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Kean   

Broadway Theatre, (11/02/1961 - 1/20/1962)
First Preview: Nov 01, 1961 Total Previews: 1
Opening Date: Nov 02, 1961    
Closing Date: Jan 20, 1962 Total Performances: 92

Category: Musical, Comedy, Operetta, Original, Broadway
Setting: The early nineteenth century. London. In and around Drury Lane Theatre, the Danish Embassy, "The Green Frog" pub, and Kean's house.


Production Staff [See More]
Produced by Robert Lantz
Book by Peter Stone; Music by Robert Wright and George Forrest; Lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest; From a comedy by Jean-Paul Sartre; Based on the play by Alexandre Dumas, père; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Ballet and incidental music by Elie Siegmaster; Musical Director: Pembroke Davenport; Vocal arrangements by Pembroke Davenport
Staged by Jack Cole; Choreographed by Jack Cole
Scenic Design by Ed Wittstein; Costume Design by Ed Wittstein; Lighting Design by John Harvey; Associate Costume Design: Patton Campbell; Make-Up Design by Robert Philippe; Hair Design by Garrison-Ramon
Production Executive: Monty Shaff; General Manager: Monty Shaff; Company Manager: Arthur Waxman
Production Stage Manager: Peter Bronte; Stage Manager: Walter Neal and Malcolm Marmorstein
Associate Conductor: Rene Wiegert; Music Copyist: Thomas P. Brown; Orchestra Manager: Morris Stonzek
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: Ted Goldsmith; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Fencing Coach: George Santelli
Cast
Alfred Drake
Edmund Kean
Roderick Cook
Broadway debut
Lord Neville
Alfred De Sio
Christie
Oliver Gray
Prince of Wales
Christopher Hewett
Barnaby
Robert Penn
Ben
Arthur Rubin
Francis
Truman Smith
Solomon
Lee Venora
Anna Danby
Patrick Waddington
Count De Koeberg
Joan Weldon
Countess Elena De Koeberg
Martin Ambrose
Major-Domo
Henchman
Singer
Charise Amidon
Singer
John Aristides
Dancer
Barbara Beck
Dancer
Johanna Carothers
Dancer
Lois Castle
Dancer
Charles Corbett
Dancer
Kenneth Creel
Dancer
Patricia Cutts
Lady Amy Goswell
Randy Doney
Tim
Dancer
Judy Dunford
Dancer
Charles Dunn
Patrick
Singer
Eddie Erickson
Prop Boy
Singer
Nancy Foster
Singer
Larry Fuller
Dancer
Margaret Gathright
Sparrow
Singer
Maggie Goz
Singer
Mickey Gunnerson
Dancer
George Harwell
Pott
Singer
Pamela Hayford
Dancer
Jim Hutchison
Dancer
Lisa James
Dancer
Rene Jarmon
St. Albands
Dancer
John Jordan
David
Paul Jordan
Pip
John Lankston
Lord Delmore
Singer
Richard Lyle
Dancer
George Martin
Dancer
Joseph McGrath
Secretary
Singer
Lispet Nelson
Singer
Mary Nettum
Singer
Roger Puckett
Dancer
Larry Shadur
Maxwell
Guard
Singer
Suanne Shirley
Dancer
Susan Terry
Singer
Alfred Toigo
Stage Manager
Singer
Gloria Warner
Bolt
Singer
John Wheeler
Guard
Singer
Standby: Lawrence Brooks (Edmund Kean)
Understudies: Martin Ambrose (Barnaby), Nancy Foster (Anna Danby), Larry Fuller (Christie), Christopher Hewett (Prince of Wales), John Lankston (Count De Koeberg), Mary Nettum (Countess Elena De Koeberg, Lady Amy Goswell), Larry Shadur (Ben), Alfred Toigo (Lord Neville) and John Wheeler (Francis)
Tony Award®
1962 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Alfred Drake
1962 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Pembroke Davenport
ACT 1 Sung By
Penny Plain, Twopence Colored Christie
Man and Shadow Edmund Kean
Mayfair Affair Countess Elena De Koeberg, Amy, Dancing and Singing Ensemble
Sweet Danger Countess Elena De Koeberg and Edmund Kean
Queue at Drury Lane Barnaby, Ben, Francis and Ensemble
King of London Barnaby, Ben, Francis and Ensemble
To Look Upon My Love Edmund Kean and Solomon
Let's Improvise Edmund Kean and Anna Danby
Elena Edmund Kean, Francis and Ensemble
Social Whirl Countess Elena De Koeberg, Amy, Prince of Wales and Count De Koeberg
The Fog and the Grog Barnaby, Ben, Francis, Edmund Kean and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Civilized People Edmund Kean, Anna Danby and Countess Elena De Koeberg
Service for Service Countess Elena De Koeberg and Edmund Kean
Willow, Willow, Willow Anna Danby
Fracas at Old Drury Barnaby, Ben, Francis, Christie and Ensemble
Chime In Christie, Barnaby, Ben, Francis and Ensemble
Swept Away Countess Elena De Koeberg and Edmund Kean
Domesticity Anna Danby and Edmund Kean
Clown of London Ensemble
Apology? Edmund Kean