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Very Good Eddie   

 
Booth Theatre , (12/21/1975 - 9/05/1976)
First Preview:Dec 19, 1975 Total Previews:3
Opening Date:Dec 21, 1975   
Closing Date:Sep 05, 1976 Total Performances:304

Category: Musical, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts and three scenes
Setting: June 1913. Act I: A Hudson River Dayliner. Act II: Lobby of Honeymoon Inn in the Catskills.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by David Merrick, Max Brown and Byron Goldman; Produced by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
Originally produced by The Goodspeed Opera House (Michael P. Price, Executive Producer)
Book by Guy Bolton; Based on a farce by Philip Bartholomae; Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Schuyler Greene; Musical Director: Russell Warner; Music arranged by Russell Warner; Additional lyrics by Elsie Janis ("Some Sort of Somebody"), P. G. Wodehouse ("Bungalow in Quogue"; "Honeymoon Inn"), Anne Caldwell ("Good Night Boat"; "Left All Alone Again Blues"; "Hot Dog!"; "Moon of Love"), Frank Craven ("Good Night Boat"), Harry Graham ("If You're A Friend of Mine"), Harry B. Smith ("Wedding Bells Are Calling Me"; "Katy-did"), Herbert Reynolds ("Nodding Roses"; "Finale") and John E. Hazzard ("Finale")
Directed by Bill Gile; Dances and musical numbers staged by Dan Siretta
Scenic Design by Fred Voelpel; Lighting Design by Fred Voelpel; Costume Design by David Toser; Hair Design by Karol Coeyman
General Manager: Helen L. Nickerson; Company Manager: G. Warren McClane
Production Stage Manager: Don Judge; Stage Manager: Mark Potter and Pat Trott
Music Contractor: Felix Giglio
Special Consultant: Alfred Simon; General Press Representative: Max Eisen; Press Representative: Warren Pincus; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Fred Golden
Cast
Russ Beasley Mr. Tayleurs Dumme
David Christmas Mr. Dick Rivers
Joel Craig M. de Rougemont
Karen Crossley Miss Chrystal Poole
Jon Engstrom Mr. Dyer Thurst
Spring Fairbank Mrs. Georgina Kettle
James Harder Steward
Al Cleveland
Robin Herbert Miss Alwys Innit
Travis Hudson Mme. Matroppo
Larry McMillan Mr. Dustin Stacks
Charles Repole Mr. Eddie Kettle
Gillian Scalici Miss Carrie Closewell
Virginia Seidel Mrs. Elsie Darling
Hal Shane Mr. Rollo Munn
Cynthia Wells Miss Elsie Lilly
Nicholas Wyman Mr. Percy Darling
Wendy Young Miss Lily Pond
Swings: Tony Juliano and Pat Trott
Understudies: Russ Beasley (M. de Rougemont, Mr. Dick Rivers), Helon Blount (Mme. Matroppo), David Christmas (Mr. Percy Darling), Joel Craig (Al Cleveland), Jon Engstrom (Mr. Eddie Kettle), Robin Herbert (Mrs. Elsie Darling), Gillian Scalici (Mrs. Georgina Kettle) and Wendy Young (Miss Elsie Lilly)
Theatre World
nominee 1976 Award [recipient]
Charles Repole
nominee 1976 Award [recipient]
Virginia Seidel
Tony Award®
 1976 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Charles Repole
 1976 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Virginia Seidel
 1976 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Bill Gile
Drama Desk Award
 1976 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Virginia Seidel
 1976 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
James Harder
 1976 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Travis Hudson
 1976 Outstanding Revival [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick, Max Brown and Byron Goldman; Produced by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Schuyler Greene
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
We're on Our Way Company
Some Sort of Somebody (from MISS INFORMATION)
(lyrics by Elsie Janis)
Miss Elsie Lilly, Miss Lily Pond and Mr. Dick Rivers
Thirteen Collar Mr. Eddie Kettle
Bungalow in Quogue
(lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse)
Mrs. Elsie Darling and Mr. Percy Darling
Isn't It Great To Be Married Mrs. Elsie Darling, Mrs. Georgina Kettle, Mr. Eddie Kettle and Mr. Percy Darling
Good Night Boat
(lyrics by Anne Caldwell and Frank Craven)
Company
Left All Alone Again Blues
(lyrics by Anne Caldwell)
Mrs. Elsie Darling
Hot Dog!
(lyrics by Anne Caldwell)
Company
If You're a Friend of Mine
(lyrics by Harry Graham)
Mrs. Elsie Darling and Mr. Eddie Kettle
Wedding Bells Are Calling Me (from NOBODY HOME)
(lyrics by Harry B. Smith)
Company
ACT 2Sung By
Honeymoon Inn
(lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse)
Miss Elsie Lilly and Company
I've Got to Dance M. de Rougemont and Company
Moon of Love
(lyrics by Anne Caldwell)
Mme. Matroppo and Company
Old Boy Neutral Miss Elsie Lilly and Mr. Dick Rivers
Babes in the Wood
(lyrics by Schuyler Greene and Jerome Kern)
Mrs. Elsie Darling and Mr. Eddie Kettle
Katy-did
(lyrics by Harry B. Smith)
Mme. Matroppo
Nodding Roses
(lyrics by Herbert Reynolds and John E. Hazzard)
Miss Elsie Lilly and Mr. Dick Rivers
Finale
(lyrics by Herbert Reynolds and John E. Hazzard)
Company