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Fiorello!   

Broadhurst Theatre, (11/23/1959 - 5/06/1961)
Broadway Theatre, (5/09/1961 - 10/28/1961)
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Opening Date: Nov 23, 1959    
Closing Date: Oct 28, 1961 Total Performances: 795

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts
Setting: New York City. Shortly before World War One and ten years later.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott; Music by Jerry Bock; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; Musical Director: Hal Hastings; Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal; Dance arrangements by Jack Elliott
Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by Peter Gennaro
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by William and Jean Eckart; Lighting Design by William and Jean Eckart; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann; Wig Design by Alfred Barris
General Manager: Carl Fisher
Production Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Stage Manager: Bert Wood
Copyist Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus
Press Representative: Sol Jacobson, Lewis Harmon and Jack Toohey; Casting: Judith Abbott; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Poster Design by Fay Gage
Cast
Tom Bosley
Fiorello LaGuardia
Howard Da Silva
Ben Marino
Mark Dawson
Floyd
a cop
Nathaniel Frey
Morris
office manager
Ellen Hanley
Thea
the sweatshop workers' leader
Pat Stanley
Dora
Marie's friend
Patricia Wilson
Marie
Fiorello's secretary
Bob Bernard
1st Heckler
Derby
Dancer
Elaine Cancilla
Dancer
Charlene Carter
Dancer
David Collyer
Mr. Zappatella
Singer
Frederic Downs
Senator
Commissioner
Barbara Gilbert
Singer
H. F. Green
Mr. Lopez
Politician
Ellen Harris
Dancer
Patricia Harty
Dancer
Bob Holiday
Neil
law clerk
Del Horstmann
Announcer
2nd Player
Singer
Scott Hunter
1st Man
Dancer
Ron Husmann
4th Player
Singer
Deedy Irwin
Florence
Singer
Bob LaCrosse
Dancer
Mara Landi
Secretary
Singer
David London
5th Player
Tough Man
Singer
Lynda Lynch
Dancer
Jim Maher
3rd Heckler
Dancer
Gregg Owen
Dancer
Julian Patrick
6th Player
Reporter
Singer
Ginny Perlowin
Singer
Patsy Peterson
Singer
Lowell Purvis
Dancer
Michael Quinn
3rd Player
Dellas Rennie
Dancer
Eileen Rodgers
Broadway debut
Mitzi Travers
Lynn Ross
Sophie
Dancer
Silver Saundors
Singer
Michael Scrittorale
2nd Heckler
Frankie Scarpini
2nd Man
Dancer
Stanley Simmonds
Ed Peterson
Frantic
Dan Siretta
Dancer
Joseph Toner
Seedy Man
4th Heckler
Judge Carter
Pat Turner
Nina
Dancer
Helen Verbit
Mrs. Pomerantz
Standby: Harvey Lembeck (Fiorello LaGuardia)
Understudies: David Collyer (Ben Marino, Morris), Patricia Harty (Dora), Ron Husmann (Neil), Mara Landi (Mrs. Pomerantz), Jack McMinn (2nd Player, 3rd Player, 4th Player, 5th Player, 6th Player), Ginny Perlowin (Thea), Patsy Peterson (Mitzi Travers) and Eileen Rodgers (Marie)
Tony Award®
winner 1960 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; Music by Jerry Bock; Produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
winner 1960 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Tom Bosley
1960 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Howard Da Silva
1960 Best Scenic Design (Musical) [nominee]
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart
1960 Best Choreography [nominee]
Peter Gennaro
winner 1960 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
George Abbott
1960 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Hal Hastings
Pulitzer Prize
winner 1960 for Drama [winner]
Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott; Music by Jerry Bock; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
ACT 1 Sung By
On the Side of the Angels Neil, Morris and Marie
Politics and Poker Ben Marino and Politicians
Unfair Fiorello LaGuardia, Dora and Girls
Marie's Law Marie and Morris
The Name's LaGuardia Fiorello LaGuardia and Company
The Bum Won Ben Marino and Politicians
I Love A Cop Dora
I Love A Cop (Reprise) Dora and Floyd
Till Tomorrow Thea and Company
Home Again Company
ACT 2 Sung By
When Did I Fall In Love Thea
Gentleman Jimmy Mitzi Travers and Dancing Girls
Gentleman Jimmy (Reprise) Company
Little Tin Box Ben Marino and Politicians
The Very Next Man Marie
The Very Next Man (Reprise) Marie
Finale Company