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Ladies First   

Broadhurst Theatre, (10/24/1918 - Closing date unknown)
Nora Bayes Theatre, (12/30/1918 - 3/15/1919)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Oct 24, 1918    
Closing Date: Mar 15, 1919 Total Performances: 164

Category: Musical, Play, Original, Broadway
Description: A Musical in Three Acts
Setting: Uncle Tody's house, the gardens of Benny and Benton, and Betty Burt's house

Production Staff
Produced by H. H. Frazee
Music by A. Baldwin Sloane; Book by Harry B. Smith; Lyrics by Harry B. Smith; Based on a play by Charles H. Hoyt; Musical Director: Oscar Radin; Additional music by Nora Bayes, Seymour Simons, George Gershwin, Harry Clarke and Harry Akst; Additional lyrics by Irving Fisher, Seymour Simons, Ira Gershwin, Schuyler Greene and Harry Clarke; Featuring songs by James Brockmann and James Kendl
Staged by Frank Smithson
Scenic Design by D. Frank Dodge and William Castle
Nora Bayes
Betty Burt
May Brooks
Paul E. Burns
Lefty McGuirk
Jane Conrad
Lew Cooper
D. C. Washington
Martha Dean
Elma Decker
Jane Elliott
Mrs. Ebbsmith
Irving Fisher
Benton Holmes
Stanley Forde
Brighton Betts
William Kent
Uncle Tody
Florence Lee
Florence Morrison
Aunt Jim
Clarence Nordstrom
Little Jack
Charles Olcott
Larry Burt
Elsie Shaw
Doris Sheerin
A. Twitchell

Lottie Tyler
Henriette Wilson
music by A. Baldwin Sloane; lyrics by Harry B. Smith
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Happy Days Uncle Tody, Larry Burt and Brighton Betts
(I'm Always Happy with a) Crowd of Girls Larry Burt and Girls
Without You
(music by Irving Fisher; lyrics by Nora Bayes)
Betty Burt
(When I) Build a Home
(music by Irving Fisher; lyrics by Nora Bayes)
Betty Burt and Benton Holmes
ACT 2 Sung By
The Tea Party Betty Burt and Girls
(music by Harry Clarke; lyrics by Harry Clarke)
Betty Burt
(Just) What a Girl Can Do Betty Burt and Girls
The Older They Get the Harder They Fall
(music by James Brockmann, James Kendl and Nat Vincent; lyrics by James Brockmann, James Kendl and Nat Vincent)
Uncle Tody
What a Man Can Do (Just What a Girl Can Do) Benton Holmes, Uncle Tody, Brighton Betts, Little Jack and D. C. Washington
On to Victory Ensemble
ACT 3 Sung By
(The Real) American Folk Song (is a Rag)
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
Larry Burt and Girls
All My Life
(music by Harry Akst, Nora Bayes and Irving Fisher; lyrics by Harry Akst, Nora Bayes and Irving Fisher)
Benton Holmes
Me and You
(music by Harry Akst and Irving Fisher; lyrics by Nora Bayes)
Benton Holmes and Betty Burt
Good-bye France (You'll Never Be Forgotten by the U.S.A.)
(music by Irving Berlin; lyrics by Irving Berlin)
Betty Burt