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Fanny   

Majestic Theatre, (11/04/1954 - 12/01/1956)
Belasco Theatre, (12/04/1956 - 12/16/1956)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Nov 04, 1954    
Closing Date: Dec 16, 1956 Total Performances: 888

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around the Old Port of Marseilles over a period of years. Not so long ago.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by the Magoro Operating Corporation
Produced by David Merrick and Joshua Logan
Book by S. N. Behrman and Joshua Logan; Music by Harold Rome; Lyrics by Harold Rome; Based on the trilogy "Marius," "Fanny" and "Cesar" by Marcel Pagnol; Musical Director: Lehman Engel; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Musical Continuity by Trude Rittman; Vocal arrangements by Lehman Engel
Directed by Joshua Logan; Choreographed by Helen Tamiris
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Hair Design by Ernest Adler; Make-Up Design by Ernest Adler
General Manager: Jack Schlissel
Production Manager: Jean Barrere; Stage Manager: Kermit Kegley and Charles Blackwell
Conducted by Pembroke Davenport; Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek
Publicity Director: Dick Weaver; Press Representative: Robert Hector; Casting Consultant: Martin Baum and Abe Newborn; Advertising: Fred Golden and John Golden; Speech Consultant: Dr. Simon R. Mitchneck
Cast
Ezio Pinza
Cesar
proprietor of cafe on waterfront
Walter Slezak
Panisse
wealthy sailmaker
Florence Henderson
Fanny
daughter of Honorine
William Tabbert
Marius
son of Cesar
Nejla Ates
Arab Dancing Girl
Herb Banke
Sailor
Clown
"Cirque Français"
Margaret Baxter
Customer
Oyster Fancier
Jack Beaber
Fisherman
Charles Blackwell
Moroccan Drummer
Acrobat
"Cirque Français"
Colonial Soldier
Don Braswell
Sailor
Alan Carney
Escartifique
a ferryboat captain
Betty Carr
Lace Vendor
Living Statue
"Cirque Français"
Ronald Cecill
Friend of Charles
Living Statue
"Cirque Français"
Dean Crane
Friend of Charles
Aerialist
"Cirque Français"
Michael De Marco
Friend of Charles
Acrobat
"Cirque Français"
Norma Doggett
Nanette
friend of Fanny
Living Statue
"Cirque Français"
Ray Dorian
Priest
Acrobat
"Cirque Français"
Living Statue
"Cirque Français"
Florence Dunlap
Fish-stall Woman
Mohammed el Bakkar
Arab Rug Seller
Pat Finch
Maid
Tom Gleason
Garage Owner
1st Sailor
Katherine Graves
Maori Vendor
Michael Gugleotti
Fisherman
Jane House
Michellette
friend of Fanny
Lindsay Kirkpatrick
Customer
Ruth Kuzub
Customer
Daniel Labielle
Acolyte
Mike Mason
Butler
Clown
"Cirque Français"
Ellen Matthews
Marie
friend of Fanny
Living Statue
"Cirque Français"
Carolyn Maye
Mimi
friend of Fanny
Don McHenry
M. Brun
customs inspector recently returned from Paris
Henry Michel
Second Mate
Clown
"Cirque Français"
Bill Pope
Friend of Charles
Acrobat
"Cirque Français"
Edna Preston
Honorine
Fanny's mother, a fish-stall keeper
Gerald Price
The Admiral
an eccentric waterfront character
Lloyd Reese
Cesario
Ruth Schumacher
Nun
Michael Scrittorale
An Arab
Sailor
Dran Seitz
Claudette
twin sister of Claudine, friend of Fanny
Trained Seal
"Cirque Français"
Tani Seitz
Claudine
twin sister of Claudette, friend of Fanny
Trained Seal
"Cirque Français"
Dolores Smith
Customer
Living Statue
"Cirque Français"
Wally Strauss
Charles
Pony
"Cirque Français"
Jack Washburn
Sailmaker
Clown
"Cirque Français"
Toni Wheelis
Customer
Acrobat
"Cirque Français"
Steve Wiland
Fisherman
Pony Trainer
"Cirque Français"
Gary Wright
Acolyte
Understudies: C. K. Alexander (Panisse), Charles Blackwell (Arab Singer), Patricia Finch (Fishwife), Tom Gleason (M. Brun, The Admiral), Henry Michel (Cesar, Escartifique) and Dolores Smith (Arab Dancing Girl)
Tony Award®
winner 1955 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Walter Slezak
music by Harold Rome; lyrics by Harold Rome
ACT 1 Sung By
Never Too Late for Love Panisse and Ensemble
Cold Cream Jar Song Panisse
Octopus Song The Admiral
Restless Heart Marius and Male Ensemble
Why Be Afraid to Dance? Cesar, Marius, Fanny and Ensemble
Never Too Late for Love (Reprise) Cesar, Panisse and Honorine
Shika, Shika Arab Dancing Girl, Rug Seller and Ensemble
Welcome Home Cesar
I Like You Marius and Cesar
I Have to Tell You Fanny
Fanny Marius
The Lovers Fanny, Marius, Cesar and Ensemble
The Sailing Fanny, Marius, Cesar and Ensemble
Oysters, Cockles and Mussels Ensemble
Panisse and Son Panisse
Wedding Dance Charles and Ensemble
First Act Finale Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Birthday Song Fanny, Honorine and Ensemble
To My Wife Panisse
The Thought Of You Marius and Fanny
Love Is a Very Light Thing Cesar
Other Hands, Other Hearts Fanny, Cesar and Marius
Fanny (Reprise) Cesar, Fanny and Marius
Be Kind To Your Parents Fanny and Cesario
Welcome Home (Reprise) Cesar and Panisse