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Life Begins at 8:40   

Winter Garden Theatre, (8/27/1934 - 3/16/1935)
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Opening Date: Aug 27, 1934    
Closing Date: Mar 16, 1935 Total Performances: 237

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Description: A revue in two acts


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by 1634-1649 Broadway Realty Co., Inc.
Produced by Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.)
Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin and E.Y. Harburg; Sketches by David Freedman, H. I. Phillips, Alan Baxter, Henry Clapp Smith, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg and Frank Gabrielson; Musical Director: Al Goodman; Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek; Additional orchestrations by Russell Bennett and Don Walker
Staged by John Murray Anderson; The Comedy Scenes directed by Philip Loeb; Choreographed by Robert Alton; The Weidman Group Dances by Charles Weidman; Entire production devised by John Murray Anderson
Scenic Design by Albert R. Johnson; Costume Design by Kiviette, James Reynolds, Raoul Pène Du Bois, Billi Livingston, Wynn, Pauline Lawrence and Irene Sharaff
Company Manager: John Shubert
Stage Director: Edward D. Dowling; Stage Manager: Archie Thomson; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jay Conley
Press Representative: C. P. Greneker; Assistant to John Murray Anderson: George Chihles
Cast
Ray Bolger
"You're a Builder-Upper" Singer
Boccaccio
Quartet Erotica
The Window Dresser
The Window Dresser Goes To Bed
Pierre
C'est La Vie
"The Elks and the Masons" Singer
"I'm Not Myself" Singer
Stowaway
Life Begins at City Hall
Luella Gear
The Bride
The Radio Announcer's Bride
The Rose
My Paramount -- Publix -- Roxy -- Rose
The Window Dresser's Wife
The Window Dresser Goes To Bed
Agatha
Chin Up
Frou-Frou
C'est La Vie
Winnie Whittlebone
New Deal Ladies' Circle
"I Couldn't Hold My Man" Singer
The First Lady
Life Begins at City Hall
Bert Lahr
The Samaritan
The Samaritan
Paul Naughton
She Loves Me
Balzac
Quartet Erotica
Richard
Chin Up
Jacques
C'est La Vie
"Things" Singer
Bill Leonard
A Day at the Brokers
The Dictator
Life Begins at City Hall
Frances Williams
"Spring Fever" Singer
Curley Flagg
She Loves Me
"Fun to be Fooled" Singer
Teresa Tittlebat
New Deal Ladies' Circle
Stowaway
Life Begins at City Hall
Eugene Ashley
"Life Begins at City Hall" Performer
Boy
Jack Barrett
"Life Begins at City Hall" Performer
Boy
Mary Bay
The Chorus (1880)
A Theatre by Gaslight
Dancer
Regina Beck
The Lover (1880)
A Theatre by Gaslight
The Weidman Dancers
Vicki Belling
The Chorus (1880)
A Theatre by Gaslight
Dancer
Helen Bennett
The Chorus (1780)
A Theatre by Candlelight
Dancer
George Bockman
The Comedian
Life Begins
The Lover (1880)
A Theatre by Gaslight
A Son
A Quiet Evening at Home
The Weidman Dancers
Hazel Boffinger
The Chorus (1780)
A Theatre by Candlelight
Dancer
Edward Browne
Boy
Sally Bynum
Young Lady
Life Begins
Show Girl
Mary Ann Carr
Dancer
Noreen Carr
Dancer
Jean Carson
The Chorus (1880)
A Theatre by Gaslight
Dancer
Geri Chopin
The Ingenue
Life Begins
The Chorus (1934)
The Weidman Dancers
Frances Comstock
Prologue Performer
C'est La Vie
The Lady in the Box (1780)
A Theatre by Candlelight
"It Was Long Ago" Singer
Aida Conkey
The Chorus (1780)
A Theatre by Candlelight
Dancer
Hope Dare
Young Lady
Life Begins
Show Girl
Maxine Darrell
The Chorus (1780)
A Theatre by Candlelight
Dancer
Aline Davis
The Wife
Life Begins
The Lover (1934)
The Weidman Dancers
Brian Donlevy
The Announcer
The Radio Announcer's Bride
The Barker
The Samaritan
The Intruder
She Loves Me
De Maupassant
Quartet Erotica
The Broker
A Day at the Brokers
Tom Draper
The Hoofer
Life Begins
The Lover (1934)
The Weidman Dancers
Dixie Dunbar
"You're a Builder-Upper" Singer
"Let's Take A Walk Around the Block" Singer
"The Elks and the Masons" Singer
The Granddaughter
A Quiet Evening at Home
Helene Ecklund
Dancer
William Ehlers
Boy
Marjorie Ezequelle
Young Lady
Life Begins
Show Girl
Charles Fowler
The Crooner
Life Begins
The Picket
The Samaritan
The Butler
Chin Up
The Gentleman in the Box (1880)
A Theatre by Gaslight
Darley Fuller
The Chorus (1934)
The Weidman Dancers
Peggy Gallimore
Dancer
Williem Gerard
The Husband
Life Begins
Willem Gerrard
Harlequin (1780)
A Theatre by Candlelight
A Son
A Quiet Evening at Home
The Weidman Dancers
Sally Gibbs
Young Lady
Life Begins
"It Was Long Ago" Singer
Singer
Ilse Gronau
The Sister Act
Life Begins
The Chorus (1934)
The Weidman Dancers
Kai Hansen
"Life Begins at City Hall" Performer
Boy
Pearl Harris
The Chorus (1880)
A Theatre by Gaslight
Dancer
Winifred Harris

The Mother
Chin Up
Lydia Gooseberry
New Deal Ladies' Circle
Josephine Houston
"What Can You Say in a Love Song" Singer
Gwendolyn Pinchfaucet
New Deal Ladies' Circle
"It Was Long Ago" Singer
Mary Howard
The Sister Act
Life Begins
The Lover (1780)
A Theatre by Candlelight
The Weidman Dancers
Josephine Huston

Julie Jenner
The Chorus (1880)
A Theatre by Gaslight
Dancer
Esther Junger
"Shoein' The Mare" Dancer
"Fun to be Fooled" Dancer
The Grandmother
A Quiet Evening at Home
Jane Lane
The Chorus (1780)
A Theatre by Candlelight
Dancer
Michael Logan
The Lover
Life Begins
The Lover (1780)
A Theatre by Candlelight
The Grandfather
A Quiet Evening at Home
The Weidman Dancers
Arthur Manning
Boy
Adrienne Matzenauer
"Shoein' The Mare" Singer
Prologue Performer
C'est La Vie
The Lady in the Box (1880)
A Theatre by Gaslight
"It Was Long Ago" Singer
James McColl
The Clergyman
The Radio Announcer's Bride
Rabelais
Quartet Erotica
The Father
Chin Up
"New Deal Ladies' Circle" Introduction
Hallibut
New Deal Ladies' Circle
Il Duce
Life Begins at City Hall
Ethel Medsker
The Chorus (1934)
The Weidman Dancers
Jane Moxon
Young Lady
Life Begins
Show Girl
Ofelia & Pimento
"Shoein' The Mare" Dancer
Emmett Oldfield
A Son
A Quiet Evening at Home
Earl Oxford
The Juvenile
My Paramount -- Publix -- Roxy -- Rose
Prologue Performer
C'est La Vie
"What Can You Say in a Love Song" Singer
"Let's Take A Walk Around the Block" Singer
Jessica Pepper
Young Lady
Life Begins
Show Girl
Gloria Pierre
Young Lady
Life Begins
Show Girl
Sid Salzer
Boy
Betty Schlaffer
The Sister Act
Life Begins
The Chorus (1934)
The Weidman Dancers
Josephine Schwarz
The Torch Singer
Life Begins
The Chorus (1934)
The Weidman Dancers
Bartlett Simmons

Grena Sloan
Young Lady
Life Begins
"It Was Long Ago" Singer
Singer
Jack Starr
Performer
Donald Stewart
The Gentleman in the Box (1780)
A Theatre by Candlelight
Sherry Stuart
Dancer
Anya Taranda
Young Lady
Life Begins
"It Was Long Ago" Singer
Singer
Peggy Thomas
The Chorus (1780)
A Theatre by Candlelight
Dancer
Ethel Thorsen
Young Lady
Life Begins
"It Was Long Ago" Singer
Singer
Walter Wahl
A Son
A Quiet Evening at Home
Mildred Webb
The Chorus (1880)
A Theatre by Gaslight
Dancer
Charles Weidman Dancers

Eddie Wells
"Life Begins at City Hall" Performer
Boy
Grover Whalen
"Life Begins at City Hall" Performer
Robert Wildhack
"Sound Phenomena" Performer
music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Ira Gershwin and E.Y. Harburg
ACT 1
Life Begins (At Exactly 8:40 Or Thereabouts)
Spring Fever
You're a Builder-Upper
My Paramount-Publix-Roxy-Rose
Shoein' the Mare
Quartet Erotica
Fun To Be Fooled
C'est la vie
What Can You Say in a Love Song (That Hasn't Been Said Before)
ACT 2
Let's Take a Walk Around the Block
Things
(All) The Elks and the Masons
I Couldn't Hold My Man
A Weekend Cruise (Will You Love Me Monday Mornings as You Did on Friday Night?)
It Was Long Ago
I'm Not Myself
Life Begins at City Hall (Beautifying the City)
   
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