facebook youtube twitter Pinterest

IBDB: Internet Broadway Database
The Broadway League

Official Broadway League sites:

Quick Search For:   In This Category:  

High Button Shoes   

New Century Theatre, (10/09/1947 - 12/20/1947)
Shubert Theatre, (12/22/1947 - 10/18/1948)
Broadway Theatre, (10/18/1948 - 7/02/1949)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Oct 09, 1947    
Closing Date: Jul 02, 1949 Total Performances: 727

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: New Brunswick, New Jersey. Atlantic City.

Production Staff
Produced by Monte Proser and Joseph Kipness
Book by Stephen Longstreet; Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn; Based on "The Sisters Liked Them Handsome" by Stephen Longstreet; Dance arrangements by Genevieve Pitot; Music orchestrated by Phil Lang; Vocal arrangements by Bob Martin; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock
Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Miles White; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark; Assistant to Mr. White: Frank Thompson
General Manager: Jack Small; Company Manager: Jesse Long
Technical Supervisor: Peggy Clark; Production Manager: Archie Thomson; Stage Manager: George Hunter; Assistant Stage Mgr: Howard Lenters
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Philip Palmer
Asst. to the Choreographer: Gluck Sandor; Assistant to the Director: Robert Griffith; General Press Representative: Karl Bernstein; Casting: Howard Hoyt
Nanette Fabray
Sara Longstreet
Phil Silvers
Harrison Floy
Mark Dawson
Hubert Ogglethorpe
Jack McCauley
Henry Longstreet
Nancy Babcock
Jean Marie Caples
Corps de Ballet
Vincent Carbone
Corps de Ballet
Gloria Casper
Raul Celada
Corps de Ballet
A Popular Girl's Friend
Leonard Claret
Corps de Ballet
Clay Clement
General Longstreet
Edward Cole
Carole Coleman
Shirley Simpkins
Ray Cook
Erno Czako
William David
Mr. Anderson
Evans Davis
Corps de Ballet
John Dennis
Jacqueline Dodge
A Popular Girl
Corps de Ballet
Joey Faye
Mr. Pontdue
Nathaniel Frey
Elmer Simpkins
Helen Gallagher
Estelle Gardner
Margaret Gavan
Evelyn Giles
Corps de Ballet
Tom Glennon
Paul Godkin
Uncle Willie
Virginia Gorski
Corps de Ballet
June Graham
Corps de Ballet
Donald Harris
Elmer Simpkins, Jr.
Ronnie Hartman
Neil Harwood
Edward Hayes
Fred Hearn
Corps de Ballet
Betty Hyatt
Corps de Ballet
Christine Karner
Corps de Ballet
Dorothy Karrol
Ray Kirchner
Corps de Ballet
Elena Lane
Corps de Ballet
Lois Lee
Sondra Lee
Playmate of the Boy at the Picnic
Corps de Ballet
Howard Lenters
Another Betting Man
Kay Lewis
Corps de Ballet
Louisa Lewis
Corps de Ballet
Fay Moore
Tommy Morton
Corps de Ballet
Ben Murphy
Hannah O'Leary
Arthur Partington
A Boy at the Picnic
Corps de Ballet
Audrey Peters
Corps de Ballet
William Pierson
Corps de Ballet
Gloria Smith
Corps de Ballet
Kenneth Spaulding
Corps de Ballet
George Spelvin
A Betting Man
Johnny Stewart
Stevie Longstreet
Toni Stuart
Corps de Ballet
William Sumner
Corps de Ballet
Roy Tobias
Corps de Ballet
Eleonore Treiber
Corps de Ballet
Don Weissmuller
Corps de Ballet
Helene Whitney
Understudies: Gloria Casper (Fran), Evans Davis (Henry Longstreet), Donald Harris (Stevie Longstreet), Ray Kirchner (A Boy at the Picnic), Elena Lane (A Popular Girl), Ben Murphy (Hubert Ogglethorpe), Audrey Peters (Nancy) and Eleonore Treiber (Playmate of the Boy at the Picnic)
Tony Award®
winner 1948 Choreographer [winner]
Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Theatre World
winner 1948 Award [recipient]
Mark Dawson
music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Sammy Cahn
ACT 1 Sung By
He Tried to Make a Dollar Singers
Can't You Just See Yourself in Love with Me? Hubert Ogglethorpe and Fran
There's Nothing Like a Model T Harrison Floy and Company
Next to Texas, I Love You Hubert Ogglethorpe and Fran
Security Sara Longstreet, Fran and Singing Girls
Bird Watcher's Song Sara Longstreet and Singing Girls
Get Away for a Day in the Country Henry Longstreet, Stevie Longstreet and Singers
Papa, Wont You Dance with Me? Sara Longstreet, Henry Longstreet, Girls and Boys
ACT 2 Sung By
On a Sunday by the Sea Singers
You're My Girl Hubert Ogglethorpe and Fran
I Still Get Jealous Sara Longstreet and Henry Longstreet
You're My Boy Harrison Floy and Mr. Pontdue
Nobody Ever Died for Dear Old Rutgers Harrison Floy, Hubert Ogglethorpe and Singing Boys
He Tried to Make a Dollar (Reprise) Entire Company