MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 23, 1959
Closing Date
Jun 18, 1960
Performances
472
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Imperial Theatre
(Apr 23, 1959 - Jun 18, 1960)

Description
A musical in two acts

Setting
The western town of Bottleneck. Just before the turn of the century.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by David Merrick; Produced in association with Max Brown; Produced and presented by special arrangement with Universal Pictures
Book by Leonard Gershe; Based on the story by Max Brand; Music by Harold Rome; Lyrics by Harold Rome; Musical Director: Lehman Engel; Vocal arrangements by Lehman Engel; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Genevieve Pitot
Directed by Michael Kidd; Choreographed by Michael Kidd
Production Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Hair Design by Ernest Adler; Assistant Prod. Design: William Pitkin; Assistant Costume Design: Frank Spencer
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Joe Roth
Production Stage Manager: Neil Hartley; General Stage Manager: Leonard Patrick; Stage Manager: Ben Janney; Assistant Stage Mgr: Neil Laurence
Assistant to Mr. Rome: Karen Gustafson; Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek; Pianist: Karen Gustafson; Drums: Hank Jaramillo
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: David Powers and Bud Westman; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Fred Golden; Assistant to Mr. Kidd: Deedee Wood, Marc Breaux and Shelah Hackett
Frenchy
Destry
Kent
Apr 23, 1959 - Aug 01, 1959
Cowboy
Stage Driver
 
Cowboy
Gyp Watson
Kent's Gang
Rose Lovejoy Girl
Rose Lovejoy Girl
One of Frenchy's Girls
Prologue
 
Claggett
 
Townsperson
Cowboy
Prologue
 
Townsperson
One of Frenchy's Girls
Townsperson
Townsperson
Rose Lovejoy Girl
One of Frenchy's Girls
One of Frenchy's Girls
One of Frenchy's Girls
Townsperson
Cowboy
Prologue
 
Townsperson
Cowboy
Bartender
 
Bailey
 
Townsperson
Townsperson
Mayor Slade
One of Frenchy's Girls
Mrs. Claggett
 
Townsperson
One of Frenchy's Girls
Sheriff Keogh
 
Townsperson
Cowboy
Cowboy
Rockwell
Kent's Gang
One of Frenchy's Girls
Ming Li
 
Rose Lovejoy Girl
Dimples
 
Rose Lovejoy Girl
Chloe
Rose Lovejoy Girl
Bugs Watson
Kent's Gang
Prologue
 
Jack Tyndell
 
Townsperson
One of Frenchy's Girls
Rose Lovejoy
Standby: Libi Staiger (Frenchy)
Understudies: Don Crabtree (Wash), Ray Mason (Mayor Slade), May Muth (Chloe, Rose Lovejoy, Clara), George Reeder (Gyp Watson), Larry Roquemore (Rockwell, Bugs Watson) and Nolan Van Way (Destry, Kent)

Imperial Theatre (Apr 23, 1959 - Jun 18, 1960)

Musical Director: John Passaretti

Cast

Hugh O'Brian
During Andy Griffith's vacation
Destry
Jan 04, 1960 - Jan 10, 1960
Kent
Apr 18, 1960 - Jun 18, 1960
Kent
Aug 17, 1959 - Mar 05, 1960
Kent
Aug 03, 1959 - Aug 15, 1959
 
Kent
Mar 07, 1960 - Apr 16, 1960
Cowboy
Sheriff Keogh
 
Townsperson
Rose Lovejoy Girl
Chloe
Cowboy
Cowboy
Townsperson
Ming Li
 
Rose Lovejoy Girl
Jack Tyndell
 
Townsperson
Prologue
 
Townsperson
Rose Lovejoy Girl
Cowboy
Townsperson
Prologue
 
Townsperson
music by Harold Rome; lyrics by Harold Rome
Act 1
Sung By
Bottleneck
Patrons of the Last Chance Saloon
Ladies
Frenchy and Girls
Hoop-de-Dingle
Wash and Patrons of the Saloon
Tomorrow Morning
Destry
Ballad of the Gun
Destry and Wash
The Social
Townspeople, Gyp Watson, Bugs Watson and Rockwell
I Know Your Kind
Frenchy
I Hate Him
Frenchy
Paradise Alley
Cowboys and The Rose Lovely Girls
Anyone Would Love you
Destry and Frenchy
Once Knew a Fella
Destry, Wash and Friends
Every Once in a While
Gyp Watson, Bugs Watson, Rockwell, Cowboys and Saloon Girls
Fair Warning
Frenchy
Act 2
Sung By
Are You Ready, Gyp Watson?
Friends of Gyp Watson
Not Guilty
The Jury
Only Time Will Tell
Destry
Respectability
Rose Lovejoy and Girls
That Ring on the Finger
Frenchy and Girls
Once Knew a Fella (Reprise)
Destry and Frenchy
I say Hello
Frenchy

Tony Award®

 

Best Actor in a Musical

1960 Nominee
Andy Griffith
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1960 Nominee
Dolores Gray

Best Choreography

1960 Winner
Choreographed by Michael Kidd
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1960 Nominee
Directed by Michael Kidd
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