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Shubert Theatre, (12/01/1968 - 1/01/1972)
First Preview: Total Previews: 7
Opening Date: Dec 01, 1968    
Closing Date: Jan 01, 1972 Total Performances: 1281

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The offices of Consolidated Life; Chuck's Apartment House; Lum Ding's Restaurant and Madison Square Garden; Clancy's Lounge; Others



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by David Merrick; Associate Producer: Samuel Liff
The motion picture "The Apartment" presented by the Mirisch Co. was produced and directed by Billy Wilder
Book by Neil Simon; Based on the film "The Apartment" by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond; Music by Burt Bacharach; Lyrics by Hal David; Musical Director: Harold Wheeler; Dance arrangements by Harold Wheeler; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick
Directed by Robert Moore; Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Donald Brooks; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein; Sound Design by Admins, Ltd.; Hair Design by Joe Tubens
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Vince McKnight
Production Stage Manager: Charles Blackwell; Stage Manager: Henry Velez
Music Contractor: Julie Held
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Press Representative: David Powers; Dance Captain: Margo Sappington and Betsy Haug; Advertising: Fred Golden; Casting Consultant: Alan Shayne Associates; Staff Associate: Sylvia Schwartz and Ellen Reiss
Cast
Jill O'HaraFran Kubelik
Jerry OrbachChuck Baxter
A. Larry HainesDr. Dreyfuss
Edward WinterJ.D. Sheldrake
Barbara AlstonIntern's Date
Adrienne AngelSylvia Gilhooley
Rod BarryNew Young Executive
Clancy's Lounge Patron
Carole BishopCompany Nurse
Clancy's Lounge Patron
Kelly BrittOrchestra Voice
Gene CooperClancy's Lounge Patron
Graciela DanieleClancy's Employee
Intern's Date
Bob FitchClancy's Lounge Patron
Margot HansonOrchestra Voice
Betsy HaugDining Room Hostess
Clancy's Employee
Ken HowardBartender Eddie
Karl Kubelik
Neil JonesClancy's Lounge Patron
Baayork LeeLum Ding Hostess
Miss Wong
Debra LymanSwing Dancer
Bettye McCormickOrchestra Voice
Donna McKechnieVivien Della Hoya
Marian MercerMarge MacDougall
Vince O'BrienMr. Eichelberger
Rita O'ConnorDentist's Nurse
Clancy's Lounge Patron
Gerry O'HaraCompany Doctor
Intern
Dick O'NeillJesse Vanderhof
Kay OslinHelen Sheldrake
Scott PearsonWaiter
Clancy's Lounge Patron
Paul ReedMr. Dobitch
Margo SappingtonMiss Polanski
Clancy's Employee
Michael ShawnIntern
Clancy's Lounge Patron
Norman ShellyMr. Kirkeby
Ilona SimonOrchestra Voice
Millie SlavinPeggy Olson
Julane StitesClancy's Lounge Patron
Don StomsvikSwing Dancer
Melissa StoneburnClancy's Lounge Patron
Michael VitaMadison Square Garden Attendant
Bartender Eugene
Standby: Peter Lombard (Chuck Baxter, J.D. Sheldrake)
Understudies: Kelly Britt (Marge MacDougall), Bob Fitch (Mr. Kirkeby), Rita O'Connor (Peggy Olson), Dick O'Neill (Mr. Dobitch), Margo Sappington (Fran Kubelik), Norman Shelly (Dr. Dreyfuss), Henry Sutton (Jesse Vanderhof, Mr. Eichelberger) and Michael Vita (Karl Kubelik)
Theatre World
winner 1969 Award [recipient] 
  Marian Mercer
winner 1969 Award [recipient] 
  Jill O'Hara
Tony Award®
 1969 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Neil Simon ;  Music by Burt Bacharach ;  Lyrics by Hal David ;  Produced by David Merrick
winner 1969 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Jerry Orbach
 1969 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Jill O'Hara
 1969 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  A. Larry Haines
 1969 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Edward Winter
winner 1969 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Marian Mercer
 1969 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Michael Bennett
 1969 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Robert Moore
Drama Desk Award
winner 1969 Outstanding Music [winner] 
 Music by Burt Bacharach
winner 1969 Outstanding Performance [winner] 
 Performer: Marian Mercer and Jerry Orbach
music by Burt Bacharach; lyrics by Hal David
ACT 1 Sung By
Half as Big as LifeChuck Baxter
UpstairsChuck Baxter
You'll Think of SomeoneFran Kubelik and Chuck Baxter
Our Little SecretChuck Baxter and J.D. Sheldrake
BasketballChuck Baxter
Knowing When to LeaveFran Kubelik
Where Can You Take a Girl?Mr. Dobitch, Mr. Kirkeby, Mr. Eichelberger and Jesse Vanderhof
Wanting ThingsJ.D. Sheldrake
Turkey Lurkey TimeVivien Della Hoya, Miss Polanski and Miss Wong
ACT 2 Sung By
A Fact Can Be a Beautiful ThingChuck Baxter, Marge MacDougall and Bar Patrons
Whoever You AreFran Kubelik
A Young Pretty Girl Like YouChuck Baxter and Dr. Dreyfuss
I'll Never Fall in Love AgainFran Kubelik and Chuck Baxter
Promises, PromisesChuck Baxter