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Billion Dollar Baby   

Alvin Theatre, (12/21/1945 - 6/29/1946)
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Opening Date: Dec 21, 1945    
Closing Date: Jun 29, 1946 Total Performances: 220

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: 1928 - 1929. Staten Island and Atlantic City


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Alvin Theatre Corporation (Alexander H. Pincus and Norman Pincus, Directors)
Produced by Paul Feigay and Oliver Smith
Music by Morton Gould; Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Musical Director: Max Goberman; Additional orchestrations: Philip J. Lang and Allan Small; Music orchestrated by Morton Gould
Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by George Schaff
General Manager: Charles Harris
Technical Director: Peggy Clark; Stage Manager: Robert Griffith; Assistant Stage Mgr: Dan Sattler and Beverly Hume
Orchestra Contractor: Gerald Rudy
Asst. to the Choreographer: Anita Alvarez; General Press Representative: Karl Bernstein; Press Representative: Thomas Barrows and Martha Dreiblatt
Cast
Lucas Aco
Dancer
Jeri Archer
Cigarette Girl
Singer
David Burns
Dapper Welch
Tony Caffaro
Singer
Robert Chisholm
M.M. Montague
Horace Cooper
J.C. Creasy
Danny Daniels
Champ Watson
William David
Pa Jones
Don De Leo
Jerry Bonanza
Douglas Deane
Neighbor
Comic
Dancer
Jacqueline Dodge
Dancer
Robert Edwin
Watchman
Althea Elder
Miss Texas
Peggy Anne Ellis
Singer
Future Fulton
Singer
Helen Gallagher
Neighbor
Chorine
Dancer
Lynne Gammon
Singer
Tony Gardell
Violin Player
Danny
Singer
Harry Gary
Jerry Bonanza
Alternate
Alan Gilbert
Reporter
Marathon M.C.
Virginia Gorski
Chorine
Dancer
Mitzi Green
Georgia Motley
Maria Harriton
Neighbor
Chorine
Dancer
Fred Hearne
Dancer
Eddie Hodge
Neighbor
Art Leffenbush
Doris Hollingsworth
Singer
Beverly Hosier
Neighbor
Singer
Ann Hutchinson
Dancer
Douglas Jones
Newsboy
Philip La Torre
Singer
Joe Landis
Dancer
Howard Lenters
Neighbor
Policeman
Cecille Mann
Dancer
Joan Mann
Chorine
Dancer
Joan McCracken
Maribelle Jones
James Mitchell
Rocky (who dances)
Ray Morrissey
Singer
Arthur Partington
Dancer
Virginia Poe
Chorine
Dancer
Franklin Powell
Singer
Anthony Reed
Photographer
Singer
Emily Ross
Ma Jones
Richard Sanford
Master of Ceremonies
Rodney Gender
Betty Saunders
Singer
Beth Shea
Singer
Thelma Stevens
Singer
Bill Summer
Dancer
William Tabbert
Rocky Barton
David Thomas
Waiter
Singer
Richard Thomas
Newsboy
Lorraine Todd
Chorine
Dancer
Shirley Van
Esme
Allen Waine
Dancer
Sydney Wylie
Singer
music by Morton Gould; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
ACT 1 Sung By
Million Dollar Smile (Billion Dollar Baby) The Radio
Who's Gonna Be the Winner Maribelle Jones, Miss Texas, Singers and Bathing Beauties
Dreams Come True Maribelle Jones, Rocky (who dances), Playboy and Good Time Charlie
Charleston Ensemble
Broadway Blossom Georgia Motley
Speaking of Pals Dapper Welch, Jerry Bonanza, Waiter, Violin Player, Rocky Barton and Ensemble
There I'd Be Georgia Motley and M.M. Montague
One Track Mind Esme and Champ Watson
Bad Timing Rocky Barton and Maribelle Jones
The Marathoners Dance Ensemble
A Lovely Girl Georgia Motley, Maribelle Jones and Jollities Beauties
ACT 2 Sung By
Funeral Procession The Mob
Havin' a Time Georgia Motley
The Marathon Dance Champ Watson
Faithless M.M. Montague and Maribelle Jones
I'm Sure of Your Love Rocky Barton
A Life With Rocky Maribelle Jones
The Wedding Entire Company