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The American Idea   
The Cohan & Harris Comedians in a Musical Frivolity

New York Theatre , (10/05/1908 - 11/28/1908)
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Opening Date:Oct 05, 1908   
Closing Date:Nov 28, 1908 Total Performances:64

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Paris

Production Staff
Produced by George M. Cohan and Sam H. Harris
Book by George M. Cohan; Music by George M. Cohan; Lyrics by George M. Cohan; Orchestra under the direction of George A. Nichols; Music orchestrated by Charles J. Gebest; Featuring "They Always Follow Me" by Jean Schwartz and William Jerome; Featuring "The Garden That Blooms for You" by Milton Lusk and Willliam Kendall Evans; Music for "March Finale" by Charles J. Gebest
Staged by George M. Cohan
Scenic Design by John H. Young, Edward G. Unitt and Joseph Wickes; Costume Design by F. Richard Anderson
George Beban Pierre Souchet
Trixie Friganza Mrs. Waxtapper
Gilbert Gregory Herman Budmeyer
Walter Le Roy Daniel Sullivan
Miss Alexander Ensemble
M. Avery Ensemble
Miss Barron Ensemble
Carrie Bowman Catherine Budmeyer
Miss Brooks Ensemble
M. Conway Ensemble
Miss Courtney Ensemble
Miss Coyle Ensemble
Robert Daily Stephen Hustleford
M. Day Ensemble
M. Doyle Ensemble
Miss V. Earl Ensemble
M. Fink Ensemble
Harold Forbes Charlie Sullivan
Miss Ford Ensemble
Bessie Friganza Ensemble
Miss Gilbert Ensemble
Miss Glasson Ensemble
Harold Gordon Bellboy
Rosie Green Vera
Stella Hammerstein Edythe Yellowback
Miss Harries Ensemble
Miss Hartford Ensemble
Miss Hartman Ensemble
Miss Hay Ensemble
Miss Hilton Ensemble
M. Lasher Ensemble
Miss Lee Ensemble
Miss LeRoy Ensemble
M. Levallin Ensemble
M. Lorraine Ensemble
Edith MacBride The Mysterious Girl
Hugh Mack The Mysterious Man
Miss Martin Ensemble
Minna Martrit Ensemble
Miss F. Martyn Ensemble
M. McCormick Ensemble
Miss McNown Ensemble
Lola Merril Nellie Sullivan
Miss Monroe Ensemble
M. Monte Ensemble
Miss Newell Ensemble
M. Rawley Ensemble
Miss E. Ross Ensemble
Miss F. Ross Ensemble
M. Shattick Ensemble
M. Shields Ensemble
Miss Snyder Ensemble
M. Stevens Ensemble
Richard Taber Herman Budmeyer
Richard Tobin Officier
Miss Troutman Ensemble
Gertie Vanderbilt Violette
Mr Waite Ensemble
Miss Watson Ensemble
Miss Whiteford Ensemble
Miss Wilson Ensemble
music by George M. Cohan; lyrics by George M. Cohan
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1Sung By
In Gay Paree Chorus
Sullivan Daniel Sullivan and Chorus
Brothers and Sisters Henry Budmeyer, Charlie Sullivan, Catherine Budmeyer and Nellie Sullivan
They Always Follow Me
(music by Jean Schwartz; lyrics by William Jerome)
Mrs. Waxtapper and Chorus
Too Long from Long Acre Square Stephen Hustleford and Chorus
ACT 2Sung By
We're Supposed to Be Chorus
Cohan's Pet Names (That's the Pet Name for Me) Mrs. Waxtapper and Pierre Souchet
That's Some Love Henry Budmeyer, Charlie Sullivan, Catherine Budmeyer, Nellie Sullivan and Chorus
F-A-M-E Stephen Hustleford, Daniel Sullivan, Herman Budmeyer and Pierre Souchet
American Ragtime Stephen Hustleford and Chorus
ACT 3Sung By
The Garden That Blooms for You (My Garden That Blooms for You)
(music by Milton Lusk; lyrics by Willliam Kendall Evans)
Officier and Chorus
The Bold Gendarmes Ponies
Whoop-La-La Ensemble
The Gendarmes' Dance Violette and Vera
French Militaire Chorus