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Half a Sixpence   

 
Broadhurst Theatre, (4/25/1965 - 7/16/1966)
First Preview: Apr 15, 1965 Total Previews: 4
Opening Date: Apr 25, 1965    
Closing Date: Jul 16, 1966 Total Performances: 511

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Folkstone, England. The turn of the century.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Allen-Hodgdon, Inc., Stevens Productions, Inc. and Harold Fielding; Associate Producer: Jane C. Nussbaum
Book by Beverley Cross; Music by David Heneker; Lyrics by David Heneker; Based on "Kipps" by H. G. Wells; Musical Director: Stanley Lebowsky; Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis; Music orchestrated by Jim Tyler; Dance arrangements and orchestrations by Robert Prince; Opening ballet music composed by Robert Prince
Directed by Gene Saks; Choreographed by Onna White; Assistant Choreographer: Tom Panko
Scenic Design by Loudon Sainthill; Costume Design by Loudon Sainthill; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Costume Supervision: Jane Greenwood
General Manager: Victor Samrock; Company Manager: Ben Rosenberg
Production Stage Manager: Terence Little; Stage Manager: Ernest Austin; Assistant Stage Mgr: William Larsen
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Morris Stonzek
General Press Representative: Bill Doll & Company, Inc.; Press Representative: Robert Ganshaw, Midori Tsuji and Bob Ullman; Casting: Terry Fay; Dance Captain: Eleonore Treiber
Cast
Tommy SteeleArthur Kipps
Sean AllanPhotographer
Singer
Norman AllenBuggins
Diane BlairDancer
Sterling ClarkBoy Student
Dancer
John CleeseYoung Walshingham
Helen's brother
Fred Cline2nd Reporter
Singer
Grover DalePearce
Lynn FieldsDancer
Robert GormanPhotographer Asst.
Singer
James GroutChitterlow
Michele HardyFlo
Reby HowellsEmma
Rosanna HuffmanGirl Student
Singer
Polly JamesAnn Pornick
Robert KarlDancer
Glenn KezerSinger
Reid Klein1st Reporter
Singer
John KnappSinger
William LarsenCarshot
Sally LeeVictoria
Will MackenzieSid Pornick
Mercer McLeodMr. Shalford
Constance MoffitSinger
Max NormanSinger
Carrie NyeHelen Walsingham
Alan PetersonDancer
Louise QuickKate
Ann RachelGwendolin
Singer
Sally RansoneDancer
Carol RichardsSinger
Trescott RipleyMrs. Botting
Ron SchwinnDancer
Ann ShoemakerMrs. Walsingham
Bill StantonDancer
Eleonore TreiberLaura
Understudies: Diane Blair (Emma, Kate), Sterling Clark (Pearce), Grover Dale (Arthur Kipps), Robert Gorman (Boy Student), Reby Howells (Ann Pornick, Flo), Robert Karl (Buggins), John Knapp (Carshot, Young Walshingham), William Larsen (Chitterlow, Mr. Shalford), Constance Moffit (Mrs. Botting), Sally Ransone (Laura, Victoria), Carol Richards (Girl Student), Trescott Ripley (Mrs. Walsingham), Ron Schwinn (Sid Pornick) and Eleonore Treiber (Helen Walsingham)
Tony Award®
 1965 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Beverley Cross ;  Music by David Heneker ;  Lyrics by David Heneker ;  Produced by Allen-Hodgdon, Inc. , Stevens Productions, Inc. and Harold Fielding
 1965 Best Composer and Lyricist [nominee] 
 Music by David Heneker ;  Lyrics by David Heneker
 1965 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Tommy Steele
 1965 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  James Grout
 1965 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Carrie Nye
 1965 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Onna White
 1965 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Gene Saks
 1965 Best Producer of a Musical [nominee] 
  Allen-Hodgdon, Inc.
 1965 Best Producer of a Musical [nominee] 
  Stevens Productions, Inc.
 1965 Best Producer of a Musical [nominee] 
  Harold Fielding
 1965 Best Author (Musical) [nominee] 
 Book by Beverley Cross

ACT 1 Sung By
All in The Cause of EconomyArthur Kipps, Sid Pornick, Buggins and Pearce
Half A SixpenceArthur Kipps and Ann Pornick
Money to BurnArthur Kipps, Laura and The Men
A Proper GentlemanArthur Kipps, Sid Pornick, Buggins, Pearce and Shopgirls
She's Too Far Above MeArthur Kipps
If The Rain's Got To FallArthur Kipps, Pearce, Sid Pornick, Buggins, Shopgirls, Singers and Dancers
The Old Military CanalSingers
ACT 2 Sung By
A Proper Gentleman (Reprise) Arthur Kipps, Mrs. Walsingham, Helen Walsingham, Mrs. Botting, Young Walshingham (Helen's brother) and Party Guests
Long AgoArthur Kipps and Ann Pornick
Flash Bang WallopArthur Kipps, Ann Pornick, Chitterlow, Mr. Shalford, Pearce, Sid Pornick, Buggins, Shopgirls and Singers
I Know What I AmAnn Pornick
The Party's On The HouseArthur Kipps, Pearce, Sid Pornick, Buggins, Shopgirls, Singers and Dancers
Half A Sixpence (Reprise) Arthur Kipps and Ann Pornick
All in The Cause of Economy (Reprise) Flo, Pearce, Sid Pornick and Buggins
FinaleEntire Company