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Oh What a Lovely War   

 
Broadhurst Theatre, (9/30/1964 - 1/16/1965)
First Preview: Sep 29, 1964 Total Previews: 1
Opening Date: Sep 30, 1964    
Closing Date: Jan 16, 1965 Total Performances: 125

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Comments: "Oh What a Lovely War" is based on official records, memoirs, commentaries, newspaper articles, and other factual data from World War I .



Production Staff
Produced by David Merrick, Gerry Raffles and Theatre Workshop, Inc.
Originally produced by Theatre Workshop, Inc.
Book by Charles Chilton and Theatre Workshop, Inc.; Musical Director: Shepard Coleman; Featuring songs by Bingham and Greene, Murphy and David and Valliant and Couturier; Featuring songs with lyrics by Lena Gulibert Ford and Stoddard King; Music arranged by Alfred Ralston
Directed by Joan Littlewood; Choreographed by Bob Stevenson
Scenic Design by John Bury; Costume Design by Una Collins; Lighting Design by John Bury
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Vince McKnight
Stage Manager: Jerry Adler
Design Supervisor: Klaus Holm; Press Representative: Maurice Turet; Military Adviser: Raymond Fletcher
Cast
Fanny CarbyPerformer
Frank CodaRussia
English Signaller
Richard CurnockFrench Captain
Assassin
Peter DaltonGendarme
Larry DannRussia
Luxembourg Signaller
Irish Private
Jack EddlemanPerformer
Myvanwy JennPerformer
Colin KemballMoltke
Belgium
Linda LoftisPerformer
Murray MelvinFrance
French Lieutenant
Brian MurphyEngland
Sir John French
The Padre
Ian PatersonSir Henry Wilson
German Officer
Kaiser
George SewellSir Douglas Haig
Reid SheltonPerformer
Victor SpinettiMaster of Ceremonies
General Lanrezac
Drill Sergeant
Bob StevensonSwimmer
Irish Standard Bearer
Valerie WalshPerformer
Barbara WindsorPerformer
Tony Award®
 1965 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Charles Chilton and Theatre Workshop, Inc. ;  Produced by David Merrick and Gerry Raffles
winner 1965 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Victor Spinetti
 1965 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Barbara Windsor
 1965 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Joan Littlewood
Theatre World
winner 1965 Award [recipient] 
  Victor Spinetti

ACT 1 Sung By
Row, Row, Row
(music by James Monaco; lyrics by William Jerome)
The Ensemble
We Don't Want to Lose You (Your King and Country Want You)
(music by Paul Rubens; lyrics by Paul Rubens)
The Ladies
Belgium Put the Kibosh on the Kaiser
(music by Paddy Ellerton; lyrics by Paddy Ellerton)
Valerie Walsh
Are We DownheartedThe Men
It's a Long Way to Tipperary
(music by Jack Judge and Harry Williams; lyrics by Jack Judge and Harry Williams)
The Men
Hold Your Hand Out Naughty Boy
(music by Murphy and David; lyrics by Murphy and David)
The Men
I'll Make a Man of You
(music by Arthur Wimperis and Herman Finck; lyrics by Arthur Wimperis and Herman Finck)
Barbara Windsor
Pack Up Your Troubles
(music by Arthur Wimperis and Herman Finck; lyrics by George Asaf)
The Men
Hitchykoo
(music by Lewis F. Muir and Maurice Abrahams; lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert)
Fanny Carby
Heilige NachtColin Kemball
Christmas Day in the CookhouseBrian Murphy
Goodbye...ee
(music by Bert Lee; lyrics by R. P. Weston)
Victor Spinetti
ACT 2 Sung By
Oh What a Lovely WarThe Ensemble
Gassed Last NightThe Men
Roses of Picardy
(music by Haydn Wood; lyrics by R. P. Weston)
Linda Loftus and Ian Paterson
Hush Here Comes a WhizzbangThe Men
There's a Long Long Trial
(music by Haydn Wood; lyrics by Stoddard King)
Ian Paterson
I Don't Want to Be a SoldierThe Men
Kaiser BillThe Men
They Were Only Playing LeapfrogThe Men
Old Soldiers Never DieMurray Melvin
If You Want the Old BatallionThe Men
Far Far from Wipers
(music by Bingham and Greene; lyrics by Bingham and Greene)
Colin Kemball
If the Sergeant Steals Your RumThe Men
I Wore a Tunic (When You Wore a Tulip)Ian Paterson
Forward Joe Soap's ArmyThe Men
Fred Karno's ArmyThe Men
When This Lousy War Is OverColin Kembal
Wash Me in the WaterThe Men
I Want To Go HomeThe Men
The Bells of HellThe Men
Keep the Home Fires Burning
(music by Ivor Novello; lyrics by Lena Gulibert Ford)
Myvanwy Jenn
Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts
(music by Herman Darewski; lyrics by R. P. Weston)
Barabra Windsor
Chanson de Craonne
(music by Valliant and Couturier; lyrics by Valliant and Couturier)
The Ensemble
I Dont Want to be A SoldierThe Ensemble
And When They Asked Us
(music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Jerome Kern)
The Ensemble