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The Merry Widow and The Devil   
Joe Weber's Travesty Company, Incorporated in a Satire on "The Merry Widow" and "The Devil"

 
West End Theatre, (11/16/1908 - 11/21/1908)
Weber's Music Hall, (1/18/1909 - 1/30/1909)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Nov 16, 1908    
Closing Date: Jan 30, 1909 Total Performances: 24

Category: Musical, Operetta, Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Studio of Prince Dandilo; Garden at Fonia's residence; Witching Hour Cafe



Production Staff
Produced by Joe Weber; Produced by arrangement with Henry W. Savage
Libretto by George V. Hobart; Orchestra under the direction of Hugo Frey; Featuring songs by John H. Flynn
Staged by Julian Mitchell; Produced under the personal direction of Joe Weber
Scenic Design by John H. Young
Cast
Robert DunlapBooze de Grouch
one of the Three Twins
Lillian FitzgeraldMimi
model
Grace GriswoldElsie Eisberg
an heiress, engaged to Prince Dandilo
Albert HartBaron Kaughman
Farsovian ambassador to Paris
A.C. HeathBaz de Grouch
one of the Three Twins
Walter JonesThe Devil
calling himself DeJollidog, a wine agent
Blanche RingFonia
Kaughman's wife, who wants to be a merry widow
Charles J. RossPrince Dandilo
now known as Carl Mahler, an artist
E. SpatzBiff de Grouch
one of the Three Twins
Joe WeberHeinrich Disch
valet
Sadie AravolDo-Do
Charlie BallDog
Mons. Deverdon
Annie BettertonMlle. Antoinette
Janet BurtonKo-Ko
Major CriqueMons. Duval
Nettie HamiltonMlle. Nanette
Nora HamiltonMlle. Babette
Neal HarveyMons. Carpentier
Nellie HowardMlle. Piquette
Vivian HowardMlle. Bettine
Harry HuberCat
Mons. Robideau
Marie HughesMlle. Marnold
Violet LarayMlle. Celeste
Violet LaurellCoo-Coo
Maud Le RoySenorita Concarne
Eunice MacKayMlle. Cochette
June MarloweMlle. Fatima
Beatrice McKayEnglish Tourist
Jo-Jo
Minnie May QuentalMlle. Yvonne
Annie RayJo-Ko
Kittie SayerMlle. Angelique
Minerva WaltonGoo-Goo
lyrics by George V. Hobart
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Gee, Ain't I Glad I'm Single
(music by Silvio Hein)
Prince Dandilo (now known as Carl Mahler, an artist)
In Farsovia
(music by Silvio Hein)
Fonia (Kaughman's wife, who wants to be a merry widow)
I'm the Original Devil (The Devil)
(music by Silvio Hein)
The Devil (calling himself DeJollidog, a wine agent)
ACT 2 Sung By
Bonnie, My Highland Lassie
(music by Silvio Hein)
Fonia (Kaughman's wife, who wants to be a merry widow)
She's My Daisy
(music by Silvio Hein)
Prince Dandilo (now known as Carl Mahler, an artist)
Girls
(music by Silvio Hein)
Prince Dandilo (now known as Carl Mahler, an artist), Baron Kaughman (Farsovian ambassador to Paris), Heinrich Disch (valet), The Devil (calling himself DeJollidog, a wine agent), Biff de Grouch (one of the Three Twins) and Baz de Grouch (one of the Three Twins)
The Girls at Maxim's
(music by Silvio Hein)
Baron Kaughman (Farsovian ambassador to Paris)
Yip, I Adee, I Aye
(music by John H. Flynn; lyrics by Will D. Cobb)
Fonia (Kaughman's wife, who wants to be a merry widow)