MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 07, 1964
Closing Date
Feb 27, 1965
1st Preview
Mar 24, 1964
1st Preview
Mar 24, 1964
Previews
14
Performances
375
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Alvin Theatre
(Apr 07, 1964 - Feb 27, 1965)

Setting
The Condomine's home; the Heath; Madame Arcati's bedroom; the Inner Circle; the Grovechester Hotel.

Managing Director of Alvin Theatre: Lester Osterman; General Manager of Alvin Theatre: Richard Horner
Originally produced by On-Stage
Book by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Music by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Based upon "Blithe Spirit" by Noël Coward; Musical Director: Fred Werner; Vocal Direction and Arrangements by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Music orchestrated by Harry Zimmerman; Dance music by William Goldenberg
Directed by Noël Coward; Musical Staging by Danny Daniels; Additional direction (uncredited) by Gower Champion
Scenic Design by Robert Fletcher; Costume Design by Robert Fletcher; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Miss Grimes' costume by Valentina; Wig Design by Bob Kelly and Ira Senz; Sound Design by Jack Tolbutt; Hair Stylist: Phil Leto; Assistant to Mr. Fletcher: William Bellin, Henry Heymann and Irving Miller
Production Manager: Jose Véga; Stage Manager: Frank Gero; Associate Stage Mgr: Bruce Laffey; Flying Supervisor: Fred Gallo
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff; Music Copyist Supervisor: Bert Clayton Williams; Assistant Conductor: Rudolph Bennett
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Dance Captain: Anne Wallace; Vocal Coach: Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Casting: Nicholas Gray; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates
Elvira
Madame Arcati
Charles Condomine
Edith
Mrs. Bradman
Dr. Bradman
Ruth Condomine
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Rupert
 
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"Forever and a Day" Singer
Recorded voice only
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Standby: Beulah Garrick (Madame Arcati), Lynne Stuart (Ruth Condomine) and Iva Withers (Elvira)
Understudies: Adrienne Angel (Mrs. Bradman, Ruth Condomine), Lawrence Keith (Charles Condomine), Robert Lenn (Dr. Bradman) and Jacqueline Maria (Edith)

Alvin Theatre (Apr 07, 1964 - Feb 27, 1965)

Assistant to Mr. Fletcher: Peter Wingate; Assistant to Mr. Folke: Ann Folke
General Manager: Richard Horner
Production Stage Manager: Frank Gero; Assistant Stage Mgr: George Spelvin; Stage Manager: Bruce Laffey

Cast

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music by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray; lyrics by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray
Act 1
Sung By
Was She Prettier Than I?
Ruth Condomine
The Bicycle Song
Madame Arcati and Ensemble
You'd Better Love Me
Elvira
Where Is the Man I Married?
Charles Condomine and Ruth Condomine
The Sandwich Man
Bob and Beth
Go Into Your Trance
Madame Arcati and Ensemble
Where Is the Man I Married? (Reprise)
Ruth Condomine
Forever and a Day
Charles Condomine and Elvira
Something Tells Me
Elvira and Ensemble
I Know Your Heart
Charles Condomine and Elvira
Faster Than Sound
Elvira and Ensemble
Act 2
Sung By
If I Gave You
Charles Condomine and Ruth Condomine
Talking to You
Madame Arcati
Home Sweet Heaven
Elvira
Something Is Coming to Tea
Madame Arcati and Ensemble
The Exorcism
Madame Arcati and Ensemble
What In the World Did You Want?
Charles Condomine, Elvira and Ruth Condomine
Faster Than Sound (Reprise)
Entire Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1964 Nominee
Book by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray
Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray
Music by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray
Produced by Lester Osterman, Robert Fletcher and Richard Horner
 

Best Composer and Lyricist

1964 Nominee
Music by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray
Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1964 Nominee
Beatrice Lillie
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1964 Nominee
Louise Troy
 

Best Choreography

1964 Nominee
Musical Staging by Danny Daniels
 

Best Direction (Musical)

1964 Nominee
Directed by Noël Coward
 

Best Conductor and Musical Director

1964 Nominee
Musical Director: Fred Werner
 

Best Author (Musical)

1964 Nominee
Book by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray
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