MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 23, 1959
Closing Date
Oct 28, 1961
Performances
795
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Broadhurst Theatre
(Nov 23, 1959 - May 06, 1961)
Broadway Theatre
(May 09, 1961 - Oct 28, 1961)

Description
A musical comedy in two acts

Setting
New York City. Shortly before World War One and ten years later.

Media
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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
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; Assistant Musical Dir.: Mike Forman
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; Assistant to the Designers (Scenery): Peter Harvey; Assistant to the Designers (Costumes): Patton Campbell
General Manager: Carl Fisher
Production Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Stage Manager: Bert Wood; Assistant Stage Mgr: Paul J. Phillips
Assistant Conductor: Mike Forman; Copyist Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus
Press Representative: Sol Jacobson, Lewis Harmon and Jack Toohey; Assistant Press Representative: Mary Bryant; Asst. to the Choreographer: Howard Jeffrey; Casting: Judith Abbott; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Poster Design by Fay Gage; Secretary to Mr. Prince: Annette Brafman
Fiorello LaGuardia
Ben Marino
Floyd
a cop
Morris
office manager
Thea
the sweatshop workers' leader
Dora
Marie's friend
Marie
Fiorello's secretary
1st Heckler
 
Derby
 
Dancer
Mr. Zappatella
 
Singer
Senator
 
Commissioner
Mr. Lopez
 
Politician
Dancer
Neil
law clerk
Announcer
 
2nd Player
 
Singer
1st Man
 
Dancer
4th Player
 
Singer
Florence
 
Singer
Dancer
Secretary
 
Singer
5th Player
 
Tough Man
 
Singer
Dancer
3rd Heckler
 
Dancer
Dancer
6th Player
 
Reporter
 
Singer
Dancer
3rd Player
Dancer
Eileen Rodgers
Broadway debut
Mitzi Travers
Sophie
 
Dancer
2nd Heckler
 
Frankie Scarpini
 
2nd Man
 
Dancer
Ed Peterson
 
Frantic
Dancer
Seedy Man
 
4th Heckler
 
Judge Carter
Nina
 
Dancer
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)

Broadhurst Theatre (Nov 23, 1959 - May 06, 1961)

Cast

Thea
the sweatshop workers' leader
 
Dancer
Ben Marino
Sophie
Singer
Mr. Lopez
 
Politician
Dora
Marie's friend
Florence
Mitzi Travers
Commissioner
4th Player
 
Singer
Senator
1st Heckler
 
Derby
 
Dancer
Standby: Sorrell Booke (Fiorello LaGuardia)
Understudies: Barbara Gilbert (Mitzi Travers), Jack McMinn (Floyd) and Alan Sanderson (Neil)

Broadway Theatre (May 09, 1961 - Oct 28, 1961)

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

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1960 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

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1960 Winner
Tom Bosley
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1960 Nominee
Howard Da Silva
 

Best Scenic Design (Musical)

1960 Nominee
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart
 

Best Choreography

1960 Nominee
Choreographed by Peter Gennaro

Best Direction of a Musical

1960 Winner
Directed by George Abbott
 

Best Conductor and Musical Director

1960 Nominee
Musical Director: Hal Hastings

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1960 Winner
Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
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