico; Hair Design by Ted Azar; Hairstyles: Tony Marrero and Masarone; Debbie Reynolds' hairstyles by Pinky Babajian
General Manager: Walter Fried; Company Manager: G. Warren McClane
Production Stage Manager: James Gelb; Stage Manager: Robert Schear; Technical Director: John Higgins
Music Consultant: Joseph A. McCarthy; Musical Coordinator: Joseph A. McCarthy; Music Contractor: Marty Grupp; Music Preparation Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus and Al Miller
Vocal Consultant to Debbie Reynolds: Nora Dunfee; General Press Representative: John Springer Associates; Press Representative: Ruth Cage; Production Associate: Constance Montgomery; Casting Director: Wendy Mackenzie; Dance Captain: Mary Ann Niles; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Mike Mones; Photographer: Friedman-Abeles; Production Coordinator: Maggie Minskoff
Debbie ReynoldsIrene O'Dare
George S. IrvingMadame Lucy
Patsy KellyMrs. O'Dare
Monte MarkhamDonald Marshall
Ruth WarrickEmmeline Marshall
Carmen AlvarezHelen McFudd
Meg BussertDebutante
Trudy CarsonDebutante
Paul CharlesNinth Avenue Fella
Arlene ColumboDebutante
Dennis EdenfieldNinth Avenue Fella
David EvansNinth Avenue Fella
Carrie FisherDebutante
Bob FreschiClarkson
Ninth Avenue Fella
Dorothy Wyn GehganDebutante
John HamiltonNinth Avenue Fella
Bruce LeaJimmy O'Flaherty
Ninth Avenue Fella
Frances Ruth LeaDebutante
Swing Dancer
Jeanne LehmanDebutante
Joe LordenNinth Avenue Fella
Bryan NicholasNinth Avenue Fella
Kate O'BradyArabella Thornsworthy
Julie ParsDebutante
Pamela PeadonDebutante
Ted PughOzzie Babson
Robert RayowNinth Avenue Fella
Dennis RothNinth Avenue Fella
Kenn ScaliceNinth Avenue Fella
Swing Dancer
Ron SchwinnNinth Avenue Fella
Janie SellJane Burke
David SteeleNinth Avenue Fella
Albert StephensonNinth Avenue Fella
Pat TrottDebutante
Sandra VorisDebutante
Jeanette WilliamsonDebutante
Penny WorthDebutante
Standby: Emory Bass (Madame Lucy) and Justine Johnston (Emmeline Marshall, Mrs. O'Dare)
Understudies: Bob Freschi (Ozzie Babson), Dorothy Wyn Gehgan (Jane Burke), John Hamilton (Donald Marshall), Janie Sell (Irene O'Dare) and Penny Worth (Helen McFudd)
Tony Award®
 1973 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Debbie Reynolds
winner 1973 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  George S. Irving
 1973 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Patsy Kelly
 1973 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Peter Gennaro
Theatre World
winner 1973 Award [recipient] 
  Monte Markham
music by Harry Tierney; lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
The World Must Be Bigger Than an Avenue
(music by Wally Harper; lyrics by Jack Lloyd)
Irene O'Dare
The Family TreeMrs. Marshall and Debutantes
Alice Blue GownIrene O'Dare
They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me
(music by Fred Fisher)
Madame Lucy and Debutantes
An Irish Girl
(music by Charles Gaynor; lyrics by Otis Clements)
Irene O'Dare and Company
Stepping on Butterflies
(music by Wally Harper)
Madame Lucy, Irene O'Dare, Helen McFudd and Jane Gilmour
Mother Angel Darling
(music by Charles Gaynor; lyrics by Charles Gaynor)
Irene O'Dare and Mrs. O'Dare
The Riviera Rage
(music by Wally Harper; lyrics by Charles Gaynor)
Irene O'Dare and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
The Last Part of Every PartyCompany
We're Getting Away With ItMadame Lucy, Helen McFudd, Jane Gilmour and Ozzie Babson
IreneIrene O'Dare and Company
The Great Lover Tango
(music by Otis Clements; lyrics by Charles Gaynor)
Donald Marshall, Helen McFudd and Jane Gilmour
You Made Me Love You
(music by James Monaco)
Irene O'Dare and Donald Marshall
You Made Me Love You (Reprise)
(music by James Monaco)
Madame Lucy and Mrs. O'Dare