MusicalComedyRevivalBroadway
Opening Date
Mar 13, 1973
Closing Date
Sep 07, 1974
1st Preview
Mar 01, 1973
1st Preview
Mar 01, 1973
Previews
13
Performances
594
MusicalComedyRevivalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Minskoff Theatre
(Mar 13, 1973 - Sep 07, 1974)

Description
A musical in three acts

Setting
The piano store; the music room of the Marshall estate; 9th Avenue; Madame Lucy's salon; the Palais Royale; outside the marquee tent; the Italian garden.

Theatre Owned / Operated by Minskoff Organization; Minskoff Theatre Managing Director: Albert W. Selden; Minskoff Theatre General Manager: Walter Fried; Minskoff Theatre Manager: Gino Giglio
Produced by Harry Rigby, Albert W. Selden and Jerome Minskoff; Associate Producer: Steven Beckler
Music by Harry Tierney; Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy; Additional lyrics by Otis Clements, Charles Gaynor and Jack Lloyd; Additional music by Otis Clements and Charles Gaynor; Book by Joseph Stein and Hugh Wheeler; Book from an adaptation by Harry Rigby; Based on the original play by James Montgomery; Music and Vocal Direction: Jack Lee; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns; Dance arrangements by Wally Harper; Incidental music by Wally Harper
Directed by Gower Champion; Musical Staging by Peter Gennaro
Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Miss Reynolds' costumes by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by David F. Segal; Sound Design by Tony Alloy; Scenic Assistant: Jack Brown; Make-Up Design by Nicholas Guerico; Assistant to Mr. Du Bois: Mason Arvold; Costume Assistant: David Toser; Assistant to Mr. Segal: Patrika Brown; Hair Design by Ted Azar; Hairstyles: Tony Marrero and Masarone; Debbie Reynolds' hairstyles by Pinky Babajian
General Manager: Walter Fried; Company Manager: G. Warren McClane
Production Stage Manager: James Gelb; Stage Manager: Robert Schear; Assistant Stage Mgr: Steven Beckler and Joe Lorden; Technical Director: John Higgins
Music Consultant: Joseph A. McCarthy; Musical Coordinator: Joseph A. McCarthy; Music Contractor: Marty Grupp; Music Preparation Supervisor: Al Miller and Mathilde Pincus; Assistant Conductor: Wally Harper
Vocal Consultant to Debbie Reynolds: Nora Dunfee; General Press Representative: John Springer Associates; Press Representative: Ruth Cage; Production Associate: Constance Montgomery; Casting Director: Wendy Mackenzie; Asst. to the Choreographer: David Evans, Mary Ann Niles and Tony Stevens; Dance Captain: Mary Ann Niles; Assistant to the Producer: Frank Montalvo; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Mike Mones; Photographer: Friedman-Abeles; Production Coordinator: Maggie Minskoff
Debbie Reynolds
Broadway debut
Irene O'Dare
Mar 01, 1973 - Feb 02, 1974
Madame Lucy
Mrs. O'Dare
Donald Marshall
Emmeline Marshall
Helen McFudd
Debutante
Debutante
Ninth Avenue Fella
Debutante
Ninth Avenue Fella
Ninth Avenue Fella
Carrie Fisher
Broadway debut
Debutante
Clarkson
 
Ninth Avenue Fella
Debutante
Ninth Avenue Fella
Jimmy O'Flaherty
 
Ninth Avenue Fella
Debutante
 
Swing Dancer
Debutante
Ninth Avenue Fella
Ninth Avenue Fella
Arabella Thornsworthy
 
Debutante
Debutante
Debutante
Ozzie Babson
Ninth Avenue Fella
Ninth Avenue Fella
Ninth Avenue Fella
 
Swing Dancer
Ninth Avenue Fella
Jane Burke
Ninth Avenue Fella
Ninth Avenue Fella
Debutante
Debutante
Debutante
Standby: Emory Bass (Madame Lucy) and Justine Johnston (Mrs. O'Dare, Emmeline Marshall)
Understudies: Bob Freschi (Ozzie Babson), Dorothy Wyn Gehgan (Jane Burke), John Hamilton (Donald Marshall), Janie Sell (Irene O'Dare) and Penny Worth (Helen McFudd)

Minskoff Theatre (Mar 13, 1973 - Sep 07, 1974)

Directed by John Gielgud
Press Representative: Henry Luhrman; General Press Representative: The Merlin Group, Ltd.

Cast

Jane Powell
Broadway debut
Irene O'Dare
Feb 04, 1974 - Aug 31, 1974
Irene O'Dare
Sep 02, 1974 - Sep 07, 1974
Ninth Avenue Fella
Ninth Avenue Fella
Ninth Avenue Fella
Swing Dancer
Madame Lucy
Debutante
Debutante
Debutante
Debutante
Debutante
Jane Burke
Swing Dancer
 
Ninth Avenue Fella
Debutante
Debutante
Donald Marshall
May 31, 1973 - ?
Debutante
Jimmy O'Flaherty
 
Ninth Avenue Fella
Helen McFudd
Debutante
Debutante
Debutante
Debutante
circa. Aug 1974 - Sep 08, 1974
Mrs. O'Dare
Aug 02, 1973 - ?
Debutante
Ninth Avenue Fella
Debutante
Ninth Avenue Fella
Jane Burke
Helen McFudd
Debutante
Standby: Mary McCarty (Mrs. O'Dare)
Understudies: Arlene Columbo (Helen McFudd), Jean Even (Helen McFudd), Bette Glenn (Jane Burke), Pamela Peadon (Irene O'Dare) and Donegan Smith (Donald Marshall)
music by Harry Tierney; lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Sung By
The World Must Be Bigger Than an Avenue
(music by Wally Harper; lyrics by Jack Lloyd)
Irene O'Dare
The Family Tree
Mrs. Marshall and Debutantes
Alice Blue Gown
Irene O'Dare
They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me
(music by Fred Fisher)
Madame Lucy and Debutantes
An Irish Girl
(music by Charles Gaynor; lyrics by Otis Clements)
Irene O'Dare and Company
Stepping on Butterflies
(music by Wally Harper)
Madame Lucy, Irene O'Dare, Helen McFudd and Jane Gilmour
Mother Angel Darling
(music by Charles Gaynor; lyrics by Charles Gaynor)
Irene O'Dare and Mrs. O'Dare
The Riviera Rage
(music by Wally Harper)
Irene O'Dare and Company
Act 2
Sung By
The Last Part of Every Party
Company
We're Getting Away With It
Madame Lucy, Helen McFudd, Jane Gilmour and Ozzie Babson
Irene
Irene O'Dare and Company
The Great Lover Tango
(music by Otis Clements; lyrics by Charles Gaynor)
Donald Marshall, Helen McFudd and Jane Gilmour
You Made Me Love You
(music by James Monaco)
Irene O'Dare and Donald Marshall
You Made Me Love You (Reprise)
(music by James Monaco)
Madame Lucy and Mrs. O'Dare
Finale
Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Actress in a Musical

1973 Nominee
Debbie Reynolds

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1973 Winner
George S. Irving
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1973 Nominee
Patsy Kelly
 

Best Choreography

1973 Nominee
Musical Staging by Peter Gennaro

Theatre World

Award

1973 Recipient
Monte Markham
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