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Bless You All   

Mark Hellinger Theatre, (12/13/1950 - 2/24/1951)
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Opening Date: Dec 13, 1950    
Closing Date: Feb 24, 1951 Total Performances: 84

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Anthony Brady Farrell
Produced by Herman Levin and Oliver Smith
Music by Harold J. Rome; Lyrics by Harold J. Rome; Sketches by Arnold Auerbach; Musical Director: Lehman Engel; Vocal arrangements by Lehman Engel; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; "The Desert Flame" by Don Walker; Ballet music composed by Don Walker, Mischa Portnoff and Wesley Portnoff; Ballet music arranged by Don Walker, Mischa Portnoff and Wesley Portnoff
Staged by John C. Wilson; Dances and Musical Ensembles Staged by Helen Tamiris
Production Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Miles White; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark
General Manager: Philip Adler
General Stage Manager: Frank Coletti; Stage Manager: David Jones
Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek
Press Representative: Richard Maney, Frank Goodman and Lewis Harmon
Cast
Pearl Bailey
Singer, "Bless You All"
Pearl Bailey
Pearl Bailey
Valerie Bettis
Singer, "Bless You All"
The Rose
A Rose is a Rose
Singer, "Voting Blues"
TV Over the White House
Desert Flame
The Desert Flame
Mary McCarty
Singer, "Bless You All"
Marybelle, Col. Oglethorpes's daughter
Southern Fried Chekhov
Mary McCarty
Jane Blow
TV Over the White House
Mrs. Weatherby (Peter)
Peter and the PTA
Singer, "The Roaring 20's Strike Back"
Jules Munshin
Singer, "Bless You All"
Singer, "Do You Know a Better Way to Make a Living?"
Enrico Bonzo
Back to Napoli
Joseph Gabriel Blow
TV Over the White House
Bill Slade
The Cold War
An Art Enthusiast
The Nobbiest Hobby
Singer, "The Roaring 20's Strike Back"
Lee Barnett
A Child
Back to Napoli
Jane & Joseph's son
TV Over the White House
Wendy
Peter and the PTA
Gene Barry
The Publisher
Southern Fried Chekhov
Laszlo
Back to Napoli
Announcer
TV Over the White House
A Good Humor Man
The Nobbiest Hobby
Robert Chisholm
Benson
Back to Napoli
Teddy Roosevelt
TV Over the White House
Captain Hook
Peter and the PTA
A Clergyman
The Nobbiest Hobby
Garry Davis
Colonel Jasper Oglethorpe
Southern Fried Chekhov
Jaroslav
Back to Napoli
Abe Lincoln
TV Over the White House
The Druggist
The Cold War
Mr. Fothergill
Peter and the PTA
Noel Gordon
George Washington
TV Over the White House
Singing Ensemble
Doctor Smith
The Nobbiest Hobby
Charlene Harris
Emmaline, Col. Oglethorpes's wife
Southern Fried Chekhov
Miss Kane
Back to Napoli
Grandma
The Nobbiest Hobby
Jane Harvey
Singer, "A Rose is a Rose"
A Rose is a Rose
Jane Harvey
Byron Palmer
Singer, "A Rose is a Rose"
A Rose is a Rose
Singer, "Love Letter To Manhattan"
Singer, "Summer Dresses"
Summer Dresses
Donald Saddler
The Rich Boy
"I Can Hear It Now"
The Texan
The Desert Flame
The Mobile
A Rose is a Rose
Eleanor Boleyn
The Rich Girl
"I Can Hear It Now"
Houris ensemble
The Desert Flame
Dancing Ensemble
Cocktail Dress
Summer Dresses
Fred Bryan
Singing Ensemble
Pirate
Jane Carlyle
Singing Ensemble
Pirate
Carlene Carroll
Dancing Ensemble
Dancer, "I Can Hear It Now"
Evening Dress
Summer Dresses
Joseph Comadore
Native Drummer
The Desert Flame
Richard D'Arcy
Pepe Le Koko
The Desert Flame
Dancing Ensemble
Clive Dill
A Child
Back to Napoli
Singing Ensemble
Pirate
Gordon Edwards
Marmaduke, Col. Oglethorpes's son
Southern Fried Chekhov
Singing Ensemble
An Old Fisherman
The Nobbiest Hobby
Dorothy Etheridge
The Poor Girl
"I Can Hear It Now"
Houris ensemble
The Desert Flame
Dancing Ensemble
Sage Fuller
Dancing Ensemble
Dancer, "I Can Hear It Now"
Morning Dress
Summer Dresses
Joe Gifford
Gendarme
The Desert Flame
Joseph Gifford
Dancing Ensemble
Dancer, "I Can Hear It Now"
One of The Musicos
A Rose is a Rose
Blanche Grady
Show Girl
Morning Dress
Summer Dresses
A Bather
The Nobbiest Hobby
Geraldine Hamburg
Singing Ensemble
A Dowager
The Nobbiest Hobby
Betsy Holland
A Child
Back to Napoli
Singing Ensemble
Pirate
Elmira Jones-Bey
A Girl
"When"
Dancing Ensemble
A Piece of Sculpture
A Rose is a Rose
Billie Kirpich
A Child
Back to Napoli
Houris ensemble
The Desert Flame
Dancing Ensemble
Cocktail Dress
Summer Dresses
Vera Lee
Houris ensemble
The Desert Flame
Dancing Ensemble
Dancer, "I Can Hear It Now"
Cocktail Dress
Summer Dresses
Donald McKayle
Gendarme
The Desert Flame
Dancing Ensemble
Jill Melford
A Lady
Back to Napoli
Show Girl
Cocktail Dress
Summer Dresses
A Bather
The Nobbiest Hobby
Ray Morrissey
A Child
Back to Napoli
Singing Ensemble
A Lifeguard
The Nobbiest Hobby
Illona Murai
Houris ensemble
The Desert Flame
Ilona Murai
Dancing Ensemble
Dancer, "I Can Hear It Now"
Reveler
A Rose is a Rose
Evening Dress
Summer Dresses
Joe Nash
A Boy
"When"
Gendarme
The Desert Flame
Dancing Ensemble
The Sleeping Boy
A Rose is a Rose
Philip Nasta
Gendarme
The Desert Flame
Dancing Ensemble
Dancer, "I Can Hear It Now"
Kris Nodland
Miss International Peace
TV Over the White House
Show Girl
Evening Dress
Summer Dresses
A Bather
The Nobbiest Hobby
Gloria Olson
Show Girl
Cocktail Dress
Summer Dresses
A Bather
The Nobbiest Hobby
Dell Parker
A Lady
Back to Napoli
Miss Strong Constitution
TV Over the White House
Show Girl
Evening Dress
Summer Dresses
A Bather
The Nobbiest Hobby
Dick Reed
The Poor Boy
"I Can Hear It Now"
Gendarme
The Desert Flame
One of The Musicos
A Rose is a Rose
Richard Reed
Dancing Ensemble
Madelyn Remini
Show Girl
Evening Dress
Summer Dresses
A Bather
The Nobbiest Hobby
Dorothy Richards
Singing Ensemble
Pirate
Irene Riley
A Child
Back to Napoli
Singing Ensemble
A Schoolgirl
The Nobbiest Hobby
Bertram Ross
Gendarme
The Desert Flame
Dancing Ensemble
Dancer, "I Can Hear It Now"
One of The Musicos
A Rose is a Rose
Stock Boy
Summer Dresses
John Sandal
Torturer
The Desert Flame
Dancing Ensemble
Dancer, "I Can Hear It Now"
Gwenna Lee Smith
A Lady
Back to Napoli
Miss Federal Water Power
TV Over the White House
Show Girl
The Mannequin
Summer Dresses
A Bather
The Nobbiest Hobby
Kenny Smith
Singing Ensemble
Pirate
Osborne Smith
Native Drummer
The Desert Flame
Emy St. Just
Houris ensemble
The Desert Flame
Dancing Ensemble
Dancer, "I Can Hear It Now"
Morning Dress
Summer Dresses
William Sutherland
Singing Ensemble
Pirate
Swen Swenson
Torturer
The Desert Flame
Dancing Ensemble
Dancer, "I Can Hear It Now"
Stock Boy
Summer Dresses
Norval Tormsen
Singing Ensemble
Pirate
Eileen Turner
Singing Houris ensemble
The Desert Flame
Singing Ensemble
A Pretty Young Girl
The Nobbiest Hobby
Grace Varik
Singing Houris ensemble
The Desert Flame
Singing Ensemble
A Nursemaid
The Nobbiest Hobby
Helen Wenzel
Houris ensemble
The Desert Flame
Dancing Ensemble
Dancer, "I Can Hear It Now"
Reveler
A Rose is a Rose
Evening Dress
Summer Dresses
Jeane Williams
A Lady
Back to Napoli
Miss Natural Resources
TV Over the White House
Show Girl
Morning Dress
Summer Dresses
A Bather
The Nobbiest Hobby
Parker Wilson
Monsieur le Commandant
The Desert Flame
Dancing Ensemble
Dancer, "I Can Hear It Now"
Reveler
A Rose is a Rose
Margaret Wright
Singing Houris ensemble
The Desert Flame
Singing Ensemble
Aunty
The Nobbiest Hobby
Tony Award®
winner 1951 Best Costume Design [winner]
Miles White

ACT 1 Sung By
Don't Wanna Write About the South Marybelle, Col. Oglethorpes's daughter (Southern Fried Chekhov), Colonel Jasper Oglethorpe (Southern Fried Chekhov), Emmaline, Col. Oglethorpes's wife (Southern Fried Chekhov) and Marmaduke, Col. Oglethorpes's son (Southern Fried Chekhov)
I Can Hear it Now
When Pearl Bailey
Little Things Meant So Much to Me Mary McCarty
ACT 2 Sung By
Take Off the Coat Jane Harvey
You Never Know What Hit You When It's Love Pearl Bailey