MusicalSatire ComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Feb 11, 1953
Closing Date
Sep 19, 1953
Performances
190
MusicalSatire ComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Mark Hellinger Theatre
(Feb 11, 1953 - Sep 19, 1953)

Setting
Conference room of Everywhere Magazine; Dr. Downer's house; Railroad depot, Stonyhead; New York hotel suite; Laura Carew's office; Roseland Ballroom; various other New York locales. The Thirties.

Comments
Hazel Flagg was on hiatus from 7/5/1953 through 8/31/1953.

Theatre Owned / Operated by Anthony Brady Farrell
Produced by Jule Styne; Produced in association with Anthony B. Farrell
Book by Ben Hecht; Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Bob Hilliard; Based on a story by James Street; Based on the cinema "Nothing Sacred" Ben Hecht; Musical Director: Pembroke Davenport; Choral arrangements and direction by Hugh Martin; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Ballet arrangements by Oscar Kosarin; Assistant to Mr. Martin: Buster Davis; Additional orchestrations by Jack Mason and Joe Glover
Production Supervised by Robert Alton; Book Directed by David Alexander; Musical Staging by Robert Alton; Assistant Director: Paul Lammers
Scenic Design by Harry Horner; Lighting Design by Harry Horner; Costume Design by Miles White; Assistant to Mr. White: Morton Haack and Elinor Robbins
General Manager: Rose Goldstein; Company Manager: Michael Goldreyer; Executive Secretary: Sylvia Herscher
Production Stage Manager: Neil Hartley; Stage Manager: Freddie Nay; Technical Supervisor: Jack Landau
Music Contractor: Phil Palmer; Head Copyist: Mathilde Pincus
Lighting Supervisor: James Orr; Press Representative: John L. Toohey and Arthur Cantor; Press Assistant: Harriette Gelb; Production Assistant: George Gilbert; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner; Assistant to Mr. Alton: Ward Ellis and Svetlana McLee
Hazel Flagg
John Howard
Broadway debut
Wallace Cook
Feb 11, 1953 - Jul 04, 1953
Dr. Downer
Laura Carew
Feb 11, 1953 - Jun 13, 1953
Mayor of New York
John Brascia
Broadway debut
Willie
Oleander
Ross Martin
Broadway debut
Dr. Egelhofer
Sheree North
Broadway debut
Whitey
John Pelletti
Broadway debut
Maximilian Lavian
Dancer
Committeeman
 
Singer
An Editor
 
Singer
Dancer
Singer
Dancer
Bellboy
 
Singer
Dancer
Dancer
Singer
Singer
Dancer
Singer
Vermont Villager
 
Singer
Dancer
Fireman
 
Singer
Miss Winterbottom
 
Singer
Chorus Girl
 
Dancer
Vermont Villager
 
Singer
Dancer
Mr. Jenkins
 
Singer
Vermont Villager
Dancer
Vermont Villager
 
Dancer
Dancer
Chorus Girl
 
Dancer
Dancer
Singer
Man on the Street
 
Dancer
Policeman
 
Dancer
Vermont Villager
 
Singer
Committeeman
 
Dancer
Dancer
Mr. Billings
Dancer
Understudies: Chris Carter (Whitey), Jonathan Harris (Dr. Downer), Dossie Hollongsworth (Laura Carew), Dorothy Love (Hazel Flagg), George Reeder (Willie) and Lawrence Weber (Wallace Cook)

Mark Hellinger Theatre (Feb 11, 1953 - Sep 19, 1953)

Musical Director: Oscar Kosarin

Cast

Laura Carew
Jun 15, 1953 - Sep 19, 1953
Wallace Cook
Sep 01, 1953 - Sep 19, 1953
Judge Curley
Committeeman
Man on the Street
music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Bob Hilliard
Act 1
Sung By
A Little More Heart
Laura Carew, Wallace Cook and Magazine Staff
The World Is Beautiful Today
Hazel Flagg
I'm Glad I'm Leaving
Hazel Flagg
The Ruthland Bounce
Vermont Villager, Man on the Street, Dancer and Villagers
Hello Hazel
Laura Carew and New Yorkers
Paris Gown
Hazel Flagg, Maximilian Lavian, Dancers, Models and Attendants
The World Is Beautiful Today (Reprise)
Wallace Cook and Editors
Every Street's a Boulevard in Old New York
Mayor of New York
How Do You Speak to an Angel
Wallace Cook
Autograph Chant
Autograph Hunters
I Feel Like I'm Gonna Live Forever
Hazel Flagg
You're Gonna Dance With Me, Willie
Hazel Flagg, Willie and Company
Act 2
Sung By
Who Is the Bravest?
University Glee CLub
Dream Parade
Hazel Flagg and Company
Salome
Dancing Girls, Salome, Cowboy Singer and Cowboy Dancers
Everybody Loves To Take a Bow
Laura Carew, Mayor of New York and Men
Laura De Maupassant
Hazel Flagg
Autograph Chant (Reprise)
Autograph Hunters
I Feel Like I'm Gonna Live Forever (Reprise)
Company
How Do You Speak to an Angel ((Earlier placement))
Wallace Cook

Tony Award®

Best Actor in a Musical

1953 Winner
Thomas Mitchell

Best Costume Design

1953 Winner
Costume Design by Miles White

Theatre World

Award

1953 Recipient
Sheree North
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