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Ben Franklin in Paris   

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (10/27/1964 - 5/01/1965)
First Preview: Oct 07, 1964 Total Previews: 13
Opening Date: Oct 27, 1964    
Closing Date: May 01, 1965 Total Performances: 215

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: 1776 - 1777. Paris.


Production Staff [See More]
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Manager: Milton M. Pollack
Produced by George W. George and Frank Granat
Book by Sidney Michaels; Music by Mark Sandrich, Jr.; Lyrics by Sidney Michaels; Musical Director: Donald Pippin; Vocal arrangements by Donald Pippin; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance and incidental music by Roger Adams; Uncredited additional music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
Directed by Michael Kidd; Choreographed by Michael Kidd
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Motley; Lighting Design by Jack Brown
General Manager: Edward H. Davis; Company Manager: George Oshrin
Production Stage Manager: William Dodds; Stage Manager: Ben Janney; Technical Supervisor: Ralph O. Willis
Musical Assistant: Skip Redwine, Anthony Cristofaro and Marvin Laird; Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek; Music Copyist: Thomas Brown
General Press Representative: Lee Solters and Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: David Powers; Dance Captain: Suzanne France; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Casting Consultant: Michael Shurtleff
Cast
Robert Preston
Benjamin Franklin
Ulla Sallert
Madame La Comtesse Diane de Vobrillac
Susan Watson
Janine Nicolet
Oliver Clark
Louis XVI
Jack Fletcher
Pedro Count de Aranda
Sam Greene
Captain Wickes
Bob Kaliban
Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais
Franklin Kiser
Temple Franklin
Jerry Schaefer
Benjamin Franklin Bache
Byron Webster
David Lord Stormont
Kip Andrews
Spanish Aide-de-Camp
Ensemble
Diane Ball
Ensemble
Art Bartow
Vergennes
Ensemble
Barbara Bossert
Ensemble
Marilyn Charles
Ensemble
Mona Crawford
Ensemble
Jean Eliot
Ensemble
Anthony Falco
Footman
Ensemble
Clifford Fearl
Turgot
Ensemble
Suzanne France
Spanish Ambassador's Daughter
Ensemble
Stuart Getz
Little Boy
Ellen Graff
Ensemble
Hilda Harris
Ensemble
Lauren Jones
Yvonne
Ensemble
John Keats
Ensemble
Roger Le Page
British Grenadier
Ensemble
Art Matthews
Spanish Soldier
Ensemble
Anita Maye
Ensemble
Herb Mazzini
Bookseller
Abbe de Morellet
Ensemble
Caroline Parks
Ensemble
George Ramos
Ensemble
Eddie Roll
Ensemble
Sandra Roveta
Ensemble
Rec Russel
Ensemble
Ron Schwinn
French Soldier
Ensemble
John Taliaferro
Jacques Finque
Ensemble
Lou Zeldis
Ensemble
Standby: Sam Greene (Benjamin Franklin)
Understudies: Stuart Getz (Benjamin Franklin Bache), John Hallow (Captain Wickes, David Lord Stormont, Louis XVI, Pedro Count de Aranda), Roger Le Page (Temple Franklin), Caroline Parks (Madame La Comtesse Diane de Vobrillac), Eddie Roll (Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais) and Sandra Roveta (Janine Nicolet)
Tony Award®
1965 Best Author (Musical) [nominee]
Book by Sidney Michaels
music by Mark Sandrich, Jr.; lyrics by Sidney Michaels
ACT 1 Sung By
We Sail the Seas American Sailors
I Invented Myself Benjamin Franklin and Company
Too Charming Benjamin Franklin and Madame La Comtesse Diane de Vobrillac
What Became of Old Temple Temple Franklin
Half the Battle Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin Bache, Temple Franklin and Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais
A Balloon Is Ascending Company
To Be Alone With You Benjamin Franklin, Madame La Comtesse Diane de Vobrillac and Company
You're In Paris Janine Nicolet, Temple Franklin and Company
How Laughable It Is Madame La Comtesse Diane de Vobrillac
Hic Haec Hoc Monks
God Bless the Human Elbow Benjamin Franklin, Pedro Count de Aranda, Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais and Monks
ACT 2 Sung By
When I Dance With the Person I Love Janine Nicolet
Diane Is Benjamin Franklin
Look for Small Pleasures Benjamin Franklin and Madame La Comtesse Diane de Vobrillac
I Love the Ladies Benjamin Franklin, Captain Wickes, Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais and Temple Franklin
To Be Alone With You (Reprise) Benjamin Franklin