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I Had a Ball   

Martin Beck Theatre, (12/15/1964 - 6/12/1965)
First Preview: Dec 08, 1964 Total Previews:
Opening Date: Dec 15, 1964    
Closing Date: Jun 12, 1965 Total Performances: 199

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around Coney Island, on the Fourth of July and sixty days later. The present.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Martin Beck Estate; Martin Beck Theatre General Manager: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by Joseph Kipness
Book by Jerome Chodorov; Music by Jack Lawrence and Stan Freeman; Lyrics by Jack Lawrence and Stan Freeman; Musical Director: Pembroke Davenport; Vocal arrangements by Pembroke Davenport; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Luther Henderson
Directed by Lloyd Richards; Choreographed by Onna White
Scenic Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann
General Manager: Philip Adler; Company Manager: S.M. Handelsman
Production Stage Manager: Mortimer Halpern; Stage Manager: Nathan Caldwell, Jr.; Technical Consultant: Jules Fischer
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Morris Stonzek; Head Copyist: Thomas P. Brown
Press Representative: Robert Ganshaw; Dance Captain: Marty Allen; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates
Cast
Buddy Hackett
Garside
Richard Kiley
Stan The Shpieler
Rosetta LeNoire
Ma Maloney
The Alley Gang
Luba Lisa
Addie
Morocco
Morocco
Karen Morrow
Jeannie
Al Nesor
Gimlet
The Alley Gang
Steve Roland
Brooks
Ted Thurston
Officer Millhauser
Jack Wakefield
Joe The Muzzler
The Alley Gang
Conrad Yama
George Osaka
The Alley Gang
Marty Allen
Lifeguard
Dancer
Doria Avila
Dancer
Bob Bernard
Dancer
Miriamne Burton
Singer
Jacqueline Carol
Singer
Jacque Dean
Singer
Eugene Edwards
Singer
Mary Ehara
Dancer
Marilyn Feder
Singer
Herb Fields
Singer
Ray Gilbert
Dancer
Murray Goldkind
Singer
Sheldon Golomb
Child
Marvin Goodis
Singer
Edward J. Heim
Dancer
Gary Hubler
Dancer
Scott Hunter
Dancer
Nathaniel Jones
Jimmy
Gina Kaye
Child
Sandra Lein
Dancer
Shirley Leinwand
Singer
Nancy Lynch
Dancer
Patti Mariano
Dancer
Lispet Nelson
Singer
Alice Shanahan
Dancer
John Sharpe
Dancer
June Eve Story
Dancer
Herb Surface
Singer
Patti Ann Watson
Dancer
John Wheeler
Singer
Standby: Charles Braswell (Brooks, Stan The Shpieler)
Understudies: Bob Bernard (Joe The Muzzler), Miriamne Burton (Ma Maloney), Lispet Nelson (Jeannie), June Eve Story (Addie, Morocco), Herbert Surface (Gimlet) and John Wheeler (George Osaka, Officer Millhauser)
Tony Award®
1965 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Luba Lisa
Theatre World
winner 1965 Award [recipient]
Luba Lisa
ACT 1 Sung By
Coney Island, U.S.A. Joe The Muzzler, Ma Maloney, George Osaka, Gimlet, Coney Characters, Tourists and Children
The Other Half of Me Stan The Shpieler
Red-Blooded American Boy Brooks and the Alley Gang
I Got Everything I Want Jeannie
Freud Garside
Think Beautiful Ma Maloney, Jeannie, Joe The Muzzler, George Osaka, Gimlet and Ensemble
Addie's At It Again Addie, Joe The Muzzler, George Osaka and Gimlet
Faith Stan The Shpieler, the Alley Gang, Children and Ensemble
Can It Be Possible? Stan The Shpieler, Jeannie, Brooks, Addie and Garside
ACT 2 Sung By
The Neighborhood Song Ma Maloney, the Alley Gang and Coney Characters
The Affluent Society Stan The Shpieler and Brooks
Boys, Boys, Boys Addie and Lifeguards
Fickle Finger of Fate Stan The Shpieler
I Had a Ball Jeannie, the Alley Gang, Morocco and Coney Characters
Almost Jeannie
You Deserve Me Garside, Brooks and Addie
You Deserve Me (Reprise) Garside
Tunnel of Love Chase Garside, Stan The Shpieler, Jeannie, Officer Millhauser and Ensemble