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St. James Theatre, (2/19/1978 - 3/18/1979)
First Preview: Feb 09, 1978 Total Previews: 11
Opening Date: Feb 19, 1978    
Closing Date: Mar 18, 1979 Total Performances: 449

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Mainly on the Twentieth Century Limited from Chicago to New York. The early 1930's.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President)
Produced by The Producers Circle 2, Inc., Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, James Cresson and Martin Richards; Produced in association with Joseph Harris and Ira Bernstein; Associate Producer: Sam Crothers and André Pastoria
Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Music by Cy Coleman; Based on the play by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur and Bruce Millholland; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay
Directed by Harold Prince; Musical Staging by Larry Fuller
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Hair Design by Richard Allen; Make-Up Design by Richard Allen; Sound Design by Robin Wagner
General Manager: Joseph Harris and Ira Bernstein; Business Manager: Frank Scardino
Production Stage Manager: George Martin; Stage Manager: E. Bronson Platt
Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon
Assistant to the Director: Ruth Mitchell; Furs by Ben Kahn Furs; Production Associate: Nina Goodman, Edward Merkow and Rick Mandel; Press Representative: Bill Evans and Mary Bryant; Casting: Joanna Merlin; Dance Captain: Gerald Teijelo; Advertising: J. Walter Thompson; Photographer: Martha Swope
Imogene CocaLetitia Primrose
John CullumOscar Jaffee
Madeline KahnLily Garland
George Lee AndrewsMax Jacobs
Tom BattenConductor Flanagan
Willi BurkeImelda
Dr. Johnson
Susan CellaFemale Singer
Maris ClementJoan
Female Singer
George CoeOwen O'Malley
Peggy CooperFemale Singer
Keith DavisPorter
Dean DittmanOliver Webb
Quitman Fludd IIIPorter
Karen GibsonFemale Singer
Ray GillStage Manager
Male Singer
Ken HilliardPriest
Male Singer
David HorwitzMaxwell Finch
Male Singer
Mel Johnson, Jr.Redcap
Judy KayeAgnes
Kevin KlineBruce Granit
Craig LucasMale Singer
Carol LugenbealAnita
Female Singer
Carol LurieWardrobe Mistress
Hospital Attendant
Female Singer
Sal MistrettaOtto Von Bismark
Hospital Attendant
Male Singer
Hal NormanActor
Male Singer
Charles RuleBishop
Male Singer
Stanley SimmondsTrain Secretary Rogers
Rufus SmithCongressman Lockwood
Ray Stephens
Broadway debut
Melanie VaughanFemale Singer
David VogelMale Singer
Joseph WisePorter
Swings: Linda Poser and Gerald Teijelo
Standby: George Lee Andrews (Oscar Jaffee)
Understudies: Peggy Cooper (Letitia Primrose), Karen Gibson (Dr. Johnson, Imelda), Ray Gill (Bruce Granit), Judy Kaye (Lily Garland), Craig Lucas (Max Jacobs), Hal Norman (Congressman Lockwood, Oliver Webb), Stanley Simmonds (Conductor Flanagan), Melanie Vaughan (Agnes) and David Vogel (Owen O'Malley)
Tony Award®
 1978 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by The Producers Circle 2, Inc. , Robert Fryer , Mary Lea Johnson , James Cresson and Martin Richards ;  Produced in association with Joseph Harris and Ira Bernstein
winner 1978 Best Book of a Musical [winner] 
 Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
winner 1978 Best Original Score [winner] 
 Music by Cy Coleman ;  Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
winner 1978 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  John Cullum
 1978 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Madeline Kahn
winner 1978 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Kevin Kline
 1978 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Imogene Coca
winner 1978 Best Scenic Design [winner] 
  Robin Wagner
 1978 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Harold Prince
Theatre World
winner 1978 Award [recipient] 
  Judy Kaye
Drama Desk Award
 1978 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Judy Kaye
winner 1978 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Kevin Kline
winner 1978 Outstanding Music [winner] 
 Music by Cy Coleman
winner 1978 Outstanding Costume Design [winner] 
  Florence Klotz
winner 1978 Outstanding Set Design [winner] 
 Scenic Design by Robin Wagner
music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden
ACT 1 Sung By
Stranded AgainBishop, Actor and Singers
On the 20th CenturyPorters, Letitia Primrose, Conductor Flanagan, Train Secretary Rogers and Passengers
I Rise AgainOscar Jaffee, Owen O'Malley and Oliver Webb
Indian Maiden's LamentImelda and Lily Garland
VeroniqueLily Garland and Male Singers
I Have Written a PlayConductor Flanagan
TogetherPorters, Passengers and Oscar Jaffee
NeverLily Garland, Owen O'Malley and Oliver Webb
Our Private WorldLily Garland and Oscar Jaffee
RepentLetitia Primrose
MineOscar Jaffee and Bruce Granit
I've Got It AllLily Garland and Oscar Jaffee
On the Twentieth Century (Reprise) Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Five ZerosOwen O'Malley, Oliver Webb, Letitia Primrose and Oscar Jaffee
SextetOwen O'Malley, Oliver Webb, Oscar Jaffee, Letitia Primrose, Lily Garland and Bruce Granit
She's a NutCompany
Max JacobsMax Jacobs
BabbetteLily Garland
The LegacyOscar Jaffee
Lily/OscarLily Garland and Oscar Jaffee