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Destry Rides Again   

Imperial Theatre, (4/23/1959 - 6/18/1960)
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Opening Date: Apr 23, 1959    
Closing Date: Jun 18, 1960 Total Performances: 472

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: The western town of Bottleneck. Just before the turn of the century.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by David Merrick; Produced in association with Max Brown; Produced by 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
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Joe Roth
Production Stage Manager: Neil Hartley; General Stage Manager: Leonard Patrick; Stage Manager: Ben Janney
Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: David Powers and Bud Westman; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Fred Golden
Cast
Dolores Gray
Frenchy
Andy Griffith
Destry
Scott Brady
Kent
Jack Beaber
Cowboy
Chad Block
Stage Driver
Cowboy
Marc Breaux
Gyp Watson
Kent's Gang
Lynne Broadbent
Rose Lovejoy Girl
Joan Broderick
Rose Lovejoy Girl
Shelly Chaplan
One of Frenchy's Girls
Don Crabtree
Prologue
Claggett
Townsperson
Mel Davidson
Cowboy
Lanier Davis
Prologue
Townsperson
Lillian D'Honau
One of Frenchy's Girls
Ralph Farnworth
Townsperson
Maria Graziano
Townsperson
Shelah Hackett
Rose Lovejoy Girl
Maureen Hopkins
One of Frenchy's Girls
Bettye Jenkins
One of Frenchy's Girls
Jillana
One of Frenchy's Girls
Betty Kent
Townsperson
Al Lanti
Cowboy
Rosetta LeNoire
Clara
David London
Prologue
Townsperson
Ken Malone
Cowboy
Ray Mason
Bartender
Bailey
Townsperson
Shelia Mathews
Townsperson
Don McHenry
Mayor Slade
Andrina Miller
One of Frenchy's Girls
May Muth
Mrs. Claggett
Townsperson
Shirley Nelson
One of Frenchy's Girls
Oran Osburn
Sheriff Keogh
Townsperson
Frank Pietri
Cowboy
Jack Prince
Wash
John Ray
Cowboy
George Reeder
Rockwell
Kent's Gang
Adriane Rogers
One of Frenchy's Girls
Larry Roquemore
Cowboy
Reiko Sato
Ming Li
Rose Lovejoy Girl
Sharon Shore
Dimples
Rose Lovejoy Girl
Libi Staiger
Chloe
Carol Stevens
Rose Lovejoy Girl
Swen Swenson
Bugs Watson
Kent's Gang
Merritt Thompson
Cowboy
Nolan Van Way
Prologue
Jack Tyndell
Townsperson
Carol Warner
One of Frenchy's Girls
Elizabeth Watts
Rose Lovejoy
Standby: Libi Staiger (Frenchy)
Understudies: Don Crabtree (Wash), Ray Mason (Mayor Slade), May Muth (Chloe, Clara, Rose Lovejoy), George Reeder (Gyp Watson), Larry Roquemore (Bugs Watson, Rockwell) and Nolan Van Way (Destry, Kent)
Tony Award®
1960 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Andy Griffith
1960 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Dolores Gray
winner 1960 Best Choreography [winner]
Michael Kidd
1960 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Michael Kidd
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 (Kent's Gang), Bugs Watson (Kent's Gang) and Rockwell (Kent's Gang)
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 (Kent's Gang), Bugs Watson (Kent's Gang), Rockwell (Kent's Gang), 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
   
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