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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn   

Alvin Theatre, (4/19/1951 - 12/08/1951)
First Preview: Apr 18, 1951 Total Previews: 2
Opening Date: Apr 19, 1951    
Closing Date: Dec 08, 1951 Total Performances: 267

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Brooklyn around the turn of the century.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Herman Bernstein
Produced by George Abbott; Produced in association with Robert Fryer
Book by Betty Smith and George Abbott; Based on the novel by Betty Smith; Music by Arthur Schwartz; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields; Music arranged by Joe Glover and Robert Russell Bennett; Musical Director: Max Goberman; Ballet Music Arranged by Oscar Kosarin
Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by Herbert Ross; Uncredited show doctoring by Jerome Robbins
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Wig Design by Alfred Barris
General Manager: Charles Harris; Company Manager: Joseph Harris
General Stage Manager: Robert E. Griffith; Stage Manager: Terence Little
Musical Supervisor: Jay Blackton; Music Contractor: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Richard Maney, Frank Goodman and Henry Senber; Casting: Judith Abbott
Cast
Shirley Booth
Cissy
Johnny Johnston
Johnny Nolan
Nathaniel Frey
Harry
Nomi Mitty
Francie
Marcia Van Dyke
Broadway debut
Katie
Lou Wills, Jr.
Petey
Ruth Amos
Mae
Elaine Barrow
Singer
Marta Becket
Girl in Mae's Place
Dancer
Jordan Bentley
Aloysius
Val Buttignol
Dancer
Joe Calvan
Allie
Claudia Campbell
Annie
Art Carroll
Salesman
Singer
William Carson
Singer
Terry Castagna
Singer
John Connoughton
Child
Jane Copeland
Girl in Mae's Place
Singer
Harland Dixon
Old Clothes Man
Judge
Donn Driver
Dancer
Donald Duerr
Edgie
Child
Celine Flanagan
Maudie
Child
Johnny Ford
Singer
Alan Gilbert
Hick
Jeanne Grant
Singer
Dody Heath
Hildy
Joan Kibrig
Girl in Mae's Place
Singer
Albert Linville
Swanswine
Buzzie Martin
Child
Howard Martin
Junior
Child
James McCracken
Singer
Iona McKenzie
Girl in Mae's Place
Dancer
Patti Milligan
Child
John Mooney
Singer
David Newman
Dancer
Janet Parker
Florence
Billy Parsons
Willie
Beverly Purvin
Della
Girl in Mae's Place
Singer
Frank Seabolt
Dancer
Mary Statz
Girl in Mae's Place
Dancer
Kenneth Utt
Singer
Marc West
Dancer
Bruno Wick
Max
Eleanor Williams
Singer
Roland Wood
Moriarty
Doris Wright
Dancer
Understudies: Elaine Barrow (Katie), Art Carroll (Aloysius), Jane Copeland (Mae), Donn Driver (Allie, Judge, Petey), Marie Foster (Cissy), Alan Gilbert (Johnny Nolan), Patti Milligan (Francie), Beverly Purvin (Hildy) and Kenneth Utt (Harry, Moriarty)
Theatre World
winner 1951 Award [recipient]
Marcia Van Dyke
music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics by Dorothy Fields
ACT 1 Sung By
Payday The Company
Mine Til Monday Johnny Nolan, Hildy and Company
Mine Til Monday (Reprise) Aloysius, Hildy, Petey, Allie and Willie
Make the Man Love Me Katie and Johnny Nolan
I'm Like a New Broom Johnny Nolan and Friends
I'm Like a New Broom (Reprise) Johnny Nolan and Friends
Look Who's Dancing Katie, Cissy, Johnny Nolan, Allie, Willie, Petey, Girl in Mae's Place and Dancers
Look Who's Dancing (Reprise) Friends
Make the Man Love Me (Reprise) Katie
Mine Next Monday Aloysius
Love Is the Reason Cissy
Mine Next Monday Hildy
Love Is the Reason Hildy and Della
If You Haven't Got a Sweetheart Dancer and Company
I'll Buy You a Star Johnny Nolan and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
That's How It Goes Old Clothes Man, Maudie, Moriarty and Company
He Had Refinement Cissy
Growing Pains Johnny Nolan and Francie
Is That My Prince? Cissy and Swanswine
Halloween (Ballet) Johnny Nolan, Petey, Allie, Willie, Dancer, Child and Singer
Don't Be Afraid Johnny Nolan
I'm Like a New Broom (Reprise) Johnny Nolan
Love Is the Reason (Reprise) Cissy and Harry
Look Who's Dancing (Reprise) Harry and Child
If You Haven't Got a Sweetheart (Reprise) The Company