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St. James Theatre , (10/07/1979 - 1/06/1980)
First Preview:Sep 25, 1979 Total Previews:14
Opening Date:Oct 07, 1979   
Closing Date:Jan 06, 1980 Total Performances:105

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: WOV Broadcast Studios, Algonquin Room of the Hotel Astor, NYC. December 21, 1942.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President)
Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President), Joseph P. Harris, Ira Bernstein and Roger Berlind
Originally produced in 1974 by The Ensemble Company; Subsequently produced in 1977 at Yale Repertory Theatre (Robert Brustein, Artistic Director); Further Developed and produced in 1978 at Arena Stage (Zelda Fichhandler: Artistic Director)
Written by Walton Jones; Music orchestrated by Gary S. Fagin; Vocal arrangements by Paul Schierhorn; Musical Director: Stanley Lebowsky; Featuring songs by Bobby Troupe, Garth Montgomery, Len Mackenzie and William Wirges
Directed by Walton Jones; Musical Staging by Thommie Walsh; Conceived by Walton Jones and Carol Lees
Scenic Design by David Gropman; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Make-Up Design by Angela Gari
General Manager: Frank Scardino; Company Manager: Susan Bell
Production Stage Manager: Ed Aldridge; Stage Manager: Craig Jacobs; Assistant Stage Mgr: James Lockhart; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah Harris
Musical Supervisor: Stanley Lebowsky; Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Assistant Conductor: Paul Schierhorn
Furs by Michael Forrest; General Press Representative: The Merlin Group, Ltd.; Advertising: J. Walter Thompson; Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Poster Art by Paul dePass
Cast
Dennis Anderson Charlie "Kid Lips" Snyder
Kathy Andrini Connie Miller
Jane Ira Bloom Bonnie Cavanaugh
Dee Dee Bridgewater Geneva Lee Browne
Billy Butler Custis Jones
Rick Centalonza Fess "Snookie" Davenport
John Doolittle Biff Baker
Josh Edwards Moe "Lockjaw" Ambrose
Dennis Elliott Scoops Millikan
Arny Freeman Pops Bailey
Jon Goldman Bob "Bobo" Lewis
Merwin Goldsmith Lou Cohn
Joe Grifasi Neal Tilden
Jack Hallett Wally Fergusson
Mary-Cleere Haran Ann Collier
Stephen James B. J. Gibson
Jeff Keller Johnny Cantone
Stanley Lebowsky Zoot Doubleman
Maurice Mark Neeley "Flap" Kovacs
Lloyd Michels Pieface Minelli
J.D. Parran Ned "Woof" Bennett
Joe Petrizzo Fritz Canigliaro
Mel Rodnon Totts Schoenfeld
Bruce Samuels Phil Bentley
Ray Shanfeld Gus Bracken
John Sloman Stanley
Josef Sommer Clifton A. Feddington
Jo Speros Darla
WOV Page
Ron Tooley Buzz Cranshaw
Crissy Wilzak Ginger Brooks
Standbys: Bob Freschi (Johnny Cantone, Neal Tilden), Etta Green (Geneva Lee Browne), Susan Elizabeth Scott (Ann Collier, Ginger Brooks) and Lynn Stafford (Biff Baker, Stanley, Wally Fergusson)
Understudies: James Lockhart (Clifton A. Feddington, Lou Cohn, Pops Bailey), John Sloman (B. J. Gibson) and Jo Speros (Connie Miller)
Theatre World
nominee 1980 Award [recipient]
Stephen James
Drama Desk Award
 1980 Outstanding Musical [nominee]
Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President), Joseph P. Harris, Ira Bernstein and Roger Berlind
 1980 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Joe Grifasi
 1980 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Jeff Keller
 1980 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Crissy Wilzak
 1980 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee]
Directed by Walton Jones
 1980 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee]
William Ivey Long

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Pepsi Cola Radio Jingle Neal Tilden, B. J. Gibson, Connie Miller, Ginger Brooks and Clifton A. Feddington
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(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
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(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
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(music by Milton Ager; lyrics by Jack Yellen)
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(music by Ruth Lowe; lyrics by Ruth Lowe)
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(music by Don Raye and Hughie Prince; lyrics by Don Raye and Hughie Prince)
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(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
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(music by Duke Ellington; lyrics by Paul Francis Webster)
Geneva Lee Browne
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Little Brown Jug (Bill Finigan arrangement for Glenn Miller)
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(music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; lyrics by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin)
Ann Collier
Strike Up the Band (from "Strike Up the Band")
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
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(music by Sammy Fain; lyrics by Irving Kahal)
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