facebook youtube twitter Pinterest

IBDB: Internet Broadway Database
The Broadway League
 

Official Broadway League sites:

 
Quick Search For:   In This Category:  

Li'l Abner   

St. James Theatre, (11/15/1956 - 7/12/1958)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Nov 15, 1956    
Closing Date: Jul 12, 1958 Total Performances: 693

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts.
Setting: Dogpatch, U.S.A. and Washington, D.C.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank and Michael Kidd
Book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank; Based on cartoon characters by Al Capp; Music by Gene de Paul; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer; Musical Direction and Continuity: Lehman Engel; Vocals by Lehman Engel; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Ballet Music Arranged by Genevieve Pitot
Directed by Michael Kidd; Choreographed by Michael Kidd
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Lighting Design by William and Jean Eckart
General Manager: Joseph Harris
Production Stage Manager: Terence Little; Stage Manager: Lawrence N. Kasha
Music Copyist: Thomas Brown; Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: Max Eisen; Advertising: Ingram Ash
Cast
Edith Adams
Daisy Mae
Stubby Kaye
Marryin' Sam
Peter Palmer
L'il Abner
Charlotte Rae
Mammy Yokum
Howard St. John
Gen. Bullmoose
William Lanteau
Available Jones
Joe E. Marks
Pappy Yokum
Julie Newmar
Stupefyin' Jones
Stanley Simmonds
Dr. Rasmussen T. Finsdale
Carmen Alvarez
Moonbeam McSwine
Wife
Dancer
Margaret Baxter
Singer
Chad Block
Hairless Joe
Dancer
Don Braswell
Singer
Marc Breaux
Romeo Scragg
Dr. Schleifitz
Crony
Dancer
Joan Cherof
Singer
Pat Creighton
Wife
Singer
Grover Dale
Dancer
Lanier Davis
President
State Department Man
Colonel
Secretary
Singer
Lillian D'Honau
Wife
Dancer
Bonnie Evans
Wife
Dancer
Joyce Gladmond
Singer
Jan Gunnar
Ensemble
Bern Hoffman
Earthquake McGoon
Hope Holiday
Wife
Singer
Maureen Hopkins
Dancer
Jane House
Singer
James Hurst
Clem Scragg
Radio Commentator
Singer
James J. Jeffries
Butler
Lucky Kargo
Ensemble
Robert Karl
Dancer
Barbara Klopfer
Dancer
Mario Lamm
Ensemble
Ralph Linn
Dr. Krogmeyer
Crony
Dancer
Tina Louise
Appassionata Von Climax
Richard Maitland
Government Man
Dancer
Jack Matthew
Crony
Radio Commentator
Secretary
Singer
Robert McClure
Crony
Radio Commentator
Secretary
Singer
Anthony Mordente
Lonesome Polecat
Dancer
Reed Morgan
Ensemble
Al Nesor
Evil Eye Fleagle
Oran Osburn
Mayor Dawgmeat
Singer
Tom Panko
Dancer
Louise Pearl
Singer
Christy Peterson
Dancer
George Reeder
Colonel
Dr. Smithborn
Crony
Secretary
Dancer
George Ritner
Singer
Anthony Saverino
Alf Scragg
Singer
Jeanette Scovotti
Singer
Sharon Shore
Dancer
Ted Thurston
Senator Phogbound
Aldo Ventura
Ensemble
Rebecca Vorno
Dancer
Robert Weinsko
Ensemble
Deedee Wood
Wife
Dancer
Understudies: Bob Barry (Pappy Yokum), Lanier Davis (Dr. Rasmussen T. Finsdale, Senator Phogbound), Lillian D'Honau (Stupefyin' Jones), Joyce Gladmond (Daisy Mae), Hope Holiday (Mammy Yokum), James Hurst (L'il Abner), James J. Jeffries (Marryin' Sam, Senator Phogbound), Robert Karl (Evil Eye Fleagle), Ralph Linn (Available Jones), Oran Osburn (Earthquake McGoon, Gen. Bullmoose) and Deedee Wood (Appassionata Von Climax)
Tony Award®
winner 1957 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Edith Adams
1957 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Alvin Colt
winner 1957 Best Choreography [winner]
Michael Kidd
Theatre World
winner 1958 Award [recipient]
Wynne Miller
winner 1957 Award [recipient]
Peter Palmer
music by Gene de Paul; lyrics by Johnny Mercer
ACT 1 Sung By
A Typical Day Dogpatchers
If I Had My Druthers L'il Abner and Cronies
If I Had My Druthers (Reprise) Daisy Mae
Jubilation T. Cornpone Marryin' Sam and Dogpatchers
Rag Offen the Bush Dogpatchers
Namely You Daisy Mae and L'il Abner
Unnecessary Town L'il Abner, Daisy Mae and Dogpatchers
What's Good for General Bullmoose Secretaries
The Country's in the Very Best of Hands L'il Abner and Marryin' Sam
Sadie Hawkins Day (Ballet) Dogpatchers
ACT 2 Sung By
Oh Happy Day Dr. Finsdale, Dr. Smithborn, Dr. Krogmeyer and Dr. Schleifitz
I'm Past My Prime Daisy Mae and Marryin' Sam
Love in a Home L'il Abner and Daisy Mae
Progress Is the Root of All Evil Gen. Bullmoose
Progress Is the Root of All Evil (Reprise) Gen. Bullmoose
Put 'Em Back Wives
Namely You (Reprise) Daisy Mae
The Matrimonial Stomp Marryin' Sam and Dogpatchers
Finale Entire Company