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Ladies First   

 
Broadhurst Theatre , (10/24/1918 - Closing date unknown)
Nora Bayes Theatre , (12/30/1918 - 3/15/1919)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Oct 24, 1918   
Closing Date:Mar 15, 1919 Total Performances:164

Category: Musical, Play, Original, Broadway
Description: A Musical in Three Acts
Setting: Uncle Tody's house, the gardens of Benny and Benton, and Betty Burt's house


Production Staff
Produced by H. H. Frazee
Music by A. Baldwin Sloane; Book by Harry B. Smith; Lyrics by Harry B. Smith; Based on a play by Charles H. Hoyt; Musical Director: Oscar Radin; Additional music by Nora Bayes, Seymour Simons, George Gershwin, Harry Clarke and Harry Akst; Additional lyrics by Irving Fisher, Seymour Simons, Ira Gershwin, Schuyler Greene and Harry Clarke; Featuring songs by James Brockmann and James Kendl
Staged by Frank Smithson
Scenic Design by D. Frank Dodge and William Castle
Cast
Nora Bayes Betty Burt
May Brooks Hattie
Paul E. Burns Lefty McGuirk
Jane Conrad Belle
Lew Cooper D. C. Washington
Martha Dean Martha
Elma Decker Stella
Jane Elliott Mrs. Ebbsmith
Irving Fisher Benton Holmes
Stanley Forde Brighton Betts
William Kent Uncle Tody
Florence Lee Edith
Florence Morrison Aunt Jim
Clarence Nordstrom Little Jack
Charles Olcott Larry Burt
Elsie Shaw Jane
Doris Sheerin Kate
A. Twitchell
Lottie Tyler Ada
Henriette Wilson Laura
music by A. Baldwin Sloane; lyrics by Harry B. Smith
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Happy Days Uncle Tody, Larry Burt and Brighton Betts
(I'm Always Happy with a) Crowd of Girls Larry Burt and Girls
Without You
(music by Irving Fisher; lyrics by Nora Bayes)
Betty Burt
(When I) Build a Home
(music by Irving Fisher; lyrics by Nora Bayes)
Betty Burt and Benton Holmes
ACT 2Sung By
The Tea Party Betty Burt and Girls
Spanish
(music by Harry Clarke; lyrics by Harry Clarke)
Betty Burt
(Just) What a Girl Can Do Betty Burt and Girls
The Older They Get the Harder They Fall
(music by Nat Vincent, James Kendl and James Brockmann; lyrics by Nat Vincent, James Kendl and James Brockmann)
Uncle Tody
What a Man Can Do (Just What a Girl Can Do) Benton Holmes, Uncle Tody, Brighton Betts, Little Jack and D. C. Washington
On to Victory Ensemble
ACT 3Sung By
(The Real) American Folk Song (is a Rag)
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
Larry Burt and Girls
All My Life
(music by Irving Fisher, Harry Akst and Nora Bayes; lyrics by Nora Bayes, Irving Fisher and Harry Akst)
Benton Holmes
Me and You
(music by Irving Fisher and Harry Akst; lyrics by Nora Bayes)
Benton Holmes and Betty Burt
Good-bye France (You'll Never Be Forgotten by the U.S.A.)
(music by Irving Berlin; lyrics by Irving Berlin)
Betty Burt